Citing costs, vulnerabilities, and existing space programs, the administration says it will not construct an enormous weaponized space station.
Doomsayers say minting a $1 trillion coin or defaulting on debt would do it. But it all depends how you define "banana republic."
The current White House chief of staff is a bookish, private man, but he's also an outspoken liberal with a mind for the intricacies of numbers and budgets.
Just one of the many recommendations the American people have shared with the president to improve the welfare of the nation
The future of America's targeted assassination program will depend on how the 25-year agency veteran, its guiding presence, decides to approach it.
Photographer Pete Souza captured the scene in the Oval Office on what Obama has called the worst day of his presidency.
Just because it's an off year doesn't mean no one is running. Here are the top House, Senate and gubernatorial contests to pay attention to in the year ahead.
The Hawaii lieutenant governor has been appointed to replace long-serving Senator Daniel Inouye.
Meanwhile, Massachusetts faces electoral ennui: The Bay State is on track to hold five U.S. Senate elections in six years.
The late Hawaii legislator and World War II hero is accorded a rare honor.
Let us be clear: The phrase is as inextricably associated with the president as lip-biting is with Bill Clinton and jelly beans are with Ronald Reagan.
The magazine's venerable feature is a smart idea, but there's no excuse for the media pretending it's news and turning themselves into free PR for Time Inc.
With the passing of World War II veteran Daniel Inouye, the new senior senator is a Deadhead and occasional Batman bit-part actor.
The senator, who represented his state from its very first day in the union, died from respiratory complications in Washington.
The GOP does a delicate dance on race, the state's delegation closes ranks around Lindsey Graham, and Jim DeMint tries to consolidate a legacy.
The president says the government has bigger fish to fry than small-time dealers, but that doesn't mean it's safe to get baked.
An application for tax-exempt status shows the advocacy group downplaying its political work -- even though it spent $70 million on the 2012 election.
A hard-fought presidential election, sea changes on gay rights and marijuana, and intractable disputes over the budget are standout stories in a busy year.
Forget falling off the fiscal cliff -- one professor has to watch out for falling pieces of scenery.
At a Washington holiday celebration Sunday night, he shook hands with the "Gangnam Style" rapper. Was that a mistake?