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Obama's government reorganization memo

President Obama has formally signed and issued a memo instructing administration officials to provide him with plans to reorganize federal trade and export agencies in 90 days.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 11, 2011; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama expects trade, export reorganization plans in 90 days

President Obama is giving aides 90 days to find ways to overhaul federal trade and export agencies, according to senior administration officials familiar with his plans.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 10, 2011; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Why sending Gary Locke to China makes sense

Sending Locke to China however would greatly enhance his standing within the Obama administration by granting him an important diplomatic and economic role just when the United States needs to maintain relations with the world's second-largest economy.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 8, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Rahm Emanuel meets Twitter impersonator

Former White House Chief of Staff and Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, who is scheduled to meet with President Obama on Friday, vowed to give $5,000 to charity if the person behind a fake Twitter handle impersonating him came forward.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 3, 2011; 9:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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No, Obama isn't calling for a three-year pay freeze

Federal workers, have no fear: President Obama is not calling for a three-year pay freeze, as some feared over the weekend.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 28, 2011; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Defense of Marriage Act decision adds to list of gay rights victories

The Obama administration's decision to no longer defend the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act adds to a growing list of victories for gay rights groups, who have sought changes to how the federal government treats gay men and lesbians through a series of executive actions and legislation.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 23, 2011; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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E-mail outage affecting the White House, OMB, Ed O'Keefe and Anne E. Kornblut , February 3, 2011
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Live chat on federal workforce on Wednesday , Lisa Rein , January 25, 2011
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IRS extends tax filing deadline to April 18, Ed O'Keefe , January 5, 2011
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Government workers under political fire, Karen Tumulty and Ed O'Keefe , December 21, 2010
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Obama approves new federal building names, Ed O'Keefe , December 15, 2010
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Obama appoints members to Federal Salary Council , The Post's Lisa Rein , November 10, 2010
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What if Nobel Prize winners ran the country?, Ed O'Keefe , October 25, 2010
A passionate defense of federal workers, Lisa Rein , October 21, 2010
Native Americans settle with USDA for $760 million, Spencer S. Hsu and Krissah Thompson , October 19, 2010
Janet Napolitano voicing new Metro messages, Ed O'Keefe , October 8, 2010
Officials tout telework at town hall meeting, Ed O'Keefe , October 7, 2010
What did OMB have to do with the oil spill?, Ed O'Keefe , October 7, 2010
The White House is going solar, Ed O'Keefe , October 5, 2010
The Cabinet decamps to Camp David, Ed O'Keefe , October 4, 2010
Thad Allen can finally retire, Ed O'Keefe , October 1, 2010
Presidential transition bill to become law, Ed O'Keefe , September 30, 2010
