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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.

President-elect Obama speaks with 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft about the need to restore America's moral standing in the world.

Given a severe global economic crisis and the election of Barack Obama, the possibility of a serious discussion about a US exit strategy from the Afghan disaster hovers on the horizon.

The story of the plumber who helped deliver Indiana to Obama.

Obama's "Southern strategy" pays off.

How can a President Obama improve US relations with Russia if some of his closest advisors are unrepentant hawks from the cold war era?

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The congressional showdown has given us an exciting glimpse of what the future might look like if they lead the way for a liberal insurgency.

December 12, 2014

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