Robert Novak

Posted July 03, 2008

Yousuf Raza Gilani, prime minister of Pakistan, will lunch with George W. Bush in the White House on Monday, July 28.

Posted June 30, 2008

After months of claiming insufficient information to express an opinion on the District of Columbia gun law, Barack Obama noted with apparent approval Thursday that the Supreme Court ruled the 32-year ban on handguns "went too far."

Posted June 28, 2008

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has appealed to Senate Democratic leaders to confirm President Bush's long-pending nominations to fill two empty chairs as Fed governors.

Posted June 26, 2008

What is an "Obamacon?" The phrase surfaced in January to describe British Conservatives entranced by Barack Obama.

Posted June 23, 2008

When John McCain met privately with Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin after a political event in the Milwaukee suburbs May 29, the Republican presidential candidate might not have realized that he had just come face to face with an opportunity and a test.

Posted June 21, 2008

Leaders of Sen. John McCain's campaign are looking toward "527s" as their principal means of attacking Sen. Barack Obama because they have been given a green light by McCain.

Posted June 19, 2008

A 26-year-old political operative from Buffalo on Daniel Patrick Moynihan's staff in 1977 was overshadowed by the all-star cast accompanying the newly elected senator to Washington.

Posted June 16, 2008

Speculation that the Federal Reserve is about to begin inflation-fighting interest rate increases appears to be dead wrong.

Posted June 14, 2008

Before multimillionaire Democratic power broker James A. Johnson quit as Sen. Barack Obama's chief vice presidential screener, the name that came to the fore in his internal discussions was 65-year-old, six-term Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware.

Posted June 12, 2008

Sen. Arlen Specter, at age 78 suffering from cancer, was feeling miserable Monday following chemotherapy the previous Friday.

Posted June 09, 2008

Shortcomings by John McCain's campaign in the art of politics are alienating two organizations of Christian conservatives.

Posted June 07, 2008

Sen. John McCain had just begun his speech from Kenner, La., on the year's last primary election night when distraught Republicans began e-mailing each other a message.

Posted June 05, 2008

Just when it seemed on the last Tuesday of the presidential primary season that Hillary Clinton would bow to the inevitable, she enraged Democrats who expected her to start strengthening Barack Obama as nominee.

Posted June 02, 2008

Although the media response dwelled on McClellan's criticism of Bush's road to war, the CIA leak case is the heart of this book.

Posted May 31, 2008

Republican insiders see the bitter criticism in Scott McClellan's memoir, "What Happened," as a payback for his abrupt firing as White House press secretary in the spring of 2006.

Posted May 29, 2008

After Clinton cited the murder of Robert F. Kennedy as reason for remaining a candidate for the presidential nomination, I contacted many activist Democrats.

Posted May 26, 2008

The Almanac of American Politics talks of a "moderate image" for Kathleen Sebelius, daughter of former Ohio Gov. John Gilligan.

Posted May 24, 2008

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, a strong favorite to be elected to the Senate this year, has told associates that he is being considered as Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate.

Posted May 22, 2008

Obama began pounding McCain for seeking the third term of George W. Bush. At the same time, Obama implores McCain in the interest of "one nation" and "one people" not to attack him.

Posted May 19, 2008

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, at age 38 and having served less than five terms, did not leap over a dozen of his seniors to become ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee by bashing GOP leaders.