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Obama Negotiations

Gun Reform Failures Revive Questions On Obama's Persuasive Power But Answers Aren't Easy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

The failures of the Senate to pass gun policy legislation have spurred questions, once again, about the style and effectiveness of President Barack Ob...

Sam Stein

How Seasoned White House Negotiators Averted The Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama badly wanted to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff. In the Oval Office on Nov. 16, 10 days afte...

Ryan Grim

Obama Shows Signs Of Crumble In New Fiscal Cliff Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, with his latest fiscal cliff offer, proposes extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone earning less than $400,000...

Sam Stein

White House On Taxes: 'A Lot Has Changed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday morning resurfaced a not-so-distant quote from President Barack Obama that seemed to endorse their curren...

Sam Stein

White House Throws Curve Ball In Budget Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move that could dramatically shake up late-stage budget negotiations in Congress, the White House on Wednesday night issued a publi...

Sam Stein

White House Says 'Compromise By Necessity' Behind Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the conclusion of the debt ceiling debate this August, there was broad relief inside the Obama White House. The resolution to cut rou...

When Compromise Is a Fool's Paradise

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

All politicians and the president should stop talking about compromise as if it's something ideal in all cases. Going into any negotiation intending to meet halfway is foolish in a host of contexts.

Sam Stein

Obama To Call For Democratic Unity On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will urge members in both chambers of Congress to overcome their differences and forge ahead on health care reform during his f...

Sam Stein

Obama To Meet With Union Leaders To Discuss Cadillac Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is planning to meet with union leaders in the next few days in order to address their opposition to a proposed tax on high-cost...

Sam Stein

Karzai Will Talk To Taliban, Obama Will Not

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Afghan President Hamad Karzai announced on Thursday that he would be willing to talk to the leadership of the Taliban -- the main force behind the ins...