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.
Howard Baker, who accomplished much in his years in Washington, may be best remembered for a single question he asked as a senator during the Watergate investigation.
Caroline Kennedy has largely shunned public political life, spending much of her time working at nonprofit organizations. Is it a good idea to send someone with little diplomatic experience as envoy to an important US ally?
A new report says Al Qaeda and its allies still have the capacity to kill many Americans, and that the threat today is more complex and more diverse than at any time since the attacks of 9/11.
Following revelations about sexual abuse, the Catholic Church in the United States adopted a policy of ‘zero tolerance’ and mandatory reporting. Could Pope Benedict XVI have avoided his current difficulties if the Vatican had taken the same path?
Thursday's Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case will mean more political ads and, possibly, more moderates in Congress.
Shifting climates and needed upkeep are issues facing America’s treasured spots.