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HuffPost Readers Celebrate Obama's Inauguration (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Matt Palevsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Huffington Post has asked readers to share photographs from their celebration of President-elect Obama's inauguration. Here are some of our favor...

Escape from Emotional Terrorism: The Bush Years

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

In September, the economic stability of the world as we know it was eroding under the Bush administration's feet. Slipping and sliding, they were worried about the money, and you never put it at risk.

Share Your Inauguration Day Plans And Photographs

Matt Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday, we asked readers to share their Inaugural Day plan. Responses continue to pour in. Some of you have expressed regret that you will be ...

Steve King: Obama 'Bizarre' To Use 'Hussein' For Swearing-In

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apologize? Not so much. But Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who last March predicted Al Qaida would be "dancing in the streets" if Barack Obama were electe...

Something to Chu On

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

To be sure, the nomination of Steven Chu -- like almost all of the Obama appointments -- represents a striking and hopeful departure from the approach we've seen under President Bush.

Obama's Extra Afghan Troops Will Be Used To Buy Time | By Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President-elect Barack Obama intends to sign off on Pentagon plans to send up to 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, but the incoming administrati...

Can I Stop Giving Now?

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

People are stressed about money. So, why is the president-elect still asking me to send in donations? You got elected. Can you stop asking me to give you money now?

Try President Bashir, But Prepare For The Consequences

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

There is no question that Bashir has earned his day in Court. But the world must take Bashir's threats of "more violence and blood in Darfur" seriously and prepare accordingly.

Obama Is First Independent President: John Heilemann

New York Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 55 inaugural addresses before the one Barack Obama will deliver next week have run the gamut from poetic (rarely) to prosaic and platitudinous (of...

Welcome to Chaos, General Shinseki

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

A patient at Walter Reed Army Hospital, I am constantly seeking to educate and assist veterans and returning military concerning access to benefits and opportunities. The news is not good.

Obama Invited To Address House Republican Conference

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans have invited President-elect Barack Obama to speak before the entire GOP conference, hoping to set a different tone to the partisan ...

Kerry's Historic Opportunity on Genocide Policy

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

Written by Eric Cohen and Susan Morgan At last, US rhetoric on genocide may mature into effective policy against genocide. What better place to begi...

The Next FEMA

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published as an exclusive commentary for Washington Monthly. Barack Obama must begin rebuilding federal agencies fast--or risk se...

The Urgency of Now -- Obama Must Act on Gaza

Omid Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Safi

It is time and past time for Obama to move rapidly from "deep concern" to direct action to alleviate the suffering of some of the poorest people on Earth.

Obama's 'Super-Cabinet' Could Lead To White House Chaos

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear and Ceci Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama is assembling a new and influential cadre of counselors just steps from the Oval Office whose power to direct domestic po...

A Hate Crime You Won't See in Statistics

Mikko Alanne | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mikko Alanne

Each victim of a hate crime is equally precious. Each is equally deserving of protection and justice.

A Solution for Obama

Sam Ciraulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Ciraulo

For Inauguration Day, I propose an alternative that both respects the choice of the President-Elect of Warren and affirms the dignity of those Gay and Lesbian Americans who have stood with him.

26 Reasons Pro-Choice People Should Be Happy

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Relish the feeling of hope and accomplishment that comes as every new pro-choice member of Congress recites his or her oath of office today.

"To Obama:" Introducing A New Verb: Part II

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

"To Obama": 1. to rise above personal assault for the greater good; 2. to take rivals, hold them close, and use their innumerable talents for service.

Let President-Elect Obama Stay in His Own Lane

Jermaine Dupri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jermaine Dupri

It's Obama's own party that's pulling the guy every which way, like some whacked out back seat driver. "Turn left! No! Go straight ahead! What are you doing?!?" Everybody thinks he owes them and they're hell bent on trying to collect.

Obama Arrives In DC (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post/Washington Post | Katherine Thomson, Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS*** UPDATE 1/05 1:10 AM Obama has a full agenda this week in Washington, from meetings with Congressional leaders on his $6...

CNN Poll: Obama Leadership Rates High As Bush's After 9/11

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A national poll suggests that three-quarters of the public thinks President-elect Barack Obama is a strong and decisive leader, the highest marks for ...

Ins and Outs for 2009

Julia Plevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Julia Plevin

Here are some Ins and Outs for the New Year. Even though the economic downturn and war in the middle east are on our radars right now, I believe that ...

The New York Times Wrong-Headedly Propagandizes for an Obama Gasoline Tax

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

A better solution would be a "free market" variation of the gas rationing program that served the nation so well in World War II, bringing a shared sense of mission and dignity to the home front.

Thomas B. Edsall

Stage Set For Obama To Exercise Immense Power Over Domestic Policy | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The economic crisis in combination with the staffing of the White House have set the stage for Barack Obama to acquire as much or more power over dome...