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The Next President Needs to Lead

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I am of the strong belief that the President of the United States, the most powerful and supposedly influential person in the world, needs, first off, to stay in Washington long enough to devise and implement a workable plan to bring political gridlock in Washington to a permanent death.

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.

How Obama Went From Pleated Khakis To Power Suits

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

Since stepping into the political spotlight wearing pleated khakis and holey shoes, Barack Obama has still managed to secure enough votes among fashio...

How Obama Went From Pleated Khakis To Power Suits

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Since stepping into the political spotlight wearing pleated khakis and holey shoes, Barack Obama has still managed to secure enough votes among fashio...

Obama And The Oscars: Predicting Election Results From Award Shows

Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment

This just in: President Obama will be re-elected president in 2012. At least, that's what the newly discovered Academy Awards/Golden Globes Rule su...

America Absolutely Needs a National Manufacturing Policy, Urges Senator Sherrod Brown

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Over the past year, Brown held a series of hearings examining ways to rebuild U.S. manufacturing and is also fighting to ensure that our nation's trade laws work for domestic manufacturing and American workers.

Diplomacy To Be Used Toward Same Militaristic Ends | Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Much of the world has greeted the transfer of power from President George W. Bush to President Barack Obama with sighs of relief if not shouts of joy....

Five Million Attend the Inauguration, Five Billion Watch on TV

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Latt

At a time of such violence and uncertainty, it will be good to relish a moment of clarity as we look forward to a future that moves the world away from the turmoil of the past eight years.

Many Of Obama's Harshest Critics Rush To Praise Him

New York Times | JIM RUTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

That whole anti-American, friend-to-the-terrorists thing about President-elect Barack Obama? Never mind. Just a few weeks ago, at the height of the ...

Out of Line: At Last!

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

Read more reaction from HuffPost bloggers to Barack Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election...

Thomas B. Edsall

What Obama's Victory Could Mean For Democrats | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama will take office facing economic collapse and wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan - a situation which could present him with an opportunity...

Do I Inhale or Exhale?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

We did something truly amazing last night -- something I never thought I would see in my lifetime. As the states were being turned colors on the news networks maps, the red and the blue did begin to blend together.

A Bright New Day - But What Now, President Obama?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Millions of Americans have proved that they are hungry for change and have elected a president whose very identity bridges a divide in American society.

Obama's Election, and the Work Ahead

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

As many people have written, if the election was global, it would have been a landslide for Obama, and the reaction here in Switzerland is quite positive.

A New Era Begins

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Senator Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. This has been an amazing presidential race in almost every way. OffTheBus has depen...

What a Relief -- America Survives

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

We docked the ship on shore. We're back to normal now. We have re-established the fundamental building blocks of Western civilization -- we have our foundation underneath us.

Black and Blue: Obama and Golda

Haim Watzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Haim Watzman

The significance of Obama's victory will be that he has convinced the American people that the selfish, aggressive, and patronizing America of the Bush administration has been a disaster.

The Bradley Effect? No Chance

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

If I'm wrong on this one, I know you'll let me know - but I'm not going to be wrong. The Obama victory on Tuesday is going to be bigger than the polls suggest.

Obama Team Starts Work On Presidential Transition

Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With less than six months to go before he would be sworn in as the nation's 44th president, Sen. Barack Obama has directed his aides to begin planning...