By Noemie Emery | 02/18/14 01:41 PM
Pity the president, first among equals, obliged by the pulls of democracy and of his office to be "equal" and also be "first" all at once. Picking a leader, people look for somebody well above average, stronger and brighter, with superior judgment, keener intelligence and the ability to be...
By Gene Healy | 02/17/14 07:00 PM
Deals on used cars, discount mattresses and not so much as an honorific doodle of Teddy Roosevelt on Google's homepage -- have we drifted away from the true spirit of Presidents Day?
By Paul Bedard | 02/17/14 10:35 AM
With more and more Americans showing ignorance about who the father of the nation is, a Virginia congressman is moving to restore the birthday of George Washington as a standalone federal holiday, not one created to shop sales. “We need to change the focus from celebrating sales at the mall...
By Paul Bedard | 02/14/14 01:56 PM
America, you know how to treat a president and his family. With another Presidents' Day bachelor holiday planned by President Obama, this time golfing in California, and Aspen, Colo., resort reporters on the lookout for the annual first lady ski trip this weekend, the taxpayer's tab for the...
By David M. Drucker | 02/07/14 11:43 AM
Democrats and Republicans have long debated how Reid managed to get such a tight grip on the upper chamber. But there is no debating this much: Nothing happens on the floor, or in committee, without the Nevada Democrat's approval.
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/05/14 03:59 PM
Organizing for Action on Tuesday celebrated the 225th anniversary of the election of America's first president by posting a picture on Twitter.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/05/14 07:39 AM
“I applaud this morning's news that CVS Caremark has decided to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its stores, and begin a national campaign to help millions of Americans quit smoking instead,” said Obama in a statement.
By Paul Bedard | 02/01/14 05:59 AM
With one eye on his lame duck presidency and the other on his legacy, President Obama has ordered up a foundation to build his presidential library. The Barack H. Obama Foundation will likely focus on Chicago as home to the library, and it is expected to be connected to the University of...
By Associated Press | 01/31/14 02:32 PM
The formal process to build a library housing President Obama's presidential records and artifacts began Friday with the formation of a new foundation, launched by top supporters with Obama's blessing, that will develop and build the monument to his legacy.
By Paul Bedard | 01/29/14 05:21 PM
President Obama's 43-point State of the Union speech and second term agenda laid out to Congress on Tuesday will cost taxpayers nearly $40 billion more annually if fully implemented with over half -- $20.2 billion -- just to reform immigration, according to the National Taxpayers Union...
By Charles Hoskinson | 01/29/14 12:22 PM
America. The land of opportunity where "the son of a single mom can be president of the greatest nation on Earth," as President Obama put it in his State of the Union speech Tuesday.
By Paul Bedard | 01/29/14 11:13 AM
Despite cheers from Democrats in Washington, the public overwhelmingly rejects President Obama's plan to go around Congress to push his agenda past GOP opposition. But the reason is shocking: More Americans believe Congress represents “the will of the people” than the president, according...
By Charlie Spiering | 01/29/14 08:59 AM
Vice President Joe Biden told NBC's Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday that he believed that he would make a good president.
By Paul Bedard | 01/28/14 11:49 PM
President Obama’s State of the Union address offers over 40 presents for supporters and some take-backs from the rich, including a hit on retirement plans for the well-off. In advance of the president’s annual address, the White House put out the president’s wish list, which goes on for...
By Gene Healy | 01/28/14 03:59 PM
My fellow Americans, the State of the Union is … irrelevant. Quick: Give me a memorable line from any of President Obama's previous five SOTUs. That's what I thought. I couldn't give you one offhand -- and it's my job to watch these pompous, unedifying spectacles and write about them. The...
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