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Gore Rejects "Climate Czar" Post

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Times reports: President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is flirting with creating a White House "Climate Czar," but climate cha...

Pentagon Chief Gates Prepared To Stay But Will Obama Ask Him To?

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Nancy A. Youssef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who said not long ago that it was inconceivable that he'd remain at his post under a Democratic adminis...

Obama's Urban Policy Office: Role For Architects?

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a variety of news outlets reporting that Barack Obama will form an Office of Urban Policy to coordinate the new administration's efforts on citie...

Chicago Reporter: Emanuel Will Be Reviled By Dems

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the days following his election, it has become clear that President-elect Barack Obama is bringing a little bit of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's...

Obama Faces Test: Will He Close White House Political Office?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was a standard applause line on the campaign trail: Barack Obama condemned the "perpetual campaign" that has consumed Washington, contending that t...

Obama Team Expected To Broker Subpoena Deal

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A yearslong legal dispute between the White House and Congress over testimony by President Bush's aides probably will be resolved u...

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Being Considered For Position In Obama Cabinet

Miami Herald | MICHAEL VASQUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz -- engineer of downtown's building boom, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, supporter of President-elect Barack Obama ...

Bill Richardson: Secretary Of State?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal reports: The battle for America's top diplomatic post spilled into view Tuesday, as some Hispanic leaders made a public push...

Let's Kiss and Make Up, or Old is the New "New"

Jessica Catto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jessica Catto

Election night was the place in the story where the Prince walked into the palace and kissed Sleeping Beauty. We awoke from our spell of at least the ...

Obama Announces Transition Leaders, Including Former Lobbyists

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Obama on Wednesday named a team heavy on experience in the Clinton administration to help guide transition efforts ...

Labor Chiefs Privately Plan Campaign To Pressure Obama

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a private meeting tomorrow in Washington, D.C., the most powerful and prominent leaders of the labor movement are planning to finalize the details ...

Sam Stein

Podesta Sketches Out Vision For Assertive Presidency | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before it was clear that Barack Obama would be elected, John Podesta, the current co-chair of the White House transition team, laid out an agenda for ...

Sam Stein

Podesta, Mark Green, Offer Blueprint For Obama Administration | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday, major Democratic officials, including the co-chair of Barack Obama's transition team, released a comprehensive outline for the incoming ...

Obama Team Faces Major Task In Justice Dept Overhaul

Washington Post | Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a transition team for the Obama administration begins work on a Justice Department overhaul, the key question is where to begin. Political consid...

Facebook Offers Obama Cabinet Clue?

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Team Obama announced this afternoon that Josh Gotbaum will lead the review team that will be parked at the Department of the Treasury. So I did what any Gen-Xer would -- I checked out his Facebook page.

Yes It Was... A Mandate for "Progressive Patriotism"

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

As president, Obama is historically situated to reframe the American conversation around democracy, diplomacy, opportunity and a greener world. What's more patriotic than the story of progress?

Progressive Patriotism: How the 44th President Can Change Washington and America

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

It was a "change" election all right, but will it actually change Washington and America? November 2008 wasn't so much a culmination as it was the beginning of a new chapter in our national story.

Facebooking Obama's Cabinet

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The cyberstalking of Obama's administration has begun.

Seth Colter Walls

Ex-CIA Analysts: McLaughlin Being Considered For Top Intel Post | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two recently retired CIA analysts have told the Huffington Post that John McLaughlin, a former deputy CIA director, is being considered by the Obama t...

Seth Colter Walls

Rice: Obama Election Is "Quantum Leap" | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a soon-to-be broadcast interview with C-SPAN's Steve Scully, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discussed the implications of Barack Obama's victo...

Seth Colter Walls

Obama Campaign: "A Lot Of Disinformation" About Transition Advisers | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's transition team pushed back on Wednesday morning against an AP report claiming that former Sen. Sam Nunn and former Secretary of State ...

Obama Administration Job Application Requests Info On Embarrassing Emails

New York Times | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Want a top job in the Obama administration? Only pack rats need apply, preferably those not packing controversy. A seven-page questionnaire being se...

Obama Staffs Up Web Outreach Crew For Transition

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now this is a good sign: The Obama transition team has just signed up two leading Web types for the transition's Internet outreach team, a welcome ind...


Dina Rasor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dina Rasor

It seems like every group has their hand out claiming that they need more money in these bad economic times. As messy as these problems are, there is no bigger mess than the Department of Defense.

An Open Letter to President-Elect Obama About Abortion: From a Pro-Obama and Pro-Life Leader

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Yes, it's all about the economy. But no one should kid themselves: the culture wars have the potential to sap the energy from your best initiatives.