Supreme Court Health Care Hearings (photos)

April 5, 2012

This week the Supreme Court heald hearings on the constitutionality of President Obama’s signature health care law, which attracted the attention of proponents of both sides of the issue. View our photos of the activity surrounding the Court on March 27-28 by clicking on the photo icons below. (photos by Jeff Malet)

View additional photos by clicking here. [gallery ids="100706,100693,100692,100691,100690,100689,100688,100687,100686,100685,100694,100695,100696,100705,100704,100703,100702,100701,100700,100699,100698,100697,100684,100683,100670,100669,100668,100667,100666,100665,100664,100663,100662,100671,100672,100673,100682,100681,100680,100679,100678,100677,100676,100675,100674,100661" nav="thumbs"]

Blossom Kite Festival (photos)


It was perfect flying weather as hundreds of kites of various shapes and sizes populated the skies over the National Mall on Saturday, March 31. The Blossom Kite Festival, formerly the Smithsonian Kite Festival, is an annual kite event usually held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in late March during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. View our photos of the event by clicking on the photo icons below. (All photos by Jeff Malet).

View additional photos by clicking here. [gallery ids="120383,120291,120284,120276,120269,120261,120253,120246,120239,120298,120306,120313,120374,120366,120359,120351,120343,120336,120329,120321,120232,120225,120216,120120,120112,120392,120103,120398,120403,120095,120410,120128,120136,120144,120207,120199,120191,120184,120176,120168,120161,120152,100711" nav="thumbs"]

HBO’s ‘Game Change’ Stars Walk the Red Carpet at the Newseum (photos)

March 15, 2012

Hollywood and politics mixed it up at the Newseum on Thursday, March 8 in Washington DC. for the premier of HBO’s “Game Change” based on the McCain-Palin presidential campaign of 2008. (The movie opened nationally on HBO on the following Saturday.) View our photos as the stars, the writers and the director of the film walked the red carpet by clicking on the photo icons below. (photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="100531,119857,119865,119873,119882,119890,119899,119909,119919,119849,119840,119958,119805,119951,119813,119944,119823,119937,119832,119928" nav="thumbs"]

Thousands Gather in DC for Pro Israel AIPAC Policy Conference (Photos)

March 12, 2012

Over 13,000 gathered for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C. on March 4-6, 2012. AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is a pro-Israel lobby group. Speakers included Presdent Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Shimon Peres and many of the GOP Presidential Candidates. View our pictures by clicking on the photo icons below. [gallery ids="100525,119337,119330,119354,119321,119361,119313,119367,119305,119374,119346" nav="thumbs"]

George Washington’s Birthday Parade in Alexandria (photos)

March 8, 2012

What is billed as the “Largest Parade Celebrating Washington’s Birthday in the USA” kicked off in Old Town Alexandria on President’s Day, February 20, 2012. See our photos of the bands, floats, reenactment units and George Washington himself by clicking on the photo icons below.

View additional photos by clicking here.
[gallery ids="100509,118621,118629,118637,118647,118657,118665,118673,118681,118689,118698,118707,118716,118725,118734,118743,118753,118613,118604,118594,118790,118490,118783,118776,118501,118770,118509,118518,118527,118536,118544,118553,118561,118569,118577,118585,118763" nav="thumbs"]

‘Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press’ Exhibit Opens at the Newseum (photos)

March 1, 2012

Every four years, Americans elect a president, and candidates and reporters face off on the campaign trail. On Feb. 17, just in time for Presidents’ Day weekend, the Newseum is opening a new election year exhibit, “Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press” featuring 120 artifacts from elections past. The exhibit will be open through the next inauguration day and will close Jan. 27, 2013. It is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and The Washington Examiner. A 250,000-square-foot interactive museum of news, the Newseum is located at the intersection of Pennsyvania Ave. and Sixth St., NW, in Washington, D.C. View our photos of the exhibit by clicking on the photo icons below. [gallery ids="100494,117933,117945,117956,117961,117969,117977,117985,117993,118001,118009,118017,117924,117913,117901,118053,117829,118045,117840,118039,117852,118033,117861,117869,117880,117891,118025" nav="thumbs"]

Conservatives Gather in DC for CPAC 2012 (photos)

February 16, 2012

Thousands of Conservative activists from around the country gathered at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on February 9-11 for the three day Conservative Political Action Committe, also known as CPAC 2012. Most of the major Republican candidates and conservative leaders were on hand with one unifying mission, defeating President Obama in November. View our photos by clicking on the photo icons below.

View additional photos by clicking here.
[gallery ids="100492,117638,117648,117657,117665,117674,117682,117691,117701,117709,117717,117727,117737,117745,117630,117621,117613,117784,117777,117523,117769,117535,117762,117545,117557,117565,117576,117585,117593,117603,117754" nav="thumbs"]

Clint Eastwood Receives Medal, Opens New Warner Bros. 3-D Theater at Smithsonian American History Museum (photos)

February 13, 2012

At a special ceremony marking the opening of the new Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian presented Clint Eastwood with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal in honor of Eastwood’s contribution to the American Experience through film. The Warner Bros. Theater is a modern facility with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, incuding 3-D capability, made possible by a $5 million donation by Warner Bros. Entertainmemt. Barry Meyer, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros., and US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) were on hand for the ceremony. View our photos of the ceremony by clicking on the photo icons below. (photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="100482,117113,117105,117098,117089,117081,117070,117061,117053,117043,117035,117130,117026,117136,117142,117017,117148,117122" nav="thumbs"]

Hoyas Defeat Rutgers in Final Seconds (photos)

February 8, 2012

Otto Porter scored the final six points helping the 10th ranked Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team avoid an upset by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a defensive battle at the Verizon Center on Saturday, January 21, 2012. The Hoyas improved their record to 16-3. Porter’s pair of free throws with 8.5 seconds left sealed the victory. The Hoyas made only 12 field goals, which is tied for the fewest in a college basketball victory this season. The Scarlet Knights had one final chance, but freshman guard Eli Carter’s jumper hit the back of the rim and bounced out as a time expired. [gallery ids="100472,115957,115961,115965,115969,115973,115977,115981,115985,115989,115993,115997,116001,116005,116009,116013,115953,115949,115945,116026,115896,116023,116020,115901,115905,115909,115913,115917,115921,115925,115929,115933,115937,115941,116017" nav="thumbs"]

Chinese New Year Parade (photos)

February 2, 2012

The Chinese-American community celebrated the Year of the Dragon with a parade that attracted thousands to the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington DC. The celebration, which took place on Sunday, January 29, 2012, included a dragon dance, a lion dance, kung fu demonstrations and the lighting of a giant firecracker. View our photos of the event by clicking on one of the icons below.

[gallery ids="116959,116840,116830,116821,116812,116802,116795,116786,116777,116769,116760,116848,116857,116866,116950,116941,116934,116925,116917,116909,116902,116895,116887,116877,116752,116742,116610,116602,116594,116585,116966,116576,116972,116976,116566,116983,116619,116629,116637,116735,116727,116717,116708,116697,116688,116677,116669,116658,116649,100478" nav="thumbs"]