Another pandemic, or a terrorist attack, could cripple an unprepared executive branch.
The psychological and political aftermath of the governor's weight-loss surgery
The intelligence brief on the apparent accident was three sentences long, and it scared the hell out of White House officials.
The covert operation set back Tehran's nuclear program several years -- but may have put America's own infrastructure at risk.
Using special tracking technology and CIA oversight, teams have quietly crossed the border to challenge al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and their supporters in the Pakistani spy service.
Although it was a signature issue for Sen. Obama during his campaign, President Obama won't get much political capital for following through on his promise.
The drone that Iran claims to have shot down was a stealth RQ-170 "Sentinel"
A NATO attack kills 24 Pakistani soldiers and Pakistan responds by closing U.S. supply routes into Afghanistan. Is the relationship between Washington and Islamabad about to disintegrate?
Judging by his latest barrage of criticism, the former Massachusetts governor is already running against the president -- sort of
With his "humane" argument, the former House speaker has put the president's chief rival, Mitt Romney, in a difficult spot
Republican consultants at loose ends and looking for work sold the Texas governor a bill of goods about his prospects
The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran may still be working toward a bomb
Pakistan lies. It hosted Osama bin Laden (knowingly or not). Its government is barely functional. It hates the democracy next door. It is home to both radical jihadists and a large and growing nuclear arsenal (which it fears the U.S. will seize). Its intelligence service sponsors terrorists who attack American troops. With a friend like this, who needs enemies?
Federal agencies will be instructed to safeguard their secrets to prevent future leaks
After the leak of classified State Department cables, the president will direct federal agencies on sharing information
American leaders consistently hector the global body, challenging it to live up to its charter
The president and Congress just haven't gotten along. In tonight's speech, he'll face a tough political calculus yet again.
"Leading from behind" has left the president with low approval ratings, and the White House is now shifting its strategy
At a time of uncertainty, do Americans want a more aggressive commander in chief?