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Obama Has Eye On Diversity With Upcoming Cabinet Shakeup

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he prepares to announce a new wave of Cabinet and other senior posts, President Barack Obama is aiming to put a more diverse fa...

Obama Shake-Ups Precede 'Pivotal' Initiatives

RealClearPolitics | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

President Obama ended the first week of his second term in something of a message muddle, even as he rearranged his White House staff Friday to help h...

Sam Stein

Final Tallies: Obama Buried Romney On Airwaves And With Staff

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee announced this week that it had arranged for a post-campaign autopsy to figure out what exactly went w...

Key Obama Adviser Leaves Amid Crises

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Melody Barnes is leaving as White House chief domestic policy adviser at a time when President Barack Obama's administration is get...

Obama Plans First Major Reorganization Of His Administration

New York Times | JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is planning the first major reorganization of his administration, preparing to shuffle several positions in the West Wing as he tries...

'Real World 44': Inside The Lives Of White House 20-Somethings

New York Times Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"This party," Herbie Ziskend announced, "is in honor of John Quincy Adams." The dirty-blond, blue-eyed 24-year-old, who once handled luggage for Barac...

Obama Golfs With Melody Barnes: Domestic Policy Adviser Is First Woman To Golf With President Obama

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

President Obama headed for the links again Sunday, but this time a woman joined him on the green. Melody Barnes, the president's chief domestic polic...

Rahm Emanuel: Obama's Chief Of Staff

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the latest news on the Obama cabinet, visit the Huffpo's Obama Cabinet Big News Page Visit the Rahm Emanuel Big News Page Read the Jeff Gat...

Grueling Schedules Taking Their Toll On West Wing Staffers

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House mess -- the military-inspired term for the West Wing cafeteria -- opens at 7 a.m. each day. And each day, there is a long line of hung...

Sam Stein

Obama Plugs Staff Into Hill Health Care Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the key measures the Obama White House has employed in crafting a comprehensive health care reform package is to ensure that the avenues of com...

Obama Final Inauguration Event: Thanks Staff At DC Armory

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told his supporters that they deserve credit for his historic election victory, in part because they didn't ...

Sam Stein

Obama Staffs Defense, Danzig's Future Up In Air

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team announced on Thursday afternoon the staffing of key positions in the Department of Defense, ending a process that proved a b...

Sam Stein

Pentagon Problems: Obama Runs Into Delays Staffing Defense Team

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has run into some difficulty staffing the top rungs at the Department of Defense, with the expected short tenure of Secre...

Obama Forming Progressive Team -- In White House Staff

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While liberal critics sound increasingly uneasy with President-elect Barack Obama's nominations of centrist, Clinton-era Democrats to Cabinet position...

290,000 Resumes Sent To Obama Transition Team

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington -- One member of President-elect Barack Obama's transition team measures meetings by the number of resumes arriving on his B...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? Surprisingly, a Large Number of Republicans Say "Yes"

Ricardo Rossello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ricardo Rossello

Given conservative Republicans' beliefs that Obama is a far left candidate, the more moderate (in their view) Senator Clinton may become a more acceptable choice for Secretary of State.

Philip Schiliro, Veteran Congressional Aide, Named To Obama's Staff

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen a veteran Capitol Hill aide as his top White House representative to Congress, the Democrat's ...

Obama Transition Team Courts Clinton Aide Doyle

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Democratic officials say President-elect Obama's transition aides have approached Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former campaign manag...

Obama To Establish Urban Policy Office

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The intense back-stabbing amongst Democrats for top jobs in the Obama administration assumes there are a fixed number of jobs worth having. But it's l...

Clinton: Rahm Emanuel Good Choice For Chief Of Staff

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her first public appearance since former rival Barack Obama was elected president, praised his choice...

Obama To Have Say In Bush's Bailout Staff Picks

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There may be just one president at a time, but when it comes to the $700 billion bailout package, Barack Obama's team is getting a toe in the door. T...

Rahm Emanuel: Obama Chief Of Staff (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who is Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama's Chief of Staff? Check out HuffPost's slideshow for more information and read HuffPost's Rahm Emanuel BigNews Page....

Shock: Obama Will Appoint Qualified Officials, Not Big Donors, To Key Ambassadorships

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You'd think everyone on the Obama team would be celebrating today. But you'd be wrong. There is major agita among some key elements of President-elec...

Robert Gibbs: Press Secretary

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Update 11/22: WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named longtime spokesman Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary and reached ...

Jason Linkins

Robert Gibbs: A Cavalcade Of Highlights From The Election Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Gibbs has proven to be an affable flack, and his overall temperament could go a long way toward healing the fissures between the Obama campaign and the press that arose from aloofness toward reporters.