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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.

Chris Hayes argues that anger and frustration about the economy are at the root of America's disapproval of Obama's first year in office.

Leading gay rights activist Tony Kushner explains why Obama's first year signals a bright future for LGBT issues.

If Obama's appointees to the National Labor Relations Board are confirmed, the agency could offer workers more protections than the Employee Free Choice Act.

Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed.

Obama's opportunistic search for win-win solutions to our healthcare concerns and our larger economic problems is leading to a lose-lose outcome for the president and the country.

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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

More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

January 20, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015