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Obama Youth

Obama: 'I Got High, Not Always Thinking About The Harm It Could Do'

Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday launched his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, urg...

The Obama Budget's Youth Appeal

National Journal | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

The keening on the left about President Obama's budget proposal this week suggests that large portions of the Democratic base still don't understand t...

Kathleen Miles

$44 Ain't Bad! | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.19.2012 | Los Angeles

As President Barack Obama said in response to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comment, "if you want to be president, you have to work...


Sam Koppelman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Sam Koppelman

As many Americans became more and more disenchanted with President Obama, I've had a difficult time explaining to my friends and myself why I still care so much about Obama succeeding.

But We're Progressive!

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

Another election cycle, another narrative about the fickle youth vote, another misleading piece that mischaracterizes an entire generation before a single poll opens. We're not as shallow as the now infamous NYT piece would have you believe.

Change (And Action) They Still Believe In

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Heffner

Seven months after Obama's election, more than 80% of Democrats and a majority of independent voters agree that their votes for change translated into tangible action.

Red the Book: Ticket Snubbed at the Inauguration

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goldwasser

We held up our purple tickets to prove that we all deserved a place on the other side of the gates, and watched with envy as anyone who made it through ran in with joy.

Bringing Service Back: Why Obama is Better than Prozac for Today's Adolescents

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Barack Obama is bringing service and community back to American youth and this is good for the country and good for kids.

Why the Youth Vote Is the Big Story -- For 2008 and for Decades to Come

Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber

We'd like to state the case for the youth vote as being crucial in understanding the Obama victory and what it means for the future. The youth vote deserves a lot of respect in its shaping of the electoral map.

Digital Age Has Ushered in an Opportunity for Unprecedented Global Collaboration

Jared Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jared Cohen

All across the world the digitally connected few have proven that they can use technology to organize and mobilize the non-connected masses.

Obama the Figurehead

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

Prop. 8 passed, after Obama's speech. It was a bitter pill for progressives to swallow and a reminder that no matter who is president the public faces many significant issues on its own.

America, Pick Up -- It's Your Future Calling: A 15 Year Old's Perspective

Cassie Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cassie Goldring

Obama has allowed our beloved country to enter its next stage in history, a stage in which my generation can truly feel a part of this country and feel that our voices can and will be heard.

One Giant Step

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

We fought. We hoped. We worked. We cried. We panicked. We debated. We held our breath. It's not hyperbolic to say that we helped shift the course of the world.

Obama Campaign Big Winner in Media Revolution

Steve Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Miller

Now on the precipice of possibly winning the presidency, Barack Obama can rightfully say that newer technologies catapulted him into the White House.

Rich Old White Men -- Still the Problem

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Extrapolating from the latest poll numbers, we can conclude that rich old white Protestant men are the base of McCain's support -- and thus the number one problem in American politics today.

Obama Described By People Who Know Him Best From Hawaii To Senate

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Schoolfriends remember his love for comic books, basketball and teasing the girls. A former boss recalls him as a young man running a community projec...

Army of Youth Braves Rain to Work Obama Event

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

Roanoke, Virginia - For what or whom would you stand in line in the rain for over two hours? Anything? In Roanoke, Virginia yesterday thousands from...

Sam Stein

Gossip Girl And MoveOn Cut Ad For Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics released a new television ad on Tuesday that, like some other Democratic-leaning groups this election season, encourages youth to persuade ...

Obama Would Lose Without Them (Response to HuffPo Readers)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Sen. Barack Obama needs young voters to keep turning out at unusually high rates in order to win in November. While his campaign adeptly mobilized th...

Young And Republican

Ben Terris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Terris

"If I leave my home town and am approached about politics, people assume I'm an Obama zealot. A lot of young people are so naive, so easily fooled by smooth talking and trumped up speeches. I don't fall for that... I like cold hard facts, and cold hard experience."

Young Obama Supporters Make an Old Paradigm New

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

Invesco Field's young staffers illustrate a new political reality: my generation's form of activism is to work within the political process for a candidate who inspires us.

Comic-Con Campaign Politics: Democratic Grassroots Taps Youth Energy

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonah Lalas

Cynara Kidwell dressed up as Obama Woman and yelled out to the crowd, "Be democracy's hero. Register to vote!" She wore blue hair, red heels, a cape and an Obama logo on her chest.

Obama: "I'm Cropping A Lot Of Gray Hair Over The Last Year And A Half"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama jokes with ABC's Charlie Gibson when asked about his youthfulness. "Well, in order to deal with the first problem, that I'm very young, I'm crop...

Arcade Fire And Superchunk Host Obama Concert

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Local indie band Superchunk and indie hotness of the moment - Arcade Fire - get the groove on for Obama in Carrboro, North Carolina.

Kids Pushing Parents To Back Obama

The New York Times | Jan Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a small chorus of superdelegates has announced a preference for Senator Barack Obama in recent weeks, a theme is emerging: their children made them...