August 23, 2013 A dispute over the title This Town has sparked a mini-controversy worthy of Mark Leibovich's book about ego and excess in Washington, D.C.
July 19, 2013 A six year study of NPR's coverage finds that Washington sure enough leads, but there is more national dispersal than imagined. Editors and many of us want still more. See if your state is being dissed. Someone seems to be messing with Texas in particular (and Florida).
Newtown, Conn., residents Darren Wagner and Georgia Monaghan traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the gun control rally on Saturday.
January 26, 2013 The gun control rally Saturday on the National Mall was organized after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 children died.
Voters these days often reward politicians who sit at either end of the ideological spectrum while punishing those seen as compromisers.
October 1, 2012 It's easy to blame politicians for failing to set aside differences and work together. But many political scientists believe that voters share the blame. Americans increasingly view the world through separate, partisan lenses and have turned compromise into a political liability.
June 6, 2012 If you own a home in the U.S., if you have a mortgage, you can deduct the interest you pay on that mortgage from your taxes. It's a popular, well-entrenched policy. But according to one policy adviser in Washington, "the mortgage-interest deduction ... makes no sense."
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A young woman poses for a portrait at the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C., in celebration of the 100th annual National Cherry Blossom Festival.
March 23, 2012 Photos of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., celebrates its centennial in full bloom.
May 2, 2011 The announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces sparked large celebrations in New York and Washington, the epicenters of the Sept. 11 attacks.
March 3, 2010 This morning, same-sex couples lined up outside the D.C. Superior Court to apply for marriage licenses.
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