A majority Americans approve of the job President Obama's doing and think he's focused on issues that are important to them, even though a majority also thinks the IRS intentionally singled out conservative groups for harassment, according to a new Washington Post/ ABC News poll. Why is Obama doing so well in scandal season?
As Republican senators suddenly break out the effusive praise for Democratic Senator John Kerry as the right choice over Susan Rice for Secretary of State, well, there's a whole lot of flip-flopping on the not-so-fast track to Foggy Bottom.
Romney's campaign has insisted that its internal polls showed a much closer race. Now comes word that the campaign has revealed some of those poll numbers to The New Republic's Noam Schieber, and the magic numbers are not what you'd expect.
An analysis of Obama campaign emails revealed today that supporters will cough up $690 million if you guilt trip them hard enough. One commenter recalls the desperation flooding his inbox.
The president asked for a whole lot in his opening offer to Republicans Thursday, and they rejected it.
Angry phone calls. Dismissive press conferences. Negotiations without details. Nobody said this fiscal-cliff thing would be easy, but can't everyone get along? Isn't the president having his other rival over to the White House right about now?
The campaign's rigorous scientific analysis of what happens when it spams your inbox for a couple years straight has revealed some troubling conclusions.
President Obama's sit down session with 14 chief executives on Wednesday afternoon went swimmingly. At least from the Obama administration's point of view it did.
The White House says there will be no press coverage of Obama and Romney's meeting, but luckily we have a long photo archive of past presidents' microexpressions giving away exactly how they feel about the other guy.
Thursday's lunch, between a couple of men who didn't seem terribly keen on each other just a few weeks ago, brings up a host of modern-day etiquette questions. Here, we do our best to answer them.
The secret list the White House uses to determine who to target with a drone strike, known as the 'kill list' -- or 'disposition matrix,' whatever -- is still highly classified, but we know there isn't a hard-and-fast set of rules they follow. Well, it seems like there will be soon.
The annual presidential pardoning of a turkey is a slightly morbid tradition that doesn't make much sense, but that doesn't mean it's without value. It gives us the opportunity to watch the highly stylized and ceremonial Office of the President interact with nature in the form of a hideous, uncooperative fat bird.
Despite pitting two animals against one another in a Facebook contest to choose the National Thanksgiving Turkey, the president will still pardon both birds—Cobbler and his alternate Gobbler—per the White House.
Look, the predictions Dean Chambers made on UnskewedPolls.com were totally wrong, but at least he did math to get them. Chambers' followup, BarackOFraudo.com, is supposed to expose how Democrats stole the 2012 election, but you can find more original content on bot-made e-commerce sites.
The White House turkey pardoning ceremony is a Thanksgiving tradition, but what happens to the poor birds that don't pardoned? The White House's new social media outreach makes us go all existential on the holiday.
Eric Holder will stay on as attorney general for "about a year" into President Obama's second term, even though he's reportedly wanted to quit since 2010, and even as the rest of the cabinet remains up in the air.
Mother Jones on protest in China, The Guardian on building bamboo bikes, The Daily Climate on coal plants, Reuters on Australia's marine parks, Scientific American on Obama's energy and green policies.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is facing a strange bit of criticism while on the slow path to recovery since Hurricane Sandy: he isn't really a hugger. We've decided to give him some help.
President Obama went to Staten Island in New York City Thursday to see the ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. There were a lot of hugs, but the mood was not quite as uplifting as his tour right after the storm struck.
Even though it's been a week since the election: Mitt Romney's gaffes are still being used as fresh fodder for the Internet.
President Obama passionately defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's record during his first press conference with the White House press pool since wining re-election. In fact, it was the first time he spoke to White House reporters in over eight months.
President Obama's re-election team has already been lauded for its mastery of data and organziation, but a feature in today's The New York Times looks at another secret, and more subtle, weapon: Behavioral science.
We present these photos of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden wearing American flag-style shutter shades because it is clear the American people have been demanding to see Obama wearing Kanye glasses for years since he was crudely photoshopped into them way back in September 2008.
Both President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner have revealed their opening gambits in the great fiscal cliff chess match, and they are basically what everyone expected.
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.
Obama stopped by the Obama for America headquarters on Wednesday to thank his volunteers for giving him their time and effort over course of the long campaign, and all that hope and change made him tear up a little bit.
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.
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.
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Barack Obama did a Reddit Ask Me Anything back in August not just as a gimmick to prove he was "with it," but because that's where his voter base was, an anonymous "official" from Obama's analytics team told Time's Michael Scherer.
Did the 2012 election change America? Or has America been changing all along, with our votes simply a way of registering that fact?
After months of punditry and polling trying to figure out who still wanted Barack Obama running the show and who didn't, last night's results give us insight into the types of people who voted for his re-election.
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.
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
The Internet has even reduced the time we have to wait to see tomorrow's Barack Obama-laden front pages, with Twitter giving us a sneak peek of the morning's coverage.
Obama took the stage at his campaign headquarters in Chicago.
Fox News went to war with its own decision desk on Election Night.
He's been running for office ever since he left the Massachusetts governorship in 2007 but tonight he announces his defeat to President Obama.
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.
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