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White House Goes Outside The Box To Handle Scandal Backlash

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

* Top Obama advisers met with about a dozen strategists * Talked about how to move forward from three scandals * On Frid...

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...

Sam Stein

Peter Orszag, Former Top Obama Adviser, Takes Issue With Critical Book | Sam Stein | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of President Barack Obama's former top advisers is taking issue with his portrayal in a new book exploring the economic team's inter...

Sam Stein

Obama Advisor Pushed For $1.8 Trillion Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As policy pursuits go, none has had more consequence for the Obama administration than the stimulus: Not only did the American Recovery ...

Pressure Builds On Obama To Shake Up Inner Circle

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some high-level Democrats are calling for President Barack Obama to remake his inner circle or even fire top advisers in response to what many party s...

Klein: 4 Candidates The White House Should Hire

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

First Peter Orszag turned in his ID card. Then Christina Romer went. In short order, Larry Summers and Rahm Emanuel announced their exits. Jim Jones i...

Military Thwarted President Seeking Choice In Afghanistan

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama was on edge. For two exhausting months, he had been asking military advisers to give him a range of options for the war in Afghanista...

Reading the Pictures: Obama's Wars (And That's Just at the Office)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-09-23-shawpull.jpgIf Mike Allen thinks Woodward's book is a net positive for Obama, the cover surely isn't.

Hopey Changey Stuff

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

I feel like the lone voice calling for the White House to wake up and go nuclear -- attach health care reform to the budget, which will only pass along party lines anyway, and get the job done.

Kerry Becomes Global Adviser To Obama

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — He's not president, a Cabinet member or ambassador, but Sen. John Kerry has ascended to the unofficial role of President Barack Obama's...

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...

Obama's Economists Slammed By Liberal Dems

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Frustrated liberal Democrats are increasingly concerned that White House economists are too centrist and "theoretical" to fix the economy. Presiden...

Obama, Economic Advisers Meet: "Glimmers Of Hope"

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Friday that the slumping economy has begun to show "glimmers of hope," but cautioned that it remain...

Sam Stein

WH Advisory Board Member: Confident In Obama, Worried About Wall Street Influence | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Firmly backing the president's agenda, a key member of the White House Economic Recovery Advisory Board nevertheless said on Friday that he was concer...

Valerie Jarrett: Obama's "Consigliere"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nation's mayors felt left out in the weeks after President Obama's election. He had met with the governors, but not them. Then, to their surprise,...

Michelle Obama and the Covert Influence of First Ladies

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As memories of Inauguration Day 2009 begin to fade in and the new administration ensues, speculation will only increase about how politically influential Michelle Obama will be as First Lady.

Leadership, Strategy, and Experts. More lessons for Obama.

John O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Neil

The nation must boldly rebuild to avoid the perils of a dangerously gyrating world where yesterday's swaggering certainty is tomorrow's worn out wisdom.

Obama's Brain Trust Speaks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CBS News spoke to President-elect Barack Obama's top advisers Anita Dunn, David Plouffe, David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs in Chicago -- just hours after...

Democrats Jockey To Shape Obama Agenda

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats inside Sen. Barack Obama's circle of advisers and on Capitol Hill are jockeying even before Election Day to shape an Obama administration's ...

Dear Mr. Almost President

Bob Starks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bob Starks

Mr. Almost President, it is time for you to give serious consideration to the concerns that have been expressed by the leadership of the African-American community.

Valerie Jarrett: The Other Side Of Obama's Brain (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CBS' Katie Couric interviews Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama's senior adviser: When Karl Rove worked for President Bush, he had so much influence that ...

Obama Reinvents Wonk Team With More Insiders

TNR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this summer, when the Obama campaign announced that Jason Furman was joining its staff as director of economic policy, the storyline seemed to...

Jason Furman And Barack Obama

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Furman as chief economic adviser tells us little about Obama economics but much about Obama. Furman is young and smart and he actually told the press that "Bush has had some bad luck with the economy."

Obama Adviser Leads Delegation To Damascus

New York Sun | Eli Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A foreign policy adviser to Senator Obama is scheduled to arrive in Syria today as the leader of a RAND Corp. delegation. Zbigniew Brzezinski will tr...

Obama Adviser: Barack "Doesn't Go On TV And Have Crying Fits"

Los Angeles Times | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The advisor, retired Gen. Merrill A. "Tony" McPeak, said in a telephone interview that Obama has "real gravitas, not artificially created, focus-group...