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When the votes were finally counted, Europe's wish to usher George W. Bush into the dustbin of history made for widespread jubilation.

Barack Obama tells Rachel Maddow why he hasn't attacked the Republican party more and how he intends to govern a working majority.

Suddenly, Obama's making a pretty good case for why Americans should once again care for one another.

Never has the dead hand of the past had a "reform" candidate so firmly by the windpipe.

North Carolinians have fallen, surprisingly for Obama. But how hard?

As Bush and Paulson throw money at the problem, Obama is moving rapidly to adapt to the crisis that awaits the next president.

The Obama campaign's below-the-radar use of the web to register new voters could change the game for Democrats and Republicans.

During the second presidential debate, McCain and Obama show their stark differences on the issue of healthcare.

Moving to the center to woo undecided voters, Obama risks losing his greatest asset: authenticity.

As Obama accepts his party's presidential nomination on the forty-fifth anniversary of King's most famous speech, a historian looks beyond the obvious analogies.

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President Obama laid out the right vision—what will the anti-poverty movement do to help get us there?

January 25, 2013

The majority of citizens support progressive agenda items like cuts in defense spending and higher taxes on the very rich.

January 23, 2013

It makes no sense to suggest that a poor child could ever have “the same chance to succeed as anybody else.”

January 22, 2013

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow incorrectly stated that no protest permits were requested for President Obama’s second inauguration.

January 22, 2013

Obama’s second inaugural address laid out a new progressive vision. Now we must make it real.

January 21, 2013

Like FDR, Obama should use his second inaugural address to make the vital connection between election results and governing results.

January 20, 2013

Every evidence suggests, in the absence of the reforms proposed by Senators Jeff Merkley and Elizabeth Warren, any debate about meaningful gun-safety legislation will be preempted, any action obstructed.

January 18, 2013

Some members want to end this standoff over the debt ceiling—and all others. 

January 17, 2013

The attention showered on the NRA doesn’t match up with its actual political influence.

January 15, 2013

Cracking down on high-powered guns is not a progressive issue but rather a “sanity issue” that Obama should take on now.

January 15, 2013