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Can Obama Really Deliver on World 2.0 Promise?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

If the new president goes straight to the people with his talking points, will the Obama administration even need the elite mainstream media to get his message out?

Holding the New Democratic Majority Together -- Part 2

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The vast majority of Americans is weary of ideological bickering and interested only in backing leaders who can do something about their problems.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Masterstroke, Mousetrap, Or Both?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Potential Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Is it a masterstroke by President-elect Obama? A mousetrap for the Clintons? Is it even happening at all?

A Secretary Who Matters

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

At the critical point where young people should be connecting with college and 21st century careers, we rely on an outdated education system that evolved in the 1970s.

We Win, They Lose. Now, Let's Get To Work

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Candidates endorsed or "A" rated by he NRA suffered losses in every region of the nation, up and down the ballot, losing not only the White House, but also at least six crucial races for the U.S. Senate.

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.

NBC: Obama's First Test With The Left

Huffington Post/NBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's decisions during his first weeks as president-elect already represent his first test with the left wing of the Democratic party. The Obama cam...

Change.Gov Returns Without Campaign Rhetoric

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The section of the Obama-Biden transition homepage detailing the president-elect's policy proposals that was stripped from the site with little explan...

Change.gov 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 change.gov is not what it seems.

"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...

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Frenemies Closer

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Disgrasian

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.

America Rejoins the World

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Governor Schwarzenegger is hosting an international Governor's Climate Summit in Los Angeles, and I have obtained a copy of the taped remarks that President-Elect Obama will deliver.

More Than A Prison

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Guantanamo Bay is not just a prison, it's a state of mind, and a legal limbo in which hundreds have been trapped in legal limbo since 2002.

Gates Chances Of Staying At Defense Rise With Clinton

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates may be closer to being tapped for extended duty by Barack Obama because of the near certainty a Democrat -- possibly Hi...

Obama, Richardson and Building American Leadership in a Complex World

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

Of the Secretary of State choices, Governor Richardson brings both a depth of experience and a philosophical commitment to Barack Obama's leadership style.

Yes We Can: The Power of International Education

Deanna Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deanna Lee

It's so easy to be cynical about the state of education in the U.S. that to meet five smart, winsome teenagers who say things like "We are One" is nothing short of Obama-worthy inspiration.

Transition Topic VI: Nixon to China, Reagan to Russia, Obama to...

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With his liberal credentials unquestioned, Obama can do something that no Republican could accomplish without being accused of social treason.

Ideas on Early Win for Obama Team

Michael P. Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael P. Forbes

As the best and brightest on the new team look for remedies to put the economy back on track... our new president needs something from all Americans rarely granted -- patience.

Can President Obama Save the Environment?

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

President Bush has left a regulatory wasteland in his wake these last eight years, and it won't be easy for President Obama to undo all of the Bush ro...

Wall-E, Eve and Barack

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

So what's the simple solution? Certain magnificent obsessions can best become reality if the U.S. Senate convenes in 2009 with 60 senators, meaning no filibuster.

A Few Good Women

Bettina Duval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bettina Duval

Although we have had one woman running for president and one female vice-presidential candidate, the 2008 election was not a complete success for women.

CNN: Scooter Libby May Have Requested Bush Pardon

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Bush gets closer to leaving the White House, expectations are mounting that he will follow his predecessors in issuing a slew of last-min...

It's Time for Bush Appointees to "Spend More Time with Their Families"

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

The people who served in the top echelons of the Bush administration owe us an apology for putting the nation through this prolonged nightmare. They do not deserve to keep their positions.

Face Of Obama White House: Expect Gibbs-isms, Pratfalls

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On one of his last nights on the campaign trail, Barack Obama was agitated. He was backstage and face-to-face with a traveling aide after giving a spe...

7 Days: FDR = Obama? Alter, Huffington, vanden Heuvel & Green Discuss and Compare Their Transitions, Nov. 15, 2008

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Nov. 4 didn't create a progressive realignment, only the opportunity for one. To achieve a real realignment, like 1890 or 1932, what would now have to happen?