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Jim Messina

Dear Dems: We'll Give More If You'll Ask Less

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Just got another chatty email from Nancy Pelosi, who's been checking in with me regularly for years. She filled me in on the latest happenings in her ...

Jim Messina: The Democrats' Would-be Karl Rove

Politico | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

Jim Messina, the former campaign manager to President Barack Obama who spent two decades in politics out of the public eye, is increasingly stepping o...

Top Liberal Super PAC Begins Raising Funds For Possible Clinton Presidential Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the largest liberal super PAC in the country, has begun raising money to help elect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton p...

Michael Calderone

How The Obama Campaign Pushed A Bombshell Scoop To The NY Times

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.01.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New York Times reported on May 17, 2012 that conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts and several Republican strategists were working on ...

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

Matt Damon Is Right

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the great actor Matt Damon recently said that President Obama "broke up with me," he hit the jackpot of telling political truth in the eyes of many progressive Democrats and independents.

Obama Campaign Manager Nabs Big New Gig Across The Pond

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

LONDON -- Britain's governing Conservatives have hired Jim Messina, President Barack Obama's former campaign manager, to advise them ahead of the 2015...

Does Obama's Early Education Proposal Have a Chance?

David Kirp | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
David Kirp

If early education is done well -- and the Obama plan builds in safeguards designed to assure quality -- there's abundant evidence that it's the smartest investment we can make in children's futures.

Jon Ward

Ex-Obama Aides Start Political Consulting Firm

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three former top campaign aides to President Barack Obama are starting consulting firm, continuing an ongoing trend of former Obama staf...

How Ex-Staffers Make Millions Off Their Obama Connections

www.newrepublic.com | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

One of the stars of Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address was Jackie Bray, a single mother who was laid off in 2011 and struggled for months ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrat, Obama Adviser Split On Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jim Messina, who is leading the effort by Organizing For Action to press for tougher gun laws, has a problem: his old boss. OFA, the ...

Obama Campaign Manager: We Had Our 'White-Knuckle Moments'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

A little more than four months removed from steering President Barack Obama's reelection bid to victory, 2012 Campaign Manager Jim Messina opened up o...

We Must Act

Peter Lehner | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

The president recognizes that the power to make change doesn't reside only in Washington; it sits within all of us. We can raise our voices, influence our friends, get our lawmakers' attention, and create our own groundswell.

Can O.F.A. and Obama's "Inside-Outside" Strategy Move Congress?

Pearl Korn | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Can P.D.A., the C.P.C. and O.F.A. work together to build a larger coalition? Will Jim Messina reach out to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party? Hey, the president offered a progressive agenda, Jim. Why not?

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Campaign Makes Unprecedented Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have run the last campaign of his career, but his political organization is not going away. In an unprecedent...

Obama Deploys Campaign List to Hammer GOP on Taxes and Discharge

Ari Melber | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama campaign is pitching a new online calling tool, which enables people to call their Republican representatives or, if you live in a blue area, to call fellow Obama supporters in redder pastures and urge them to get on the phone. That's pretty sophisticated activism.

Mark Blumenthal

How The Obama Campaign's Polls Got It Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Summing up the lessons learned from a massive investment in data and technology, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has a blunt message ...

The Future Rise of the Grand Old Party

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Zachary K. Pearce

The liberal -- sorry, "progressive" -- elites love to talk about the fictional death of the Republican Party. But the Republican Party's future is as bright as ever.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Campaign Will Keep Infrastructure Alive, Jim Messina Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign is over, but the machinery that put President Barack Obama back in the White House isn't being placed in mothballs. Campaig...

Obama Triumphus: The Ten Real Reasons Why the Republicans Lost the Presidency

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

The outcome of the 2012 presidential was not a fait accompli, as many are now arguing -- not by a long shot. This election could have gone either way. Anyone who thinks the Obama victory was inevitable or predetermined is in a worse state of denial than the hucksters at Fox News.

Jon Ward

Three Days In October: How The Debates Changed The Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

The night before the first debate in Denver, I ran into Kevin Madden, the 40-year-old, square-jawed senior aide to GOP presidential candidate Mitt...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Hold Huge Ground Game Advantage

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- On a warm Tuesday night in late October, the Organizing for America office in south Arlington, Va., is humming with activity. In a s...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Touts Its 'Sporadic Voter' Turnout

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign insisted on Tuesday that on the tangible metrics of the race, President Obama is winning. Campaign manager Jim Messin...

Jon Ward

2012 Presidential Debates Viewed As Historic By Republicans, Pedestrian By Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The 2012 presidential debates are over. Were they decisive in a potentially historic way, or simply par for the course, with the s...

Race for the Whitehouse: Put Your Money on the Chicago Boys

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

In 2012, the Chicago Boys will not let their Democratic colleagues go soft. In the homestretch of the presidential race, Obama, Axelrod, Emanuel and Messina will try to bring back their 2008 formula of success: money, message and get out the vote.