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On his first visit to the region, Obama can either establish a genuine “good neighbor” policy or, more likely, build a bloc of moderate allies to offset Venezuela in the region and China in global power politics.

The administration constantly spoke of an “orderly transition,” unsure of how to support Egyptian demonstrators while not offending Mubarak. As Egypt’s example spreads throughout the region, Washington continues to watch history pass it by.

Is unrest in the Middle East forcing gas prices off the charts? Or could the oil panic have more to do with Wall Street speculators exploiting fear?

Ignorance is the real victor in the president’s decision to abandon the effort to bring the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attack to account in civilian court.

A most dastardly deed occurred last Friday when the Obama administration issued a 29-page policy statement totally abandoning the federal government’s time-honored role in helping Americans achieve the goal of homeownership.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on MSNBC Live with Cenk Uygur talks about Obama's 2011 budget.

President Obama, let Egypt be a primer on how to judge the power that can be wielded by mass protest. It might prepare you better for the next round of political upheavals.

The legendary organizer speaks on the “story of the self” and where Obama went wrong.

The American public will see the value of Obama's messages as Democrats and Republicans work out the details.

Was Obama’s appeal to US competitiveness just about beating the Chinese and Indians—or doing right by Americans?

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In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015

The late author influenced a whole generation of Latin American leftists. 

April 13, 2015

There are no geographic boundaries in Obama’s proposed AUMF, and ISIL “affiliates” are popping up everywhere.

February 20, 2015

Inking a deal with Iran soon would box the Israeli Prime Minister into denouncing a major foreign policy achievement.

February 11, 2015

If he doesn't read the writing on the bank notes, the president will be remembered as “Wrong-Way Obama.”

February 9, 2015

The mission isn't “over”… it’s just been reassigned.

February 4, 2015

Ashton Carter will tell the Senate Wednesday he would recommend more troops if conditions “degrade.”

February 4, 2015

GOP megadonor Paul Singer and Hillary Clinton booster Richard Perry have more in common than you’d think.

February 3, 2015

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015