A new poll suggests that a majority of Americans would rather hear less form Sarah Palin. But that's never been her audience, and many Republicans still like her.
Howard Baker's strong advice helped Reagan through the Iran-Contra scandal, but he also knew when to back down. He urged dropping the line, 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,' but the words were the president's own, and they stayed.
In his vast and varied career as US senator, White House chief of staff, and ambassador, Howard Baker was rarely away from his camera, which gave him a capacity to observe and reflect on events.
Elizabeth Warren would make a better guardian of the Obama legacy than Hillary Clinton. So runs the argument. But the mainstream media isn't buying it. Here are a few reasons why.
A new poll offers evidence that the trend toward increasingly polarized US politics may be a stronger tidal pull than the desire to stand independent from the parties.
A new study suggests that Americans in both red or blue areas mostly agree about what government should do – even on issues like immigration and Social Security. 'Gridlock in Congress is not driven by the people,' one expert says.
'Kissing congressman' Vance McAllister changes his mind, says he has apologized to voters and 'worked it through with my family.' But this time, he faces widespread Republican opposition.
Hillary Clinton insists she's no Mitt Romney when it comes to appearing out of touch with America's middle class. But she now concedes that her remarks about her own family's financial status were 'inartful.'
With Las Vegas out of the running, we're guessing Dallas. Studies show parties get no boost from the state they pick for conventions, so Republicans might as well meet in GOP-friendly Texas.
The Hillary Clinton wealth flap is still going strong, and some pundits are wondering if she is simply a bad campaigner. Others note that now is the right time to make mistakes.
First lady Michelle Obama said this week that she'd like to see a woman hold the Oval Office 'as soon as possible' – and that she herself has no designs on it, or any other elected position. That kind of narrows the options.
As Hillary Clinton stumbles over her 'dead broke' remark, Joe Biden tells those who might question his ability to empathize with the problems of working people that he's got no stocks, no bonds, and no savings account.
Did Hillary Clinton mean to exclude her family from the ranks of the 'truly well off,' in a remark to The Guardian? Americans will elect very rich presidents. But if she intends to run in 2016, here's why her comments are dangerous.
Before the CIA reportedly produced an Osama bin Laden action figure whose face peeled off to reveal a scary devil, an attempt to frighten children, it was involved in other unusual projects.
By canceling the 'Redskins' trademark on the grounds it is disparaging, the US Patent and Trademark Office has turned Washington pigskin unity into one more bone of contention.
Brett Favre, the legendary NFL quarterback and Mississippi native, is appearing in a US Chamber of Commerce ad to help Sen. Thad Cochran withstand the blitz by his tea-party-backed challenger.