Dec 10, 2013 9:46AM ET
Jonathan Cohn on Obamacare's redistribution, Jonathan Chait on the GOP's subsidies for the wealthy, Ilyse Hogue on Mandela the feminist, Ben Jacobs on Rep. Steve Stockman, and Brian Beutler on the emerging budget deal.
Dec 10, 2013 9:07AM ET
With no Florida campaigns in his future, President Obama shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz at the Nelson Mandela memorial service this morning, setting off an entirely predictable response.
Dec 10, 2013 2:35AM ET
President Barack Obama delivered a stirring address as thousands came out in the pouring rain to honor Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dec 9, 2013 6:31PM ET
Facebook researchers dove into the data of those red equals sign profile pictures on Monday, and found one surprising area that particularly loved their pro-gay rights message: Missoula, Montana.
Dec 9, 2013 6:25PM ET
Congratulations to 2008 and 2012 also-rans Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, both of whom will be the subjects of upcoming TV/Netflix shows, one of which looks like it might be the best of this rapidly-growing genre.
Dec 9, 2013 5:09PM ET
According to a new study, the 2008-2009 auto bailouts saved 1.5 million jobs in the auto industry — meaning that each job cost the country less than $12,000 since 2009.
Dec 9, 2013 4:42PM ET
December 14th marks the anniversary of the Newtown shootings in Connecticut, where residents have asked for privacy and "acts of kindness."
Dec 9, 2013 3:42PM ET
A veritable who's who of the world's political leaders will attend Nelson Mandela's funeral in South Africa on Tuesday, including as many as 70 current heads of state.
Dec 9, 2013 3:33PM ET
President Obama doesn't specifically tell America that every kid should learn how to code in a video released on Monday by the White House, but he comes close enough that we must interject: No, everyone does not need to learn to code.
Dec 9, 2013 2:26PM ET
While we all pride ourselves on having developed our political identity after a lengthy period of thoughtful contemplation, it turns out that it's at least 56 percent thanks to genetics.
Dec 9, 2013 2:15PM ET
"Obama did not tell the whole story" on Assad's alleged involvement in a chemical weapons strike in Syria last August, begins Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh's latest piece.
Dec 9, 2013 1:22PM ET
The mildly pathetic rollout of the Affordable Care Act has given health and technology PR professionals a chance to remind people how useful they think their advice can be.
Dec 9, 2013 1:03PM ET
Generation Opportunity, the Koch-funded group urging young people to "opt out" of Obamacare, has spent a lot of time trying to appear cool.
Dec 9, 2013 12:29PM ET
The most-recent Small Business Saturday, held at the end of last month, didn't have tremendous success in getting people out to smaller retailers. One possible reason: small business is hard to find in much of the United States.
Dec 9, 2013 12:29PM ET
Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner was sentenced to three years of probation today, on three counts of mistreating women, one of which was a felony.
Dec 9, 2013 12:20PM ET
Clearly the best thing to have been produced in the United States this year is Really Big Coloring Books's new Ted Cruz-focused coloring book, which will teach your kids all sorts of unexpected things about modern politics.
Dec 9, 2013 11:45AM ET
While Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill have been warring over amendments to change how the military deals with sexual assault, but now neither measure will get a vote.
Dec 9, 2013 11:17AM ET
Reviews for Hillary Clinton's pre-2009 work are largely in, but for her State Department tenure — probably the most significant for any 2016 bid — the legacy-defining is just getting underway.
Dec 9, 2013 9:57AM ET
Alex Pareene on what's at stake in the rise of Elizabeth Warren, Susan Glasser on Hillary Clinton's legacy, Robinson Meyer on Upworthy, Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas on the grand bargain, and Elizabeth Goitein on humanizing terrorists.
Dec 9, 2013 9:35AM ET
Friday is Congress' (latest) self-imposed deadline on coming to some sort of agreement on the budget — and it appears that it may actually achieve the tricky goal of not completely failing.
Dec 9, 2013 1:34AM ET
In the wake of leaks surrounding the NSA's surveillance programs, eight of the largest tech companies have allied in a concerted effort to push for government reform.
Dec 8, 2013 7:22PM ET
NSA officials say they're missing some pep in their step after the American public learned about the agency's proclivities for spying on them without telling them, The Washington Post reports, and they blame President Obama.
Dec 8, 2013 3:44PM ET
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has dropped yet another bombshell allegation: that President Obama was not being honest to the American people when he blamed Bashar al-Assad for a sarin-gas attack in Syria.
Dec 8, 2013 2:55PM ET
The big news this week was the passing of Nelson Mandela, and the remembrances didn't stop as the Sunday talk show circuit lined up guest to remember a man who has largely been hailed as a hero, despite his complicated history with the United States.
Dec 8, 2013 2:24PM ET
Republican senator Rand Paul took to the airwaves to make his second public comment in three days about his aspirations for the presidency.
Dec 8, 2013 12:50PM ET
Just when you thought things were finally starting to look up for the much-maligned rollout of Healthcare.gov comes this revelation: between October and November, as many as one in four applications to insurance providers have errors that were caused by the website.
Dec 7, 2013 6:01PM ET
For the second time in as many days, President Barack Obama let out the rhetorical equivalent of an exasperated sigh in regards to the blockage of his legislative agenda in Congress, this time while discussing Iran.
Dec 7, 2013 1:10PM ET
Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old California man who had been imprisoned in North Korea since late October, is back home.
Dec 6, 2013 4:00PM ET
What was meant to be a routine visit to Japan, China and, currently, South Korea turned into a diplomatic peace keeping mission regarding China's expanded air zone, and the media has been keeping tabs on how well Biden's doing.
Dec 6, 2013 3:41PM ET
The furious, angry reaction from some conservatives to praise for Nelson Mandela masks the more important change: the leader's steady, inevitable embrace by his one-time opponents.