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How the deal at the Copenhagen climate change summit came about--and why it may not be a real deal.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

Obama's Nobel speech offered a distorted view of America's role in the world and a shallow understanding of just war.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

It is one thing to rob us blind by rewarding the power elite that created our problems but quite another to sugarcoat it in the rhetoric of a David taking on those Goliaths.

The real purpose of sending 30,000 soldiers to Afghanistan is to make Obama look tough as he heads toward the next US presidential election.

Is it possible to oppose the war in Afghanistan and still support the president? The Nation's Chris Hayes thinks so.

In making Afghanistan the key to America's national security strategy against terrorism, Obama has chosen to perpetuate some damaging myths.

The expediency of Obama's Afghanistan decision was transparent. Satisfy the generals by sending 30,000 more troops. Satisfy the public with a timeline for beginning withdrawals of those same troops, without a timeline for completing withdrawal.

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Highlights from The Nation's coverage of the State of the Union Address.

February 17, 2013

How progressive was Obama’s State of the Union address? Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel breaks down the president’s speech on The Brian Lehrer Show.

February 13, 2013

What didn't Obama say about immigration in his State of the Union address? The Nation’s Aura Bogado breaks it down at Democracy Now!

February 13, 2013

In his State of the Union address, the president reminded us that “deficit reduction is not an economic plan.” Will he be able to hold off the austerity-mongerers?

February 13, 2013

Labor welcomed the proposal, but what it means for tipped workers remains unclear.

February 13, 2013

Some undocumented immigrants expected more on immigration from Obama’s State of the Nation speech. 

February 13, 2013

The emotional highpoint of a bold and progressive speech was a demand that Congress address gun violence.

February 13, 2013

The president should rip Republican proposals to cut essential programs. But he should also spell out an investment agenda.

February 11, 2013

Members of the party of a sitting president have a higher responsibility to raise constitutional concerns about drone policy.

February 10, 2013

One picture might just speak a thousand words about Obama's balance stance on gun safety.

February 4, 2013