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Obama 2012 Election

This Was The Best Moment Of Obama's State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama drew some unexpected applause during Tuesday night's State of the Union address following a line he has often repeated since hi...

Poll Shows Where Voters Stand On Obama/Romney Fistfight

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

If the presidential election were literally a blood sport -- where candidates wailed on one another until a combatant conceded defeat -- President Bar...


John Hodgman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
John Hodgman

I will reveal here that I am going to vote for Obama, and I hope he wins, and here is the reason: I LIKE WINNING.

Paul Ryan Releases 2010 & 2011 Tax Returns

Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

On Friday afternoon, Paul Ryan released his tax returns for 2010 and 2011. The documents revealed that the Republican vice presidential contender a...

Paul Ryan Releases Tax Returns

Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan released his tax returns for 2010 and 2011 on Friday afternoon. The returns look much different than Mitt Romney's, which run longer tha...

Obama Mocks Romney Aides For Outsourcing v. Offshoring Defense

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama escalated his criticism of Mitt Romney's work with private equity firm Bain Capital Monday during a mid-day campa...

The Strange Bipartisanship of 2009, 2011, and 2013

David Bromwich | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
David Bromwich

One sometimes gets a sense of unreality emanating from the White House that is almost a match for the Republicans.

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign: 'Welcome To The General Election' | Sam Stein | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Campaigns are, for all intents and purposes, everlasting affairs, with preparations for the next run seeming to start the moment the las...

Obama's Mixed Messages

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama is planning to strike a "populist" note in his State of the Union Address and in his re-election campaign. But economic populism would be a lot more credible if it had been the consistent message and program of his presidency.

Sam Stein

Obama Picks Up Major Union Endorsement | Sam Stein | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees formally endorsed President Barack Obama's reelection on Tuesday, begin...

Is Obama the New Nixon?

David O. Stewart | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Both political parties will cringe at the comparison, but the parallels are mounting between Richard Nixon, Republican president from 1968 to 1974, and the current resident of the White House, Barack Obama.

Join the Great Conversation

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

People of faith -- including evangelical Christians -- will be voting both ways in the upcoming election. It is simply not true that they will be voting only on one or two issues.

Left Out: Obama and the Progressives

Elaine Dutka | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Elaine Dutka

Late last month, 107 California "progressives" flew East to a marathon White House briefing. It was preceded by a Capitol Hill cocktail party, attende...

Undeniable History

Steven Weber | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Obama's grasp of issues and his management style alone would have been deemed outstanding by any measure if he were a white man rather than black and any assertion to the contrary is disingenuous to say the least.

Give 'Em Hell, Barry!': Political Rebirth and the Obama White House

Peniel E. Joseph | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices
Peniel E. Joseph

A president elected on the combined strength of dazzling oratory and improbable personal biography has proved more deft at saving his political career in times of great crisis, than crafting a bold vision of American democracy in the 21st century.

Sam Stein

Obama, Democrats Plot Out Follow-Through On Jobs Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's dismal employment report, which reported no net change in the number of U.S. jobs, Top officials in the Democrat...

Will Republicans Get Obama Re-Elected?

Bill Schneider | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Democrats are waking up to a terrifying realization: there is nothing President Obama can do to get himself re-elected next year. Things look just that bad. On the other hand, there are plenty of things Republicans can do to get Obama re-elected.

Obama and Me

Trey Ellis | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Trey Ellis

Despite the many missteps of this first term, I am hopeful that in a second, freed from the need to ever again campaign, President Obama will finally help usher in change that we can believe in.

Exclusive Interview With Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In this exclusive interview Jarrett gives the White House view on what it's doing to blunt the GOP on the issue of jobs and the economy.

Sam Stein

David Axelrod Downplays Bad Jobs News, Says Austan Goolsbee To Play Big Reelection Role | Sam Stein | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lost in this week's announcement that Austan Goolsbee, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, would be leaving the White Hous...

Obama: GOP Pushing Vision Of 'Shrunken America'

Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republicans of using their cost-cutting proposals to push a vision of a "shrunken...

Barack Obama 2012 Campaign Underway, But GOP Keeps Charging

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Running for re-election, President Barack Obama is employing powers not available to his Republican challengers. Just this week he's hol...

Barack Obama Opens 2012 Bid No Longer An Outsider

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — No longer the fresh voice of change, President Barack Obama embarked on a bid for re-election Monday by asking a divided, anxious ... Revamped For 2012 Campaign

Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

In announcing the launch of his 2012 reelection campaign on Monday, President Barack Obama unveiled a revamped The website greets vi...

Barack Obama 2012 Campaign Officially Launches

Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

It's official: President Barack Obama will run for reelection in 2012. The president's intention to seek another term was announced in a video sent...