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WATCH: Closing The Workforce Skills Gap

The Aspen Institute | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Closing the Workforce Skills Gap with Jamie Dimon, Rahm Emanuel, Melody Barnes, and Walter Isaacson. Live from Washington, DC. Thursday, December ...

WATCH: Former Obama Cabinet Member Shares Youth Job Tips

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

Melody Barnes revealed some new ideas about the youth unemployment problem at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Barnes, who served as President Obama's for...

Trymaine Lee

Melody Barnes, Former Adviser To President Obama, Talks Life Outside The Bubble | Trymaine Lee | Posted 02.24.2012 | Black Voices

On her last day at the White House, Melody Barnes finished packing up what was left of the mementos she’d gathered over the past three years. She tu...

Obama's Body Man Reportedly Plans To Leave The White House

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Reggie Love, President Barack Obama's personal aide, is planning to leave the White House by the end of the year, The Washington Post reported. A k...

Why Young Americans Should Care About Equal Pay Day

Melody Barnes | Posted 06.12.2011 | College
Melody Barnes

More needs to be done to ensure that our policies address persistent discriminatory employment practices, including unequal pay, so that college graduates entering today's workforce have the pay they deserve.

Why President Obama Must 'See Like a State,' Not Like a Teacher

John Thompson | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education
John Thompson

The President always must look at education from 30,000 feet. We need to help him, though, to see how big-picture "reforms" work on the ground.

Education Is Key to Winning the Future

Melody Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Melody Barnes

What will we make of our new Sputnik moment in education? Will we mobilize our nation to make a quality education a priority? The answer is -- we must.

POTUS' part-time principles

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

Last week, President Obama stood on principle. At an Iftar dinner at the White House celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the President anno...

WATCH: HuffPost College And WhiteHouse.Gov: Open For Student Questions

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

You asked -- and we got the answers. This morning, HuffPost College met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Director of Domestic Policy Mel...

Aspen Ideas Fest 2010: Stars Come Out For Intellectual Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Aspen has long been known as a playground for the rich and famous. During the Aspen Ideas Festival, that maxim may be more true than ever. The July ...

Sam Stein

Duncan On Rising Tuition Costs: Students Will 'Vote With Their Feet' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

While the White House claims that the president secured a major education reform victory Tuesday by signing into law policy that limits the role of pr...

Sam Stein

Melody Barnes's Semi-Endorsement Of Gay Marriage Causes Discomfort In White House | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's a poorly kept secret that inside the Obama White House, plenty of of aides, staffers, and high-ranking officials support gay marriage. In fact, t...

Obama Golfs With Melody Barnes: Domestic Policy Adviser Is First Woman To Golf With President Obama

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

President Obama headed for the links again Sunday, but this time a woman joined him on the green. Melody Barnes, the president's chief domestic polic...

Golfing with Hillary's Ghost

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

While Hillary Clinton may have "forgiven" the President, reconciled with him and moved on -- and moved in to his Cabinet -- there remain some still mourning the presidency that might have been.

What Melody Barnes Said About Gay Marriage

The Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Remarks made Monday by senior Obama official Melody Barnes to students at Boston College School of Law caused a stir when some attendees said she expr...

Who Is Hot And Who Was Blocked (Or Forgotten) At First White House State Dinner

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The White House released the list of those attending the State Dinner honoring India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. But it's not just India's night -- there are a lot of folks that could push other agendas in Obama Land.

Melody Barnes' Golf And Other Attire: Dressed To A Tee? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Sunday October 25th was a great day for America as White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes became the first woman to play golf with...

Sam Stein

Melody Barnes, Obama Adviser, Signals Support For Gay Marriage | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: ABC News has posted video (below) of White House domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes acknowledging disagreement with President Obama on the ...

Obama Gets Gender Right in First 100 Days: Women in Top Spots, Policies Signal Shift toward Equality

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

What is also significant is about Obama's appointments is that more than half are women of color -- this is more than any other president in the history of the country.

The Call for Common Ground on Abortion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

In a never before attempted event, the Obama administration merged dozens of leaders from the pro-choice and pro-life movements onto one conference call line and, wisely, muted us.

White House Releases Schedule For Rest Of Obama's First Day

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House Press Office just released President Obama's schedule for the rest of his first full day in office. Check it out below. Early this a...

Phasing Out of Transition and Into the Book Business

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Leaving transition work, I find myself a lot more hopeful about generally progressive policy coming out of the Obama administration than some of my friends in the progressive blogosphere.

Despite What the Washington Times says, Poverty is Definitely Not off the Political Radar

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

The Washington Times really missed the mark with this headline:Poverty Off Political Radar As Elizabeth Rigby explains on Huffington Post, this is ju...

"Poverty Off the Political Radar": Is it True?

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

I'm not seeking a statement of concern or care. Instead, I am looking for evidence that the Obama administration will be on the offensive, rather than the defensive, on the issue of poverty.

The People's Agenda in Washington: Live Webcast Thurs, Dec 4 3pm EST

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Today, I sat in a room while a dozen or so everyday Americans prepared to share the stage with top leaders from the Obama transition team and the new Congress.