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Two historians discuss the similarities and differences between the two senators cum presidents from Illinois.

A modest proposal of words Barack Obama might say when he takes the oath of office in Washington on Tuesday.

Many comparisons have been made between Obama and FDR. But the forty-fourth president will have a very different first 100 days.

Jon Stewart does a hilarious job of comparing Obama and Bush's very different styles of conducting press conferences.

The election of Barack Obama brought unprecedented hope to students and educators, now it's time to turn that energy into action.

If Rick Warren, Barack Obama and the gay community can find common ground, it'll be on civil, not religious, grounds. So let's separate church and state.

Don't assume that the end of the Bush administration marks the end of the imperial presidency he established.

The president-elect's seemingly unflappable temperament gets spoofed by SNL's Fred Armisen.

Obama's choice to give the invocation at his inauguration is a slap at progressives and a bow to the religious right.

We get it. He's pragmatic. But what does that mean--politically and philosophically?

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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