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Sam Stein

Obama's New Triangulation Strategy Has Democrats On Edge | Sam Stein | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday night's close House vote to pass a government funding bill split both political parties into factions. But it's the division am...

Given How Much Americans Dislike Congress, It's Shocking Anyone Got Elected At All

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Only 9 percent of Americans approved of Congress in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, which may explain why the election drew the lowest ...

Obama Praises Congress For Approving His Plan To Fight ISIS

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke Thursday shortly after the Senate approved his plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, prai...

Obama Tells Us How He Really Feels

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may look back on this week as the time when he dropped all ...

Sam Stein

Obamacare's Numbers Improve In Republican Districts | Sam Stein | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act continue to shift in the law’s favor, even in Republican-held congressional districts, a new ...

Sam Stein

Obamacare Love And Trepidation As Revealed On Democrats' Websites | Sam Stein | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Want to know how Democrats really feel about campaigning on Obamacare? Go to their websites. The pages touting lawmakers' reelection...

Obama Blasts 'Least Productive Congress In Modern History'

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland HOUSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sharply criticized what he called the least productive U.S. Congr...

Obama To Promote Education Agenda At Miami School

Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is beginning a new effort to help students take the first st...

Obama To Congress: Move On The Jobs Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure. In his weekly r...

Obama: Americans Deserve A Minimum Wage Vote

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says hardworking Americans deserve a vote in Congress on a minimum raise hike. In his weekly radio and I...

Obama: 2014 'Will Be A Year Of Action' On Jobs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling 2014 "a year of action" for creating jobs and economic opportunities for American families. I...

Obama's Weekly Address Calls Bipartisan Budget A Hopeful Sign

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the bipartisan budget approved by Congress is a hopeful sign that Washington can end its cycle of cris...

Going Negative

Chris Kelly | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

I'm going negative. I didn't want to do it -- no one ever wants to do it -- but it has to be done. I owe it to myself, my supporters and to America. Plus going negative works. Republicans and Democrats spent $6 billion on the 2012 elections, and almost all of it was negative.

Obama Warns Congress: Dont 'Harm Our Economy' On Unemployment Benefits

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed before they expire at the end of the...

Obama To Press Congress On Immigration Reform

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - As the White House struggles to fix the problem-plagued rollout of its healthcare reform law, Presiden...

The Daily Szep -- Smaller

Paul Szep | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Obama Speaks On Looming Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke from the White House Monday on the looming government shutdown. "If the Congress does not fulfill its responsibility t...

Obama: Gun Control Won't Happen Without Congress

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If voters want significant gun legislation to get passed in the wake of the nation's latest mass shooting, a Monday massacre at the Wash...

Why Obama Should Let the Government Shut Down

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

It is imperative, therefore, for the president to put an end to this, and the only way to really do that is by calling the opposition's bluff. There are several reasons why a government shutdown would actually work in Obama's favor.

A Yes Vote of Conscience for the World's Red Line

John Kerry | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
John Kerry

I'm sometimes asked how, as someone who testified 42 years ago against the Vietnam War in which I had fought, I could testify in favor of action to hold the Assad regime accountable today. The answer is, I spoke my conscience in 1971 and I'm speaking my conscience now in 2013.

Obama: 'I'll Worry About My Legacy Later'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

As he winds through his second term in Washington, President Barack Obama does not appear to be overly concerned with how history will judge him. I...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Held 22 Briefings For Congress On PRISM's Legal Foundation | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials held 22 separate briefings or meetings for members of Congress on the law that has been used to justify t...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Revives 'Don't Double My Rate' Battle | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday stepped into the hyper-partisan fight over student debt, warning about the economic dangers posed by ri...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama, Republicans Spoiling For Fresh Student Loan Showdown | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even before President Barack Obama personally joins the debate over student loan interest rates on Friday, Republican lawmakers and high...

Obama: Congress Is 'Stuck' For A Reason

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Wednesday night, President Barack Obama found a word to describe the current climate in Congress: "stuc...