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Thanks (for the newspapers), Obama

On November 5th 2008 and November 7th 2012 here in London England, I tried to collect as many British newspapers as I could that featured Barack Hussein Obama II's historic election to the presidency of the United States. The whole world was united in pride for the US on both of those days. Now that he's moving out of the White House, I feel like it's time to give them away; the question is, who gets them? [Preferably to someone in New York City. Sorry Duluth.] [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 30, 2016 - 7 answers

What fuels Trump's rise?

I possess no affinity for Trump and therefore feel a complete lack of understanding to why his message has gained such traction with voters. I have read that he is feeding off a general discontent of the US population. His ascendancy seems to go beyond the normal conservatives-pushing-back after 2 terms of liberal presidency, so what's fueling this? What I'm asking for is reasoned, well thought-out articles examining current or building social, political, economic trends that led us to Trump
posted by shaqlvaney on Mar 2, 2016 - 40 answers

What is it like to meet on the sidelines of G8

I have heard on the news that Obama and Putin are planning to meet "on the sidelines" of the G8 conference next week, and I'm curious what, exactly, this is like. [more inside]
posted by Unified Theory on Jun 16, 2013 - 5 answers

When was Biden announced as 2012 running mate?

What was the first official announcement that Joe Biden would be Obama's 2012 vice-presidential running mate?
posted by grouse on Sep 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Graphing Politics

Why doesn't Obama or any politician for that matter use graphs to explain things? For all of their sophistication in Internet and social media, why doesn't the Obama campaign just go on television and show the American people a damn chart? Are we that stupid or am I missing something here?
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 19, 2012 - 22 answers

Find out where it's happening, and get yourself there?

Can I- a college student- work for the Obama campaign (in dc, in chicago, in a swing state) this summer and not starve? Or are there other wacky, do-it-while-you're-young-live-out-of-your-car summer experiences Askmefi would suggest? [more inside]
posted by 221bbs on Apr 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Foreign policy problems facing the Obama administration.

What are the main foreign policy problems facing Obama and his administration right now?
posted by espada0 on Mar 6, 2012 - 24 answers

Is the a third option?

How can I reconcile a vote for Obama given his human rights mis-steps? [more inside]
posted by Tha Race Card on Jan 19, 2012 - 49 answers

Have changes been made in the last year or so that make getting health insurance any easier?

Have changes been made in the last year or so that make getting health insurance any easier? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jan 7, 2011 - 8 answers

What has your president done for you lately?

May I have a list of President Obama's achievements since he came into office? [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Sep 24, 2010 - 7 answers

What are you getting for your $1 billion?

How anyone (or anyone you know) benefited in one respect or another from the provisions in the new U.S. health care bill? I'm not asking this in Fox News-ish way, I am actually curious. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Aug 4, 2010 - 27 answers

The Truth about Honor Killings?

I am looking for some truth about honor killings...and some insight or clarification rather on Obama's agenda concerning Islam. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jun 11, 2009 - 24 answers

What responsibility does the Bush administration bear for the current financial crisis?

What responsibility does the Bush administration bear for the current financial crisis? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Mar 25, 2009 - 28 answers

what do I make of this crazy video?

Why is this video clip from two years ago now a flogging horse for the far right? Where can I find Reich's entire speech and what does he have to do with the Obama administration? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Jan 23, 2009 - 8 answers

What's Obama up to?

What are some good blogs or other news sources concerned solely or mostly with "what the president is doing" (politically; not what he had for breakfast)? Basically, I'm curious about keeping up with Obama's acts as president -- orders signed, deals forged, initiatives taken, stuff like that. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jan 21, 2009 - 17 answers

What will outgoing President Bush be doing during the Obama inauguration?

What will outgoing President Bush be doing during the Obama inauguration? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jan 18, 2009 - 6 answers

"Camp Obama" Training Session Manual?

Does anyone know where to get a PDF or Word document of the "Camp Obama" 2-day training session manual?
posted by mwachs on Dec 29, 2008 - 0 answers

Who gave the best McCain endorsement speech?

Who gave the most powerful, most persuasive, and most memorable endorsement of John McCain in this election? [more inside]
posted by josh on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Where can I find articles with recommendations on what the Obama administration can do with the internet to govern?

Where can I find blog entries / articles with recommendations on how the Obama administration can use the internet to govern? [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Dec 4, 2008 - 2 answers

"Yes we/they/you can/should/did!" (How has profound democratic change come about in the past?)

"Is the hope for profound change misdirected in a country where almost 50% of the population voted for the incumbent party?" (Historical perspectives on this question, please) [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Nov 30, 2008 - 17 answers

Who is Ruth Obama?

