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Barack Obama

  1. aretha franklin
    Aretha Franklin Sang at Barack Obama’s First Inauguration and Restored the UnionOnly Aretha can restore your faith in the union.
  2. betsy devos
    Among Other Things, Federal Subsidies to Defraud Students Are ExpensiveBetsy DeVos thinks for-profit colleges as well as K-12 private schools deserve federal subsidies without accountability.
  3. biffs
    $100,000 Pyramid Contestant Explains How He Mixed Up Osama and ObamaAnd in front of Tim Meadows, no less.
  4. immigration
    ICE Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records TripleThrough targeted sweeps and “collateral arrests,” ICE is beginning to terrorize immigrant communities.
  5. charlottesville
    Spike Lee Is the One Who Told Barack Obama About Charlottesville“I could see on his face — that shock.”
  6. the national interest
    Why Does Trump Get More Credit Than Obama for the Same Economy?Trump’s greatest political asset is an economy doing no better than the one he inherited. Why does he benefit when Democrats didn’t?
  7. the great recession
    Frank Rich: In 2008, America Stopped Believing in the American DreamThe Great Recession has proved to be a more lasting existential threat to the country than the 9/11 terrorist attack.
  8. These Trends Suggest the Democratic Midterm Wave Will Get BiggerIn the past, the party controlling the White House found itself with a lot more vulnerable House seats than expected late in the cycle.
  9. Nobody’s Neutral About Trump’s Job PerformanceTrump’s approval ratings are normally high among Republicans and abnormally low among Democrats, with hardly anyone being unsure about him.
  10. that post-president life
    Watch the Obamas Boogie Down at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ConcertA power couple and another power couple.
  11. post-presidency life
    Michelle and Barack Obama Were Feeling the Music at the Beyoncé and Jay-Z ShowPower couple is fan of other power couple.
  12. Where Do ‘Centrist’ Democrats Turn in 2020?Joe Biden is the obvious favorite for those who aren’t crazy about the progressive drift of the party. But if he doesn’t run, then what?
  13. the national interest
    Conservative Shocked to Discover Obama Doesn’t Hate White PeopleIt slowly dawns on the right that the last president was not actually a race-baiting demagogue.
  14. Obama Says We Live in ‘Strange Times’ in Major South Africa SpeechIt was the most comprehensive and pointed address he’s given since leaving office.
  15. Trump: Why Didn’t Obama Stop Hacking I Egged On?Given what we learned in Friday’s indictment from Robert Mueller, this is a more loaded question than ever.
  16. the national interest
    Poll: Barack Obama Was the Greatest President of Our LifetimeWhy haven’t Democrats exploited the popularity of their recent presidents, and the unpopularity of Republican ones?
  17. It’s Normal for the U.S. to Put Corporate Profits Above Babies’ HealthUnder Trump, America undermined global public health for the sake of enriching corporations. It did the same thing under Clinton and Obama.
  18. Trump’s Trade War Is a Big Problem for Republicans in Politically Pivotal IowaTrump and his people told Iowans not to worry about Chinese retaliation against Iowa soybean exports. Now they’re worrying for real.
  19. Maybe Republicans Just Don’t Do PolicyFor all their differences, the Bush and Trump White Houses share an indifference toward policy development as opposed to politics and ideology.
  20. In Hindsight, Democrats Really Mishandled That Merrick Garland ThingThe story of Obama’s last Supreme Court nominee is a parable on the perils of privileging norms and moderation over substance and base mobilization.
  21. Trump: Obama Was for ‘Open Borders’ — and His Policies Are the Same as MineThe president argued Monday that media coverage of his border policies has been unfair because Obama’s were just as cruel.
  22. politics
    Barack Obama, Where Are You?The most popular American, whose legacy is the primary target of Donald Trump, has, for now, virtually disappeared from public life.
  23. Trump Dumps Obama Effort to Prevent Oil SpillsBoth the business and “populist” wings of the GOP support Trump’s heavy tilt toward oil and gas at the expense of the environment.
  24. Trump’s Draconian Immigration Policies Highlight Obama’s MisstepsAs the Democratic Party moves left, the former president’s policies look less defensible.
