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Obama Cabinet Picks

Sabrina Siddiqui

Filibuster Attack Renewed | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive and labor groups on Thursday renewed calls for Senate leaders to reform filibuster rules that have allowed Republicans to re...

Congressional Black Caucus 'Disappointed' In Cabinet Picks | Posted 03.12.2013 | Black Voices

(CNN) - Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, expressed concern in a letter to President Barack Obama over the lack of Afri...

Obama Treasury Pick Courts Senate Republicans

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

By Rachelle Younglai and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday offered encouraging words abou...

GOP Senator Questions Hagel's 'Temperament'

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

* Obama nominated Vietnam War veteran Hagel as defense chief * Conservatives have faulted Hagel on Israel, Iran * Senate...

Rangel Slams 'Embarrassing As Hell' Obama Diversity, Compares Him To Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), the second-longest serving African-American congressman in the House, slammed the lack of diversity in President Barack ...

Obama Nominates Hagel For Secretary Of Defense

Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

President Obama has nominated former Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Hagel, a moderate Republican, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran wh...

Obama Expected Announce Decisions On Cabinet Shakeup

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

* Former Republican senator would give Cabinet bipartisan cast * Reshuffle complicated by decision on Hillary Clinton successor ...

Report: Major Obama Cabinet Picks Could Come Next Week

AP | BEN FELLER and JULIE PACE | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama could name his next defense secretary in December, far sooner than expected and perhaps in a high-powered package...

Susan Rice: Have the Democrats Found Their 'Condi'?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Condi Rice stood out in a sea of White faces in the GOP, but she also gave flesh to Bush's successful drive to woo more minority voters. Obama is anxious to find new ways to legitimize himself to African Americans who wonder whether their steadfast support will be reciprocated.

Holder Staying On

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly staying on for an unspecified time beyond President Barack Obama's first term, according to Fox News. Th...

Show Us the Cabinet

Brian Giacometti | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Brian Giacometti

Unlike Supreme Court Justices, these yet-unknowns rarely make an appearance into the thousands of hours of campaign speeches, written material, or off-the-record hints. And maybe -- just maybe -- that should change.

Why Should Obama's Poor Choices Surprise Anyone?

Seth Swirsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Swirsky

Democrats chose to deny the reality of who Mr. Obama truly was: A stunningly inexperienced Chicago-bred politician who had made poor choices, in his associations and judgments.

CIA: Thinking Outside The Fraternity

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

We've been hearing a lot about change lately -- but the question here was about changing an organization like the CIA, with its special functions and rules and strong internal cohesiveness.

The Rev. Rick Warren Controversy: A "Blessing" in Disguise?"

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

I have expressed my outrage at Rick Warren's elevation to the national stage. Yet, if the gay community has the courage to take a deep breath, there's another way of viewing this situation.

Obama's Animal Welfare Team

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Obama has pledged to make progress for animal welfare and environmental stewardship, and we hope these appointees will prove to be an excellent team to help him meet these crucial goals.

Arne Duncan's Task: Keep Spotlight on Education

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Focusing on what works for kids ought to come first, no matter which end of the political spectrum the idea comes from. This should remain the cornerstone of Duncan's decision-making.

Obama's Education Secretary Must Be a Real Reformer

Marc Lampkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Lampkin

Now is the time for Obama to turn rhetoric into action by nominating for Education Secretary someone committed to carrying out real reform that extends down to every classroom in America.

Appointments and Disappointments: Sizing Up Obama's New Cabinet

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Rothman

Some observers believe Obama's cabinet appointments are a strategic ploy, a smokescreen for co-opting middle and right elements. His aim is to "feint to the right, move left."

The Media's Liberal Reverse Bias

J. L. Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. L. Ballinger

Obama could pick almost anybody for his cabinet and it would represent something new from the current lame ducks.

Obama's Cabinet Picks May Leave Democratic Seats Vulnerable

Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama's speed in naming Cabinet nominees and top White House staffers has drawn praise from many within his party but also has ...

Obama Right to Reassure Wall Street Markets With Rubinauts But Also Needs Econ Advisors Who Stand for Main Street

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We can only hope that Obama balances the smart Rubinauts whom he has picked to lead his economic team with some equally smart pro-Main Street economic minds.

Lieberman: Obama "Just About Perfect" In Cabinet Picks

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman took another step Tuesday toward mending his relationship with Democrats, saying that Barack Ob...

Hillary + Obama = High Drama

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Hillary's appointment isn't even official, but the Obama/Clinton narrative has already left the realm of politics. Its twists, turns, shadings, and complex emotions are the stuff of literature.

Bachmann Trashes Obama Cabinet Picks (VIDEO)

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is up to her old tricks, it would seem. On Hardball in October, the then-freshman representative told Chris M...