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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?

President Obama's full remarks on the State of the Union, January 25, 2011.

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The congressional showdown has given us an exciting glimpse of what the future might look like if they lead the way for a liberal insurgency.

December 12, 2014

Despite the important policy changes outlined by the president last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”

November 21, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014

Executive action could eradicate dark-money flows through government contractors. 

November 10, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

Focusing on state races where he can generate turnout makes political and policy sense for Obama.

October 30, 2014

Obama should offer clemency to Snowden for revealing the alarming truth to the American people.

October 29, 2014

The founders would not have been shocked at the executive seeking to claim the war power, but they would be astounded at Congress voluntarily giving it up.

September 30, 2014

How dare Obama salute someone without first tossing his coffee cup aside?

September 24, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014