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Meet Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's Six New Appointees

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has officially taken the oath of office and assumed responsibility for the leadership of the state for the next four years. But he'll have some help from his staff, cabinet members and advisors.

Julian Castro Leaves Uncertain Texas Future Behind

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was long viewed as biding his time: waiting out shifting demographics in Texas until 2018, when...

Unfinished, Obama's Climate Adviser Moves On

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Zichal admits her job is unfinished. The architect of President Barack Obama's climate-change plan, Zichal ...

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.

The Egyptian Coup Is a Bad Precedent for All Democracies

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.04.2013 | World
James Marshall Crotty

You may not like the Muslim Brotherhood. You may not support its religion-infused politics, its arrogant brand of Islam, its views of the U.S. and Isr...

Building a Winning Top Team: Lessons From Obama's Cabinet Picks

Susan Battley | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Susan Battley

Whether a chief executive sits in the White House, corporate headquarters or elsewhere, having a top leadership team of highly competent professionals to execute key strategic and policy goals is absolutely critical to mission success.

White House Cabinet Shuffle Takes Shape

AP | KEN THOMAS and SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The composition of President Barack Obama's second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resignin...

Holder, Sebelius To Stay On For Second Term

AP | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

BY KEN THOMAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human...

Obama 2.0: A Coalition Government?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
William S. Becker

As Barack Obama found during his first term, it's nearly impossible to move America forward when everyone pulls in different directions. He might be able to do something about that as he shapes the team for his second term. How?

Who Is on Your Ark?

Samantha Sutton | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Samantha Sutton

Give me any area of your life, and I will show you how human relationships are at the core of your happiness in that area.

Global Markets Lifted On Hopes Greece Will Pass Confidence Vote

Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

LONDON (AP) -- Hopes that the Greek government will pass a crucial confidence vote later Tuesday, paving the way for the debt-stricken country to get ...

Obama's Next Steps

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.

Friday Talking Points [134] -- Some Reality For Gibbs

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everyone. It's actually a fitting day for this column, which I'll explain in a bit. Because before we get to that, we si...

Orszag To Step Down As White House Budget Director

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House Budget Director Peter Orszag plans to resign, a Democratic official said Monday night, positioning him to be the first ...

UK Goes Forward To The Past! A Cabinet That Looks Like... Eton (No Blacks, Gays or Jews Need Apply)

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Fortunately for this true-blue Tory son of the landed gentry, David Cameron has been able to pick a cabinet that looks like his alma-mater -- Britain's most exclusive, elite, boys-only private school Eton.

Barney Frank Is Interested In Cabinet Post

The Hill | Bob Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank is interested in capping his political career as a member of the president's Cabinet, according to a new biography of the Financial ...

Create a Secretary of Manufacturing

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

We need to create jobs that have a multiplier effect and that build on our comparative advantage. When we think about where to put stimulus funds, someone has to stand up for manufacturing.

Berlusconi Stacks Parliament, Cabinet With Beauty Queens, Actresses

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, has always had a particular interest in pretty women with experience in entertainment. Now with elect...

The White House Council on Women: Lip Service or Real Teeth?

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Granger

The new Council represents a phenomenal opportunity for greater engagement of women in the political process and could become the conduit for a variety of positive programs for women.

Is Hillary Soft Enough to be Smart?

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Hilary could not then and cannot now afford to promote 'soft power' for fear of appearing weak. 'Smart power', given her own concerns about politics and gender, is the best she can do.

Who Needs the Right When the Left Has Itself?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

This is the nub of it for me with the Lefties: they do not truly understand who they are, nor what they are motivated by. The slightest bump in the road leads to anarchy or dissent.

Family Guys

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

As for the kitchen, you might want to find out what's in your cabinets after you fill your Cabinet. Wives get miffed when their husbands don't know where things are.

Video :: Richardson says Goodbye to Commerce Job

Dave Maass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Maass


Friday Talking Points [59] -- New Year's Resolutions (For Democrats)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy New Year 2009! Because I've always felt it is more amusing to make new year's resolutions that others should follow, today's Friday Talking Poin...

Beyond a Team of Rivals -- The Method to Obama's Saneness

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Obama has responded to questions about selecting older, experienced team members when he was the candidate of change by saying that he will gather input from his team.