STORM TRACKER The Tornado that Saved Washington
It was on August 24, 1814 that British troops occupied Washington,D.C.and set fire to many of the public buildings in the still relatively new national capital, including the presidential mansion. Man... Posted on 8/19/11 at 12:38 PM
It was a bold response to skyrocketing health insurance premiums. President Barack Obama would give federal authorities the power to block unreasonable rate hikes. Yet, when Democrats unveiled the final, incarnation of their health care bill this week, the proposal was nowhere to be found.
Just when President Barack Obama is striving to unite Democratic lawmakers for one last push to pass his health care overhaul, the divisive politics of abortion threaten to tear the party apart. At issue is a Senate health care bill House Democrats are being asked to approve in a complicated maneuver seen as Obama’s last chance to get sweeping legislation expanding coverage and revamping the health insurance market.
The man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon had a history of mental illness and had become so erratic that his parents reached out to local authorities weeks ago and warned them that their son was unstable and might have a gun, authorities said today. It’s still unclear why John Patrick Bedell opened fire Thursday at the Pentagon entrance and shot and wounded two police officers before he was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire. The two officers were hospitalized briefly with minor injuries.
One of the two – Founding Farmers – is profitable and winning honors, including being named one of the nation’s 50 best new restaurants in 2009 by Travel+Leisure magazine. The other restaurant – Farmers & Fishers, originally known as Agraria – continues to lose money.
One of the D.C. sniper’s ex-wives said today that she has fully healed from the abusive marriage she endured with him and is helping her children cope with knowing their dad won’t be a part of their lives.
The subway train that plowed into another stopped train, killing nine people and injuring scores of others in the nation’s capital, was part of an aging fleet that federal officials had sought to phase out because of safety concerns, an investigator said today.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty capped a personally momentous week with a politically enterprising trip to Washington on Friday, squeezing in at least three speeches and a couple of interviews about his future plans.
Washington’s iconic buildings and monuments provided the backdrop Tuesday for what may someday be looked upon as a landmark gathering of city, county, state and federal officials to tackle a single yet important topic: protecting the Red River Valley from flooding.
Senior citizens receiving Social Security would get a bonus payment of $300 under the Senate version of President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan. The measure includes tax cuts and spending proposals totaling $355 billion under the plan released today by Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., in anticipation of a panel vote Tuesday. It will be paired with about $350 billion in further spending proposed by the Appropriations Committee on the Senate floor.
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