Presidential transition bill passes the Senate, Ed O'Keefe , September 24, 2010
White House assures skeptics on 'don't ask', Ed O'Keefe , September 24, 2010
White House group begins push for environmental justice, Krissah Thompson , September 22, 2010
Lawrence Summers is going back to Harvard, Ed O'Keefe , September 21, 2010
Senate panel approves Jack Lew for OMB, Ed O'Keefe , September 21, 2010
FBI probes were improper, Justice says, Ed O'Keefe , September 20, 2010
Janet Napolitano on her 'Big Sis' nickname, Ed O'Keefe , September 20, 2010
President Obama to U.S. troops: Get your money!, Ed O'Keefe , September 15, 2010
Michelle Obama meets with award-winning feds, Joe Davidson , September 15, 2010
Obama to federal managers: Get to work, Ed O'Keefe , September 14, 2010
The Mall is now an Internet 'hotspot', Lisa Rein , September 9, 2010
Gary Locke is saving country music ..., Ed O'Keefe , September 1, 2010
Hillary Clinton's longer hairdo earns kudos, Ed O'Keefe , August 27, 2010
FEMA's Michael Brown, five years later, Ed O'Keefe , August 26, 2010
Craig Fugate refocusing a chastened FEMA, Ed O'Keefe , August 26, 2010
10 things I learned about Craig Fugate, Ed O'Keefe , August 25, 2010
Obama makes four recess appointments, Ed O'Keefe , August 19, 2010
Sebelius gives Trinity freshmen some tips, Ed O'Keefe , August 18, 2010
John Pistole talks new role as TSA chief, Ed O'Keefe , August 13, 2010
The status of Senate-confirmed positions, Ed O'Keefe , August 11, 2010
Remembering the Lenny Skutniks of yore, Ed O'Keefe , August 11, 2010
Obama to address vets on Iraq withdrawal, Lisa Rein , August 2, 2010
Shirley Sherrod to address black journalists , Emi Kolawole and Lisa Rein , July 27, 2010
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President Obama calls Shirley Sherrod, Ed O'Keefe , July 22, 2010
Tom Vilsack, USDA and civil rights, Ed O'Keefe , July 21, 2010
Reminder: SAVE Awards ideas due Thursday, Ed O'Keefe , July 19, 2010
Obama to tap Jacob Lew as OMB director, Ed O'Keefe , July 13, 2010
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White House: No Muslim outreach for NASA, Ed O'Keefe , July 12, 2010
White House salary information released, Ed O'Keefe , July 1, 2010
The government is cutting IT out, Ed O'Keefe , June 28, 2010
Who will succeed Peter Orszag?, Ed O'Keefe , June 21, 2010
Who is Kenneth Feinberg?, Ed O'Keefe , June 16, 2010
More from GSA and OMB on real estate cuts, Ed O'Keefe , June 14, 2010
OMB's Zients cutting through red tape, Ed O'Keefe , June 14, 2010
Orszag: Be empirical and resilient, Ed O'Keefe , June 1, 2010
Gulf Coast oil spill: Day 43 update, Ed O'Keefe , June 1, 2010
Obama heckled again over 'don't ask', Ed O'Keefe , May 26, 2010
Dennis Blair's resignation letter, Ed O'Keefe , May 21, 2010
Could Obama ask for a federal pay cut?, Ed O'Keefe , May 18, 2010
Obama makes third TSA pick, Ed O'Keefe , May 17, 2010
Elena Kagan's deputy takes over, Ed O'Keefe , May 17, 2010
Obama smacks Minerals Management Service, Ed O'Keefe , May 14, 2010
Obama issues hiring reform memo, Ed O'Keefe , May 11, 2010
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Oil spill: Officials dispatched again, Ed O'Keefe , May 5, 2010
Oil spill: Two weeks in, Ed O'Keefe , May 4, 2010
Oil spill: The government's response, Ed O'Keefe , April 30, 2010
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Tammy Duckworth on 'mommy platoon leader', Ed O'Keefe , April 14, 2010
List of Obama's Friday departures grows, Ed O'Keefe , April 12, 2010
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Linda Douglass leaving White House , Ed O'Keefe , April 8, 2010
Federal government gets Web 2.0 guidance, Ed O'Keefe , April 7, 2010
Defining 'inherently governmental' jobs, Ed O'Keefe , March 30, 2010
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Second TSA nominee withdraws his name, Ed O'Keefe , March 27, 2010
Cabinet secretaries make Final Four picks, Ed O'Keefe , March 18, 2010
Peter Orszag defends federal salaries, Ed O'Keefe , March 10, 2010
