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Gregory Craig

Sheldon Whitehouse and 4 Other Superb "Out of the Box" Suggestions to Replace Justice Stevens

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Yes, Glenn Beck would likely conjure a grand conspiracy in sending someone named "Whitehouse" to the Supreme Court, but as a sitting senator it would be difficult for Republicans to filibuster his nomination.

Dan Froomkin

With Greg Craig Out Of The Way, Coast Is Clear For White House To Make Legal Calls On Political Grounds

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House counsel ideally serves as the president's conscience. But late last year, Barack Obama's conscience was surgically removed. Greg Cra...

Popping the Washington Post's Rahm Bubble

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Rather than fighting to save his own skin and to skewer others who are in and out of the Oval Office nearly as much as he is, Emanuel needs to help champion a sensible transition to a more effective team.

Milbank Shows Rahm Lots of Love

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Let's set aside for another post the fact that Milbank's column seems to channel Rahm directly. I wondered if there was a foundation in their relationship for this kind of adoration. Well, maybe.

Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Serious critiques of the internal game around Obama have to be read -- because Obama is not winning. He is failing, and people need to consider why.

The Fall Of Greg Craig

TIME | Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly 100 days after Barack Obama entered office, his top White House lawyer, Greg Craig, braced the President's senior advisers for a potentially ex...

Not Supposed to Happen in Obama Land: Intrigue Behind Gregory Craig's Resignation

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

In a "Team of Rivals White House," what happens when character assassination and leaks from within are given tacit support from those who hold the keys to the White House?

Thankful That Obama Has Helped Make Dissent And Debate Patriotic And Safe Again

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Of all things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving -- I'm thankful that challenging the government's course and trying to put better ideas on the table are unabashedly patriotic again.

Poisonous Atmosphere Keeping Obama From Appointing Judges

The New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration wanted to send a message with the President's first nomination to a federal court. "There was a real conscious decision to us...

Obama Puts Greg Craig In Charge Of Vetting After Scandals

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After decades moving through the revolving door between the private sector and government service, Gregory B. Craig has landed again at the White Hous...

Rove's Executive Privilege Claims Don't Pass the Laugh Test

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One tantalizing question Chairman Conyers should ask Rove when he comes to testify: "Did George Bush issue you a pardon?" It is very possible that Bush issued a host of pardons secretly.

A "Deal" with Obama? It Takes Two to Blago

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Why was Rod Blagojevich so convinced his deals were being shot down by the Obama folks, when the Obama folks claim they didn't even know deals were being suggested?

Colin Powell for Middle East Envoy -- Dennis Ross for US Ambassador to Israel?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Colin Powell could be the person asked to do the broad negotiating and arm twisting to achieve the Obama administration's foreign policy objectives with Iran and in Arab-Israel peace negotiations.

Gregory Craig To Be Obama's White House Counsel: Reports

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE on November 16 at 12:27 PM EST: The Washington Post also reports that Craig has been chosen for the post: President-elect Barack Obama has ch...