Sam Stein
Sam Stein is the Senior Politics Editor at the Huffington Post, based in Washington, D.C. Previously he has worked for Newsweek magazine, the New York Daily News and the investigative journalism group Center for Public Integrity. He has a masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a graduate of Dartmouth College. Sam can be reached at

Blog Entries by Sam Stein

Obama Backs Gay Marriage

(7) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 2:30 PM

WASHINGTON -- In a nod to a dramatic shift in public opinion, Barack Obama on Wednesday became the first sitting president to announce his support for same-sex marriage.

In a sit-down interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Obama completed what has been a markedly long and oft-mocked evolution on the matter.

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Tom Hanks Narrates Pro-Obama Film, Trailer Released

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 7:50 AM

The Obama campaign on Thursday morning released the trailer for the 17-minute-long infomercial/biopic that it will unveil later this month.

The trailer doesn't reveal much, save that the film -- directed by Davis Guggenheim of "An Inconvenient Truth" fame -- is narrated by Tom Hanks and features a...

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SEIU Undertakes Major Latino, African American Election Outreach Effort

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 12:20 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Service Employees International Union, one of the most influential labor organizations in Washington, D.C., is undertaking a comprehensive effort to reach Latino and African American voters in the lead up to the 2012 elections, the union's president announced on Friday.

Speaking from New York City -- where...

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