Dec 2, 2013 10:43AM ET
President Obama's low approval ratings pose a clear bind for Hillary Clinton, demanding she will choose between supporting a president popular with a black voter base she hopes to woo and distancing herself to appeal to the broader electorate.
Nov 27, 2013 4:44PM ET
Perhaps the last thing President Obama wants to talk about during the roll-out of his signature health policy is sex. Too bad. Obamacare and sex are at this point inextricable.
Nov 27, 2013 2:55PM ET
At Wednesday's presidential turkey pardon, Sasha Obama's always-just-beneath-the-surface annoyance with the corny necessities of her dad's job were on full display.
Nov 27, 2013 1:15PM ET
If you are bored at the airport right now or if you want something to look at / laugh at / refer bafflingly to tomorrow night at Thanksgiving dinner, here you go: The best tweets that have been created as of November 27, 2013.
Nov 27, 2013 11:14AM ET
Republican consultant Mike Murphy has the party's future plans all sorted out. Given that "we need to get a lot more creative," he has an idea: Hold the 2016 convention in Detroit, like Reagan did in 1980. Done and done.
Nov 27, 2013 9:53AM ET
By a two-to-one margin, Americans approve of John Kerry's deal with Iran according to a poll released on Wednesday. At least one American may be less pleased with the breakthrough: Hillary Clinton.
Nov 26, 2013 6:02PM ET
If your political party wants to pass legislation, here is a tip. Don't worry about the presidency or the Senate. Take the House.
Nov 26, 2013 4:13PM ET
Since Dinesh D'Souza wrote a book declaring The End of Racism, it was not racist when he on Tuesday referred to the president as the "Grown-Up Trayvon in the White House." See how that works?
Nov 26, 2013 2:39PM ET
In an effort to bring secret political spending to light, the Obama Administration on Tuesday announced new rules limiting how tax-exempt organizations could participate in political activity.
Nov 26, 2013 1:43PM ET
There was a time when the balloons in the Macy's Parade weren't inflated billboards for terrible movies. In the '30s, the balloons were instead weird animals and dead-eyed people.
Nov 26, 2013 11:58AM ET
Texas Rep. Steve Stockman is not shy about sharing his opinions on political issues. When it comes to how he makes his money, however, Stockman is a little more reserved.
Nov 26, 2013 11:22AM ET
The White House wants you to decide which turkey President Obama will "pardon" on Wednesday. Maybe the one whose favorite song is one by Beyonce? Um, what are we doing here?
Nov 26, 2013 10:35AM ET
Did you know that Obamacare gives people STDs? It's completely true, according to a cartoon that's going around, and it is why Obama should be impeached, probably.
Nov 26, 2013 10:01AM ET
We have here the geopolitical corollary to Godwin's Law: the more significant an international agreement, the more likely it is that a participant will be compared to British prime minister Neville Chamberlain.
Nov 25, 2013 5:08PM ET
On Wednesday, MSNBC's Chris Hayes will devote his show to a topic that should ruin a few family dinners: How to argue with your conservative relatives about politics.
Nov 25, 2013 3:55PM ET
In an interview, Sen. Grassley declared that, given Chris Christie's "physique," "wouldn't it be kind of nice to have a guy like him sitting on the pot" when Washington blows up? We have no idea what this means.
Nov 25, 2013 3:36PM ET
During his speech from San Francisco on Monday, President Obama was heckled by someone from an unexpected group: one of the people selected to stand onstage behind him.
Nov 25, 2013 2:17PM ET
Liz Cheney's bid to be Wyoming's next senator has hit two stumbling blocks: her iffy residency status and her touchy relationship with the rest of her family. Her new ad doesn't entirely answer that question, adding only one new vote to her in-family tally.
Nov 25, 2013 1:07PM ET
With perhaps as many as one-in-10 accounts run by spammers (according to a new study) and a healthy subculture bent on subversion, Twitter — finding a sudden need to turn users into advertiser dollars — wishes everyone would grow up.
Nov 25, 2013 11:01AM ET
President Obama will renew his push for comprehensive immigration reform, part of his long-stalled three-point plan for improving the economy. Republicans continue to shrug. Neither will likely be the key to anything getting done.
Nov 25, 2013 9:50AM ET
A warning from Republicans: President Obama only struck a deal with Iran on its nuclear program so that you'd stop paying attention to Obamacare. If that was actually the president's plan (it wasn't), it hasn't been super-effective.
Nov 22, 2013 4:55PM ET
George W. Bush is now mixing his two favorite things, painting and capitalism. For only $29.98, you can get a Christmas tree ornament depicting his painting of a cardinal, a painting Bush hopes "meets [your] expectations."
Nov 22, 2013 3:29PM ET
The highlight of this news report produced by Sacramento's ABC affiliate is probably when the brothel owner says, "Well, I think it's 'Hookers For Obama.'"
Nov 22, 2013 2:37PM ET
Among the news briefs filed by the AP from Dallas about Friday's commemoration of the assassination of President Kennedy was a mention of a rally hosted by conspiracy theory innovator Alex Jones. We decided to tune in.
Nov 22, 2013 2:03PM ET
The pattern we're now so familiar with — news event, faulty early reports, conflicting eyewitnesses, the inevitable conspiracy theory — began with the assassination of President Kennedy.
Nov 22, 2013 10:55AM ET
Constitutional law expert Donald Trump will play host to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at one of the real estate mogul's insistently-named Trump buildings on Friday.
Nov 22, 2013 10:11AM ET
For all of the melodrama preceding it, Thursday's Senate floor vote to change a rule and prevent filibusters on certain administration nominees wasn't very dramatic. What, then, does the change actually mean?
Nov 21, 2013 5:55PM ET
The FCC, obviously tired of Americans' deep affection for the government, is considering permitting airlines to allow cell service — and, apparently, voice calls — on flights. Here's how this horrible idea will work.
Nov 21, 2013 4:06PM ET
With Friday's 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, there are fewer and fewer Americans who were alive at the time. In fact, only about a third of America's current population was alive on that day in 1963.
Nov 21, 2013 1:20PM ET
The vice president of the United States walked from the White House to a nearby sandwich shop on Thursday, because it had sandwiches from Delaware.