As more details come out about the alleged affair between former CIA director David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell, it's beginning to look like the story is about more than two married people cheating on their spouses.
We now know what Barry Obama and his date looked like at prom in 1979 — and they probably looked better than you. Just compare the Obama crew's not-horrible prom fashion to many politicians' prom photos they might wish hadn't been dug up.
CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned over an extra-marital affair, and President Obama accepted the resignation Friday afternoon.
What's the case against Michelle Obama starting a political career of her own? It starts and ends with the fact that she doesn't want one. But what if she changes her mind?
In President Obama's first White House speech since his victory Tuesday night, he said that while "I'm open to compromise, I'm open to new ideas," the voters picked his approach to handling the budget deficit.
The Republican Party is having a conversation about how to reach more than old white people as voters. "What Republicans need to learn is how do we speak to all Americans," House Speaker John Boehner told ABC's Diane Sawyer.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan both believed the public polls were wrong, and that they'd win on Election Day. Their wives did, too.
Supporters of President Obama celebrated his reelection in a variety of ways, like getting tipsy, or partying in front of the White House. But that wasn't serious enough for some Obama fans.
Mitt Romney's campaign has admitted President Obama won Florida, and an adviser thinks they might have given it away.
If we want to know which way the Republican Party is headed after its big losses on Tuesday, it helps to look at how conservatives are explaining Mitt Romney's loss to themselves.
Maddie McCaskill, daughter of Sen. Claire McCaskill, along with her sister Lily became a subject of social media and fashion fixation. Now recovered from her post-election hangover, she tells The Atlantic Wire what it's like to be an Election Night meme.
While Karl Rove was battling Fox News' own Decision Desk over the network's calling Ohio -- and thus the presidency -- for President Obama, Mitt Romney had given up.
Not even 24 hours since Mitt Romney lost to President Obama, the Republicans advisers have begun floating theories for why he failed to defeat a less popular incumbent in a weak economy.
In both 2008 and 2012, there were distinct geographic areas that bucked the nationwide trend toward one party. In both elections, they're legacies of America's racial divisions.
While the Tea Party won Republicans a majority in the House in 2010, election night 2012 showed the party's message is toxic at the national and statewide levels.
Fox News went to war with its own decision desk on Election Night.
The early election returns and exit polls had little good news for Mitt Romney, and you could see it on the Fox News election team's faces.
The election has not gone well for the Republican rape gaffe candidates. Votes are still being counted, but so far, they've lost.
All the top pundits in the talking head business say this presidential election was totally lame, riddled with "smallness," lacking "bigness," focused on petty complaints instead of big issues. What planet are they on?
Perhaps you just passed the two-hour mark standing in line to vote as frozen tears inched down your face and your toes started dying one by one, which happened to me earlier this morning. Well, cheer up, because someone somewhere in America probably has it worse than you.
Presidential campaigns are about policies, interest groups, slogans, personalties, and, to the chagrin of very serious people, images. These are the most amazing photos taken during the 2012 election.
President Obama's reelection Tuesday looks increasingly likely, but it's not certain. There's still a chance Mitt Romney could surprise pollsters and even some Republicans who've grown grim over the weekend. How could he do it?
On the final day of the presidential campaign, New York Times reporters lament they never really got to know the real Mitt Romney, so they offer this weird observation, and some projection: "Over the weekend, he took out his iPhone and began to surreptitiously record video of his aides asleep in their seats."
Let's be real. The one state that really matters is Ohio. While it is mathematically possible for both candidates to win without Ohio, it is extremely unlikely. All the last-minute spinning might have left you, dear readers, in a state of confusion about what's going on there. But there's actually a lot we know.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for reelection Thursday, while the country is watching Bloomberg, Obama, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie work together to clean up after Hurricane Sandy.
New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan has condemned Nate Silver for tweeting a bet to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough as unbecoming of a Times journalist.
Lots of people have good luck talismans, and President Obama has the hair on his aides' faces.
Karl Rove predicts that Mitt Romney will win at least 279 electoral college votes, and 51 percent of the popular vote to President Obama's 48 percent in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. But it's a very different prediction than the one Rove has been making on his own website.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama on Thursday, writing that the massive storm that flooded his city Monday night "brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief."
Fox News chief Roger Ailes sent a handwritten note to then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice offering "help off the record" in March 2005.
Today, some conservatives complain that you can't attack President Obama without being called racist. That might have something to do with confusion over what is racist. Today, The Atlantic Wire offers help with one touchy subject area: empty chair lawn decorations.
It's the last five days of the presidential race, the prime time for the dirtiest -- and sometimes anonymous -- attacks to come out.
At a fundraiser this weekend, John Koster, the Republican candidate for Washington's first congressional district, was asked by what appears to be a tracker whether he would ever support abortion. Warning: This is not the weirdest thing a Republican has said about rape this year, or even this month.
Of course President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie care about taking care of people without power or whose homes were washed away by Hurricane Sandy. But what's in their best interest politically lines up quite nicely, too.
President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a helicopter tour of the areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday afternoon.
When Andrew Sullivan complained of ABC's This Week Sunday that at the presidential debates, Mitt Romney "ripped off his mask and said, 'I'm brand new now.'" But we liked the new Romney, former Bush adviser Nicolle Wallace responded. Whether that's true of voters, we don't yet know, but it's definitely true of many newspapers who've backed the Republican this month.
Oh sure, little Abby sure is cute, with her red hair and red nose, when she cries that she's "tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney." The four-year-old has been joined by a surprisingly large number of reporters who decided to make their living writing about politics but can't stop complaining that the election sucks.
What Mitt Romney hoped to gain from an ad falsely suggesting Jeep is sending jobs to China was probably to peel off some of the working class white voters backing President Obama in Ohio, where the auto bailout is popular. But that has come at some cost.
What does it mean that Mitt Romney's campaign is spending money on ads in Minnesota and Pennsylvania?
The great war between people who write about politics for a living is not between liberals and conservatives, but between humanities majors and math nerds, and their battleground is currently the validity of Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight election prediction model.
How do you know Mitt Romney's worried about his statement a June 2011 debate that he'd cut funding to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and send its power to the states and the private sector? Well for one, he was asked 14 questions about the agency by pool reporters Tuesday, and ignored all 14 of them.
Our of respect for the Americans put in harm's way by Hurricane Sandy, Mitt Romney's campaign events have been turned into "storm relief events."
The Drudge Report is helping to stir up a panic that looters are going to come and take your stuff -- yes, you, you right there, sitting in your home, feeling frustrated an vulnerable -- you are about to get your stuff stolen by looters.
We don't yet know how much damage Hurricane Sandy will do. But we already have evidence of the ruinous effects the storm is having on the crowing glory of so many women, their hair.
When a storm so powerful that even meteorologists can't find the right expletives for it hits your hometown, it's human instinct to go outside to get a good view of the action. Do not do this, you will get hurt. Instead, look at these crazy photos from the whole East Coast.
Who has the most to gain from Sandy, President Obama or Mitt Romney? There are so many competing hypotheses it's hard to keep them straight. Here's our guide to them:
The New York Times' Nate Silver has created a model to predict the outcome of the presidential election that's watched by just about every pundit, and yet Silver's model refuses to perfectly reflect the conventional wisdom spouted by just about every pundit. The pundits do not like this!
Mitt Romney established a tax shelter in 1996 that allows him to take advantage of the tax-free status of a charity without actually giving much to the charity at all.
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