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Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio (Courtesy: Monica Klein for New Yorkers

The Democratic candidate for New York mayor confronts the dark legacy of a federal employee loyalty program.

Demonstrators march against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House. (A

The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.

A blueprint for the Barack Obama presidential library.

Hillary Clinton

It’s hard to imagine a Democrat of national stature more ill-equipped to speak to the populist mood than HRC.

Bill de Blasio

The leading candidate for New York City mayor shows the way forward for Democrats.

Christine Quinn and Michael Bloomberg

Supporters of mayoral candidate Christine Quinn trumpet the historic nature of her candidacy, but her record is nothing to be proud of. 

His candidacy is an opportunity for New Yorkers to reimagine their city in boldly progressive ways.

Seoul rally

At ceremonies held around the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean armistice, the president sounded bellicose notes, while failing to mention national unification.

Ray Kelly

Obama sounds the notes of racial justice at key moments, while asserting unprecedented power to implement policies that are destructive, discriminatory—and embodied by the NYPD commissioner.

Blogs

Romney’s tax returns reveal he pays a lower rate than typical middle-class families—and there's a lot we still don’t know.

September 21, 2012

Romney’s doomed political strategy was born out of the same kind of arrogant, hidebound thinking that now colors every aspect of his party’s political ideology. 

September 21, 2012

Elizabeth Warren knocked Scott Brown out with a one-two punch: “Mitt Romney“ and a “Republican-controlled Senate.”

September 20, 2012

He’s already gotten what he really needs out of this election.

 

September 20, 2012

The chief sponsor of Pennsylvania’s voter ID throws in his thoughts on the “47 percent.”

September 20, 2012

The Massachusetts Republican says he’s an “independent senator.” But shouldn’t he answer the Romney question one way or the other?

September 19, 2012

His leaked remarks on Israel and Iran are more than mistakes—they prove Mitt Romney knows nothing about foreign policy. 

September 19, 2012

Romney should not be so dismissive of the tax-avoiding class. After all, he's one of them.

September 18, 2012

How will the leaked video, taken from a private fundraiser, affect the Romney's campaign?

September 18, 2012

Outside the Beltway, voters care more about Romney's poor policies than his political missteps. 

September 17, 2012