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Barack Obama

  1. biden cabinet
    Bernie Sanders Casts First Democratic Vote Against a Biden Cabinet NomineeTom Vilsack was overwhelmingly confirmed anyway, and Democratic unity remains impressive.
  2. bipartisanship
    Poor Susan Collins Can’t Get That Partisan Joe Biden to Abandon His AgendaRepublicans want to pursue the bipartisanship of a Biden U-turn.
  3. the national interest
    The Forces That Stopped Obama’s Recovery Will Not Stop Biden’sThe political atmosphere for stimulus is nothing like 2009.
  4. politics
    Why Big Mo Matters to BidenPast presidents — including Barack Obama — who got off to a slow or clumsy start often paid dearly for it. Biden wants to avoid that fate.
  5. biden inauguration
    Biden’s Unity Plea Is About Strategy, Not SurrenderLike other recent presidents, Joe Biden is attempting to divide or pressure the opposition. If the bid fails, he can easily turn to other strategies.
  6. politics
    History Suggests Democratic Trifecta Could Be Short-LivedAs Democrats officially take control of the Senate, they’d be wise to move fast: Republicans shattered their last two trifectas in just two years.
  7. the national interest
    Trump Wanted to Erase Obama’s Legacy. He Failed.Almost every Obama achievement Trump tried to negate has remained.
  8. republican party
    Can Republicans Bounce Back Like They Did After Nixon?The last GOP president to be impeached and disgraced shattered his party.
  9. capitol riot
    Impeachment Could Ban Trump From Running in 2024It’s too late for Congress to remove Trump before Inauguration Day. But a post-presidential impeachment and conviction could prevent a Trump comeback.
  10. the biden presidency
    A Biden Style of Government Is Emerging: Lowest Drama PossibleThe president-elect’s organizing principle seems to be a Barack Obama–inspired insistence on minimizing potential conflict in his administration.
  11. in conversation
    In Conversation With Barack ObamaThe former president on his advice for Biden, his critics on the left, and what he has learned about the GOP.
  12. presidential job approval
    Will Joe Biden Get a Public Opinion ‘Honeymoon?’He’ll probably be more popular at the start of his presidency than Trump was. How much that helps him achieve his agenda is another matter.
  13. black lives matter
    The Real Reason Obama Trashes ‘Defund the Police’Moderate Democrats still think the criminal-justice system can be reformed.
  14. vision 2020
    Biden’s Vote Lead Over Trump Now More than 7 MillionHe’s blown-away his old boss Barack Obama’s performance, which was the best for a Democratic presidential candidate since LBJ.
  15. vision 2020
    Biden’s Popular-Vote Win Is Beginning to Look More ImpressivePercentage-wise, he did better than any Democrat not named Obama in a half century.
  16. vision 2020
    Obama Rips Into Trump in First In-Person Campaign Event for BidenThough he reportedly planned on sitting out this campaign season, Obama said Trump’s actions embolden people “to be cruel and divisive and racist.”
  17. amy coney barrett
    Judiciary Committee Democrats Won’t Show Up for Final Vote on BarrettAfter Dianne Feinstein’s lovefest with Graham last week, Dems feel the need to demonstrate their opposition more forcefully.
  18. memoirs
    Barack Obama Has Finally Finished His BookPart one of a two-volume reflection on his life and presidency will come out just after the presidential election.
  19. poll position
    50 Days Out, Biden Doing Better in Polls Than Clinton, Obama, or KerryThe only candidate to overcome as big a disadvantage as Trump faces now is Obama in 2008, and all hell broke loose that fall.
  20. vision 2020
    Does Labor Day Mark the Beginning of the Real Presidential Race?Legend aside, most presidential races are largely decided before Labor Day, with partisan polarization and early voting contributing to that reality.
  21. vision 2020
    Biden the BridgeThe Democratic National Convention showcases a party in transition.
  22. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Answered the Obamas’ CallIn a speech that reinforced his convention’s themes, particularly the Obamas’ call to vote as a moral imperative, Biden picked up the torch.
  23. democratic national convention
    Obama Finally Gave the Speech Democrats Were Waiting ForThe ex-president laid it all on the line Wednesday night (and gave Kamala Harris a tough act to follow).
  24. democratic national convention
    Kamala Harris Enters the Arena As a Happy WarriorHarris didn’t need to beat up on Donald Trump tonight. She just needed to introduce herself and sign up for a tough campaign.
