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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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Treating the choice of the next Federal Reserve chair as an election campaign will bring citizens into the debate and raise vital issues.

July 30, 2013

A bipartisan coalition wanted to prevent President Obama from going ahead with his plan to provide US military aid to Syrian rebels. But House Republican leaders prevented a real oversight vote.

July 24, 2013

Politicians from President Obama to Republican leaders are introducing legislation aimed at fixing the challenge of balancing family and careers.

July 23, 2013

And it's time for Congress to recognize that.

July 22, 2013

The president is right to encourage a rethink of laws that are not "contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.”

July 20, 2013

In the Powder River Basin, coal companies are pushing to unlock more carbon pollution each year than the Keystone KL pipeline. 

July 11, 2013

Today's strike is designed to pressure the president to use his executive authority to raise labor standards for federal contracting.

July 2, 2013

The president committed to leading an international effort against climate change—but he remains undecided about the Keystone XL pipeline.

June 26, 2013

Congress should always check and balance plans to support rebels in foreign conflicts. But thatrsquo;s especially true when 70 percent of Americans think it’s a bad idea.

June 18, 2013

Data drive a money-and-media election complex that is rapidly turning American democracy into an American Dollarocracy, where election campaigns are long on technical savvy but short, very short, on vision.

June 11, 2013