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U.S. Presidential Transition (2009)

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  • Cocaine dealer clemency: Holder had a role, too

     
    In an informative story this morning about Bill Clinton's sentence commutation for cocaine dealer Carlos Vignali (right), son of a politically connected LA businessman who spread money around to politicians and hired Hillary Clinton's brother, the LATimes...
  • Obama's nearly billion reasons for thanks

     
    by John McCormick and Mike Dorning As he hosted a gala celebration for some of his earliest and most loyal financial supporters Thursday evening, President-elect Barack Obama's aides released new information showing the magnitude of their feat: They...
  • Obama 'saddened' by Blagojevich arrest

     
    by John McCormick President-elect Barack Obama appeared with former Vice President Al Gore this afternoon in Chicago to talk about environmental matters and clean energy, but all the reporters in the room wanted to talk about was dirty political laundry.....
  • Ten for a Thursday: Patricia Blago, (expletive) celebrity

     
    Auto bailout legislation agreed to by the White House and Democrats passed the House last night but the $14 billion rescue package providing short-term help to Chrysler and GM faces iffy prospects in the Senate. Blagojevic faces growing pressure......
  • Obama delays Blagojevich report

     
    by Mike Dorning The Obama transition office notified reporters moments ago that it will not release information on contacts that Obama staff members had with advisers to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich until next week. Obama Transition Communications...
  • Rahm Emanuel, Blagojevich staff talked

     
    by Bob Secter Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be White House chief of staff, had conversations with Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration about who would replace Obama in the U.S. Senate, the Chicago Tribune has learned. The...
  • Obama: We've cleared ourselves, but it's secret

     
    On the Blagojevich/Obama/Emanuel front: Obama's transition team has issued a statement saying that it has completed a promised review of contacts with Blagojevich and his office, and concluded that no one did anything "inappropriate." Although Obama...
  • Video: RNC attacks Obama over Blago

     
    In this web video, below, released over the weekend, the Republican National Committee tries to exploit the Blagojevich scandal to discredit Obama. There are questions about staff contacts with Blagojevich's office, including contacts by top Obama adviser...
  • LaHood to be Transportation Sec

     
    by Mike Dorning updated Peoria Republican congressman Ray LaHood will be nominated Transportation Secretary for the Obama Administration, Republican and Democratic sources said today. A spokesman for the Obama transition team declined to comment and...
  • Rick Warren loves 'gays and straights'

     
    by Frank James Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church defended himself against criticism that President-elect Barack Obama shouldn't have chosen him to deliver the invocation at his inaugural next month, saying he's not anti-gay. An excerpt from the...
  • Obama Blago report to clear Rahm

     
    by Frank James George Stephanopoulos broke some news today when he reported that his former fellow Clinton White House colleague Rahm Emanuel was cleared by an investigation by Greg Craig, the former Clinton White House lawyer, into contacts the Obama.......