With one possible exception, Hollywood’s efforts to influence politics have fallen flat.
Many old colleagues from his Senate tenure are gone, and schmoozing was never his strong suit.
In the spectacle of the State of the Union, Obama begins to slide into the background.
Past eighth-year presidents have left Obama with a blueprint.
No other issue more unnerves the usually cool, stoic president.
The unemployment rate is down, gas prices and inflation are low, and the president notched some major accomplishments. But Obama remains a polarizing figure, and Americans are feeling insecure.
The president offered reassurance and resolve, but also veered unwisely into politics.
The president has now spoken out after a mass shooting 18 times during his terms in office. Is anyone still listening?
In Paris, the president tries to project confidence. But he knows the biggest challenges of our age—terrorism and climate change—won't be solved before his successor takes office.
Still searching for the proper tone in the wake of the Paris attacks, the president held his third press conference in eight days.
The anniversary of an epic journalistic clash.
In Manila, the president and his fellow world leaders are busy congratulating each other. In Washington, the mood is very different.
The president spent Monday's press conference repeatedly making the same arguments in response to tough questions.
Obama finds himself in a relatively strong position compared to his last two trips to Asia, but Friday's terror attacks hang over everything.
Now candidates openly speak of being proud of the enemies they’ve made.
In his four-decade career, there's always been a next campaign on the horizon. Not anymore.
The president had hoped to be known for having ended both of the shooting wars that he inherited. It hasn't quite worked out that way.
Presidents often like to say they're ignoring the polls and the elections to succeed them. Don't believe it.
Hillary Clinton’s opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership provides cover for Democrats to vote against it.
Obama’s profound exasperation at the continuing domestic death toll from gun violence.