The White House correspondents' dinner is about the hippest thing going, by D.C. standards. The host is always a big deal. So what does Conan O'Brien bring to the table?
Vice President Joe Biden told a questioner on a Facebook chat that a shotgun works as well as a semi-automatic weapon for self-defense. The comment is not wrong, but it's curious.
First college to raise $1B in 2012: Stanford University was first in US fund raising for the eighth year in a row. Stanford raised $1.035 billion. How did other colleges do? Harvard University brought in $650 million, Yale University - $544 million, and the University of Southern California got $492 million.
The across-the-board cuts scheduled to take place at the end of next week would make most of President Obama's second-term priorities even harder, if not impossible, to achieve.
A focus of American resources on Asia was a major priority when Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of State. But it is unclear if John Kerry will follow her approach exactly, many regional analysts say.