The president offered up a forceful defense of his economic record at Northwestern University, touting improvements in jobs, energy and health care. But will voters care?
The Supreme Court took no action on a series of high-profile petitions concerning gay marriage laws, but it did accept 10 new cases for the fall term.
A Pew poll last week showed a small dip, but the overall trend—and more importantly, the underlying fundamentals—haven't changed.
Director Julia Pierson resigns amid bipartisan furor.
What does it mean to be a black woman and consider tying yourself to a black man living in contemporary America?
With the midterm congressional elections just over a month away, both parties are using the milestone to refresh voters' memories.
Marriage is on the decline, birthrates are down, and divorce rates are high. But politicians in both parties are finally putting forth proposals to help—and strengthen society.
It'd be great if lawmakers had better personal relationships, but the biggest problems in politics are systemic.
From ISIS to the VA to the Affordable Care Act, the president always seems to find a scapegoat for his administration's failings.
A new case will test whether the justices' defense of conscience in Hobby Lobby applies to minority religions like Muslims, or just to Christians.
Creating a League of Nations looked like a fool's errand until the American president had his say.
A popular historian agreed with Freud that Wilson was a tragic figure whose neuroses got in his way.
Americans had always kept aloof from Europe’s affairs, in the hope that Europe would stay out of theirs. Woodrow Wilson declared: no more.
The unprincipled peace bore little resemblance to President Wilson's idealistic hopes.
For the time being, he's somehow both.
The attorney general has worked to include LGBT rights and other issues under the definition.
The Republican candidate for Senate from North Carolina has shown a remarkable knack for moving up in the ranks, but he seems less sure what to do once he gets there.
Independent Greg Orman's pitch for bipartisanship has come out of nowhere to threaten Republican Pat Roberts's reelection—and the balance of power in the Senate. Is he for real?
In the last term, conservative justices moved to protect wealthy donors and Christians, while looking skeptically on claims for minorities.
The attorney general, who announced his departure Thursday, has quarreled with Congress but often addressed issues the president preferred to keep at arm's length.