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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.

Is unrest in the Middle East forcing gas prices off the charts? Or could the oil panic have more to do with Wall Street speculators exploiting fear?

Ignorance is the real victor in the president’s decision to abandon the effort to bring the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attack to account in civilian court.

A most dastardly deed occurred last Friday when the Obama administration issued a 29-page policy statement totally abandoning the federal government’s time-honored role in helping Americans achieve the goal of homeownership.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on MSNBC Live with Cenk Uygur talks about Obama's 2011 budget.

President Obama, let Egypt be a primer on how to judge the power that can be wielded by mass protest. It might prepare you better for the next round of political upheavals.

The legendary organizer speaks on the “story of the self” and where Obama went wrong.

The American public will see the value of Obama's messages as Democrats and Republicans work out the details.

Was Obama’s appeal to US competitiveness just about beating the Chinese and Indians—or doing right by Americans?

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In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015

More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

January 20, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 2015

As he prepares to visit Washington, President Enrique Peña Nieto’s alibi is unraveling.

January 5, 2015

The congressional showdown has given us an exciting glimpse of what the future might look like if they lead the way for a liberal insurgency.

December 12, 2014

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