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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.

As Obama accepts his party's presidential nomination on the forty-fifth anniversary of King's most famous speech, a historian looks beyond the obvious analogies.

Blogs

The National Organization for Women's president says the Obamas have "screwed up" by praising Walmart.

June 6, 2013

Society is not post-racial. Barack and Michelle Obama need to stop telling young people of color otherwise.

June 5, 2013

Yesterday, Obama laid out the justification for killing US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. But his reasoning had very little legal grounding at all. 

May 24, 2013

In the film Bulworth, a senator up for re-election starts calling it like it is. Mired in a second-term funk, why doesn’t Obama do the same?

May 21, 2013

We may have strong critiques of the current commander-in-chief, but let’s not forget that Richard Nixon was the president who perpetrated Watergate and a secret war in Cambodia.

May 16, 2013

Beware rocks that Republicans will be looking under at the confirmation hearings for President Obama’s Commerce Secretary-designee.

May 6, 2013

Obama’s “chained CPI” saves only half of what the estate tax exemption loses. Do dead millionaires really matter more than Social Security?

April 25, 2013

Smart Democrats know that getting on the wrong side of the austerity debate could strike a "damning blow" to the party's 2014 prospects.

April 14, 2013

If the president goes through with his chained-CPI gambit, seniors won't be the only ones taking a hit—his political fortunes, and those of his party, will too.

April 10, 2013