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Jesse Jackson's gaffe demonstrates that the days of being able to think out loud are over.

If Obama is lucky, he will continue to benefit from these energized, sophisticated activists who support his candidacy while they press his hand.

Barack Obama could put his entire candidacy at risk if his audacity on the war in Iraq continues to shrivel.

With little to lose and everything to gain, Obama has lifted high the cross. But are there invisible strings attached?

Barack Obama may yet become the reform President who rearranges power on behalf of the people. But he'll need to resist the brotherhood of cozy insiders.

If Obama's looking for a right-of-center running-mate, Hillary's the best option out there.

Why is Barack Obama courting right-wing groups like AIPAC and steering clear of the American Jewish left and center?

When it comes to American Empire, Obama's change is parsed as running the planet with greater efficiency.

Obama calls for direct dialogue and new trade deals with Latin America, but continued counterinsurgency in Columbia, tensions with Venezuela.

Judging by their voting patterns in the primaries, crossover Republicans may swing the presidential election for Barack Obama.

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The Obama administration watches as US regional influence declines.

August 15, 2013

Things are complicated with Russia, but that's no excuse for cancelling an important summit meeting with the nation's president.

August 12, 2013

Backing Al Qaeda in Syria while fighting it in Iraq? And launching random drones in Yemen?

August 12, 2013

Obama’s better bargain is a disturbing snapshot of a skewed political system.

July 31, 2013

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