It's ironic that the Barack Obama's appearance on the series coincides with the death of Joe McGinniss, an early chronicler of the political-entertainment nexus.
The president's proposal is packed with liberal ideas and includes few incentives for Republicans. That's exactly the point.
The dean of the House supported FDR-style social policies and muscular government regulation, but he also backed gun rights and kept a culturally conservative outlook.
A psychoanalytic interpretation of the slain civil-rights leader from shortly after his death
The physicist-statesman is taking his leave after eight terms in Congress and one stunning win over a supercomputer on Jeopardy.
The venture capitalist—who compared progressivism to Kristallnacht—wants to disenfranchise non-taxpayers and give wealthier voters more votes.
The Senate passed a measure to raise the debt ceiling, but not before two Republican leaders had to cast perilous votes.
On what would have been Honest Abe's 205th birthday, a look back at what this magazine had to say about him during his term and beyond
Paul Broun makes clear that no means no, while David Perdue has the perfect metaphor for his primary opponents.
The CBO says the law will lead to a decline in employment—but the drop will come from workers opting to work less, not from employers slashing payrolls.
Meanwhile, rooting for the Broncos brings Americans together in bipartisan agreement.
On what would have been Roosevelt's 132nd birthday, a look back at the philosopher's 1955 Atlantic essay on how Europe viewed the American president.
The powerful and prolific Californian has crusaded on a range of progressive issues during his 40 years in Washington.
The folksinger's romance with Stalinism remains disturbing, but it can't be separated from the rest of his work—nor from U.S. history.
In his fifth State of the Union, the president redoubled his efforts and promised to move forward—with or without Congress.
President Obama is expected to lay out a modest agenda for the year ahead, calling on Congress to collaborate with him—but he's prepared for the likelihood it won't.
The Florida representative busted for misdemeanor possession in October had pledged to return to work after rehab, but now he still step down.
In 55 years as the Washington Post's editorial cartoonist, Herblock coined "McCarthyism," helped take down Nixon, and delivered pointed commentaries that remain relevant today.
What does the giving gap mean for politics?
The governor's popularity rests on his credibility and his competence. It's hard to see how he comes out of this without serious damage to one or the other.