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Howard Fineman

How Barack Obama Led Us Into The Selfie Century

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new era in American politics was only faintly visible when The Huffington Post debuted on May 9, 2005. The changing time manifested it...

Howard Fineman

'Humbler' Obama Recalls Example Set By Mandela

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In mid-afternoon, a somber, reflective Barack Obama sat on a stage here with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, talking about the limits of the pre...

Obama, Explained

The Atlantic | James Fallows | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

As Barack Obama contends for a second term in office, two conflicting narratives of his presidency have emerged. Is he a skillful political player and...

New Leader For A New Age

Politico | John F. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With one swift stroke--just 18 minutes of words, delivered with a stern tone and a steel gaze--Barack Hussein Obama sliced through the usual clutter a...

Sam Stein

Obama Voters Moved By Historic Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Overshadowed, occasionally, by all the talk of voter lines, machine malfunctions, election projections and electorate anxiety is the truly historic na...

Obama's Nomination Speech In Denver and Dayton

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Suddenly my companion is sobbing, "I'm three generations from slavery," she says. I'm holding her. "I didn't know it would affect me this way," she says, and I'm thinking that all of my maternal American ancestors owned slaves.

Barack Obama: Forensics on the Southside

Markus Ziener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Markus Ziener

For the first time in a long time, we have a presidential contender who knows the hardships of the simple life -- and the tricks to stay afloat in a city like Chicago.

Obama: Calm In The Swirl Of History

New York Times | MICHAEL POWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

He gives the appearance of a strikingly laid-back victor, this presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. On the day before the night he made histo...