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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.

Weekly Pulse: Pro-Choice Cabinet Picks Boon for Health At Home and Abroad (Healthcare NewsLadder)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Optimism is running high in the reproductive health community that Clinton will use her new office to champion women's health issues worldwide.

Melody Barnes To Run Domestic Policy Council

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

My ThinkProgress colleagues are reporting that Melody Barnes, who was at CAP before I got on board, will head the Domestic Policy Council in the Obama...

Team Obama: Transformation, Transparency & Trust

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

This team inspires trust due to their credentials, experience, and unity around Obama's core economic philosophy -- that America is built on a strong, vibrant, thriving middle class.

Melody Barnes: Obama's Domestic Policy Council Head

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Check back for updates Melody Barnes of the Center For American Progress, has been tapped to lead President-elect Barack Obama's Domestic Policy Co...

Obama Introduces His Economic Team

AP | BETH FOUHY and DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Citing an "economic crisis of historic proportions," President-elect Barack Obama urged Congress to pass a costly, job-creating stimul...

Obama's Economic Team: The Roster (Photos)

HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President-elect Barack Obama's economic team was formally unveiled today: Tim Geithner, president of the New York Federal reserve, is Obama's pick for...

Obama's Economic Team: Reactions Roundup

HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama officially announced the key players in his economic team just this morning, but already economics and politics sites h...

Obama Announces Transition Leaders, Including Former Lobbyists

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Obama on Wednesday named a team heavy on experience in the Clinton administration to help guide transition efforts ...

Obama Transition Team Named

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has named his entire transition team -- formally organized as the Obama-Biden Transition Project, a 501(c)(4) organization. The work of t...