When George W. Bush was running against the late Arizona senator in the 2000 GOP primary, the Bush campaign implied McCain's adopted daughter from Bangladesh was born from an affair between the senator and a black woman.
Council meetings will include the president's adviser and leave out key national security figures, except when their expertise is requested.
The off-screen politics of Eastwood the celebrity have made headlines in his later years, but as a storyteller, he has a knack for nuance and moral complexity.
It is almost eerie how closely Hillary Clinton's current email scandal parallels the beginnings of the Whitewater fiasco that ensnared her and her husband almost 20 years ago.
Bush and his top officials remade reality in Iraq on an almost unimaginable scale and, as we study the region today, the results bear no relation to the world they imagined creating. On the other hand, there were two dreams they had that, after a fashion, did come into existence.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss the big and sudden changes that shook up the newsroom at The New York Times this week. Does the ousting of executive editor Jill Abramson represent a setback for women at the Gray Lady and in newsrooms everywhere?
Karl Rove was reported to have raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s mental well-being because of her fall in late 2012.
When Karl Rove praises a politician's "straightforward" approach to an erupting scandal, it seems wise to expect that something very twisted will instead emerge in due course -- and to consider his real objectives.