| Feb 17, 2011
While visiting Washington and its surroundings, why not eat like a president — at new economy prices, of course. Here are a few local spots with tasty food good enough for President Barack Obama and his family:
Ben's Chili Bowl...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:14 PM
What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is.
The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 11:41 AM
First lady Michelle Obama sets the tone in trends with what she wears — and the way she gardens.
The president's wife, who planted vegetables on the south lawn of the White House shortly after the family moved in, has revamped this year's garden by...
| Apr 15, 2011
It's ironic that Republicans in Congress blast Michelle Obama for her initiative on obesity and healthy eating because "government should stay out of our personal lives" -- yet they continue to inject said government when it concerns a woman's right to...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 10:21 AM
"What the heck went wrong?" That, apparently, is the question roiling the environmental community as it realizes that the fight against climate change has fizzled.
As Brad Plumer writes in the New Republic, everything was looking great in 2008 for a...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Friday mornings at 4 a.m. generally find me asleep, but this week I'll be among the thousands of Anglophiles glued to my television for the "wedding of the century."
At 25, I've spent the better part of my adult life either in Europe or wishing I was...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Give me a break. The first lady can't even grow a vegetable garden or warn of the dangers of childhood obesity without some Republican creep getting their nose out of joint or complaining about the excesses of government. To these old eyes the first...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 3:21 PM
If you are sending a message to Americans about what we should be eating, it makes more sense to entice us with a plate rather than a pyramid.
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack followed that logic when they unveiled...
| May 14, 2011
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot unveiled an ambitious initiative this week aimed at improving the overall health of Baltimore citizens by 2015. It sets practical goals for reducing the most serious health risks and acknowledges that...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 5:37 PM
— First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster Thursday for pledging to cut calories and sodium at its restaurants over the next 10 years.
Speaking at the Olive Garden, a restaurant known for its all-you-...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Jill Rosen went to Michelle Obama's Olive Garden press conference. "I didn't even get a breadstick," Rosen said, but she did hear the first lady commend the Darden Group's pledge to reduce sodium on fat on its menus.
Here's Rosen's story. You can...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:12 PM
After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment.
State Democrats expressed near-...