  25. A Decade at Obama’s Side: An Interview With Ben RhodesOne of Obama’s closest aides on what the former president held back, becoming a target of the right, and how Trump has changed the U.S. irrevocably.
  26. Iowa Could Be 2018’s Bellwether for DemocratsThe state that lurched heavily red in 2014 and 2016 could lurch back, and that would be significant given Iowa’s Trump-friendly demographics.
  27. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  28. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  29. Trump Ends Obama’s Ban on Bear Baiting, Other Cruel Hunting Techniques in AlaskaDisputes between animal-rights supporters and trophy hunters are a reliable culture-war issue that Team Trump is happy to exploit.
  30. well hello! let's celebrate this
    The Obamas Will Produce Movies and Shows for NetflixWelcome to Higher Ground Productions.
  31. the national interest
    Trump Wishes He Could Destroy Obama’s Legacy. He Hasn’t. And Won’t.A response to the pessimism of my colleague Andrew Sullivan.
  32. Obama Calls Iran Deal Withdrawal a ‘Serious Mistake’He issued a long statement outlining his objections to President Trump’s decision.
  33. Trump’s Faith-Based PR StrategyThe president announced a faith-based initiative that seems more aggressive and politically important than those of his predecessors.
  34. everything we learned
    Everything We Learned From Kanye’s Revealing Charlamagne Tha God InterviewObama, Trump, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, the Harriet Tubman $20 bill, and so, so, so much more.
  35. interviews
    Kanye Talks Mental Breakdown, Jay-Z Feud, and Trump in Two-Hour-Long Interview“I was hurt about Jay-Z and Beyoncé not coming to the wedding.”
  36. Behind That Viral Photo of 4 Presidents and 4 First LadiesThe photographer of that shot of the Obamas, Bushes, Clintons, and Melania Trump tells us how he got the instantly iconic image.
  37. Trump Has Obama’s Reelection Numbers, But Not His ChancesClinton and Obama were popular before and after their bad midterms. We’ve not seen a popular Donald Trump so far.
  38. babies
    The Obamas Can’t Wait to Meet Kate Middleton and Prince William’s New Royal Baby“We hope to meet him soon for a Kensington Palace pajama party.”
  39. Stirring Photo From Barbara Bush’s Funeral Unites America for 5 MinutesThe political isn’t always the personal.
  40. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  41. royal wedding 2.0
    Here’s Why the Obamas Aren’t Invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s WeddingDonald Trump won’t be there either, for that matter.
  42. Bernie’s Criticisms Don’t Mean Democrats Are in DisarraySanders is and has always been a gadfly. So his criticisms of the Democratic Party don’t mean it’s fatally divided.
  43. Who Represents MLK’s Legacy Today?Barack Obama was an heir to King’s political legacy, but it’s clear now that he didn’t occupy the Promised Land of equality, either.
  44. DI Politics Chat: What Do We Forget About MLK?Four Daily Intelligencer staffers discuss the mission and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and what gets left out of the public memory of him.
  45. Trump, House GOP May Try Clawing Back Spending They Approved Week Before LastThe White House and the GOP mull bringing back the ancient tool of rescissions to “do over” the omnibus spending bill.
  46. Trump’s EPA Declares War on California’s Fuel-Efficiency and Emissions StandardsThe battle between the Trump administration and the state of California expands to public land sales and an old fight over fuel-economy goals.
  47. A Democratic Wave in the Midterms Could Expose Trump to a 2020 Primary ChallengeTrump stands athwart the GOP like a colossus right now. But like him, his party doesn’t like losers.
  48. Yes, Romney the Presidential Candidate Was Right Wing on ImmigrationMitt Romney may be trying to pander to conservatives by talking tough on immigration. But that’s something he’s been doing for a long time.
  49. Ex-Con Blankenship Screwing Up GOP Plans for Taking Down Joe ManchinIt was supposed to be a clean partisan purge of a Democrat in an increasingly Republican state. But Blankenship’s personal agenda is interfering.
  50. Will the Youth Vote Surge in November?Nobody’s ever figured out how to get young people to vote in midterms in representative numbers. Donald Trump in the White House may do the trick.
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