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Watch a live webcast tonight of "Obama: Change We Can Believe In?" featuring Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, Ben Smith of Politico.com, Gretchen Morgenson of The New York Times and Benjamin Barber of Demos.

The Blue Dogs have gotten into his head.

The Obama administration's jobs proposals are on the right track, but the scope is nowhere near large enough for the crisis we face today.

How could Barack Obama have ended up, one year later, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt began?

Gary Younge hits the road to understand how local opposition to President Obama explains a growing national movement.

Since recent shock waves of populism, Obama has made some bigger promises.

A freeze on discretionary spending may poll well, but it endorses ignorance of how the federal government spends its money.

We asked our readers to submit their own high and low points of President Obama's first year.

The state of the union is just miserable, no matter how President Obama sugarcoats it.


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

The Obama administration’s legal justification for expanding military action in Iraq and Syria is hypocritical and based on tenuous logic.

September 11, 2014