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The Obama Administration : Analysis
President Obama may soon have some increasingly vocal critics to his left...

Is the progressive media about to get tougher on Obama?

Terrified of a Romney presidency, liberals rallied around Obama during the election. Now they say they're ready to fight for an array of progressive causes

 
The Obama Administration : The List
Rice addresses the U.N. Security Council prior to voting on a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity in February 2011.

5 strikes against Susan Rice

If President Obama taps the U.N. ambassador for secretary of state, he's going to have a big fight on his hands

 
The Obama Administration : First Reactions
Vice President Joe Biden tries to pass on a free sample in the Costco bakery during his tour of the D.C. location on Nov. 29.

Joe Biden goes to Costco: The best jokes

The vice president goes on a shopping spree at the discount store, fully embracing his Onion-inspired "man of the people" caricature

 
The Obama Administration : The List
Formal rivals Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are meeting for lunch: Might they chow down on these cookies depicting their faces?

3 reasons President Obama's lunch with Mitt Romney is a good idea

The former campaign-trail rivals are meeting in the White House's private dining room. And, arguably, it's a win-win situation for them — and America

 
The Obama Administration : The List
It could very well be that Republicans have someone other than Susan Rice in mind for State.

5 reasons the GOP won't stop bashing Susan Rice

Obama's U.N. ambassador met with her biggest GOP critics on Tuesday to mollify their concerns about Benghazi. It didn't work

 
The Obama Administration : Opinion Brief
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice faces her biggest GOP critics Tuesday, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Will Republicans abandon their opposition to Susan Rice?

The U.N. ambassador meets with her top GOP critics, in an apparent bid to get them to back off her likely nomination as Hillary Clinton's replacement

 
The Obama Administration : The List
Hillary Clinton has said she looks forward to some rest and relaxation after leaving her post as secretary of state, but no one's buying that she'll leave the public stage for good.

What's next for Hillary Clinton?

The secretary of state has made it clear she'll be stepping aside as President Obama prepares for his second term

 
The Obama Administration : Analysis
President Obama speaks about the economy and how ObamaCare has helped women during a campaign stop in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 8.

Obama's second term: The case for implementing health care reform

Just because ObamaCare is the law of the land doesn't mean every single provision is carved in stone

 
The Obama Administration : Fact Sheet
People vote at a school in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 6: For millions of Americans, simply casting a ballot has become increasingly difficult.

Obama's second term: The case for election reform

There's no reason for the world's most powerful nation to be humiliated by 8-hour voting lines and endless vote-counting... right?

 
The Obama Administration : Instant Guide
President Obama with Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra: The president's choice of Southeast Asia as his first post-election trip was no accident.

Obama's second term: The case for pivoting to Asia

After more than a decade spending American blood and treasure in the Mideast and South Asia, the U.S. is upping its bet on the Pacific

 
The Obama Administration : Opinion Brief
Susan Rice is rumored to be the president's preferred candidate to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.

The GOP attack on Susan Rice: Deluded, or perfectly justifiable?

Republicans are hammering Rice for her statements on the Benghazi attack, trying hard to discourage Obama from picking her as his next secretary of state

 
The Obama Administration : Opinion Brief
President Barack Obama answers questions at a news conference in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 14.

Was Obama's defense of Susan Rice sexist?

The president gave a spirited defense of his U.N. ambassador's handling of questions on Benghazi. Should he have let her stand up for herself?

 
The Obama Administration : Analysis
School children walk past a polling station in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 6.: The high school graduation rate in America is just above 75 percent, which is well below that of many other first-world nations.

Obama's second term: The case for education reform

The president made some fairly big waves in education policy in his first term. Will he have the money and motivation to keep it up?

 
The Obama Administration : Forecast
With sanctions crippling the Iranian economy, Iran's leaders, including President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, may finally be ready to cave to the West's nuclear demands.

Obama's second term: The case for preventing Iranian nukes

Stopping Tehran from weaponizing its nuclear energy program remains a top U.S. priority. But should it be?

 
The Obama Administration : The List
President Obama holds a news conference in the East Room of the White House  on Nov. 14: Among other things, the president briefly addressed the David Petraeus affair.

President Obama's first post-election news conference: 4 takeaways

The president meets the press, and his responses to their questions give us some intriguing clues about where he's headed in his second term

 
The Obama Administration : Fact Sheet
A registered nurse makes a house call for a 96-year-old Colorado woman on March 26: Obama will reportedly seek a "grand bargain" with Republicans that includes tax cuts, but also cost-cutting changes to programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.

Obama's second term: The case for entitlement reform

Social Security is the dangerous "third rail of American politics," and Medicare is equally charged. Should President Obama risk the shock?

 
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