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The media have fashioned an impossible portrait of Barack Obama: an American cleansed of the baggage of racism and slavery.

Barack Obama's youthful supporters are using Facebook and other social networking web tools to spark a movement that could make a real difference.

David Axelrod, Barack Obama's closest political adviser, is applying the lessons he learned from Chicago's ugly racialized politics.

In Kenya's Yala Swamp, where Senator Barack Obama traces his African roots, an Oklahoma-based company has wrecked a rich and delicate ecosystem.

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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