A president famed for his cool was visibly shaken; a politician noted for his calculation was ready for a fight he is likely to lose.
Though he was speaking in an international forum, the president's message actually seemed targeted at the 2016 GOP field.
And in the end, that’s why he became the latest House speaker who didn’t leave on his own terms.
"It’s like a rule. You have to accuse the incumbent of being soft on China."
Obama will welcome Xi to the White House Friday amid squabbling over a wide range of issues.
It wasn’t that long ago that the pope would not have received a warm welcome on Capitol Hill.
Meetings between popes and presidents have ranged from memorable to prickly.
Ralph Regula spent years in Congress protecting the memory of the Buckeye State’s native son. Now he worries Obama might change the name of the Ohio River, too.
Warren G. Harding had a different kind of trip north, and didn’t live to tell the tale.
The president's summer vacations on Martha's Vineyard have been anything but relaxing.
The president returned over and over again to a reliable weapon: his opposition to the Iraq war.
Despite a split electorate, the party has been getting trounced by Republicans for a quarter-century.
The White House is trying to cast the president's visit as all business.
The president's legacy could ride on the deal with Tehran.
The positives and negatives of another presidential campaign for Biden.
The White House sees Vietnam's Communist Party leader as a potential regional partner.
Don't worry, selfie-sticks are still banned.
His eulogy in Charleston allowed us a glimpse of the very private Obama we rarely see.
Obama is believed to have attended more such memorial services than any president in modern history.