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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?

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel on the first 100 days of Obama's presidency and the future of US-Russia relations.

In light of all of the corruption and cronyism that have marked the career of Lawrence Summers, why is Obama considering him for treasury secretary?

Of all the challenges Barack Obama faces, none is more daunting, or more important to our collective future, as energy.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel on Barack Obama's victory and the coming battle for real progressive change.

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.

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In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015

More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

January 20, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 2015

As he prepares to visit Washington, President Enrique Peña Nieto’s alibi is unraveling.

January 5, 2015

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