There was a TV series that was on a few years back that had only a short stint. I'm not sure if all the episodes ever aired.
If you have Netflix and get a chance, view "Commander in Chief", a series about the first female president whose integrity is tested at every turn against "politics as usual" in Washington. The political chess games in Washington are probably pretty close to the truth. Starring Geena Davis and Donald Southerland.
I confess that during the Bush administration I wished that she or Martin Sheen (series West Wing) were really President.