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President Obama

Obama takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial. 

President Obama

On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”

State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

NSA speech

In his recent speech, the president offered an unbridled defense of the surveillance state.

Obama nobel prize

With a historic deal in Iran, the Obama administration is one step closer to fulfilling its peacekeeping promise.

Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

Demonstrators march against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House. (A

The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.

A blueprint for the Barack Obama presidential library.

Blogs

An Associated Press poll says racist views will cost Obama 5 percent of the vote, while pro-black views gain him 3 percent, so he loses 2 percent on balance.

October 29, 2012

In an interview with Jay Leno, President Obama denounces voter suppression and touts early voting.

October 25, 2012

The president’s economic roadmap focuses on education. 

October 24, 2012

The president wins both the instant polls and pundit reactions.

October 23, 2012

The boss will perform for Obama in Ohio and Iowa.

October 18, 2012

Obama scores big with instant polls and the punditry.

October 17, 2012

The president should also bring up women's health and expose Mitt Romney's extremist makeover.

October 15, 2012

The president needs to aggressively defend his economic policies and critique Romneyomics in Tuesday's debate.

October 15, 2012

Ponder this image: David Brooks and Governor Chris Christie spitting out their morning coffee as they read that their cultural hero will grab his guitar for the president.

October 13, 2012

Do vague statements on Social Security now set the stage for “grand compromises” in the future?

October 8, 2012