CNN's Candy Crowley breaks down the ins and outs of political conventions.
So there he was, sitting on the queen's bed, wearing a soiled T-shirt and jeans, holding a broken ashtray and bleeding from a cut on his hand:
Two months into the Republican presidential nominating process, many thought that one candidate might have it sewn up by now.
The delegate calendar shows it may take months to settle the GOP race...and raises the chances of a brokered convention.
As John Avlon has recently calculated, there is a real possibility that the Republican primary process could fail to yield a majority winner.
Mitt Romney returns to his native Michigan to rally Republican voters for the upcoming state primary.
Mitt Romney has made much of President Barack Obama playing what he considers an inordinate amount of golf. I've even read blogs likening it to Nero fiddling while Rome burned.
In comparison to recent incumbents running for re-election, President Barack Obama's 46% approval ranks above only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford -- who both lost their re-election bids -- in November of the year before an election. Most incumbents who were re-elected had an approval rating above 50% a year before the election. But George W. Bush, at 50%, and Richard Nixon, at 49%, also won re-election, and Bush's father George H.W. Bush had a 56% approval rating yet lost to Bill Clinton the following year.
Former first lady Betty Ford was laid to rest Thursday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, alongside her late husband, capping a day of remembrance and reflection.
Former first lady Betty Ford was remembered Tuesday as a woman whose disclosures about her personal battles showed courage and grace and brought encouragement to others.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on Betty Ford's life and legacy.
Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of the Betty Ford clinic in California, has died at the age of 93.
Larry King and historian Doug Brinkley remember the life and legacy of Betty Ford.
Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.
There will be two services for former first lady Betty Ford next week, a family representative said Saturday.
The former First Lady co-founded the recovery center named after her
It's not historically accurate to say that polls conducted this April are destined to be wrong, particularly since we're only interested in the Republican nomination process this year.
One of my most vivid memories from 1974 was the gas station at the foot of the hill below my Southern California high school -- car lines snaking out into the street, heralding the failure of the government's price controls and lame ideas such as odd-even rationing. That also was the year President Gerald Ford cooked up an equally goofy plan: Whip Inflation Now, or WIN.
Republicans are looking ahead -- some with glee and others with fear -- to the presidential election in 2012.
Two former presidential candidates, former Gov. Bill Richardson and Sen. Lamar Alexander, dissect presidential politics.
When President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta on Tuesday, a lot will be made about the fact that he is the first living Medal of Honor recipient since Vietnam. To be exact, Giunta is the first living recipient since President Ford presented Medals of Honor to three heroes of Vietnam on March 4, 1976.
From All-Stars like Barry Bonds, J.D. Drew, Nomar Garciaparra and Robin Ventura to Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, future major leaguers are a regular part of the College World Series. Before Rosenblatt Stadium closes up shop next week, here are the 12 best pro prospects likely to join those players as big leaguers who first stepped onto the national stage in Omaha.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who announced his retirement Friday, has served as a central liberal voice on the high court, at times leading negotiations to sway opinions on critical cases -- and ultimately having a remarkable impact on the court and on society at large.
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin thinks that President Obama will pick a moderate liberal to fill Justice John Paul Stevens' seat.
One of the fundamental tenets of a free market is that in an auction the rules of the game should not give one bidder a fundamental advantage over another bidder. Sadly, that may not have been the case last month when the FDIC oversaw the sale of Texas-based Guaranty Bank. On August 21, Sheila Bair, the chair of the FDIC, declared Spain's second-largest bank -- Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA -- the winner of a spirited auction to buy Guaranty Bank instead of a consortium of U.S. investors including Blackstone Group and TPG.
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was released from federal custody Friday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said.
The president she once pointed a gun at has been dead for nearly three years, and her longtime idol and leader, Charles Manson, remains in prison.
Known for his early warnings on Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, analyst Martin Weiss of Weiss Research is now sounding the alarm about state of California municipal bonds.
Are great leaders born, or are they made through offbeat jobs? Let's have a look.
The man who led the response to the 1976 swine flu outbreak is defending the vaccination campaign that led to more deaths than the disease, but says he's sorry for the people killed or sickened.
President Obama currently has the polls on his side. In numerous surveys, Americans have said they are pleased with Obama's performance thus far and confident the president can fix the economy, acknowledging this will take some time.
