President Barack Obama took some awkward steps this week, inching America away from its 30-year embrace of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak.
U.S. President Barack Obama urged Americans to "win the future" this week, while moving ahead in the effort to do that himself as well.
Sioban "Sam" Bennett and Matt Lewis discuss anger and politics in Arizona.
Newsweek's Daniel Stone talks guns, pundits and Sarah Palin.
How hard is it to keep a campaign promise? Democratic Liz Chadderdon and Republican Kristen Soltis weigh in.
Newsweek's Andrew Romano weighs in on the status of an old constitution, a new congress and a changing White House.
The U.S. and Russian presidents signed the START treaty months ago. The U.S. Senate still hasn't ratified it. Why?
Rep. Nancy Pelosi won't give up. Rep. John Boehner won't give in. Newsweek's Daniel Stone weighs in.
Does President Obama have the international clout to pack a "presidential wallop"?
George W. Bush is back. This time he's selling a book but once again he's getting very mixed reviews.
Midterms are over. Blogger Reihan Salam and Sam Bennett from the Women's Campaign Forum on what happens next.
Newsweek's Andrew Romano weighs in on who is up and who is down in the world of U.S. politics.
Americans are waking up to smell the coffee. Turns out it's tea.
After a week of bizarre U.S. debates, Jonathan Mann and Andrew Romano from Newsweek explain who is up and who is down.
Conservative columnist Reihan Salam and Democratic strategist Joe Lestingi on politicians' desperate dash to get voters.
Newsweek's Daniel Stone weighs in on Hillary Clinton, Karl Rove and Jerry Brown
America's official colors are red, white and blue but the man to watch right now is orange.
U.S. President Barack Obama is about to crash into Congress and like bystanders on the roadside we can all see the collision coming.
American politics has a photogenic new face with a troubled past of bad finances, potential fraud and a flirtation with witchcraft.
Newsweek' Andrew Romano weighs in on the rising/falling sock of Christine O'onnell, Charles Rangel and John Boehner.
How much do U.S. members of congress get paid?
Is the toughest guy in the White House about to leave town?
U.S. President Barack Obama announced a milestone in the American war in Iraq this week, in the awkward position of a commander taking stock of a conflict he opposed after a strategy he opposed, with a result he could hardly have wished for either.
America's Republicans are up-in-arms about a proposed building that is barely even a blueprint yet, because it will put a new mosque within walking distance of New York's Ground Zero.
America is fighting a border war. With itself.
A soft-spoken African-American woman with a gentle manner has become the most famous face in U.S. politics, in Kafkaesque confusion involving race, right-wing media and officials of the Obama administration.
Millions of Americans spent this week ignoring politics and concentrating on summer, soaring temperatures and vacation travel, but there was no getting away from Sarah Palin.
U.S. President Barack Obama is thinking about jobs: looking for jobs for more than 14 million Americans and protecting the jobs of Washington lawmakers at the same time.
U.S. President Barack Obama has one man and one year left to win in Afghanistan.
Do BP's initials stand for Bad at Politics?
Obama is getting angry.
This week's deadly Israeli attack on an activist flotilla in the Mediterranean seems to have left the White House adrift.
Conventional wisdom: Who's up? Who's down? When the President is away, does the staff play? What's with Palin's fence?
Is President Obama turning into President Carter? Plus, Japan's Prime Minister takes a fall and headaches in Germany.
Tempers flare across the world with an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico and Israel's raid of a Gaza bound flotilla.
The oil spill off the south coast of the United States now reaches practically all the way to the White House and President Barack Obama is being soiled by it.
If you've seen enough American cop shows on TV there's a phrase that may sound familiar:
What happens now in the UK, and what are the candidates saying? Plus, meltdown in the streets of Athens.
Find out how some of Britain's most notable citizens voted.
The UK election brought lots of losers, but who are the winners? Plus, political fallout from the Gulf oil spill.
There's a huge sticky mess floating towards the southern United States. It's crude oil but it's politics too.
Some of the richest and most powerful people in the United States are arguing about money and the world has trillions of dollars invested in the outcome.
America's straight-laced Republican Party was stunned to learn this week that it bankrolled a donor's tab at a Hollywood bar featuring topless dancers mimicking exotic sex.
A vote on healthcare so close and yet so far. What is a byrd dropping and why are the Capitol police mad?
Congress gets a whipping over their yeas and nays.
Wingnuts: Horse and man, a love story. And why are so many crybabies in the White House?
