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Obama Reelection

Obama Campaign Seizes On GOP Campaign's Flub

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is fundraising off of comments on Obama's birth certificate by Mitt Romney's son Matt. Matt Romney jo...

Axelrod Waging What May Be His Last Campaign

The New York Times | James Warren | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

Nobody appeared to be discussing Washington's latest obsession -- payroll taxes -- or turned a head as a top presidential adviser ambled into the pack...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Gears Up Its Iowa Strategy | Sam Stein | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

Tuesday night's Iowa caucus will go a long way toward separating the well-managed Republican campaigns from the vanity projects and amateur operations...

My Political Prediction for 2012: It's Obama-Clinton

Robert Reich | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

My political prediction for 2012 (based on absolutely no inside information): Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden swap places. Biden becomes Secretary of State -- a position he's apparently coveted for years. And Hillary Clinton, Vice President.

New Report Could Prove Troubling For Obama

Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Voter turnout will likely drop substantially in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, due in part to decreased interest among young people...

Good News For Obama

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's job approval rating climbed steadily this month as he fought Republicans to extend the payroll tax cut and is now...

An Offer to the President

Robert Reich | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

We heard what you said last week about the dangers of the increasing concentration of income and wealth at the top. We agree. And many of us are prepared to work our hearts out to get you reelected -- as long as you commit to doing what needs to be done in your second term.

Obama Campaign Develops Secret Weapon

Bloomberg | Julianna Goldman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Will St. Clair, wearing semi-rimless glasses, a plaid buttoned-down shirt, jeans and Adidas sneakers, can usually be found sitting on an exercise ball...

Obama Could Win Big In Conservative State | By Shawn Drury | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

When leaders of the Republican Party look at an electoral map and decide which states are firmly are in their column, South Carolina is one of the fir...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Outlines Five Paths To Reelection | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a briefing with reporters on Tuesday morning, top officials in the Obama campaign outlined five distinct paths that they can pursue t...

Obama's Still Missing Ingredient

Trey Ellis | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Trey Ellis

If Obama continues to stay on message, forcefully addressing income inequality and positioning himself as the champion of the middle-class, he has a better than decent chance at reelection.

Think Newt Can't Win the White House? Think Again

John Zogby | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
John Zogby

The president has made some real gains but he is also at the mercy of the economic indicators and how people feel. Only one in five feel the nation is heading in the right direction. For his part, Gingrich is at the mercy of himself -- as unpredictable as the weather and the economy.

Channeling the Trustbuster

Mike Lux | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is fashionable in political circles today to say that speeches don't matter much. While I have a high degree of skepticism about politicians, and know painfully well how often they fall short of their words, I am of a different view.

Sam Stein

Obama Picks Up Major Union Endorsement | Sam Stein | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees formally endorsed President Barack Obama's reelection on Tuesday, begin...

Is Obama Destined to Win or Doomed to Fail?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

Whether Obama's reelection is considered a slam-dunk, an uncertain proposition, or an impossibility depends entirely on the data you consider a credible indicator these days.

First Obama 2012 TV Ads Hit The Air

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With an eye on recruiting volunteers, President Barack Obama is launching the first TV ads of his re-election campaign. Campaign off...

Rove: GOP Candidate Faces Vicious Battle

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Karl Rove predicted the 2012 presidential race would be vicious, claiming the Republican candidate will face a harsh election battle thanks to Preside...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign's Cavalry Takes Shape | Sam Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bare-bones room on the second floor of an office building blocks away from the Capitol lies one of the more influential political o...

The President's Only Chance for 2012

William Galston | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
William Galston

To an extent that we haven't seen since 1992, the 2012 election will focus on a single issue: economic growth and job creation. And because President Obama cannot win without focusing on the heartland, he's already in for an uphill reelection battle.

Obama Team Quietly Sought Clinton's Advice

The National Memo | Joe Conason | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

President Obama's top political operatives -- including campaign chief adviser David Axelrod -- traveled from Chicago and Washington to the headquarte...

Does Obama Have A Democratic Lawmaker Problem?

Politico | MANU RAJU & MARIN COGAN | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman was treated like an outcast back in 2008 when he broke from the Senate Democratic Caucus and openly opposed Barack Obama's bid for ...

Jennifer Bendery

Rufus Gifford: The Man Behind Obama's Historic Fundraising Machine | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Imagine that your boss is disliked by about half the people who know him, doesn't get along particularly well with the business communit...

A Year Out, the National Landscape Is Changing

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Much can and will change between now and next November but I think if you told the Democrats that things would be where they are today just after last year's election they would have screamed "We'll take it!"

It's the Policy, Stupid!

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Elected to the U.S. Senate seven times, I know about the running for re-election on presidents' policies. In fact, my re-election in 1998 can be attributed in large measure to my vigorous opposition to President Clinton's NAFTA with Mexico.

Christina Wilkie

Michelle Obama: Ready For 'Battle' in 2012 | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After three years as America's Mom-In-Chief, First Lady Michelle Obama is ready for a fight. The 2012 presidential election is "anoth...