Sen. Marco Rubio had a tough moment Tuesday night when dry mouth intruded on his response to the State of the Union. But in all honesty, the unplanned nature of any little mistake has a certain appeal.
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The inaugural ball is sort of a strange event — it's not really fancy, but everyone treats it like it is. People are determined to have the experience be special, even if the surroundings aren't.
Michelle Obama's bangs recently caused a stir, and so did Kate Middleton's. But surprisingly enough, some of the conflicting, complex expectations of first ladies aren't all that different from those of modern royalty.
Elizabeth Blair finds that presidential impersonations came and went and then came back again, but it's not always easy to find just the right angle on a sitting president — or a challenger.
A new film looking at a possible second term for President Barack Obama is already the sixth-highest-grossing political documentary of all time.
Yesterday, John Edwards became the latest political figure to talk about taking full responsibility for his actions without explaining much about what that might entail.
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to series television in Veep Sunday night on HBO. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the frustrated vice president she plays, why you'll never see the president, and her career in comedy.
President Obama reportedly suggested a book for a possible film adaptation to Harvey Weinstein. But he's not the first president to get involved in Hollywood project planning.
Commentator Eric Deggans says the HBO film Game Change, based on a much-discussed book about the 2008 campaign, may inform the way we see the 2012 election.
Stephen Colbert had a superPAC. Jon Stewart has it now. But they're totally not coordinating with each other — or so they explain when parodying campaign finance laws as part of Colbert's latest operation.
Political figures send out holiday cards just like everyone else. ...Well, maybe not exactly like everyone else.
Stephen Colbert has an answer to the dust-up over Donald Trump hosting a presidential debate.
We can't resist a good game — like telling reality TV quotes from politics quotes.
Emmy-nominated actress Amy Poehler talks to Ari Shapiro about her role as an aspiring local politician on the NBC comedy Parks And Recreation.
HBO's documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words features interviews with activist Gloria Steinem, as well as a wealth of archival footage from the women's movement of the 1960s.