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Obama Election Night

PHOTO: The Moment The Presidential Election Ended

Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

There's now a photo of the moment the 2012 presidential election ended. The White House has released a shot of President Barack Obama, in Chicago, rec...

Fashion Reacts To Obama's Big Win

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver And Brie Dyas | Posted 11.07.2012 | Style

RuPaul gives Mitt Romney a fabulous send-off!

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Celebrates Barack's Second Election Victory In Style

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.08.2012 | Style

Get ready for four more years of FLOTUS fashion...

PHOTOS: History-Making Scenes From 4 Years Ago In Grant Park

Posted 11.05.2012 | Chicago

What a difference four years make. In 2008, an estimated 240,000 people showed up for a historic night in Grant Park when Barack Obama was elected...

An Obama Organizer Looks Back

David Litt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Litt

As I watched President Obama at the signing ceremony today, I thought about Wendy again. She will finally be able to get the healthcare she needs.

Ann Nixon Cooper, Ga. Voter Lauded By Obama In Election Night Speech, Dies At 107

AP | ERRIN HAINES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — Ann Nixon Cooper, the Atlanta centenarian lauded by President Barack Obama in his election night speech last year, has died. She was 1...

2009 Gary Roosevelt High School Commencement Address

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Patterson

I really wanted to help them understand that despite the positive changes in the current political landscape, they will need to be prepared for the inevitable backlash.

DNC Finally Reimburses Chicago For Obama's $1.74M Election Night Rally

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says the Democratic National Committee has reimbursed the city for the cost of President Barack Obama's $1.74 million elec...

Suits claim election-night abuse by Chicago police

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that while a huge Chicago crowd celebrated the election of the first black U.S. president, some white...

About That Dress...

Elizabeth Donoghue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Donoghue

I surprised myself at how seamlessly I went from my speech on breaking racial barriers to a critique of Michelle Obama's outfit as though they were both equally important.

How to Spend the Honeymoon

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walden Bello

The first 100 days of Obama's presidency will be, in the usual fashion, a honeymoon with the American people.

Barack Obama And Sam Cooke on Election Night

Kerry Candaele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Candaele

Bill Ayers was not Barack Obama's touchstone; rather, it was Sam Cooke and his never-ending refrain, Change is gonna come. And now change has arrived, and we embrace it.

Obama Election Night Backstage Photos (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATES: Barack Obama Big News Page The Obama campaign has posted photos on Flickr of the Obama campaign and family on election night, watching th...

Our Fragile Dream

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Barack Obama's victory over John McCain was less important than the growth and strength, or lack thereof, of democracy itself.

Gunfire Mars Some Obama Celebrations

Chicago Sun-Times | Rummana Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Not everyone behaved themselves when celebrating U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's historic win Tuesday night. Some fired gunshots, a felon accused...

The Unsung Heroes of Obama's Victory: The United States Secret Service

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Barack Obama, his staff, and his agents were brave enough and smart enough to figure out how to make him as accessible as possible without sacrificing his security.

Voters cite history; Obama says, 'Change can happen'

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

After giving his victory speech, Obama briefly talked to donors in an unplanned event that was not open to the press.

American Beauty

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

It's nearly impossible to grasp the sheer gravity of this moment. All watched with gaping mouths, transfixed by pride and disbelief, as Obama appeared for the first time as the next President.

Better Angels of Our Nature

Terry Tillman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Tillman

We had friends from England, Germany and the USA at our house watching the returns last night, and all were celebrating.

The World Breaths a Sigh of Relief as America's Light Goes Back On

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Looking at the faces of the people in the crowd, as Obama gives his first speech as president-elect, I see a hope that beams bright, a hope that does not stop at red or blue state borders.

This Time Must Be Different

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

The weather foretold it in Chicago. Rare is it to feel the warmth of southerly winds on an early November night in this city. Rarer still was the occ...

Sam Stein

President Obama: The Significance Of The Moment | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly two years after he announced his intentions to run for the White House, Barack Obama returned to Chicago on Tuesday night, triumphant in his qu...

Obama's Election Day Basketball Game (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Barack Obama continued his election day ritual Tuesday with a two-hour basketball game on Chicago's West Side. Among the players in Obama's g...

Kerry: "Tonight New Dreams Are Born"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry released the following statement in response to Sen. Barack Obama's victory: "Tonight we elected a President who has inspired a major...

Obama Victory Speech - VIDEO, TEXT

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATES: Barack Obama Big News Page ***SCROLL FOR VIDEO, FULL TEXT*** The election is over. Tonight President-Elect Obama celebrated in Gran...