Kennedy didn't actually pardon the turkey, he merely extended its life, producing some great photo ops. It was George H. W. Bush who first offered an actual pardon.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has submitted his resignation to President Obama less than two years after assuming the post, according to media reports.
Minority communities have legitimate concerns about how they are being treated by police, and the president deserves credit for trying to draw our attention to them yet again.
The reality is that presidents increasingly rely on their core political supporters located in the White House office over the input from their Cabinet secretaries. The next Defense secretary will be Obama's No. 4.
The events in Ferguson could be an opportunity for President Obama to make a personal attempt to heal the nation's racial divide. But it’s also possible he would just get in the way.
President Obama joked on Sunday that Americans won't want to hear from him during the 2016 presidential election because he's lost his 'new car smell.' Where does that leave Hillary Rodham Clinton?
President Obama is playing golf Saturday at Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas, one of the most exclusive courses in the world. Retired Yankee great Derek Jeter is on the links with him.
Why did Rep. Nancy Pelosi not face a stronger challenge for House minority leader after her party did so poorly in the midterm elections? Because she has a thankless job.
The Founders imagined Congress as a place were legislators could assemble and collectively shape the bills that would become law. That's not happening anymore. A few powerful people control the process.
Hillary Clinton is way ahead of all other potential Democratic presidential hopefuls. But who knows what Republican she might have to run against – and she might just decide not to run.
What do politicians mean when they say 'elections have consequences'? Often, they're saying that their party just won an election and they want their way – but the pronouncement can come back to bite.
Did the Office of Legal Counsel tell the president Wednesday he couldn’t do what he did on Thursday? That question hangs over Obama's executive action.