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U.S. Presidential Transition (2009)

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  • Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.

    Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.
    The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation...
  • Chicagoan sentenced to prison for illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe

     Chicagoan sentenced to prison for illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe
    A South Side man was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Tuesday for illegally lobbying on behalf of top Zimbabwe government officials in an attempt to lift U.S. economic sanctions against the southern African nation. Before the sentence was...
  • Obama fundraiser linked to loan program that aided Solyndra

    Obama fundraiser linked to loan program that aided Solyndra
    The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for...
  • Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama

    Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama
    WASHINGTON — At a July fundraiser in the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel near Washington's Tidal Basin, President Obama met with some of his most steadfast supporters — two dozen political and business leaders eager to write sizable checks...
  • President to president

    President to president
    "You will be our president when you read this note," George Herbert Walker Bush wrote to Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him in the 1992 campaign, denying Mr. Bush the provisional vindication that reelection provides until history has its chance to...
  • Six keys to Obama's second term

    Six keys to Obama's second term
    Presidential second terms have a bad name. The traditional view is that presidents are stuck with first-term leftovers on their plates and a calendar that calls on them to get any legislation through Congress in the first 18 to 24 months. After that,...
  • Our bad -- No regrets over U.S. apology for Quran burning

     
    When is an apology in order? When you answer “yes” to the following two questions: 1. Did you or those who represent or answer to you do or say something that caused discomfort, or worse, to others? 2. Would you......
  • Obama punts on marijuana policy

    Obama punts on marijuana policy
    I suppose President Obama deserves some credit for addressing national marijuana policy during his recent online town hall. But instead of seriously answering the thousands of questions submitted by Americans on overhauling our failed drug laws, he...
  • Governor should go, Obama now says

    As President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday joined a chorus of political leaders urging the resignation of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his staff remained tight-lipped about the growing federal probe into a scandal that has broken the momentum of his...
  • Barack Obama, U.S. senators, state officials urge Rod Blagojevich to resign

    President-elect Barack Obama and Democrats in the U.S. Senate ratcheted up pressure on disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign Wednesday while federal agents fanned out to investigate the details of the Illinois chief executive's alleged shakedown...
  • Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again

    Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again
    Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on the rise. Now the former governor is fighting to stay out of federal prison. And...