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Bid For Congress Was Obama's Political Boot Camp

A dozen years ago, Barack Obama ran an unsuccessful campaign for a U.S. House seat. Though his ambition proved no match for his opponent's experience, Obama honed his speaking style and cultivated relationships that would eventually help propel him to the White House.

5 (Plus 1) Options For The Aging Politician

If the latest polls hold, Richard Lugar, R-Ind., may be headed out of the U.S. Senate after Tuesday's primary in Indiana. But don't worry too much about the 80-year-old Lugar. There are plenty of post-politics options for a former lawmaker. Even for an octogenarian.

Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar May Not Survive Tuesday's GOP Primary

In 1974, Richard Lugar was known as "Richard Nixon's favorite mayor," which didn't help his bid for the Senate. Now, with the Tea Party calling him "Barack Obama's favorite senator," he is in real danger of losing the GOP primary on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Biden On Being Comfortable With Same-Sex Marriage

What matters is "who do you love?" And, whether you'll be loyal to that person, not the genders of those involved, the vice president says.

Ron Paul Backers Dominate Nevada's GOP Convention

Mitt Romney is not the only Republican running for president. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas is still in the race. Over the weekend in Nevada, Paul supporters outnumber Romney backers at the state GOP convention in Sparks.