For all the headaches on the campaign trail, you would not think a candidate would be hounded by his own dog.
There's a long history of presidential pets in the White House and with reason. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
If Super Bowl Sunday is a day you look forward to with great anticipation each year, if it is a day that you equate with excitement and good times, there's something you should know:
When President Obama delivers his third, and possibly final, State of the Union address Tuesday, will the economy be issue no. 1?
President Obama traveled to the heart of Republican Kansas on Tuesday, where he presented Americans with a choice: a "fair shot" with him, or a return to "you're on your own economics."
Confession: I'm a Teddy Roosevelt nerd. And apparently President Obama is as well.
More than a century after Teddy Roosevelt's famous "New Nationalism" address, President Barack Obama sounded similar themes Tuesday in the same town in the Republican heartland of Kansas, delivering a populist speech that called for extending the payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of the year.
President Obama urges Republicans to join Democrats in extending a payroll tax cut set to expire at year's end.
I had been wrestling with eye redness for weeks. After trying nearly every brand of over-the-counter eyedrops available, I finally decided to see a doctor.
Elizabeth Cohen explains issues surrounding the health care reform law.
Tempers are flaring again across the South China Sea.
Artifacts from the megayacht of 19th-century financier J.P. Morgan are to be sold this weekend at an auction set to reveal how one of America's most influential men enjoyed life aboard his second home on the high seas.
You are at the mercy of bartender Matt Biancaniello when you order a drink at the Library Bar in Hollywood's famous Roosevelt Hotel.
Matt Biancaniello is shaking up unusual cocktails by matching customer flavor profiles with fresh ingredients.
Just because icons like Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison aren't alive today, doesn't mean their leadership lessons should be forgotten. And since history always repeats itself, there is some career advice that never seems to change.
Few things in nature are as mesmerizing as a waterfall -- the thunderous roar as water spills over cliffs, the light glistening off the spray, the sheer force of it all.
The Army-Navy game this Saturday marks the 120th anniversary of the great football rivalry. Their first game, played on a gridiron laid out on southeast corner of the West Point Parade Ground, was so sparsely attended that spectators could move up and down the field as the line of scrimmage shifted.
Panama and the United Arab Emirates are crucial trade hubs thanks to two of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century -- Dubai's Jebel Ali port and the Panama Canal.
Reading glasses sit at the community table in the corner of The Hotel Coffee Shop. It's for the men too stubborn to bring their own.
CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the flack president's have faced for spending time outside of Washington on vacation.
One American president's legitimacy was questioned because he was accused of wearing women's underwear.
In a housing market still struggling to regain strength, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have quickly become two of the nation's biggest landlords. By the end of March, the troubled mortgage finance companies had taken over 163,828 foreclosed houses. That's more homes than there are in Seattle.
The president was young, a Harvard-educated intellectual admired for his charisma and skill with the written word.
The Smithsonian Institution weighs in on the Gulf spill and its long term effects. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.
Recently, I was talking with an interviewer about men and war (I wrote a book about this), and she asked me, "What is it about testosterone that gets us into war?"
Jamie Dimon could be the most dangerous person in America. It's not that he is incompetent and likely to lead his bank quickly onto the rocks. On the contrary, Mr. Dimon threatens our economic and political system precisely because he is so good at his job, and because he is determined to translate his recent success into making his bank even bigger.
A rare letter evincing a display of affection between President Theodore Roosevelt and his youngest son is up for sale by a dealer who obtained it from a Roosevelt family friend.
CNN's Erica Hill talks with some of the passengers of Northwest Flight 253 which was the target of an attempted terror attack.
Kurt Haskell's eyes were locked on the seatback monitor in front of him when the words of a passing flight attendant caught his attention.
In winning the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama joins an elite group of U.S. presidents. He is the fourth to win the prize, the third to win it while in office and the first to receive it during his first year in office.
When did the Heisman Trophy race become lengthier and costlier than a presidential campaign?
President Theodore Roosevelt is generally credited with launching a nationwide push for campaign spending reform. Embarrassed by disclosure of secret donations by insurance firms to his 1904 election, he supported congressional efforts to ban corporate dollars in national races.
Most of us pick up a razor at least every couple of days, and although shaving's a little tedious, it's not too much of a hassle.
We're in the throes of summer vacation season, but at least one American is still on the job. While it's rumored that President Obama will follow in the footsteps of President Clinton and vacation on Martha's Vineyard, he hasn't had a chance to break out his Bermuda shorts just yet. When Obama does take off, though, he'll join in the grand tradition of presidential vacations, like these notable ones:
When a film cast includes names like Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Owen Wilson, a bit of improvisation on set is to be expected.
It's another "Night At The Museum." Take a look as cast members talk about their adventure.
1. The Jim Bowden saga is not a distraction to the players.
Craggy-faced film, television and stage actor James Whitmore has died at 87, the Los Angeles County, California, Sheriff's Department confirmed Saturday.
Barack Obama's daughters are moving into a house with a swimming pool, a bowling alley and its own movie theater.
When a new president strolls into the White House, there's a kick in his step and a twinkle in his eyes.
Nine sites in the central Pacific will be set as sanctuaries for marine life and bases of research for scientists, President Bush said Tuesday.
Joe Funk, a retired Secret Service agent, recounts his time driving President Clinton.
As a candidate, Barack Obama promoted hybrid cars.
The hotel that will be home to President-elect Barack Obama and his family for the next couple of weeks offers one of Washington's best views of their future home, the White House, and a past linked with political movers and shakers.
