The president has long been tugged between his bipartisan urges and his activist roots. With his executive order and speech Thursday, he chose activism.
The military finally won over the president.
What a new report on theology and global warming means for public policy
What the Texas Republican misrepresents about treason and politics in the Roman Republic
Speaker John Boehner responded to the president's immigration announcement by filing his long-promised legal challenge over the Affordable Care Act.
A local newspaper uncovers racist and homophobic writings by a top state legislator.
Just hearing an ideological opponent make a minor concession creates significant differences in how people view them.
The former president laments, "We don't want to be around anybody who disagrees with us."
The administration mistakenly included dental plans in the 7.3 million enrollment total under Obamacare. Without them, the government missed its target.
Voters used to heavily favor federal intervention to ensure coverage. What happened?
Lawmakers have rushed to close a loophole that allows suspected war criminals to claim millions in Social Security, but they're not going to get taxpayers' money back.
The Democrat who served as a Virginia senator and Navy secretary becomes the first contender of either party to launch a 2016 exploratory committee.
News organizations should stop reporting that "militants" were killed when they can confirm no such thing.
Between now and the end of the year, Congress could take major steps to fund the government and approve nominees—or it could shut down the government.
Digital norms are making the culture wars worse.
Republicans are crying overreach, but how will the public react to a plan to shield millions from deportation?
The future president is predictably diplomatic—even while discussing catfish and cornbread.
Jason Chaffetz of Utah will succeed the combative Darrell Issa as the chief GOP inquisitor of the Obama administration. He's promising a better approach, but can he deliver?
The cautious Clinton of 2008 is back—and that shows why it's so essential she face a Democratic challenger in 2016.
Facing a run-off election next month, Mary Landrieu fell one vote short in her bid to pass a bill approving construction of the oil pipeline. She was likely to lose her seat anyway.
Not only were past executive actions smaller, they didn't work.