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Elections Panel Calls On States To Make It Easier To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- States should implement online voter registration and expand early voting in order to reduce long lines at the voting booth, the Preside...

Obama's Former Communications Director Anita Dunn Pitches 'Ethical Oil' Keystone XL Ad

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Now, the "ethical oil" campaign has a new backer: Anita Dunn, former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama and current Principal of SKDKnickerbocker, a public relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C.; New York City and Albany.

Obama's Former PR Flack: Thread Tying Keystone XL, PA Gov's Race Together

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Pennsylvania Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, has hired powerful PR firm SKDKnickerbocker for her campaign's communications efforts.

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama Attorney's Law Firm Represents TransCanada's Pipeline in Alaska

Steve Horn | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama's personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada's South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.

Ryan J. Reilly

New Group Tries To Make It Easier To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Presidential Commission on Election Administration, which President Barack Obama first announced earlier this year during his State ...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Put In Double Bind

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing questions over the Internal Revenue Service's allegedly focused examination of conservative groups applying for nonprofit tax-exe...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama, Romney Campaign Lawyers To Co-Chair Commission

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The two top lawyers for the presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will co-chair an independent presidential c...

Jon Ward

Obama Campaign Questions Romney's Truthfulness To Feds, But Tax Returns Are True Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top officials for President Barack Obama's campaign made a flurry of accusations against Mitt Romney on Thursday regarding his career at...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Demands Retraction From Karl Rove

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign's top lawyer fired off a letter to Karl Rove Thursday, demanding a retraction of a "mystifying" comment Rove made and raising quest...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Campaign Hits Back At Rove Group's Secret Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawyer for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission to force Karl Rove's non-profit or...

Top White House Lawyer Resigns

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top lawyer at the White House, Bob Bauer, is quitting to return to his political law practice and represen...

New Study Finds Agencies Slow to Adopt Even Basic FOIA Guidelines

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Sunshine Week starts with a new report from the National Security Archive and the Knight Foundation that finds only 49 of 90 agencies have adopted 'co...

Sam Stein

Democrats, Hoping To Break Through Impasse, Reach Deal On Three Judges

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what Senate Democrats are hoping is a sign of forthcoming comity around the politics of filling judicial vacancies, Republicans have ...

Sam Stein

Reid To Test Informal Agreement With GOP, Pushing Judicial Nominees This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first effort to break through what White House counsel Bob Bauer called a cold war political standoff over judicial confirmations wi...

Sam Stein

Obama's Chief Counsel: A Cold War Political Crisis Is Endangering Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an extremely rare public appearance on Tuesday, White House Counsel Bob Bauer attributed the "pernicious" crisis over the state of co...

Dan Froomkin

White House Ethics Initiatives At A Crossroads

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama White House's ambitious push for accountability and open government has lost steam, and the imminent departure of reform champion Norm Eisen...

Health Care Reform: Second Trimester

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Mr. President: A word to the wise: Better not further jeopardize your standing when we're not sure whether the BP cap won't go bust.

Bob Bauer To Be White House Counsel; Greg Craig To Depart

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TOKYO — The White House's top lawyer is returning to private practice and being replaced by a longtime adviser to Barack Obama. White House cou...

Not Supposed to Happen in Obama Land: Intrigue Behind Gregory Craig's Resignation

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

In a "Team of Rivals White House," what happens when character assassination and leaks from within are given tacit support from those who hold the keys to the White House?

Obamas Are Not The Only White House Couple

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama has more than one way of bringing people together: Just ask Cass and Samantha. Or Anita and Bob. Or Tommy and Katie. ...

Bob Bauer on Professionalism and Ethics for Lobbyists

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Bob Bauer's work is of major importance, reminding us that lobbying often is in the public interest or is just about someone getting a fair shake for their clients.

Obama's Cabinet: The Lawyers He May Appoint

ABA Journal | Terry Carter and Stephanie Francis Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's the guessing game that has Washington, D.C., buzzing: Which lawyers will be appointed to senior government positions by the next president? Shou...

Anti-ACORN Messages Threaten Staff and Obama (AUDIO)

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Against a backdrop of GOP-backed allegations that it is involved in voter registration fraud, the activist ACORN group has been targeted with emails and voicemails threatening its staff as well as Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Obama Files F.E.C. Complaint Against Pro-Clinton "Swiftboat" Group

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

In filing the FEC complaint, the Obama camp is sending a message that "Swiftboat"-style groups will not be free to ignore the revised laws governing such groups as the general election heats up.

Pro-Clinton Group Swiftboating Obama In Indiana

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

"This ad violates the FCC standards. It's modeled after the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth ads. It is being supported by the Clinton campaign and the consequences are going to be severe."