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President Obama called Christopher a "skilled diplomat, a steadfast public servant and a faithful American." Christopher also served as a senior adviser to Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.
Bowing to precedent -- and perhaps the advice of his 2012 campaign staff -- President Obama finally attended the dinner that has been thrown by Washington journalists for 126 years.
Here are the lyrics from every parody performed this weekend at the Gridiron dinner by nearly 100 journalists and a handful of vocally-blessed ringers with truly great voices.
Gingrich shouldn't try to polish his image by portraying himself as a hero whose good public deeds outweigh his personal failings. Research suggests he'd have more success by playing the victim.
President Clinton, working with a Republican Congress, balanced the federal budget in 1999 and again in 2000 -- producing surpluses both years.
Poll shows Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton top the list of those who get the "warmest" reactions while Sarah Palin and Nancy Pelosi get the "coldest."
Growing public acceptance of homosexuals -- even among some Republicans and conservative Christians -- is blunting the issue as a campaign weapon.
The hardest decision in politics is to throw rationality overboard and give way to ego and ambition and run for president. No wonder the 2012 GOP crop is taking it slowly.
The Constitution doesn't stop Congress from preventing 'free rides' on health insurance for people who would opt not to buy it, a federal judge says.
He returned to Little Rock to honor the nine African-American students who in 1957 were barred from the racially segregated Little Rock Central High School until President Eisenhower intervened.
The Democratic Leadership Council reached its peak during Bill Clinton's presidency.
The centrist House Democrats will huddle with the former president as they chart a course forward after seeing their ranks thinned following last November's election.
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