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Will he risk multiple military quagmires or campaign on a pledge to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Pakistan and drones out of Pakistan and Libya?

If the GOP has their way in the budget battles, they'll force a childish and unproductive government shutdown.

If Obama's campaign manager has a bad history with the very constituents that elected the president, how will that shape 2012?

Jim Messina, Obama's Enforcer

The president's re-election campaign manager has alienated grassroots constituencies.

During his time at GE, Jeffrey Immelt led the company into a subprime mortgage hole so deep that it needed billions in government cash to get back out. That was before Obama made him a trusted adviser.

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel speaks with Middle East scholar Juan Cole about his open letter to the left on Libya.

Obama Loves Nukes

Even as Fukushima threatens to unleash the greatest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl, the president champions nuclear power in the United States.

Maya Soetero-Ng

Like her brother, President Obama, Soetoro-Ng wants to revamp school systems and broaden test-focused curriculums.

On his first visit to the region, Obama can either establish a genuine “good neighbor” policy or, more likely, build a bloc of moderate allies to offset Venezuela in the region and China in global power politics.

The administration constantly spoke of an “orderly transition,” unsure of how to support Egyptian demonstrators while not offending Mubarak. As Egypt’s example spreads throughout the region, Washington continues to watch history pass it by.

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Despite the important policy changes outlined by the president last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”

November 21, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014

Executive action could eradicate dark-money flows through government contractors. 

November 10, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

Focusing on state races where he can generate turnout makes political and policy sense for Obama.

October 30, 2014

Obama should offer clemency to Snowden for revealing the alarming truth to the American people.

October 29, 2014

The founders would not have been shocked at the executive seeking to claim the war power, but they would be astounded at Congress voluntarily giving it up.

September 30, 2014

How dare Obama salute someone without first tossing his coffee cup aside?

September 24, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014

The Obama administration’s legal justification for expanding military action in Iraq and Syria is hypocritical and based on tenuous logic.

September 11, 2014