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2008 Presidential Campaign

Death Threats Remain Rampant Under Obama's Colombia FTA

Lori Wallach | Posted 06.16.2013 | Home
Lori Wallach

What change in Colombia could possibly have led a Democratic president to implement a trade agreement over the objections of Democrats in Congress with the country infamous around the world for its violence against unionists?

Tyler Kingkade

Could This Be The First Occupy Wall Street Commercial? | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director behind what could be considered the first commercial promoting the Occupy Wall Street movement also made a video for an unl...

Barack Obama Close Up (SLIDESHOW)

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

In the 2008 presidential campaign, I worked on Obama's press team. Just recently, I finished sorting through thousands of photos. I was struck by the powerful sense of Obama's character revealed through the lens.

Barack Obama: Same as He Ever Was

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

In the wake of President Barack Obama's premature capitulation to the Republicans in the tax wars, a party who I might remind you controls neither Con...

Soldier Campaign Worker

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Obama: Averse to Leadership and a Pretty Bad Politician on Top of That

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonce Gaiter

It's time for the verdict. Obama ran a great campaign, but he is no leader, and he's an abominable politician.

Why The Attacks On Hillary Clinton Must Stop

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anushay Hossain

Give Hillary Clinton a break. Give this woman at the very least the minimum level of respect by allowing her one full-term to do her job.

'Game Change' Excerpt: The Fall Of John Edwards

New York Magazine | John Heilemann & Mark Halperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A candidate whose aides were prepared to block him from becoming president. A wife whose virtuous image was a mirage. A mistress with a video camera. ...

Game Change: Losers Are...Well, Losers

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Wolff

Game Change is a book that overflows with the voices of people who feel they were ill-served and mistreated. It's a book about staff revenge.

Huckabee's Muzzle Control Problem

The Swamp | Jim Tankersley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Mike Huckabee took his presidential campaign for a quick pheasant-hunting expedition in Iowa on Wednesday, and at one point, a reporter ask...

The Day I Learned Obama was not Mine Alone

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Perhaps because we perceived Obama's victory as a long shot, we all somehow convinced ourselves that the involvement of each and every one of us was indispensable to the man's success.

Heritage Foundation: Torturing Facts, Sacrificing the Poor

Pete Aaltman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Aaltman

The Heritage Foundation celebrated a study that concludes that "higher temperatures reduce agricultural output in poor countries" and "lead to reductions in industrial output, aggregate investment, scientific research, and political stability."

A Wry Look-Back at the Presidential Campaign

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

Has it been only two months since the presidential campaign ended?

The Future of Progressive Reform

Jay Mandle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Over and beyond the need to stimulate the economy, this country urgently requires reform and renewal. Unhappily, the way Obama's campaign was funded means that we are unlikely to get it.

Yes Malia, There Are Republicans

Brian Oxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Oxman

Nobody will see a Republican for many years, but that is not a sign there are no Republicans.

The First Lesson of the Obama Victory: To Bring Fundamental Change You Have to Have More than a Campaign Organization, You Need a Movement

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

To win, Obama needed a movement. The same will be true in order to enact Obama's agenda for change in the months ahead.

Return of the Jedi

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

I imagine how my ex-boss, an ailing Ted Kennedy must feel tonight, knowing that many, many months ago he exclaimed to the nation that he could feel change in the air.

Election T-Shirts Build a Community of Supporters

Kristin Gorski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Gorski

Until the historic presidential campaign of 2008, most American's memories of political t-shirts were limited. These short-sleeved garments were red a...

Brighter Day

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

If America should elect Barack Obama, we have to be the 'wind at his back.' We have to make sure that our voices are at least as loud as those of the big campaign donors.

The Power in a Genuine Obama Mandate

Fred Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Goldring

A clear mandate would give President Obama and the Democrats a refreshing opportunity to demonstrate to the American people that such power can be transformative and healing, rather than divisive.

Toil and Trouble
McCain NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

NOTE: After you click a link, click the title of the item to get the full text or video. This week finds our war hero, on Old Hallow's Eve, having fi...

Obama Addresses Crowd in Downpour; McCain Cancels

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

Tuesday was a tough day to be outside in Greater Philadelphia. The rain poured and the wind howled. The weather turned so nasty that the fifth (and po...

Cupid's WMD

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stu Kreisman

Hey Joe the Plumber, have I got a girl for you! She's young, a republican, desperately seeks the limelight and lies, so you two should have a lot in common!

The Biggest Politician

Sara Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Geiger


What You Can Do (To Help Obama Win)

Jack Helmuth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Helmuth

Well, it depends on who you are. Here are some ideas for all sorts of people, of which you must certainly be one.