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All the Denver Broncos wideout l wanted to do was celebrate Obama's victory--but his teammates censored him and the media ridiculed him. Why?

Robert Scheer explains why Lawrence Summers would be a bad choice as Treasury Secretary for President-Elect Obama.

Obama's 86-year old grandmother and other members of her community dance and cheer, 'We're going to the White House.'

Obama will face a bruising engagement with reality in the months ahead.

Celebrating a new president's promise to respect, empower and include all Americans.

A look inside The Nation's election night party and a glimpse at Obama victory celebrations in Brooklyn.

A fantasy lineup of progressive advisors to help the next president end war, repair alliances and rebuild the economy.

Barack Obama delivers his victory speech after being elected the forty-fourth president of the United States.

A nation riven by differences marvels at
his message of civility and inclusion. Yet there is some worry about an
Obama administration's policies on Africa.

People here are looking in wonderment at the culture that produced Obama and at the people who put him in the White House. In short, they're looking at us.

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“This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending -- domestic discretionary spending -- to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was President. Let me repeat that...."

That was our president announcing his 2012 budget. And indeed let's repeat that — and note a few things he didn't say.

February 16, 2011

A budget plan that cuts over 200 federal programs and expands military spending reveals the president's misplaced priorities.

February 15, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel on MSNBC Live with Cenk Uygur talks about Obama's 2011 budget.

February 15, 2011

Obama's budget rejects the steep cuts advocated by Republicans and his deficit commission. But the president is still playing on the GOP’s turf by emphasizing cuts instead of jobs.

February 14, 2011

The president's budget is a compromise document. Republicans say it does not go far enough. But it slashes low-income heating assistance, community programs, higher-ed loans and environmental clean-up in low-income neighborhoods. Obama and his aides “aren’t giving us a very wise set of choices,” says Democrat Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

February 14, 2011

The Ohio congressman says challenge would help the president by forcing him to rethink his stands on jobs, taxes, war—and to respect the Democratic base. Updated.

February 11, 2011

President Obama delivered a lovely speech essentially celebrating the transition of power in Egypt. Then, a few hours later, Mubarak announced he was staying.

February 10, 2011

An old school mate remembers Frank Wisner, our man—or not—in Egypt.

February 8, 2011

After hedging its bets for two weeks, the Obama administration must make clear whether it stands with pro-democracy activists in Egypt.

February 7, 2011

Is Obama Reagan? 

February 6, 2011