Republican Vice Presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Paul Ryan: Wisconsin Roots, Washington Clout

Since his youth, Paul Ryan has shown a knack for eliciting mixed feelings.


Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney introduces him during a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina (Photo Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Ann Romney Proudly Owns Stay-At-Home Mom Image

To the yearbook editors at the all-girl Kingswood School, Ann Lois Davies’ destiny seemed pretty obvious.


U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally August 15, 2012 in Dubuque, Iowa.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

No Longer A Blank Slate: Obama, 4 Years Later

Nearly four years after Barack Obama was elected to the most powerful office in the most powerful country in the world, the question remains: Who is he?


Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a White House Community Leaders Briefing on July 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Veep: A Regular And Not-So-Regular Joe

Washington DC (AP) – After Joe Biden tripped up his boss by voicing support for same-sex marriage while the president remained on the fence, speculation was rampant about whether the remarks were spontaneous or deliberate. […]


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Michelle Obama: The Person And The Persona

She is 5-foot-11 and world famous. Sometimes she inspires awe in her admirers. She has been accused of being the angry type. So when Michelle Obama meets people, she likes to bring things down to earth with a hug.


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Must-Read Books By DC Authors

Known for politics, issues of race and activism, there’s a lot to write about in D.C. Some of D.C.’s own homegrown authors have published famous works. Here are the must-reads and local bookstores to interest any bookworm.


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Maraniss’ Obama Biography Details President’s Pot-Smoking Days

A highly anticipated biography about the life of President Barack Obama, penned by author and journalist David Maraniss, adds detail to Obama’s pot-smoking high school days.