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At almost every level, his choices of people and policy have been calibrated to appease the establishment.

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and right wing radio host Laura Ingraham debate the impact of Daschle on Obama's agenda.

He has significantly pivoted US policy on torture. But where the president stands on warrantless wiretapping should give progressives some cause for concern.

Why do people like Larry Summers, Tim Geithner and Gary Gensler keep getting the Obama administration's plum jobs?

When the government is organizing a movement to back the government in the name of progressive politics, something is seriously awry.

Obama can ensure his recovery plan is untainted by corruption and waste by mandating controls that track where money flows and evaluate results.

The Bush era is coming to an end. But is it a new era of progressive government? The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and others discuss the possibilities.

Warning sign one: Obama plans a "fiscal responsibility summit." Warning sign two: entitlements are on the table.

With realism, grit and hope, Obama begins a new era: his first hundred days will be a decisive test of his resolve and vision.

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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

They've added a provision to the defense spending bill outlining a permanent "Authorization for Use of Military Force."

May 11, 2011

The White House, House Republican majority, and Senate Democratic majority have remained silent about how to fix widespread unemployment.

May 10, 2011

President Obama failed to seek a declaration of war before ordering US attacks on Libya. Now, he faces a challenge under the War Powers Resolution.

April 20, 2011

Why does President Obama continue to let Republicans define the terms of the budget debate?

April 19, 2011

Even if a war is considered "just," even if it is launched under the auspices of the UN, US military interventions should be debated and approved by Congress before they are launched.

March 20, 2011

President wants a longer extension of Patriot Act provisions than House Republicans. He’s wrong. The ACLU is urging Congress to reject any extension until the threats to privacy and other constitutional rights are addressed.

February 8, 2011