Retired Army general to lead TSA , Ed O'Keefe , March 8, 2010
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President Obama stars in new Census PSA, Ed O'Keefe , February 18, 2010
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The stimulus road tour continues, Ed O'Keefe , February 16, 2010
Eye Opener: Mail service suspended in D.C. area, Ed O'Keefe , February 10, 2010
Duncan apologizes for Katrina comments, Ed O'Keefe , February 2, 2010
Reporters swoon for Peter Orszag, Ed O'Keefe , February 2, 2010
White House calls for $20B in budget cuts, Ed O'Keefe , January 30, 2010
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Obama names food safety, DEA picks, Ed O'Keefe , January 25, 2010
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TSA nominee Erroll Southers withdraws , Ed O'Keefe , January 20, 2010
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First Lady Michelle Obama visits Labor Dept., Ed O'Keefe , January 14, 2010
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Government printer clarifies Robert Gibbs joke, Ed O'Keefe , January 12, 2010
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Obama hails cuts in wasteful contracts, Ed O'Keefe , December 21, 2009
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White House releases open government plans, Ed O'Keefe , December 8, 2009
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Justice Dept.'s 2nd in command stepping aside, Ed O'Keefe , December 3, 2009
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About Obama's meeting with Nobel winners, Ed O'Keefe , December 1, 2009
Government folks among top global thinkers, Ed O'Keefe , November 30, 2009
Johnson taking flight from DOT to FAA, Ed O'Keefe , November 14, 2009
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Duckworth, crewmates, mark her 'alive day', Ed O'Keefe , November 12, 2009
TSA nominee was censured over records check, Ed O'Keefe , November 10, 2009
Obama signs order on veterans employment, Ed O'Keefe , November 9, 2009
Friday Personnel Moves, Ed O'Keefe , November 6, 2009
Duckworth recalls Obama at Walter Reed, Ed O'Keefe , November 6, 2009
Michelle Obama visits Energy Dept., Ed O'Keefe , November 5, 2009
Obama dodges question on gov't contracting, Ed O'Keefe , November 5, 2009
Hillary Clinton, cover girl, Ed O'Keefe , November 5, 2009
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List of Obama officials mentoring young women, Ed O'Keefe , November 2, 2009
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Inside 'Team Auto', Ed O'Keefe , October 21, 2009
Michelle Obama visits Veterans Affairs Dept., Ed O'Keefe , October 20, 2009
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Duncan to Copenhagen for Chicago Olympic Bid, Ed O'Keefe , September 24, 2009
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New Federal Sick Leave Proposals for Flu, War, Ed O'Keefe , August 26, 2009
Senator Asks Obama to Withdraw Labor Nominee, Ed O'Keefe , August 25, 2009
Eye Opener: A Meeting With the President, Ed O'Keefe , August 24, 2009
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Postal Union Responds to Obama's Comments, Ed O'Keefe , August 18, 2009
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Fired IG Gerald Walpin Files Suit, Ed O'Keefe , July 20, 2009
Holder to Have Surgery for Cracked Tooth, Ed O'Keefe , July 2, 2009
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Cabinet Marks 100 Days of Stimulus, Ed O'Keefe , May 27, 2009
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Voices of Power: Ken Salazar, Ed O'Keefe , May 19, 2009
Cabinet Commences Commencement Addresses, Ed O'Keefe , May 13, 2009
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Tammy Duckworth Gets to Work, Ed O'Keefe , April 30, 2009
Obama Wants Federal Employees' Input, Ed O'Keefe , April 25, 2009
New Baby for New D.C. Power Couple, Ed O'Keefe , April 24, 2009
VA Launches New Site for Returning Vets, Ed O'Keefe , April 20, 2009
Trimming the Federal Fat, Part One, Ed O'Keefe , April 20, 2009
