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Obama One Year Later

Obama One Year Later: Remembering the Images of History in the Making

Jody Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jody Johnson

After one year in the White House, I think most of us are still happy and relieved that Barack Obama is our president, despite the few disappointments and miscalculations we each personally attribute to him.

One Year Later: Gerald Ford Will Always Be President

James Pinkerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Pinkerton

There's been no Rooseveltian realignment for Obama, just Clintonian regression. Perhaps the situation might have been different if he had focused on jobs rather than health care and global warming.

One Year Later: A Return to Normalcy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Th Obama normalcy is a welcome relief from eight years of the Bush administration, but it is only a start. If Obama builds on this start with true reforms, much of the hope will come back.

Obama's First Year -- Playing the Beltway Game

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Presidential candidate Obama revved up millions with his hope and change mantra. President Obama quickly replaced that with playing the Beltway game. And here we are, one year later.

Where's The Dream? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One year since the historic election of Barack Obama, many are now wondering, where is the dream? Here's a round-up of HuffPost bloggers' thoughts on that crucial question.

One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

Obama Is Timid Because Progressives Are Timid

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

What can we expect from a President who presides over a relatively conservative public, whose party is fractured by a fundamental contradiction, and whose legislative agenda is held hostage by Ben Nelson?

Joe Scarborough Mocks Plouffe's Use Of Stem Cell Research To Defend Obama's Record

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the "Today Show" Tuesday David Plouffe defended President Obama's record in office so far by pointing out a number of things he has achieved. One o...

One Year Along: freehopeandchange.com

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

It was maybe March of this year that I first said I thought the then-new President was in the process of making two major, perhaps historic, mistakes. That verdict stands.

One Year Ago, One Year From Now

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Barack Obama raised our expectations through the roof with his stirring campaign. He needs to deliver change we can believe in. He needs to convince us that "yes, we can" is more than a political slogan.

One Year After His Election, Obama On Verge of Audaciously Fulfilling His Promise as the Green FDR

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Romm

Future historians will inevitably judge all 21st-century presidents on just two issues: global warming and the clean energy transition. In that sense, Obama's first year has been a promising success.

The Obama Family's Best Nature Moments (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of HuffPost's One Year Later series where we take stock of what's happened since Obama was elected, we've complied this fun slideshow of the O...

Michelle Obama Reflects On First Year Of Kids, Clothes, And Crashers

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama reflected on her first year in the White House on Wednesday and calmly claimed no need for any do-overs: Even the th...

Obama's Invisible Victories

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We cannot shortchange the shift in consciousness that Obama's election stands for and that his Presidency continues to inspire. The left is always caught between moral righteousness and legislative reality.

Base to Obama: Come In, Please

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Obama seems to be deliberately moving his party rightward in order to capture the political spectrum from center/right to left. He wants to become the Tony Blair of American politics.

HuffPost Readers Judge Obama's Presidency: "Where Is The Temerity We Saw When He Campaigned?"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One year after Obama was elected we asked HuffPost readers to compare Obama the candidate to the Obama the President. Has he lived up to his promises...

Obama, One Year On

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Todd Gitlin

The Obama operation proved its mastery at campaigning, looks pretty good at the inside game, but outsider politics--movement campaigns--haven't kept up.

Obama One Year Later: The Audacity of Winning vs. The Timidity of Governing

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If Obama wants to make sure he doesn't let down the millions who believed he really would change the system, he should read the The Audacity to Win -- and rediscover a whole host of things he knows, but seems to have forgotten.

Rate Obama's Foreign Policy Efforts One Year Later (SURVEY)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

November 4th marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama's election. The international community paid particularly close attention to Obama's pr...

Obama's First Year: It Ain't No Crystal Staircase

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Obama is a man of exceptional grace. But the grace misleads; this is a politician of intense ambition, discipline and grit. He understands and wields the power of the word.

Obama Election Reactions Around The World: A Look Back One Year Later (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Exactly one year ago today, on the night of November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the next President of the United States. To say that people a...

Obama Gets Good Grades at the United Nations

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Obama has compiled an extraordinary list of accomplishments already at the UN. Let's begin with his decision to appoint a new ambassador, Susan Rice, who actually believes in the UN.

The Audacity Of Obama's Foreign Policy

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Those who thought Obama would end all war, wipe out global poverty, save the environment, and eradicate terrorism in one fell swoop will be sadly disappointed by this mere earthling's first year performance.

The Striking Obama Record

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

This is no time for buyer's remorse when it comes to Obama. Compare him to JFK and his first year record starts to look pretty good. For one thing, he's avoided disaster. Bravo, Mr. President!

Election Day Photos: Send Us Your Pictures

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today is the one-year anniversary of President Obama's election. We've been collecting photos from HuffPost readers from that night -- send us yours! ...