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While Obama was winning over Virginians he was not supposed to have a prayer with, McCain was losing some voters he must have.

He offers the best chance to redefine the center of American politics and forge a new progressive majority.

Here's why Obama is the left's best chance to take back the country.

Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama sheds some needed light on Hillary's hawkishness and the real differences between the candidates.

With a veritable Mount Rushmore of Kennedy faces arrayed behind him, Barack Obama received powerful symbolic and political support from the icons of the liberal establishment.

The movement he's inspired holds the promise of a new cycle of activism, reform and fresh thinking. So I will support him through the inevitable storms ahead.

Before we can talk sensibly about transcending difference, we must first transform the conditions that give these differences meaning.

It's like one big family squabble among feminists, activists and post-civil-rights-era voters.

He should stiffen his meager bailout plan and call for a moratorium on foreclosures and serious government intervention.

The Clintons cannot compete with the enthusiasm Obama sets off so they are trying to destroy it. They just may succeed--but at an awful price.

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&qlduo;We need a treasury secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their powerful lobbyists and fight for policies that protect the working families in our country. I do not believe Mr. Lew is that person.”

January 11, 2013

With the public approval of the NRA falling, Biden and Obama must push forward on gun control now.

January 10, 2013

Obama’s defense secretary nominee will likely be confirmed, despite Republican obstructionism

January 8, 2013

Refusing to raise the debt ceiling will lead to an economic meltdown—and put Americans out of work.

January 8, 2013

Arguments will be made for Obama’s Defense pick. But Hagel’s vote to authorize Bush and Cheney to attack Iraq should raise eyebrows—and questions.

January 7, 2013

Cutting benefits goes against the Democratic Party's most powerful political claim: That it defends Social Security—no matter who is attacking.

December 19, 2012

Why does the Electoral College have the final say? It’s time to put voters in charge of choosing our president. 

December 17, 2012

Republican war hawks are pressing for military engagement in Syria. Here’s hoping the president ignores them.

December 13, 2012

The election is over, but President Obama is already tapping his campaign e-mail list to press Republcans into a tax retreat.

December 10, 2012

Anything that Obama does will make it worse.

December 10, 2012