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President Obama Is Going to Cuba. Here's Why.

Ben Rhodes | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics
Ben Rhodes

As the President has said, Cuba will not change overnight, nor will all of the various differences between our countries go away. But the guiding principle of our Cuba policy -- our North Star -- remains taking steps that will improve the lives of the Cuban people.

We Are Our Solution

Brandy Williams | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

During the Civil Rights Movement, blacks understood that America was not built for our betterment, and so we marched the streets, demanded better, educated ourselves on issues and laws and took up arms for justice and equality. Why are we waiting now?

Creating Our Own Post-Racial Society

Deborah Plummer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

A post-racial society is more like a continuous improvement process that requires incremental improvements over time rather than a "breakthrough" improvement that happens all at once as the result of a black American as president.

Can We Talk Now?

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics
Janet Langhart Cohen

President Obama may be black, but he couldn't talk about issues that are vital to our survival -- high unemployment, racist drug laws, disproportionately high imprisonment rates and sentences, inadequate access to health care, etc. -- without scaring the white folks.

'Forward': Obama's Slogan for His Voters

Franca Sozzani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Franca Sozzani

On November 6, general elections are held in America, and we'll soon know who will be the next president of the United States. This is just a recap, a five-minute read, of the main points of dissent between the two presidential candidates.

Obama: My Family Would Be Fine With Me Being A One Term President

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says his wife and daughters aren't "invested" in him being president and would have been fine had he decided agai...

The Halting of Stem Cell Research Is the Culmination of a Decade-Long Legal Effort

Eli Y. Adashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Y. Adashi

The issuance of a temporary injunction barring the NIH from funding human embryonic stem cell research should hardly have come as a surprise. Many of the same plaintiffs and much of the same legal team filed a similar lawsuit a decade earlier.

Third World-Style Kleptocracy - Or Not? The Real 2010 Election Choice

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Gonzalez

Democrats should focus the debate with the message that "Democrats fight for every job" vs. "Republicans fight for every CEO bonus."

The Secret Superdelegate War Revealed

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

It was one year ago today that Hillary Clinton announced plans to suspend her campaign for the Democratic nomination, and urged her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama.

Congressman Ron Paul Talks Foreign Policy: New Face, Same Policy

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congressman Ron Paul: I think Obama is purely political. I think he has backed down on what he said.

Barack Obama is the LeBron James of the Democratic Party

Frankie Sturm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frankie Sturm

Political gains that are heavily dependent on a single personality are easy to reverse. Bush was the most popular man for a year after 9/11. When his stock fell, so did that of the his Party.

Sam Stein

Obama Laments "Frustrating" Loss Of Anonymity In Europe | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday feeling some personal frustrations since moving into the White House. But in a town hall meeting in Strasbourg, Fr...

Professor Obama

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia DeSanctis

Rather than preach, build or spread democracy, we proved that our system works. By winning, Obama did more to teach the Iraqis about democracy than four years of nation building has done.

An Entirely Different Inauguration Day

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Eight years ago, the country was experiencing an entirely different sort of Inauguration Day. On January 20, 2001, people were outraged.

Thomas B. Edsall

Stage Set For Obama To Exercise Immense Power Over Domestic Policy | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The economic crisis in combination with the staffing of the White House have set the stage for Barack Obama to acquire as much or more power over dome...

Obama's Plan to Serve Humankind Decoded...IT'S A COOKBOOK!

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry and Joe Long

Ahh the hell with it....this is too great a day for goofy (not to mention pointless) satire. We've had eight years of someone enjoying himself at the expense of the country. Now, mercifully, this country may finally have a President.

Election Sex

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Young

As soon as the California polls closed pushing Obama over 270, Democratic wives around the country exploded in frenzied ecstasy as a tidal wave of unabashed married sex swept the country.

President Obama: Israel Is Ready for You

Yoav Sivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yoav Sivan

After eight years of failed American policy in the Middle East, President Obama has the chance to reassert constructive American leadership in one of the most complex geopolitical regions of the world.

"No Drama Obama" Assembling Combative Team

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever happened to Mr. No-Drama-Obama? After running a campaign known for its almost military-like cool and discipline, the president-elect is now ...

Where Will The Obamas Worship? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post | Willow Lindley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With the Obamas' impending move to Washintong DC in January, many have begun to speculate on all aspects of the family's new life, including where Sas...

Ten Chumps Who Helped Elect Barack Obama

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

With the post-election analysis season almost over, it's worth taking one final look at some of the characters who ensured President-elect Obama would make it to the White House.

Catholics Vote for Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

In a poll commissioned by Planned Parenthood, Catholic voters' number-one response on family planning concerns were "too many unwanted children in America whose parents can't take care of them."

The Lasting Lesson from Election '08: Deliver on the Hopes for Change That Led Unmarried Women to the Polls

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

Unmarried women's crucial role in electing Obama is underscored by the "marriage gap" between their political preferences and those of married women.

The Center Left Nation

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

On both values and issues, moderates line up with liberals to form a strong majority that isolates conservatives. Conservatives have had their day. This is a center-left, not a center-right nation.

What We Need Now: An Ungrateful President

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

In selecting his team, Obama should look to future opportunities -- to how he can help solve the critical problems of the nation and the world -- and not to past obligations.