President Barack Obama
May 9, 2013 — President Obama may not like the bills Congress considers, but he rarely vetoes them. In fact, Obama has vetoed fewer pieces of legislation than any president since Martin Van Buren. It's not just because Congress is sending him fewer bills.
Apr 15, 2013 — During a time of paralysis in Washington, states are taking the lead on a whole host of issues, from guns and gay marriage to education and tax policy. Of course, not everyone applauds the laws they pass. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart recently called states the "meth laboratories of democracy."
Mar 12, 2013 — Americans expect a lot from the president — any president. Modern presidents are believed to control the economy, when the reality is that they have fewer tools even to control Congress or public opinion.
Mar 2, 2013 — From The View to the Oscars, Barack and Michelle Obama's regular appearances on talk shows and at sports events raise the question of whether even a president can become overexposed.
Feb 28, 2013 — No rational person would try to cut nearly all government spending by a fixed amount, regardless of the individual merit of any given program. That's kind of the point.
Feb 22, 2013 — If you can't tell what politicians in Washington are talking about, you're not alone. But eventually terms such as "sequester" and "reconciliation" can become less impenetrable, if only because of their constant repetition.
Feb 17, 2013 — A draft of the plan, which was leaked to USA Today, proposes the creation of a "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa for those living here illegally. But GOP Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed the proposal, saying it was "disappointing" to those working on a solution to the issue.
Feb 9, 2013 — Gun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama's own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.
Jan 29, 2013 — President Obama will address the immigration issue in a speech Tuesday, following hard on the heels of a new overhaul proposal out of the Senate. Despite new momentum on the issue, those who favor a harder line against illegal immigrants are not convinced they need to change tack.
Jan 22, 2013 — George Washington invoked the Almighty, but the word "God" wasn't used in an inaugural address until James Monroe. Since then, few presidents have missed the opportunity to put God in their inaugural speeches.