The president had to balance the ideals of democracy and the hard-nosed interests of the country in his decision making.
Just-released audio of the command-post radio conversations from the moment President Ronald Reagan was shot on March 30, 1981
Interacting with Rep. Issa's now-former spokesman
Granted unprecedented access for his recent magazine profile, The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder answers reader questions about the Secret Service and its inner workings
Regime change in Egypt poses a test for Obama's foreign policy doctrine
Hear a Secret Service agent struggle to keep pace with attendees at a UN conference
When President Obama and two-thirds of the world’s leaders gather in New York City, it is up to the U.S. Secret Service to keep them all safe. Granted unprecedented access, our author tells the story of how the agency pulls off the most complicated security event of the year, from counter-surveillance to counter-assault, hotel booking to event scheduling.
The centrist Democratic Leadership Council may be going away, but its ideas still influence political debates
A detailed look at security detail that moves the president on the ground
Was the White House caught off guard?
The White House knew protests were coming. A day-by-day account of how Obama ordered his team to respond
Jay Carney will take over for Robert Gibbs
After the writing and rewriting is done, President Obama will lay out a vision for competitiveness in his third State of the Union address on Tuesday
The president also abolishes the White House political office and moves staff to the DNC
Security for lawmakers doesn't have to break the bank
Gene Sperling takes over as the president's top economic adviser
In picking Rahm's successor, Obama replaces one Chicago titan with another
Friction over staffing changes is causing top aides to go to the press in an effort to influence the outcome of the president's staff and structure review
The former Commerce secretary met with the president in December
Why it's unlikely, and wouldn't succeed