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Drought in the midwest

Twenty twelve was the hottest year on record—and far past time for the president to lead on climate change.

John Kerry

Here are just a few things the Foreign Relations Committee should be asking Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.

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What remains of the initial Obama drive to reach out to Iran with an “engagement that is honed and grounded in mutual respect”?

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How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president? 

Barack Obama

As the infrastructure of many U.S. cities crumbles, the Pentagon continues to pump over a billion dollars into military bases throughout the Middle East. 

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

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We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.

Blogs

Does the silence of the Obama administration on the uprisings in Yemen have something to do with the US-backed president's role as a crucial partner in the war on terror?

March 22, 2011

"We have already spent trillions of dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.... Now, the President is plunging the United States into yet another war we cannot afford," argues the congressman.

March 22, 2011

A new initiative from Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs allows those most affected by federal budget cuts to tell their stories.

March 21, 2011

The White House posted a photo of Obama huddling with his national security team.

March 20, 2011

Obama's tour of Latin America will highlight how the US’s domestic multiple crises are hamstringing its ability to implement effective diplomacy.

March 16, 2011

Fiscal hawks in the US and Britain define policy while ignoring catastrophe.

March 15, 2011

Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley decries Department of Defense's mistratement of WikiLeaks suspect Pvt. Bradley Manning. Obama sides with Defense Department and Crowley resigns, warning that “the exercise of power in today's challenging times and relentless media environment must be prudent and consistent with our laws and values.”

March 14, 2011

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?

March 9, 2011

Huckabee seemed folksy and friendly—until he started squawking that President Obama grew up in Kenya.

March 7, 2011

Massive protests in Wisconsin don't fit into the White House's lame plan to "win the future".

March 3, 2011