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Barack Obama

  1. kamala harris
    Is Kamala Harris’s Popularity Level a Problem for Democrats?Much of the claim that Harris is deeply and increasingly unpopular doesn’t bear scrutiny, particularly coming from fans of less popular Republicans.
  2. 2022 midterms
    Why 2022 Won’t Be Another 1994 Republican Tidal WaveLindsey Graham’s prediction of an impending red wave ignores several key factors behind the GOP’s historic gains in Bill Clinton’s first midterm.
  3. trailer mix
    Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen Are Turning Their Libcast Into LiblitThe news arrived alongside a trailer showing Obama test-driving one of Springsteen’s convertibles.
  4. drone wars
    The Drone Leaker“Second Snowden” Daniel Hale exposed the machinery of America’s clandestine warfare. Why did no one seem to care?
  5. politics
    Democrats Can’t Win the Culture War With SilenceChanging the subject to poll-tested economic policy issues has never dispelled Republican cultural smears in the past. It won’t now, either.
  6. songs of the summer
    Listen to Barack Obama’s New Playlist for a Cool Dad SummerAnyone can be a cool dad. Cool dad is a state of mind.
  7. 2022 midterms
    Will Young and Minority Voters Save Democrats in 2022?With or without some help from Donald Trump, Democrats need to keep the voters who surged to the polls in 2018 and 2020 engaged.
  8. supreme court
    McConnell All But Admits He Would Never Confirm a Biden Supreme Court PickWith McConnell pledging obstruction, Democrats need to make the Supreme Court a major campaign issue for the midterms.
  9. rip
    The Obama Family’s First Dog, Bo, Has DiedThe Obamas’ beloved Portuguese water dog, who became a White House celebrity in his own right, was 12.
  10. joe biden
    Republicans Can’t Decide Which ‘Uncle Joe’ to AttackIs the president a senile puppet? Or a ruthless leftist? While Republicans try to decide, Biden is eating their lunch.
  11. vision 2020
    Yes, Geographical Polarization Was a Big Deal in 2016 and 2020New data shows that the suburban swings to the left and rural swings to the right are consistent with the intuitive trends in the last two elections.
  12. snl
    Obama & Springsteen Stop by SNL to Remind You Not All Podcast Hosts Can Be FunnyIt’s fundamentally okay if the president can’t riff.
  13. covid-19 stimulus
    Stimulus Spurs New Push for Red-State Medicaid ExpansionWith Medicaid expansion really becoming a fiscal no-brainer, even states like Alabama and Wyoming are considering it.
  14. joe biden
    What Joe Biden and George W. Bush Have in CommonComparing the early performances of our most-recent presidents.
  15. last night on late night
    Michelle Obama Roasts Kimmel Over His Obsession With Her and Barack’s Sex Life“You’re still that little boy in your bedroom under the cover with the flashlight going, I hope nobody sees me.
  16. politics
    Biden Builds Popularity by Focusing on COVID Relief PlanThe COVID-19 stimulus is more popular than Biden himself. That is the key to his stable job-approval rating so far.
  17. review
    The Obama-Springsteen Libcast Is One Long Dialogue That Can Only Say So MuchBarack and Bruce speak candidly about America’s problems — and stop short of suggesting that America itself is the problem.
  18. covid-19 stimulus
    The COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Can Help Biden Transform PoliticsSome white working-class voters just want to see that government works for them, too. The relief bill could bring them back to the Democratic Party.
  19. politics
    Give Biden a BreakThe left and the media have lost perspective. He’s soon going to sign an enormous, progressive stimulus bill and get his Cabinet confirmed.
  20. biden cabinet
    Bernie Sanders Casts First Democratic Vote Against a Biden Cabinet NomineeTom Vilsack was overwhelmingly confirmed anyway, and Democratic unity remains impressive.
  21. hot pod
    Key Podcast Takeaways from Spotify’s Big EventThere was more than just Bruce and Barry.
  22. 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.
  23. podcasts
    Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen Join Many Men Before Them, Launch a PodcastRenegades: Born in the U.S.A. is the second offering from the Obamas’ Higher Ground podcast studio.
  24. the national interest
    The Forces That Stopped Obama’s Recovery Will Not Stop Biden’sThe political atmosphere for stimulus is nothing like 2009.
  25. netflix
    The Obamas Are Developing a Whole Netflix Full of New Projects for the StreamerMovies, TV, docuseries, sci-fi, biopics: You name it, Barack and Michelle are producing it.
  26. 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.
  27. the body politic
    America Is Back, IndeedWith Biden, we’ve restored our country’s favorite tradition: basic, middling, white patriarchy.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. the national interest
    Trump Wanted to Erase Obama’s Legacy. He Failed.Almost every Obama achievement Trump tried to negate has remained.
  31. republican party
    Can Republicans Bounce Back Like They Did After Nixon?The last GOP president to be impeached and disgraced shattered his party.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. barry recommends
    Sasha Curated Barack Obama’s Favorite Music of 2020In solidarity of his memoirist contemporary Cazzie David, there is not an Ariana Grande track to be found.
  35. barry recommends
    Barack Obama Had a Good Time Watching Congressional Heads Explode on The BoysHe also recommends The Good Place, Mrs. America, and the sexy chess show.
  36. vulture quiz
    Is This Quote From Barack Obama’s Memoir or Cazzie David’s?Which one of them tried to impress an ethereal bisexual?
  37. 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.
  38. playlists
    Of Course Sasha and Malia Help Barack Obama With His PlaylistsTime to find Sasha’s secret SoundCloud.
  39. 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.
  40. black lives matter
    The Real Reason Obama Trashes ‘Defund the Police’Moderate Democrats still think the criminal-justice system can be reformed.
  41. 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.
  42. biopicked
    Drake Gets ‘Stamp of Approval’ to Play President Obama in Any and All BiopicsPer the former president and his household.
  43. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Awkwardly Asks Obama If He Banged After Bin Laden Died“On the night you did kill bin Laden, did you and Michelle make love?”
  44. playlists
    Here, Obama Made You a Playlist of Favorite Songs From His Time As PresidentThe man loves a playlist.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.”
  47. 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.
  48. books
    Barack Obama’s Presidential Memoir, A Promised Land, Is Coming This NovemberThe first of two volumes arrives just weeks after the election.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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