Visitors to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate -- if they can escape the crowds of tourists and explore the outer reaches of the grounds -- often marvel at the serenity found so close to Old Town Alexandria and downtown Washington. The original estate was even larger, surrounded by undeveloped land.
Fresh off his more animated debate performance, President Obama joked Wednesday that he is still trying to get the hang of the face-to-face showdowns with Mitt Romney, even as the Republican nominee said Mr. Obama appears to be "running on fumes" in the run-up to Nov. 6.
Politically charged patriot and country music star Hank Williams Jr. is pining to get into talk radio. Pro-America and pro-military Mr. Williams will be producing "Loud and Rowdy," a trio of two-hour specials to air in the weeks before Election Day, offering up news of the day, politics, music and just plain "speaking his mind," a spokeswoman tells Inside the Beltway.
Mitt Romney sidestepped questions Wednesday about whether he would have signed the National Defense Authorization Act that authorizes the indefinite detention of terror suspects, including American citizens, saying he didn't have enough information on the law.
A Sunday night shooting involving two police officers and two men in Mount Vernon left one man dead, officials said.
It was a little like the old days without electricity Wednesday, as the nation's capital region celebrated Independence Day the better part of a week into a widespread blackout that left millions of residents sweltering in 90-plus degree heat without air conditioning.
Despite torrid heat, high humidity and lingering power outages and storm damage, the Washington area rang in the nation's 237th year as planned Wednesday.
Having set a world record, George Washington's personal copy of the Constitution is heading home.
When a book containing George Washington's personal copies of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights was first sold at a Philadelphia auction house in 1876, it was purchased for $13 — about $277 in today's value. Times have changed.