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U.S. Presidential Transition (2009)

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  • Video: Transparency, or propaganda?

     
    Here's a video distributed by Obama's transition, which in theory is designed to engage and involve voters, and comes with an invitation for feedback. A couple of thoughts: 1. It's really just a dull press release. But somehow dull press......
  • Bill Clinton shifts stance to help Hillary

     
    by Frank James Former President Bill Clinton is reportedly willing to accept limits on his charitable and money-making activities if that will clear the way for President-elect Sen. Barack Obama to nominate Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. As the......
  • Obama's (Clinton's) roster fits the Bill

     
    by Christi Parsons and Peter Nicholas The roster shaping up for the Barack Obama administration is starting to look a little familiar, with an ironic pattern emerging as one name after another is added to it. A striking number of......
  • Obama puts Moran, Pfeiffer in key jobs

     
    by Christi Parsons Ellen Moran, executive director of EMILY's List, will join Barack Obama's White House as director of communications. And Dan Pfeiffer, a key Obama communications strategist and sopkesman, will serve as deputy director of communications....
  • For Obama, a brief taste of normalcy

     
    by John McCormick There is some irony that it took winning the presidency for Barack Obama to settle into a schedule that borders on humdrum. For now, he wakes up in his own bed, works out in the same fitness......
  • Obama makes pitch for Chicago Olympics

     
    by John McCormick President-elect Barack Obama's transition staff released a video message this morning that he recorded to boost Chicago's efforts to win the 2016 Olympics. The message is for the European Olympic Committee (EOC) XXXVII General Assembly...
  • Obama presser: The econ team

     
    Obama just announced, as expected, NY Fed official Tim Geithner (left) as Treasury Secretary and Larry Summers (right), former Treasury secretary and Harvard president, as the chief White House economic advisor. Their relative status? He described...
  • Chicagoan to direct social events at WH

     
    by John McCormick Chicago businesswoman Desiree Rogers will be named to the position of White House social secretary, a source in President-elect Barack Obama's transition office said Sunday evening. Rogers, 49, is a close friend of the Obama family and.....
  • Obama, governors: Philadelphia summit

     
    by Mark Silva Candidate Barack Obama went to Philadelphia to talk about race in America, seeking "a more perfect union," at a time when it appeared that the issue could dominate a presidential campaign. Now President-elect Obama will go to......
  • Obama: Statement on Mumbai

     
    Obama's transition office issues a statement on the attacks in Mumbai: "President-Elect Obama strongly condemns today's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and his thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of India. These...
  • Chambliss wins Georgia Senate runoff

     
    by James Oliphant and Richard Fausset The Democrats' dream of an overpowering, filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate is officially on ice. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss Tuesday held on to his Georgia Senate seat, fending off a challenge from...
  • Barack Obama's Thanksgiving message

     
    by John McCormick As he spends Thanksgiving in Chicago with dozens of friends and family at his Kenwood neighborhood home, President-elect Barack Obama's transition aides released a radio address he has recorded for broadcast on Saturday. In the weekly...