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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: 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 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...

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 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...

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...

Behind the Cover: Obama Makes His Way to the DNC

Photographer Callie Shell has documented Barack Obama for more than eight years. This week, her pictures of the President campaigning in New Hampshire are...

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, 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...

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...

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...