George W. Bush, his approval rating already on the rebound, opens his new presidential library to good reviews, and with all four other living presidents in attendance.
Why Mitt Romney would court the CIA chief and war hero as his pick for running mate is clear. But David Petraeus has said he 'will never be' a politician. 'No way, no how.'
Newt Gingrich is taking flak from his GOP rivals and some conservative commentators on things like Freddie Mac and his ideas about the federal judiciary. But as his fellow debaters have learned, he can be a well-armed and highly-confident opponent.
In the crucial Iowa debate, Newt Gingrich came across as steady and principled, flexible or unwavering as he saw the need. The one major gaffe was Mitt Romney's $10,000 challenge to Rick Perry.
To combat discontent with the political climate, Americans Elect aims to put the first directly nominated nonpartisan presidential candidate on the ballot, decided by an online convention.
Chris Christie would be a late entrant into the GOP presidential field if he decides to run, and that could be a problem. But there are other reasons for Christie to think it's now or never.
The Senate is set to vote late Monday on a spending bill to keep government running. This one, like a version rejected Friday, does not resolve the sticking point: how to pay for new disaster aid.
Americans Elect, which is inviting the public to a virtual primary, faces daunting hurdles. But dissatisfaction with the partisan gridlock in Washington creates a favorable political climate.