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Barack Obama Wins

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Obama won, Romney lost, rape turned out to be 2012's most surprising campaign issue, and Karl Rove refused to believe the math -- while his not-so-super Super PAC blamed its misspent $300 million on "very, very weak candidates." But it wasn't the GOP's candidates that were to blame; it was the party's narrow and sclerotic message. Romney actually attracted the vote of his party's usual coalition. But that's not enough anymore. The numbers aren't there, and are trending away from Republicans. "It's not a traditional America anymore," lamented Bill O'Reilly. "The white establishment is now a minority" -- replaced in his telling by black and brown people "who want stuff." Indeed they do; stuff like immigration reform, affordable health care, reproductive rights, and economic justice. For a two-party system to be healthy, both parties need to be in good shape. Right now the Republican Party is badly in need of a soul transplant.

Celebrity Week In Review: Obama Wins, Kristen Pregnant And More

Posted 11.08.2012 | Celebrity

Like any other week, Hollywood was buzzing over the past seven days. In the biggest story, President Obama was reelected as the 2012 presidential ...

The Election Is Over -- Now the Real Work Begins

Ben Woods | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Ben Woods

The elections are finally over, and either you're elated, frustrated or somewhere in between. Whatever the case, nearly half of Americans voted for the "wrong" guy. But who cares? It's time to make things work for everyone, not just the victors.

We Did This

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

From every corner of this nation, a majority sent a resounding message that we will not tolerate a rollback of our liberties, nor will we sit by idly as the rights so many fought and died for were under attack.

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.

Four More Brew

Shan Wells | Posted 01.07.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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The Future of America

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

With the election behind us, it is time to look forward. It is time to create a rational and inspiring vision of our nation to rally us all behind. This is your historic opportunity Mr. President.

Forward!

Russell Simmons | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

America is changing, the middle class and poor need support, and every politician who is not ready for this change should wake today and realize that minorities will wait in line into the early hours of the morning to vote them out of office. Forward, we go.

These Republicans Will Never Rule Again -- What the American Election Has to Teach the World

Marten Weber | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

So what does Obama's re-election have to teach the world? One thing: the culture wars are over. These elections were not about abortion, guns, gays, or god -- they were about demographics.

Boehner Congratulates Obama

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says that the decision by voters to keep a Democrat in the White House and Repub...

Howard Fineman

Obama's Reelection Signals Rise Of New America

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama won because of his stand on the issues -- health care reform, Wall Street regulation, the auto industry bailout, among others. But his victory is something more: a sense that we are all in this together as a society, no matter who we are or how we live our lives. I saw this new America at the heart of the Obama reelection effort, in their campaign offices. In one office in Virgina, for example, the local campaign manager was Pakistani-American, the volunteers were of every race and background, the people heading out to handle the signup drive were Hispanic, and the event they were working on was a concert by Bruce Springsteen.

Obama's Win: What It Teaches Business

Jim Stengel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Jim Stengel

Given the economic doldrums of the past four years, President Obama was unlikely to win reelection this week. The fact that he did says a lot about the strength of his "brand ideal" and the effectiveness of his campaign. So what can we learn from his success?

Newsflash: More Than 60% See President-Elect Obama As "Liberal"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The liberal boogeyman card could not be played, no matter how hard they tried. Perceived fear of liberals is far outweighed by the disgust of the actual damage conservatives have wrought.

McCain, Palin, And Supporters React (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of course, not everyone was happy about Tuesday night's outcome. As election results rolled in and McCain conceded in Phoenix and Obama gave his victo...

Jason Linkins

A Child's Garden Of Right-Wing Reaction To The Obama Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, how did the bloggers on the right side of the aisle take the news of Obama winning the election?

The World Breaths a Sigh of Relief as America's Light Goes Back On

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Looking at the faces of the people in the crowd, as Obama gives his first speech as president-elect, I see a hope that beams bright, a hope that does not stop at red or blue state borders.

Dear President Obama

David Doody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Doody

You have inspired millions of people across the world to believe that their voices matter. Where before they had none, today they have one. And it is loud. And it is clear. And it is spoken through you, President Obama.

Election Reactions Around The Country (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The results are in: Barack Obama is projected to win the election. Celebrations abound. See election reactions around the world. See photos of Barac...

Obama's Election Night Speech (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rally at Grant Park in Chicago drew enormous crowds as the night went on and across the country, people celebrated the election of Sen. Barack Oba...

Real Change Depends on Stopping the Bailout Profiteers

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Klein

The first order of business -- and one that cannot wait until inauguration -- must be halting the robbery-in-progress known as the "economic bailout."

Obama Wins

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

He shocked the nation when he defeated a field of establishment Democrats ten months ago in Iowa and he has run one of the best political campaigns in history.

Kenya Declares Wednesday A National Holiday After Barack Obama (REACTION PHOTOS)

AP | TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

**SCROLL DOWN FOR SLIDESHOW** KOGELO, Kenya — Barack Obama's Kenyan relatives and Africans across the continent sang, danced in the streets and...

Thank You Barack Obama

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis

Thank you Barack Obama. Thank you for four years ago making me say out-loud, "Why can't he be our candidate?" Thank you for blowing away the ether of complacency.

The Bradley Effect? No Chance

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

If I'm wrong on this one, I know you'll let me know - but I'm not going to be wrong. The Obama victory on Tuesday is going to be bigger than the polls suggest.

Eyeing 2012 Versus President Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

If the predictions of an Obama win are right, smart Republicans won't wait until November to work on their game plan.