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One Year Later

President Obama and Gay Rights: Forgetting the Lessons of the Campaign

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Those presidents who are both remembered by history and re-elected have been those who stuck their necks out to fight for the rights of the vulnerable. The gay community is still waiting for Obama.

One Year Later: Celebrities Who Have Visited The Obama White House (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The White House released its visitor log on Friday in an act of "transparency like you've never seen before." The list of 431 names only includes thos...

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...

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.

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.

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.

11 Most Paranoid Obama Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In honor of Obama's November 4th anniversary, we've pulled together for you the most paranoid trips down the Obama conspiracy rabbit hole. Birthers, ...

Obama Online -- Using Technology, It's the Electorate That Has Changed, Too

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

For as much as Barack Obama has brought change to Washington, it's also us, the people participating and engaging with politics using technology , that have changed, too.

Obama Online -- What's the Future of Organizing for America (OFA)?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Is it time for Plouffe, the architect behind Obama's winning campaign, to take Organizing for America out of the Democratic National Committee?

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!

Candidate Obama Might Have Some Questions for President Obama

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Coming off the election, the president had enormous political capital (really a blank check to move forward with anything he campaigned for), and I can't help thinking that he didn't make enough use of it.

Is This as Good as It Gets From Obama?

Bill Maher | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Bill Maher

If Obama had really charged in there riding the forceful energy of the historic election, there really could have been an historic "first hundred days." Instead of what happened, which is the Obamas got a dog.

Too Soon To Tell? Judging A President's Progress

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review of Books Huffington Post: At the anniversary of the election of Barack Obama, we're taking a close look at how he's done and what...

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! ...

Hold the Hofstadter: Why the GOP Is Winning 2010

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Over the last few months, a number of prominent political columnists have pointed to historian and social critic Richard Hofstadter to explain what is happening to the Republican Party. Here's why they shouldn't.

Obama Won Last Year Only Because Stephen Colbert Dropped Out!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Barack Obama ended up beating John McCain rather easily one year ago, but Stephen Colbert didn't stay in the race for the White House or Obama could have really been in trouble (for a minute or two, anyway).

Obama Year One: The Public Is A Trust, Not An Option

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

One year since an historic election, where the Obama administration has fallen short in our hopes for a truly new direction, one finds the central conflict to be between public good and private gain.

Bittergate: the Untold Story Behind the Story that Rocked the Obama Campaign

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mayhill Fowler

Obama's Bittergate remark -- which I broke and which is revisited in David Plouffe's new book -- was and still is one of the biggest stories of that historic presidential run. It is also still one of the least understood. Here's the untold story behind it.

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.

Obama Was Never a Revolutionary

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

There was never going to be a revolution. Obama ran on change, but he's always been a centrist and an institutionalist. He believes in making things work, in practical results; not starting from scratch.

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.

One Year Later: No Longer Time for Dancing

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

The euphoria of last November has turned to disappointment for many of those who celebrated so raucously on campus. This is no longer the time for dancing, but it is the time to work for progressive change.

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 Obama's Victory: We Are in the Opening Months of a New Progressive Era

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As I watched Obama's victory speech a year ago, I thought that America was on the brink of a new progressive era. I believe that just as strongly one year later, as well as in the slogan, "Yes We Can."

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...