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.
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."
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.