We dug back in our archives to bring you some of our favorite old time photos photos from the nation’s capital — from Georgetown to the Metro stations to the Tidal Basin, and even a few glances of the city from the sky.
Look back at photos taken by official White House photographers in 2013 with commentary from Pete Souza.
South Africa’s first black president and renowned anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela died Thursday at age 95.
Five living U.S. presidents met in Dallas for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Browse pictures of the festivities surrounding the official start to President Obama’s second term, including inaugural balls and the week of preparations in Washington, D.C.
From holding babies to campaign pins and signs and hanging out with the kids on the couch, a side-by-side photo comparison of U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s next president despite clashes between helmeted riot police and anti-Putin protestors outside the Kremlin back in May 2012. This is Putin’s third stint as president, previously he was serving as Prime Minister.
Politics aside however, Vladimir Putin’s antics outside of the Kremlin, from adrenaline filled Judo practices to sultry shirtless horseback riding, have earned him the title of one of the most interesting men in the world. Mostly recently, he soared to new heights by flying with cranes. Here’s a look at the Russian leader in recent years.
Bill Clinton defends Obama’s record, rallies Democrats on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton rallied Democrat supporters on Day 2 of the DNC convention, delivering an electrifying speech in defense of Barack Obama’s record on economy, healthcare and jobs, while criticizing Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s agenda.
“President Obama started with a much weaker economy than I did,” Clinton said. “Listen to me, now. No president — no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years.”
He even offered a laugh or two, “And by the way, after last night, I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama.”
According to Twitter, Clinton saw the highest spike in tweets per minute towards the end of his speech at 22,087.
Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention continued on the fashionable suede heels of Michelle Obama’s energizing speech. Notable appearances included former employees at companies controlled by Mitt Romney’s Bain Capitol, President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Democrats kicked off Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention, launching the re-election of President Obama ahead of the 2012 election, and convincing voters why they are ‘better off.’
The night was capped by a rousing speech from First Lady Michelle Obama who urged voters to give President Barack Obama another four years to fix the country. “Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it,” Obama said, “and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love.”
Speakers also included San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and actor and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Kal Penn.