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Sam Stein

Democrats Get Trampled On Election Night | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Call it a thumping. Call it a shellacking. However you want to describe the 2014 midterm elections, the point remains the same. Democrat...

Obama Cancels Campaign Trips Amid Ebola Crisis

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's best-laid plans to go all out for Democrats in the final weeks of the midterms are running smack into a w...

Obama Will Try Not To Make Things Worse For Vulnerable Democrats In The Midterms

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability t...

Oh, The Places He's Been

Foreign Policy | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

In the first year of his presidency, Barack Obama traveled to more countries than any other president in his first year in office; all told, he has ha...

How Obama Can Win by Losing

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

President Obama can win the election in 2012 by losing the fight to Republicans for his jobs bill and related tax measures.

Sam Stein

GOP's Public-Financing Defunder Won't Pass, But Reform Advocates Have Little Hope For Improvement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This past week's passage of a measure to end the public funding of presidential elections was little more than a symbolic gesture by Hou...

Obama: Agenda 'All At Risk' If GOP Has Elections Romp

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Scrapping for votes to the end, President Barack Obama campaigned from behind his Oval Office desk Tuesday, dialing in to urban rad...

Sam Stein

Obama Doubles Down On 'Civility' In Somber Post-Election Remarks | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama took the Democratic Party's midterm election drubbing in stride during a press conference on Wednesday, insisting...

A View from Pakistan: Why American Elections Represent Third World Scenarios

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saad Khan

Poor literacy rates, extreme corruption, and a general sense of despair are all symbols of third world countries. So why is it that US politicians are falling to those same levels?

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...

Sam Stein

White House Pre-Spins Tuesday's Elections | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration began the process of pre-spinning Tuesday's slate of primary elections, with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs telling reporters t...

Sam Stein

Plouffe Defiant: Dems Will Hold Both Chambers Of Congress In 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite a political climate toxic for incumbents, Democrats will hold on to both chambers of Congress following the elections in 2010, former Obama ca...

Sam Stein

CEOs Push Publicly-Funded Elections, Citing Fewer Fundraising Calls | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Champions of publicly-financed federal elections are getting help from an unlikely source: The same big-business executive and institutions that are o...

Sam Stein

Sam Waterston Pushes Bipartisan Fair Elections Now Act | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is set to propose legislation this week that would create a public election financing system that would keep candidate...

Sam Stein

A Message To Obama: Study Mandela | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of America's most prominent and well-respected pollsters has a piece of advice for Barack Obama: study Nelson Mandela. Stan Greenberg, who helped...