| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:12 PM
TRENTON, N.J. -- Admitting mistakes even as he laid out ambitious plans to improve schools and reform criminal justice, Gov. Chris Christie tried to restart his political agenda Tuesday in the middle of the swirling scandal over the George Washington...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Commander in chief, leader of the free world, POTUS (President of the United States) — these are common monikers for the U.S. president.
Yet after taking Patrick Heline's class on presidential malfeasance, one might come up with a few other...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Weeks before its release, "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News — and Divided a Country" set the media universe popping and fizzing. And no wonder.
The unauthorized biography of the media titan...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Obama's sort-of apology for saying, "If you like your heath care plan, you can keep it," is in keeping with the tradition of Oval Office occupants trying to cover their posteriors when they are suddenly exposed.
It brings to mind the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:36 PM
The three gunshots fired in Dallas 50 years ago meant a presidential legacy unfulfilled — and a personal life unresolved.
The sorry mess of sexual exploits that President John F. Kennedy left behind took years to emerge. The supporting cast was...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"I will love you unconditionally," promised Katy Perry in the opening number of the American Music Awards. Wrapped in a kimono amid an Orientalist fantasia straight out of "Kill Bill," the singer was using her appearance on the awards show, broadcast...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- With his approval ratings flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama is bringing on board the Democratic advisor who helped guide President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency.
John Podesta, the former White...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Michelle Obama, who has been an effective if tamped-down first lady, took her daughters and mother to China this week. The seven-day trip, which ends Wednesday, is not much different from other most traditional first lady trips, where highly choreographed...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
When it comes to presidential politics, I sometimes wonder if Republicans are just too divided to do what they need to do in order to win elections -- as in the case of immigration reform. But sometimes I wonder if they really want to win -- or if their...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...