Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Obama Plans First Full (Almost) Cabinet Meeting

By Ceci Connolly
Three months into his tenure, President Obama seems eager to sit around the conference table with his entire Cabinet.

In his radio address Saturday, he said: "This Monday, at my first, full Cabinet meeting, I will ask all of my department and agency heads for specific proposals for cutting their budgets."

But he'll have to wait a little longer. It seems Obama's getting ahead of Congress, that other branch of government that has the power to confirm or reject those Cabinet nominees.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's second choice to be secretary of health and human services, still awaits Senate confirmation. So technically, the full Obama Cabinet is not yet in place.

A vote in the Senate Finance Committee was delayed just before the spring recess when Republican lawmakers said they wanted more time to dissect her record. Committee chairman Max Baucus has announced he wants the panel to discuss the timing of the vote when it meets Tuesday to discuss health care reform.

A White House spokesman confirmed Sunday that Sebelius will not attend the Cabinet meeting, nor will Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. He has been confirmed, but the White House said he's headed to Italy for G-8 talks.

By Web Politics Editor  |  April 19, 2009; 2:30 PM ET
Categories:  Cabinet  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Obama Appoints Virginian to CTO Post
Next: Obama, Congress Return to Funding Fights


"President" Obama is not three months into his tenure is he's not a "natural born" citizen. In other news, secular scientist Stephen Hawking is 'very ill'.

Posted by: JakeD | April 20, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Who is the Obama aide with the white shirt that the camera focused on over his shoulder?

Posted by: farang1 | April 20, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I have mentioned this before but I notice this article says your cabinet is still not full. I am unemployed and searching for a job. I would be ready to go to work 04/20/2009 and at a less pay grade than most of your other choices will be making. I will forward a resume upon your request. I will work hard at any job you would deem me worthy of. Thank you.

Posted by: racam | April 19, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

TO: President Obama, VP Biden, Obama Cabinet Secretaries

"When you see the abuse of power, you've got to speak."

-- VP Joe Biden

Extra-legal programs and policies of the Bush-Cheney era continue on...

...endangering our democracy and subverting your presidency.


Google it.

Any American -- YOU, or someone close to you -- could be its next victim.

Unless Team Obama -- especially AG Holder, SecDef Gates, SecDHS Napolitano, SecTreas Geithner -- take down the draconian Bush-Cheney extra-legal "torture matrix..." array of secret, extrajudicial "programs of personal financial destruction" and government-funded vigilante, terroristic "community stalking"...

...coupled with the proliferation of mind- and body-degrading "directed energy" microwave radiation weapons -- the Zyklon B of a grassroots, government-enabled American Gestapo that continues to "target" untold thousands, if not millions, of U.S. citizens...

...citizens who have not been charged with any crime, but who have been condemned by a covert American Gestapo to a life of "community gang-stalking" and physical degradation...

...tracked with covert GPS devices over a network known to EVERY police force in the nation -- and to federal security, military and intelligence operatives.

Attorney General Holder, you must act NOW to restore human and civil rights in America.

Before the naivete of liberals empowers the saboteurs and Dr. Strangeloves who say "No!" to change.

OR (if links are corrupted/ disabled):

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 19, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company