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How the deal at the Copenhagen climate change summit came about--and why it may not be a real deal.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

Obama's Nobel speech offered a distorted view of America's role in the world and a shallow understanding of just war.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

It is one thing to rob us blind by rewarding the power elite that created our problems but quite another to sugarcoat it in the rhetoric of a David taking on those Goliaths.

The real purpose of sending 30,000 soldiers to Afghanistan is to make Obama look tough as he heads toward the next US presidential election.

Is it possible to oppose the war in Afghanistan and still support the president? The Nation's Chris Hayes thinks so.

In making Afghanistan the key to America's national security strategy against terrorism, Obama has chosen to perpetuate some damaging myths.

The expediency of Obama's Afghanistan decision was transparent. Satisfy the generals by sending 30,000 more troops. Satisfy the public with a timeline for beginning withdrawals of those same troops, without a timeline for completing withdrawal.

Blogs

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

In a world where baby steps donate progress, even a compromise seems like a stride. Will Barack Obama come throw and give the executive order to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

May 26, 2010

Sure, Obama has had a few achievements over the past year and a half, but perhaps there are larger reasons such as outsourcing jobs and rampant unemployment that explains a disgruntled America.

May 18, 2010

Confronted with evidence that he was wrong about the safety of offshore drilling—in the form of photos of the nightmarish Gulf of Mexico spill—California's governor withdraws support for offshore drilling. Will Obama do the same?

May 4, 2010

Obama is quick to say "justice" will be done in the Times Square bombing attempt, but what about the BP oil rig or Massey Energy? 

May 4, 2010