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Obama Agenda

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Message To GOP After Elections: I'm Still The President | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's party may have taken a beating at the polls last week, but that hasn't stopped him from taking an aggressive se...

What Has Obama Done for You Lately?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Imagine a progressive president fighting to fix the insane economic inequality in the country or to end the senseless drug war or best of all battling to get money out of politics. Wouldn't that be wonderful? Well, that's not the president we have. We have one who is coasting. But God knows what he's coasting toward.

The Obama Conundrum

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Who ever heard of a presidency already into its second term that, according to just about all observers, has only one significant achievement, and clearly hasn't a hope in hell of getting a second one?

Business Groups Gear Up For Fight Over Obama Agenda

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

* Small businesses push back on $9/hr minimum wage * Energy plan makes no mention of electric vehicles By Ben Berkowitz ...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Campaign Makes Unprecedented Move | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have run the last campaign of his career, but his political organization is not going away. In an unprecedent...

Obama's Second-Term Ambitions Already At Risk?

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

* Fiscal fights may consume Washington, elbow out all else * Obama vows to push ahead with broader agenda * 'A high leve...

Size Matters: Is Obama's Second Term Agenda Big Enough? It's Not Just About Talk -- It's About Performance

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

For the most part, the Democratic and Republican Parties don't disagree on goals. But goals aren't an agenda. When it comes to a mandate, size does matter.

Obama's Challenge: Answering The Voters' Question

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Those who do well in America should do well by America. We should crack down on the tax dodges and loopholes, the foreign tax havens and secret accounts that have billionaires paying lower taxes than the police who guard their streets, and multinational corporations evading taxes altogether.

President Obama Can Lose: Now Is the Time for Democratic Donors to Step Up in a Big Way

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

The race for the White House is going to be close, but President Obama can win. The time to step up to the plate is now for those who want to see the country move in a positive direction - and not go back to the failed policies of the past.

Top 10 Occupy Wall Street Conspiracy Theories | David Moye | Posted 12.12.2011 | Weird News

Conspiracy theories have surrounded the Occupy Wall Street movement since the moment protesters hit the ground. From ties to George Soros to cries ...

Session Not as Lame as All That

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Barack Shellac hit the market to great fanfare in early November, the latest entry in the burgeoning Do-It-Yourself home-repair category. The early word: Here's a shellacking you won't find lacking. Our own findings: Don't be so sure.

Dan Froomkin

So Much For The Prime Minister Routine, It's Time To Act Like The President | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If President Obama wants to pursue a progressive agenda in the next two years, there are plenty of ways he can do that even without any help from Capi...

'Apres le deluge' -- a Liberated Obama?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Out of the deluge, if there is one, President Obama may be able to convince the Republicans, who are no longer the opposition party and now might be blamed for the country's unsolved problems.

The Unnecessary Fall Of Barack Obama

The New Republic | John B. Judis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama took office with widespread popular support, even among Republicans, and some of his first efforts, including the $800 billion stimulus, initial...

Whither Obama's "Economic Agenda:?" Will it Speed Recovery?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

As we move into a coming Congressional recess, the Obama Administration has shifted its focus back on to the economy and wants to convince one and all that an economic recovery is just around the corner.

Congress Returns From Recess To A Pile Of Unfinished Business

The Washington Post | Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress will return this week from the July 4th recess to a pile of unfinished business. Yes, the same might be said of every Congress returning from...

Information Terrorists Hijack Our Airwaves

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

Let's face it Dems, you have the heart but you don't have the brains. The GOP has discovered a way to make the media work for them.

Can Obama Lead Again?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Obama's loss of control over the political agenda threatens to make his presidency irrelevant.

Obama Administration Gears Up For Increased Use Of Executive Orders

The New York Times | Peter Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his execut...

We Don't Need a Great President; We Need a Good One

Aaron David Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron David Miller

How did we get here? At the beginning of his second year, a potentially transformative and historic president finds himself being knocked around by Republicans and trapped by his own overly grandiose goals.

Dems to Base: Drop Dead; Base to Dems: Likewise!

Calvin F. Exoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Calvin F. Exoo

Progressives who thought they'd won when Obama was elected must now realize that they have tougher fight ahead: Only when campaign finance reform is achieved will they be the base to which Democrats race.

State of Disunion

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It shouldn't be surprising that Mr. Obama's State of the Union call for greater unity among Washington's governing classes was met with nearly unanimous agreement from Democrats and Republicans alike.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Obama Emphasizes Bipartisanship: Dems And GOP Unite In Displeasure | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday night to push forward with the agenda he set in place upon entering office, declaring to a packed House ch...

Nelson: Obama Will 'Have To Scale Back Agenda'

The Hill | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will have to scale back his domestic agenda after finishing work on healthcare, one Democratic senator said Monday. Sen. Bill ...

Why a Massive Jobs Investment Is Good for Everyone (Except the GOP)

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

According to economists, you can tinker with some small jobs bills, but it will not make an immediate difference. It will take an investment of about $400 billion in additional spending including.