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Who's Hanging in Eric Holder's Office?, Ed O'Keefe , April 16, 2009
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'Kumar' Gets a White House Job, Ed O'Keefe , April 7, 2009
Obama Urged to Back New Whistleblower Act, Ed O'Keefe , April 1, 2009
The Latest Obama Signing Statement, Ed O'Keefe , March 31, 2009
Locke Officially Leading Commerce, Ed O'Keefe , March 27, 2009
Berry Sails Through Confirmation Hearing, Ed O'Keefe , March 26, 2009
Who Attended the Latest Stimulus Meeting?, Ed O'Keefe , March 26, 2009
Obama On the Politics of Procurement, Ed O'Keefe , March 24, 2009
Who Will Serve as NASA Administrator?, Ed O'Keefe , March 24, 2009
Edward DeSeve Named Obama Adviser, Ed O'Keefe , March 23, 2009
Obama Marks VA's 20th Anniversary, Ed O'Keefe , March 16, 2009
Shinseki's Letter to Veterans, Ed O'Keefe , March 13, 2009
Hilda Solis Sworn in as Labor Secretary, Ed O'Keefe , March 13, 2009
Obama: 'I Love the South', Ed O'Keefe , March 13, 2009
Obama Marks Interior's 160th Anniversary, Ed O'Keefe , March 3, 2009
John Berry Named OPM Director, Ed O'Keefe , March 3, 2009
Obama's Budget: Winners and Losers, Ed O'Keefe , February 26, 2009
Michelle Obama Shares Limelight With EPA Staff, Ed O'Keefe , February 26, 2009
The Budget: First Glance, Ed O'Keefe , February 26, 2009
Hilda Solis's First Day at Work, Ed O'Keefe , February 25, 2009
Obama's Speech: Winners and Losers, Ed O'Keefe , February 24, 2009
Holder Staying Away From Obama's Speech, Ed O'Keefe , February 24, 2009
How Obama Picks Nominees, Ed O'Keefe , February 13, 2009
Clinton-Era Census Director Coming Back?, Ed O'Keefe , February 13, 2009
Gregg Links Withdrawal to Census Concerns, Ed O'Keefe , February 12, 2009
Judd Gregg Withdraws: Full Statement, Ed O'Keefe , February 12, 2009
Cabinet Secretaries Mark Lincoln's Birthday, Ed O'Keefe , February 12, 2009
Michelle Obama Visits Interior Dept., Ed O'Keefe , February 9, 2009
What Would You Tell Michelle Obama About HUD?, Ed O'Keefe , February 5, 2009
Michelle Obama Visits HUD, Ed O'Keefe , February 4, 2009
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Obama Names Tammy Duckworth to VA, Ed O'Keefe , February 3, 2009
Ron Sims Named Deputy Secretary of HUD, Ed O'Keefe , February 2, 2009
Salazar Steals White House Reporter's Seat, Ed O'Keefe , January 28, 2009
Still No Commerce Chief -- Does It Matter?, Ed O'Keefe , January 27, 2009
Timothy Geithner Sworn In, Ed O'Keefe , January 26, 2009
Obama Names Acting EEOC Chair, Ed O'Keefe , January 23, 2009
Salazar Challenges Obama to Basketball Game, Ed O'Keefe , January 23, 2009
Clinton Arrives at State Dept., Ed O'Keefe , January 22, 2009
New Presidential Portraits Coming Soon, Ed O'Keefe , January 22, 2009
Madam Secretary, Ed O'Keefe , January 21, 2009
Paulson Goes Back to School, Ed O'Keefe , January 21, 2009
First Day for Several Cabinet Secretaries, Ed O'Keefe , January 21, 2009
Memos Announcing Departure of FEMA Chiefs, Ed O'Keefe , January 21, 2009
Obama Halts New or Pending Bush Regulations, Ed O'Keefe , January 20, 2009
Eye on Inauguration, Paul Volpe , January 20, 2009
Obama Fills Key OMB Posts, Ed O'Keefe , January 19, 2009
Another Last-Minute Bush Appointment, Ed O'Keefe , January 16, 2009
Tips on Presidential Appointments, Ed O'Keefe , January 16, 2009
Likely OPM Director Earns Rave Reviews, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2009
Bush's Physician Gets Last-Minute Appointment, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2009
Suggested Questions for Hillary Clinton, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2009
Suggested Questions for Steven Chu, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2009
Bush Makes More Last-Minute Appointments, Ed O'Keefe , January 7, 2009
Interior Sued Over Concealed Weapons Policy, Ed O'Keefe , December 30, 2008
Storm Brewing Between FAA and Weather Service, Ed O'Keefe , December 19, 2008
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