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Obama Election 2012

Would the GOP Rather See President Obama Fail Than America Succeed?

Etan Thomas | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Etan Thomas

The question I had for the over 60 civil rights leaders after I witnessed them lay the foundation for a specific "black agenda," was how do we defeat the opposition when it appears as though they would rather see President Obama fail then to see America succeed?

Ten Objectives That Obama Must Accomplish During His Second Term

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Getting America back on its feet is his target and if he can pull it off, it would solidify his place in history as an icon and one of the greatest presidents that has ever lived.

Don't Underestimate the Power of the Youth Vote

Tori Taylor | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Tori Taylor

Election Day may be over, but our work is far from finished. Young Americans know that our country's prosperity does not just depend on the outcome of an election, but on the work we put into creating a solid foundation for our future.

October 29-November 6, 2012: An Epic Nine Days

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

How the president addresses the "fiscal cliff" with the Republicans will be very telling about how he will govern in the next four years. No caves Mr. President. The people are watching.

Why Rachel Maddow Was the Best

Liz Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Media
Liz Smith

So, I gave the nice folks who use my column five days a week a break and stopped being so momentarily controversial. After all, I am only half of the United States and who knew how the election would turn out.

Be Bold Mr. President

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

It is time for the president to be bold and use an "all hands on deck" approach in order to galvanize Congressional support around solutions. The president should also be transparent with the American people, in effect, "crowdsource" ideas, and include them in the process.

HuffPost International On Obama's Reelection

Posted 11.07.2012 | World

Around the world people were reacting to the news that Barack Obama had been reelected as president of the United States. World leaders generally wish...

Barack Obama as Seven Presidents

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

Despite these similarities to the past, Obama's elections have had one facet that is uniquely his own; he has inspired minorities more than any previous president.

Morning in America

Michael Moore | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

Congratulations everyone!! This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back. Hate lost yesterday. That is amazing in and of itself. And all the women who were elected last night! A total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.

The Election Is Over: What Do We Do Next?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, if you're an artist, filmmaker, pastor, writer, teacher, business person, leader -- whatever, I would encourage you to keep moving forward. Create. Spark visions. Inspire people. Speak the truth.

LOOK: World Leaders Hail Obama's Victory

The Huffington Post | Shirin Barghi | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

From Berlin to Beijing, world leaders scrambled to congratulate Barack Obama on his decisive win in the 2012 race to the White House. While Obama...

The Victory Of Big Government

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

You can help with disaster relief by donating to the Red Cross here or by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relie...

Americans Elect a Leader on Clean Energy, Clean Air, and Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This is a victory for all Americans who want to breathe clean air, drink safe water, and protect treasured landscapes. And it is a setback for the fossil fuel companies that invested so heavily in this election and have so little to show for it.

Why Vote Today? Props, Pops and Revenge

Wayne Self | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Wayne Self

Whether you live in the bluest of the blue states, or the reddest of the red, your vote in this election is crucial, and here are three seldom-heard reasons why.

Obama's Path To 270

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's Election 2012 hopes ride on holding serve in several key states. As of Monday, polls had Obama on pace to reach the 270 ...

Obama Campaign Ends Where It All Began

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE AND JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DES MOINES, Iowa — For President Barack Obama, it ended where it all began. Obama closed ...

Dysfunctional Electorate

Jacqueline Coleman | Posted 01.03.2013 | College
Jacqueline Coleman

Be accountable on November 6th by exercising your right to vote. When the candidate you elect follows through on a campaign promise, be mindful of your reflection. Washington might be broken, but whether we like it or not, Washington is a reflection its electorate.

Obama: Saved by Sandy?

Al Eisele | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

It was Hurricane Sandy, the monstrous megastorm that wiped out half the New Jersey shore and parts of New York City, that has given new life to Obama's hopes for reelection, despite a disappointing first term.

Record Numbers Of Early Ballots Cast In Chicago, Cook County

Posted 10.29.2012 | Chicago

Voters in Chicago and all around Cook County heeded at least part of the popular election season refrain, voting early in record numbers through the w...

I Would Vote for Gov. Romney If He Were a Democrat

Mark Cuban | Posted 10.25.2012 | Small Business
Mark Cuban

There is no greater opportunity than here in America. Let's invest in America. Let's create jobs. Now is the time to vote Democrat. Now is the time to vote for Romney.

"Good Evening...": A Speech Imagined for Barack Obama, President of the United States

Marc Tucker | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Marc Tucker

If you want a president who believes enough in you to invest in you and your future now, then vote for me. If you want a president who appears to want to go back to the policies George W. Bush, go for it, but don't blame me when the roof comes crashing down.

Leadership Begins With Character

Elizabeth Gilbert | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Gilbert

I don't know how many more chances I will get to live in a country that is managed by a leader of emulation-worthy intelligence and dignity. But I would at least like another four years of admiring the most powerful person in the world, and that is why I am voting for Barack Obama.

Sandwiched

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

When I hear reporters asking delegates if they think people are energized to re-elect President Obama, I have to think that many of his once fervent supporters, like me, are just a little... tired, that's all. But we will have to find a way to rally.

Is This JFK vs. Nixon Deja Vu?

Dan Payne | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Dan Payne

The president's personal favorability remains relatively high, compared to his job performance ratings. I'm not saying Obama will win because he's cool. Well, a little, maybe.

Are Young Americans Turning Against Obama?

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Stories of dramatic shifts in voter behavior from one election to the next make for exciting news copy. But claims about large swings in voter attitudes should generally be treated skeptically, especially when they are based on very limited evidence.