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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,...
  • 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...
  • Author Will Haygood Offers Behind-Scenes Look Of 'Butler'

    Author Will Haygood Offers Behind-Scenes Look Of 'Butler'
    When Washington Post writer Wil Haygood met the late Eugene Allen in 2008, his intent was to write a feature story tied to the country's election of its first black president, then-senator Barack Obama. The result was his feature story "A Butler Well...
  • 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...
  • Obama fundraiser linked to loan program that aided Solyndra

    Obama fundraiser linked to loan program that aided Solyndra
    The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for...
  • Our bad -- No regrets over U.S. apology for Quran burning

     
    When is an apology in order? When you answer “yes” to the following two questions: 1. Did you or those who represent or answer to you do or say something that caused discomfort, or worse, to others? 2. Would you......
  • Parsing Blago

     
    From the transcript of Rod Blagojevich's appearance on Fox News Sunday: In the second round, we're going to put a defense on, I'm certain. And in that particular case, you know, we're going to call witnesses like Rahm Emanuel, Senator......
  • Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again

    Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again
    Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on the rise. Now the former governor is fighting to stay out of federal prison. And...
  • HUD Offers Latest Obama Administration Attempt To Strengthen LGBT Rights Through Regulation

    HUD Offers Latest Obama Administration Attempt To Strengthen LGBT Rights Through Regulation
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development unveiled a series of proposed rules on Thursday designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination when applying for federal housing assistance. The HUD proposal marks...
  • Blagojevich Begins 14-Year Prison Term in Colorado

    Blagojevich Begins 14-Year Prison Term in Colorado
    Chicago -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrived at a Colorado federal prison Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence on a corruption conviction. "This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do," he told a crowd of sign-wielding supporters...