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Obama and the Economy

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Thanks to his exceptional luck in drawing Mitt Romney as his opponent, Barack Obama will probably win a narrow reelection despite the dismal recovery. But on Wednesday morning, a struggle begins within the Democratic Party to save him (and us) from himself -- to keep him from agreeing to a budget deal that will only slow growth, needlessly sacrifice Social Security and Medicare, and make the next four years much like the last four years. What a waste, what a pity. Democrats should be resisting the economic lunacy and political sway of an extremist Republican Party. Instead, they will be working to keep their own president from capitulating to fiscal folly.

Obama's Risky Gamble Exposed

Daily Beast | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Demographics are destiny, but Team Obama may be taking that a bit too literally. Play-to-the-base campaigns are particularly risky for Democrats gi...

Iowa Newspaper Criticizes Obama For Refusal To Go On The Record

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: The Obama campaign later relented and released the transcript of the president's conversation with the Register. Jen Psaki, the campaign's...

Obama Calls In To Iowa's Biggest Newspaper To Talk NFL Refs, National Debt

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Those who wondered Tuesday why President Barack Obama did not have time to meet with foreign leaders at the United Nations have their answer. He ha...

Max Follmer

Obama Rivals Say Des Moines Register Poll Can't Be Trusted | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ames, Iowa -- Playing down the importance of the Des Moines Register Iowa Poll - Hillary Clinton booster and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack cited two ot...