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U.S. Presidential Transition (2009)

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  • Obama from Chicago's political machine?

     
    Mayor Richard J. Daley at Chicago City Hall at June 14, 1973 press conference. Chicago Tribune photo by George Quinn. by Frank James Although the 2008 presidential campaign is over, its talking points apparently aren't, particularly the one about......
  • Obama forced into president's role early

     
    by Frank James We actually may have more than one president at a time, despite what President-elect Obama and his aides have persistently said since Election Day. That's the only way to interpret some reporting that indicates Obama's transition is......
  • Barack Obama: 'One president at a time'

     
    by Mark Silva When President George W. Bush convenes a two-day summit of world leaders in Washington on Friday to confront the global economic crisis, President-elect Barack Obama will not be present. When Congress convenes for a lame-duck session next......
  • Rahm Emanuel: 'Rahmbo'-designate

     
    by Mark Silva John Podesta, the bookish co-chairman of President-elect Barack Obama's transition planning, was casting about today for a title for Rahm Emanuel, the hard-charging Chicago congressman whom Obama has designated as his chief of staff. Chief...
  • Barack Obama's $12-million transition

     
    by Mark Silva President-elect Barack Obama's transition planning will run about $12 million and employ 450 people. "We recognize that we have only one president at a time,'' said John Podesta, Obama's co-chairman for transition planning, in a press...
  • Dana Perino: 'Three to tango'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated The White House today denied that President Bush was suggesting any trade-off when he discussed with President-elect Barack Obama his interest in winning a Colombia Free Trade agreement in the context of getting some emergency......
  • Obama camp OK with Lieberman

     
    by Frank James Sen. Joe Lieberman's efforts to hold onto his Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs chairmanship may be gaining Joementum. TPM Election Central is reporting that Stepanie Cutter, an Obama transition spokeswoman, is sending...
  • Obama job applicants beware

     
    by Frank James When the economy is unsteady and there's a surplus of job applicants, employers can be more exacting in their requirements. The incoming Obama Administration is no different, and maybe even more demanding than many an employer since......
  • Ten on Wednesday: Swinging that budget axe

     
    Gov. Paterson will announce his plan to cut $2 billion from the state budget today. Most will come from health and schools. Tuesday, he doled out plentiful portions of grim budget news at a forum in Syracuse. He may......
  • Reports: Hillary's job if she wants it?

     
    CNN advances the Hillary as Madam Secretary story a step, reporting: "Multiple Democratic sources tell CNN that President Elect Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton had a ???serious discussion??? Thursday to gauge Clinton???s interest in the post of...
  • Quote: Lies are heartening?

     
    Politico has an interesting piece about the enormous number of ex-Clinton hands hired to work on the Obama transition, particularly current given speculation about Hillary being considered for secretary of state. The piece, of course, is built on the...
  • Obama puts vet Rouse in top post

     
    by Christi Parsons Pete Rouse, who helped Barack Obama craft the early plans for his White House bid, will take on a key role in the new administration as a senior advisor to the president. A Capitol Hill veteran and......