The former U.S. representative and gun-violence survivor makes a plea to members to do something in the wake of Newtown and other shootings.
Don't expect to see hot memes like Texts from Hillary spring up around the new secretary of state.
Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have agreed to a set of rule changes, but the new regime falls far short of what young Democrats had demanded to fix the chamber.
A proposed change would radically rework the way presidential voting works and give rural districts disproportionate new clout.
Because hey, both of them are having a big month.
News and updates from The Atlantic's politics team as President Obama and Vice President Biden are inaugurated for their second term
And other lessons on how morality can affect policy, from New England to the Bible Belt
Monday's swearing-in ceremony and parade are expected to a much lower-key occasion than the record-setting, full-blast affair four years ago.
The combed-cover celebrity announces another area of expertise -- and takes a step toward conciliation with the White House.
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.