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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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Highlights from The Nation's coverage of the State of the Union Address.

February 17, 2013

How progressive was Obama’s State of the Union address? Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel breaks down the president’s speech on The Brian Lehrer Show.

February 13, 2013

What didn't Obama say about immigration in his State of the Union address? The Nation’s Aura Bogado breaks it down at Democracy Now!

February 13, 2013

In his State of the Union address, the president reminded us that “deficit reduction is not an economic plan.” Will he be able to hold off the austerity-mongerers?

February 13, 2013

Labor welcomed the proposal, but what it means for tipped workers remains unclear.

February 13, 2013

Some undocumented immigrants expected more on immigration from Obama’s State of the Nation speech. 

February 13, 2013

The emotional highpoint of a bold and progressive speech was a demand that Congress address gun violence.

February 13, 2013

The president should rip Republican proposals to cut essential programs. But he should also spell out an investment agenda.

February 11, 2013

Members of the party of a sitting president have a higher responsibility to raise constitutional concerns about drone policy.

February 10, 2013

One picture might just speak a thousand words about Obama's balance stance on gun safety.

February 4, 2013