The presidential library began with FDR, and one for George W. Bush broke ground last week. JFK's includes a collection from an American novelist.
After his party's 'shellacking' in the midterm elections, President Obama is getting lots of advice about changes he needs to make – including changes in his character as well as his style.
Democrats are likely to lose big in the US House of Representatives, and they'll be lucky to keep slim control of the US Senate. Will Obama do better with a resurgent GOP to push against?
Historian Robert Dallek examines the beginnings of the cold war.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are seen here on their wedding day, Oct. 18, 1992, in Chicago, Ill.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A newly renovated Anderson Cottage at the Old Soldier's Home is also known as Lincoln's Cottage in Washington. For three summers Abraham Lincoln and his family retreated to the cottage in a military complex on the outskirts of Washington. It is believed he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation there, and this is where he heard the news of the Union victory at Gettysburg.
Gen. Benedict Arnold, 1780: This infamous Revolutionary War general became synonymous with treason when he tried to hand over his command post, the American fort at West Point, N.Y., to the British. After the plot was exposed, Arnold joined the British Army as a brigadier general. Arnold is seen here in a copy of an engraving by John Trumbull made in 1879.
General McChrystal and President Obama have concluded their meeting. Fate of McChrystal, however, is not known.
How hubris – in various shapes and forms – played a role in America’s decision to go to war in Iraq.