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Agence France-Presse confirms details of a new presidential limo built by Cadillac, which will debut in the Inaugural parade on Jan. 20.
President-elect Barack Obama sought in his weekly radio address today to quiet concerns that his economic stimulus package would lead to an unsustainable expansion of the public workforce.
Vice President-elect and senior Delaware Sen. Joe Biden will step down from the Senate on Thursday Jan. 15th at 5 p.m.
Former secretary of state Colin Powell held a press conference today to announce the Obama administration's "Renew America Together" service initiative, which will take place next Monday to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. (Video by Hamil Harris / The Washington Post.)
Susan Sher and Michelle Obama worked on medical center initiatives that have become the focus of a Senate Republican's inquiry into whether the nonprofit hospital has been "culling the least profitable patients from its emergency room."
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday that the Illinois House's decision to impeach him wasn't a surprise because he's been engaged in a struggle with lawmakers since his re-election in 2006. (Video by the Associated Press.)
Marian Robinson, Barack Obama's mother-in-law, will be living with the first couple at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Biden told Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari that the United States regards Pakistan as an "important ally and partner" in the war on terrorism.
A narrow majority of Americans favor the Democratic leadership's efforts to put a $775 billion economic stimulus package on President-elect Barack Obama's desk quickly after he takes office.
President-elect Barack Obama announced Leon Panetta as his next Central Intelligence Agency director today.
Defense lawyer Lanny A. Breuer has emerged as the top candidate to lead the Justice Department's criminal division, two sources told The Washington Post.
By Ben Pershing Is the dream dead? Just as many Washingtonians' hopes to clear a...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is urging the incoming Obama administration to stick to its campaign pledge and immediately increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a position that President-elect Barack Obama has wavered on since winning election.
President-elect Barack Obama formalized his appoint of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine as the head of the Democratic National Committee today, installing a loyalist in the key political job.
President-elect Barack Obama officially named William J. Lynn III as deputy secretary of defense today and also announced several other top Pentagon officials who will work under Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
By Chris Cillizza President-elect Barack Obama enunciated his vision for an activist -- and expansive...
By Ben Pershing Another day, another sobering take on the future from Barack Obama. Mr....
President-elect Barack Obama's transition team this morning released the following excerpts from the speech on...
Cass Sunstein will become the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
President Bush will end his presidency the same way he started it, by flying into his boyhood hometown of Midland, Tex., for a rally, the White House said today.
By Alec MacGillis As the Republicans engage in a heated contest to determine the next...
President-elect Barack Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs issued a statement on the lunch meeting between Obama and four presidents.
By Anne E. Kornblut President-elect Barack Obama said on Wednesday he would accept Roland Burris...
President-elect Barack Obama has selected a top management consultant to serve as the country's chief performance officer, a post he said would help oversee reform of the federal government and its budget.
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sketches Roland Burris's trip to the Senate on Tuesday. (Video by Akira Hakuta / washingtonpost.com.)
By Ben Pershing For a man who got elected on a message of hope, Barack...
Geoghegan joins a crowded, colorful and well-connected field of up to 20 potential candidates with only eight weeks to go until the March 3 special election primary.
Overall, 51 percent in the USA Today-Gallup poll said the Senate should block Burris from filling the now open seat.
We now know who is booked at Blair House, kicking President-elect Barack Obama and his family to the waiting list and across Lafayette Park to the Hay-Adams Hotel.
President-elect Barack Obama has offered the job of surgeon general to Sanjay Gupta, the neurosurgeon and correspondent for CNN and CBS.
Vice-president-elect Joseph Biden admitted today the Obama transition team made a "mistake" in not notifying top Senate officials of the selection of Leon Panetta as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, defending the former Clinton White House chief of staff as a nominee would take the CIA on "new path."
Senate officials this morning rejected Roland Burris's effort to be seated as the successor to President-elect Barack Obama, telling the former Illinois attorney general that he lacked the requisite approval of state officials to be sworn in with the rest of the class of 2008 in today's launch of the 111th Congress.
By Ben Pershing President Bush has often bragged of his disregard for polls and his...
Credible buzz has it that William J. Lynn, a former top Pentagon official in the Clinton administration and more recently senior vice president of government operations and strategy at Raytheon Company, is the pick to be deputy secretary of defense.
Obama tries to control his image by opening himself up -- intentionally.
President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden continued to round out their White House staff this afternoon, naming seven new appointments.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's decision to withdraw his name as President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary-designee disappointed not only people in Washington but also in Albuquerque.
President-elect Barack Obama raised more than $3.8 million from private donors in the six weeks following the November election to help pay for his transition activities, according to figures released today.
Leon Panetta has been chosen as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Late Monday morning, President-elect Barack Obama left the Hay Adams Hotel and headed to Capitol Hill. Tess Skinner, a veteran federal worker, was excited while Brenda Williams praised Jesus as the motorcade passed by. (Video by Hamil Harris.)
President-elect Barack Obama today kicked off his campaign to win approval of his economic stimulus plan, launching a series of face-to-face meetings on Capitol Hill to sell a plan that will now likely include $300 billion in tax cuts and another $500 billion, or more, in spending.
The new Justice Department began to take shape this morning as President-elect Barack Obama announced he would nominate a quartet of well known lawyers to key posts including the department's chief operating officer, its top representative to the U.S. Supreme Court and the chief of the Office of Legal Counsel.
By Ben Pershing Sasha and Malia Obama are joining their new classmates at Sidwell Friends...
The Obama girls began school today.
Capitol Hill may still buzz with controversy surrounding Roland W. Burris's Senate appointment, but Burris says that he considers everything settled but the formalities.
President-elect Barack Obama landed at Andrews Air Force Base tonight, aboard a presidential aircraft for the first time, as he prepared for his inauguration in 16 days.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has withdrawn from consideration as commerce secretary for President-elect Barack Obama, citing an ongoing investigation about business dealings in his state.