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Re-election & Resilience: Why President Barack Obama's 2nd Inauguration Was the Most Inspiring Black Experience in Decades

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

The second inauguration of President Barack Obama proved many things. For all the men who have had a misstep that they could not recover from, seeing Obama defy those obstacles yet again was a revelation in itself.

Fearing a Diverse Future

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In the wake of Obama's resounding victory, many people in the GOP base refuse to accept the election results. So what happens if the GOP's fear of change persists even in the face of overwhelming evidence that American society is becoming a multilingual and multicultural?

Post-Election: Fact & Fiction

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Some people would rather spin stories. Some people would rather change the subject. So: Before the Woes of Petraeus drown out that whole election thin...

PHOTOS: How Newspapers Covered President Obama's Re-Election

Posted 11.07.2012 | Media

Newspaper front pages led with President Obama's re-election on Wednesday morning, after the race was called shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday night...

A President I Want to Become

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Lodro Rinzler

When I see how loyal and loving the president has been toward Alex's family, my own grief ebbs a little. Obama is the change I want to see in the world, and when the race was called, I was with Alex's family and friends, and knew he was there with us, proud to have the president reelected.

Obama's Re-Election Playbook Stark Contrast to Clinton's

Paul Hogarth | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Whereas Bill Clinton spent much of 1996 signing Welfare Repeal and the Defense of Marriage Act, Obama's actions will not only help his prospects in November -- but give progressives something to hope for in 2013.

WATCH: Glenn Beck Taunts Bill O'Reilly

Posted 06.13.2012 | Media

Glenn Beck appeared on Bill O'Reilly's show Tuesday night and taunted the Fox News host, telling him to call President Obama "a Marxist." O'Reilly...

Formerly An Obama Coup, Indiana Less Of A Battleground

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago

GARY, Ind. -- Barack Obama was the first Democrat in 44 years to win Indiana in the 2008 presidential race. A repeat coup seems doubtful this year. E...

Media Figures Respond To Obama Endorsing Gay Marriage

Posted 05.09.2012 | Media

Media figures tweeted their reactions on Wednesday as news broke that President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage. "Good Morning America's" Robin Ro...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign: 'Welcome To The General Election' | Sam Stein | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Campaigns are, for all intents and purposes, everlasting affairs, with preparations for the next run seeming to start the moment the las...

Short on Election-Year Ammo, Republicans Try to Turn Obama into Carter

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

It's rising gas prices -- the pocketbook issue -- that's really breathing new life into the "Carter analogy."

NBA Players Giving Heavily To Obama

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is receiving large political contributions from a formerly underdeveloped source of campaign funds: The National Basketball Ass...

Candidates Rake In Donations From Wealthy

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just two dozen ultra-wealthy donors are behind a surge of million-dollar contributions to the new breed of political committees dur...

Obama's '08 Voting Bloc Reappears

National Journal | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

The national Pew Research Center poll released Monday confirms that President Obama, at least for now, is reassembling the coalition that powered him ...

Dem's Decision Could Help Obama In Key 2012 State

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and TOM BREEN | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The key battleground state of North Carolina is still within President Barack Obama's grasp, despite Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's...

Officials Make Curious Choice For Obama Speech

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama plans to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in the open air of Bank of America Stadium on the fin...

GOP Lawmakers Make Wild Claim About Obama's Ballot Eligibility

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

A group of New Hampshire lawmakers asked the state attorney general's office Tuesday to investigate whether President Barack Obama meets the eligibili...

Obama Readying For Re-election Bid After Vacation

AP | KEN THOMAS and LUKE MEREDITH | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Confronting his Republican opponents, President Barack Obama told Iowa Democrats on Tuesday that the stakes of the 2012 election ar...

Obama Planning To Make His Presence Known After Vacation

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU — With an eye on the 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama wrapped up a low-key Hawaiian vacation Monday and planned to quickly get bac...

Obama Campaign Attacks Republican Presidential Candidate

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top strategist on Wednesday accused former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of changing positions on a serie...

Obama, Quinn Job Approval Ratings Down In Illinois

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

Job approval ratings for both President Barack Obama and Governor Pat Quinn, both Democrats, are dipping low in their home state. According to a FO...

Obama Pitches Jobs Plan At Lincoln High School

Posted 11.27.2011 | Denver

It has been more than three years since that historic night at Invesco Field when Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president in 200...

Biden Due In Chicago For Fundraising Events

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

Just one day after his predecessor was in town promoting his autobiography, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is due in Chicago for two re-election campai...

Obama Can Win by Being Bipartisan and Bold

Spencer Critchley | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Independents, like all voters, don't vote for policies. They vote for a leader. And leaders don't talk in terms of policies, they tell stories about destiny.

Nation's Largest Education Union Endorses Obama's Re-Election

AP | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The nation's largest education union has endorsed President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Members of the National Education As...