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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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Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will propose a diplomacy and accountability amendment.

September 10, 2013

The Los Angeles gathering of the nation’s largest labor federation included high-profile Democratic guests, soul-searching about diversity, and signs of a coming floor fight.

September 9, 2013

Obama’s choice delays military intervention and opens way for debate on whether strikes are justified.

August 31, 2013

President Obama speaks eloquently about the economic goals of the March on Washington, but passes up opportunities to stand with low-wage workers.

August 30, 2013

More than 150 House Democrats and Republicans say: “Congress must assert our authority.”

August 29, 2013

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