In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the drama of Barack Obama’s improbable victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin.
With the same reporting, unparalleled access, and narrative skill, Double Down picks up the story in the Oval Office, where the president is beset by crises both inherited and unforeseen—facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from the voters, disdain from the nation’s powerful money machers, and dysfunction within the West Wing.
In Days Of Fire: Bush And Cheney In The White House, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.
Law enforcement authorities are investigating why a Connecticut woman tried to breach a White House barrier, setting off a high-speed car chase that put the Capitol on lockdown and ended with her being killed by police.
The harrowing chase Thursday unfolded between two national landmarks and briefly shuttered the chambers where lawmakers were debating how to end a government shutdown. It also stirred fresh panic in a city where a gunman two weeks ago killed 12 people.
Following the reelection of President Barack Obama last week, the residents of 32 states, at last count, have filed petitions online asking that they be allowed to secede from the United States and form their own sovereign governments.
Statements filed for Texas and Louisiana have the most virtual signatures in support of their petitions, enough so that, according to the “We the People” web page, White House staff will review them and forward them to the proper policy experts.