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  • FLASHBACK: CitiGroup Chose Obama's Cabinet

    11/18/2016 7:12:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    In 2008 Michael B. Froman, then Citigroup executive, sends John Podesta a list of cabinet members. The email is dated Oct. 6, 2008 and bears the subject line “Lists.” It went to Podesta a month before he was named chairman of President-Elect Obama’s transition team. Froman’s list proved remarkably prescient. As it proposed, Robert Gates, a Bush holdover, became secretary of Defense; Eric Holder became attorney general; Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security; Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff; Susan Rice, United Nations ambassador; Arne Duncan, secretary of Education; Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services; Peter Orszag,...
  • Obama Didn't Even Pick His Cabinet, CITIBANK DID

    11/18/2016 4:08:49 AM PST · by gaggs · 27 replies
    While Donald Trump decides who will be in his cabinet, here is a reminder to the Mainstream media… Obama didn’t even pick his cabinet, Citibank did. In a John Podesta email revealed by Wikileaks, one month before the Presidential election of 2008, the Wall Street giant Citibank submitted to the Obama campaign a list of its preferred candidates for cabinet positions in an Obama administration. This list corresponds almost exactly to the eventual composition of Barack Obama’s cabinet.
  • Ferguson shooting is topic of Obama meetings Monday with Cabinet, civil rights leaders, police

    12/01/2014 6:36:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies ^ | 12/1/14
    ....Obama will discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others.
  • Call them what they are

    12/01/2013 6:23:02 AM PST · by Yooperman · 20 replies
    It’s past time for Conservatives and Conservative Talk Show hosts to start calling the Obama Regime and the Democrat Party “Communists”. Sean Hannity avoids the word and the closest Mark Levin can do is Statist. The Obama Administration is full of communists. The EPA and many Government Agencies and Bureaus are pushing Government control of every aspect of our lives. DHS and other Government Agencies are buying up all the ammunition while the EPA is in the process of closing the last lead smelting plant in the U.S. (ALERT! BACK DOOR GUN CONTROL MOVES FORWARD!--"Obama … › Events Oct...
  • Sebelius: Obama didn't know about tech issues

    10/23/2013 10:33:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Sebelius: Obama didn't know about tech issues Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News 1 hour ago The woman at the center of the firestorm surrounding the tech-plagued launch of the Obamacare website says President Barack Obama was not informed of potential red flags until it went live. In an interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the president was told of problems with the site in the "first couple of days" after the Oct. 1 launch of, but not before. "Nobody says the site is working the way...
  • The New World Disorder [VDH]

    01/22/2013 8:06:03 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    With a diminished team at State, Defense, and the CIA, Obama can be Obama. John Brennan, Chuck Hagel, and John Kerry will be confirmed. The three will provide a force-multiplying effect on the Obama foreign policy of disengagement. The chameleon Brennan will be very different from David Petraeus at the CIA; Hagel is no circumspect Leon Panetta; and there was a reason why the appointment of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state was greeted with praise in a way John Kerry’s will not be. The trio is less competent than their predecessors, but also perhaps more representative of a country...
  • Jarrett: Expect more diversity in future Obama Cabinet picks (nothing but old white guys so far)

    01/20/2013 3:53:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett on Sunday predicted more minorities and women would be tapped for positions in the president’s Cabinet. “His cabinet, when he's finished -- and he's far from finished -- will have diversity, including women, including people of color,” said Jarrett in an interview with CNN. “He believes he makes his best decisions when he is surrounded by people who have different perspectives and give him their best ideas,” she continued. “And so, one picture does not speak a thousand words in this instance. I spent a lot of time in the Oval Office, and I'm in...
  • Obama asks Cabinet members for proposals to curb gun violence

    12/18/2012 6:48:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/18/2012 | By Scott Wilson and Philip Rucker
    President Obama on Monday began the first serious push of his administration to attempt to reduce gun violence, directing Cabinet members to formulate a set of proposals that could include reinstating a ban on assault rifles. The effort will be led by Vice President Biden, according to two people outside the government who have spoken to senior administration officials since Friday, when a gunman killed his mother and rampaged through Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children, six adults and himself. The tentative steps ended a paralyzing debate within the administration over how hard to pursue gun-control...
  • Judd Gregg for president? National columnist thinks exiting pol will make a bid

    12/23/2010 8:29:46 PM PST · by pissant · 30 replies
    Fosters ^ | 12/23/10 | Jennifer Keefe
    DOVER — One national columnist has speculated New Hampshire's own Judd Gregg, who recently retired after three terms in the U.S. Senate, is considering a run for the presidency in 2012. Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review Online, cites the Republican as acting like he's not running "but hasn't ruled it out." As Gregg's term wraps up and the holidays approach, no one is available to take calls at his offices throughout the state and in Washington, D.C. The listed phone number for Gregg's home in Rye has been temporarily disconnected, according to a recording. Republican Strategist Mike Dennehy said...
  • Obama's Cabinet: This graph explains a lot

    12/02/2009 2:55:21 AM PST · by South40 · 10 replies · 1,272+ views
    AJC ^ | 11/30/2009 | Kyle Wingfield
    Nick Schulz at the American Enterprise Institute’s blog presents this graph: I don’t think it will shock anyone that the top people in Democratic administrations tend to have less private-sector experience than their GOP counterparts. Yet the previous low-water mark for private-sector experience since 1900, the JFK administration, was still three times higher than the Obama Cabinet’s level. Here’s what makes this background information about the Obama team even more interesting: As Schulz notes, “public sector employment has ranged since the 1950s at between 15 percent and 19 percent of the population,” yet the Obama Cabinet got more than...
  • Help Wanted, No Private Sector Experience Required

