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Critiques of Obama's suitability for the presidency are bookended by astonishingly contradictory stereotypes.

Barack Obama responds to McCain's energy policy smears in no uncertain terms.

Progressive supporters of Barack Obama urge him to stand firm on the principles he so compellingly articulated in the primary. Add your name to this open letter.

Assessing Barack Obama's mythic destiny: will he become more Athenian than Spartan?

A nation whose citizens have been largely turned off to politics held Barack Obama in a fervent embrace, viewing America once again as a place of new possibilities.

The media was enthused, but ordinary Israelis, cynical about their own political leaders, gave Obama a muted reception. The refrain here is "No, they can't," not "Yes, he can."

Barack Obama is betraying his promise of change and is in danger of becoming just another political hack. Please prove me wrong.

An Iraqi government desperate for credibility could receive no better gift than Obama's exit plan.

He says Afghanistan is the war America should be fighting. But on this much-ballyhooed listening tour, will he be hearing anything he doesn't already know?

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The president will do a campaign swing in Virginia this weekend. He ought to visit New Jersey, as well.

October 31, 2013

It sounds far-fetched, but the US has a history of high-level snooping.

October 29, 2013

Does the Obama administration have the savvy it needs?

October 14, 2013

The movement is so dramatic that, even with gerrymandering in their favor, Republicans are beginning to look vulnerable.

October 11, 2013

An investigation by the Committee to Protect Journalists concludes that the president has presided over an unprecedented campaign to control the media.

October 10, 2013

President Obama told AP he’d “think about changing” any name “that was offending a sizable group of people.”

October 9, 2013

The protracted fight to get a more qualified woman nominated over a less qualified man is a perfect parable for how hard achieving diversity really is.

September 17, 2013

The top candidate for the Federal Reserve chair withdraws his name from consideration after key Democratic senators said they would oppose him.

September 15, 2013

Union presidents challenged the Obama administration to fix Affordable Care Act issues which they warned could devastate their health plans.

September 12, 2013

The president is right to embrace prospect of removing chemical weapons without military intervention.

September 10, 2013