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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.

Katrina vanden Heuvel urges Democrats to mobilize their base and stop making damaging compromises with the Right.

Confident in the long-term impact of his policy decisions, Obama rarely gets flustered by short-term shifts in political fortune.


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

It isn't just a coincidence that the entire world seems to be at war at once. President Obama needs an army—of diplomats. 

July 21, 2014

Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009

July 10, 2014

While Obama has begun to act on what the country needs, Republican obstruction refuses to pass bills and solve problems.

July 9, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014