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White House Pet Correspondent Lucky Sees Stars & Stripes!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

With all the presidential advice Lucky received this past weekend from the above-mentioned, she is well on her way to being appointed White House Pet Correspondent to Bo Obama.

Comedy and Politics: Together Forever

Caissie St. Onge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Caissie St. Onge

The best comedy will shine a light on politics while holding up a magnifying glass until politics tries to run away or catches on fire. Metaphorically speaking.

Obama's Swine Flu Challenge

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Swine flu politics is back. It helped claim the career of a president more than 30 years ago.

First 100 Days Retrospective: Ford, Carter, Reagan

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What is striking is how often the media gets it wrong when measuring up new presidents. Journalists should approach judging a president's first 100 days with some humility.

Who's Responsible for Torture?

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

What should be done about the despicable and unjustified actions of people who, in the name of National Security and following directions from higher authorities, committed these acts?

Betty Ford's '70s Style: A Fashion Flashback (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Happy 91st birthday, Betty Ford! Known for her ardent work in drug addiction and eponymous rehab facility, Ford's tenure as first lady lasted from 1...

The Republican Party's Death Wish

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

We have yet to hear a single realistic scenario from a top Republican that would outline how and when the country could move forward from its current meltdown.

No Take-Home Swag: Stripping Bush and Cheney of Retirement Perks

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Let's strip Bush and Cheney of our hard-earned tax dollars, without gloat or bloodlust, then quickly move on. It's the least we can do. They've more than earned it.

In With the New

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael DeJong

Presidents come in various shapes and sizes, ages, disciplines and principles. But what many of them seem to have in common is their unwavering obsession with cleanliness...literally or figuratively.

President Obama and Our America

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Until today, I had only known two kinds of presidents, those who I really didn't like and those who I tolerated. Obama is something different, a president who I actually believe in.

How a Family's Divorce Impacted Obama and Other Presidents

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

As a child of divorce, Obama is more likely to be sensitive to policies that protect children and more likely to make family health care coverage a priority, since many divorced women lose their coverage.

Protecting the President: Lessons Learned?

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

The woman was Sara Jane Moore. There were two significant Secret-Service-related reasons that she was free to stand on that sidewalk that afternoon, gun in hand.

Lumps of Coal in Cheney's Stocking

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"I feel very good about a lot of the things we've done in this administration," Cheney told Chris Wallace in a Fox News interview this past weekend.

Will the Ghost of Richard Nixon Haunt the Obama White House?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

For all of his attempts to be a major force in history, it would not be Nixon's meetings with the Russians that would put his imprint on the office, but his dirty tricks and criminal activity.

The Republican Presidential Recession Record

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

Eisenhower: 2 recessions; Nixon and Ford: 2 recessions; Reagan: 1 recession; George H.W. Bush: 1 recession; George W. Bush: 2 recessions; Democrats: 1 recession. Eight to one, you decide.

Will Obama's First Term Really Just be a Hybrid of Clinton III and GW Bush III?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There is a strong chance that Lawrence Summers is going to be returned to the post of Secretary of the Treasury. Larry will have to prove to us that he is different and not the harbinger of Clinton Term III.

Obama Takes the Reins

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynne Glasner

Obama's victory ends the nightmare of the last eight years of the Bush Era, during which time the rule of law has taken a back seat to self-interest and aggrandizement of power.

GOP Endgame: Vote Suppression

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

The current charges against ACORN are frivolous distractions from what is a massive and threatening GOP campaign to distort the popular vote in key battleground states.

Real Change Depends On Replacing Entrenched Party Operatives

David Lucht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Lucht

There may be good reasons to vote the Republican ticket, but the hope that John McCain will bring change to Washington cannot be counted as one of them.

On Principle, The Presidency Is Not for Average Folk

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We have become a wistful electorate, intoxicated by the elixir of irresponsibility that I can only guess traces back to the gee-whiz, by golly folksiness of Gerry Ford.

Who Knows What Presidents Will Do?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose Presidents defy categorization by their decisions. Which renders exceedingly silly the idea that it makes a real difference whic...

It's Not Always the Economy Stupid

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If McCain can create enough doubt about who's really to blame, and convince voters that he can reverse the economic free fall as well as Obama, the election again may not be about the economy.

The Poetry Of A Political Speech

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Presidential nomination acceptance speeches surely aim to create great quotes, not to repeat them. So I should have figured that when I went digging ...

Cartoon Complexity

Jeffrey Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Kluger

There are few fields in which the increasingly sophisticated science of simplexity -- the study of the way simple things can be improbably complex, and complex things can be brilliantly simple -- applies more powerfully than in politics.

Ford Saw Clinton As Sex Addict: New Bio

New York Daily News | TRACY CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gerald Ford was disturbed by Bill Clinton's skirt-chasing ways - and thought he should check into a sex addiction clinic. A new book on the late 38th...