Oversight

Chastened by his times, Obama seeks to unite nation in inaugural address

'We cannot mistake absolutism for principle,' Obama tells both allies and rivals.

Management

In Congress, Compromise Is a 4-Letter Word

One round of drinks, nine members of the House, and a sobering question: What if we can’t fix Congress?

Management

'No Labels' Adds Washington Muscle to Reform Washington

Centrist and squishy no more? Grassroots advocacy group shifts focus in bid to fix political system.

Management

Analysis: Obama and the Perils of Being Aloof

Willingness to schmooze can make the difference between a good and great presidency.

Oversight

Does it matter if Hillary's thinking 2016?

Speculation continues about whether she will make a bid for the White House.

Management

In a Crisis, Be Like Eliot Spitzer, Not Anthony Weiner

Lessons from recent history about the wrong way, and the right way, to handle a crisis.

Management

Tips for Surviving Email Crises From Clinton's 'Masters of Disaster'

A how-to brought to you by the guys who defended Bill Clinton on impeachment.

Defense

A must-see movie about public service that is not 'Lincoln'

'Burn' is an adrenalin-fueled documentary about Detroit firefighters.

Management

How Two Presidents Helped Me Deal With Love, Guilt, and Fatherhood

Guidance from Bill Clinton and George W. Bush taught the author how to accept and understand his son’s Asperger’s syndrome.

Management

Obama wins victory, but mandate is a different story

In a capital as polarized as Washington, even a landslide victory and detailed campaign platform wouldn’t secure a president’s agenda.

Oversight

5 reasons why Obama and Romney will get no mandate

Neither Obama nor Romney could expect a rubber stamp on his agenda.

Management

The Four Traits of Highly Effective Debaters

Look for four attributes of successful leadership — five if you count empathy.

Oversight

GOP mulls truncated convention

Planners consider roll call and a brief speech as storm approaches New Orleans.

Defense

Clinton: Bin Laden killing helps Obama deflect Romney critique

If the GOP candidate continues to call Obama an 'appeaser,' it could cost him the election, Clinton contends.

Oversight

Bachmann ends presidential run

After winning the Iowa straw poll in August, the candidate only drew 5 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s caucus.

Defense

Romney's military spending catch-22

The presidential candidate casts himself as both a deficit hawk and military hawk.

Oversight

Obama casts debt-ceiling talks as clash of the classes

In the president's world, Democrats are for kids and Republicans are for corporate jets.

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