44: The Obama Presidency


Dan Balz's Take


Bill Richardson

Sources Say Richardson Probe Wrapping Up, Unlikely to Lead to Charges

Federal authorities are wrapping up a pay-to-play investigation in New Mexico that prompted Gov. Bill Richardson to back away this year from serving as commerce secretary in Obama's Cabinet, with criminal charges against the Democrat and his top aides now appearing unlikely, according to three sources familiar with the case.

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 03:26 PM ET | Comments (6)

Obama Picks Up Support from Romney Backer

Barack Obama picks up support from an unlikely quarter. --Robert Barnes

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 07:53 PM ET | Comments (88)

Richardson, Endorsing Obama, Looks for Generational Change

PORTLAND, Ore. -- At a thunderous rally in Memorial Colliseum here, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president, appealing for peace in the Democratic Party and hailing the moment as historic. --Jonathan Weisman

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 01:37 PM ET | Comments (175)

Obama Snags Richardson Endorsement

CHICAGO -- Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) will endorse Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidacy today after a long courtship by both Obama and his rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Obama campaign announced this morning. --Peter Slevin

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 09:13 AM ET | Comments (326)

Richardson: 'I Might Soon' Endorse

By Glenn Kessler Much-wooed New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, spotted this morning having coffee at...

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 12:18 PM ET | Comments (42)

Richardson's Choice

As the highest-ranking Hispanic in the Democratic Party, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's endorsement is being aggressively sought by the Clinton and Obama campaigns. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on January 29, 2008 at 05:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Richardson to Leave, But Not Yet Endorse

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who has been far back in the pack in the first two contests of the 2008 Democratic campaign, will end his candidacy today, according to two sources close to the campaign, but will not now endorse any of the other candidates still in the race.--Dan Balz

Posted on January 10, 2008 at 12:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Richardson to Exit Race

Sources close to his campaign said Wednesday that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has decided to end his campaign for the presidency after a meeting with top advisers and that he will formally announce the decision Thursday in Santa Fe. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on January 9, 2008 at 07:34 PM ET | Comments (17)

Richardson Calls for an End to Pakistan Military Aid

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson sharply criticized the Bush administration's Pakistan policy. --Dan Balz

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 11:08 AM ET | Comments (8)

A New Gig For 'Macaca': Richardson Staffer

"Macaca" returns to the political scene.

Posted on November 29, 2007 at 05:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Richardson: Dump No Child Law

While other Democratic candidates have criticized the No Child Left Behind Education law, New Mexico...

Posted on October 11, 2007 at 07:54 PM ET | Comments (10)

Richardson Says He's Best at Grass-roots Politics

In an interview with Washington Post editors, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson talks about how he'd fix the primary process and his regrets about last month's Human Rights Campaign forum.

Posted on September 19, 2007 at 07:00 PM ET | Comments (5)

DinerCam: Richardson Shakes Hands, Eats Bacon, Talks Baseball

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Posted on September 7, 2007 at 07:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Richardson's Riff On Universal Care

In Iowa, New Mexico Governor Pitches Health Care For All

Posted on August 7, 2007 at 05:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Richardson: I'll Meet Dictators Anytime

Bill Richardson, D-N.M., meets Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in Baghdad in July 16 1995....

Posted on July 26, 2007 at 06:00 AM ET | Comments (12)

I Love My Boss!

Democrat Bill Richardson, the lone sitting governor in the 2008 presidential race, hasn't had to...

Posted on July 24, 2007 at 07:35 AM ET | Comments (0)


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