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Second Term

Obama Above Water Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's job approval polling average is now once again "above water" -- defined as more people who approve of the job he's doing than disapprove. This might not sound all that momentous, but it is actually the first time in almost three years that it has happened.

The Public and the 22nd Amendment: Third Terms and Lame Ducks

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Obama is prevented from re-election by the 22nd Amendment, which has limited presidents to two terms since 1951. The public is strongly supportive of this restriction, but more divided in their perceptions of the effect of the two-term cap on presidential second terms.

Democrats Still Solid for Obama

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

Through executive actions and using the White House bully pulpit and via judicial appointments, Obama can still influence the direction of the country and help establish the terms of the political debate for the upcoming 2016 presidential election.

Joy Resmovits

Another Key Obama Administration Departure | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

Martha Kanter, an Obama administration education undersecretary, is preparing to step down, according to an email obtained by The Huffington Post. ...

The Second Term: Can Obama Mature Into a Great President?

Steven Kurlander | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

A second term of office for a president should be one that defines and seals an historical legacy, one in which a certain level of maturity and vision is achieved in the absence of the need to get reelected to office. Obama's second term is shaping up to be nothing more than a repeat of his lackluster, or half-assed, first four years in office.

Lucia Graves

Obama Lays Out Second-Term Climate Strategy | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked his executive authority to undertake a slew of measures aimed at curbing climate change and pr...

Is Obama Cursed?

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's second-term agenda hit a road block this month when a series of scandals within the administration stacked up, one after anot...

Building a Winning Top Team: Lessons From Obama's Cabinet Picks

Susan Battley | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Susan Battley

Whether a chief executive sits in the White House, corporate headquarters or elsewhere, having a top leadership team of highly competent professionals to execute key strategic and policy goals is absolutely critical to mission success.

Obama Shake-Ups Precede 'Pivotal' Initiatives

RealClearPolitics | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

President Obama ended the first week of his second term in something of a message muddle, even as he rearranged his White House staff Friday to help h...

Obama's Second Act

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

In the wake of the Great Recession, in a country scarred by extreme inequality, a sinking middle class, spreading poverty, and a corrupted politics, can the president define and rally Americans to embrace a new foundation for growth and shared prosperity?

A Progressive Second Term? (II) Possibilities

David Coates | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
David Coates

This country desperately needs a progressive tidal wave in November 2014, and you don't get tidal waves without first creating the headwind that drives them. It is time for that driving to begin.

A Progressive Second Term? (I) Prerequisites

David Coates | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Amid the scampering up and down the fiscal cliff that now dominates political life in Washington, some more important and basic questions are in danger of vanishing from view, questions about the general character and progressive potential of Barack Obama's second term.

Happy Thanksgiving, President Obama (And Some Second-Term Advice)

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Millions of Americans will start off their Thanksgiving statements with, "I am thankful Barack Obama will be our president for four more years. The biggest lesson we hope he learned from over the past four is to not start negotiating from a compromise position.

Memo to the President: "Meet the People Where They Are--In the Wireless World"

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Nearly four years ago, President Obama memorably strode into office Blackberry in hand. Among many firsts, he is our nation's first mobile President.

Revenge of the Pot-Smoking, Gay-Marrying, Women-Empowering, DREAMing Liberals

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seriously, a man running for the most powerful office in the country didn't bother to plan for one of the two contingencies that were guaranteed to happen last night? And he wanted us to let him make crucial decisions for all of us?

Catherine New

What's About To Happen To Your Tax Bill Looks Pretty Awful | Catherine New | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money

The election is behind us, but a new uncertainty looms: Taxes. If Congress and the newly reelected president don't take action, most Americans will...

Will Unshackled Politicians Deliver Peace in Palestine?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

An unshackled U.S. president along with Palestinian leaders yearning for peace can be a perfect formula for progress in this centuries-old conflict.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #49, Second Terms Are Never Kind to Presidents (For My Republicans Friends)

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

So you're reading this thinking to yourself, "There's no way I'm going to vote for Obama." Maybe you're a hard-core conservative, or perhaps you really disagree with his policies, or maybe you just don't like the guy. Well, my friends on the right, here's a reason to reconsider.