| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
The most specious (and probably predictable) reaction to the unfolding scandal imperiling the presidential aspirations of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a silly attempt at misdirection by whiny conservatives who complain that journalists ignored the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:36 PM
During 4½ years as secretary of Defense under presidents George W. Bush and Obama, Robert M. Gates was widely lauded as a shrewd national security mandarin who had seen it all, done it all and most important, could stay above it all in the partisan...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:03 PM
RIVERSIDE — Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2016, dashing political speculation that he might make a fourth bid for the White House.
“No, that’s not in the cards. Unfortunately,” he told...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Mrs. Carter goes to Washington — again! Beyonce helped pal Michelle Obama, you know, the first lady of the United States, celebrate her 50th birthday at the White House on Saturday.
The "XO" singer, 32, who also performed at President Obama's...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:46 PM
On the day after declaring war on the conservative groups that helped propel his party to power in the House, Speaker John Boehner on Thursday was advancing a two-pronged strategy—delivering another brush-back pitch at them while arguing that...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket.
But when it comes to winning the White House,...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:38 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Four American presidents, along with more than 60 other world leaders, will travel to South Africa this week to honor former President Nelson Mandela. One man who won't be there is the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:30 AM
More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto.
The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Ready for Hillary, the independent effort prodding former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016, held events Monday in the Los Angeles area courting high-profile Hollywood backers.
"Building a historic movement like this...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:11 AM
WASHINGTON — Even in death, Nelson Mandela is bringing together unlikely bedfellows.
For President Obama, the trip to South Africa for the international icon’s memorial service has been a steady series of encounters that can test...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:12 PM
The most important takeaway from the new NBC News poll on the 2016 presidential race: Everybody calm down. Nothing has changed.
The survey, published Tuesday, found Republicans split over their future options, with the establishment versus tea party...