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Thirty years after the Three Mile Island partial meltdown, the real nuclear power threat is the relicensing of old plants.

In the end, the treasury secretary's fate is less important than the fate of the economic principles he has championed.

According to Chris Hedges, if Obama continues to listen to Geithner, Summers et al.--his presidency may be doomed.

Obama's nomination of Gary Gensler to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is yet another example of how the president has entrusted his economic policy to the wrong people

President Obama has invented a new board game that nobody can lose. But only Wall Street money men can play.

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.

Blogs

Rand Paul and Barbara Lee are right: “The Constitution requires Congress to vote on the use of military force.”

November 24, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

There's a reason corporations want the TPP negotiations secret—it wouldn’t pass otherwise.

May 15, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

Money spent on lobbying in DC now enjoys a 22,000% return on investment.

February 25, 2014

It’s a big moment for hundreds of thousands of workers, as well as progressive activists.

February 12, 2014

Issuing executive orders is nothing new, especially with regard to federal contractors. So why the vitriol?

February 11, 2014