Lighting of national menorah marks the beginning of Hanukkah
December 9th, 2012
07:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Lighting of national menorah marks the beginning of Hanukkah

Washington (CNN) - For more than 20 years, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, the executive vice president of the American Friends of Lubavitch, has presided over the annual event kicking-off Hanukkah in the nation’s capital: the lighting of the National Menorah.
 
The event has become a tradition, going back to 1979 when President Jimmy Carter was still in office.
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Filed under: Religion
March 22nd, 2012
07:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Dole, Baker toasted for embracing bipartisan politics

Washington (CNN) - When expectations of a bipartisan Congress seem like a bygone tradition, two men who embodied leadership often beyond party politics were honored in Washington for their combined century of service.

Senators Bob Dole and Howard Baker served in Congress for nearly 100 years between them.

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Filed under: Bob Dole • Congress
Perception or reality: Why GOP still can't persuade enough blacks to join the party
January 25th, 2012
11:18 AM ET
3 years ago

Perception or reality: Why GOP still can't persuade enough blacks to join the party

Washington (CNN) – At a forum this week focused on recruiting more black Republicans, the message was clear: "We have a sales and marketing problem."

A dozen panelists, including South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott, echoed the sentiment: Amplifying the voice of the black conservative movement has been an uphill climb.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans • Tim Scott
Reagan National unveils statue of namesake
November 1st, 2011
05:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Reagan National unveils statue of namesake

Washington (CNN) – This year, Ronald Reagan would have turned 100 years old. And, as part of many events celebrating his centennial, the airport that bears his name has now unveiled a statue of his likeness.

Travelers entering Terminal A of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will now be greeted by the nine-foot tall bronze statue.
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Filed under: Ronald Reagan • Washington D.C.