Why did the president blink on the Susan Rice nomination but not on Hagel? History, personal friendship, bipartisanship, and trust are major factors.
Don't expect to see the former candidate back in politics. But the board room, the Mormon Church, or philanthropy might be good bets.
If Mormons and social conservatives get jazzed enough about this election, they could swing crucial states to Mitt Romney.
The president is a nuanced, self-effacing coalition builder. That temperament works well in office but flops on the stump.
Though the $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is unpopular, the projects that made it up are actually well-liked.
Once upon a time, Obama, Biden, Romney, and Ryan were upbeat, well-liked problem solvers. Where did those guys go?
Notwithstanding Mitt Romney's struggles, businessmen can have smooth electoral sailing -- if they follow certain rules.
Forget Marco Rubio. The former Minnesota governor, passed over in 2008, would be a strong addition to the Romney ticket.
Her show of force at the state Democratic convention this weekend was reassuring for supporters rattled by a few rough weeks.
And Republicans' protestations ring false when their no-compromises attitude has helped to create a polarized atmosphere.
The Republican's best bet is to paint the president as out of touch, weak on foreign policy, and bad for women, but Obama is fighting back.
Since most of the law's most important provisions haven't taken effect yet, Republican complaints are premature at best and misleading at worst.
However the justices rule on the question, its moment under the high court's microscope is a reminder that the law Republicans have already deemed a failure is in its infancy and its major provisions won’t be in place until 2014.
Time after time, the former Massachusetts governor finds ways to show just how more wealthy he is than the average voter.
Newsflash: Some of Mitt Romney's good friends own football teams. That's in addition to his great friends who own NASCAR teams.
The Republican front-runner has an impressive set of pecs, especially for a man his age. But privacy matters, even for candidates.
Conventional wisdom and the candidate himself see Mississippi and Alabama as tough for Romney, but don't count him out yet.
With his fifth straight primary or caucus victory, the former Massachusetts governor is looking like the inevitable nominee -- again.
By winning his home state, which had been billed as a must-win, and Arizona, he dodges a fierce round of second-guessing.
His 2008 call to 'let Detroit go bankrupt' put him on the defensive, and his more recent attempts to walk it back have only undermined him further.