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Obama Campaign Promises

Obama Made A Lot Of Promises On This Day In 2008. Here's How They're Holding Up.

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

On Aug. 28, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver. In his speech, he made a lot...

Obama Stands In King's Shadow, Falls Short On His Promises To Black America

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed a dream where his children would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the ...

This Is What Obama Telling The Truth Would Look Like

Upworthy | Rossalyn Warren | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

This is most definitely what I did not expect Obama to say about this human rights issue. Well, we can always hope....

Dan Froomkin

What Obama Said He'd Do Next | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now President Barack Obama has some promises to keep. His 2012 campaign wasn't nearly as full of measurable commitments as his first ...

2012 COUNTDOWN: Do Promises Matter Anymore?

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama was full of promise -- 508 of them to be precise. But with just six weeks to go until Election Day 2012, President Obama has made few new promises and is not repeating many of the original ones.

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.

The Real Obama Betrayal

Jesse Lava | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Jesse Lava

If we'd known that Obama the Conciliator would make it to the White House and Obama the Transformer would be left in Chicago's Grant Park on election night, many of us would have gambled on someone else.

A Dangling Conversation

Lance Simmens | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

People just want to be treated fairly, and right now they see a system that rewards unfairness. This must change, and you must change it, Mr. President. That is the change that people hope for.

Lucia Graves

Immigration Advocates Push Obama To Make Good On Campaign Promises | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' immigration task force, announced on Thursday a national ca...

Think Again: Kabuki Democracy: The Responses

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Late last week, I published a 17,000 word article on The Nation. Given the length, a lot of people did not bother to read enough of it to understand its central argument before commenting on it.

Ten Promises Broken Or Unfulfilled By President Barack Obama

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama's election to serve as president of the United States. Throughout his presidential campaign, then...

What Happened to the Promise of 16,000 Peace Corps Volunteers by 2011?

Rajeev Goyal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rajeev Goyal

At a time when the job market is difficult and people are struggling to find jobs or even internships or volunteer opportunities, why is the Peace Corps now half the size it was in 1966?

Afghanistan: The Original Quagmire

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

The United States must leave Afghanistan now. Not in eleven months or after careful discussion and continued study to determine an undisclosed time, but now.

Comcast-NBCU Merger is Bad for Democracy

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marvin Ammori

The merger gives one company enormous control over the speech shaping our lives. Putting so much power in the hands of one company -- and, specifically, its executives -- is dangerous for a democracy.


Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How Barack Obama has changed! We recently learned that President Obama has secretly made a sweetheart deal with Billy Tauzin, the former congressman ...

Obama Undermines His Credibility by Not Saying "Genocide" in Ankara

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

It is not clear if Pres. Obama was deceived by the Turks' warnings to third parties not to interfere in the Armenian-Turkish negotiations.

Stimulus Plan Could Give Obama Down Payment On Big Campaign Promises | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama is well on his way to finding the silver lining in the economic storm he is inheriting. The two-year, $82...

NYT Reporter Warns Of One-Term Obama

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico reports on a Sunday New York Times panel (part of the paper's Arts & Leisure Weekend), where reporters had nothing but bad news for President...

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama's Long List Of Promises To Keep, Obligations To Meet | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with economic collapse on the home-front and two wars overseas, the administration of President-elect Barack Obama is signaling loudly and clear...

When Obama Takes Office The Climate Will Change

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

Obama's administration will ground its energy and climate policy with a regard for science, as well as the broad spectrum of domestic issues that fall under the umbrella of climate and energy.