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  • 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 Kerrys 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 presidents 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 Institutes blog presents this graph: I dont 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 Cabinets level. Heres 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 Security432 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 dont know what time zone theyre 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 arent 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
    Fox News LIVE
    See the title. Just appeared on TV.
  • "Centrist" Obama is a Ruse

    12/11/2008 6:54:46 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 232+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/11/08 | Yidwithlid
    Obama's cabinet appointments have been praised by pundits on all sides. Some say he is building a centrist (for Democrats) White House staff that knows Washington's ways and has the respect of congressional leaders. Of course this is driving the crazies from MoveON up a freking wall. Earlier this week, Steve Hildebrand, one of the key field generals in President-elect Barack Obama's presidential campaign sparked a firestorm among the liberal commentariat when, in a piece for Huffington Post, he sought to defend the incoming president against charges that his Cabinet picks to date have been too moderate/conservative.... ...Jane Hamsher, a...
  • OBAMA ADVISER BONIOR Was a Socialist Party Member

    12/04/2008 12:29:42 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 365+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/4/08 | Yidwithlid
    As that Old Saying goes, "Birds of of a feather flock together" With all the revelations about President-elect Barack Obama's Socialist Party Ties, it is not surprising that he would try add like minded people into his cabinet. Former Congressman David Bonior fits the bill. Obama was a member of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, Bonier was a Boston member. Here's a little snippet from the 9/07 issue of the Yankee Radical, the Boston DSA's Newsletter It should also be noted that Edwards recent statements on this issue have shown real improvement, which might be due...
  • Obama's Shrewd Choices (O's Centerist HeadFake/DC Kabuki Dance)

    11/29/2008 12:06:11 AM PST · by ebiskit · 20 replies · 1,328+ views ^ | Thursday, November 27, 2008 | A Commentary By Joe Conason
    While Barack Obama introduced the first members of his economic team, a wailing noise could be heard somewhere in the background. That was the sound of complaining liberals, who worry that the president-elect is already surrendering the progressive moment to centrists -- the kind of post-election disappointment with which they are all too familiar. Looking over the names of the new Obama appointees to important positions in the Treasury and the White House, critics on the left have dismissed them as "Clintonite retreads" or worse. According to this gloomy analysis, the incoming administration is poised to repeat the mistakes of...
  • Obama keeping quiet on energy secretary pick (more Clintonistas including Mayor Bill White)

    11/25/2008 12:56:11 PM PST · by weegee · 17 replies · 651+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 25, 2008, 2:40AM | STEWART M. POWELL and DAVID IVANOVICH
    WASHINGTON President-elect Barack Obama is weighing prospects for energy secretary... Possible candidates mentioned to head the department range from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., to Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Dan Reicher, who directs energy initiatives at a Google foundation. Another candidate that had been mentioned is Houston Mayor Bill White... Reicher, 52, is, perhaps, the most prominent contender for an out-of-the-box choice. The biology major at Dartmouth and a graduate of Stanford law school served in the Clinton administration as an assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. He now heads climate change and energy initiatives at,...
  • President Elect Obama Selecting Anti-Life Advocates for Cabinet

    11/20/2008 7:08:36 PM PST · by tcg · 13 replies · 546+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/21/08 | Kathleen Gilbert
    In light of further actual and rumored appointments, Obama's future presidential administration is steadily emerging as a regime ominously packed with Obama insiders who promise to help roll out the carpet for the President-elect's radical anti-life and anti-family agenda. Media outlets recently named Arizona governor Janet Napolitano as Obama's probable choice for secretary of Homeland Security. An early Obama supporter and campaigner, Napolitano firmly established herself as an extreme abortion supporter by vetoing the partial birth abortion ban, and in one month she vetoed four anti-abortion bills. In 2005 NARAL warmly praised the governor for vetoing a bill that would...
  • McCain congratulates Napolitano on possible DHS offer [sick RINO]

    11/20/2008 4:18:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,130+ views
    PolitickerAZ ^ | 2008-11-20 | Evan Brown
    Gov. Janet Napolitano's spokeswoman confirmed Thursday that U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Phoenix) called to congratulate her on being the "top contender' for the job of Secretary of Homeland Security in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. A release put out by McCain Thursday said: "Senator McCain called and congratulated Governor Janet Napolitano on her emergence as top contender for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Senator McCain said 'Governor Napolitano's experience as the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Arizona's Attorney General, and as Governor warrants her rapid confirmation by the Senate and I hope she is quickly confirmed.' Senator McCain looks...
  • Democrats: Clinton to help Hillary get State job

    11/19/2008 10:09:06 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies · 281+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 19, 2008 | BETH FOUHY
    CHICAGO - Former President Bill Clinton has offered several concessions to help Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his wife, become secretary of state, people familiar with President-elect Barack Obama's transition vetting process said Wednesday. Clinton has agreed to release the names of several major donors to his charitable foundation and will submit future foundation activities and paid speeches to a strict ethics review, said Democrats knowledgeable about the discussions.
  • Latinos push for Cabinet posts [La Raza alert]

