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President Barack Obama with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

The president must decide what is more important: pandering to the Catholic hierarchy or protecting women's health.

President Barack Obama

In a momentous strategic shift, President Obama has begun a military buildup in East Asia in a foolish attempt to intimidate China. It will bring blowback, and a greater risk of war.

Obama has failed not because he is a progressive in the mold of Franklin Delano Roosevelt but because he is not. 

Do the president's campaign e-mails and leadership style in general betray the heavy hand of big oil on his administration?

As the 2012 election draws closer, what can Obama learn from the many battles of Chile's most famous president?

Barack Obama

Facing a primary challenger might force Obama to embrace progressive ideals—and he can’t win 2012 if he doesn’t.

By pointing those who are the culprits of "the crime of the century," President Obama betrayed his promise of hope.

President Barack Obama

Is this a politician who, when faced with recalcitrant opposition, would rather switch than fight?

Barack Obama

Electoral racism may be dead, but is there a more subtle form of racism at work in the white flight from Obama?

President Barack Obama

With a record 46.2 million Americans living in poverty, it’s getting too late to give President Obama a pass on the economy.

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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