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One Year Later

Obama Won Last Year Only Because Stephen Colbert Dropped Out!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Barack Obama ended up beating John McCain rather easily one year ago, but Stephen Colbert didn't stay in the race for the White House or Obama could have really been in trouble (for a minute or two, anyway).

Bittergate: the Untold Story Behind the Story that Rocked the Obama Campaign

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mayhill Fowler

Obama's Bittergate remark -- which I broke and which is revisited in David Plouffe's new book -- was and still is one of the biggest stories of that historic presidential run. It is also still one of the least understood. Here's the untold story behind it.

One Year Along: freehopeandchange.com

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

It was maybe March of this year that I first said I thought the then-new President was in the process of making two major, perhaps historic, mistakes. That verdict stands.

Obama Year One: The Public Is A Trust, Not An Option

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

One year since an historic election, where the Obama administration has fallen short in our hopes for a truly new direction, one finds the central conflict to be between public good and private gain.

Obama, One Year On

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Todd Gitlin

The Obama operation proved its mastery at campaigning, looks pretty good at the inside game, but outsider politics--movement campaigns--haven't kept up.

Obama Was Never a Revolutionary

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

There was never going to be a revolution. Obama ran on change, but he's always been a centrist and an institutionalist. He believes in making things work, in practical results; not starting from scratch.

One Year Ago, One Year From Now

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Barack Obama raised our expectations through the roof with his stirring campaign. He needs to deliver change we can believe in. He needs to convince us that "yes, we can" is more than a political slogan.

One Year Later: No Longer Time for Dancing

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

The euphoria of last November has turned to disappointment for many of those who celebrated so raucously on campus. This is no longer the time for dancing, but it is the time to work for progressive change.

One Year After Obama's Victory: We Are in the Opening Months of a New Progressive Era

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As I watched Obama's victory speech a year ago, I thought that America was on the brink of a new progressive era. I believe that just as strongly one year later, as well as in the slogan, "Yes We Can."

Obama Election Reactions Around The World: A Look Back One Year Later (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Exactly one year ago today, on the night of November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the next President of the United States. To say that people a...

Michelle Obama's 14 Most Memorable First Lady Outfits (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Since the night Michelle Obama stepped on the stage of Chicago's Grant Park in a splashy Narciso Rodriguez sheath, her first lady fashions have been f...

Base to Obama: Come In, Please

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Obama seems to be deliberately moving his party rightward in order to capture the political spectrum from center/right to left. He wants to become the Tony Blair of American politics.

Obama's Foreign Trips (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Since President Obama's inauguration in January, he has traveled to more countries then any other U.S. president. On the one-year anniversary of Obama...

One Year Later: Gerald Ford Will Always Be President

James Pinkerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Pinkerton

There's been no Rooseveltian realignment for Obama, just Clintonian regression. Perhaps the situation might have been different if he had focused on jobs rather than health care and global warming.

'Postracial' America, One Year Later

Jamie Holmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Holmes

The real conversation on race, like it or not, is still pending. Barack Obama's win was a profound public testimony to American decency. But in numerous areas, blacks remain severely disadvantaged.

Obama's "Timidity" is a Foreign Policy Virtue

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

Considering what he inherited, and the accomplishments he has made regarding America's image and extension of soft power abroad, Obama's first year cannot be said to have lacked audacity.

Where's The Dream? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One year since the historic election of Barack Obama, many are now wondering, where is the dream? Here's a round-up of HuffPost bloggers' thoughts on that crucial question.

One Term President? New York Review Blog By Garry Wills

The New York Review of Books | Garry Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Garry Wills The New York Review of Books Blog I am told by people I respect that Barack Obama cannot pull out of both Iraq and Afghanistan without be...

Obama iPhone Apps: 5 Best Presidential Apps (PHOTOS, POLL)

Megan Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Berry

In celebration of the anniversary of Obama's election, we put together some of the best Obama iPhone Apps. Let us know what you think and suggest your own favorites!

Sarah Palin's Post-Defeat Duds: One Year, Many Outfits Later (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Thanks to $150,000-gate, it's well-known that former Governor Palin received some style assistance during the presidential campaign. But how does she ...

Obama's 9 Funniest Moments Since Taking Office (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series, we here in the Comedy section have decided to judge the president on what's really important: His jokes. ...

PHOTOS: Obama's Best Hometown Moments

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series, we're looking back at the significant events since Obama was elected. Though November 4, 2008, permanent...

Obama and LGBT Rights: A Year Since Election Day

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Looking back on a year of LGBT rights activism under the Obama umbrella, I wonder just how much we have done to make LGBT rights a priority for Americans. The president himself has done little.

Obama's 9 Best Blackberry Moments (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

President Barack Obama's Blackberry has made headlines, both before and after his election. His Blackberry holster itself made big news (fashion "do...

Obama's First Year -- Playing the Beltway Game

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Presidential candidate Obama revved up millions with his hope and change mantra. President Obama quickly replaced that with playing the Beltway game. And here we are, one year later.