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Democrats' Loss May Be Obama's Re-Election Gain

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

The natural tendency will be to think of how this large-scale loss by his party weakens President Obama's chances in the next presidential election.

Democrats Aiming To Fire Up Voters, Close Enthusiasm Gap With Republicans Ahead Of November

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats desperately need other Democrats – to vote. With midterm elections in just six weeks – and Republicans fired...

Sam Stein

Obama, Dems Try To Make Shadowy Conservative Groups A Problem For Conservatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Obama used his radio address this past weekend to spotlight the issue of campaign finance reform and the role that outside groups are h...

Fewer Democrats Turning To Obama For Campaign Help

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — President Barack Obama doesn't go there anymore. The days of Obama traipsing around the country to states like Montana, Ind...

Steven Slater Republican Ad Knocks Obama For Being Unpopular (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The RNC is out with a new ad that seeks to paint Democratic candidates on the ballot as reluctant to accept the campaigning help of President Obama, o...

AP: Obama Promises To Help House Dems

AP | ERICA WERNER and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing criticism from House Democrats, President Barack Obama promised their leaders Wednesday night that he'll actively support th...

White House Defends Record Of Political Support For Democrats

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing criticism from House Democrats, the White House circulated a memo Wednesday that details all the political help that President Ba...

Obama Delivers 2010 Election Pitch On YouTube: 'I Need Your Help'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Desperate to curtail expected widespread losses this fall, President Barack Obama pleaded with supporters of his 2008 campaign Monday to help elect De...

Why Obama Refuses To Lead His Party

New York Times | MATT BAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A year and a half after they sat, shivering and awestruck, on a January morning and listened to the sounds of a million cheers careering off the marbl...

Is Obama Reluctant To Head The Democratic Party?

New York Times | MATT BAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A year and a half after they sat, shivering and awestruck, on a January morning and listened to the sounds of a million cheers careering off the marbl...

Democrats Unhappy With Obama's Centrist Shift

POLITICO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is running into resistance from congressional Democrats over several key economic proposals -- blunting the party's ability to ...

Sam Stein

Obama Makes Emotional Appeal To Senate Dems To 'Finish The Job On Health Care'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama made an emotional, public appeal to Senate Democrats on Wednesday to finish the job on health care reform. Appearing at a Sena...

Love, Love Me Do

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama may think he is modeling a higher form of leadership. He isn't. If he wants to be loved by voters, it's time for some toughlove directed at Republicans.

Sam Stein

Obama To Democrats: Don't 'Run For The Hills'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama implored member his own party to continue forging ahead with his agenda during the State of the Union address on Wednesday night even ...

Obama And Progressives Split On Patriot Act, Terrorism Policy

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — New cracks are opening in the relationship between President Barack Obama and his liberal allies in Congress over his desire to con...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Obama Demanded As Much From Lieberman As Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs insisted on Tuesday that the president has been consistent in demanding that both moderates and progressives ...

Sam Stein

Poll: Obama Has Little Wiggle Room With Dems On Afghan Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the White House begins to chart the future of U.S. policy towards Afghanistan, new polling data shows how little wiggle room the president has with...

GOP Gaining Advantage in 2010

washingtonpost.com | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three forces threaten Democrats in the 2010 elections: populist anger on the right, disaffection in the middle and potential disillusionment on the le...

Now Comes The Hard Part: After Early Victories, Obama Faces Divided Democrats

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray and Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After a series of early and relatively easy victories on Capitol Hill, the White House appears certain to face a more difficult road when Congress ret...

Sam Stein

Obama Makes Historic Gains On National Security Polling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party as a whole have made historic gains in public trust when it comes to national security and foreign pol...

Centrist Dems Plan Revolt On Obama's Budget Plan

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moderate and conservative Democrats in the Senate are starting to choke over the massive spending and tax increases in President Barack Obama's budget...

Sam Stein

Stimulus Spin War: Obama To Go On Media Offensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is slated to sit down with the five major television news networks tomorrow, a media play that is almost certain to be part of a broader ...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Obama Heading To The Hill Tomorrow

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama will head to the Hill tomorrow for perhaps the final time before he takes the oath of office. The president-elect will be attending the ...

Sam Stein

Obama Puts Out The Panetta Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama was forced into his first real rift with congressional Democrats on Monday when two influential Senators complained publicly about not ha...

Democrats' Factions Could Stall Grand Plans

wsj.com | NAFTALI BENDAVID and GREG HITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new Congress sweeps into town Tuesday with many members comparing themselves to the 1933 Congress that enacted much of President Fra...