The president has a personal connection to his HHS secretary. Besides, he doesn't like chastising cabinet members—and probably couldn't replace her anyway.
No question: Republicans use and abuse of the filibuster is unprecedented. But they got the idea from the Senate Democratic leader.
Voter-ID laws have the left apoplectic, are usually unnecessary, and can hurt some voters. But not all laws are the same, and the risk has been exaggerated.
Living up to the great milestones of the past is often difficult, but the week of festivities was marked by the many, poignant missed opportunities.
Presenting three theories: the Liberal Hangover Problem, the Zimmerman Problem, and the Predictable Primetime Problem
Given how little we know about the NSA leaker, committing to any clear position on his actions doesn't make sense yet.
He was a Reagan-appointed judge and a Clinton-appointed prosecutor respected by both sides. Then it all fell apart.
The only way journalists will be protected is if prosecutors stop being so quick to go after them.
The two leaders were fast friends, but Thatcher faced a more dire challenge -- and she addressed it without Reagan's aw-shucks charm.
Backers were once convinced that the Equal Rights Amendment was unstoppable, too. But 90 years after it was introduced, the ERA is going nowhere fast.
It's mostly the latter.
The Vatican doesn't loom as large as it once did in Washington, but the curious history of presidents and pontiffs offers augury for the White House.
It's not unusual for people's views to transform, but the playwright's Newsweek cover shows he could learn a lot from a late nuclear negotiator.
The GOP vice presidential nominee voted for deficit-expanding policies like Medicare Part D, the Bush tax cuts, and TARP.
Don't expect the Chief Justice to emerge as a stealth liberal. The health-care decision shows he's really a pragmatist.
The Maine Republican's decision to retire is a blow to GOP hopes for retaking control of the Senate in November.
The Palmetto State's reputation for conservatism shouldn't obscure the fact that establishment candidates like Mitt Romney can rely on it.
With few strong Democratic contenders in sight, the centrist Nebraskan's exit means Republicans are more likely to capture the upper chamber.
In the event he were elected, Newt Gingrich would be as old as Ronald Reagan was when he took office.
Democrats and Republicans have offered up different solutions for lowering the deficit, and a new poll shows opinions divided