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Barack Obama Appointments

Obama Announces Various Administration Appointments

Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced several appointments to administration posts on Friday. Among the names listed were Mohamed A. El-Erian and Richar...

Obama Makes Nomination For New Leadership Position

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is nominating a senior counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to head a new government office set up to...

Vetting Obama's Judges: The Case for Chris Schroeder

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Obama needs to keep the Senate queue full of judicial nominations and use the bully pulpit to demand timely confirmation. Judge confirmations and GOP obstruction should be a mid-term campaign issue.

Recess Appointments: Obama Prepares to Implement "Yes We Can!"

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

President Obama can and should fill federal vacancies with the stroke of his pen. In this time of crisis, history may judge harshly if he fails to do so.

Obama's Regulation Czar Nominee Sunstein Faces Scrutiny

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein, a widely admired intellectual and friend of President Obama, has spent years delving into the obscure i...

Obama Appoints Openly-Gay Hochberg To Run Export-Import Bank

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A source tells me Fred Hochberg, an openly gay former Clinton Administration official, will be named to head the Export-Import Bank. Hochberg, who wa...

Nancy Killefer: Obama's Chief Performance Officer

AP | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nancy Killefer withdrew her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government on Tuesday, saying she d...