Americans have yet to elect a woman as commander in chief, but the small screen has played with the idea for almost a decade.
The latest challenge to the law, being argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, threatens to erase the healthcare subsidies that millions of people in 34 states are currently receiving. Here's what it's like to be one of them.
A new book about purity culture shows the difficulty of reconciling women's liberation with evangelical faith.
A warning to rank-and-file Republicans in advance of the 2016 primaries
As politicians mark the 50th anniversary of the march that secured the Voting Rights Act, can they be persuaded to extend its protections?
A powerful speech, received in very different ways by different audiences
If today's world resembles Europe on the eve of invasion, carnage, and the Holocaust, then Netanyahu's warnings are prudent and wise. But what if the analogy is wrong?
The retired general will pay $40,000 and get two years' probation. Not all leakers are so lucky.
Speaker John Boehner is finally folding on a battle over security funding, after squandering the first two months of Republican control in Congress.
Jo Becker offers perspective on surging acceptance—and continued obstacles—in the fight for marriage equality.
Even if proponents of the NSA win over public opinion, their agenda will still be contrary to the Fourth Amendment.
Some liberal critics see the conservative billionaires' latest crusade as a PR stunt. Could it advance the cause anyway?
Many employers use dress codes to keep visibly religious employees out of sight. Now, the Supreme Court has a chance to end the practice.
Her violations of public records rules indicate little regard for the people's right to information.
At face value, this speech makes no sense. But there may be a deeper logic to the Israeli prime minister's determination to speak to Congress.
The former secretary of state possibly violated federal regulations by using a private e-mail account to conduct government business during her tenure at Foggy Bottom.
The chairman of California's costly and controversial infrastructure project explains why (in his view) it actually will get built—and whether its champion, 77-year-old Governor Jerry Brown, is likely to be able to take a ride.
The Supreme Court reviews Arizona's independent redistricting commission, and considers whether voters have the right to draw congressional districts.
Nelson Shanks says his presidential painting features a reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous outfit.
Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski has worked to unite female senators since 1987.