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Obama Reportedly Wasn't Pleased With Mitt Romney's 2012 Concession Phone Call

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was displeased with Mitt Romney's 2012 Election Night concession call, and briefly considered appointing Hillary ...

Christina Wilkie

Romney: Democrats Lost Because They Weren't 'Proud' Enough Of Obama | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney might have been forgiven for gloating a little about this week's election. A half-doz...

Notes for a Manifesto

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The enormity of last week's super-storm is just beginning to sink into political consciousness. Hurricane Sandy should transform what Americans expect from their government, and give the party of government activism new force. As soon as the election is behind us, the country faces a major struggle over what the super-storm portends and requires. But that struggle will be as much within the Democratic Party as between Democrats and the right, because of the deadweight of austerity politics. If the fix is in for a budget deal that precludes government's ability to spend serious money on climate remediation, flood protection, and a shift to a non-carbon economy, the United States of America is just plain screwed. Few presidents get a do over. Let's see whether Obama grasps the challenge and the possibilities.

In a Democracy, We Deserve the Leaders We Elect

Steven Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steven Strauss

The presidency is, in Teddy Roosevelt's famous words, a bully pulpit. President Obama is in a unique position to use that pulpit to help the bottom 30 percent.

Which of These Stories Work for You? You Have Two Days to Decide

Norman Lear | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Norman Lear

I'm a story teller. And I keep thinking about the life stories of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. In some ways, both are right out of the American storybook. Of course, some of the details would indicate that the truth can be bent.

Obama, Romney Sharpen Closing Lines

Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN and NANCY BENAC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MENTOR, Ohio — Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Ob...

Obama and the Economy

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Thanks to his exceptional luck in drawing Mitt Romney as his opponent, Barack Obama will probably win a narrow reelection despite the dismal recovery. But on Wednesday morning, a struggle begins within the Democratic Party to save him (and us) from himself -- to keep him from agreeing to a budget deal that will only slow growth, needlessly sacrifice Social Security and Medicare, and make the next four years much like the last four years. What a waste, what a pity. Democrats should be resisting the economic lunacy and political sway of an extremist Republican Party. Instead, they will be working to keep their own president from capitulating to fiscal folly.

An Eye for an Eye, Unless You're Rich

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

As we lurch uncontrollably toward Election Day, choosing our next set of lawmakers, I've been looking for a way to cast some light on what is at stake. I think that I've found it in the oldest legal code -- the Code of Hammurabi, from 1772 B.C.

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Fall Short On Specifics For Early Education | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

During Mitt Romney's tenure as governor, he had one-on-one meetings with Patricia Haddad, the Massachusetts Democratic House Speaker Pro Tempore, prec...

Obama Edges Romney On Trust, Taxes In Key Swing State

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

The campaign of Mitt Romney has been pounding relentlessly on the idea that President Barack Obama will raise taxes, hoping to sway voters in key swin...

Second U.S. Presidential Debate Triggers Mixed Reactions

The Huffington Post | Shirin Barghi | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney has triggered a wave of mixed responses around the ...

Why Obama and Romney Are Going Mano-a-Mano

Howard Fineman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

This presidential campaign is shaping up as one of the most personally nasty in modern times -- and more quickly than experts thought it would. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama already are in choreographed hand-to-hand combat mode. The GOP's presumptive nominee has angrily demanded an apology from Obama himself for a campaign staffer's suggestions that Romney may have committed a felony by misstating his role at Bain Capital in a SEC filing. Romney called the remarks "outrageous" and "beneath the dignity" of Obama and the presidency. Not only did the president not apologize, he all but scoffed at his foe. Obama did not pawn off the controversy onto his campaign staff or position himself above the fray as a sitting president with much more lofty work to do.

WSJ: Romney 'Squandering An Historic Opportunity'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal's editorial board issued a serious warning to Mitt Romney on Wednesday night, blasting the presumptive Republican nominee and ...

Presidential Election Choices: Recession In 2013 Or Speeding Faster Toward National Insolvency

Steven Strauss | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Welcome to American politics, also known as the theater of the absurd. If we re-elect Obama, we'll get deficit reductions, but also a recession in 2013. If we elect Romney, we'll avoid the recession, but we'll be on a path to national insolvency.

Getting 'Romney the Bully' Wrong

Van Gosse | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Van Gosse

It is striking how off-base liberals are about Mitt Romney's bullying a boy with long, dyed hair back in 1964, leading a gang to shear him like a lamb.

My Statement of Support for the Reelection of President Barack Obama

Ed Koch | Posted 07.21.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The campaign for president -- to be decided in the election in November 2012 -- is going to be decided, most people believe, by the state of the economy and its impact on each of us as we enter the voting booth.

Obama Seeks To Define Romney As Out Of Touch

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama criticized Mitt Romney by name this week for embracing a co...

Romney Mocks Obama 'Infomercial'

Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney mocked the director of a documentary released by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign this week. Calling the film, which has a...

Romney Beating Obama In Wall Street Donations

The New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and GRIFF PALMER | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

It is no secret that the relationship between President Obama and Wall Street has chilled. A striking measure of that is the latest campaign finance r...

Jennifer Bendery

Attack Is Clearest Sign Yet That Obama Sees Romney As 2012 Challenger | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the clearest sign yet that President Barack Obama is gearing up for a run against Mitt Romney in 2012, David Axelrod on Wednesday lai...

Sam Stein

'Harvard Faculty Lounge' Gives Mitt Romney More Than $56,000-Plus In Donations | Sam Stein | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Paul Blumenthal WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's routine castigation of the President Obama-"Harvard faculty lounge" nexus has always ...

Key Factors Could Determine Outcome Of Potential Obama-Romney Match-Up

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While it is still very early, indications are that the most likely match up in the 2012 presidential election will be between P...

Poll: Romney Would Beat Obama Now

McClatchy | Steven Thomma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's approval ratings have sunk to the lowest level of his presidency, so low that he'd lose the White House to Repu...