44: The Obama Presidency


Dan Balz's Take


The Voters

New Bipartisan Group Calls for Voter Registration Reform

In the wake of another presidential election featuring disputed allegations of voter fraud, a bipartisan group of former lawmakers and elections experts is banding together to call for streamlining America's outmoded registration system.

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 01:38 PM ET | Comments (4)

Video: Notes to Obama

Right after the elections hundreds of messages are being written on makeshift walls near the Lincoln Memorial wishing Obama good luck.

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 07:52 PM ET | Comments (3)

In Pa., Pockets of Doubt About an Obama Presidency

Some voters still harbor doubts and reservations about Obama -- and aren't afraid to say so.

Posted on November 5, 2008 at 04:54 PM ET | Comments (14)

A McCain Supporter in a Sea of Obama Partisans

A McCain supporter tires of the ribbing from her Obama-backing co-workers.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 02:32 PM ET | Comments (16)

Palin Casts Her Vote and Keeps It Private

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin voted this morning at the town hall where she once served as mayor, but declined to say if she was voting for Sen. Ted Stevens.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 01:55 PM ET | Comments (6)

Harlem Voters Watch, Wait, Hope to Celebrate

There is a heady air of anticipation in Harlem as voters head to the polls.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 01:37 PM ET | Comments (1)

Heading to the Polls in Biden's Home Town

Voters in Joe Biden's home town of Scranton, Pa., head to polls, deeply conflicted about the presidential choice.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 01:02 PM ET | Comments (1)

Optimism Among Voters in Bush Country

At the polls in Houston, some voters say they're hopeful that John McCain will prevail.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 12:48 PM ET | Comments (4)

Rainy Morning in Battleground of North Carolina

A steady rain poured through Raleigh Tuesday morning and the dark clouds gave extra weight to an already tense day.

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 12:09 PM ET | Comments (3)

Justice Dept. Will Send 800 Monitors to Polls

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice will send 800 federal observers and justice department staff to 59 jurisdictions in 23 states on Election Day to monitor polling places and elections.

Posted on October 30, 2008 at 08:58 PM ET | Comments (41)

Obama's Early Vote Push

Throughout the country, Americans appear to be casting early votes at a pace that far eclipses past performance.

Posted on October 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM ET | Comments (113)

Court Orders Pa. to Provide Paper Ballots

A federal judge late Wednesday ordered the Pennsylvania's polling places to offer emergency paper ballots when half the voting machines at a polling location don't work.

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 09:54 PM ET | Comments (7)

Crist Extends Early Voting Hours in Fla.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist today extended early voting hours and declared that a "state of emergency exists" due to record turnouts and hours-long waits at many locations.

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 06:51 PM ET | Comments (18)

The Volunteers Gear Up for One Last Push

In this final week of the presidential campaign, the lights burn late in small offices dotted across the country -- in Virginia and Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 11:49 AM ET | Comments (106)

President and First Lady Vote for McCain-Palin

President Bush and first lady Laura Bush cast their ballots today as part of the early voting process in Texas, the White House said.

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 03:02 PM ET | Comments (51)


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