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Reelection

Profiles In Cowardice

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The United States Congress is currently abdicating one of its most solemn duties: declaring when America is at war, and with whom. This is nothing short of disgraceful, and every member of Congress who didn't actively push their leadership to hold a vote should be ashamed of themselves right now.

The Obama Legacy: Signed, Sealed... Delivered

Mike Green | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Mike Green

The re-election of Obama was far more than just another battle between Democrats and Republicans for the Oval Office. It was a war over how American history will be written and the legacy that would define the Obama presidency.

Joe Satran

With Election Over, Experts Hope Obama Will Stop Delaying Food Safety Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home

Usually, when President Barack Obama has been criticized for moving too cautiously on a given issue, he's been able to blame a divided, obstinate Cong...

Can Americans Really Afford Four More Years of Entitlements? Former Liberal Says Loyalties of the Poor are Misguided

Virgil Brannon | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Virgil Brannon

How can America survive if she refuses to stand with her founders on what has always made her great? America is the super power of the world, but now it has been downgraded by entitlements to maintain a status quo.

Macy's CEO On Trump Firing Petition: It Is 'A Free Society'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

Say what you will about Donald Trump, the man sure has friends in high places. Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren has come to the defense of the real estate...

5 Facts Autism Families Want President Obama to Know

Hannah Brown | Posted 01.07.2013 | Parents
Hannah Brown

I was one of the millions who voted for you, and as the mother of a teenage boy with autism, I am grateful that you did so much in your first term to help families coping with autism.

The Reelection of the President, and the Work Ahead

Miles Rapoport | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

Now that the election is over, the next phase of critically important work begins on these two fronts. On economic and fiscal policy, the closeness of the popular vote shows that Americans are really at a crossroads moment in thinking about our future directions.

President Obama Is Our Only Choice

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

I don't say this out of political partisanship, sentimentality, or blind racial loyalty. I say it for two compelling reasons: Obama's record and promise, and Romney's record and danger.

A History of Barack Obama on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

The chronological mashup stretches all the way from 2008 to present, covering the top viral moments of Obama's time in the media spotlight.

Implicit Consent: Congress and You

Sam Colt | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Sam Colt

You might think that with such low approval ratings, Americans would be stalking the ballot box, waiting to vote out their dysfunctional leaders, right?

Team Obama Should Thank Karl Rove

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The team of people working diligently to re-elect Barack Obama should really, right about now, be sending a big "thank you" note to none other than Karl Rove -- for providing them the playbook they are now using to maximum effect on Mitt Romney.

As Evidence Mounts, DC Insiders Worry About Holder's Inaction on Wall Street Crime

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The problem isn't a shortage of scandalous stories. We've seen a lot of those. What we haven't seen, at least here in the United States, is a single indictment of a senior Wall Street banker from the United States Department of Justice.

The Problem With Re-Elections

Aubree Eliza Weaver | Posted 08.28.2012 | College
Aubree Eliza Weaver

For awhile now, I've had some qualms about political incumbents, re-elections, and multiple terms. The whole concept just doesn't sit well with me.

Call It the Reagan Rule

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama should take his own advice and publicly rename the idea the "Reagan Rule" -- and then run a television ad explaining why to the country.

Black Democrats Join GOP In Criticisms Of Illinois Redistricting

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Story has been updated with additional comments from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Three African-American congressmen from Illinois have expressed concer...

What Are We Teaching the World About Democracy?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Dana Radcliffe

We must admit that we no longer believe the democratic process should be informed by genuine debate, where our representatives give other arguments an honest hearing and respond thoughtfully -- and occasionally change their minds.

Obama Advisers Looking for Wrong Lessons

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Eisenhower, Nixon, and Bush 43 all produced at least moderate income growth during their first four years in office; Obama so far has not. Unless the state of the economy improves, it's not likely to matter who he models his 2012 campaign after.

Out of Line: Up For Re-Election

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mort Gerberg

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Ryan Grim Discusses Michele Bachmann's Reelection Campaign Troubles On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Ryan Grim went on MSNBC this morning to discuss Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-MN) tightening reelection race and the r...

Still Campaigning

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The president's time is limited, and he's got no time like a member of Congress for hit-and-run needs. He has to lead for the real needs of the country.