JFK biographer Robert Dallek discusses the Bay of Pigs, Kennedy's relationship with his vice-president, and what we can learn from his life.
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, new JFK books abound. Some are quite good, but these three classics are hard to beat, even indispensable.
GOP control of one or both houses of Congress after Election 2010 would be seen as a setback for President Obama. But history shows that divided government can work to a president's advantage.
Historian Robert Dallek examines the beginnings of the cold war.
Obama's vacation in Maine will be a short one. But no matter where they go, presidents never really leave their job the way a typical white-collar professional does when he packs his beach towel and powers down his Blackberry.
This biography of LBJ is the latest in the well-received American Presidents Series.
Democratic control of Washington brings unity but also new demands.
Americans elect their first black president and deal a blow to an era of Republican ascendancy.
If Obama wins and Democrats gain greater control in Congress, it could happen.