Every president has made the room his own. While Obama vacationed, his staff completely revamped the cornerless room.
Remember how 2010 was supposed to be the year that the righteous anger of millions of ordinary Americans swept the usual suspects out of Washington in an anti-establishment tsunami of unprecedented size and scope? Never mind.
While Palin and Co. are using the Ground Zero mosque controversy to burnish their far-right bona fides, Romney is seizing on the kerfuffle as an opportunity to do something else entirely: prove that he’s the only grown-up Republican in the 2012 race.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's latest claims about attempts he has made to establish some kind of working relationship, or at least cordial contact, with U.S. defense authorities is false, say Pentagon officials.
After six years, the corruption investigation of former Republican power broker Tom DeLay is dropped by Obama's Justice Department. Why that could be good for Democrats.
It’s been a busy season for the House ethics committee—and not such a good year for Democrats on accountability. Rep. Charles Rangel already has been hit with 13 counts of ethics violations, and now California Democrat Maxine Waters faces trial on three counts.
Actress Mia Farrow took the stand in the trial of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor and said that supermodel Naomi Campbell boasted of a "huge diamond" given to her by Taylor.
Maybe it's unreasonable that first-family travel has gotten so big and expensive. But a four-day trip to Europe hardly seems like a grave offense.
The full transcript of Mary Carmichael's interview with FDA officials on the potential regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.
Suggested changes to the 14th Amendment have sparked many a conversation. Here are some other constitutional discussions that were already happening.
More genetic testing information from around the Web.
Despite efforts to focus on soldiers' psychological health, military suicide rates have not gone down. A new Pentagon report says top officials are overlooking those most in need of mental health care.
The Shirley Sherrod story may have faded away somewhat, but conservative commentators have launched a new argument over whether she lied in her speech when she spoke about a lynching.
There wasn’t any real suspense about how the Senate would vote today on the Disclose Act, which would require a corporate or union sponsor of a campaign ad to physically appear in it so the public knows where the backing is coming from. So why was President Obama in the Rose Garden making an urgent appeal for passage?
Even if the flood of leaked documents doesn't contain a bombshell—which it doesn't seem to do—the ongoing focus on fledgling U.S. efforts in Afghanistan is enough of a headache for the White House.
As he tries to prove he's serious, Alvin Greene ends up looking more and more like a clown.
In a flashy signing ceremony, Obama signed the Wall Street reform bill that took his party more than a year to get done. Unfortunately for him, explaining what it actually does will be even harder.
The Democrats garnered the 60-40 vote needed to end a Republican filibuster in the Senate and open the floor for debate on a bill that would extend unemployment benefits to 2.5 million Americans through November.
Less than a day after she was forced to resign from her job as a state-level USDA director following the discovery of a video that purportedly showed her recalling racist behavior toward a white farmer, the tide is already turning for Shirley Sherrod.
In the wake of renewed criticism of the decision by authorities in Scotland last year to release Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed Al-Megrahi—a Libyan intelligence officer who is the only person convicted in the December 1988 bombing of U.S.-bound Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland—from prison, Britain's new coalition government is distancing itself from the move.
Sick of reading about Stanley McChrystal yet? Brace yourself. The newly retired general won't be getting in many relaxing golf games or afternoon naps anytime soon—at least not if a new documentary about the death the professional football player turned Army ranger Pat Tillman has any say about it.
An ongoing look at who and what you can depend on as the oil spill in the gulf continues. Today: a pirate looks at oil, and A Whale waits for approval.
Where, oh, where is our financial reform? It’s locked up in Congress, as House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank and Senate Banking Committee chairman Christopher Dodd try to secure the 60 votes needed for the bill to avoid a filibuster in the Senate. Here's what you need to know.
An ongoing look at the most reliable – and unreliable – players in the Gulf oil spill. Today: the containment cap gets back to work, Ron Paul stands up for oil companies, and BP tries to get back to deepwater drilling.
President Obama had good reason to tread lightly in his Oval Office address Tuesday night: he was in the midst of coaxing a $20 billion-plus commitment out of a London-based company that already has lost half of its market value.
Declassified has learned that the Obama administration has now asked a career Justice Department lawyer, Matthew Olsen, to become the NSA’s new general counsel, filling a position open since October.
Monday morning's deadly raid on ships bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza illustrates a stark reality about Israel's three-year blockade: it largely hasn't worked.
After three days of pumping a viscous mud mixture into the oil well in the gulf, on-scene engineers have admitted that the Top Kill measure designed to stop the leak of oil has failed. What are the next steps?
In this week's installment of Newsverse, NEWSWEEK's current-events-themed poetry series, Jerry Adler takes on the gulf oil spill. "Mud can do a tip-Top Kill. Dump some on the nearest spill. And the rest on Kim Jong-il."
With all the finger pointing and blame going around and the Gulf, there’s only one thing that can be definitively blamed: the blowout preventer (BOP) on the Deepwater Horizon....