We all know Obama's father married his American mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. But Obama Snr also had another American wife, Ruth, with whom he had several children. What do we know about Ruth Obama?
posted by zaebiz on Nov 13, 2008 - 9 answers

I scream, you scream, we all scream for a grassroots campaign strategy!

I gather from Howard Dean's announcement today that he and the Obama People don't get along. I'm curious though how much Obama's win and the Congressional turnover are due to Dean's strategies and policies as head of the DNC. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Nov 10, 2008 - 21 answers

Obama blogs?

Is there a blog that covers Barack Obama as a celebrity or personality more so than a politician? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Nov 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Obama's Small Business Tax? Revenue or Profit?

Will Obama's tax plan tax revenue or profit of $250k on small businesses? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Oct 16, 2008 - 18 answers

Obey. I mean Hope.

Does anyone know where I can get a button with Shepard Fairey's Obama design? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Oct 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Can Obama take part in UK politics?

Calling all UK political experts - my better half wants to know-if Obama doesn't make it to President as the USA, is he allowed to move to the UK and run as leader of a political party there? [more inside]
posted by Megami on Sep 24, 2008 - 20 answers

Talking points for BBC TV interview on role of Internet in U.S. politics

I've just been asked to be interviewed for a popular show on BBC TV to talk about the role of the Internet in U.S. politics for this campaign cycle. What are some succinct and intelligent talking points I can follow without sounding like I'm talking out my arse. [more inside]
posted by camworld on Sep 23, 2008 - 10 answers

How to support McCain-Palin in NYC?

I'm a recent transplant to NYC, and a Republican. I need to find the best ways to support McCain-Palin in what can be a somewhat inhospitable environment. [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Sep 9, 2008 - 26 answers

What are the specific tax loopholes that Obama intends to close, and how much money does each of those 'loopholes' account for?

What are the specific tax loopholes that Obama intends to close, and how much money does each of those 'loopholes' account for? This article by FactCheck.org indicates that the Obama campaign estimates the revenue from tax reform at $80 billion - so where did that figure come from?
posted by mattholomew on Sep 4, 2008 - 3 answers

How can I win votes without annoying people?

Which has been a more satisfying and productive use of your time, phone banking or door-to-door canvassing? Which do you feel is less intrusive? [more inside]
posted by J-Garr on Sep 4, 2008 - 14 answers

Obama assassination : 1 in 55?

Does the fact that the betting markets still give Hillary Clinton a 1 in 55 chance of being President in 2008, mean that that is a reasonable estimate of the chance that Obama is assassinated before the election? What else could justify those odds now?
posted by zaebiz on Sep 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Looking for "at the time" criticism of famous, historically important speeches.

Can anyone point me towards particularly noteworthy "at the time" criticism of some of the United States' historically important speeches? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Aug 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Campaign debt relief?

I was very surprised to read a former political reporter's statement that the Obama campaign might offer to pay off the Clinton campaign's debt if/when she drops out of the primary race. [more inside]
posted by R. Mutt on May 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me make my Barack Obama event successful

So, I have twenty-some unknown Barack Obama supporters coming to my house on Sunday, and I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Mar 28, 2008 - 24 answers

Where do Obama and Clinton REALLY stand on healthcare?

What are the main differences between Obama and Clinton's healthcare proposals? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Feb 11, 2008 - 38 answers

How can I donate more money to Barack Obama?

How can I donate more money to Barack Obama? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2008 - 19 answers

Will President Obama take my job away?

What would an Obama Presidency mean for the business process outsourcing industry? [more inside]
posted by micketymoc on Jan 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Any online sources of full resolution videos of the Democratic debates?

I'm gonna try to cut together a little political viral video and would love to get my hands on high quality video of the recent democratic debates. Does anyone know of a source on the net to download full resolution (720x480) quicktimes of the debates, or has anyone out there taped or tivo'ed the debates in the greater Los Angeles area who would let me either copy/borrow what you recorded? Thanks ahead of time for your help.
posted by ranchocalamari on Nov 19, 2007 - 4 answers

How are your dad's goats? My dad has goats too...

What to say to Barack Obama over lunch? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Oct 18, 2006 - 27 answers

Presidential Potential

after yesterday's speech, recent discussions (mefi included) have focused on the potential of illinois' barack obama and the idea that he may, in the near future, sit in the oval office.

which gets me to thinking: what's more realistic/ which will happen first in the united states: a minority president or a woman president? [more...] [more inside]
posted by ronv on Jul 28, 2004 - 24 answers

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