| 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 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 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...
| 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 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 8, 2013
Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term?
He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president a decade ago. And he's...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:37 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An ill-considered tweet and ham-handed bit of Photoshopping illustrate one reason Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell faces the political fight of his life.
Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee—a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Does Taylor Swift live a charmed life or what? On Sunday she was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. On Tuesday she was singing with Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William -- yes, that Prince William, husband of the former...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Nearly 40 news organizations have accused the Obama administration of improperly controlling images of the president by limiting the access granted to independent photojournalists while allowing free rein by the White House's own photographers.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:54 PM
In the embrace of loyal supporters at twin Beverly Hills fundraisers, President Obama on Monday night defended his troubled healthcare plan and cast his administration as one that has defended “those ideas that built this country.”