U.S. presidents age before our eyes. Will the same hold true for Barack Obama? CNN's Alina Cho explains.
When a new president strolls into the White House, there's a kick in his step and a twinkle in his eyes.
Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution grants the president "power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States." With a stroke of his pen, the man in charge can make legal trouble disappear. As one might expect, this practice can be a bit controversial.
Chevy Chase didn't look like Gerald Ford and didn't sound like Gerald Ford. But in the mid-1970s, when "Saturday Night Live" first went on the air, Chase -- then a writer and cast member of the show -- made his impression of the president, rife with pratfalls and slapstick, the talk of the country.
Chevy Chase compares his President Ford to Tina Fey's take on Gov. Palin and talks about the impact, then and now.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta uncovers the health secrets of presidents past and future.
Presidents need a break. Really.
The NBC veteran and current host of Meet the Press will moderate the second presidential debate in Nashville
Before the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission starts scrutinizing the role that speculators may have played in driving up fuel and food prices, investigators may want to take a look at price swings in a commodity not in today's news: onions.
It's a battle worthy of Harry Potter himself.
Radio show host Don Imus is the target of a lawsuit saying he undercut advertisements about a book by President Gerald Ford by making disparaging comments about it and the company that published it.
Former President Gerald Ford suggested to a reporter in 2004 that Vice President Dick Cheney should be dumped from the Republican ticket, according to a new book to be published Tuesday.
In picking a new Attorney General, Bush wants to avoid a confirmation fight. But he also needs someone who backs the policies that have angered the Senate
Long before he became the 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford was better known as No. 48, an All-America center at Michigan and a star on the school's undefeated 1932 and '33 national championship teams. Here's a sampling of the uniform numbers of some well-known figures before they suited up for Hollywood and Washington.
In October 1925, a 12 year-old boy in a small California town wrote in a school assignment that he "would like to study law and enter politics for an occupation so that I might be of some good to the people." The boy: Richard Milhous Nixon, some 43 years before being elected the nation's 37th president.
The U.S. Mint will issue a dollar coin featuring the likeness of George Washington this Thursday, the first in the series of presidential coin dollars.
For weeks now, many of my colleagues have been torn between either wringing their hands about how soon the presidential campaign is starting or plunging full-scale into overcovering it. But let's take a bold step toward the next thing to worry about -- how soon it will end.
A student who is suspected of fatally shooting another student Wednesday at their Washington state high school has been arrested, police said.
The body of former President Gerald Ford ended its sentimental journey Wednesday afternoon in Grand Rapids, where his body was placed in a hillside tomb as the sun declined in the cloudless winter sky.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The leaders of the new Democratic majority in the House will kick off their tenure Thursday with new rules designed to rein in the influence of lobbyists, limit free travel by members and make it harder for lawmakers to slip their pet projects into spending bills unnoticed.
Since former President Gerald Ford's death on December 26 at the age of 93, CNN.com has received hundreds of e-mails from readers sharing their memories and personal experiences with the nation's 38th president.
Former President Gerald Ford had a final homecoming Tuesday as his body was brought back to his hometown to be laid to rest.
The federal government, financial markets, institutions and some banks will close Tuesday to observe a day of mourning for President Ford.
The wooden casket bearing the body of former President Gerald Ford arrived Friday afternoon under military escort at the Palm Desert church where he and his wife worshipped on Sundays after they left the White House.
Since former President Gerald Ford died Tuesday at the age of 93, CNN.com has received hundreds of e-mails from readers sharing their memories and personal experiences with the nation's 38th president.
The nation's financial markets will be closed Tuesday to honor former President Gerald Ford, marking a rare four-day closing for U.S. trading.
Preparations were under way Thursday for ceremonies to say farewell to former President Gerald R. Ford in California, Michigan and the nation's capital.
Former President Gerald Ford, who took office after the resignation of Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at the age of 93.
Falling oil prices and a surprisingly strong report on new home sales were among the factors boosting stocks Wednesday morning, extending the end-of-year rally.
Stocks moved higher Wednesday after the New York Stock Exchange observed a moment of silence for President Gerald Ford, who died Tuesday night at age 93.
Stocks inched higher in early trading Wednesday as investors looked to extend the end-of-the-year buying spree.
Former President Gerald Ford, who became president in 1974 after the resignation of Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at 93.
