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Obama 2013

Obama's 2013 Was Beset By Fits, Fumbles, Failures

AP | JULIE PACE and NANCY BENAC | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor. His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last Janu...

Here's What Obama Faces In 2014

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — The last vestiges of 2013's political wrangling officially behind him, President Barack Obama is setting his sights on the coming ye...

Sam Stein

Everyone Knows Obama Had A Crappy Year, The Tough Question Is Why | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The end of the year brings with it one of journalism's lazier crutches -- the annual list of winners and losers. Whatever value ther...

Ben Hallman

Made In America: How Corporate Lobbyists Manufactured A $100 Billion Tax Break | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business

Starbucks had already mastered the art of doing business on multiple continents as it grew from a niche coffee retailer in Seattle into a global brand...

'Thank You For Teaching Me How To Dream'

Marsha Pinto | Posted 03.23.2013 | Teen
Marsha Pinto

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr shouted out the words, "I have a dream." Today, exactly 50 years later at the 2013 inauguration, I can't but help think about the dreams of Americans that will be realized in your second term.

Obama's Road Forward

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In his second term Obama needs to build new and real things that tangibly improve the lives of the middle class and, yes, the poor; and advance the ball on the things he says he also cares about: the environment, immigration, education, tech, etc, plus figuring out what his consistent view is of foreign and defense policy.

The Long Road Forward: Obama's Second-Term Challenges

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

A new Huffington Post/YouGov poll shows voters modestly hopeful about Barack Obama's chances of being more successful in his second term. And, given the haplessness of his Republican foes, Obama is in an unusually strong position to deliver on the potential of his second term -- but only if he has the will and wherewithal to turn ballot-box victory into real-life results. That's the bottom line of an in-depth survey by The Huffington Post of the problems and prospects facing the president as he prepares for a second inauguration. Today we launch a series of stories giving you in-depth results of that survey: 20 reported pieces during the next week, 14 from the U.S. and six from overseas; pairs of expert blog posts published with each domestic story; HuffPost Live video interviews with reporters; and poll data from HuffPost/YouGov.

Obama Prepared To Face Crucial Decisions About Agenda

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hardly a secret that Barack Obama, like every president no doubt, muses about his ultimate legacy and spot in the presidentia...