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Obama Reelection 2012

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: I Won't Be Campaigning Until Republicans Have A Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama insists he is not in campaign mode and won't be until after his Republican presidential challenger is chosen, des...

Schock Slams 'Chicago-Style' Politicians In Iowa

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

While speaking at a Mitt Romney campaign event in Iowa, "hottie" Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock took jabs at key figures in President Obama's campa...

New Report Could Prove Troubling For Obama

Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Voter turnout will likely drop substantially in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, due in part to decreased interest among young pe...

Obama Could Win Big In Conservative State

Patch.com | By Shawn Drury | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

When leaders of the Republican Party look at an electoral map and decide which states are firmly are in their column, South Carolina is one of the fir...

OMG, How HOT Is the POTUS??

Trish Mitchell | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Trish Mitchell

Now that grown men have regained a regular heartbeat, women have stopped fainting and children screaming, we can calmly consider the recent fleeting visit to Australia of superhero-rockstar President Barack Obama.

Axelrod: 'Ask Osama Bin Laden' If Obama Was Prepared To Be President

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senior political adviser is defending President Barack Obama's campaign-style travels to sell his jobs program, saying "he's out there...

Yes, It's Still "The Economy, Stupid," But Presidential Leadership Is the Ultimate Litmus Test

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

If the president and his advisors believe that prodigious fund-raising will assure his reelection, they are mistaken. In the real world, his reelection will depend ultimately upon his successful exercise of bold and imaginative executive leadership.

Politics Down the Rabbit Hole

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Peter Smirniotopoulos

mAlice in Wonderland: A Tea Party Fable adapts Lewis Carroll's The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland to our ongoing political dystopia at the hands of the Tea Party.

Has the President Turned the Corner?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

When the Wednesday morning of Nov. 7, 2012 begins, we may look back on the week of Sept. 19, 2011 as a turning point in the presidency of Barack Obama and his candidacy for re-election.

Lindsey Graham: 'Everything Is Worse' Under Obama

Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that "everything is worse" under President Barack Obama. "This is our election to lose," Graham told Ca...

Dick Durbin: GOP Candidates 'Bow And Genuflect' To Tea Party

Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

GOP candidates "bow and genuflect" to the Tea Party, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "As I listen to the Repub...

Obama Fights Off Republican Attacks

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama launches a political counteroffensive this week, weighed down by a stunted economy, wilting support among so...

Debt Ceiling Deal A Setback For Obama -- But He May Have An Ace To Play

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama suffered a defeat in the battle over raising the U.S. debt limit that may have repercussi...

WATCH: Obama's 2012 Campaign Way Less Optimistic

Posted 09.27.2011 | Comedy

If the message of Obama's 2008 campaign was change, then the 2012 one will be more like not change. Sketch group Landline teamed up with The Final ...

Trump: GOP Should Let U.S. Default

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, Donald Trump urged Republicans to reject any deal with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling and let the country risk default. Economists and...

Obama Urges Campaign Donors To Regain 2008 Energy

AP | By BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

PHILADEPHIA -- Even as President Barack Obama's re-election effort is powering toward an impressive early fundraising haul, campaign officials are try...

Barack Obama 2012 Campaign Underway, But GOP Keeps Charging

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Running for re-election, President Barack Obama is employing powers not available to his Republican challengers. Just this week he's hol...

The Odds on Obama

Mark Penn | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

If in the next year America sees a strong president firmly leading the country to solve its big problems, it won't matter who the Republican opponent is, he will win. And if they don't see that, a billion dollars or more won't stop the tide.

Glenn Beck, President Obama Coming To Chicago On Same Day

Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

In a few weeks, President Obama will return to his hometown of Chicago for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, which might coincide with his r...

Obama Executes Local Strategy

The Washington Post | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

Instead, as Obama keeps the White House press corps at a distance, he has sat for more than a dozen interviews with their colleagues from local TV sta...

Foreign Policy Looms Large As 2012 Election Issue

The New York Times | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all of President Obama's talk about the economy during the 2008 campaign, the issue that gave him a crucial early opening against Senator Hillary ...

Obama Team Looks To Fire Up President's Base

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama rode a wave of voter passion in 2008 fed largely by intense dislike of President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, plus...

Obama Boston-Bound With Education, Fundraising On Tap

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Placing a limit on his own willingness to slice spending, President Barack Obama issued a not-too-veiled warning at Republican budget c...

Obama 2012 Team Moves Swiftly To Advance Reelection Efforts

The Washington Post | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Republicans dither, debating who is and who isn't in the 2012 race for the White House, President Obama and his team are moving swiftly to dive int...

Obama 2012 Reelection Campaign Expected By Observers To Be Based In Chicago

The Chicago Tribune | Katherine Skiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House says President Obama has not made a decision on where to locate his reelection headquarters for 2012, but observers expect the campaig...