The Obamas are coming to Washington early. Samantha Hayes reports on their hotel of choice.
In his concession speech on Tuesday night, John McCain illustrated the historic significance of Barack Obama's election by noting that a little over a century ago the inclusion of another black man, Booker T. Washington, at a White House dinner provoked outrage in large parts of the country.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain conceded the presidential race before a crowd of supporters in Phoenix on Tuesday. He also congratulated Sen. Barack Obama. Here is a transcript:
Since the days of George Washington, U.S. presidents have carved out a long tradition of official road trips, if not by motorcade, then by railroad or horse and carriage.
The first full night of the Republican convention's hurricane-interrupted proceedings had the unintentional feel of a valedictory.
Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee spoke to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. Here is the text of the speech:
I had the flu. But not just any flu. No, this was the kind of bug that forces a normally rational human being to dial information and beg the operator for Jack Kevorkian's home phone number.
All of the names and previously classified files identifying nearly 24,000 spies who formed the first centralized intelligence effort by the United States have been released
Politicians since Theodore Roosevelt have fretted over big donors' impact on U.S. elections; a hundred years later, though, campaigns still cost money
When the Fed concludes a two-day meeting, it is expected that the central bank will express more concerns about inflation and in that way signal that rate increases could be on the way
First lady Laura Bush talks about plans for daughter Jenna's upcoming wedding.
CNN's Carl Azuz discusses the finer points of campaign finance and how much one can donate.
Use this information to teach your students about campaign finance.
The game of the year will take place in New Jersey on Wednesday night as No. 1 St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) puts its undfeated record on the line against bitter rival St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) at Rutgers.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."
Panama blasted away part of a hillside next to the canal on Monday, marking the start of the waterway's biggest expansion since it opened 93 years ago.
Panama Canal expansion begins
Dinosaurs shared the Earth for millions of years with the species that were their ancestors, a new study concludes
Arnold Schwarzenegger's private office is in a commercial building in Santa Monica, and it bulges with manly-man props from the movies. It's a long way, then - in every way - from Theodore Roosevel...
Below is the text of the Democratic response to President Bush's speech, delivered by Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia:
Nowadays both Lenin and Lennon are commemorated in statue in Havana. It's perhaps not surprising; after all, music and politics are synonymous with Cuba and its famous capital. Cuba may be one of the last bastions of Communism, but Castro's twilight years have seen the Caribbean island adopt a more friendly face after its long, lonely years as a Cold War warrior. The country that once almost pitched the world into atomic conflict is now happy to accept tourist dollars. These days Che Guevara, the poster boy of the Revolution, is as much a photogenic salesman for Caribbean beach holidays and Havana city breaks as countercultural icon. Ever since "Buena Vista Social Club" and its spinoffs launched Cuban artists into the mainstream, the island has also reaped the rewards of its rich musical heritage with groups such as Buena Fe among its most successful exports. Narrowly separated from the mainland U.S. by the Florida Straits, Cuba was an American obsession long before the 1959 Revolution. Theodore Roosevelt
As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice journeys from the United States to the Middle East to Europe, she joins a long line of officials who have tried to broker an end to disputes among warring states or factions.
Of course it's news -- real, gee-whiz news -- when the second-richest man in the world decides to give away the bulk of his fortune -- most of it to a foundation run by the richest man in the world.
At home and abroad, he was the locomotive president, the man who drew his flourishing nation into the future.
Most people know somebody who claims to be "tone deaf." Now scientists in the UK are using the Internet to conduct the largest ever investigation into the musical listening disorder.
The following is one of my favorite thoughts on the issue of immigration. It's from President Theodore Roosevelt in a letter to the American Defense Society in 1919, 10 years after his presidency. --Lou Dobbs
Although he has three years left in office, President Bush is spending the holiday week at his ranch reading a book about Theodore Roosevelt's life after he left the White House.
As the summer of 2005 turns into autumn, each new public opinion poll reports even further hemorrhaging of voters' confidence in the federal government and the Bush administration.
If you're one of those rare individuals known as an "undecided voter," you have a choice to make, between two men whose opinions offer stark contrasts.
There was no official announcement, no press release. But make no mistake about it. As demonstrated daily in the language used by those who wage and those who analyze this uninspiring presidential campaign, the historic meaning of the word "patriotism" has been totally rewritten.
I just finished reading Rush drummer Neil Peart's "Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road." The book is an account of Peart's self-imposed exile and travels to grieve the deaths of his wife and daughter, who both died within a year of each other.
President George W. Bush's occasional broken syntax is not a felony.
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Deep in upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains, two miles east of the town of Newcomb, there's a roadside plaque on Highway 28 N. It's a historical marker designating the spot where Theodore Roose...
By sheer coincidence, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow's biography of the leading industrialist of the Gilded Age, John D. Rockefeller, was published on the eve of the Justice Department's Ma...
When did big government begin? Conservatives of all ages tend to think federal spending went out of control around their tenth birthday. Commentators who have a little more historical perspective t...
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There's no disputing the final count. Bill Clinton won 43% of the popular vote and 370 electoral votes, while George Bush took 38% of the vote and 168 electoral ballots. Question is, does that marg...
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While nobody has made a big deal of it yet, there is a baby-boomer running for President. Bill Clinton, born August 19, 1946, rides the leading edge, the fortunate foam, of that demographic tsunami...
In The Disuniting of America (Whittle Direct Books, $11.95), Arthur Schlesinger Jr. takes on the hot topic of multiculturalism in a lively 83-page essay. Like other titles in its ''Larger Agenda'' ...
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