Gerald Ford's presidential term was as much marked by the economic forces of inflation as it was by the political fortunes of the time.
Former President Gerald Ford, who became president in 1974 after the resignation of Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at age 93.
Reactions to the death of Gerald Ford:
Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday remembered the late former President Gerald R. Ford as a man who led the nation out of the dark days of the Watergate scandal.
Former President Gerald Ford was discharged from the Mayo Clinic on Monday after undergoing heart procedures, according to a statement released by the clinic.
Former President Gerald Ford underwent a successful angioplasty procedure at the Mayo Clinic Thursday to reduce or eliminate blockages in his coronary arteries, his office said Friday.
Former President Gerald Ford has received a cardiac pacemaker and is in stable condition at the Mayo Clinic, where the procedure was done, a statement from his office said Monday.
Peasant blouses and inflation; hip-hugging jeans and high prices at the pump. An increasingly unpopular war and a president with an ability to make his detractors see red (or perhaps blue).
Quick, can you identify the object pictured below to the right?
Former President Gerald Ford was released Wednesday from the hospital where he was treated for pneumonia, his spokeswoman Penny Circle said.
Former President Gerald Ford is eager to leave the hospital where he's receiving pneumonia therapy, but he has been given no indication when he'll be discharged, his spokeswoman said Thursday.
Former President Gerald Ford continues to improve from his bout with pneumonia and is expected to be released Thursday from a California hospital, his spokeswoman said.
Former President Gerald Ford is responding well to his pneumonia treatment and could be discharged from a southern California hospital later this week, hospital officials said Tuesday.
Former President Ford is being treated for pneumonia, two days after being admitted to a hospital in Rancho Mirage, California, his office said Monday.
Former President Gerald R. Ford was released from a hospital Tuesday night after undergoing what an aide called routine tests.
Americans are, by actual measurement, the most optimistic people on the planet. It's deep in our genes. With the exception of those whose ancestors were here when Columbus arrived or those whose ancestors were brought here against their will in chains, every American is either an immigrant or the direct descendant of immigrants.
I really wish President George W. Bush could have spent some real quality time with Bryce Harlow. It would have done both Bush and the nation a lot of good.
When people learn that my adult life has been spent either working in or covering American politics, they often ask what I think was the best run national campaign. My answer surprises many: the 1976 Republican campaign in behalf of Gerald Ford.
Jimmy Cannon, the wonderful New York sportswriter, once offered this memorable line about the heavyweight boxing champion known as the Dark Destroyer: "Joe Louis is a credit to his race ... the human race."
We know times have been tough, but we had no idea the world had run so low on role models. The industry that churns out inspirational books about business leaders--and, in the past, served up such ...
To the extent we believe anything about politics, it's this: The economy has an overwhelming influence on voters' choices. James Carville summed it up in 1992 with the phrase "It's the economy, stu...
If you could hire anyone to manage your money, whom would you choose? For most of us, it's a pointless question. But if you're the President of the United States, you have your pick of the savviest...
The stock of a company that makes home-equity loans to people with lousy credit may not sound like a must-have investment. That's especially true when you consider that almost the entire subprime h...
Remember when President Gerald Ford kicked off an anti-inflation campaign in 1974, complete with cute little WIN (Whip Inflation Now) buttons? Well, something similar is in the works today. But don...
Dear Mr. Statistics: At present the U.S. has four living ex-Presidents -- Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan -- but four is not the record. There was a time when our nation...
THE BIG WINNER in Washington's debate over the future of the savings and loan industry is a shrewd survivor, a man who has held top jobs from accounting to academe, from corporate business to the f...
President Gerald Ford looked approvingly on singer Vikki Carr's WIN button in 1974. The White House gave out some 20 million buttons as part of its Whip Inflation Now campaign, which exhorted Ameri...
''Our goal, which is a goal we think we can achieve during fiscal year 1972, is to operate with a balanced budget.'' -- President Richard Nixon, July 1970 1972 federal budget deficit: $23.4 billion...
PHILADELPHIA -- According to District Attorney Ronald Castille, Community Development Block Grant funds intended to rehabilitate abandoned houses were conveyed to the Community Action Movement, a g...
''The entertainment industry . . . will be streamlined by computers . . . ''Bob Hope, who I've worked for, literally has a full-sized, walk-in bank ; vault . . . that contains his joke file. They'r...
Loading weather data ...