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Obama's Team Includes Dangerous Biotech "Yes Men"

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

Instead of giving us change and hope, biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team may prolong the hypnotic "group think" that has been institutionalized over three previous administrations.

Robert Rubin Gets His Pink Slip: Good Riddance

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

The downside to letting Rubin slip quietly from his role at Citigroup is that he leaves with enough of his reputation intact that he still holds some sway in Washington.

Friday Talking Points [59] -- New Year's Resolutions (For Democrats)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy New Year 2009! Because I've always felt it is more amusing to make new year's resolutions that others should follow, today's Friday Talking Poin...

Sam Stein

Obama, The Victim Of His Own Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With three weeks to go before his inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama has been beset by questions over the Rod Blagojevich scandal as well as c...

Obama Economic Policy Snubs Small Business

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

There appears to be a significant disconnect between President-elect Obama's campaign promises to American small businesses and the actual policies he is proposing.

Sam Stein

Jewish Groups Convene For Obama Transition Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

High-ranking officials with Barack Obama's transition team met for roughly two-and-a-half hours with a wide range of Jewish groups that encompassed ne...

To All Those Waiting for the Obama Team Phone Call

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

This blog post has not been written by Steven Clemons. It is written by someone who really does deserve a very top spot in Obama Land but is sitting pensively waiting for a call while trying to pretend he/she is not.Ste

Obama Drops Windfall Profits Tax for Oil and Gas Industry

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President-elect Obama has removed any reference of his promise to implement a windfall profits tax on the oil and gas industry from the Obama-Biden Transition Team website.

Mr. Middle: A Maturity Test For Obama Supporters

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

He is aiming, as he always said he would, to bring red and blue together, to create a United States of America. However naïve and unattainable that goal may be -- that is his goal. He is Mr. Middle.

Top Ten lists of Top Ten things Obama Should Do on Day 1

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Hidary

According to recent reports, Barak Obama has now read more than 142 lists of "Ten things Obama should do on Day 1" from such varied sources as Time a...

It's Time for Bush Appointees to "Spend More Time with Their Families"

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

The people who served in the top echelons of the Bush administration owe us an apology for putting the nation through this prolonged nightmare. They do not deserve to keep their positions.

Dozens Of Former Lobbyists Serving On Obama's Transition Team

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has imposed stricter conflict-of-interest restrictions on his White House transition team than any president before him. ...