Nuns on the Bus, a tour of Catholic congregations in nine states, made its final stop in D.C. on Monday, where the participating Catholic sisters held a rally for their cause, a fight agains the Republican budget plan put forward by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. The nuns say the proposal will hurt families struggling to make ends meet in a difficult economy.
July 2, 2012Sister Diane Donoghue, left, founder of Esperanza Community Housing Corp. in Los Angeles, and Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice lobbying group NETWORK, greet supporters after wrapping up a nine-state bus tour and finishing a rally in Washington on Monday. They rallied at the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society to protest Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan. They say the plan favors wealthy U.S. citizens through tax breaks and neglects the needs of people struggling to survive. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.