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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...

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’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...

Inside Barack Obama's Plan to Close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama will miss his self-imposed Jan. 22 deadline to close down the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay. But sources familiar with the...

Barack Obama, Stop Ruining My Marriage

The list of reasons to admire Barack Obama is longer than Pennsylvania Avenue. But please, and I'm begging here, let's not hold him up as an exemplary husband...

How Good is Barack Obama at Golf?

President-elect Barack Obama's rise to the pinnacle of political power and his ability to enthrall giant crowds with his skills as an orator have drawn...

Barack Obama's New World Order

The United States is still the same country it was a year ago, give or take about 6 million jobs. But its international branding campaign, as led by the new...

A Long Campaign, And a Changed Barack Obama

Almost two years ago, in the first months of Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency, whenever the Illinois senator would get crowds going he would...

Barack Obama's Big Fat Afghan Dilemma

Several weeks before General David Petraeus fainted at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, General Stanley McChrystal found himself stuck in yet another...

Barack Obama Steps (Carefully) Into the Spotlight

For his first eight months in the Senate, if you asked anyone why Barack Obama kept such a low profile, the answer was always the same: “He’s taking the Hillary...

Barack Obama's People Problem

Lauren Smith, 22, drove an hour from her home in Manchester, N.H., and then waited 90 minutes in torrential rain to see Senator Barack Obama speak at an ice...