  25. the national interest
    Obama’s Convention Speech Is the First Time I Have Seen Him Express Fear“Don’t let them take away your democracy.”
  26. the national interest
    The Senate Is America’s Most Structurally Racist InstitutionWhy is massive overrepresentation for white America still acceptable in 2020?
  27. vision 2020
    Democrats Struggle to Accommodate Stars at Shrunken ConventionWith no live audience and reduced media coverage, and no incumbent president to soak up attention, Democrats will have to be careful about who speaks.
  28. the national interest
    Obama’s John Lewis Eulogy Gives a Blueprint for the Next Fight for DemocracyA new voting rights act, statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., and ending the filibuster.
  29. vision 2020
    A Short History of the Veep RevealThere may be less drama this year, but Biden’s announcement will be the biggest news before his own acceptance speech.
  30. vision 2020
    Trump’s Train to Reelection Is on the Wrong TrackThe percentage of Americans who like the direction of the country under Trump is very low, just like it was for past incumbent losers.
  31. vision 2020
    Americans Reach Peak Partisan Polarization Under TrumpThe biggest danger sign for Trump is that independents don’t like him much at all.
  32. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Is There Still Room for Debate?America is in a revolutionary moment. Being able to question ideology is more important than ever.
  33. george floyd
    Read What Presidents Obama, Bush, Carter, and Clinton Said About George FloydEvery living former president has weighed in on the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide unrest.
  34. protests
    Don’t Expect Any Big, Unifying Speech From Trump. That’s Not Who He Is.Our president is a divider, not a uniter
  35. vision 2020
    Trump’s Ego Makes Him Willing to Run the Risk of an In-Person GOP ConventionUnless he’s lucky with coronavirus trends, the traditional in-person convention he clearly craves could create real problems.
  36. potus
    Obama Is Sorry You’re Stuck at Home ‘Playing Board Games or Watching Tiger KingWatch his commencement speech for the class of 2020.
  37. vision 2020
    If He Wants to Save the Country, Biden Needs to Understand Obama’s FailuresIf he wins, Biden will face challenges more daunting than those Obama faced, and failed to vanquish, in 2009. He’ll need to aim higher.
  38. the national interest
    ‘Obamagate’ Is Trump’s Name for the Crimes He’s Trying to Commit HimselfObama was very hesitant to weaponize law enforcement and intelligence. Trump, uh, isn’t.
  39. vision 2020
    Why Trump’s Obamagate Ploy Is Doomed to FailTrump’s base is already energized. So why is he focused on outlandish Obama conspiracy theories that probably mystify swing voters?
  40. the national interest
    Mitch McConnell Upset at ‘Classless,’ Norm-Breaking President: Barack ObamaFinally a presidential-norm violation so serious McConnell must speak out.
  41. coronavirus
    Has the Time Finally Come for a Full-Scale National Service Program?It’s possible the pandemic could make it feasible to offer unemployed young people well-paid service in desperately needed tasks.
  42. vision 2020
    Team Trump Goes Negative on Biden Early and HeavilyTrump needs to make this a “contrast” election rather than a referendum on his presidency, fast.
  43. vision 2020
    The State of the Presidential Race, Six Months Before Election DayRecent presidential elections show the eventual winner ahead at this point, except for Trump himself in 2016.
  44. vision 2020
    Watch Barack Obama’s Endorsement of Joe Biden“I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,” Obama said.
  45. the national interest
    Trump Blames Lack of Hospital Masks on ObamaWhy is the president scrambling to produce more personal protective equipment for health-care workers, two months late? That’s on Obama.
  46. politics
    Biden Is Strong Because His Party Is WeakDemocrats can’t afford to keep looking to the past for hope.
  47. 2020 elections
    Bullock Reportedly Relents and Will Run for the SenateThe Montana governor and former presidential candidate is another prize Senate prospect for Democrats in a state Trump is expected to carry.
  48. bernie sanders
    Bernie Sanders Jumps on the Obama BandwagonPost-Super Tuesday, Sanders knows he needs to grow his coalition.
  49. the national interest
    Trump: Botched Coronavirus Response Is Obama’s FaultAll news events fall into three categories: We’re Winning, Hoax, or Obama’s fault.
  50. vision 2020
    Most Democrats Think Obama Has Endorsed a Presidential Candidate. He Hasn’t.Biden and Bloomberg have courted the appearance of a close affinity with the 44th president, and have succeeded to a considerable extent.
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