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So now we have Rambo Obama, a steely warrior who hurls death-dealing drones at anyone who threatens the good old USA. Including children.

Medical marijuana plant

The administration promised a sensible approach to drug policy. So why are the feds attacking the medical marijuana industry?

Even after it was known that Jamie Dimon’s bank blew more than $2 billion, Barack Obama still had praise for the intellect of his political backer.

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The president’s endorsement of same-sex marriage is a testament to the generations of activists who waged a brave and often lonely battle for gay rights.

Once again President Barack Obama has come tantalizingly close to being terrific.

What exactly does the president mean when he promises a “clear timeline to wind down the war"?

Barack Obama

As in a Rorschach test, people see in him what they want to see. Why don’t we look at his record?

The Supreme Court continues its hearings on President Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act today in Washington D.C.

To its shame, the Obama administration continues to defend its role in the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist.

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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