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Celebrating a new president's promise to respect, empower and include all Americans.

A look inside The Nation's election night party and a glimpse at Obama victory celebrations in Brooklyn.

A fantasy lineup of progressive advisors to help the next president end war, repair alliances and rebuild the economy.

Barack Obama delivers his victory speech after being elected the forty-fourth president of the United States.

A nation riven by differences marvels at
his message of civility and inclusion. Yet there is some worry about an
Obama administration's policies on Africa.

People here are looking in wonderment at the culture that produced Obama and at the people who put him in the White House. In short, they're looking at us.

When the votes were finally counted, Europe's wish to usher George W. Bush into the dustbin of history made for widespread jubilation.

Barack Obama tells Rachel Maddow why he hasn't attacked the Republican party more and how he intends to govern a working majority.

Suddenly, Obama's making a pretty good case for why Americans should once again care for one another.

Never has the dead hand of the past had a "reform" candidate so firmly by the windpipe.

Blogs

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