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Nancy Killefer

Taxes and Didactics

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Prominent people have, over the past few months, taught us things about taxes. Our teachers have gone from the very lowly (see Joe the Plumber) to the very sophisticated (see Tom Daschle).

Citizen Confidence -- are Americans Having "Honeymoon Blues?"

Kari Henley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kari Henley

It took a lot after Bush to get our hopes up and get hitched in the first place. I am not sure this newlywed bliss is ready for the partisan beating, delays and the frustrations.

Cabinet Nominees: They Never Tell, They Never Learn

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Have all these prospective nominees become so thoroughly Washingtonized that it doesn't even occur to them that anyone might look askance at this sweetheart deal or that interesting bit of tax avoidance?

Time to Cut Bait on the Losers

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Foval

Obama is carrying a silent-but-deadly majority group of leaders that are not represented in the MSM, the populist political establishment, or the right-wing crackpots that dominate the establishment Hill.

Democratic Tax Goof Follies

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

The Daschle-Geithner-Killefer tax goof is based on an almost-unconscious hope that the system they theoretically want to work ... won't.

Killefer Wilthdraws: Read Her Letter To Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has released the letter that Nancy Killefer wrote to President Obama requesting that he withdraw her nomination as chief performance o...

Sam Stein

Obama, Somber And Serious, Goes On Media Blitz

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Serious and occasionally somber, Barack Obama launched a massive media blitz Tuesday evening to address a variety of topics that have consumed his adm...

Obama NBC Interview: "I Screwed Up"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama did a series of television interviews Tuesday with the intention of promoting his stimulus plan. But with two of his nominees withdraw...

Progressive Agenda Tip #1: Pay Your Taxes

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

When our leaders, or even our potential leaders, fail to contribute to the collective good, it feeds our lack of faith in them as stewards of the incredible coercive power of government.

Obama Signals Shift in Governing Philosophy

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

He is not just saying we need to improve government operations. He's saying we need to put this issue front and center and then he is taking real action.

Nancy Killefer: Obama's Chief Performance Officer

AP | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nancy Killefer withdrew her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government on Tuesday, saying she d...

Challenges for the New Chief Performance Officer

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally posted as an exclusive commentary for The Washington Post. President-elect Barack Obama's choice today of Nancy Killefer as our g...