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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.

Organizing for America marks the first time a political party has deployed a permanent field program to advance a policy agenda between elections.

Like the Progressives, Obama seems to believe government can move beyond partisan politics.

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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