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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.

We need a law to define and limit the President's claim of executive privilege, and should set a process for Congress to overcome it.

An "impeachment from below" movement is gathering steam, and Congress needs to pay attention to it.

Unfortunately, the Constitution's impeachment clause only works for criminals, not the grossly incompetent.

Blogs

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

Issuing executive orders is nothing new, especially with regard to federal contractors. So why the vitriol?

February 11, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014

The president’s “income inequality” address had plenty of strengths, but one big weakness.

January 28, 2014