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Barack Obama

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.”
  12. politics
    Tired Boy Donald Trump Says He Fell Asleep During Obama’s SpeechAfter Obama asked how hard it is to say Nazis are bad.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.”
  16. Tributes and Remembrances Roll In for John McCainThe Arizona senator left a complex legacy, but was personally beloved by fellow lawmakers, colleagues, and reporters.
  17. 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.
  18. aretha franklin
    Aretha Franklin Sang at Barack Obama’s First Inauguration and Restored the UnionOnly Aretha can restore your faith in the union.
  19. 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.
  20. biffs
    $100,000 Pyramid Contestant Explains How He Mixed Up Osama and ObamaAnd in front of Tim Meadows, no less.
  21. ICE Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records TripleThrough targeted sweeps and “collateral arrests,” ICE is beginning to terrorize immigrant communities.
  22. charlottesville
    Spike Lee Is the One Who Told Barack Obama About Charlottesville“I could see on his face — that shock.”
  23. 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?
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. that post-president life
    Watch the Obamas Boogie Down at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ConcertA power couple and another power couple.
  28. 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.
  29. 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?
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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?
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. Trump’s Draconian Immigration Policies Highlight Obama’s MisstepsAs the Democratic Party moves left, the former president’s policies look less defensible.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. well hello! let's celebrate this
    The Obamas Will Produce Movies and Shows for NetflixWelcome to Higher Ground Productions.
  48. Trump Wishes He Could Destroy Obama’s Legacy. He Hasn’t. And Won’t.A response to the pessimism of my colleague Andrew Sullivan.
  49. Obama Calls Iran Deal Withdrawal a ‘Serious Mistake’He issued a long statement outlining his objections to President Trump’s decision.
  50. Trump’s Faith-Based PR StrategyThe president announced a faith-based initiative that seems more aggressive and politically important than those of his predecessors.
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