| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:02 PM
In some important ways, the last month or so has seen some impressive advances for President Barack Obama. Under ordinary circumstances, his success so far at staring down Syrian dictator Bashar Assad over chemical weapons and then his rebuff of the House...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — After months of insisting the House should take up the comprehensive immigration bill that passed the Senate in June, President Obama changed tactics Thursday and said he might consider GOP proposals to overhaul separate parts of the...
| Oct 31, 2013
"Free Birds" is more proof, as if 2013 needed it, that Hollywood has almost killed the animated goose that laid the golden egg.
No matter that in this case the goose is a turkey. You didn't need to be told that. But a year that has produced the clever...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Even when it was just an architectural glimmer in the eye of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, the desert estate where President Barack Obama will greet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday was never in danger of being confused with a mere vacation house....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
I'm walking from Camp David to the White House starting Friday — 100 miles in the July heat. I'm doing this to honor the 19 firefighters who died fighting a wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., on June 30. These men died particularly horrifying deaths...
| Oct 18, 2013
Scandal Season 3 recap Episode 3 – “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington” The episode picks up where the last one ended, with Olivia (Kerry Washington) searching for the now-missing Huck (Guillermo Diaz). She tried to call him, but he ignored...
| Oct 4, 2013
Scandal Season 3 recap: Episode 1 — “It's Handled” By Sterling Silver III Scandal Season 3 started with Vanessa Chandler (Jennifer Peo) reporting the affair between the president (Tony Goldwyn) and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)....
| May 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
Anyone with a pile of money can build a big pile of a house, and back in the day, that's what you did. (See, for instance, "Downton Abbey.") But during the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less...
| Feb 17, 2011
Before Camp David, there was a quiet presidential retreat just three miles from downtown Washington. The hidden treasure, now known as President Lincoln's Cottage, actually served as an escape for Presidents Buchanan, Hayes and Arthur, too.
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Take a picture, it'll last longer – much longer than any president's stay in the White House.
A recent exhibit at the National Geographic Museum is proof. With dozens of stunning photographs, "The President's...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 2:04 PM
When revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt erupted earlier this year quickly forced out long-time autocratic rulers, many in the West hoped that the pro-democracy demonstrations there would unleash a tidal wave of change across the Arab world. To an extent,...