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Barack Obama

  1. vision 2020
    How Do Democrats Beat Trump in 2020? Barack Obama Has Some IdeasThe former president is reportedly telling Democratic candidates to rebut Trump’s dystopian vision and court rural voters.
  2. william weld
    William Weld and the Strange Allure of No-Hope Primary ChallengesSo many people think Trump ought to have a primary challenger that they’ll exaggerate the importance of anyone who shows up.
  3. 2020 presidential election
    Looks Like the 2020 Democratic Presidential Field Could Be the Largest EverIn the past, very large presidential fields have produced unusual results, and more often than not, defeat.
  4. the national interest
    Republicans Keep Admitting Everything They Said About Obama Was a LieWhite House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confesses the GOP Congress refused to give Obama any successes.
  5. 2020 presidential election
    Joe Biden May Be the Last Hurrah for Moderate DemocratsBarring a Biden nomination, the time seems ripe for progressives to take the wheel in the Democratic Party, and for moderates to fall in line.
  6. 2020 elections
    Cory Booker Has a School Choice ProblemBooker’s past positions on vouchers and charter schools are out of line with Democratic orthodoxy. He can’t stay quiet about it much longer.
  7. state of the union address
    Abolish the State of the Union AddressRather than delivering a delayed address that won’t change anyone’s border wall stance, Trump should have seized the chance to end a dumb tradition.
  8. the national interest
    Trump Said President Obama Watched Television All DayAnother wish-fulfillment accusation from the screentime president.
  9. tales from the trail
    Democratic Ex-Presidents Expected to Sit Out 2020 PrimariesBut they are taking meetings … Also: Gillibrand talks to potential big-money donors and Beto gets signs from potential high-profile supporters.
  10. the national interest
    If Only Obama Had Done the Things Obama Actually DidSome on the left have repeated their complaints about Obama’s supposed failures so many times, they’ve forgotten everything he actually accomplished.
  11. donald trump
    Trump Reaches for Gravitas in His First Prime-Time Oval Office SpeechPerhaps the venue, which Americans associate with big, consequential issues, can help convince a skeptical public that Trump needs his border wall.
  12. obama's best of 2018
    Take a Wild Guess What Barack Obama’s Favorite Book of 2018 WasPer usual, our cool president has good taste.
  13. hamildrop
    Lin-Manuel Miranda Got Obama to Recite George Washington on Hamilton RemixHe guests on “One Last Time” for the final Hamildrop.
  14. 2018 midterms
    Unlike Obama, Trump’s Response to Midterm Defeat Was to Double DownObama took responsibility for his party’s defeat and at least offered negotiations with the opposing party. Trump: not so much.
  15. 2020 elections
    Is Cory Booker the Candidate of the Christian Left?Booker’s political gospel could be discomforting to secular progressives and the Christian right as well.
  16. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Insists Trump Was Well Aware of His Criminal BehaviorTrump’s former fixer keeps strengthening the case for the president’s guilt — which isn’t hard, considering Giuliani’s incoherent defense.
  17. race
    Surprise: Black Voters Still Don’t Like Donald TrumpTrump’s claim he would get 95 percent of the black vote in 2020 is looking like absolutely the polar opposite of reality.
  18. the u.n.
    Heather Nauert Won’t Be in Trump’s Cabinet Because She Has No CloutThe new U.N. ambassador won’t be in the Cabinet because she doesn’t have the résumé. The practice predates Trump.
  19. funerals
    Be Thankful You’re Not Sitting in This PewTrump made things extremely awkward at George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
  20. politics
    Democrats Finally Splitting With Republicans on Terrorism-Focused Foreign PolicyDemocrats are abandoning the war in Yemen that Obama supported. The 2020 presidential race could spur a real Democratic foreign policy debate.
  21. 2020 election
    When Barack Met BetoThe flirtation of ObamaWorld with Beto O’Rourke’s presidential ambitions is worth its weight in gold to the Texan.
  22. 2020 elections
    Beto Is No Longer Ruling Out a 2020 Presidential RunThe Texas political phenom removes one obstacle to an increasingly feasible challenge to Donald Trump.
  23. the national interest
    Trump Threatening GM Over Its Plant Closure Is the Real ‘Gangster Government’Trump has spent his brief political career systematically exposing the bad faith of every complaint Republicans made against Barack Obama.
  24. love and marriage
    Michelle Obama Says She and Barack Went to Couples Therapy“I feel vulnerable all the time. And I had to learn how to express that to my husband.”
  25. last night on late night
    Watch Seth Meyers Try Out His Impression of Barack Obama Doing Stand-upIt’s a whole monologue about … bags.
