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U.S. Presidential Transition (2009)

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  • 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......
  • Obama asks Congress for DTV delay

     
    by Jim Puzzanghera President-elect Barack Obama today asked Congress to delay next month's planned switch to all-digital broadcast television, warning that the TVs of millions of Americans could go dark because of major problems in the government's...
  • Digital TV shift may be delayed

     
    by Frank James Don't get rid of those old analog televisions yet. The national transition to digital television was supposed to occur next month on Feb. 17. But some key members of Congress and the Obama presidential transition may engineer......
  • Obama: Let's act on economy or else

     
    by Frank James President-elect Barack Obama is due to make a major speech on the economy today at George Mason University in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, D.C. It is essentially a call for support of what is expected to......
  • Obama played best Burris hand he had

     
    by Frank James David Broder highlights in his Sunday column what he views as early missteps by the Obama presidential transition team -- the misbegotten Bill Richardson nomination, President-elect Barack Obama's initial opposition to Roland Burris's...