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Top 10 Celebrity Protesters

On March 16, George Clooney was arrested for participating in a protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington DC. TIME takes at other celebrities who have...

Environmental Toxins

Chemicals in plastics and other products seem harmless, but mounting evidence links them to health problems — and Washington lacks the power to protect us

Grading the Obama Administration

After Obama's first few months in office, TIME's Senior Political Analyst Mark Halperin assesses the early performances of key White House and other Washington...

Top 10 Forgettable Presidents

Presidents' Day is typically associated with two titans of the American presidency — George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. But what of the lesser men who have...

Five Great Reads on Patriotism

With the approach of the Fourth of July, here are five books that tackle the meaning of patriotism head-on. by Marti Covington, James Downie and Maya Curry /...

10 Elections That Changed America

Sure, the outcome is remarkable. But how will the '08 campaign hold up to history? Can any President shape a country like Lincoln? Save the U.S. like F.D.R.?...

Tim Russert: A Gallery of Gotcha Moments

For nearly 17 years, the spot opposite Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press" was the hottest seat in politics. Trained as a lawyer, Russert brought a flair of...