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U.S. Presidential Transition (2009)

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  • Will stimulus lack 'green' infrastructure?

     
    By Jim Tankersley Barack Obama has pitched his stimulus package as a quick jolt for the ailing economy and a "down payment" on his priorities as president. But those goals appear to be colliding in at least one key area:......
  • Scientists: act now on Gulf of Mexico's dead zone

    Scientists have issued a report urging immediate government action to reduce urban and Midwest farmland runoff blamed for feeding an 8,000-square-mile dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, an oxygen-deprived pool of water that has grown alarmingly...
  • Speculation Swirls About Obama Appointments

    CHICAGO (AP) - Barack Obama is hoping Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel will accept an offer to be his White House chief of staff. Emanuel is mulling it over. Since he was elected six years ago, Emanuel has quickly risen up the leadership ranks in the...
  • Obama calling on economic experts for their advice

    CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Obama is meeting with his economic advisers to talk about an economy in need of change. Lawrence Summers, a Treasury secretary under President Clinton and one of those brought in by Obama, tells NBC's "Today" show it's...
  • Bailout approved: Automakers to get $17.4B

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing danger to the national economy, the Bush administration approved an emergency bailout of the U.S. auto industry Friday, offering $17.4 billion in rescue loans in exchange for deep concessions from the desperately troubled...
  • Obama Team Promotes Massive Economic Recovery Plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) - For more than two weeks, the Obama transition Aides to the president-elect burst forth on the Sunday talk shows with a sense of urgency. They're calling on Congress to pass a massive two-year spending and tax-cutting recovery program....
  • Obama and McCain to Meet Monday

    CHICAGO (AP) - Barack Obama and John McCain will be meeting on Monday. The announcement comes today from Obama's transition office. It'll be their first meeting since before the election. An Obama spokeswoman says the two will talk about ways of...
  • IU law professor joins Obama's transition team

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana University law professor who helped Bill Clinton make the transition to power in 1992 before serving in his administration has joined President-elect Barack Obama's transition team. Dawn Johnsen is a member of Obama'...
  • Obama picks 3 veteran financial regulators

    President-elect Barack Obama has chosen three veteran financial regulators to serve the country as it faces unrelenting turmoil in financial markets and the broader economy. Democratic officials say Obama wants Gary Gensler to head the Commodity...
  • Bailout approved: Bush says government will give automakers $17.4B in loans

    At the same time, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Congress should release the second $350 billion from the financial rescue fund that it approved in October to bail out huge financial institutions. Tapping the fund for the auto industry basically...
  • Obama wants $500 tax cut for most workers

    President-elect Barack Obama, commencing face to face consultations with congressional leaders Monday, is embracing an unexpectedly large tax cut of up to $300 billion. Obama said the country faces an "extraordinary economic challenge." Besides $500 tax...