President Taft deserves a fresh look in 2013 - just not for his connection to the Syrian civil war.
Today it's the president's official guest house. In 1950 it was the site of an assassination attempt.
Three presidential assassination spots are clearly marked. The fourth isn't marked at all - but I may have found it.
Where to start on this macabre trip through the human body and the horrible things that can be done to it?
Here's a theory for you: of all the American presidents, the one most like British superspy James Bond is the 20th president, James Garfield.
How disturbingly fitting that the highest drama in the history of American crime should take place at a theater.
A house says a lot about a person, and that's often the case when the person in question is a president. Gerald Ford's house in Alexandria reveals him to be a suburban dad. A regular guy. Just like you figured, right?
If you're starting your tour of the National Mall at the US Capitol, your first stop as you head west is likely to be the US Grant Memorial. It's probably good to get it out of the way early, cause it's pretty strong stuff.
Theodore Roosevelt's statue did not laugh, however. Instead, it spoke softly – or at least I thought it did. You, it told me, like so many before you, are now mine... I have a special expedition planned for you... we'll leave at once!
The Library of Congress has three main buildings, each named after Founding Fathers. If you've been to one, it's probably the Thomas Jefferson Building, as that's the one where they give tours and have a Magna