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Obama Reelection

Last Night We Made History

Noah Baron | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Noah Baron

We reelected the first sitting president to endorse marriage equality. We elected the first openly gay senator. For the first time, we defeated a referendum to ban marriage equality, and for the first time, we passed marriage equality by referendum.

What Obama And FDR Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

What do Franklin Roosevelt and President Barack Obama have in common? Well, besides both attending Columbia and Harvard universities, they're two pres...


Russell Simmons | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

America is changing, the middle class and poor need support, and every politician who is not ready for this change should wake today and realize that minorities will wait in line into the early hours of the morning to vote them out of office. Forward, we go.

Election 2012: Realignment of Green Politics?

Jeremy Symons | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Jeremy Symons

When the new Congress convenes in January, power will once again be divided between a Republican House and a Democratic President and Senate. So what does it mean for the environment and green politics?

America Is Moving Forward (Whether You Want It To Or Not)

Luis Ruuska | Posted 01.07.2013 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

Our country is moving forward in terms of open-mindedness and progressive ideals and finally -- albeit, slowly -- catching up to our neighbors to the north in Canada and many allies in Europe.

The First 100 Days for Obama: Take on Poverty and Hunger Issues

Billy Shore | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

The next four years provide a historic opportunity to end childhood hunger in America. Ensuring children in this country have the food they need to live, learn and play is critical if we are to produce a healthy, educated future workforce and keep America's economy moving forward.

Obama Reelection Signals New Phase In Syria War

AP | DAVID STRINGER AND DALE GAVLAK | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

ZAATARI, Jordan — Western efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad shifted dramatically Wednesday, with Britain announcing it will deal dir...

Netanyahu Faces Rocky Road After Obama Re-Election

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washingt...

President Obama's Victory Speech: A Strong Speech with Clear Echoes of Presidents Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, Kennedy and Clinton

David Helfenbein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
David Helfenbein

As David Eisenhower taught me in his class on presidential communication at the University of Pennsylvania, strong speeches often have "echoes" of other speeches within them. Last night's victory speech is a perfect example of a speech containing "echoes."

How African-Americans Shaped the Reelection of Barack Obama and What Happens Next

Freeway Rick Ross | Posted 01.06.2013 | Black Voices
Freeway Rick Ross

While I don't agree with every decision Obama has made in his first term, I do believe he has the interest of the working family at heart. My call to Obama and his administration focuses more specifically on African-Americans.

Who Is Most Pissed Off After This Election

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Ann Coulter helped in her own inimitable, thoughtless, empty, soulless way to help get Barack Obama elected. She created her own self-fulfilling prophecy. Poor Ann Coulter. She must be so pissed off. The heart bleeds.

Americans Elect a Leader on Clean Energy, Clean Air, and Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This is a victory for all Americans who want to breathe clean air, drink safe water, and protect treasured landscapes. And it is a setback for the fossil fuel companies that invested so heavily in this election and have so little to show for it.

Obama's Win: What It Teaches Business

Jim Stengel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Jim Stengel

Given the economic doldrums of the past four years, President Obama was unlikely to win reelection this week. The fact that he did says a lot about the strength of his "brand ideal" and the effectiveness of his campaign. So what can we learn from his success?


Peter Z. Scheer | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Peter Z. Scheer

I suspect when my life is over I will have had two opportunities to vote in a presidential election for a black man, and I intend to take both of them.

Top 50 Reasons to Vote for President Obama

Keith Boykin | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Keith Boykin

As Americans go to the polls today, it seems a perfect time to take a final look back at what we've been through the past four years. Some of the reasons you may not like, and some things you may think I missed, but these are my top 50 reasons to vote for President Obama.

What Happens If You Don't Vote -- A Personal Story

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As you consider whether you will go out in the last 10 minutes before the polls close to get that one last voter, remember what happened because we fell 550 votes short in Florida in 2000. Those 550 votes had enormous, historic consequences.

A Vote Against Despair

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

My first obligation today is to protect my communities -- this country and this world are my communities -- from catastrophe. Then comes the next obligation: either changing that party or finding another outlet for political action.

PHOTOS: A Superstar And Two Supermodels Hit Obama's Campign Trail

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices

With less than 24 hours until Election Day, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are furiously employing their last-ditch campaign efforts--but not...

Economic Contrast for Cities

Mayor Anthony Foxx | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mayor Anthony Foxx

As mayors representing America's great cities, we look for a partner in the White House who will help us recover, rebuild and move forward. We have that partner -- and leader -- in President Barack Obama and we believe he has earned a second term.

President Obama Is Our Only Choice

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

I don't say this out of political partisanship, sentimentality, or blind racial loyalty. I say it for two compelling reasons: Obama's record and promise, and Romney's record and danger.

Time to Vote

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have stood up for us. Now, it's time for us to stand up for them.

My Prediction: Why Obama Will -- and Should -- Win on Tuesday

Lanny Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lanny Davis

There are three clear reasons -- positive for President Obama and, conversely, negative for Romney -- that explain and justify the president's re-election.

WATCH: Why 'Real Women' Vote For Obama

Posted 11.02.2012 | Gay Voices

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't the only one to back President Barack Obama in the final week before Election Day. In this hilarious n...

Why Obama Should Be at the End of Your Rainbow

Rob Stephenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Stephenson

Even in times of economic hardship we have a responsibility to support our LGBT community, to both reward those who continue to support us (Obama) and stop those who deride us (Romney).

5 Reasons To Vote For Barack Obama

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

There are other equally valid reasons, of course, to vote for President Obama on November 6, but these five are at the top of my list. Each, taken separately, strikes me as persuasive. Together I find them compelling.