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Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and New York Times columnist Thomas Freidman talk about how to fix the economy.

A new initiative empowers citizens to submit and rank questions for the president to answer.

Pakistan's Chief Justice is restored after protests rock Lahore, but questions remain about the stability of President Asif Ali Zardari--and new challenges for the Obama administration.

The new Obama protocols on scientific research will influence not just stem cells but climate change, genetics, sex education and food safety.

Jon Stewart surveys the crackpot coverage of President Obama's record-breaking budget.

Obama's first budget is an audacious plan to transform America. But in sad testament to how deeply we've fallen, it is not bold enough.

If it really is time for accountability, we should start by holding banks and financial institutions responsible for their actions and not allow them to rob us again with TARP II.

Obama's escalation threatens to make Bush's war his own. There's still time to change direction.

As the GOP chooses to be the party of No, Obama takes his case to a largely supportive nation. It's up to him to claim his mandate.

Is the watered-down stimulus bill a signal of a more ambitious agenda for Obama or a harbinger of reduced expectations?

Blogs

Good Jobs Nation says that ten strikers from the Ronald Reagan Building food court were initially told they couldn’t come back to work.

May 23, 2013

The head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance discusses disappointments dealt by Democratic politicians, the challenges of sustaining non-union labor groups and how to confront the coming care crisis.

April 5, 2013

Of course the defense nominee wasn't receiving funds from the made-up “Friends of Hamas.” But such coverage plays to Republicans’ agenda, regardless of its truthfulness.

February 21, 2013

Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary has spent the better part of four decades going back and forth through the revolving door from Washington to Wall Street. Which side is he on?

January 10, 2013

Partisan predictions for the presiden’s nominee have drowned out the real conversation on Obama’s foreign policy priorities. 

December 18, 2012

The nomination of a secretary of state gives the Senate the opportunity to probe the administration’s foreign policy priorities.

December 18, 2012

The Fed chairman has been making the case for jobless Americans that normally in the past is made most strenuously by liberal Democrats.

November 20, 2012

The Washington Post investigative piece is truly frightening. The “Global War on Terror” goes on and on. 

October 24, 2012

The Obama administration's quiet reponse to a 2010 bombing in Georgia contrasts with the macho foreign policy vision Mitt demonstrated with his response to riots in the Arab world this week.

September 13, 2012

The head of the Bank of England now says bankers’ lies about interest rates “meet my definition of fraud.” Will US officials finally crack down?

July 17, 2012