Celebration Begins for Bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

It’s been 200 years since “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written, and from singing it in classrooms to belting it out at sporting events, it’s a part of this country’s fabric. In the honor of the bicentennial, the Smithsonian launched the kickoff of its anniversary celebration.

Robin Hood Tax Would Increase Revenue, Rep. Donna Edwards Says

Proponents argue the financial transaction tax would serve to reign in the high-risk and speculative behavior on Wall Street that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis.

Capitol Hill Car Chase and Shooting Freezes Washington

WASHINGTON — Chaos erupted in Washington, D.C. on Thursday as a dramatic car chase around Capitol Hill left one woman dead and the government on lockdown.

Metro DC Sheds Staid Image to Put Young Designers on Fashion Runway

The nation’s capital has long been known as a place full of stuffy gray suits and neatly pressed ties, but these days, designers are loosening the top button.

DC, Virginia Continue to Spurn Gaming, As Casino Numbers Explode

Neither Virginia nor the District of Columbia has any intention of following Maryland by opening an actual casino.

Meningitis Hearing: Questions of Lawmakers Remain Unanswered

Lawmakers grew extremely frustrated when questions about the meningitis continued to go unanswered today on Capitol Hill.

Democrats and Republicans Come Together to Support Troops

It’s not every day you see Democratic and Republican leaders hanging out at the same party in Washington. But when it comes to supporting the troops for Veterans Day, that’s exactly what they did.

DC Tries to Prepare for Future Emergencies

What did you do when the earthquake struck in August? The 5.9 magnitude quake shook much of the area and even cracked the Washington monument.