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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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Obama pledged to deliver "Medicare for all," should he have stuck with that?

February 2, 2011

Obama must stand up and fight for the safety net. 

February 2, 2011

A response to Robert Dreyfuss, Reed on the facts behind the State of the Union Address and reader mail.

January 28, 2011

The American public will see the value of Obama's messages as Democrats and Republicans work out the details.

January 27, 2011

The president's adviser offered few specifics of how the president planned to make promised new investments while observing a five-year domestic spending freeze.

January 27, 2011

In the State of the Union speech, Barack Obama did get applause for saying that the US stands with the people of Tunisia. Now, he didn't mention the two decades of support the US had given the dictatorship.
 

January 26, 2011

Obama's strong defense of Social Security is a win for progressives, who campaigned to preserve New Deal safety net. But this was neither a progressive nor a conservative speech; it was old-school centrist from start to finish.

January 26, 2011

Obama will deliver his take on the State of the Union tonight, and while Congress has bickered about bipartisan seating, it doesn't matter where anyone sits because the profiteers who define what’s possible in our politics have already barred any serious solution to what ails us.

January 25, 2011

President Obama is going to have a good night. His speech will be a success. But what about the policies? Will he signal a right turn with an eye toward the 2012 election or do what's right for the country in 2011?

January 25, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders and progressive groups are urging the president to avoid any talk of cutting Social Security. Instead, Sanders says, he should use the SOTU to "stand by your campaign promises to strengthen Social Security."

January 24, 2011