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Obama Transition Team

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.

Podesta Gives His First Interview

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, ThinkProgress provided our readers an opportunity to ask John Podesta questions pertaining to his service on the Obama transition team. You...

The Business of Service

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Greenblatt

The corporations and small businesses that power American growth and shape our society could be the fuel that turbo-charges our vision of national service.

Obama's Team Of No-Sleep Workaholics

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After 37 years on Capitol Hill, Pete Rouse, Barack Obama's Senate chief of staff cum White House senior adviser-in-waiting, is known for three things:...

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama transition team is taking questions again at -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.

Obama Transition Leaders for Economics and International Trade

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

Obama's transition team is very large, and some the key advisors are not listed on the web page. It's difficult to sort things out. Malini ...

Rick Warren and The Internet Giveth ... and Taketh Away

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Daou

For online political operatives and observers this is a prime example of the truism that the medium can quickly flip from being an asset to a liability.

Obama: 'Frustrating' To Not Address Blagojevich Rumors (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama said Wednesday he was anxious to correct the record on his transition team's involvement with Gov. Rod Blagojevich and de...

NASA Won't Cooperate With Obama Transition

Orlando Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASA administrator Mike Griffin is not cooperating with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, is obstructing its efforts to get information ...

Report: Obama Team Has Dire Economic Outlook

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's quite unsettling to talk to members of Barack Obama's transition teams these days, especially those who are helping with the economics portfolio....

Obama Will Allow Fortune 500 Firms to Receive Federal Small Business Contracts

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Petaluma, Calif. - President-elect Barack Obama has dropped a campaign promise to end Bush Administration policies that have allowed Fortune 500 firms...

The Imperial Transition

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The Bush administration has gone out of its way to lend a hand to Obama's transition team and, in the process, help institutionalize the imperial transition itself.

Richardson Appointment Is Good News for Oceans

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As Secretary of Commerce, Bill Richardson can position the US as a leader on international ocean issues. He is a big-picture person, someone who understands the global stage.

Keeping Track of Change

(It Takes More Than Hope)

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

Let us not forget that it was Obama himself who invited each of us to fulfill our end of the contract between citizen and president in an historic effort to bring about change.

Obama Governors' Meeting: Emanuel Shares Details

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's White House Chief of Staff, spoke with reporters on the press plane after a meeting with governors from b...

Does Obama Really Plan To Govern from the Center-Right?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Should progressives beware? Has Barack Obama suckered them into supporting a President who will really govern from the "center-right?" The short answer is no.

Stuff Happens: The Pentagon's Argument of Last Resort on Iraq

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In a nutshell, the Pentagon's argument couldn't be simpler or more red-bloodedly American: We have too much stuff there to leave Iraq any time soon.

A Job With Obama? First, a Few Questions

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When did you realize that Barack was The One? Provide exact month, day, and year of your enlightenment, and the names of at least two (2) witnesses.

"If You Leak, You're Gone": Obama Transition Team

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marc Ambinder reports on the Obama team's somewhat unsuccessful attempt to run a tight ship: Several Obama transition staffers have put a version of... and Cluen: A Case Study in Privacy

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Herzog

I still hope transparency is possible in the government, but a curious investigation led me down a path to conclude that transparency is the tip of the iceberg and is not what it seems.

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Frenemies Closer

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Post-election politics have begun to resemble an episode of The Hills lately, with Obama (obviously Lauren Conrad) currently vetting best frenemy Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State.

Dozens Of Former Lobbyists Serving On Obama's Transition Team

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has imposed stricter conflict-of-interest restrictions on his White House transition team than any president before him. ...

Obama Brings Clinton Team Back Together

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico reports that Barack Obama's administration is starting to looks a lot like Bill Clinton's: Here's how you can tell the campaign is over...

Obama's Transition: What Change Will Look Like

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is one of the ironies of politics and history that when the candidate of change was pondering what he would do if he actually got elected President...

David Axelrod: Modern-Day Walter Mitty

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael L. Millenson

Axelrod started out as a spectator in the boonies. Next thing you know, he's masterminding, and winning, one of the most exciting presidential campaigns in American history.