By Eric Pianin President-elect Barack Obama formally announced his communications team today -- as expected,...
By Lori Montgomery President-elect Barack Obama has instructed his economic team to develop a plan...
President Bush praised his successor for a "very effective campaign" in an interview.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has emerged as a leading contender for Interior Secretary in the next administration, according to sources familiar with the transition.
President-elect Barack Obama appeared close today to landing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state and retired Marine Gen. James Jones as his national security adviser, sources said.
Patrick Gaspard, a longtime labor operative, will be the White House political director for President-elect Barack Obama
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited a turkey farm in her home town of Wasilla yesterday to grant the traditional Thanksgiving pardon to one turkey.
Breaking away briefly from Hillarywatch to keep an eye on Mukasey's health, Wall Street's health and Michigan's continued decline.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is on track to be nominated for secretary of state in the Obama administration, transition aides said on Thursday night.
The director of an Ohio human services agency has been suspended for a month without pay and faces review by a county prosecutor for using confidential state databases to find personal information on "Joe the Plumber." She will also face review for using her state e-mail address to help Barack Obama's fundraising by identifying potential contributors and offering her own $2,500 donation.
Barack Obama raised half a billion dollars online in his 21-month campaign for the White House, dramatically ushering in a new digital era in presidential fundraising.
On Tuesday, the official results certified in Salt Lake County, Utah, gave President-elect Barack Obama a 296-vote edge in the county, the most populous in the state.
Anxiety is high among Latino leaders that Obama has not yet named a Latino to a top White House or Cabinet position.
Orrin Hatch is backing Eric Holder for AG. Tell that to Zoe Baird.
President-elect Barack Obama's campaign finance chairman and longtime friend Penny Pritzker will not seek the job of commerce secretary, she said in a statement released today.
Incoming first lady Michelle Obama has tapped Jackie Norris, President-elect Barack Obama's Iowa state director, to be her chief of staff.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) just appeared on the Senate floor to declare his support for Eric H. Holder Jr., the leading candidate to become the next attorney general.
Anita Dunn, one of Barack Obama's closest political advisers, is returning to her media consulting practice -- bypassing the chance to serve in the first incoming Democratic White House in more than a decade.
By Michael A. Fletcher President-elect Barack Obama will continue his efforts to reach across the...
By Ben Pershing When Barack Obama's transition began two short weeks ago, we thought we...
The race for 2012 is already on in the Republican Party, and today failed 2008 contender Mitt Romney appeared to take a stand sure to complicate any future presidential bid. In an op-ed bluntly titled, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," the former Massachusetts governor argued against the automobile salaries and pension systems that have for decades helped define the good life in industrial Michigan, where Romney won the GOP primary this winter and where his father was once governor.
President-elect Barack Obama continued assembling his White House team today, naming Lisa Brown, a former counsel to Vice President Gore, staff secretary and tapping his former Senate legislative director, Christopher P. Lu, to be Cabinet secretary.
Section Six of Article One of the Constitution may impede Clinton's ascension to the secretary of state post.
"We are totally committed to ensuring the transition of leadership in this department is as smooth and seamless as can be. The troops on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve it and our nation's security demands it," said Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell during a press briefing this morning.
McCain has won Missouri's 11 outstanding electoral votes, taking victory in the state by a fraction of a percent.
A high-powered group of foreign policy figures from both parties are urging President-elect Barack Obama to revitalize the U.S. relationship with the United Nations as one of his early priorities on the international front.
President-elect Barack Obama has chosen his close confidant and former Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to several sources close to the transition.
Former president Bill Clinton has agreed to several concessions requested by President-elect Barack Obama's transition lawyers that could pave the way for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) to become the next secretary of state.
Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites.
By Garance Franke-Ruta President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are holding private meetings...
By Ben Pershing Like the moon blotting out the sun, the Clintons and their attendant...
In a farewell address to House Democrats, outgoing Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) promised the incoming White House would sweeten the coffers of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee by $600,000.
Peter R. Orszag, who has headed the Congressional Budget Office for nearly the past two years, has emerged as a top choice to be the next director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, sources said.
While President-elect Barack Obama weighs whether to give his former rival a Cabinet post, Kennedy today deputized Clinton to run a special Senate task force on health insurance reform.
In a sign of how he may marshal the power of the vast online network he built during the campaign, President-elect Barack Obama today gave prominent display on his campaign and transition home pages to efforts to help the victims of wildfires burning across Southern California.
About 200 people turned out Friday in Honolulu for a public tribute to Barack Obama's grandmother Madelyn Dunham, who passed away at the age of 86 on the eve of his election as elected president.
Eric H. Holder Jr., a former second in command at the Justice Department who served as President-elect Barack Obama's campaign co-chairman, is almost certain to be selected as U.S. attorney general, according to knowledgeable Democratic sources.
Updated 3:42 p.m. By Juliet Eilperin President-elect Barack Obama surprised -- and thrilled --...
Sasha and Malia on their way to school in Chicago last week. (AP Photo/Charles...
"The issue is not being bold versus being cautious," a report author said. "The issue is where to be bold and, in particular, where to be bold first."
By Ben Pershing Will he or won't he? That question -- whether Barack Obama will...
With nothing on his public calendar, President-elect Obama is expected to continue briefings, meetings and White House staff appointments. No big cabinet announcements are anticipated before the weekend.
Malia, Sasha and Michelle Obama visited Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C., today.
Former president Bill Clinton's business and international work is being closely examined in hopes of clearing the way for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to become secretary of state.
By Al Kamen An intense intraparty battle between Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and Rep. Henry...
President-elect Barack Obama and Sen John McCain (R-Ariz.) smile during their meeting at Obama's transition...
President-elect Barack Obama, continuing his efforts to reach out to former rivals as he plans his transition, is scheduled to meet today with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), whom he defeated in the Nov. 4 presidential election, in downtown Chicago.
Excerpts from the CBS interviews.
By Ben Pershing Much of what has been mostly talk since Election Day will turn...
President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Washington lawyer Greg Craig, who served as President Bill Clinton's lead attorney during the impeachment proceedings against him, to be his White House counsel, according to an individual involved with the transition.
From The Washington Post: Alec MacGillis: Economic Crisis Boils Down Democratic Message Rosalind S. Helderman:...
The Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers across Illinois today published a letter from Barack Obama...