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The Foolish Quest to Be the Next Barack Obama

Bill Scher is a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, and co-host of the Bloggingheads.tv show “The DMZ.” */ ]]> Kamala Harris was dubbed the “Female Obama” even before she announced she was going to “pull off an Obama-sized [...]

‘They heard the message’: Castro makes a play for the Obama coalition

Julián Castro is embracing his distinction as likely the only major Latino candidate in what’s expected to be a diverse field of Democratic 2020 candidates. | Edward A. Ornelas/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> When [...]

Two Speeches, a Decade Apart: How Pompeo Departed From Obama

The speech on Thursday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the American University in Cairo, laying out the Trump administration’s Middle East objectives, was strikingly at odds with a famed speech made by President Barack Obama in [...]

Pompeo Speech Lays Out Mideast Manifesto, Taking Shots at Obama

CAIRO — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out a new manifesto for American action in the Middle East on Thursday, telling a university audience here that “the age of self-inflicted American shame is over” and that the United [...]

‘What Obama had, he has that’: Jeffries’ stock rises as Pelosi successor

As caucus chairman, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has a much larger megaphone to challenge the Trump administration than some of his other colleagues in leadership. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> [...]

At Christmastime, George W. Bush was Santa, Obama was Scrooge

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Every year, in the week between Christmas and New Year‘s, I think about George W. Bush. It was in that week each year for the eight years I covered him as a reporter that he gave me a spectacular gift — and he knew it. I [...]

Obama says Beto O’Rourke reminds him of himself

Former President Barack Obama paid failed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke the ultimate compliment: Comparison to himself. Mr. Obama was reacting to a report that a top Democratic bundler had said of the Texan that “he’s Barack Obama, [...]

‘He’s Barack Obama, but white’: Beto O’Rourke blows up the 2020 Democratic primary

The ascent of Rep. Beto O’Rourke reflects the volatility of a 2020 presidential primary that has flummoxed Democratic donors and activists for months. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections Top party donors and operatives [...]

Obama to rally for Indiana senator who backs Trump policies

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Former President Barack Obama’s national campaign tour to boost Democratic candidates takes an unusual path Sunday with an Indiana rally for Sen. Joe Donnelly, who has sounded more like Donald Trump while trying [...]

Obama vs. Trump: Two Americas at war on the Florida campaign trail

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> MIAMI — Barack Obama vs. Donald Trump. “Bring It Home!” vs. “Lock Him Up!” In front of adoring and amped-up crowds this week, the former president and his successor rallied their parties’ [...]