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Obama Reelection

Lay Off Obama

Robert Brustein | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Robert Brustein

After all the second-guessing, racial sneers, personal abuse, and, yes, shameless bullying, has evaporated into the sinkhole of oblivion, Barack Obama will go down as one of the most intelligent, compassionate, and visionary presidents in our history.

Pyromaniacs on the Potomac: The Problem With Obama's Second Term

Robert Reich | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Six months into a second term and the Obama White House is on the defensive and floundering: Benghazi, the IRS's investigations of right-wing groups, the Justice Department's snooping into journalists' phone records, Obamacare behind schedule, the Administration's push for gun control ending in failure.

Whatever Happened to Hope and Change?

John R. Burbank | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
John R. Burbank

Mr. Obama used the middle class, the hope of and for the middle class, as the lever to get reelected. Remember growing the economy from the middle out? Now that has also become a mere rhetorical flourish, gaining votes and signifying nothing.

State of the Union (Of Unmarried Women)

Page Gardner | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Page Gardner

When President Obama announced that "the state of our union is stronger," his annual address captured the attention of a powerful but under-appreciated voting bloc -- unmarried women.

Coming Tuesday (Hopefully): The State of the Union's Economy

Robert Reich | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

President Obama has been focusing his (and therefore America's) attention on immigration, guns, and the environment. All are important. But in my view none of these should be the central theme of his address Tuesday evening.

3 Lessons From Obama's Cliff Victories for Immigration Push

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Getting a deal on immigration will be tougher than the fiscal cliff, but it is still possible if both President Obama and the Republicans learn from past successes, do not repeat missteps and seek to truly make this a win-win effort.

The Big Myth of Obama's Reelection

Matthew Dowd | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Many people might be overestimating the ability of the president's advocacy arm, Organizing for America -- stocked with former campaign staff, target-data lists and tactics honed in 2012 -- to effect change in Washington.

Are We Still a Center-Right Country?

Ben Zweifach | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

Perhaps it isn't that Americans are and always have been "center-right" in their beliefs; but simply that our constitutional machinery has made our country so.

Imaginary Enemy

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

By every indication, President Obama has tried to negotiate grand bargain deficit deals with Speaker Boehner. And twice, Boehner, not the president, walked away from the negotiating table.

Obama Inauguration Miraculously Doesn't Explode Entire Stock Market

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

The stock market continues stubbornly not to collapse in President Obama's second term. Sort of like it stubbornly doubled in his first term. Despi...

In President Obama's Second Term, Accountability for Torture

Curt Goering | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Curt Goering

President Obama can again show the world that the United States is committed to living up to our standards by thoroughly investigating and making public all reports of torture and cruel treatment and by holding accountable those responsible for the abuse.

President Obama's Inaugural 2.0: Breaking the Second-Term Jinx

David Kusnet | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
David Kusnet

When President Obama delivers his second inaugural address on Monday, he'll have a harder time than four years ago at appealing to Americans' yearning for hope and change. But he'll also strive to exceed the expectations that have been raised by history itself.

Where Is 'Change We Can Believe In'?

Moe Glenner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Moe Glenner

Perhaps what we were really saying is that we didn't want a real solution, but rather for the immediate problem to go away. How many of us are living in the United States of Denial?

5 Pieces of Advice for President Obama's Second Term

Matthew Dowd | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

As President Obama begins the turn from the end of his first term to the beginning of his second term, let us pause and see where the next four years are headed and what the president might want to be cognizant of and do in his second term.

Bad News For Small Business Owners

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment tumbled to its lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years in November as owners grew very pessimistic ...

Celebrating the Season and Obama's Victory: Will He Be a Great President?

Derek Shearer | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Derek Shearer

This holiday season, I'm most grateful for President Obama's hard fought win at the polls. I've given the president my fair share of public and private advice. In the spirit of the season, I offer him these gifts.

Another Lesson From 2012: You Have to Say Something

Jessica McCreight | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Jessica McCreight

Much has been written about the nation's changing demographics and Obama's record-breaking ground game. But there's at least one more lesson for aspiring political pundits and scientists alike -- to win, you have to say something substantial.

Tyler Kingkade

The Youth Vote Mattered More Than You Think | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

President Barack Obama can attribute his reelection to capturing the youth vote in four crucial swing states, and to millennials' staunchly progressiv...

Obama Inauguration Theme Revealed

Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term on Monday, Jan. 21 in an inauguration ceremony centered around the theme of "Faith in Amer...

Millennials Give Thanks Too

Maude Standish | Posted 01.28.2013 | Good News
Maude Standish

Millenials are often described as an entitled generation. But this Thanksgiving as Millennials sat down in front of their turkey dinners, they found that even in these tough times they have a whole lot to be thankful for.

Ten Objectives That Obama Must Accomplish During His Second Term

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Getting America back on its feet is his target and if he can pull it off, it would solidify his place in history as an icon and one of the greatest presidents that has ever lived.

Why the School Turnaround Experiment Is Failing

John Thompson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education
John Thompson

For the last 20 years, however, non-educators have rolled the dice in the quest for "transformative change." They have tried to blow up "the status quo" in the faith that something better would naturally emerge.

Trump's Kids Intervened With Obama Bashing: Report

Posted 11.25.2012 | Media

Donald Trump's children intervened with their father's bashing of President Obama ahead of the November election, the New York Daily News reported on ...

Reappraising Obama

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Obama's reelection was remarkable considering the sluggish economy, the $1 billion plus spent to defeat him, and the fact that at the beginning of his campaign many Democrats were unenthusiastic. Obviously voters reappraised the president.

Gettysburg Redux

Saladin Ambar | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

And as Lincoln did at Gettysburg, President Obama can remind those that lost on the (electoral) battlefield, that they too are participants in the great and ongoing battle of democracy.