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Obama Populism

Obama's Mixed Messages

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama is planning to strike a "populist" note in his State of the Union Address and in his re-election campaign. But economic populism would be a lot more credible if it had been the consistent message and program of his presidency.

Obama's Populism

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The only thing wrong with Obama's populism is that it took him until nearly the year of his re-election to practice it resolutely. More, please.

Obama Redefines Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today, President Obama unveiled a truly populist agenda, by proposing to tax millionaires at the same tax rate that middle-class Americans pay. By doing so, Obama will (hopefully) redefine the term "populism" in the political conversation.

Obama the Populist

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

At his moment of greatest political peril, Obama turns to a populist tone and rhetoric that is heartening for an old Midwestern populist like me to see. Welcome to the barricades, Mr. President.

Mixed Signals

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

With the State of the Union getting drafted and re-drafted, debates are raging inside the White House: Should Obama be more conciliatory, or more feisty; more progressive or more centrist?

Sam Stein

Obama Turns To Populist Pitch To Reclaim Anti-Establishment Mantle | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House and Congress Democrats are launching a major populist initiative in an effort to lead, rather than suffer from, the anti-Wall Street,...

Sam Stein

Obama Coakley Ad Rolls Out (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With one day left to go before Massachusetts hosts a critical election for a U.S. Senate seat, President Barack Obama has cut a new television ad for ...

Sam Stein

Obama Urges Door-To-Door Canvassing For His Budget (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama released a new video Wednesday morning through his campaign-offshoot organization, Organize for America, asking viewers to rall...