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Obama One Year Later

Obama One Year Later: Remembering the Images of History in the Making

Jody Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jody Johnson

After one year in the White House, I think most of us are still happy and relieved that Barack Obama is our president, despite the few disappointments and miscalculations we each personally attribute to him.

Michelle Obama Reflects On First Year Of Kids, Clothes, And Crashers

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama reflected on her first year in the White House on Wednesday and calmly claimed no need for any do-overs: Even the th...

The Obama Family's Best Nature Moments (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series where we take stock of what's happened since Obama was elected, we've complied this fun slideshow of the O...

Obama's Invisible Victories

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We cannot shortchange the shift in consciousness that Obama's election stands for and that his Presidency continues to inspire. The left is always caught between moral righteousness and legislative reality.

Base to Obama: Come In, Please

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Obama seems to be deliberately moving his party rightward in order to capture the political spectrum from center/right to left. He wants to become the Tony Blair of American politics.

HuffPost Readers Judge Obama's Presidency: "Where Is The Temerity We Saw When He Campaigned?"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One year after Obama was elected we asked HuffPost readers to compare Obama the candidate to the Obama the President. Has he lived up to his promises...

Obama, One Year On

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Todd Gitlin

The Obama operation proved its mastery at campaigning, looks pretty good at the inside game, but outsider politics--movement campaigns--haven't kept up.

Obama One Year Later: The Audacity of Winning vs. The Timidity of Governing

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If Obama wants to make sure he doesn't let down the millions who believed he really would change the system, he should read the The Audacity to Win -- and rediscover a whole host of things he knows, but seems to have forgotten.

Rate Obama's Foreign Policy Efforts One Year Later (SURVEY)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

November 4th marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama's election. The international community paid particularly close attention to Obama's pr...

Obama's First Year: It Ain't No Crystal Staircase

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Obama is a man of exceptional grace. But the grace misleads; this is a politician of intense ambition, discipline and grit. He understands and wields the power of the word.

Obama Election Reactions Around The World: A Look Back One Year Later (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Exactly one year ago today, on the night of November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the next President of the United States. To say that people a...

Obama Gets Good Grades at the United Nations

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Obama has compiled an extraordinary list of accomplishments already at the UN. Let's begin with his decision to appoint a new ambassador, Susan Rice, who actually believes in the UN.

The Audacity Of Obama's Foreign Policy

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Those who thought Obama would end all war, wipe out global poverty, save the environment, and eradicate terrorism in one fell swoop will be sadly disappointed by this mere earthling's first year performance.

The Striking Obama Record

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

This is no time for buyer's remorse when it comes to Obama. Compare him to JFK and his first year record starts to look pretty good. For one thing, he's avoided disaster. Bravo, Mr. President!

Election Day Photos: Send Us Your Pictures

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today is the one-year anniversary of President Obama's election. We've been collecting photos from HuffPost readers from that night -- send us yours! ...

My Reason for Hope This Christmas

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

As a conservative Republican I'm filled with a thrilling, unexpected hopefulness this Christmas that the president may be well on his way to losing his battle for the hearts and minds of the American people.

One Year Later: No Longer Time for Dancing

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

The euphoria of last November has turned to disappointment for many of those who celebrated so raucously on campus. This is no longer the time for dancing, but it is the time to work for progressive change.

The Obamas' 16 Sweetest Family Photos (PICTURES, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

As many photographers can attest, the Obamas are unusually photogenic first family. Below, one year after Barack Obama was elected president, here's a...

Obama's "Timidity" is a Foreign Policy Virtue

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

Considering what he inherited, and the accomplishments he has made regarding America's image and extension of soft power abroad, Obama's first year cannot be said to have lacked audacity.

Obama: The Central Question of Our Time

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama's first year has not been full of good signs. He got a few things done while clearly leaning on the wrong side on the most important issues. But it's nowhere near too late.

Is This as Good as It Gets From Obama?

Bill Maher | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Bill Maher

If Obama had really charged in there riding the forceful energy of the historic election, there really could have been an historic "first hundred days." Instead of what happened, which is the Obamas got a dog.

Has Obama Lived Up To His Campaign Promises?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last November, the United States elected a president who campaigned on the promise of change. Critics called President Obama's rhetoric simultaneousl...

Tragically Charismatic

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

A politician with great persuasive power can use it in two ways. It can be used to cultivate the energy of the general interest, or it can be used to try and mollify the people while facilitating the elites' agenda.

America Is Still Holding on to Hope

Andres Ramirez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andres Ramirez

Republicans leaders have been attempting to prevent Obama from moving America in a different direction. However, they haven't prevented him from enacting several significant pieces of legislation in his first year in office.

One Year Later: Gerald Ford Will Always Be President

James Pinkerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Pinkerton

There's been no Rooseveltian realignment for Obama, just Clintonian regression. Perhaps the situation might have been different if he had focused on jobs rather than health care and global warming.