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Obama Legacy

The Issue That's Looming Over The Final Years Of Obama's Presidency

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

(Adds reference to Obama tax proposal) By Howard Schneider DALTON, Georgia Jan 18 (Reuters) - Barack Obama enters the f...

Yes-We-Can President Faces Twilight Of Maybes

AP | By JULIE PACE and NANCY BENAC | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. ...

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

Howard Fineman

Remember The Fresh Promise Of Barack Obama? What Happened To That Guy? | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While traveling recently, I’ve been asked the same question in Beijing, Auckland and Rome: “What happened to Barack Obama?” Thi...

Paul Krugman: Obama's Record On Fighting Inequality Better Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

Banks may still be too big to fail, wages are still flat, and the income gap is still widening, but economist Paul Krugman nevertheless calls Presiden...

Backing Up President Obama

Evan Pondel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Evan Pondel

Measuring the president's approval rating is riddled with pitfalls. The Gallup poll feels more like a barometer for people's take on how messed up the world is at the moment, and boy, does the world feel messed up at the moment.

Obama Hosts Africa Summit With An Eye On Legacy

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama immerses himself in talks on Africa's regional security, democracy building and business investment this...

A Third Of Voters Call Obama The Worst President Since WWII

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A third of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Georg...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Every Crisis Is The 'Biggest Test' Of Obama's Presidency | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Russia heightens its military activity in Ukraine, President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis is arguably "the biggest test of h...

The Roll Out of the Affordable Care Website: Obama's 'Katrina'?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The self-inflicted roll out farce of the Affordable Care website is nothing short of high "drama." It may have more lasting political damage to Obama's presidency than any intransigence or opposition of the Tea Party and Republican members of Congress.

Obama: 'I'll Worry About My Legacy Later'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

As he winds through his second term in Washington, President Barack Obama does not appear to be overly concerned with how history will judge him. I...

The Indefinite Detention of Justice at Guantanamo

T.A. Ridout | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

If President Obama is concerned about his legacy, closing Guantanamo should be at the top of his list. President Bush created this mess, but it has fallen to Obama to fix it. Sometimes a leader has to ignore the polls and simply do what is right.

Gun Reform Failures Revive Questions On Obama's Persuasive Power But Answers Aren't Easy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

The failures of the Senate to pass gun policy legislation have spurred questions, once again, about the style and effectiveness of President Barack Ob...

Obama's Second Term Agenda On The Line

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's second-term agenda will be robustly tested this week, with gun control and immigration in the spotlight on Capi...

Obama's Failing Second Term Presidency

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Barack Obama decisively defeated Republicans in the 2012 election. But Republicans are successfully kicking his butt in the post election.

Lucia Graves

'What If You've Got The Obama Pipeline And It Leaks?' | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

Environmentalists seeking to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline's revised route are appealing to President Barack Obama's sense of history as muc...

Obama Has His Eyes On The Prize

Real Clear Politics | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Obama is not out to destroy the Republican Party, just severely cripple it, and thereafter to cement his legacy in the final two years of his presiden...

Obama's Legacy: Partisan Or Post-Partisan?

John Sides | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
John Sides

Obama's legacy might be proving just how necessary and effective partisanship is, especially in this polarized era. After all, many of his signature achievements derive not from successful bipartisanship but from having large and loyal Democratic majorities in both chambers in 2009-10.

Obama's Political Legacy: Returning Community As An American Value

Arshad Hasan | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

In taking on health care reform Obama made a very clear statement that community is an American value. It is how he chooses to defend and expand Obamacare that will dictate whether he is remembered for his commitment to community or to the special interests of Washington.

Zach Carter

Obama Can Face Down His Deficit Demons In 2nd Term | Zach Carter | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may come as a surprise to President Barack Obama's critics, but the one domestic issue that defined his first term in office was redu...

Obama's Climate Legacy and the Keystone XL Pipeline

Michael Marx | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

Rejecting Keystone XL must be the next step President Obama takes to reverse climate disruption. America can no longer wait to turn this crisis around. Climate solutions must be this president's legacy.

Is Afghanistan Obama's Legacy?

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Most presidents start wondering--or, more often, worrying--about their "legacy" well into their first term. Or, if they have a second term, they worry...