The largest construction site at the White House in nearly 60 years has officials complaining about noise and the press corps conjecturing about what's really being built.
US Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue sat down at an April 8 Monitor breakfast to discuss President Obama, the chamber's role in the 2012 election, and how he sees the US surviving as a major economic power.
Leon Panetta, currently CIA director, is a close ally of Vice President Biden. But political realities could prevent him from adopting Mr. Biden's stance on US troops in Afghanistan.
Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck have their theories as to why President Obama released his birth certificate Wednesday. But has anyone considered: It could be great comedic material.
Ben Bernanke held a press conference Wednesday – the first of its kind by a Federal Reserve chief. He said the US economy is improving, but there are few levers the Federal Reserve can pull now to speed up the process.
President Obama releases birth certificate Wednesday morning – the long-form version for which birthers have been clamoring. But it hasn't quieted them.
President Obama just released his birth certificate – the long form, anyway. Is this a victory for The Donald, or is Team Obama playing a more subtle game?
The Federal Reserve's move toward more openness also carries risks. It all hinges on how Ben Bernanke handles the press conference. Says one Fed expert: 'It's all in the execution.'
President Obama released his long-form birth certificate Wednesday, saying the lingering issue, repeatedly raised by Donald Trump, kept the nation 'sidetracked.' The Obama birth certificate reiterates facts already made public about the president.
The Federal Reserve, the institution tasked with guarding the economy against inflation and financial instability, has long made headlines for its words as well as its actions. An utterance from the chairman can help reassure financial markets or raise concerns about the economy. Now the central bank is moving to explain itself more openly in its first-ever formalized press conferences, so the opportunity for Fed officials to make market-moving pronouncements may increase. Here's a look at some moments when a Fed chairman has made waves with his words.
In a crisis that built up over years of paying in too little, Illinois's pensions were only half-funded by 2009, according to a new report. They're the worst offender, but they're not alone.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), says that the full slate of GOP presidential candidates could include some that 'we're not talking about' yet.
As the incumbent, Obama is burdened by three wars and the economy. He's taking nothing for granted for the 2012 presidential election, and is planning victory scenarios that don’t involve taking every state he won last time.
At a Monitor breakfast, Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), said that President Obama was born in the US, and that the issue doesn't move voters.
The law firm that congressional Republicans hired to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) drops out unexpectedly, though a top lawyer has quit the firm to stay on the case.
Donald Trump, sounding increasingly like a serious presidential candidate, suggests OPEC and a lack of drilling are the causes of high gas prices. He has a multipoint plan.
Once held on Capitol Hill, the White House Easter Egg Roll drew 30,000 to the president's South Lawn on Monday morning.
Back when he was Ronald Reagan's budget director, David Stockman got "taken to the woodshed" for his candid comments about Reagan's tax cuts. Now, he says both President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan are playing class warfare with taxes.
Religion has been a tough issue for President Obama. Many question his Christianity, and some believe he's a Muslim. In speeches, White House prayer events, and attending church, he's trying to change that.
Polls show Americans blame Democrats more than Republicans for $4 gasoline prices, and President Obama's poll numbers show it. But people blame big oil companies even more, which may be a political opening for Obama.