Government

Celebrating National Parks Week

President Barack Obama and his family hike on Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park in Maine, July 16, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The White House - Did you know that there are nearly 400 national parks across our country? That’s right!  And this week we celebrate all of them.  From the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg, the Virgin Islands to Hawaii Volcanoes – each of our parks is a place to explore, learn and be active. And this week, they are all free!

Humor Is a Double-Edged Sword for Politicians


Timothy Wall, COLUMBIA, Mo.
— In the late 19th century, the corrupt political career of William “Boss” Tweed suffered serious blows from the cartoonist, Thomas Nast. Recently, a senior aide to Republican contender Mitt Romney made a comment about an Etch-A-Sketch that fueled comedians’ commentary.

Changes in Energy Tax Credits May Be a Surprise

Brad Fischer, COLUMBIA, Mo. – Since 2005, Americans have benefitted from income tax credits promoting energy efficiency.

However, a University of Missouri tax expert says those credits have changed recently, which could lead to a surprise for some filers.

The President and First Lady Welcome the St. Louis Cardinals

First Lady Michelle Obama reacts to a joke by President Barack Obama as the President and Mrs. Obama welcome the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals to the White House to honor the team and their 2011 World Series victory, in the East Room, Jan. 17, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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