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Obama Mandate

'Compromise' -- And Other Fables

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Obama shouldn't "poison the well"? Really?

Obama's Electoral Mandate and Where It Leaves Republicans

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Sunday's morning shows featured some astoundingly stupid comments from Republicans who claim to believe that on Election Day voters gave them a "mandate" to continue their attempts to obstruct President Obama's agenda.

Mandate or Not, the Voters Have Spoken

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

"Mandate" is not a fact, the truth of which can be argued and proven, but an interpretation of the data and no interpretation is ever right or provable.

A Mandate -- For What?

Mary L. G. Theroux | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Mary L. G. Theroux

President Obama claimed that his re-election gave him a mandate to increase taxes on those earning more than $250,000 a year because "the majority of Americans agree with my approach." But how can he know?

Paul Ryan: Obama Doesn't Have A Mandate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), in his first national interview since he and running mate Mitt Romney were defeated last week, said President B...

Obama Wins, Status Quo Prevails

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Marco Vicenzino

President Barack Obama's narrow victory in the popular vote complicates his ability to launch a new bold new agenda, reclaim the mandate of his 2008 electoral landslide or trigger deep soul-searching in Republican ranks.

Size Matters: Is Obama's Second Term Agenda Big Enough? It's Not Just About Talk -- It's About Performance

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

For the most part, the Democratic and Republican Parties don't disagree on goals. But goals aren't an agenda. When it comes to a mandate, size does matter.

Sam Stein

White House Weighs Health Care Without The Individual Mandate | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health care reform advocates are growing more confident in the idea that the Affordable Care Act can remain viable even if the Supreme C...

Ryan Grim

Health Care Mandate Will Affect Surprisingly Few People | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just 2 percent of the U.S. population would be subject to the aspect of health care reform at the center of a constitutional challenge b...

Sam Stein

White House: We Won't Compromise On The Individual Mandate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday said it had no plans to abandon the controversial individual mandate in the president's signature he...

Moses Just Phoned In From the Great Beyond: "Yes, it's a Sea Change, and a Mandate!"

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

There's talk on conservative radio that Obama earned no mandate. Obama, now with 364 electoral votes, would have won even without his giant prizes of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida.

Dear Republicans: You Lost. Get Over It.

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

If Republicans want to throw only pointless mud at the nation's incoming president in a time of grave problems, when the nation wants its leader to succeed, they run a suicidal risk of making the hole they've already dug deeper.

Looking Back with Pride, Looking Forward with Hope

Madeleine Albright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine Albright

There is a promise in Obama's election that goes beyond any explicit pledge made during the campaign. That potential may be found in the reaffirmation of America's identity as a true land of opportunity.

The Power in a Genuine Obama Mandate

Fred Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Goldring

A clear mandate would give President Obama and the Democrats a refreshing opportunity to demonstrate to the American people that such power can be transformative and healing, rather than divisive.

The Potential Progressive Mandate*

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Would a mandate embolden the progressive movement to pressure a President Obama to reach farther than his own more incrementalist impulses may initially lead him to reach?