Sandra Fluke gained celebrity as a women's rights activist after becoming the object of a slur by conservative Rush Limbaugh. But that was unlikely to be enough to sustain a US House bid.
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly asked the president: 'Do you think I'm unfair to you?' 'Absolutely,' Obama said. But experts differ on whether partisan news media are cause or symptom of a polarized electorate.
Gleckman explains the tough politics of having, and reducing, a deficit.
Sandra Fluke, the women's rights activist whom Rush Limbaugh derided in 2012, has filed with the California Party seeking its endorsement for the race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman.
Bill O'Reilly showed no deference to the president during an interview Sunday, interrupting him several times. But some Obama critics say the Fox News host merely plowed old ground and asked questions that were easy to deflect.