    11/07/2008 5:42:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,140+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-11-07 | Gebe Martinez
    Weeks before Barack Obama won the presidency, he met privately in Washington with his former Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and Latino political leaders who had fervently backed her bid. The cards were laid upon the table, according to one of the participants. The Hispanic leaders said they expected at least two Latinos to be named to an Obama Cabinet meeting the standard set by President-elect Bill Clinton in 1992 but preferred three. Of course, they also wanted sub-Cabinet-level posts. In return, Obama needed assurances that Hispanics who had overwhelmingly voted for Clinton...
  • Obama approaches lawmaker about White House post

    10/30/2008 4:37:35 PM PDT · by Undertow · 63 replies · 2,014+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/30/08 | DAVID ESPO and BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON Barack Obama's campaign has approached Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel about possibly serving as White House chief of staff, officials said Thursday as the marathon presidential race entered its final, frenzied stretch with a Democratic tilt. The disclosure came as Republican John McCain, in need of a comeback, focused on pocketbook issues amid fresh signs of a recession. "Ohio is hurting now, people in Ohio are having trouble staying in their homes, keeping their jobs," he said as he set out on a two-day bus tour of the state.
  • Obama says would include Republicans in cabinet

    10/30/2008 7:50:43 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 53 replies · 954+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-30-2008
    SUNRISE, Florida (Reuters) U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Wednesday he would include Republicans in his Cabinet if he wins the election. Obama, a Democratic senator from Illinois, also said he had "some pretty good ideas" about people he might tap for senior government jobs, though he emphasized he is focused for now on the final days of the campaign and takes nothing for granted. "There is a transition process -- that I'm not paying attention to on a day-to-day basis -- but that has been set up," Obama told ABC News in an interview. Obama said he...
  • Schumer, Kerry, McCaskill Want Rice to Intervene in Iraq Oil Deals

    10/19/2008 7:20:19 AM PDT · by Billg64 · 24 replies · 1,034+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | june 24,2008 | katherine jose
    ...Chuck Schumer, along with Claire McCaskill and John Kerry, responded quickly with a letter to Condoleezza Rice asking her to prevent the deals from going forward until there is an oil-revenue sharing law. Both Schumer and Kerry are on the Senate Finance Committee; Kerry and McCaskill are both surrogates for Barack Obama, whose campaign has been going after John McCain for McCain's new, oil company-friendly position on offshore drilling. Here's the release along with the letter (which, weirdly, doesn't include McCaskill's name at the end of it). SCHUMER, KERRY & McCASKILL SEEK TO BLOCK BIG OILS NO-BID CONTRACTS IN IRAQ...
  • Possibilities Abound for Obama Cabinet (Jamie Gorelick Alert)

    08/26/2008 8:54:06 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 22 replies · 462+ views
    Roll Call ^ | August 26, 2008 | By Louis Jacobson
    CongressNow: Possibilities Abound for Obama Cabinet August 26, 2008 By Louis Jacobson CongressNow Staff With Democrats having been out of the White House for eight years, there is no shortage of Cabinet-ready personnel for a President Barack Obama to choose from. Here are some names being floated for domestic Cabinet appointments. National security and economic posts are covered in other articles in this series. Attorney General. With revelations of an affair presumably taking widely touted former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) out of the picture, the AG landscape is wide open. Eric Holder Jr., a member of Obamas vice presidential vetting...
  • Hugs for Hugo

    04/29/2008 5:20:46 AM PDT · by maica · 9 replies · 65+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 28 April 2008 | Editorial
    Diplomacy: Bill Richardson met Hugo Chavez Sunday ostensibly to help U.S. hostages held in Colombia by FARC terrorists. But Colombia doesn't want Chavez involved, so it's worth asking what Richardson's up to. By his engagement in private diplomatic initiatives, the governor of New Mexico seems to be running for secretary of state in the Cabinet of the candidate he has endorsed, Barack Obama. Nothing wrong with that, but let's be upfront: Richardson's aim doesn't seem entirely pure. Winning the release of U.S. hostages held for five years in Colombia's jungle would demonstrate his diplomatic chops. But because Richardson insists on...
  • Obamanominations

    03/01/2008 10:38:23 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 10 replies · 209+ views ^ | March 1, 2008 | Josh Painter
    If Barak Obama becomes the next president, what will his administration look like? What sort of political animals will be Obamanominated to serve in his cabinet? While this is just pure speculation on my part, I do have some clues. First, Obama isn't just liberal, he's very liberal. The left wing interest group Americans for Democratic Action scores him at 95 to 100%, while conservative group American Conservative Union grades him in the single digits. Expect such a liberal candidate to have an equally liberal agenda for governing, and Obama will be surrounding himself with other liberals and a few...