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Pop Quiz: Fun Facts from Inauguration Days Gone By

On Monday, President Obama will be inaugurated again, and an estimated 800,000 people will descend on Washington, D.C., for the occasion. To get yourself ready for the festivities, take this little quiz that features some high and low points from America's 57 inaugurations.

Pop Quiz: What Were the Most Expensive Affairs in History?

The recent revelation of Gen. David Petraeus' affair cost him a promising political career. But in the grand history of marital infidelity, it barely warrants a footnote. If you want to see where Petraeus ranks when it comes to expensive affairs, take our quiz.

Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?

It's the question every incumbent up for reelection has had to answer since challenger Ronald Reagan first posed it to President Jimmy Carter in 1980. But in this 2012 campaign, the answer is not so simple, for all the rhetoric on both sides.

Economy by the Numbers: Are We Better Off Than We Were in 2008?

This fall, as Americans prepare to mark their ballots, Republicans are hoping that voters' minds will be focused on one (and only one) simple question: Are you better off today than you were four years ago? Unfortunately for the GOP, the answer isn't quite as clear as they'd like.

Bidding for Authors: When Books Sell at Auction

To those outside the publishing industry, the deals that get covered in the press might give the impression that book auctions are as rare as solar eclipses. In fact, they happen with remarkable regularity. But that doesn't mean they're any less nerve-wracking for authors.

Obama Administration to Install Solar Panels on White House

Next spring, the First Family will begin to receive solar electricity and solar-heated water from a new solar system that will be installed on the roof of the White House as part of the Obama administration's effort to showcase American solar power technology.

Did the Atlantic City Hilton Bet Wrong on Bill Clinton?

The struggling Jersey Shore casino has booked the former president on July 23 as part of its speaker series , but plenty of seats are still available. Why would Clinton even want to appear there? And do people think he'll say that he hasn't said already?