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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

Some pointers for the president's meeting with King Abdullah.

June 28, 2010

The Nation's D.C. Editor guest-hosts MSNBC's The Ed Show starting tonight at 6PM. 

June 28, 2010

Here we are again, if a general and a president are at odds—it must be a manhood-measuring contest.

June 24, 2010

More than six months after the implementation of McChrystal's strategy, it's clear that the policies Obama endorsed in Afghanistan are failing on all fronts.

June 23, 2010

The progressive groups that unsuccessfully backed Bill Halter in Arkansas scored a victory with Elaine Marshall in North Carolina Tuesday night.

June 22, 2010

While many commentators missed the point, there actually were some substantive problems with Obama's BP speech, too.

June 18, 2010

Since the president had no legal basis to demand the set aside, on what basis did he extract $20 billion from BP?

June 17, 2010

On Morning Joe, Katrina vanden Heuvel defends President Obama by saying that his White House speech Tuesday night was humane, but "we need deeds."

June 17, 2010

The president delivers his "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes" speech. Now he must match strong rhetoric with action.

June 15, 2010

Obama's media strategy is catching up with him.

June 14, 2010