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Barack Obama’s Occupy Wall Street Anthem

The campaign rally soundtrack is typically as stale as one of those radio stations that promises the hits from each decade. More often than not, the opening bars...

Barack Obama’s Evolution on the CIA

The New York Times’ deep dive into President Obama’s counter-terrorism strategy offers a revealing look at targeted killings overseas, how they are approved by...

What Jed Bartlett Would Have Thought of Barack Obama

Barack Obama is still all about message discipline these days. What was once “Win The Future” is now “Pass The Bill.” And when it comes to deficit reduction, the...

Barack Obama vs. ‘Folks’ (a.k.a. Mitt Romney)

Barack Obama never mentioned Mitt Romney when he spoke at the United Auto Workers Convention on Tuesday. But when Obama said “folks,” he meant Romney. When Obama...

Barack Obama’s New One-Click Fundraising Trick

Campaign reporters have blind spots. I can tell you, for instance, what happens when you go on BarackObama.com, or what happens when you sign up for the Barack...

Did George W. Bush Vote For Barack Obama in 2008?

Over the past week, former President George W. Bush has been giving us little appetizers in advance of the main course that is his new book, ranging from his...

Barack Obama’s Polling Keeps Getting Worse

Things keep getting worse. Not just for the country, which has endured unrelenting cycles of bad news for a decade now, but for President Obama, whose entire...

Barack Obama, the Great Triangulator

Let us pause a moment, as the debt ceiling negotiations round the final corner, to note where the various parties find themselves. House Republicans losing sleep...

Barack Obama: The Future of the Democratic Party?

By winning more than 52% of the vote in a seven-candidate Senate primary in Illinois last year, Barack Obama instantly made his name in political circles. And...

Barack Obama’s Two Visions of Hope

On the fundraising circuit these days, President Obama tells two stories. The first is his public story, the one about Republican obstruction of his proposal to...