The Harvard lawyer and consumer advocate will help set up a new oversight bureau with vast regulatory powers.
Jon Meacham travels to lower Manhattan to explore the history of religious freedom there, in light of the controversy over a proposed Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero.
President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.
If GOP leaders have promised not to filibuster Elena Kagan’s nomination, why are they grilling her so thoroughly in her confirmation hearings this week? The answer is simple: the midterms.
In this extended web interview, Andrew Bacevich, a retired army colonel and professor of history at Boston University, talks about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” would not be completed for several months.
Obama calls a moratorium on new drilling permits as hope that BP can plug the leak is renewed.
The White House has endorsed a measure that would repeal the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
President Obama is contending with two hot-button issues: gays in the military and government spending.