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2008 Presidential Election

Benghazi Blues: Political and Media Non-Seriousness on Dramatic Display

William Bradley | Posted 10.25.2015 | Media
William Bradley

What a great dozen-day stretch Hillary Clinton has just had. First a very impressive performance in the first Democratic presidential debate. Followed...

The Digital President

GVH Live | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

Even before he took office, the president recognized the political value of social media tools. His 2008 election team is often credited as waging the first digitally-focused campaign, using Twitter, Facebook and even their own original platform to get voters excited about the candidate.

Can Joe Biden Save the Democrats? (and Do the Dems Need Saving?)

William Bradley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Hillary's e-mail controversy is a real nagging problem. Why not just carry two devices, one for the official address and one for the private address? It's a curious unforced error. But the smoke signals haven't amounted to a smoking gun.

I Really Am Still Undecided Between Bernie and Hillary

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

For those turned off by my considering anything other than the issues, I can't help you. And for those who were hoping I'd bash either of these Democrats, well, I can't help you either. As of now, one of these two will be the Democratic nominee (could Joe Biden shake up the race? I doubt it, but one never knows). I would be happy and proud to work for and vote for either Hillary or Bernie in the general election.

Jurassic Politics: Hillary, Invoking FDR, Runs Left of Obama While Jeb Bush Does Straight Remake

William Bradley | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Is there a certain synchronicity at work with Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush staging their big formal campaign openings just as Jurassic World oddly enjoys the biggest opening weekend of all time with its recycled plot (albeit with new bells and whistles) about the dangerous majesty of rampaging dinosaurs? It has to be.

Hillary Set To Move Past Prelims With Roosevelt Island Address (Are the Clintons Cynics or Realists?)

William Bradley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The Clintons like to sail pretty close to the wind to gain advantage in all circumstances. If we haven't learned that about them by now, we haven't le...

My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

What's Gone Wrong for/with Barack Obama?

William Bradley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The mid-term election is still days away, but it sure isn't looking good fro President Barack Obama and Democrats. With his job approval rating down precipitously since his strong 2012 re-election performance, Democrats are on the ropes and on the run.

Hillary's 'Hard Choices'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Joe Peyronnin

As Secretary of State, she visited 112 countries, and travelled one million miles. The book will appeal to Clinton supporters, and her many critics will harshly trash it.

Only Some Southern Whites Are the New Blacks (and Many Are Not)

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Southern Whites didn't vote for Obama (and by association, won't vote for Democrats). So argues the New York Times' Nate Cohn in a provocative piece entitled "Southern Whites' Loyalty to G.O.P. Nearing That of Blacks to Democrats."

Hillary Clinton's Achilles Heel: 2016

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Wall Street is to Clinton's chances in 2016 what the Iraq War was in 2008. The only question now is whether the far left can find another Obama to make this case to primary voters? While it seems unlikely at this point, it is still early enough that anything is possible.

What Do We Do Now?: Why Our Leaders Are Better at Campaigning Than Governing

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

What does it really take to be mayor of New York City or president of the United States? Are we measuring the candidates based on those criteria or something else entirely? If the answer is the latter, we are destined to keep getting officials who are very good at campaigning, but perhaps not as skilled at governing.

Do You Hate Obama?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

Last year on September 6, 2012 I attended a Democratic National Convention watch party. While the president was giving his re-election speech on TV wi...

Susan Rice, McCain, Obama and the Next Secretary of State

William Bradley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Easily the most dramatic sequence in a rather strong press conference performance today by President Barack Obama was his vehement defense of UN Ambassador Susan Rice against attacks by Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

Moments: The Light Dawns on... Fox News

William Bradley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media
William Bradley

Lo and behold, the faith-based Mitt Romney surge in swing states oft prophesied in the Fox News Channel echo chamber simply wasn't materializing. But reality still eluded one of the biggest names on Fox. You may have heard about Karl Rove's antics last night.

Term 2: Obama On the Verge

William Bradley | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

It may be that the superstorm is the finishing factor in this race. Finishing as in putting finishing touches on Obama's re-election, along with his powerful ground operation.

Lowering Expectations

Sam Koppelman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

In 2008, McCain made sure to say that President Obama "is not [an Arab]." By putting politics aside in that moment, McCain was able to retain some integrity. That is what Romney has failed to do this campaign.

10 States Where You're Most Likely To Make Over $200,000

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Want to make a lot of money? Go east, young man. And then a little north. The U.S. states -- including Washington D.C. -- with the largest chunk o...

Could Michelle Obama Be the First Woman President in 2020?

Mario Almonte | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Nothing in Michelle's current behavior suggests any inclination to continue in politics after her husband's departure from the Oval Office. That could change after Barack's re-election, when she no longer has to worry about affecting her husband's political career.

Obama Bus Tour To Stop In Illinois

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's bus tour through the Midwest next week will hit southern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and western Illinois--all states he carried in...

Thank You, Senator Kennedy

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

Today as we swim through the flotsam and murk squirted from octopi embodied by the tortured rhetoric of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, et al.; people who tr...

Sowing the Seeds of Race, Reaping the Whirlwind of Racism

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Obama Administration seems to have no overall strategy in dealing with racial issues at a time when accusations of racism flow from both sides of the political aisle.

How to Engage Youth in a Post-Obama Presidential Campaign World

HeathCliff Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
HeathCliff Rothman

The What's Your Issue Film Competition is asking young social innovators to make a three-minute video explaining their idea for a project that would address a current national problem.

The Secret Superdelegate War Revealed

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

It was one year ago today that Hillary Clinton announced plans to suspend her campaign for the Democratic nomination, and urged her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama.

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.