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Obama Transition

In Thanksgiving for our (Very Big) Government

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

In light of the tremendous challenges facing our country, I am grateful for a government big enough to help us weather the financial storm.

Obama Transition Creates India Briefing Team

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team has just set up a special team to interact with the State Department's Operations Center as well as the office of the Direct...

Karl Rove Praises Obama's Choices: "Reassuring"

Wall Street Journal | KARL ROVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President-elect Barack Obama's economic transition team met this month, everyone was there - inflation fighters, business leaders, union firebran...

Forget Obama's Cabinet: Five Foreign Policy Posts To Watch

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With much of President-elect Barack Obama's cabinet still unnamed, it's understandable that speculation should focus on who helms the different agenci...

Obama, Arnold, And The Renewed Climate Change Fight

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite many rumors, don't look for Schwarzenegger in the Obama administration, at least not now, though candidate Obama mentioned him several times as someone he'd like to appoint.

Obama Transition A Boon For Chicago Hilton

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

No one will be sadder when President-elect Barack Obama finally splits town and heads to Washington for good than the folks who run the Hilton Chicago...

The Audacity Of Hope

Kenneth Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kenneth Thompson

Let us hope that President-elect Obama continues to inspire the American people to forgo divisiveness and to instead unite to make the country better for all.

John Podesta Talks About His "Evil Twin" Skippy

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post profiles Obama transition leader John Podesta -- and his evil twin Skippy. To fully understand how John Podesta is managing the c...

Sen. Majority Leader Comment Marks Monumental Shift in Immigration Reform Prospects

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

In Newsweek, Karl Rove argued that Republicans must support a policy that "strengthens citizenship, grows our economy and keeps America a welcoming nation."

Obama Inauguration Details: No Corporate, Lobbyist Money

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's newly formed inaugural committee promised today it will not raise money from corporations, political action committees or currently reg...

Who's In Play for EPA?

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Noles

A half dozen names are percolating, with increasing familiarity, as possible EPA Administrators. But just who are these prospects?

From the Office of the President-Elect, PEOTUS

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

The control the Obama campaign and now transition have demonstrated over the media is as sophisticated and as groundbreaking as Lee Atwater's use of multimedia developments for Richard Nixon.

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.

Melody Barnes To Run Domestic Policy Council

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

My ThinkProgress colleagues are reporting that Melody Barnes, who was at CAP before I got on board, will head the Domestic Policy Council in the Obama...

Obama's Unusual Transition: The Split-Screen Presidency

McClatchy Newspapers | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - America has never seen anything quite like this: The president and president-elect acting like co-presidents, consulting and cooperating ...

Michelle Obama On Senior Adviser Jarrett: "She Knows The Buttons, The Soft Spots"

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a dark afternoon last week, the road to Jerusalem and Beijing momentarily veered through the office of a real estate company here. Valerie Jarrett...

Obama To Name Desiree Rogers White House Social Secretary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prominent Chicago businesswoman Desiree Rogers will be named the White House social secretary, according to a series of news reports. The 49-year-old ...

Obama Seeks To Fill Leadership Vacuum On Economic Crisis

New York Times | JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO - President-elect Barack Obama sought to seize the reins of the economic crisis Monday as he and his new economic team worked closely with Pre...

Obama's Inner Circle (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's inner circle of advisers who will guide him in the White House represents a mix of longtime political associates from Chicago and well-connect...

The Tasks of Change We Can Really Believe In

Charles Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Barber

In a near landslide, the American public voted for change. But now comes the hard part. How does one actually change a country?

Undoing Bush Tax Cuts May Prove Harder than Closing Guantanamo

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

The question is: what country does Charlie Gasparino live in? A country where the pressure to make Bush's insane and ineffective tax cuts permanent will grow louder as January 20th approaches.

Obama Press Conference Media Divided Into Cubs And White Sox Sections (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 11/25 2:30 P.M. A reporter who is a lifelong White Sox fan received an apology from President-elect Obama Tuesday after being put in the Cubs ...

Promising Signs As Obama's Cabinet Shapes Up

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton could play the heavy with the Israeli government (for once) and demand that it makes serious concessions toward creating an independent Palestinian state.

Walking the Tightrope: Obama Ready to Take Action But Not Yet In Charge

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Warren

The contrast in images Monday was stark. Obama was surrounded by his quartet of top economic advisers and dozens of media in Chicago, while President Bush was at the Treasury, with Henry Paulson at his back.

Top Ten lists of Top Ten things Obama Should Do on Day 1

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Hidary

According to recent reports, Barak Obama has now read more than 142 lists of "Ten things Obama should do on Day 1" from such varied sources as Time a...