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U.S. Presidential Transition (2009)

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  • Rick Warren loves 'gays and straights'

     
    by Frank James Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church defended himself against criticism that President-elect Barack Obama shouldn't have chosen him to deliver the invocation at his inaugural next month, saying he's not anti-gay. An excerpt from the...
  • Obama Blago report to clear Rahm

     
    by Frank James George Stephanopoulos broke some news today when he reported that his former fellow Clinton White House colleague Rahm Emanuel was cleared by an investigation by Greg Craig, the former Clinton White House lawyer, into contacts the Obama.......
  • Obama team scrubs NASA expenses

     
    The helmet camera of astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper shows her tool bag as it floats away from the International Space Station. She lost hold of it when when a grease gun inside it exploded. NASA/Associate Press. by Frank James Who......
  • Blago Report: 4:30 today

     
    The report in which Obama's transition team plans, according to multitudinous leaks, to exonerate itself of any inappropriate conduct with Blago on the Senate seat.... Will be released at 4:30 pm today, the day before Christmas Eve. How nice! Why......
  • Biden: 'no inappropriate (Blago) contact'

     
    by Jill Zuckman and John McCormick WASHINGTON - Vice President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that a report due out this afternoon will show "no inappropriate contact" between Barack Obama's presidential transition team and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich....
  • Obama Blago probe clears prez-elect et al

     
    by Frank James The Obama transition team report on its contacts with Gov. Rod Blagojevich' or the governors' office has been released and, as has been telegraphed for days by the Obama team, it exonerates President-elect Obama and his aides......
  • Ten for a Monday: Israel goes to Iraq, with Paterson

     
    Dick Cheney and Joe Biden exchanged insults and different views on the role of the vice-presidency and the accomplishments of the Bush administration in TV interviews. Biden will be overseeing a task-force on the middle class. Obama, on vacation......
  • Obama: The best and the brightest?

     
    In a story this morning that was later confirmed, the NYTimes reported that Sen. Clinton is hiring two top deputies at the State Department -- one of them Jacob Lew (left), a former Clinton budget director and current Citibank......
  • Israel: 'Direct, hard blow againt Hamas'

     
    by Mark Silva and Mike Dorning With the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip, the Israeli government reported today that "the objective of this stage is to destroy the terrorist infrastructure of the Hamas in the area of operation,......
  • Obama vetting of Richardson a blooper

     
    by Frank James My first thought on hearing that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson had asked President-elect Obama to drop his nomination as Commerce Secretary because of a federal probe into possible pay to play activity in Richardson's office was......
  • Sanjay Gupta: House (and Senate) calls

     
    by Noam N. Levey and Matea Gold President-elect Barack Obama has asked Dr. Sanjay Gupta to be the next U.S. surgeon general, looking to a popular television personality to help provide a public face for his healthcare agenda. Best known......
  • Picture: First Day of School

     
    The Obama transition team releases pix of Sasha and Malia getting ready for their first day at their new school in Washington, DC. It's always a little scary when you're that young, but somehow it seems doubtful that they're going......