September 22, 2010 Conservative critics are already saying that the president's really talking about a "bargain" — that American's shouldn't overreact to terrorist attacks.
September 22, 2010 A new book from the legendary journalist offers reports of infighting and policy disputes inside the administration as the president and his advisers debated what to do in Afghanistan.
September 13, 2010 ANALYSIS: It's a bipartisan question. Democrats are struggling to decide whether to the support the president's latest stimulus plan. Republicans have a debate brewing in their ranks too.
September 9, 2010 Some say the news media have given the story too much attention. But as it comes to a climax on Saturday, what will you do? Follow developments closely or ignore them?
September 1, 2010 Caught as he is in the backwash of Bush's agenda and the backlash against his own, the president wanted the country to hear a few other things he has on his mind.
August 20, 2010 They're three little words that fit perfectly on cable TV news screens — the screaming tabloid headlines of our time. That they're inaccurate and misleading doesn't seem to matter.
August 9, 2010 This summer, federal judges have once again been horning in on issues of great interest and high stakes. Gay marriage. Immigration. The health care law. State-federal legal battles are on the rise.
August 3, 2010 The Senate minority leader knows his November battle plan probably works better the simpler he can keep it. Complicating it by comparing the Obama agenda with an actual alternative agenda might only muddy the waters.
July 29, 2010 President Barack Obama makes a cameo in the new Madden NFL 11 video game. If you make the Super Bowl, you get to meet him.
June 18, 2010 NPR's "Battleground Poll" not only shows that Republicans may make gains, but also the power of gerrymandered districts in today's political debate.
June 16, 2010 The words the president chose to emphasize included "oil," of course. But "clean", "drilling" and "industry" were prominent too.