Jonathan Cohn

Senior Editor

Who You Calling a Lame Duck?

Three ways Obama thinks he can still make a difference

The prevailing consensus in Washington is that President Obama is done creating public policy. He may have the ambition to do more, the thinking goes, but he doesn’t have the political support. Republicans control the House and have enough votes to block most legislation in the Senate. And at the moment, at least, Obama isn’t popular enough to force them to act.

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From the White House: Advance excerpts from the State of the Union

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Janitors in federal office buildings, food servers at veterans' hospitals, and other workers with low-paying jobs for the federal government may get paid more in the future—at least if President Barack Obama has anything to say about it.

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Republicans continue to insist the Affordable Care Act is an insurance company "bailout." It's not—and here's one more reason why.

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Now that Healthcare.gov is working, those projections for private plan enrollment don't look so crazy.

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A tantilizing, but very ambiguous, sign that the Affordable Care Act is starting to work

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It's a good time for the producers of serious journalism—and an even better one for the consumers of it.

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Two graphs show how differently the Affordable Care Act is playing out in more conservative parts of the country.

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The right has a new attack on the Affordable Care Act. It's as cynical and misleading as the old ones.

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Republicans who want to do something about poverty and the unemployed? That's so last week.

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