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Barack Obama

  1. the national interest
    Obama Had a Green New Deal, and It Worked. Let’s Do That Again.The Green New Deal is already floundering, but the last Democratic president showed how to actually drive progress.
  2. vision 2020
    Biden’s Strategy for Winning the 2020 Nomination: No Early StumblesBiden can campaign as a unity candidate, or as the leader of a “moderate” faction. But he has no margin of error.
  3. politics
    After Smearing of Obama, Democrats Should Know How to Defend Ilhan OmarFor eight years, the right wing lobbed false, anti-Muslim attacks at Obama. Did Democrats actually learn from it?
  4. politics
    After Smearing of Obama, Democrats Should Know How to Defend Ilhan OmarFor eight years, the right wing lobbed false, anti-Muslim attacks at Obama. Did Democrats actually learn from it?
  5. mueller time
    Trump Blames Obama for Russian Interference in 2016 ElectionAnd other, more grounded Republican responses to the release of the Mueller report.
  6. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Wants to Bring Back One of Bill Clinton’s Signature ProposalsExpanding national service was Clinton’s most reliable 1992 applause line, and it could help candidates like Mayor Pete strike a communitarian tone.
  7. vision 2020
    Why Julián Castro Could Be 2020’s Dark Horse CandidateThe former San Antonio mayor and head of HUD has a long way to go to become a viable candidate, but the Latino vote could give him a path to victory.
  8. vision 2020
    In a Eulogy for a Friend, Biden May Have Buried the Old Democratic Party, TooBiden and his late South Carolina friend were both embodiments of a more accommodating era of politics. Can Biden “evolve” beyond it?
  9. vision 2020
    Why Joe Biden’s ‘Obama Strategy’ Is Smart — and RiskyObama’s mantle can hide a multitude of Biden’s political sins. But it also draws attention to Obama’s hands-off attitude toward 2020.
  10. vision 2020
    Report: Joe Biden to Run Obama Nostalgia CampaignAs the party moves to the left, Joe Biden is banking on the Obama bubble.
  11. vision 2020
    Echoing Trump, McConnell Calls for Making 2020 a ‘Referendum on Socialism’When conservatives cannot tout their own agenda, launching a Red Scare is a handy perennial approach.
  12. nipsey hussle
    Everything That Happened at Nipsey Hussle’s FuneralHis longtime love, Lauren London, shared a poem for him. A message from Barack Obama was also read.
  13. vision 2020
    Can Progressives Forgive Kamala Harris Her Past Moderation?Harris saved her outspoken progressivism for the 2020 presidential campaign. Will the “long game” she pursued as a prosecutor hurt her?
  14. vision 2020
    Without a Plausible ‘Theory of Change,’ Progressive Ideas Are Just FantasiesTurns out the last Democratic president didn’t have a durable idea of how to overcome Republican obstruction. The next better get one.
  15. power couples
    The Obamas Have Blessed Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s UnionLook at this handwritten note!
  16. engagements
    The Obamas Have Blessed Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s UnionThe former president sent the couple a handwritten note.
  17. internet history
    Man Who Asked Obama to Bring Back Arrested Development: ‘No Regrets’A decade ago, a viral protest sign asked the president to bring back the cult classic. Maybe he shouldn’t have.
  18. vision 2020
    Beto’s Cool, But Can He Win a Presidential Nomination?If O’Rourke can pass some early tests, his fundraising chops and his ability to mobilize young and Latino voters could make him formidable.
  19. politics
    Ilhan Omar Tests the Democratic Party. Will It Pass?Democrats like Omar aren’t nihilists. They have taken a great chance on the party and its capacity for self-reflection.
  20. centrism
    Democrats Aren’t Cultural ‘Extremists,’ They’ve Moved With the CountryRoss Douthat is wrong: Republicans are the ones who have abandoned “cultural centrism.”
  21. the democrats
    It’s Time for Democratic Centrists Like Me to Help, Not Fight, The LeftThose who ran the Democratic Party under the Clintons and Obama need to acknowledge it’s the left’s turn to lead.
  22. vision 2020
    Obama’s Call for Bipartisanship Failed. Why Do 2020 Dems Think They’ll Succeed?Candidates like Bernie Sanders seem to think they’ll get Republicans to go along with their agenda, though Obama couldn’t. They’ll need a plan B.
  23. transit woes
    The Battle Over High-Speed Rail Money Is Part of Trump’s War on CaliforniaTrump’s focus on the California high-speed rail project curtailed by Governor Gavin Newsom is about more than his desire to recoup some federal money.
  24. 2020 presidential election
    The New Democratic Primary Calendar Makes Voters of Color Even More ImportantA changing calendar for 2020 means that soon after Iowa and New Hampshire very diverse states will dominate the calendar, and the contest.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. the national interest
    Trump Said President Obama Watched Television All DayAnother wish-fulfillment accusation from the screentime president.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. hamildrop
    Lin-Manuel Miranda Got Obama to Recite George Washington on Hamilton RemixHe guests on “One Last Time” for the final Hamildrop.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. funerals
    Be Thankful You’re Not Sitting in This PewTrump made things extremely awkward at George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.”
  49. last night on late night
    Watch Seth Meyers Try Out His Impression of Barack Obama Doing Stand-upIt’s a whole monologue about … bags.
  50. 2018 midterms
    How Trump Plans to Spin Losing the HouseTrump plans to take credit for “saving” the Senate, and ignore everything else.
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