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Nation readers provided good ideas—and a bit of wariness—when asked how Obamas should use his presidential authority.

John Kerry

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

How Obama’s targeted killings, leaks and the Everything-Is-Classified State have fused.

President Barack Obama

Is this a politician who, when faced with recalcitrant opposition, would rather switch than fight?

Why a progressive presidency is impossible, for now.

Even with supermajorities in both houses of Congress behind them, American presidents cannot pass the kind of transformative progressive legislation that Barack Obama promised in his 2008 presidential campaign. Here's why.

What effect will the reduction in troops in Iraq that Obama has promised have on defense spending?

The Obama Administration has announced a plan to reduce the budget deficit through a three-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending. What are possible long-term effects?

The Bay State election results are a chapter in a story that predates Obama's presidency.

Blogs

The walkout by CBC members and the House Democratic leader was exactly the right response to the Holder contempt vote. Indeed, it’s a model for future fights.

June 29, 2012

With the ACA upheld, the door has been opened for evolution toward what eventually will be recognized as nationalized healthcare.

June 29, 2012

President Obama’s first use of executive privilege has sparked outrage, of course.

June 25, 2012

The Department of Justice spent $2 to 3 million prosecuting Roger Clemens. Why?

June 20, 2012

Issa has made politics central to his fight with the Obama White House—rather than making a credible case for his demands.

June 20, 2012

If private sector experience is what qualifies Mitt Romney for the presidency, then why not elect Jay-Z?

June 18, 2012

The national obsession with the leak source misses its vital significance: the warped policy and the drones that drive it.

June 12, 2012

Eric on what drives him crazy and Reed reveals the stark choice facing our nation in November.

May 17, 2012

The congressman imagines he’s surrounded by radicals. But it was his own Republican Party, founded by utopian socialists and militant abolitionists, that brought Marxist ideas to Washington and leftists to Congress.

April 13, 2012

What if the justices scrap healthcare reform as the Obama administration imagines it? What if they don't? Nurses say the healthcare crisis will still demand real reform.

March 27, 2012