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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.

North Carolinians have fallen, surprisingly for Obama. But how hard?

As Bush and Paulson throw money at the problem, Obama is moving rapidly to adapt to the crisis that awaits the next president.

The Obama campaign's below-the-radar use of the web to register new voters could change the game for Democrats and Republicans.

During the second presidential debate, McCain and Obama show their stark differences on the issue of healthcare.

Moving to the center to woo undecided voters, Obama risks losing his greatest asset: authenticity.

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Immigrants and allies rallied in more than a dozen US cities on Thursday to ask President Obama to use his executive authority to stop deportations of undocumented workers and their families.

August 28, 2014

Undocumented immigrants and their advocates are concerned that the president’s orders will be far more limited than the hype suggests—and they’re trying to raise the bar for what aggressive action really means.

August 21, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

A surprise announcement planned for after Labor Day could stop millions of deportations.

August 6, 2014

Republicans are suing the president for doing what presidents do.

August 5, 2014

It isn't just a coincidence that the entire world seems to be at war at once. President Obama needs an army—of diplomats. 

July 21, 2014

Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009

July 10, 2014

While Obama has begun to act on what the country needs, Republican obstruction refuses to pass bills and solve problems.

July 9, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014