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Dem Opposes Obama Nominee For Trying To Overturn Death Sentence

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) plans to vote against President Barack Obama's appointment for a top Justice Department position because the nominee previously...

No More Excuses: The Time Has Come to Translate Latino Population Growth Into Political Clout and Political Posts

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 11.12.2013 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

What do California, Nevada, Florida and Texas have in common? If you guessed that they are all states highly populated by Latinos you are correct. And if you guessed that all of these states also have dismal records of appointing Latinos to executive level positions, correct again.

Elizabeth Warren Accuses Senate GOP Of 'Keeping The Game Rigged'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted Senate Republicans on Thursday for continuing to stall Richard Cordray’s nomination to lead the Consumer Fin...

President Obama Should Abandon the All of the Above Energy Strategy

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The surest sign that President Obama is willing to make renewable energy a priority will be when we stop hearing about "all of the above" and start hearing about the need to set priorities and make choices.

Obama’s Diverse Picks Remold Federal Courts

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

In Florida, President Obama has nominated the first openly gay black man to sit on a federal district court. In New York, he has nominated the first A...

Obama To Make Key Appointments

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is announcing his picks for three Cabinet-level jobs – nominees to run the Energy Department, Environmental...

Obama Nominates Todd Hughes, Openly Gay Lawyer, To Court Of Appeals

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama nominated openly gay Justice Department attorney Todd Hughes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday, ...

Republicans Up Pressure On Obama Appointments

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Several Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation to stop a labor board and consumer watchdog from enfo...

Federal Court Smacks Down Obama Appointments

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate last year to appoint three members of the National Lab...

Elizabeth Warren: Avoid Wall Street Shuffle in Washington

POLITICO | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

It’s that time again when jobs open up across Washington and the big shuffle starts: People on Wall Street angle for key economic policymaking jobs,...

Obama Announces Various Administration Appointments

Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced several appointments to administration posts on Friday. Among the names listed were Mohamed A. El-Erian and Richar...

Bold Obama Move Challenged

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Friday in a case that challenges whether President Barack Obama had the authority t...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Appoints Record Number Of Women Judges To Federal Bench

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the confirmation of Stephanie Rose as a U.S. district court judge on Monday, President Barack Obama has put 72 women on the federal...

Ambassador Aponte and the Incredible Shrinking Marco Rubio

Kristian Ramos | Posted 08.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

This may come as a shock to some political analysts, but Senator Marco Rubio is not the solution for the GOP's Hispanic problems. The big question is can he bring enough Republicans along to secure Mari Carmen Aponte's appointment.

Cordray Faces Tough Crowd At First Senate Hearing

AP | By MARCY GORDON | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Tuesday welcomed Richard Cordray to his first Senate hearing as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ...

Obama Nominees Still Hanging In The Balance

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are returning to Washington in an angry mood over President Barack Obama's appointments to two key agencies duri...

America's Two Political Reform Movements

Harry Kresky | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Harry Kresky

If the White House only resists the partisanship of the Republicans, and never challenges the partisanship of both parties, it can have a hollow ring.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Picking His Fights

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is basing a large part of his campaign on what he can manage to accomplish without dealing with the congressional gridlock, and this is quite likely a winning political strategy.

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Press Justice Dept On Legality Of Recess Appointments

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate Republicans fired off letters to the Justice Department on Friday demanding to know what role the agency played, if any...

Obama Appoints Jeremy Bernard as White House Social Secretary

David Mixner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Mixner

Jeremy Bernard will be the first male ever to serve as White House Social Secretary. Indefatigable, unfailingly affable and extremely knowledgeable, no one deserves this prestigious appointment more.

Obama Announces Three High-Profile LGBT Appointments

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama White House announced Wednesday the appointment of three openly gay officials to high-profile positions, two to take on roles within the adm...

The Warren Chronicles: Does This Administration Care About Following the Law?

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

The President has every right to nominate Prof. Warren to run the CFPB, but must be prepared to defend the nomination like any other.

Federal CTO Makes the Case for Open Government and Innovation

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Aneesh Chopra makes sure that the technology, data and innovation aspects of any given policy that comes before the president are thought through and are considered in a little more aggressive way.

Obama Bypassing Senate To Fill Medicare Post

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama intends to use the congressional recess to bypass the Senate and appoint Dr. Donald Berwick, an expert on pa...

The Blagojevich Trial Begins -- So Should The Clearing of Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s Name

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

Yesterday, we heard the opening statements in the public corruption case against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Robert.