The Romney family discusses the car accident that almost took Mitt Romney's life during his missionary days in France.
Political analyst Gloria Borger talks to Wolf Blitzer about John Edwards' parallel life, revealed in his criminal trial.
The Patriot Act, immigration and securing the borders, and whether the United States should provide aid to Pakistan were some of the biggest points of contention in Tuesday's CNN National Security Debate.
Gloria Borger predicts Mitt Romney and Rick Perry will dominate Monday's tea party presidential debate.
Rep. Paul Broun on why he is not attending President Obama's jobs speech.
Ever heard of a State of the Union speech in September?
Gloria Borger and David Gergen say President Obama's tone at Wednesday's news conference will hurt debt ceiling talks.
Call me old-fashioned, but when the president and congressional leaders get into a tussle over who should be "leading" the country in matters of real national consequence, I feel like sending them to their rooms.
CNN's David Gergen, Gloria Borger and Peter Bergen weigh in on the president's plan to pull troops out of Afghanistan.
So Sarah Palin walks into a Pennsylvania coffee shop, virtually unannounced. She sits down with a bunch of guys, gets her picture taken and is asked whether she would declare her candidacy right there.
On January 2, 1960, John F. Kennedy announced his presidential candidacy. In a short statement, he declared that "the presidency is the most powerful office in the Free World" and outlined the issues of the day.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announces his run for U.S. president.
In a moment of silence, President Obama lays a wreath at Ground Zero in honor of lives lost on September 11, 2001.
Since President Obama's dramatic announcement that America had successfully found and dispatched Osama bin Laden, we have been awash in questions and second-guessing about the mission. Were the SEALs wrong to shoot him? Why didn't the White House get the story right in its first telling? Why can't we see the photos? Were Americans wrong to celebrate?
CNN's Gloria Borger discusses the role enhanced interrogation techniques played in the capture and killing of bin Laden.
Osama bin Laden is dead, but the debate about torture lives on.
At this stage in a presidential campaign, there's always someone -- and sometimes it's more than one -- who flirts with running and thinks a few things, as in: Why not me? (I'm smarter than the rest of those clowns!) What's the worst that could happen? (I'll be in demand on the lecture circuit!)
HLN's Joy Behar talks with Melania Trump about her husband Donald Trump's possible presidential run.
CNN senior political analyst Gloria Borger discusses Pres. Obama's partisan tone in the deficit speech.
CNN's Piers Morgan and Gloria Borger sound off on Donald Trump's political rhetoric and Oval Office aspirations.
CNN's Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger shares insight into the federal government's battle over budget cuts.
To recap: The United States and its allies are scrambling to defeat Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya. There's a no-fly zone, a freezing of assets, threats about prosecution in international courts and an arms embargo. We're trying to get Gadhafi to surrender -- and, hopefully, leave.
CNN's John King talks to Nicholas Burns about the dilemma in Libya faced by the Obama administration and NATO.
President Obama, one might argue, is someone we've gotten to know over the past two years. At first, he was Zelig incarnate, seemingly everywhere, all the time. That's calmed down a bit, but by now his nature is clear: a deep temperamental caution, served with a side order of prudence.
Rep. Paul Ryan calls the nation's debt problem a "moral crisis" and urges Americans to vote Republican in 2012.
So Republicans are now in charge in the House, and they're having some growing pains. It seems that their new flock is filled with independent sorts who may listen to their leaders, but still go their own way.
CNN's John King and Gloria Borger give their reaction to the State of the Union address.
OK, you've got Palin fatigue. Not to worry. So does much of the country: The latest CNN poll shows that 56 percent of Americans view her unfavorably.
It is probably some form of poetic justice that, in reacting to the attempted murder of a congresswoman and the murder of a judge, some of the political discourse has devolved into an unhelpful and unenlightening argument that goes something like this: It's your fault; no, it's your fault.
Former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) says blaming political rhetoric for the Tucson shooting is "irresponsible."
As the saying goes, even paranoids have enemies. A Washington corollary: Even cynics have reason to be cynical.
It's hard, when you've run something, to come back and realize you're not going to be in charge anymore. Democrats have been demoted to minority status in the House, and it's probably not much fun. No chairmanships to dole out, no rules to write, no votes to pass much of anything.
It took just eight days after the election for the two deficit commission chairmen to pounce. And the title page of their draft version of budget cuts doesn't mince words: "The problem is real -- the solution is painful -- There's no easy way out -- Everything must be on the table -- and Washington must lead."
CNN's Eliot Spitzer challenges Texas Congressman Jeb Hensarling to name his cuts to wipe out the deficit.
CNN's Dana Bash and Gloria Borger discuss how the GOP is handling the victory of Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell.
The thing that is hard to miss in Ted Olson's Washington office are the quills. They're in a mug, all 56 of them, each commemorating an appearance before the Supreme Court. In many of those cases, he was the standard bearer for conservatives. And a successful one; he won 44 times.
Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham weigh in on how Pres. Obama handled Gen. McChrystal's resignation.
Aside from his extraordinarily bad judgment, Gen. Stanley McChrystal also had something else working against him: bad timing. Really bad timing.
