By Garance Franke-Ruta President-elect Barack Obama used his weekly YouTube and radio address to...
"Incompetent" is most frequently offered description of president in new Pew survey.
By Ben Pershing Orderly transitions of power being the American way, President Bush has been...
The listening tour continues.
Area venture capitalist on short list for chairmanship.
President Bush dispensed a few words of advice to his successor today, urging President-elect Barack Obama to foster robust debate inside the White House and to keep on top of "the bureaucracy" to make sure policies are implemented.
Retired Adm. Dennis Blair is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to become director of national intelligence, congressional officials knowledgeable about the decision said today.
President-elect Barack Obama has tapped Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco, one of the nation's most prominent marine biologists, to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk is likely to pick up the U.S. Trade Representative portfolio.
President-elect Obama will announce this weekend that he has selected physicist John Holdren, who has devoted much of his career to energy and environmental research, as his White House science adviser, according to a published report today.
Barack Obama has selected Los Angeles congresswoman Hilda Solis to run his Labor Department.
Former president Bill Clinton's charitable foundation has raised tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments including Saudi Arabia, Australia, Norway, Kuwait and Qatar, according to a list of 205,000 donors made public this morning.
Gay rights advocates are rallying in opposition to the choice of evangelical megapastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama next month.
By Ben Pershing Amid the focus on a trio of interesting political subplots -- Rod...
President-elect Barack Obama has chosen a veteran financial regulator as the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the beleaguered overseer of Wall Street that has been pilloried for failing to prevent the global economic meltdown, senior Democratic officials said yesterday.
President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama will meet again before Inauguration Day -- and with the other living presidents in tow.
Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.) last night accepted an offer to become President-elect Barack Obama's transportation secretary and the nomination will be made official in coming days, senior Democratic officials said.
President-elect Barack Obama today announced his selections for the agriculture and interior secretary Cabinet posts at a news conference in Chicago.
Obama is selected as Time magazine's person of the year.
By Ben Pershing The parlor game of guessing Barack Obama's Cabinet picks is sadly nearing...
sident-elect Barack Obama has tapped former Iowa governor Thomas J. Vilsack to be his secretary of agriculture and will introduce Vilsack tomorrow at a news conference in Chicago, where he will also name Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) as his secretary of interior, a senior Democratic official said.
By Al Kamen Yesterday, Vice President-elect Joe Biden formally tapped veteran Time Magazine reporter --...
Chicago schools executive Arne Duncan was nominated by President-elect Barack Obama this morning to be the nation's next education secretary.
By Ben Pershing Remember how hard it was in high school history class to remember...
It's that time of year again at the White House -- a national Christmas tree on the Ellipse, nonstop holiday events, and another corny video featuring Barney the first dog.
President-elect Barack Obama will name Chicago public schools superintendent Arne Duncan as his secretary of education at a news conference tomorrow at a Chicago elementary school, a senior Democratic official said.
President-elect Barack Obama said he plans to tap his choice for secretary of the interior later this week, a move that will round out the climate change and energy team he rolled out on at news conference this afternoon.
A federal grand jury is investigating how an investment company won more than $1.5 million in work advising the state of New Mexico after making contributions to the political action committees of Gov. Bill Richardson, President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be commerce secretary.
Jay Carney, until this morning the Washington bureau chief of Time magazine, today resigned to become director of communications for Vice President-elect Joe Biden, according to a transition aide.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Democrats would look to pass a economic stimulus package of around $600 billion in the first two weeks that Congress meets next month.
Following in Abraham Lincoln's steps once more, President-elect Barack Obama is planning to travel by train to Washington ahead of his inaugural next month.
By Ben Pershing "The Decider" gets to decide the fate of the U.S. auto industry...
By Anne E. Kornblut President-elect Barack Obama will announce his energy and environment team late...
By Kari Lydersen The Illinois Republican Party has launched what they are calling a "grassroots...