November 22, 2013 John F. Kennedy redefined the art of campaigning. Thanks to him, televised debates took on greater prominence, and primaries grew in strategic importance.
November 13, 2013 Obama administration's high tech officials to get the Issa treatment over Obamacare... Healthcare.gov is likely to running smoothly by November's end as promised... the health care law allegedly helped kill the immigration overhaul.
November 8, 2013 The recent history of White House apologies teaches us a lesson: Being president means never having to say you're sorry. At least not in a convincing, soulful, direct way.
November 5, 2013 Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the hotly contested Virginia governor's race, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who was supported by the Tea Party.
September 27, 2013 If the government shuts down next week, hundreds of thousands of federal employees could be temporarily forced out of their jobs. In 1996, President Clinton sought to highlight the impact of such a shutdown by telling the story of one heroic federal worker.
August 28, 2013 The hulking marble presence of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, didn't really make up for the lack of a living, breathing GOP official. Not one spoke at the "Let Freedom Ring" event at the Lincoln Memorial, site of King's 1963 speech, though some were invited.
August 7, 2012 Mitt Romney's campaign charged President Obama with weakening work requirements for welfare recipients by offering waivers to the law. But Obama's campaign says that, as Massachusetts governor, Romney requested waivers as well.
May 8, 2012 In a speech in Lansing, Mich. in which he talked up his approach to the economy while disparaging President Obama's, Mitt Romney gave Bill Clinton a surprising rhetorical embrace considering the thought of the 42nd president still causes many Republicans' blood pressure to rise.
January 9, 2012 A former White House pastry chef says President Bill Clinton had a "scary" appetite and could eat fiver or six pork chops.
November 15, 2011 For many years, Chelsea Clinton refused to be interviewed by the press. Now that she's joined their ranks, as a special correspondent for NBC News, many in the news industry have reacted with a figurative eye-roll at the irony.
September 26, 2011 Herman Cain, who won the Florida Straw Poll over the weekend, is no newbie when it comes to showing up career politicians. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was just the latest one to be Hermanized by the former Godfather's pizza company CEO. In 1994, President Bill Clinton had an encounter with Cain in which many conservatives believe the Man from mozzarella got the best of the Man from Hope.
May 26, 2011 It was more than passing strange when former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday the nation could endure a short debt default without calamity. Democratic policymakers have said as with one voice that default is unthinkable. It's Republicans who've downplayed a U.S. default.