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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.

Melissa Harris-Lacewell discusses Obama's desire to keep democratic processes intact and what being "crazy" can really mean.


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

Immigrants and allies rallied in more than a dozen US cities on Thursday to ask President Obama to use his executive authority to stop deportations of undocumented workers and their families.

August 28, 2014

Undocumented immigrants and their advocates are concerned that the president’s orders will be far more limited than the hype suggests—and they’re trying to raise the bar for what aggressive action really means.

August 21, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

A surprise announcement planned for after Labor Day could stop millions of deportations.

August 6, 2014

Republicans are suing the president for doing what presidents do.

August 5, 2014