- Pope Francis wins another ‘Person of the Year’ — from gay rights magazine
- Rep. Steve Stockman: Give my campaign $10, and you’ll get an Obama barf bag
- Putin: Russia to buy $15 billion in Ukraine bonds
- Expert: Obamacare ‘death spiral’ fears exaggerated
- Alabama firefighters dig for survivors of apartment blast
- Big Sur wildfire destroys home of firefighting chief
- ‘ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas’ set for mock trial to argue authorship
- Angela Merkel’s third term as Germany’s chancellor to be marked by move to left
- Mega Millions entices with record-setting jackpot: Half a billion so far
- Dennis Rodman heads to North Korea — despite execution, political purge
Latest Barack Obama Items
How often in these stressful times do we wish the late (alas) William F. Buckley Jr. might step forward and speak a word of expostulation or encouragement? Well, that's just the point, you see. He's done it.
A U.S.-born, al Qaeda-linked cleric, in a message appearing Monday on militant websites, warned the American people that President Obama will mire U.S. forces in Yemen just as Afghanistan.
It appears lame-duck Sen. Arlen Specter, sometime-Democrat from Pennsylvania, hasn't had enough of the Obama administration's job-for-politics merry-go-round. Not one to go gentle into that good night, Mr. Specter is angling to be a special envoy to Syria. At the same time, he is abandoning his own standards in order to support the Supreme Court nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, all while giving the cold shoulder to Sept. 11 victim families even though those victims are trying to help his own legislation.
An Obama administration effort to rein in states treading toward using new health care laws to fund abortions - and provide political cover for pro-life Democrats - reignited a politically explosive issue that Republicans and pro-life activists are eager to exploit in the lead-up to the fall midterm elections.
Rep. Joe Sestak, a son of the Philadelphia suburbs, needs the independent voters in his backyard as he campaigns as a Democrat for a Senate seat in a state that may tilt Republican this year.
The White House on Monday said the war in Afghanistan is "first and foremost" on the agenda for Prime Minister David Cameron's first Washington visit with President Obama.
Broadway has come to the White House for a night.
Former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's brother testified Monday that he never tied political contributions to government business while he served as chairman of the ousted Illinois governor's campaign fund, and he portrayed himself as frequently outside the loop during political discussions.
Now for something entirely different: BP's gusher in the Gulf seems to be capped, with nothing but tiny oil "seeps" to foul the waters, and we can start building the gallows at last. A public hanging has always been good clean fun (unless you're the hangee). A waltz at the end of a rope can be a favorite public entertainment again.