The likes of Abigail and John Adams will never come again, says Ellis.
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.
America’s first president emerges from this marvelous biography an admirable, flawed, and very human figure.
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?
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson pitches to the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning during Game 1 of Major League Baseball's World Series in San Francisco, on Oct. 27.
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.
A timeline of third party showings.
From demon sheep to witchcraft denials, this has been one crazy election season. And nowhere has the looniness been more on display than in the candidates' carefully crafted TV spots. Here is our list of the top 10 weirdest ads of 2010.
Historian Robert Dallek examines the beginnings of the cold war.