Paul Ryan, Statesman or Sellout?
By RICK KLEIN (@rickklein) Just about everything you need to know about the position and predicament of the Republican Party...
Obama, Castro Handshake Was Spontaneous
An unprecedented handshake between the two Cold War adversaries.
In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century
Obama urges the world to continue Mandela's life work for justice and equality.
Obamacare Report Card: Progress, But Long Climb Ahead
The White House has released its second monthly report card on Obamacare enrollment in state and federal exchanges,...
Yuletide Gift for Pope Francis: Vast Popularity Among Catholics
American Catholics may be celebrating Advent with extra gusto this month, welcoming the Christmas holiday under the...
The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers....
Cruz Says He Walked Out of Mandela Service When Raul Castro Spoke
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walked out of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s memorial service Tuesday when Cuban...
Will Budget Deal Bring New Era of Cooperation to Washington?
In a rare bipartisan moment, Congress agrees to budget that averts shutdown.
Testifying on Iran Deal, Kerry Faces Skeptical Congress
The secretary of state faced a tough crowd on Capitol Hill.
U.S. Special Envoy: 'Some Prospect' Karzai Security Agreement Before Year's End
As Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to withstand pressure to sign a bilateral security agreement to keep U.S. forces...
George H.W. Bush Joins Twitter With Mandela Tribute
He is the latest former president to join the social media site.
Rep. Ann Kuster Appears Baffled by Benghazi Question
Rep. Ann Kuster, a freshman Democrat from New Hampshire, tripped up when asked to explain her position on the Benghazi...
Watch: Congressional Leaders Reach Bipartisan Budget Agreement
Paul Ryan, Patty Murray announce deal that prevents the potential for another shutdown showdown.
Watch: Rep. Ann Kuster Dodges Benghazi Question
Democrat from New Hampshire was asked to explain her position on the terrorist attack.
Watch: First Lady's South Africa 'Frowning' Photos Spark Buzz
Michelle Obama appears to disapprove of her husband's socializing during Mandela memorial service.
Watch: Obama Criticized for Handshake With Raul Castro
The president’s greeting to Cuban leader riles congressional leaders back home.
Watch: John Kerry Responds to Raul Castro Handshake During Congressional Hearing
Secretary of state responds to the president's greeting to the Cuban leader at the Mandela memorial.
Watch: Obama at Mandela Memorial: 'His Triumph Was Your Triumph'
Over 100 heads of state join Nelson Mandela's family and country to mourn the civil rights leader.
Photos: Barbara Walters' Presidential Interviews Through the Years
A look at Barbara Walters' past interviews with presidents and first ladies.
Photos: Michelle Obama a Fashion Hit at Awards
The first lady stuns in emerald at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors.