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Will Obama make good on his promise to end the war in Iraq?

If Democrats can succeed in improving people's lives, the electorate won't care whether the Obama administration governs from left, right or center.

The Nation's Dave Zirin joins Rachel Maddow to discuss potential abuses when government agencies are given carte blanche.

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel on the first 100 days of Obama's presidency and the future of US-Russia relations.

In light of all of the corruption and cronyism that have marked the career of Lawrence Summers, why is Obama considering him for treasury secretary?

Obama can change the way Washington does business by mobilizing the same grassroots ground operation that got him elected to push his legislative agenda.

Clinton's NAFTA-backing insider is in the running for Obama chief of staff.

The property is worth a lot less than when he took ownership in 2000, and the world is far more dangerous place. Now it's up to the rest of us to clean up the mess.

If we don't act now, future generations will see that a weapon intended to defend the rule of law grew rusty and unusable on our watch.

Eight Nation contributors make the best case for their candidate.

Blogs

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014

Rand Paul and Barbara Lee are right: “The Constitution requires Congress to vote on the use of military force.”

November 24, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

There's a reason corporations want the TPP negotiations secret—it wouldn’t pass otherwise.

May 15, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

Money spent on lobbying in DC now enjoys a 22,000% return on investment.

February 25, 2014

It’s a big moment for hundreds of thousands of workers, as well as progressive activists.

February 12, 2014