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2008 Presidential Election

Hillary's 'Hard Choices'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Joe Peyronnin

As Secretary of State, she visited 112 countries, and travelled one million miles. The book will appeal to Clinton supporters, and her many critics will harshly trash it.

Only Some Southern Whites Are the New Blacks (and Many Are Not)

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Southern Whites didn't vote for Obama (and by association, won't vote for Democrats). So argues the New York Times' Nate Cohn in a provocative piece entitled "Southern Whites' Loyalty to G.O.P. Nearing That of Blacks to Democrats."

Hillary Clinton's Achilles Heel: 2016

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Wall Street is to Clinton's chances in 2016 what the Iraq War was in 2008. The only question now is whether the far left can find another Obama to make this case to primary voters? While it seems unlikely at this point, it is still early enough that anything is possible.

What Do We Do Now?: Why Our Leaders Are Better at Campaigning Than Governing

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

What does it really take to be mayor of New York City or president of the United States? Are we measuring the candidates based on those criteria or something else entirely? If the answer is the latter, we are destined to keep getting officials who are very good at campaigning, but perhaps not as skilled at governing.

Do You Hate Obama?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

Last year on September 6, 2012 I attended a Democratic National Convention watch party. While the president was giving his re-election speech on TV wi...

Susan Rice, McCain, Obama and the Next Secretary of State

William Bradley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Easily the most dramatic sequence in a rather strong press conference performance today by President Barack Obama was his vehement defense of UN Ambassador Susan Rice against attacks by Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

Moments: The Light Dawns on... Fox News

William Bradley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media
William Bradley

Lo and behold, the faith-based Mitt Romney surge in swing states oft prophesied in the Fox News Channel echo chamber simply wasn't materializing. But reality still eluded one of the biggest names on Fox. You may have heard about Karl Rove's antics last night.

Term 2: Obama On the Verge

William Bradley | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

It may be that the superstorm is the finishing factor in this race. Finishing as in putting finishing touches on Obama's re-election, along with his powerful ground operation.

Lowering Expectations

Sam Koppelman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

In 2008, McCain made sure to say that President Obama "is not [an Arab]." By putting politics aside in that moment, McCain was able to retain some integrity. That is what Romney has failed to do this campaign.

10 States Where You're Most Likely To Make Over $200,000

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Want to make a lot of money? Go east, young man. And then a little north. The U.S. states -- including Washington D.C. -- with the largest chunk o...

Could Michelle Obama Be the First Woman President in 2020?

Mario Almonte | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Nothing in Michelle's current behavior suggests any inclination to continue in politics after her husband's departure from the Oval Office. That could change after Barack's re-election, when she no longer has to worry about affecting her husband's political career.

Obama Bus Tour To Stop In Illinois

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's bus tour through the Midwest next week will hit southern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and western Illinois--all states he carried in...

Thank You, Senator Kennedy

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

Today as we swim through the flotsam and murk squirted from octopi embodied by the tortured rhetoric of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, et al.; people who tr...

Sowing the Seeds of Race, Reaping the Whirlwind of Racism

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Obama Administration seems to have no overall strategy in dealing with racial issues at a time when accusations of racism flow from both sides of the political aisle.

How to Engage Youth in a Post-Obama Presidential Campaign World

HeathCliff Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
HeathCliff Rothman

The What's Your Issue Film Competition is asking young social innovators to make a three-minute video explaining their idea for a project that would address a current national problem.

The Secret Superdelegate War Revealed

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

It was one year ago today that Hillary Clinton announced plans to suspend her campaign for the Democratic nomination, and urged her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama.

Obama: Averse to Leadership and a Pretty Bad Politician on Top of That

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonce Gaiter

It's time for the verdict. Obama ran a great campaign, but he is no leader, and he's an abominable politician.

Obama Online -- Moving From Campaigning to Governing (VIDEO)

Katie Stoynoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Katie Stoynoff

While my belief in the potential of the Obama administration is strong, the connection I felt during the campaign has faded. The disconnection I feel comes from the Obama administration's struggle to move from campaign mode to governing mode.

Game Change -- Sexism at its Worst

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

If this is where we are in 2010 when it comes to permissible portrayals of women, I may have to live to be 237 before we're treated with even a modicum of respect.

Obama's Nobel Prize Is Really a Tribute to American Voters

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This award celebrates the fact that American voters chose a President committed to progressive values, instead of pre-emptive war and the Neo-Con theories of unilateral action.

Obama's Off To A Very Good Start

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

I think Obama's off to a very good start. But let's not clear space on Mount Rushmore yet. Just as I didn't think he deserved the Nobel, I don't think that Obama's very good start equates to a great presidency.

Obama Year One: United by Change, Divided by Reform

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

If Obama fails to grasp soon why his idea of reform has alienated key parts of his base -- and if he fails to do something to bridge that divide -- the result could be a full scale mutiny by 2010.

Obama, the Birthers, and American National Identity

Joseph Lowndes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Lowndes

Birthright can an effective articulation of resistance to Obama precisely because it joins an unspoken racial claim about national belonging to the Constitutional requirement of natural born citizenship for the office.

Huckabee's Muzzle Control Problem

The Swamp | Jim Tankersley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Mike Huckabee took his presidential campaign for a quick pheasant-hunting expedition in Iowa on Wednesday, and at one point, a reporter ask...

New Documents Indicate That Bush Didn't Show Up to Presidency

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

During the Vietnam War George W. Bush was handed a cushy assignment in the Texas National Guard thanks to his powerful connections. This ensured that ...