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U.S. Presidential Transition (2009)

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  • Six keys to Obama's second term

    Six keys to Obama's second term
    Presidential second terms have a bad name. The traditional view is that presidents are stuck with first-term leftovers on their plates and a calendar that calls on them to get any legislation through Congress in the first 18 to 24 months. After that, few in Congress listen because the chief executive's time in office is limited.
  • President to president

    President to president
    "You will be our president when you read this note," George Herbert Walker Bush wrote to Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him in the 1992 campaign, denying Mr. Bush the provisional vindication that reelection provides until history has its chance to...

    Analysis: Which Barack Obama will govern?

    Barack Obama won the presidency Tuesday by persuading voters to embrace a seeming paradox: leadership based on contradictory principles of change and reassurance. The Illinois senator combined ambitious goals and a cautious temperament. He promised tax...

    Obama's challenge changes

    Obama's challenge changes
    In running a successful national campaign, Barack Obama laid down guidelines that came to be seen as hallmarks of his leadership style. He prizes loyalty, discretion, teamwork and selflessness, say those who have worked with him. But as he shapes a new...

    Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama

    Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama
    WASHINGTON — At a July fundraiser in the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel near Washington's Tidal Basin, President Obama met with some of his most steadfast supporters — two dozen political and business leaders eager to write sizable checks...