Sen. Robert Byrd’s knowledge of Senate history and precedent laced his floor speeches, informed his strategy as a party leader, and was an encyclopedic resource to his colleagues.
Elena Kagan, if confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, would shift the balance dramatically – with three women and a Jewish-Catholic bloc. So would the high court look like We the People?
Gen. Benedict Arnold, 1780: This infamous Revolutionary War general became synonymous with treason when he tried to hand over his command post, the American fort at West Point, N.Y., to the British. After the plot was exposed, Arnold joined the British Army as a brigadier general. Arnold is seen here in a copy of an engraving by John Trumbull made in 1879.
A survey by Entertainment Weekly magazine named Homer Simpson the greatest character created for film or television during the past 20 years, beating out Harry Potter.
Failing to repair and keep afloat the USS Olympia, a heroic ship of the Spanish-American War, would say a lot about America’s priorities.
African-American Civil War Memorial: Located in Northwest Washington, D.C., this memorial is dedicated to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the Civil War. It features “The Spirit of Freedom,” a bronze circular sculpture, and a plaque carved with the names of those who served in the war.
Next time you're worried about the euro or Greek debt, look at these six top global crises.
President Barack Obama spoke at the historically black Hampton University on Sunday, saying that education is the responsibility of all Americans.
Gen. George Custer for US president? Not if Ulysses S. Grant could help it.