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Obama Pick Faces Scrutiny Over Risky Loans

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary was questioned briefly about her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed ...

Another Obama Cabinet Member Leaving

AP | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank is leaving the Obama administration to serve as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madiso...

The Next Secretary of Commerce or Weather?

Nancy Colleton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Nancy Colleton

The next Commerce Secretary will have the challenge and opportunity to view the two in a more synergistic manner. After all, the nation's weather and climate agency was placed in Commerce for a reason, right?

Dave Jamieson

Commerce Secretary Rumors Rattle Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- In recent days, multiple news outlets -- from the Washington Post to the Chicago Sun-Times to Bloomberg -- have reported that Chicago bu...

Louie Gohmert Doubts John Bryson's Seizure

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Tea Party firebrand Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) doesn't pull his punches -- even when it comes to Secretary of Commerce John Bryson. Bryson hit tw...

Obama Commerce Secretary Faces Serious Charges

AP | RAQUEL DILLON, GREG RISLING and KEN THOMAS | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Commerce Secretary John Bryson said Monday he will take a medical leave of absence to undergo tests and evaluations after suffering...

Utility Executives: Unlikely Allies in Climate Fight

Brian F. Keane | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

New Commerce Secretary John Bryson will bring both private sector and environmental expertise to the administration. He faces the task of expanding U.S. exports and increasing competitiveness.

Jennifer Bendery

GOP To Block Key Cabinet Official Over Free Trade Deals | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama’s nominee for Commerce Secretary came to Capitol Hill Tuesday for his first Senate nominations hearing—and be...

Google CEO for Commerce Secretary? A Bad Idea

Jamie Court | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Why would the guy who created all of our online privacy problems be a good choice to head the federal agency responsible for developing and executing the Obama administration's online privacy policies?

Obama Reportedly Considering Google CEO For Commerce Secretary

Businessweek | Hans Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 10 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama may look to the business community for his next secretary of Commerce with former Pfizer Inc. Chief Exe...

The Commerce Secretary From Boeing

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Former Washington governor Gary Locke has worked hard to minister to the needs of the hometown corporation. Since being appointed as commerce secretary, he has an even higher perch from which he can do so.

Remembering Ron Brown and Crafting an Agenda of Sustainable Commerce

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Greenblatt

April 3rd is the anniversary of the death of Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown. If he stood among us, I believe he would espouse the power of responsible business.

Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Locke For Commerce Secretary

AP | SHARON THEIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary will take a pay cut should he get the job. Gary Locke's income topped $1 mi...

A More Perfecter Not-SOTU

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Some people say the automobile dates back to Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot's self-propelled three-wheeler in 1769. Last night, Obama said we invented the thin...

Gary Locke: Commerce Secretary

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and Vice President Biden introduced former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as Commerce Secretary nominee Wednesday. "I'm sure it's not lo...

Secretary of Commerce Roland W. Burris

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

A political strategist described the Commerce Secretary as, in essence, a deal maker. Burris apparently tried to make a deal to get that senate seat. Perhaps he could try to make a few more deals on the public's behalf.

The Best Cabinet Money Can't Buy

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Two Secretary of Commerce nominees have slunk away like hyenas chastised from a zebra carcass by a pride of dusty lionesses.

Whom and What Do They Love More?

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

Senator Judd Gregg withdrew his name from nomination as Commerce Secretary. I do not buy his reasons for withdrawing for one second. It appears that ...

Advice to the President: Abolish the Commerce Department

Derek Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derek Shearer

The Commerce Department, where I once worked as Deputy Under Secretary, is a hodge podge of agencies with no central purpose.

Gregg Mess: The GOP Is Back In Business

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Assuming Judd Gregg has some reasonable level of professionalism and no lurking personal issues, then all that's left is that the Republicans got to him.

Gregg's Jilting of Obama Epitomizes the GOP's Collapse

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

This should serve as Obama's final wake-up call. The notion that he can wave a magic wand and elicit cooperation from the GOP has been dispelled by events.

Judd Gregg's Attempt to Grab Control Over Census Foiled... by HuffPo

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Do not believe for a moment that Judd Gregg withdrew his nomination because of the stimulus bill. He withdrew because control of the Census Bureau was withdrawn.

I Hereby Nominate Myself for Commerce Secretary

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

I will be "the People's Commerce Secretary," since I have no formal education and I'm not clear on what the Commerce Secretary does.

On Judd Gregg's Withdawal

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Judd Gregg fought hard to deny the Commerce Secretary the ability to use the latest techniques to ensure the most accurate Census count. We are glad to see Senator Gregg go.

Why Judd Gregg's Change of Heart Was a Birthday Present to Lincoln's Protégé

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

For years, Democrats have led Republicans in the polls on most of the issues tracked by pollsters except two: national defense and commerce. This administration has an historic chance of changing that.