Retired Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki is best known for his four-year tenure as Army chief of staff, and in particular his response to congressional questioning in February 2003 about troop levels necessary to protect a presumed military victory in Iraq.
Obama plans to announce his pick for veteran affairs secretary during a news conference at which he will commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sen. Byron Dorgan (N.D.) is no longer under consideration to be secretary of energy in President-elect Barack Obama's administration, according to transition officials.
The president-elect's proposal focuses on modernizing public buildings, roads and bridges, and hospitals and medical offices.
In a memo to the staff, the Barack Obama transition team is pledging to put all documents from meetings they hold with outside groups on their website for all to see.
The long process of determining the winner in the Minnesota Senate race is nearing its end, as a recount of the votes there wrapped up Friday afternoon.
President-elect Barack Obama continued to round out his staff today by naming two lawyers with Chicago roots to positions in his White House.
President Bush just bought a house in Dallas, but apparently he doesn't want to talk about it.
Dorothy Rodham is making a rare appeal on her daughter's behalf: asking supporters to purchase a new children's book about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, "Dreams Taking Flight," to help pay down her campaign debt.
Bernstein is a well-known skeptic on free trade and has worked for years as a senior official at the Economic Policy Institute, a labor-funded think tank which advocates for low and middle-income workers.
Ann Romney, the wife of former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, announced today that she was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer and underwent a lumpectomy to remove the affected tissue.
President-elect Barack Obama issued a statement this morning on the news that the labor market...
Despite all the campaign nastiness between the outgoing 43rd and incoming 44th presidents, Bush White House press aides and their Democratic successors are enjoying a holiday love fest.
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sketches the return of "The Big Three" to Capitol Hill. (Akira Hakuta / washingtonpost.com)
By Ben Pershing Amid the constant focus on the Obama transition effort and speculation about...
Awkward pictures pop up on Facebook of incoming White House director of speechwriting Jon Favreau.
President Bush and the first lady have purchased a house in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, which is where they will live after leaving the White House on Jan. 20, officials said today.
Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Meyers offered some words of advice to incoming Barack Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs about how to keep cool in the hot seat in an interview with a women's interest Web site while promoting her book, "Why Women Should Rule the World."
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who's a top candidate to be U.S. Trade Representative in the incoming administration, is in Chicago today to meet with President-elect Barack Obama to discuss the job.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is in Washington this week to press his foundation's education and global health agenda, said he is keeping an open mind about taking a role aiding the incoming Obama administration.
By Ben Pershing A spirited game of chicken over the fates of some of the...
Homeland security secretary-designee Janet Napolitano called the elimination of global terrorism the top priority of the incoming administration before a private briefing today by a new congressionally chartered commission on weapons of mass destruction, presided over by Vice President-elect Joseph Biden.
A Chinese television station report on Obama's half-brother.
Twice on Wednesday, President-elect Barack Obama tried to reach across the partisan divide with a phone call to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican from Florida. And twice, according to her office, she hung up on him.
President-elect Barack Obama today announced New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his commerce secretary at a news conference in Chicago.
By Glenn Kessler The incoming Obama administration has notified all politically-appointed ambassadors that they must...
By Ben Pershing Today's front pages look less like a series of news dispatches and...
A day after President-elect Barack Obama announced the decision to keep him on as secretary of defense, Robert M. Gates stopped short of fully endorsing Obama's plan to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq in 16 months, but said he subscribes to his new boss's call for a "responsible" drawdown based on the advice of U.S. commanders.
Jonathan "Jock" Scharfen, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services since April, stepped down yesterday to take a position in the private sector, continuing the Bush administration transition exodus.
President -elect Barack Obama is seriously considering appointing former ambassador Richard Holbrooke as his special envoy for south Asia, a move that would put one of America's most prominent diplomatic troubleshooters in charge of trying to resolve the thorny and interrelated problems surrounding India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Seventy-eight percent of Americans approve of how President-elect Barack Obama is running his transition according to a new Gallup poll.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be formally nominated by President-elect Barack Obama as commerce secretary tomorrow in Chicago, according to a transition official familiar with the decision.
Updated 1:49 p.m. By Michael D. Shear and William Branigin PHILADELPHIA -- President-elect Barack Obama...
President-elect Barack Obama announced today he has tapped Louis E. Caldera, a former Army secretary, lawyer, politician and university president, to serve as director of the White House Military Office.
By Ben Pershing It's now The Morning After, and we are being treated to one...
President-elect Barack Obama today introduced a war cabinet that is more diverse than any other president's in recent history, appointing three women and two African Americans to his top national security and foreign policy posts.
There was one instant difference in today's Obama news conference versus the three he held last week. The nominees opened their mouths -- and spoke.
President-elect Barack Obama's transition team announced today that it had raised $1,170,937.44 from 1,776 donors to pay for transition costs.
By Dan Eggen President Bush says Barack Obama is not overstepping any boundaries by assuming...
President-elect Barack Obama honored World AIDS Day today, releasing online his video remarks to the...