President Obama hasn't won big praise – but also apparently hasn't polarized the public deeply – with his handling of the turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., after a black teen was killed by a white police officer.
'I do not think it is presidential to be splashed with ice water,' Bush says in a video before being doused ... and then challenging another former president, Bill Clinton. President Obama has been challenged but so far has declined.
Mitch McConnell, in a tight reelection race, says if he becomes Senate majority leader, he wouldn't rule out shutting down the government in a showdown with President Obama.
Former House majority leader Tom DeLay was once prosecuted by the same unit that has now indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
The presidential election is still more than two years away, but appearing at this political sizzler is a totally logical move for Hillary Clinton. Chalk it up as the latest sign of a likely White House run.
Lots of folks, liberals included, think the charges are thin at best and spurious at worst. Also, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not running from the publicity around the indictment so much as trying to spin it to his advantage.
Sen. Rand Paul said that police moves in Ferguson 'resemble war' and that anyone who thinks that race, even inadvertently, doesn't 'skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention.'
Any hint of policy disagreement between potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and President Obama is grist for pundit comment – whether or not it amounts to what one calls 'a nothingburger.'
Hillary Clinton has had strong words for President Obama's foreign policy lately, but it's almost required for former administration officials considering the presidency to mark policy differences with former bosses.
In his unvetted, emotional goodbye to supporters, Richard Nixon expressed, in a phrase, the failing that led to his own downfall: 'Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.'
Forty years ago, a Republican delegation led by Barry Goldwater told Richard Nixon he had lost almost all his remaining support in Congress. The next day, he resigned.
Mike Huckabee, a potential Republican presidential candidate, plays both sides, saying he backs impeaching President Obama but that it's not politically feasible.
The inventive Stephen Colbert made the Hillary Clinton stop-by more than a boring recitation of difficult foreign policy choices. He began by 'criticizing' her new book as 600-plus pages of name-dropping.
Pro-immigration activists tried to embarrass a hardline tea party Republican eating lunch with Sen. Rand Paul Monday. Senator Paul fled the scene quickly. As a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, he's in a tough spot on immigration.
When it comes to public confidence in US institutions, Congress has had the bottom of the barrel to itself for years. But, curiously, Americans haven't said they wanted to get rid of their own member of Congress – until now.
Hillary Clinton has earned $12 million since leaving the State Department in early 2013, says a Bloomberg News report. Though GOP officials are gleefully sharing this story on social media, here's why the issue of her wealth is likely to fade.
The Iowa trip by Gov. Chris Christie hinted that voter uproar over Bridge-gate has faded, at least for now. But new surveys indicate some continuing challenges for the New Jersey governor.