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Once again President Barack Obama has come tantalizingly close to being terrific.

What exactly does the president mean when he promises a “clear timeline to wind down the war"?

Barack Obama

As in a Rorschach test, people see in him what they want to see. Why don’t we look at his record?

The Supreme Court continues its hearings on President Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act today in Washington D.C.

To its shame, the Obama administration continues to defend its role in the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist.

Obama breaks new ground when it comes to war with Iran.

Dennis Kucinich

He was sanguine Tuesday night when I spoke with him by phone about his gerrymandered eviction from the US House of Representatives.

That Lawrence Summers and Bill Clinton, the president he served as treasury secretary, can still get away with disclaiming responsibility for our financial meltdown is an insult to reason.

Barack Obama

Shouldn't it be obvious that birth control coverage is about women's health, not “religious freedom”?

The Obama administration's alternatives to large-scale military operations are, in some ways, far more drastic and dangerous for US interests around the globe.

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President Obama told AP he’d “think about changing” any name “that was offending a sizable group of people.”

October 9, 2013

Congressman John Fleming agreed with a caller to a radio program that fighting Obamacare is like fighting slavery. 

October 2, 2013

The right salivates over the “news” that the NYC mayoral hopeful once visited Nicaragua and that, for a yearbook photo, didn’t wear a tie. 

September 27, 2013

The protracted fight to get a more qualified woman nominated over a less qualified man is a perfect parable for how hard achieving diversity really is.

September 17, 2013

The top candidate for the Federal Reserve chair withdraws his name from consideration after key Democratic senators said they would oppose him.

September 15, 2013

Diplomacy is messy, clichés aren’t.

September 13, 2013

Union presidents challenged the Obama administration to fix Affordable Care Act issues which they warned could devastate their health plans.

September 12, 2013

The president is right to embrace prospect of removing chemical weapons without military intervention.

September 10, 2013

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will propose a diplomacy and accountability amendment.

September 10, 2013

The Los Angeles gathering of the nation’s largest labor federation included high-profile Democratic guests, soul-searching about diversity, and signs of a coming floor fight.

September 9, 2013