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Obama Team of Rivals

A Team of Zombies, and Zombies Defending Zombies

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Obama's national security team includes not a single opponent of the Iraq War. It is chock full of Bush administration political appointees who are -- somehow -- being held over.

What Obama Can Learn from Lincoln's Inaugural

John Stauffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Stauffer

Why did Lincoln defend slavery so vigorously in his inaugural address, thus alienating abolitionists and progressives in his party?

Beyond a Team of Rivals -- The Method to Obama's Saneness

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Obama has responded to questions about selecting older, experienced team members when he was the candidate of change by saying that he will gather input from his team.

Jason Linkins

The Most Unlikely Bedfellows In Politics | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ever since the Season of Transition began, it hasn't escaped the media's attention that President-Elect Barack Obama has been signing up his political...

Cult Of Competence: What Ties Obama's Cabinet Together

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama won the White House last month in large part by running against George W. Bush and tapping into the public perception that his administra...

The Real Rivalry In the Team: The Cabinet vs. The Campaign Promises

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Obama's team will likely mean constant if subtle pressure on him to water down his policies. In short, he won't be surrounded by yes men -- he'll be surrounded by no men.

Real Change Is Afoot: Obama Shifts Political Center with National Security Selections

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Warren

For all Monday's talk of power, and successfully ending the "war on terror" in Afghanistan, the significance was less the obvious signals of being "muscular" than of an attempt to be flexible and, yes, multilateralist.

"Better Than Cats!" Neocons, Republicans and War Criminals Rave About Obama's 'Team of Rivals.'

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As Barack Obama's opus, "Team of Rivals," continues its rolling debut, the early reviews are in and the "critics" are full of praise for the cast.

Clinton-Richardson: Benefits of a "Team of Rivals"

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Mr. Obama so far has shown the same laudable self-confidence and humility of Lincoln in being willing to invite such Democratic rivals for the party's presidential nomination into his Cabinet.

Obama's Team Of Heavyweights

International Herald Tribune | Al Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama will surround his presidency with powerful men and women. The models of Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan are ...

Team of Rubins

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

There is no denying the plain fact that only progressive remedies, of large scale public spending and stringent government regulation, will fix what's broken.

A "Team of Rivals" Or a Rival Team?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

If "Team of Rivals" = "Bipartisanship," shouldn't there be some full-on progressives in some very powerful positions?

How Far Will Obama Take 'Team of Rivals' Approach? ... Hillary? McCain? Romney? Lieberman?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Sen. Clinton is obviously qualified and I think America would love to see a new government that wasn't simply made-up of cronies but of people with differing viewpoints who come together for the good of the country.

Angry Kucinich Reminds Obama He Was Rival

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

As President-Elect Obama continues to assemble his "team of rivals" by filling Cabinet positions with former political opponents, he has drawn the ire of one self-styled rival who feels he has been unfairly overlooked.

Obama Names Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston to 'Team of Rivals'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

Continuing in his quest to assemble a so-called "team of rivals," Obama today announced that he would name Jolie and Aniston to key Cabinet positions.

Obama Wants 'Team Of Rivals' Cabinet, May Keep Bush's Defense Secretary

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has never been shy about comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln. He did so when he announced his candidacy at the Illinois state capitol, w...

Obama Proposes 'Team of Rivals' Cabinet

ABC's Political Punch | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An amusing question and an historical answer at Sen. Barack Obama's town meeting in Boca Raton, Fla. The questioner asked, "You're about to achieve a...