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Barack Obama Reelection

#WordsMatter: The Sticks and Stones of the 2012 Election and Our Political Discourse

Angela Rye | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Angela Rye

How do we foster accountability for political speech? Because simply put: words matter. And words have been particularly important during this year's presidential election cycle.

Congratulating Obama? Not These Guys

Posted 11.11.2012 | World

While President Barack Obama won the votes of millions of Americans, he has failed to warm the hearts of some key world figures. Unsurprisingly, Iran'...

How Will Obama's Second Term Affect You?

Next Avenue | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bob Rosenblatt Now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, many older voters are wondering what the effect ...

Barack Obama as Seven Presidents

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

Despite these similarities to the past, Obama's elections have had one facet that is uniquely his own; he has inspired minorities more than any previous president.

WATCH: Anger Boils Over On Ole Miss Campus Over Obama Win

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

UPDATED - A disturbance broke out on the University of Mississippi's campus early Wednesday, after students angry at the reelection of president Barac...

Four More Brew

Shan Wells | Posted 01.07.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Howard Fineman

Obama's Reelection Signals Rise Of New America | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama won because of his stand on the issues -- health care reform, Wall Street regulation, the auto industry bailout, among others. But his victory is something more: a sense that we are all in this together as a society, no matter who we are or how we live our lives. I saw this new America at the heart of the Obama reelection effort, in their campaign offices. In one office in Virgina, for example, the local campaign manager was Pakistani-American, the volunteers were of every race and background, the people heading out to handle the signup drive were Hispanic, and the event they were working on was a concert by Bruce Springsteen.

Matt Sledge

Obama Reelection Odds Jump In Prediction Markets After Second Debate | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- After a confident debate performance on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama's chances of getting reelected got a measurable bump -- at l...

Howard Fineman

An Unhappy Warrior, Obama Goes On The Re-Election Attack | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is leading in the polls, particularly in swing states. The economy is, in some ways, recovering impressively from...

A Look At Obama's Campaign Co-Chairs

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

In February, President Obama's reelection campaign announced 35 national co-chairs to advise the campaign, help raise funds and motivate voters as the...

An Election Between Unelectables

Matthew Dowd | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

In a race between two theoretically unelectable candidates, anything is possible. Could a third-party candidate emerge? Yes. Could Romney unify the Republicans? Very possible. Could Obama get a lift from an improving economy? Sure.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: I Won't Be Campaigning Until Republicans Have A Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama insists he is not in campaign mode and won't be until after his Republican presidential challenger is chosen, des...

Obama's Chances in 2012: A Season for Reason

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

There is a widespread shrug of the shoulders among Democrats -- "Romney wouldn't be so bad." But this in essence is a silent vote for unreason and a kick in the teeth to President Obama and his complete loyalty to reasoned policies.

Obama Campaign Develops Secret Weapon

Bloomberg | Julianna Goldman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Will St. Clair, wearing semi-rimless glasses, a plaid buttoned-down shirt, jeans and Adidas sneakers, can usually be found sitting on an exercise ball...

Obama Could Win Big In Conservative State | By Shawn Drury | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

When leaders of the Republican Party look at an electoral map and decide which states are firmly are in their column, South Carolina is one of the fir...

Axelrod, Biden Take Shots At Gingrich

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, called Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich the "godfather of gridlock" ...

Is Obama Destined to Win or Doomed to Fail?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

Whether Obama's reelection is considered a slam-dunk, an uncertain proposition, or an impossibility depends entirely on the data you consider a credible indicator these days.

Only Voters Can Save Middle Class America

Robert Schwab | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Robert Schwab

If Mitt Romney is the nominee, the stark difference between a president who cares for all Americans and a candidate whose life has demonstrated his disregard for common people will be prominently illustrated.

Trump Makes Bold Prediction About Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Donald Trump predicted on his Twitter feed that President Barack Obama would start a war in order to win the 2012 election. After calling Iran's th...

First Obama 2012 TV Ads Hit The Air

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With an eye on recruiting volunteers, President Barack Obama is launching the first TV ads of his re-election campaign. Campaign off...

Obama Team Quietly Sought Clinton's Advice

The National Memo | Joe Conason | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

President Obama's top political operatives -- including campaign chief adviser David Axelrod -- traveled from Chicago and Washington to the headquarte...

Jennifer Bendery

Rufus Gifford: The Man Behind Obama's Historic Fundraising Machine | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Imagine that your boss is disliked by about half the people who know him, doesn't get along particularly well with the business communit...

Obama, GOP Rival Face Tough Race In 2012

Washington Post | By Dan Balz, Jon Cohen and Chris Cillizza | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

One year out from the 2012 election, President Obama faces the most difficult reelection environment of any White House incumbent in two decades, with...

Clinton Outperforming Obama In Surprising Poll

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton performs better than President Barack Obama in a speculative matchup against frontrunning GOP presidential contende...

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...