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Presidential Transition

Planning for Obama's Transition Out?

Heath Brown | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The Presidential Transition Act mandates that candidates thoroughly plan for a potential transition prior to the election. For a sitting president this raises some prickly questions about planning for a possible transition while at the same time planning for a second term.

Mitt Romney and the Marketplace of Ideas

Heath Brown | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.

Stakes Are Too High for Posts to Stay Vacant

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

One year into Obama's term, about 200 of the roughly 500 top Senate-confirmed administration positions are still unfilled. We've seen this play before.

Countdown to Emancipation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We're a little more than twenty-four hours away from finally awaking from a long national nightmare.

Obama or FDR: Whose Strategy Will Work Better?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

One significant difference between the Roosevelt transition and that of Barack Obama is the swiftness with which the Obama transition team has moved to address the nation's economic crisis.

How Obama's Adroit Symbolism Yields Sky-High Approval

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Well, Obama has more than weathered a few highly-publicized controversies -- he has the highest approval rating for a president-elect in decades.

Al Qaeda, Obama and Pakistan

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Ayman al Zawahiri's unwelcomed reemergence from his cave today is a sad reminder how much the Bush Administration's failures are being dumped into Obama's lap.

Presidential Transition: McCain Eyes Military, Obama His Aides

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans will elect not only a president on Tuesday, but also his huge team of aides, advisers and bureaucrats who will help the w...

Sam Stein

Biden: Transition Prep Happening On Capitol Hill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking to a crowd in Ohio today, Sen. Joseph Biden briefly turned his focus to what happens after the election and, in the process, provided a peek ...