The news about Al and Tipper Gore deciding to separate after 40 years of marriage shocked Washington -- and those who know them -- into a kind of frenzy: How could this be? They have always been the genuine political couple. The ones who were affectionate and caring; the ones who had fun. The couple who dared to smooch onstage at a national political convention.
When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell decided last week to portray the Democratic version of financial regulation as a Wall Street "bailout," it seemed like a brilliant, albeit cynical, political move.
It was no surprise over at the White House that Justice John Paul Stevens has decided to retire from the court after nearly 35 years. And they're clearly ready with a list of names -- some fully vetted and even interviewed by the president -- after the Sonia Sotomayor choice last spring.
There wasn't a big-screen hero with a gun to his head or a Hollywood beauty in harm's way, but Washington was caught-up in a cliffhanger this week -- and President Barack Obama was at the center of it.
Here's something to keep in mind about American voters: They're not fond of political gimmicks.
After months of writing a huge health care bill largely behind closed doors in the Senate, now comes the decision to work out the final kinks in the massive bill in a conference committee -- behind closed doors.
Democrats in Congress, already worried about their dim prospects in the 2010 midterm elections, have been thrown in a tizzy about something else that could reduce their majority: retirements.
The moment has to happen sometime in a new administration, and the Afghanistan speech was it: the end of the Obama campaign of limitless aspiration and the acknowledgement of a presidency burdened by harsh realities and difficult choices.
If you're a Democratic political adviser right now, you've got one major question heading into the 2010 midterm elections: Do voters worry more about the skyrocketing deficit or high unemployment?
The fashionable critique of President Obama is that we don't really know who he is yet: That somehow, the eloquent and often-inspiring candidate of the campaign has yet to morph into anything resembling a memorable -- much less transformational -- president.
The story so far: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does everything in her power to get health care reform passed by keeping her Democratic caucus together.
Right now, the political intelligentsia is consumed with the outcome of a congressional district in upstate New York.
Right now, the political intelligentsia is consumed with the outcome of a congressional district in upstate New York.
In my next life, I'd like to be an opposition party leader. What fun to go to work every day knowing you will always be right, largely because your ideas will remain untested.
Sometimes, even in Washington, there's no way around a central truth: that in governing, there are moments when real, tough decisions must be made. No waffling. None of the usual "on the one hand, on the other hand." No hiding behind the votes cast by others.
First of all, let me stipulate that, as a purely political matter, I take no issue with President Obama's concern that Democrats could take a shellacking in 2010.
She stood by her husband throughout the contentious 2008 presidential campaign and during heated health care reform debates during his presidency.
Now is the time for all long debates to come to an end.
No-drama Obama morphed into an emotional, tough, determined leader in his joint address to Congress Wednesday night, making it clear that "the moment" is demanding health reform. Not just as a matter of care, but as a matter of national character.
In a way, the president really has no other choice but to finally speak -- and speak conclusively about what he wants in a health care reform bill.
No matter which way you look at it, the question is painfully difficult: What -- if anything -- do we do about the post 9/11 behavior of some CIA agents who worked feverishly to interrogate prisoners they believed had information that could save American lives?
The giveaway was when they started calling him "Barack."
It's always hard to be optimistic about the passage of any kind of health care reform.
In the past decade, it's become a given that Supreme Court nominees are expected to tell you -- not to mention the senators actually voting on confirmation -- absolutely nothing about how they will rule on the Supreme Court.
After years of watching those wives stand (sadly) by their men, there was something refreshing -- and real -- about Jenny Sanford's decision to be far, far away from the governor's apology tour.
Even a popular president who still seems to enjoy the general goodwill of the American public can have a bad week.
There is a moment -- on every issue of consequence -- when a president has to step in and declare: I own this.
All told, Sonia Sotomayor spent six hours at the White House last week, one of them with President Obama.
Even before President Obama chose Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, he let it be known that he was looking for a justice with, among other things, something called "empathy."
In politics, particularly after you've arrived at the White House, the rule of thumb is this: retreat from controversy. When it happens, as it inevitably will, try to back off. Change the subject if you can. And remember, calm is good. Pot-stirring, not so good.
It's hard not to be cynical about the prospects for the passage of serious health care reform.
In a Washington that pays homage to bipartisanship but never quite gets there, the prospect of a new Supreme Court battle only gets the partisan juices flowing.
Sen. Arlen Specter intends to switch parties, which would add to the Democratic majority in the Senate. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Since we are all obsessed with President Obama's first 100 days, let's get this out of the way:
CNN's Brianna Keilar reports Congressional leaders are fuming over AIG paying bonuses to executives.
President-elect Barack Obama is expected to nominate New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner for Treasury Secretary.
Barack Obama and John McCain had planned on spending Thursday sequestered from the campaign trail preparing for the first presidential debate Friday night, but uncertainty surrounding the economic bailout plan has cut short both men's study sessions.
Sen. Hillary Clinton could be in the cross hairs at Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate.
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards files papers in Concord, for the fast approaching New Hampshire primary.
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