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Jason Linkins

Let's Stop Pretending Obama Is To Blame For The 'Tone In Washington' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

Last Monday, President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address to a crowd of mostly contented huddled masses, and within hours of its deli...

Obama's Clear Yet Muted Trumpet: Hope's Audacity Meets Lowered Expectations

William Bradley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

A spirited if episodic address delivered by our first black president on the occasion of his second inauguration, acclaimed by most of the media, living up to many expectations of the Democratic base, and... a relatively flat response from the public as a whole. What gives?

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.

Sam Stein

The Road Forward: Gridlock Mellows Obama's Promise Of Post-Partisanship | Sam Stein | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama enters his second term, his aides have concluded he likely will fall short on one of his signature promises. ...

The Compromise President: Resting A Legacy On Weak Bridges

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

Obama's tendency to make concessions in the name of bipartisanship appears to be encouraging him to water down reforms to the point where they may no longer work.

Sam Stein

Chafee Chides Obama Over Bipartisanship | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Barack Obama's high-profile Republican endorsers during the campaign said he was "stunned" that the president could muster only three Republica...