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The Promise of Obama's Second Term

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the President's failings in the first term have been well chronicled, what are the chances for a different, more successful second term in the White House?

Major White House Official Says He Won't Stay Past 2012

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley told NBC Chicago Monday that he will not stay past President Barack Obama's re-election. "I made a commitment to...

Sam Stein

Obama And Democrats Embrace Schumer-ism On Tax Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By choosing to adopt a millionaires tax hike as a means to cover the cost of the president's jobs bill, Democratic leadership has closed...

Sam Stein

White House Chief Of Staff Calls On Republicans To Take Up Jobs Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with unbending opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration signed off on changes to the president's much t...

Zach Carter

Big Pharma Wins, AIDS Patients Lose In New Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

Zach Carter

Bill Daley Brings Big Pharma History To Trade Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

WATCH: Daley Weighs In On Rahm's Performance So Far

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley had little to say about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's performance in Chicago, but doled out veiled criticism by highlighting prob...

Jennifer Bendery

Longing For Rahm: Democrats Still Adjusting To Life With Bill Daley

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ask a congressional Democrat about the job Bill Daley is doing as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, and chances are you'll be met...

Looking for Some Good News

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

With so many far-right Republicans having picked up House seats in the 2010 midterm, the election of 2012 could be a good year for a Democratic comeback. Good news, right?

Dick Durbin: Sacrificing Social Security, Recovery?

Curtis Black | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind us, it's time to take a look at Senator Durbin's role in shifting the debate away from the jobs crisis and legitimizing attacks on Social Security.

Obama Hits Chicago Tonight For Birthday Fundraiser Bash

Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

With the debt limit deal complete, even as it has been vigorously criticized by both sides of the political spectrum, President Barack Obama is due to...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Tries To Set Stage For Short-Term Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans tried to set the stage for a short-term agreement to raise the debt ceiling on Sunday, even as Democrats continued to insist...

White House: Debt Ceiling Talks Moving Into 'Difficult Days'

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said Sunday that negotiations over the U.S. debt limit and deficit reduction were mov...

White House: Obama Wants $4 Trillion Debt-Reduction Plan

AP | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House chief of staff William Daley says President Barack Obama isn't walking away from a $4 trillion debt-reduction plan that Repu...

Only Wall Street Can Resolve the Debt-Ceiling Impasse -- By Pulling Money From Republicans

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business
Paul Abrams

Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce bought this Congress. Fear and delusional beliefs ignited fervor, Wall Street money sustained it, and it worked -- to win. Governing has been a very different story.

Bill Daley To Give U Of I Commencement Speech

Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley will return to Illinois next month, where he will deliver a commencement speech at the University of Illinois Ch...

Elise Foley

Obama To Meet With Boehner, Reid On Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, with onl...

Sam Stein

Government Funding Talks Descending Into Widespread Recriminations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

Negotiations over a resolution to keep the government funded until the fall have devolved into recriminations, with Senate Democrats arguing that Hous...

Will Rahm Misunderestimate "ChicagoSpeak"?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 05.26.2011 | Chicago
Martha Rosenberg

Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is known as a hardball player who never goes off message. But in Chicago, his articulateness may be, well, disorientating.

P.J. Crowley's Ousting Shows White House Concern Over Inconsistent Messages

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

It's ironic that PJ Crowley went to MIT to talk about the power of new media on foreign policy issues only to find that a blog posting of his remarks ended his career as America's top foreign policy spokesman.

White House Extends Olive Branch To Disgruntled Cabinet

The Washington Post | Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News this week of the first departure of a Cabinet secretary from the Obama administration comes amid a wide-ranging effort under the new chief of sta...

Obama Will Nominate New U.S. Ambassador To China

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the son and grandson of Chinese immigrants, to be the next U.S....

Winning the Present

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

How lunatic-fringe do the House Republicans have to be before President Obama starts calling them out? These cuts have nothing to do with reasonable fiscal policy -- they are pure ideological retribution against government.

U.S. Considering Tapping Oil Reserves As Gas Prices Rise

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's chief of staff says the administration is looking at the nation's oil reserves as it considers options for...

Sam Stein

White House Chief Of Staff Praises Jon Huntsman

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration strategy for dealing with the enlarging political ambitions of its China Ambassador Jon Huntsman has become see...