Four million visitors annually flock to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to view such priceless national treasures as the top hat Abraham Lincoln wore the night of his assassination and a military uniform donned by George Washington.
China's nuclear arsenal poses the most serious "mortal threat" to the United States among nation states, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate on Thursday.
Ominous news from around the world caused stocks to plummet on Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to the worst one-day drop in seven months.
David Holt pointed out in "Beltway politics is road to energy poverty" (Commentary, Monday), "Now is the time to leverage America's wealth of natural resources to improve the direction of our national energy policy." It is not only our national energy policy that must be improved, but our policy relating to the exploration and production of hard minerals from the federal estate.
Even if we tapped every single source of oil in the United States, we would still be heavily dependent on imported oil ("Obama's energy transformation," Comment & Analysis, Monday). We simply cannot drill our way out of the energy crisis.
The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he will give up his political role in the Tibetan government-in-exile and shift that power to an elected representative, as the 76-year-old Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader struggles with growing worries about who will succeed him when he dies.
A surge in oil prices helped push imports up at the fastest pace in 18 years in January, giving the country the largest trade deficit in six months.
Each morning over the past several weeks, Americans have watched gasoline and diesel prices skyrocket, igniting worries about the potential for a record-setting spring and summer of high fuel and food costs. Prices have not spiked this quickly since Hurricane Katrina in 2005; in fact, we are experiencing the second highest weekly spike in prices since 1990, according to the Energy Information Administration.
President Obama on Wednesday nominated Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as ambassador to China. If confirmed by the Senate, he would be the first Chinese-American to hold the sensitive post.