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Obama Wins

Voters cite history; Obama says, 'Change can happen'

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

After giving his victory speech, Obama briefly talked to donors in an unplanned event that was not open to the press.

Let Bygones (Not) Be Bygones

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

What an insult it is to the idea of accountability -- this notion that responsibility for the ugly emotions unleashed by demagoguery this campaign season is wiped away by a concession speech.

The World Breaths a Sigh of Relief as America's Light Goes Back On

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Looking at the faces of the people in the crowd, as Obama gives his first speech as president-elect, I see a hope that beams bright, a hope that does not stop at red or blue state borders.

Americans Embrace Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values in Historic Election

Scott Swenson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Swenson

Social conservatives have a simple choice to make. They can recognize the US as a pluralistic nation with diverse beliefs and work with people they disagree with, or marginalize themselves.

America Elects 'A Rock Star'

David A. Andelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Andelman

The all but unanimous conclusion from my time taking calls from folks on Radio France was a simple one: "Barack Obama is 'le rock star.'"

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama Wins: How He Did It

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama racked up a decisive victory Tuesday crushing John McCain in almost every battleground state. On January 20, he will become the nation's ...

Obama! By The Content of His Character

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We must understand one more thing -- how successful President Obama will be in transforming America in a progressive direction will depend on us, as well as on him.

The United World of Obama: The Future is Now

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

Tonight, the American people didn't just unite their states, they united the world: a world that in 7 short years had seen the nadir of hate, had witnessed the horror of inhumanity.

Obama Wins

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Mahmood

Read more reaction from HuffPost bloggers to Barack Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election...

Art, Politics and Soul in New York

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

If you weren't in Times Square tonight, the only place to be was downtown in the West Village at Gavin Brown's gallery for an installation by Jonathon Horowitz called Obama '08.

The American People Say "Yes We Can"

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Tuesday's election was a milestone in building an America that lives up to its ideals, an event that has broken down old barriers and opened up new doors.

Obama's Election Night Speech (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rally at Grant Park in Chicago drew enormous crowds as the night went on and across the country, people celebrated the election of Sen. Barack Oba...

A New Era Begins

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Senator Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. This has been an amazing presidential race in almost every way. OffTheBus has depen...

Obama's Springfield Connection: 'Whatever He Says You Can Take To the Bank'

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Now that Illinois is offering a second President to the United States, it seemed fitting to spend the night watching Senator Barack Obama with the Democratic County Chair in Springfield.

Getting on the Bus

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The time to celebrate and wax poetic will be limited. It will probably end very abruptly on January 21, 2009, when President Barack Obama commences his grand plan to fix what appears unfixable.

Return of the Jedi

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

I imagine how my ex-boss, an ailing Ted Kennedy must feel tonight, knowing that many, many months ago he exclaimed to the nation that he could feel change in the air.

American Elections: A True Opportunity for Change, or Just Plastic Surgery?

Gilbert Doumit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gilbert Doumit

As a foreign observer, I am amazed by the level of political engagement and the turnout of the American citizens to the voting ballots - these things reflect their commitment to a better world.

Obama Wins

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

He shocked the nation when he defeated a field of establishment Democrats ten months ago in Iowa and he has run one of the best political campaigns in history.

The Substance Election

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Much will be made of McCain's "mistakes" in his campaign, as conservatives will seek to blame his performance for their shrinking minority status, to shift blame away from their own policies.

Nomination for Best Image of Election Night 2008

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

For best image of the night, I nominate this image juxtaposing Newsweek's recent cover entitled "America the Conservative" next to 2008's electoral map showing a landslide for the "socialist."

Tonight, Tonight Was Not Just Any Night

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

As a member of the sixties generation, whose vision of America was shattered by the three assassinations of that time, it was bitter indeed to witness the devolution of the last eight years.

Finally, A President Who Looks Like Me!

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Handler

Barack Obama is the first president in my lifetime who resembles me and the people I know.

Election Reactions Around The Country (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The results are in: Barack Obama is projected to win the election. Celebrations abound. See election reactions around the world. See photos of Barac...

The Presiential Election is Not Going to Be Close

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy T. Saperstein

Simply put, this is the worst possible time for any Republican to be running for president, and Obama is the perfect candidate for Democrats, and a nightmare for McCain.

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama Reaches For The Brass Ring

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The next five months will be no cakewalk for Barack Obama. The first African American presidential nominee must deal with substantial weakness of sup...