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What the Republic Victory Means

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

The victory of the Republic Windows and Doors workers demonstrates the value of militant action by labor in addressing the economic crisis.

Gates Has Canceled On Bush To Meet With Obama Team

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a brief news conference in Kandahar, Afghanistan, an Afghan reporter asked Robert M. Gates, President Bush's defense secretary, the first, pertinen...

Majority Of Americans Back Obama On Iraq, Afghanistan In New Poll

Washington Post | Michael A. Fletcher and Jon Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans are more upbeat about U.S. prospects in Iraq than at any time in the past five years, but nearly two thirds continue to believe the war is n...

Interview with Steve Hildebrand; Steve, Did you tell Progressives to Shut Up?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Interview done on the Rob Kall Radio Show, live, on WNJC 1360 AM, December 10. 2008 To hear the interview, click this link (good until Jan 10): Con...

"A Craigslist for Service"

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

As founder of Craigslist, it seems right to say something about what I think of the idea on to create "a craigslist for service."

Obama's National Security Team Holds First Meeting On Monday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President-elect Barack Obama will hold the first meeting of his national security team on Monday in Chicago, according to a transition aide for the in...

Obama's Global Warming Challenge: It's A Ticking Time Bomb

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ...

A Nation Clinging to Guns

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Why exactly do we need firearms? A gun will not insure that you do not lose your job to an international merger or international competition. A gun will not get you a raise.

Lobbyist Spouses Of Daschle, Browner Present Test For Obama

New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Hall Daschle is one of the most important aviation lobbyists in town. Ms. Daschle is also the wife of Tom Daschle, whom President-...

"Poverty Off the Political Radar": Is it True?

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

I'm not seeking a statement of concern or care. Instead, I am looking for evidence that the Obama administration will be on the offensive, rather than the defensive, on the issue of poverty.

Obama Reading Biography of Vlad the Impaler. May Decide to Insert Sharpened Sticks Up Rivals' Asses.

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry and Joe Long

An Obama spokesperson was quick to dismiss any thoughts of impaling. Though, off the record, expressed a wish that at some point they might come upon Joe Lieberman in the act of bending over.

White House To Obamas: Sorry, We're Booked

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has turned down a request from the family of President-elect Barack Obama to move into Blair House in early January so that his daught...

Obama Team Mum On Blagojevich Investigation

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama is refusing to answer any questions about the internal review he has ordered into Illinois Gov. Rod Bl...

Re-establishing NASA's Leadership

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

So long a source of national pride and inspiration as well as cutting edge research, NASA is now losing its position of world leadership.

Raul Grijalva Great Choice for Secretary of Interior

Howard Shanker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Shanker

The appointment of Raul Grijalva as Secretary of the Interior presents a rare opportunity to bring a uniquely qualified candidate, with true grass-roots ties, and a broad based progressive bent to the Cabinet.

Ready or Not: Obama Transition Team Publishes Reproductive Health Community's Agenda

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

Dozens of transition documents drafted for the transition team by advocacy groups... are now up on the website.

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....

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 ...

Latino Scamble on Change Street

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus last night considered endorsing a Vice Chair candidate to replace Congressman Xavier Becerra should he become the next US Trade Representative.

The Folly of de-Clintonification

Jared Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Levy

As Barack Obama goes about forming a cabinet, cries have gone up that Obama is committing some kind of sin by appointing a number of people who worked in the Clinton Administration.

Happy Birthday, Governor Blagojevich!

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Giles Slade

Last Tuesday, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Joe Biden were upstaged by Governor Rod Blagojevich who appears destined for the same prison that currently houses his predecessor.

Running on Fumes

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

While keeping major progressive reforms such as health care, the economy and Iraq in his sites, Obama's choices for his administration have been pragmatic and, gasp, a bit moderate.

Obama Pushing For Secret Legal Memos

Legal Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legal Times reports that President-elect Barack Obama has been having trouble with one small transition demand -- getting secret legal memos from the ...

Steven Chu, Energy Secretary? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Physicist Steven Chu will reportedly be named President-elect Barack Obama's Energy Secretary: Democratic officials close to the transition team say...

Obama's Transition Approved By Majority Of Americans | LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama is entering the White House with an enormous reservoir of goodwill from an American public that is rooting ...