The bureaucratic hell of enforcing legislation in Washington.
On the last weekend of April 2011, two things happened in Washington D.C.: the annual White House Correspondents Dinner and the decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound. This is the story of how both transpired.
An artifact from the height of the uproar:
Behind the tawdriest of headlines, there's a woman I wouldn't mind bringing home to mom.
Lessons learned about Washington from investigating how the “grand bargain” fell apart.
Retracing the early economic steps of the Obama administration.
Former Bob Ney, Mark Foley and William Jefferson underlings provide a street-level view of D.C. opprobrium.
A profile of Maine’s two U.S. senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins.
A look at the legislative lobbying efforts of Michael Bloomberg’s $7 billion-per-year company. While the mayor has no specific day-to-day role at Bloomberg LP, he maintains “the type of involvement that he believes is consistent with his being the majority shareholder.”
A profile of Republican Eric Cantor: six-term congressman, new House majority leader, highest-ranking Jewish elected official in American history.
“For the first time since the Civil War, the United States has a political party that is ideologically cohesive, disciplined, and determined to take power, even at the cost of disrupting the political system.”
A quasi-oral history of the party that was JFK’s 1961 inauguration.
A profile of Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson, published at the height of the controversy.
According to this excerpt from Woodward’s Obama's Wars, the president’s military advisors gave him only one option: send an additional 40,000 troops. Obama pushed back.
Inside the C Street house in Washington and the little-known spiritual group behind it.
A profile of the man who helped invent the modern art of presidential spin and came to embody the blurry line between journalist and government official.
A profile of Tom Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the sixth-highest paid lobbyist in the country. Since Obama took office, Donohue has scared-up tens of millions in new donations.
The head of the Social Security Administration’s secret life as a respected poet.
Playing beer pong with David Axelrod—and other scenes from the lives of young, high-profile aides in the Obama White House.