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  1. Heart and Soul: The Language, Art, and Heart of ParisRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 14 | The Huffington Post

    "The Sea," a painting by the author of sculptor Daniel Chester French 's symbolic sculpture at the heart of Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.--a city modeled on Paris I've been a francophile to a certain degree as far back as I can remember. As with my decisions to pursue writing and painting, my decision to study French as far back as seventh grade was a consciously irrational, but necessary, decision.


  2. 'Russia Today' Creator Found Dead In Washington HotelRead the original story

    Friday Nov 6 | The Huffington Post

    Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who helped found the English-language news service Russia Today, has been found dead in an upscale Washington hotel room. The Russian Embassy in Washington on Friday confirmed the death of Lesin, whose body was discovered Thursday.


  3. Huffpost Hill - Debt Ceiling Is Stucco Kind, Treasury SaysRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2015 | Switched

    Jeb Bush thinks the country would benefit from a localized recession in Washington, D.C., because nothing closes federal budget deficits like schadenfreude in flyover country. The Treasury Department says there's no way for the U.S. government to avoid defaulting on its debt without Congress raising the debt limit, advising Republicans that creditors won't accept a vial of John Boehner's tears as collateral.


  4. My Half Century in the Nation's CapitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    It was in October 1965 that I arrived in Washington as a 29-year-old correspondent for the St. Paul Pioneer Press & Dispatch and other Ridder Newspapers. I drove from St. Paul with my wife - thankfully the same one as now -- and two-year-old daughter, and it was raining when we arrived.


  5. 14 Striking Images From The Historic 1995 'Million Man March'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    It marked the occasion of the memorable Million Man March , when black Americans from across the country rallied in Washington, D.C. to unify under a mission which aimed to restore and revitalize the black community. It was for what organizer and minister Louis Farrkahan described as the "greatest demonstration in the history of America, of black love, black men coming together."


  6. Chris Christie Doesn't Care About All This House Speaker Drama, ManRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2015 | Switched

    As you may have heard, Washington has, over the past 36 hours, descended into full-scale disarray after Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced he was pulling out of the race to become the next speaker of the House. It's been quite a time: There has been a lot of weeping , a lot of begging , and some people are apparently running with ideas for potential House speaker candidates that we originally wrote up as jokes .


  7. John Calipari Was Super Duper Pumped To See The PopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Switched

    Pope Francis spoke to Congress today as part of his ongoing tour of the United States. While politicians in attendance at Capitol Hill were profoundly moved by his historic address , the basketball coach in the audience may have been the most excited person to see the Pope.


  8. Donald Trump, Presidential Politics and The Art of Disruptive InnovationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    In analyzing the unanticipated success of the Donald J. Trump For President campaign--at least in its early phases--I have found far more insight from a Harvard Business School professor than from any of the legion of established political commentators, consultants and journalists. Clayton Christensen, to the best of my knowledge, has never written specifically on American politics.


  9. Sabotaging Obama's Cuba PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    A key reason for President Obama's success in reaching an accord with Cuba where his ten predecessors failed can be summed up in a single word: respect. Negotiators Ben Rhodes and Ricardo Zuniga understood from the beginning that it was important to treat their Cuban counterparts with respect, even in the midst of sharp disagreement.


  10. Pope Francis Will Visit Some Truly Historic Churches In The U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    WASHINGTON When Pope Francis visits the U.S. in September, he'll make stops at prominent churches that have drawn the faithful and the curious for decades. In Washington, he will visit the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.


  11. The Anger and the OutsidersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Two debates down, and just look at those Outsiders go. Look at the Doc and the Face and the Narcissist increase their gains on the 13 other GOP candidates who have all previously held positions in elective office.


  12. Obama's Real Achievement With the Iran DealRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2015 | Switched

    One cannot help but feel sorry for President Barack Obama. After twenty months of painstaking negotiations with Iran and America's coalition partners, hours of hearings on Capitol Hill, countless closed briefings for lawmakers, and scores of articles and opinion pieces about the nuclear deal, few if any have taken note of the President's real achievement: Yes, he has blocked all of Iran's pathways to a bomb.


  13. The Story Behind Hillary Clinton's Mysterious Gefilte Fish EmailRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2015 | Switched

    A mysterious email popped up in the latest tranche of State Department documents released in relation to Hillary Clinton's time at Foggy Bottom. Titled "Gefilte fish," the email was authored by the then-secretary of state and addressed to two top aides.


  14. Environmental Activists Arrested Outside John Kerry's HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Twenty activists protesting an international pipeline expansion project were arrested outside Secretary of State John Kerry's residence in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. on Kerry to block Enbridge Energy from expanding its Alberta Clipper oil sands pipeline, which runs from Canada to Superior, Wisconsin.


  15. Stop Punishing Cuba's People: Lift the EmbargoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    The flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana marks the successful conclusion of what Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno RodrA guez called the "first stage" in the process of normalizing relations. Myriad other issues still divide Washington and Havana, but none is more consequential that the U.S. economic embargo-- or, as the Cubans call it, el bloqueo , the blockade. 5 comments

  16. Death Of A Young Black JournalistRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    On the night of May 27th, Charnice Milton, a twenty-seven-year-old journalist, was heading home from an assignment. She'd stopped to transfer buses in Anacostia, in Washington, D.C., after covering a neighborhood meeting for a Capitol Hill paper called the Hill Rag.


  17. Museums in Minutes: See All of D.C.'s Greatest Artifacts in One DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Framed by the Washington Monument on one side and the U.S. Capitol on the other, the National Mall in Washington DC is a breathtaking, must-do attraction--even if you can't stand politics. That's because lining the streets in between are the Smithsonian museums, a collection of 18 celebrated cultural institutions that are open to the public year around and are completely free.


  18. Fund the U.S. Embassy in HavanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    With the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, the United States has full diplomatic representation in Cuba for the first time in 54 years. But Congressional Republicans, egged on by their party's presidential aspirants, are trying to cripple the embassy's operations by denying it the money it needs to function effectively--a classic case of cutting off your nose to spite your face.


  19. Former Spy Chief Will Address Big Fruit, Just Like Old TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Michael Hayden, former head of the National Security Agency and the CIA, has found a new audience. He's scheduled to open the 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference, a gathering of the United Fresh Produce Association.


  20. Hillary Clinton Calls Iran Deal An 'Important Moment'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Switched

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called the new deal with Iran an "important moment" and said based on what she knows now it is a step toward curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions. "I think this is an important step that puts the lid on Iran's nuclear programs," the former U.S. secretary of state said.


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