October 4th, 2012
11:43 PM ET

Debate body language: who won, who lost?

CNN's Gary Tuchman talks to an expert about the candidates' body language during the first 2012 Presidential debate.

More behind Amy Cuddy's analysis

October 4th, 2012
11:27 PM ET

Raw Politics: debating who won the debate

Experts from both sides of the debate weigh in on the candidates' performances.

October 4th, 2012
11:21 PM ET

Digging deeper after first debate, what comes next

Political analysts David Gergen and Gloria Borger discuss what "the new Mitt" means for the next leg of the race.

October 4th, 2012
11:17 PM ET

Candidates' tones change after first debate

CNN's Jim Acosta on the trail with Romney "there was a spring in his step," and CNN's Jessica Yellin on the trail with Obama: "It was do-over Obama today."

October 4th, 2012
11:16 PM ET

KTH: Sorting out the post-debate spin

No matter who wins or loses, each side tries to convince everyone that their candidate came out ahead. We're Keeping them Honest.

Amy Cuddy's statements on AC360°
October 4th, 2012
08:55 PM ET

Amy Cuddy's statements on AC360°

Tonight on AC360° Amy Cuddy told Gary Tuchman, “Obama, is aware that as a black man, and this is supported very very well by good science, it is very risky for black men to show any signs of aggression. So, when a black man shows a sign of aggression, people say, ‘See!’ It confirms a stereotype of black men.”

We asked Cuddy for that science. FULL POST

November 4th, 2009
12:26 PM ET

Gibbs dismisses losses as "local elections"

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Ed Henry| BIO
CNN Senior White House Correspondent

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed Democratic electoral defeats in New Jersey and Virginia as "two very local elections" that say nothing about President Obama's standing with the American people right now.

"It's hard to pick national trends out of local elections," Gibbs told reporters at a Wednesday briefing with reporters just hours after incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine was knocked out despite Obama's two appearances in New Jersey on Sunday. Obama previously campaigned for Creigh Deeds, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, who also lost his bid.


November 4th, 2009
10:39 AM ET

Months into Obama's presidency, promise of 'change' is a slow go

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Candy Crowley

On that unusually balmy Chicago night a year ago, the candidate who campaigned on what he called the "fierce urgency of now" became the president-elect who needed time.

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term," Barack Obama told the crowd in Grant Park. And he still needs time to turn a myriad of campaign promises into policy.

The list of the undones is long, varied and mostly difficult - immigration reform, new financial market regulations and a game-changing energy bill.

And compounding problems on the president's lengthy to-do list is that 2010 is an election year, generally an inefficient time for lawmaking.

Keep Reading...

January 23rd, 2009
08:45 AM ET

Obama's Speech: Better in the reading

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Erin Evans
The Root

Some say President Obama’s inaugural speech fell short of expectations. But history may reveal that it shifted expectations for us all.

Some say President Obama’s inaugural speech fell short of expectations. But even Lincoln’s best speeches were better in the reading than in the reciting. History may reveal it shifted expectations for us all.
Some say President Obama’s inaugural speech fell short of expectations. But history may reveal that it shifted expectations for us all.

“Say it plain, that many have died for this day. Sing the names of the dead who brought us here, who laid the train tracks, raised the bridges, picked the cotton and the lettuce, built brick by brick the glittering edifices they would then keep clean and work inside of.”
—Elizabeth Alexander, “Praise Song for the Day”

African Americans comprised nearly half of the audience at Lincoln’s second inaugural address. As Lincoln spoke to the crowd, he made the astonishing suggestion that perhaps God had willed that the Civil War would continue, “until all the wealth piled by the bond-man’s 250 years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword.” It was the day that Lincoln became the black man’s president.


Filed under: Inauguration • Presidential Debate
January 15th, 2009
09:14 AM ET

Why Geithner is a big deal

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/01/14/transition.wrap/art.obama.afp.gi.jpg caption="Barack Obama's team says Tim Geithner, left, quickly addressed the mistakes he made."]

The Wall Street Journal

Washington is abuzz over Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner's $34,000 self-employment tax "mistake." The brouhaha has prompted a second delay for Mr. Geithner's confirmation hearing, which was originally scheduled for Friday but will now be put off until after the inauguration.

When he does appear, Senators will want to know how a reputed financial wizard could have overlooked his Self-Employment Tax liability for four years. All the more so because he had signed a document from his employer at the time, the International Monetary Fund, certifying "that I will pay the taxes for which I have received tax allowance payments." Democrats are saying this is no big deal, but if that's true then perhaps they should consider applying their tax absolution a little more broadly.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Economy • Presidential Debate
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