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Building on Today's Progress for 2016 and Beyond

Michele Jolin | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

We know more than ever before about what works to improve results for young people, their families and communities, and across the country there is growing bipartisan momentum behind shifting public funds toward evidence-based solutions.

Will Any Presidential Candidate Commit to Fixing Our Nation's Infrastructure?

Dante Disparte | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Dante Disparte

This week's power failure in parts of Washington, D.C. are a reminder, as if one were needed, about the deplorable state of infrastructure more generally in the United States.

Obama Can Win a Huge Victory in the Fight on His Immigration Executive Orders... But Only If He Does It Right

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama is soon to issue executive orders on immigration. To score a huge victory in the inevitable political battle, however, he has to orchestrate it for maximum impact.

Broken News: Is the Crazy Weather Getting to Our Collective Sanity?

Terry Connelly | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Isn't it strange that the GOP, the political party that has heretofore consistently and vociferously opposed frivolous lawsuits, spurious malpractice claims and the trail lawyers' lobby, has now decided to spend taxpayer money to hire trial lawyers to bring what is essentially a frivolous malpractice lawsuit against President Obama?

For What It's Worth: Time to Stop the Drumbeats for Syrian Action

Jim Moore | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

There are too many drumbeats building up behind some form of military action in Syria, and the tempo of those drums is reaching a nearly hysteric level. That incessant thundering drive is drowning out the public's sensible questions.

Movie Review: Our Nixon

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A fascinating patchwork of news footage and home movies, Our Nixon is at once intriguing and compelling, an inside peek at people who seemed to make secrecy a watchword.

WATCH: South American Leader Does The Unexpected At The White House

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices

“I’m going to sit at the President of the United States’ desk,” said Chilean President Sebastián Piñera as he sat down at the Resolute Desk ...


Atiba Madyun | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

This is why we look at our presidents differently when they speak from the Oval Office. Sitting behind the Resolute Desk, their words carry more weight, and we trust them more.

Obama, Kid President Meet In Oval Office

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama finally met with Kid President, the "self-appointed voice of a generation." A video posted to YouTube on Thursday shows the ...

Nixon: 'People Should Not Have Handguns'

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He proposed ridding the market of...

Second Oval Office Readied In White House Rehab Project

Real Clear Politics | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

This summer there will be two Oval Offices in the White House complex, and it won’t be a case of double vision. In preparation for a major, two-y...

Giffords, Obama Visit After Testimony

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) stopped by the Oval Office after giving a moving opening testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Comm...

Obama Welcomes Make-A-Wish Cellist To Oval Office (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama listened to cellist and Make-A-Wish recipient Khari Joyner in the Oval Office Tuesday. White House photographer Pete Souza twee...

Transcript of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's Passive-Aggressive Lunch in the Oval Office

Dan Treadway | Posted 01.30.2013 | Comedy
Dan Treadway

Barack Obama: Mitt, it's great to see you, welcome to the Oval Office! Mitt Romney: Barack, it's my pleasure. *President Obama goes in for hug* *Governor Romney goes in for fist pound*

A Hero From Providence

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Anthony Amore

Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't a large number of Americans already paid -- with their lives -- to bring freedom from zealous theocracy to the oppressed people of Afghanistan? Allow me to introduce just one.

President May Have To Vacate Oval Office Next Year

Washingtonian | By Carol Ross Joynt | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney are already knee-deep in what many observers are saying could be the nastiest presidential bid in decades...

PHOTO: President Obama's iPad Case

Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology

President Obama's iPad apparently has a new accessory. A Thanksgiving White House photo captured the commander-in-chief sitting at his Oval Office...

Newt Gingrich Will Be the GOP Nominee in 2012 - Bet on It

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The Tea Partiers have found their candidate. And in these times, where the Tea Party goes, as the debate ceiling debacle showed showed the world, so goes the Republican Party. Republicans, say hello to your nominee: Newt Gingrich.

Obama and Perry Stop Folking America

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

A quick read of President Obama's 4,000 word jobs speech to Congress on September 8 reveals that he has apparently decided there are no folks in Ame...

Watch: Rockwell Civil Rights Painting Hung Outside Oval Office

Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices

A Norman Rockwell Painting, "The Problem We All Live With," which depicts a powerful image from the civil rights struggle, has been hung outside the o...

Is That An iPad On Obama's Desk?

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.28.2011 | Technology

From chatting with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook employees to dining with Steve Jobs, Barack Obama is no stranger to the major players in Silicon Valle...

Obama Laments Lack Of 'Cool' Phones

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Turns out President Barack Obama would like a phone upgrade. The president, in an unscripted moment with donors in Chicago, was talking...

Why South of the Border Matters North of the Border

Rick Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Sanchez

President Obama, by going to Latin America this past week, you showed the region -- and Latinos here at home -- that we matter. Thank you for doing the right thing.

Obama "Still Looking For Right Way" to Ask Clinton to Leave White House

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Obama assumed that once the former president wrapped things up with reporters yesterday, he would say his goodbyes and depart in a waiting car, "but that kind of didn't happen," an aide said.

Obama Agrees to Extend Republicans' Custody of His Balls

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Mr. Obama said that extending Republican custody of his balls through 2012 "was like the Holy Grail for them, but I'm keeping my eyes on the North Star," adding, "I have no idea what any of that means."