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Obama, Others Could Pay Big Price

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For U.S. policy makers, events that seem at first like positive developments can sometimes unexpectedly bite back. When federal bu...

Policy Matters! Wednesday's Income, Poverty, and Insurance Coverage Data

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

A year ago, President Obama introduced the American Jobs Act. The fact that Congress was unwilling to approve these jobs measures is one reason middle class families continue to struggle and why the growth that we are generating is doing an end run around them. In fact, if you think back to 2011, instead of debating jobs measures that could have helped middle class and low-income workers, what was Congress fighting about? Whether or not to default on the national debt. And now there's the specter of the fiscal cliff, another potential self-inflicted wound to an economy that needs a shot in the arm not a punch in the head.

Am I Disappointed in Obama?

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

I am disappointed that many of us apparently held on to such high and unrealistic expectations that, for a while, we looked at triumphs but could only see shortcomings.

President Obama And Nonprofits: 6 Things You Need To Know

Posted 09.07.2012 | Impact

In his speech to accept the Democratic party's nomination Thursday night, Obama said the election wasn't about him -- it was about you. Yes, you and y...

Washington's "No-Policy" Policy Trend

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The danger of relying on the "no-policy" policy from now until the month of November does not lie only in its regional repercussions in the Middle East, but also in what the United States might inherit.

Sam Stein

White House Opposes GOP Attack On Public Financing, But Obama Makes Flawed Advocate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday released a policy statement formally opposing a House Republican bill to end the public-financing sy...

Obama Takes An 'I-Get-It' Approach: How The President Makes Policy Personal

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — To show how well he understands life's daily struggles, President Barack Obama likes to tell the tale of a regular guy who has been...

We Don't Need a Great President; We Need a Good One

Aaron David Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron David Miller

How did we get here? At the beginning of his second year, a potentially transformative and historic president finds himself being knocked around by Republicans and trapped by his own overly grandiose goals.

NEA Conference Call "Inappropriate," Says White House, New Guidelines Issued

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House officials told agencies across the government Tuesday they should take care to avoid even the appearance that politics ...

Now More Than Ever -- Stand By Obama

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Who on the Left is "disappointed" with President Obama? Raise your hands then hang your heads in shame.

Sam Stein

Brzezinski: Obama Risks Getting "Bogged Down" In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's decision to deploy an additional 17,000 troops to Afghanistan has, as was expected, provoked concern among foreign policy observers ...

Sam Stein

Gitmo Protesters Descend On Obama Transition Headquarters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, it was reported that Barack Obama was prepared to issue an executive order shortly after taking office to close down the United States mili...

Sam Stein

McCain: GOP Must Work With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reverting to the role of Republican foil that made him an unpopular figure for many conservatives, John McCain argued on Friday that historical circum...

A Center-Left Agenda for the First 100 Days

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

Working overtime, the Inside-the-Beltway Punditocracy continues to reveal its ability to ignore reality with its claims that this is still a center-right nation, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Congratulations From a Conservative

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas MacKinnon

While it may anger some of my fellow conservatives, I want President-elect Obama to succeed. More than that, I need him to succeed. Rhetoric is easy but results are hard and often fleeting.

Barack Obama and My Kids

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

Without first acquiring a track record of reaching across the aisle, one of the greatest opportunities to create a modern "New Deal" to help Americans across the country will be lost.

Which Obamanomics?

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

What economic doctrine will "Obamanomics" be based on? Will it be Rubinomics with its focus on fiscal discipline and reigning in spending? Neo-Keynesianism? Or will it be Innovation Economics?

Main Street's Agenda: Give Workers the Tools to Lead and Sustain a Recovery

Thomas Kochan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

Main Street America is sending a clear message to Washington these days: Don't direct all your help to Wall Street. Give us the tools we need to dig ourselves out of our own economic crisis.

Calling All Policy Gurus

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

We are tired of talking so much about lipstick and lapel pins. At OffTheBus - HuffPost's citizen-produced election coverage site - we are devoting the...

Don't Think of a Maverick! Could the Obama Campaign Be Improved?

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

Obama needs to be Obama again, the inspiring figure who gives us hope, not the dull policy wonk. Post-Palin, the Obama-Biden campaign seems to have become the Gore-Kerry-Hillary campaign.

Obama Starts Working On Legislative Agenda

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eager to avoid the missteps that plagued the first months of the Clinton administration, aides to Barack Obama have begun working in concert with top ...

New Obama Book On Policy Coming Out This Fall

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Whether they like him or oppose him, readers want to hear more about Barack Obama. "The Obama Nation," an anti-Obama book written by...

Obama's Most Important Speech Was Not About Race

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

Playing it safe will not win this election; the country is not merely ready for "change"; it is ready for real reform -- the word that Obama used over and over in last year's New Hampshire speech.

Seth Colter Walls

How Obama Can Fight On National Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans clearly think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the chink in Sen. Barack Obama's national security armor. In its rapid response emails, the McCain ca...

Disappointed Bloggers Redo ABC Debate And Obama Responds

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

The Democratic debate in Philadelphia was a farce. So Democratic bloggers at MOMocrats asked Obama to answer a series of real questions online. And he did.