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Obama promised to reverse the most egregious aspects of Bush's faith-based policies. So why is he extending them?

Just because President Obama possesses African heritage doesn't mean he couldn't learn a thing or two about the continent's history.

Notwithstanding comparisons to FDR, BHO has proffered far less audacious proposals than we were led to expect.

Since Obama traced his dazzling arc to the presidency, his stance on gay rights has become murkier, and more Clintonian.

The president gets mixed grades on his promises of transparency: good to the public and the press, not so good to the other two branches.

This president does not need to make threats to champion democracy.

Taxing benefits may raise money for Obama's healthcare reform, but it would betray union members who gave up wage increases in order to get decent coverage.

Barack Obama may turn out to be the best pure politician we've seen since Ronald Reagan, but he's also head honcho for the globe's single great garrison state that lives off war and the preparations for future war.

Pushed by Obama to dismantle illegal settlements, Netanyahu manipulates the media to show Israel will end up in a civil war if the White House stands firm.

The biggest names in Wall Street banking are back to business as usual. And if they're wrong in declaring the financial crisis over, the big losers will be President Obama and the American taxpayer.

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President Obama is moving forward to reform NCLB unilaterally, but the House GOP has its own plan.

September 23, 2011

Cheney’s autobiography defends his outrageous legacy as George W. Bush’s prince regent. But where’s the chapter on his heroic service in Vietnam?

August 27, 2011

The president and some Republicans like the bipartisan deficit reduction scheme, but Sanders calls it a threat to the safety net and economic fairness.

July 19, 2011

The president has reportedly proposed raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. That's bad fiscal policy, bad economics and bad politics.

July 12, 2011

Democrats should demand fair taxation, but they cannot support cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in exchange for new revenue.

June 29, 2011

Cynicism abounds as House refuses to authorize the Libya mission but also refuses to defund it. This is John Boehner’s managed chaos; it serves Obama and the military-industrial complex but fails the Constitution.

June 24, 2011

Even Pentagon lawyers admit the war was not properly launched and is not being properly maintained. It is time for Congress to step up and say: "Stop!"

June 22, 2011

For the last year, Senate Republicans have used the confirmation process to block nominees, de-staff agencies, and overturn the president's agenda piece by piece.

June 20, 2011

The House was supposed to debate Congressman Kucinich's proposal to end the war in Libya. But the resolution was pulled from the floor calendar in a classic case of dereliction of duty.

June 1, 2011

Progressives launch drive to get Democratic senators to reshape national priorities—cut the military-industrial complex, support “Medicare for All.”

May 31, 2011