There wasn't a big-screen hero with a gun to his head or a Hollywood beauty in harm's way, but Washington was caught-up in a cliffhanger this week -- and President Barack Obama was at the center of it.
An argument in the shower turns into a Democratic mud bath. Cheney's daughter feels the heat from the right.
Weren't the Democrats supposed to clean up Washington? What can the White House do?
Wingnuts looks at political foot-in-mouth disease. And why does President Obama use so many pens?
President Obama throws down the health care gauntlet, while it's a bad time to be a Democratic politician from New York.
Too much congressional talk, not enough action.
Wingnuts examines political foot-in-mouth disease, and ex-presidents come together to give Obama a hard time.
Extremism from the left and right; What does it take to become House Speaker?
President Obama tries for a last ditch attempt to save his health care reform plan.
The Republicans beat up on the Democrats; Democrats beat up on Republicans; everyone beats up on Toyota.
The next time you see a dog chase after a car, ask yourself what would happen if the dog actually caught it.
Why are so many Americans contemptuous of their Congress?
Timid dancing in Korea, animated Russians and bold words from the lunatic fringe.
Congress cracks up, conservatives come together. And the sexiest president ever?
Why is the U.S. government locked up? And what is "Left and Right?"
Sarah Palin has the facts in the palm of her hand. And a campaign ad so bad it's good.
Two political parties joined by mutual disdain. Is cooperation possible or even necessary?
Snow stops Washington cold in its tracks. Plus the most outrageous --and wrong-- statements from the left and right.
One year after Barack Obama led his Democrats to victory and inspired so many people around the world, millions of Americans have grown disillusioned. Republicans and their allies are reaping the benefit.
The president plans to spend trillions of dollars this year. Not everyone is happy about it.
Is America's newest protest movement turning into something serious? Politicians are paying attention.
He's not just a hot commodity; admirers say Senator Scott Brown is hot - period.
Barack Obama campaigned for the White House promising hope and change, but he's delivered some other things there too: spending and debt.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour has a wide-ranging interview with British Conservative Party leader David Cameron.
Picking apart the State of the Union, political voodoo in Romania and the fur --and some dessert -- flies in Canada.
Open mouth, insert foot for one politician, White House crashers stay mum, and are brilliant leaders left handed?
Barack Obama has been president of the United States for just one year but this week he seemed to start campaigning all over again.
U.S. President Barack Obama is still black and Americans are still getting used to it.
CNN's Jonathan Mann talks with Politifact.com's Bill Adair on how truthful the newsmakers have been.
President Obama accepts responsibility after a bomb plot came close to killing hundreds.
This week, our Political World features a polygamous president and some bizarre news about Beyonce.
How angry should the president dubbed 'No-Drama Obama' be about an alleged attack that could have killed hundreds of people? How much should it change his plans?
Politifact.com reveals its pick for "Lie of the Year 2009" and rates the biggest presidential promises kept and broken.
The best and worst case scenarios for Democrats and Republicans heading into November's mid-term elections.
A few of CNN's far-flung correspondents offer some lighthearted New Year's wishes and resolutions for world leaders.
This year's highlights, including a new U.S. President, the big bailouts, the budget, two wars and a Portuguese pooch.
Health care town halls turned ugly last summer. A high court Justice made history. And did someone shout "You Lie"?
A look at President Obama on the world stage, his Peace Prize win and a few lighthearted White House moments from 2009.
It's the "power of one" vs. the Democrats' fragile coalition as health care reform teeters in the U.S. Senate.
President Obama enters 11th-hour negotiations at a U.N. climate conference and says the time for talk is over.
The "left-wing" eagle on the Presidential seal, and we mark the passing of the man who designed the first 50-star flag.
There's an enormous "National Christmas Tree" in Washington D.C. that stands more than 12 meters high. With one week left to go, here's a list of big presents you could put there:
A look at how President Obama is promoting peace while defending war.
President Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway.
The president and first lady share candid moments in a day of peace.
Barack Obama flies back to Washington today with arguably the most prestigious prize a political leader can win but it probably won't help him much back home.
Get them in, and get them out. The U.S. President's plan comes under fire quickly.
Sometimes if you want a seat in parliament, you have to catch it first!
Are microchip implants in the health care bill? We'll check the Truth-o-Meter. Plus, a summit meeting?well, almost!
The U.S. President promises to finish the job in Afghanistan. Plus politics mixes with pageantry at the White House.
What are the U.S. President, Congressional Republicans and Sarah Palin most thankful for, and what are their biggest messes.
