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U.S. Presidential Transition (2009)

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  • Rahm Emanuel talked with governor's office about who should fill Obama's Senate seat

    Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be White House chief of staff, had conversations with Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration about who would replace Obama in the U.S. Senate, the Tribune has learned. The revelation does not suggest...
  • 'We're fighting shadows'

    SPRINGFIELD — Heading toward a decision on the ultimate political sanction, members of a House impeachment committee Monday rejected complaints by Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney that he was battling "shadows" in his fight to keep the disgraced...
  • All-digital TV's time has come

    All-digital TV's time has come
    At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, technology companies from around the world showed off television sets that can display personalized and interactive broadcasts, tune in programs from the Internet and effortlessly grab...
  • Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man

    Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man
    Today's question: Can future Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel keep Barack Obama on track, or was his selection the first sign of Obama's partisanship getting in the way of his effectiveness? All week, Scott Lilly and David Weigel discuss Obama's transition...
  • All the president-elect's men

    All the president-elect's men
    Today's question: Who would you like to see in Barack Obama's Cabinet, and which potential picks do you think would be a mistake? Previously, Weigel and Lilly debated Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff. Pass up on Robert Kennedy Jr., go for...
  • A real school reformer for Obama

    A real school reformer for Obama
    Rather than recycle sound bites as evidence of one's credentials as an "education reformer," it would behoove The Times and other national media outlets to be a little more like Linda Darling-Hammond (President-elect Barack Obama's transition chief on...
  • Hillary and Arnold in the Obama administration

    Hillary and Arnold in the Obama administration
    Today's question: Is there a role for Hillary Clinton in the White House? How about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Previously, Lilly and Weigel weighed potential Cabinet picks and discussed Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff. A step down for Clinton...
  • How Bush can smooth the Gitmo transition

    How Bush can smooth the Gitmo transition
    Today's question: Obama has pledged to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What, if anything, should President Bush do to support the shift, given his opposition to that policy? Previously, Kaye and Sulmasy weighed the symbolism and merits of Obama's...
  • Pritzker rejects Cabinet

    WASHINGTON — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker, who led the prolific fundraising that helped power Barack Obama's presidential campaign, said Thursday that she had taken herself out of the running for an appointment as commerce secretary....
  • Barack Obama campaign raised nearly $1 billion, shattering records

    Barack Obama campaign raised nearly $1 billion, shattering records
    As he hosted a gala celebration for some of his earliest and most loyal financial supporters Thursday evening, President-elect Barack Obama's aides released new information showing the magnitude of their feat: They raised nearly $1 billion for his...
  • Barack Obama plans to reach out to Muslim world

    Barack Obama plans to reach out to Muslim world
    Barack Obama says his presidency is an opportunity for the U.S. to renovate its relations with the Muslim world, starting the day of his inauguration and continuing with a speech he plans to deliver in an Islamic capital. And when he takes the oath of...
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