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Obama Final Four Picks Hint At 2012 Election

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled his picks to reach the Final Four in the NCAA basketball tournament. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the ...

Kerry Is the No Drama Option for Secretary of State

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

If Obama and Biden are seeking a pro-active and self-motivated secretary of state in harmony with their own visions, one that will command immediate respect, Kerry is looking better for the position every day.

Obama's Top Six Health Care Players

LA Times | Peter Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Months ago, when President Obama made healthcare his top domestic priority and picked the White House team to make it happen, he selected individuals ...

Rajiv Shah for USAID Administrator | Laura Rozen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

POLITICO reported yesterday that the 36-year-old USDA chief scientist and undersecretary for research, education and economics, a medical doctor who p...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Staff Frustrated As Team Credit Goes To Individuals | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since the presidential race ended, there has been no shortage of individuals -- with varying connections to Barack Obama's campaign -- who have been b...

Sam Stein

Moving In: Obama's Next Task Is Transforming White House | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The transition of power between an outgoing and incoming president is not just a broad process with obvious political implications. It is also a massi...

Sam Stein

Official Inauguration Poster Released By Obama Team: Exclusive | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Barack Obama Inaugural Committee is releasing an official inauguration poster playing off past themes and marking the history of January 20th in a...

Sam Stein

State Money: Obama Set To Battle GOP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following a series of meetings with lawmakers on Monday, President-elect Barack Obama has seemingly bolstered even further his chance of passing a mas...

Sidwell Friends Basketball Fans Chant Obama

Washington City Paper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Portis/Zorn isn't the only rivalry to heat up around here lately: For Sidwell Friends/Maret, it's on. On Saturday, Maret's basketball boys were leadi...

Canaries in the Coal Mine

Carlos Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos Watson

They may live in cities other than Washington, speak languages other than English, make money via means other than approval-mongering -- but these six may just become key players in the new Obama administration.

Obama Forming Progressive Team -- In White House Staff

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While liberal critics sound increasingly uneasy with President-elect Barack Obama's nominations of centrist, Clinton-era Democrats to Cabinet position...

When Will Obama Appoint a Secretary of the People?

Sanjiv Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanjiv Gupta

We have elected the next president. Now we desperately need him to name someone whose sole purpose is to defend our interests. When will Obama appoint a Secretary of the People?

Our Dear Leader

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Lots of folks are expressing concern over Barack Obama's appointments, and in my new newspaper column I offer three separate thoughts on the worries: ...

NY Times: Obama "Surrounding Himself With Pragmatists Rather Than Ideologues"

New York Times | David Sanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination with the enthusiastic support of the left wing of his party, fueled by his vehement opposit...

"No Drama Obama" Assembling Combative Team

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever happened to Mr. No-Drama-Obama? After running a campaign known for its almost military-like cool and discipline, the president-elect is now ...

Shock: Obama Will Appoint Qualified Officials, Not Big Donors, To Key Ambassadorships

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You'd think everyone on the Obama team would be celebrating today. But you'd be wrong. There is major agita among some key elements of President-elec...

Obama Transition Team Named

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has named his entire transition team -- formally organized as the Obama-Biden Transition Project, a 501(c)(4) organization. The work of t...

Not a Hail Mary, a Fumblerooski

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

A Hail mary is not the play the Republicans are running. This is not a last-second desperation play. There's a lot of time left in the game. This is deception by design: It's the Fumblerooski.

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...