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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?

Barack Obama's electoral victory is momentous but ethereal. Progress is eroded when not pushed forward--and there is still much yet to be done.

Nick Turse on a scandal that killed 11,000. Plus: Bob Dreyfuss, Patricia Williams and Frances Fox Piven on the nascent Obama policy agenda.

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Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

The “reach across the aisle” was going according to plan... until the Populist Avenger showed up.

May 12, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

But hey, we’re sure someone will be held accountable for the thousands of civilian deaths at some point...right?

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015

The late author influenced a whole generation of Latin American leftists. 

April 13, 2015

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