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WHEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WAS first introduced to the residence staff at the White House—the approximately 100 maids, butlers, chefs, florists and ushers who make it tick—he had a look of surprise on his face. Like most people, he never realized ho
In his first extended press conference at the White House, the president railed against his critics and unspooled a series of bitter complaints.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has proven she can make history. But can she ever make herself understood?
White House Counsel McGahn has been conspicuously absent | He doesn’t seem to be “one of the people the president listens to”
Some Democrats, most notably Representative John Lewis, have labeled Donald Trump with the same epithet applied to his two immediate predecessors.
The president is taking the permanent campaign to new levels with a political rally in Florida—the latest sign that he’s already planning for a second term.
To many white Trump voters, the problem wasn’t her economic stance, but the larger vision—a multi-ethnic social democracy—that it was a part of.
Hillary Clinton took aim, for the second time, at the highest and hardest glass ceiling. What broke instead was the coalition of women and people of color she thought would pierce it—and our faith that it will happen in our lifetimes.
IN THE MIDST OF OUR BOUNTIFUL OCTOBER HARVEST OF Trump grotesqueries, the Russians and Julian Assange organized a WikiLeaks dump of private emails from the Clinton campaign. These revealed a shocking and scandalous fact about the former Secretary of
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s impeachment caps a year in which famous political families, from the Clintons to the Kirchners, have seen their fortunes sink.
One of the cornerstones of the President-elect’s campaign was a promise to crack down on Washington special interests. While Trump has arguably violated the spirit of this pledge already—by naming a transition team studded with corporate lobbyists—hi
Despite a strong first debate, she can still blow it.
AS A RULE, LAWMEN DON’T LIKE TO say much more than they have to, and there is not a person who has met FBI Director James Comey who would size him up as less than tight-lipped. Yet there he was last summer, up on Capitol Hill, telling the world unde
THERE HAVEN’T BEEN MANY EXHILARATING MOMENTS in Hillary Clinton’s long slog to the presidency, but this may have been one of them: a gorgeous late-October afternoon in New Hampshire, an outdoor rally amid the falling leaves, a stage full of female ca
It was the president-elect’s hyperbolic characterizations of the pilfered material that turned routine documents into the stuff of scandal.
The president-elect’s allies are seeking to stop recounts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
To win the nomination, Clinton tacked way left on trade and ratcheted up her anti–Wall Street rhetoric. But insiders and experts say her policies are pro-growth. A clear-eyed look at her plan.
What does the future look like for a post-Clinton Democratic Party?
FORTUNE is a business magazine, not a political one, and we know our readers like it that way. But it’s hard to escape the fact that this year’s U.S. presidential election is the biggest business story running. That’s why we took space in our May 1 i
Forget for a minute Trump’s and Clinton’s nasty verbal volleys. This year’s presidential contest is about two opposing economic views for America. Whoever wins could have a seismic impact on everything from your investments to your health care. Here’s what the candidates really mean for your money.
Agencies are trying to lock in policies Republicans don’t like | “Once you have a rule on the books, it’s harder to undo”
ELIZABETH DIAS Evan McMullin left his Republican staff job in the U.S. Congress in August to run as an independent, conservative candidate against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Now some polls have him ahead in Utah, meaning he could be the first
THE LAST TIME VOTERS pondered the end of a two-term Democratic administration, the Republican ran as the candidate of continuity. “We will use these good times for great goals,” George W. Bush promised in 2000, holding himself as a Clinton without ad
Donald Trump’s sinking polls, unending attacks and public blunders have the GOP reconsidering its strategy for November
Donald Trump Is Winning September The debates are Hillary Clinton’s last chance to un-normalize him.
The arc of a presidency is hard to predict. In December 2000, historian Michael Beschloss proclaimed that the election of George W. Bush “marks the end of what the great historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. once called the ‘imperial presidency.’ ” Then c
A report will be shared with lawmakers before Trump’s inauguration, a top advisor said Friday.
The 538 electors convene Monday in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. A revolt against Donald Trump is not anticipated.
The 2016 election is a referendum on what women can be—and what men can get away with
WHEN BELSY GARCIA saw her mother’s number appear on her iPhone on the afternoon of June 15, she felt what she calls the “uncomfortable fluttering” sensation in her chest. She knew that daytime calls signaled an emergency. The worst one had come the p