  26. 2018 midterms
    How Trump Plans to Spin Losing the HouseTrump plans to take credit for “saving” the Senate, and ignore everything else.
  27. tv deals
    The Obamas’ First Netflix Project Will Be Adapting This Book About TrumpThe Fifth Risk explores how Trump’s administration has destroyed the government from within.
  28. fake news
    Trump: Why Didn’t the Media Blame Obama for Dylann Roof Attacking Black People?The president says the media is biased because it associated him with Cesar Sayoc but “didn’t do that with President Obama, with the church.”
  29. crime
    What to Know About the Man Arrested in Connection With the Mail BombsThe suspect, Cesar Sayoc, is reportedly a registered Republican with an extensive criminal history.
  30. terror
    What We Know About the Bombs Sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN, Biden, and OthersPolice have arrested a suspect in connection with the mail bombs. Here’s everyone he’s allegedly targeted, and how.
  31. 2020 election
    Gillibrand Rules Out 2020 Presidential RunJust like Obama in 2006, Gillibrand pledged to serve her full term as senator.
  32. 2018 midterms
    Violent Political Rhetoric Can Feed Political ViolenceAs excitement mounts in the runup to a critical election, it’s important that we recognize that politics isn’t, or shouldn’t be, actual warfare.
  33. 2020 election
    Kamala Harris Updates Obama’s Winning Strategy for 2020Twelve years after Obama’s breakthrough, it’s unclear Harris can emulate it given a giant field and polarized politics.
  34. just asking questions
    Eric Holder on Rod Rosenstein, Working with Uber, and Prosecuting BankersA conversation with the former attorney general about the Russia investigation, his work with Airbnb and Uber, and his plans for 2020
  35. 2018 midterms
    Forcing a Runoff Election Might Be Kemp’s Backstop in Georgia Governor’s RaceHistory suggests Republicans do better in December runoffs in Georgia, but then Democrat Stacey Abrams is all about making history.
  36. exclusive
    Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election ResultsDisclosed exclusively to Intelligencer by two former aides, it involved ex-presidents and senior GOP figures.
  37. 2018 midterms
    Hurricane Michael Threatens to Upend Florida ElectionsEven if Republicans don’t want to acknowledge that climate change is real, they have to deal with the political reality of more intense autumn storms.
  38. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Meet Brett Kavanaugh’s Alleged Accomplice, Mark JudgeKavanaugh’s accuser alleges that his high-school buddy, who has since become a writer, was in the room during the assault.
  39. immigration
    Last Year’s Refugee Cap Was the Lowest Ever. Trump Just Cut It By a Third.The U.S. let nearly eight times as many refugees come in during 1980 as it will in the next year.
  40. last night on late night
    Anna Kendrick Got Away With Calling President Obama an ‘Asshole’ to His FaceBut he laughed about it, so we’re all good.
  41. the national interest
    Republican Extremism Is Turning Democrats Left on Health CareIf conservatives are going to destroy market-based health reform, they can’t complain when Democrats turn to government-based plans.
  42. foreign relations
    The Trump Administration Declares War on International War Crimes CourtIn a fiery speech before the conservative Federalist Society, Trump’s national security adviser takes “America First” to new lengths.
  43. the national interest
    Obama Calls Trump the Product of a Republican Party Gone Mad“It did not start with Donald Trump,” said the former president, “He is a symptom, not the cause.”
  44. politics
    Tired Boy Donald Trump Says He Fell Asleep During Obama’s SpeechAfter Obama asked how hard it is to say Nazis are bad.
  45. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Are Trying to Make Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Seem Routine. It Isn’t.Republicans are trying to disguise a confirmation that they think is an epochal moment in history as a bland, uncontroversial exercise in bureaucracy.
  46. Speeches and Scenes From John McCain’s Memorial in Washington D.C.Speakers, including former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, celebrated McCain’s life on Saturday.
  47. aretha franklin funeral
    Read the Letter Barack Obama Wrote for Aretha Franklin’s Funeral“Aretha Franklin rocked the world of anyone who had the pleasure of hearing her voice.”
  48. Tributes and Remembrances Roll In for John McCainThe Arizona senator left a complex legacy, but was personally beloved by fellow lawmakers, colleagues, and reporters.
  49. 2018 election
    A Latino-Palestinian Progressive May Take Down Indicted GOP CongressmanDuncan Hunter is in big trouble after a corruption indictment. His progressive opponent has a great personal story with some details GOP may exploit.
  50. aretha franklin
    Aretha Franklin Sang at Barack Obama’s First Inauguration and Restored the UnionOnly Aretha can restore your faith in the union.
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