    11/25/2009 5:10:18 PM PST · by Al B. · 9 replies · 516+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Nov. 25, 2009 | Nick Schulz
    A friend sends along the following chart from a J.P. Morgan research report. It examines the prior private sector experience of the cabinet officials since 1900 that one might expect a president to turn to in seeking advice about helping the economy. It includes secretaries of State, Commerce, Treasury, Agriculture, Interior, Labor, Transportation, Energy, and Housing & Urban Development, and excludes Postmaster General, Navy, War, Health, Education & Welfare, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security—432 cabinet members in all. When one considers that public sector employment has ranged since the 1950s at between 15 percent and 19 percent of the population,...
  • Thanks for the Memories (liberals thrown under the bus)

    11/25/2009 6:12:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 1,345+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2009 | Maureen Dowd
    At his Cabinet meeting Monday afternoon, President Obama took a moment to give thanks to his team. Sipping a glass of water, the president offered special gratitude to the woman on his right. “I advised this hard-working Cabinet to get a little bit of rest this week,” he said, looking at Hillary Clinton, “particularly the people who have been traveling around the globe day-in and day-out and don’t know what time zone they’re in.” The secretary of state, with a china cup and saucer in front of her, smiled. In the back of the room, back where they were parched,...
  • Obama nominee withdraws due to tax woes

    02/03/2009 7:27:58 AM PST · by LBSTx · 52 replies · 1,511+ views
    MS(Most Slanted)NBC ^ | 2/3/9 | NBC News
    An Obama administration official says Nancy Killefer is withdrawing her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government.
  • Daschle apologizes for failing to pay taxes

    02/02/2009 8:23:06 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 70 replies · 1,317+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 02/02/2009 | Kevin Freking
    WASHINGTON – Tom Daschle said Monday that he's "deeply embarrassed and disappointed" about his failure to pay more than $120,000 in taxes. President Barack Obama's pick to head the Health and Human Services Department apologized for his mistake in a letter to the Senate Finance Committee released Monday. Daschle is expected to answer questions from the panel later in the day in a closed session. Daschle said he profoundly regrets the errors that the committee has had to deal with and he is willing to answer any questions. The committee reported that Daschle recently filed amended tax returns to reflect...
  • McConnell: "Wait-And-See" On Daschle

    02/01/2009 3:57:57 PM PST · by Baladas · 26 replies · 703+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 1, 2009 | David Morgan
    (CBS) The Senate's leading Republican said he is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the revelation that former Senator Tom Daschle - named to a cabinet post by President Obama - recently filed an amended tax return and paid $140,000 in back taxes and interest. Appearing on CBS' Face The Nation, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., refused to say whether he thinks Daschle's nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services is in trouble, but admitted news of Daschle tax troubles was "a surprise." “The Senate Finance Committee is meeting tomorrow to go over this and to come up with recommendations for...
  • Napolitano Says Fixing Immigration System a Priority [McCain approves]

    01/15/2009 8:45:06 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 699+ views
    Bloomberg | 2009-01-15
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  • McCain defends Obama's CIA pick [barf]

    01/09/2009 4:37:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 122 replies · 2,492+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – John McCain said Friday that his former rival Barack Obama has put together an "excellent" national security team, and defended the selection of Leon Panetta to head the Central Intelligence Agency. "I'm not here trying to argue that this president is perfect and that there aren’t still disagreements, but I do think his national security team is an excellent one," McCain told Fox News. He described his post-election conversations with Obama as "cordial" and said he has spoken with the president-elect about the situations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Asked about Obama's decision to name Panetta to...
  • Busy Gupta performs brain surgery, reports for CNN

    01/07/2009 6:43:02 AM PST · by gallaxyglue · 14 replies · 1,553+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 7, 2009 | David Bauder
    Busy Gupta performs brain surgery, reports for CNN Television Writer David Bauder, Ap Television Writer – Wed Jan 7, 5:54 am ET AP – If Barack Obama wants a surgeon general with visibility to promote health issues in his administration, it can't hurt to hire a CNN correspondent called one of People magazine's "sexiest men alive." Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon and one of CNN's busiest personalities, is under consideration by the president-elect for the job. Should the offer come, CNN said Gupta has indicated he is likely to take it. Obama will have a man who has interrupted...
  • McCain praises expected LaHood pick [barf bag alert]

    12/22/2008 4:13:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 760+ views
    MSNBC - First Read ^ | 2008-12-18 | Ken Strickland
    Reacting to press reports that retiring GOP Rep. Ray LaHood is the likely nominee for Transportation secretary, John McCain today commended Obama "for once again reaching across the aisle." McCain called LaHood "one of our country's finest public servants." In a written statement, he said LaHood "has always fought for the best interests of our nation -- recognizing that bipartisan compromises often provide the best solutions to the problems facing our country."
  • Obama's New Secretary of Education is Arne Duncan

    12/16/2008 9:15:57 AM PST · by Staff Sgt. Max Fightmaster · 58 replies · 2,640+ views
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    See the title. Just appeared on TV.