Uninvited guests at the Obamas' first official state dinner grab headlines, but it's no laughing matter for the U.S. Secret Service.
The president journeys to Asia, while Sarah Palin comes-down from Alaska. We follow their trials and travels.
Is Sarah Palin just selling a book or selling herself too?
When the president drives, he really d-r-i-v-e-s. Where does that convoy of cars actually come from?
Democrats in the U.S. House of Reps are celebrating, but is the health care bill "dead on arrival" in the U.S. Senate.
As if passing health care wasn't hard enough, abortion becomes a mini-drama and splits the dems.
The First Lady makes an appearance on the longest-running children's show on U.S. television
A look at the U.S. President's global popularity one year after his election. Our international correspondents gauge reaction around the world.
The G.O.P. has two big wins this week when Americans hit the polls. Were voters making a statement about their President and his policies?
Analysis of the biggest Obama campaign promises kept and biggest ones broken. Plus, is Presidential portrait painting still practiced?
The U.S. House of Representatives unveils a health care reform bill, as the Senate's draft makes some members sick.
The U.S. president receives the remains of 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan, while spending for the wars increases.pm.1.healthy.choices
The Japanese Prime Minister is singing a different tune, but this one isn't strictly political.
President Obama's favorite metaphor lately seems to be a mop. We get a handle on it.
The Obama administration slashes top salaries at companies that got big bailouts.
'Talk radio' is a powerful force in U.S. politics, but why does one point of view seem to rule the waves?
The United States is fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but there are thousands of troops caught-up in a very different battle and President Barack Obama is promising to win it.
The president's healthcare plan gets a boost from Republican Senator Olympia Snowe. Will her colleagues warm to it?
Gay and Lesbian Americans voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. Now they're waiting to for him to pay them back.
Your chance to live right next door to the Obamas. Almost.
The Nobel Prize for Peace goes to President Barack Obama barely nine months into his term.
Does the world's most prestigious prize actually make anything easier for the president?
The Nobel Committee likes him, but have a look about what they're saying about Obama on TV.
The most talked-about man in American politics isn't in America or in politics.
The U.S. and Iran hold rare talks on Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his advisers are reportedly split on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan.
President Obama back on the campaign trail, but was he successful this time around?
How much will Barack Obama bet on Afghanistan?
With world leaders gathered at the UN and G20 Summit, Barack Obama launches Washington in a new direction.
Foreign policy is all about foreign problems. Can the US president really achieve what's on his agenda?
The Libyan leader, the longest handshake and some other diplomatic 'doozies.'
The United States has its first black president, but it may have to wait to get a green one. Right now, Barack Obama has his hands full.
Are president Obama's opponents using racist imagery and anger to fight his initiatives?
Our analysts say the talk about race is part of a bigger ethnic transformation of the USA.
Does U.S. President Obama need a passport while traveling?
Are white Americans turning against Barack Obama because of the color of his skin?
Is an insulting accusation on live TV any different from the politics of talk shows and town-hall meetings?
American politicians rarely get rude publicly, unless they think they're speaking privately
U.S. President Barack Obama announced this week that the "time for bickering is over" and then found out just how wrong he could be.
Could George W. Bush or some of his top aides end up behind bars?
For the first time in more than 60 years, America is without a Kennedy on the national stage and it's more than just a sentimental loss to President Barack Obama.
Is the anger in American politics edging towards violence?
Washington D.C. is hot in the summer but President Barack Obama is learning that outside the capital right now it's even hotter.
It may have been the most famous "happy hour" in modern American history.
U.S. President Barack Obama is trying to reform American health care, and it may be weakening the pulse of his presidency.
There are more than 200 men behind bars in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In a way, U.S. President Barack Obama is trapped there too.
They were the two most famous African-Americans in the world: President Barack Obama and Michael Jackson.
President Barack Obama has accomplished some extraordinary things but can he really shoot down a fighter jet?
Protesters were on the streets of Tehran all week, demanding real democracy. Where, some people were asking, was U.S. President Obama?
Has Sarah Palin started running for president? In the last week alone, the Alaska governor appeared at a Republican fundraiser in Washington D.C., attended a baseball game in New York and even led a small-town parade on the U.S. east coast, 5,000 kilometers from her small town on the western side of the continent.
U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting the Middle East and Europe this week pursuing diplomacy and dialogue, trying to renew faith in America.
There are more Hispanics in the U.S. than Spaniards in Spain.
Barack Obama is a married man but there's another woman with a hold on him that his wife can never match: she runs the House.