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Brad Woodhouse is the new communications director at the Democratic National Committee. Photo by Bill O'Leary of the Washington Post

Brad Woodhouse, the head of Americans United for Change, is leaving that post to take over as communications and research director at the Democratic National Committee, according to high level Democratic source familiar with the move.

Woodhouse served a stint in the communications shop of the DNC during the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama but returned to Americans United, a liberal outside interest group, after the election.

Woodhouse has close ties to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs with whom he worked in the office of Rep. Bobby Etheridge (N.C.) during the 1990s. He also worked hand and hand with White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina during the 2005 fight against former President George W. Bush's plan to reform the Social Security system.

Woodhouse's hiring comes days after the new DNC -- led by Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine -- announced Clyde Williams as the political director of the organization. Jen O'Malley Dillon, the new executive director at the DNC, has been conducting a top to bottom review of the DNC's operations in recent weeks. Unlike in past cycles at the DNC, the communications and research shops will be merged with Woodhouse overseeing both departments.

Karen Finney, who handled communications at the DNC for the last four years is starting her own consulting company with a mixture of politics both in the United States and with progressive parties abroad.

Earlier this month the Republican National Committee laid off nearly its entire staff in a mass house-cleaning mandated by newly elected chairman Michael Steele.

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 23, 2009; 1:30 PM ET
Categories:  Democratic Party , White House  
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President Barack Obama, to Mr. McCain quote...
"You know, he and I had very good debates about these issue's,"Obama said- an understatement to be sure and one that drew laughter. He also praised the Arizona senator as "extraordinary consistant and sincere about these issue's.

McCain, quote....
"Well, thank you, Mr. President," McCain said and quickly delved into the issue of cost overuns on large government buys. "Your helicopter is now going to cost as much as Air Force One."

President Barack Obama, reminded Mr. McCain, quote...
"The helicopter I have now seems perfectly adequate to me," Obama said wryly, inciting more laughter. "Of course, I've never had a helicopter before. So, you know, maybe I've been deprived and didn't know it."
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RICHARD PRYOR....EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

NO...RICHARD PRYOR LAUGHING HIS BUTTE OFF!
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Eric Cantor's wife's Job/Bank a "Manager of Bank"...her banking firm applied and accepted over $256 million dollars of Stimulus money.

SHAME ON YOU ERIC CANTOR....THOSE DARN REPUBLICANS!
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I'm still selling tickets to that meeting that president Barack Obama had with your (R)Minority Leaders yesterday in the White House.

It was funny see'n President Obama feeding these ladies/gents some GERBER cookies. The funniest was Eric Cantor who didn't know what to do with himself.

Obama knew, that Cantor knew, that Obama knew, that Cantors wife, JOB/Bank "Manager of a Bank" took some Stimulus money.

fuuuuuuuuuunny

Posted by: opp88 | February 24, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

SALVATION DAY NEARS...

The "product" of mark_in_austin's "Casablanca Moment" of Sunday afternoon:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/u-k-e-u-humanists-head-london-protest-radiation-weapons

Now THAT'S statecraft, ethical humanist- style!

Posted by: scrivener50 | February 23, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.

$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$550 billion: U.S. Defense budget

Posted by: atsegga | February 23, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

drindl: I suggest you report zouk as a stalker.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 23, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

ATTENTION: ATTY. GEN. ERIC HOLDER / DOJ STAFF (please forward)

RE: BUSH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT APPROVAL OF RADIATION WEAPONS USE ON U.S. CITIZENS BY ONGOING 'EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK'

... coordinated multi-agency action "programs of personal destruction" manned by security/intel/revenue agents, local police nationwide, citizen vigilantes fronted by government-funded community policing and anti-terrorism programs.

IT IS DAY 35 OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

DOMESTIC TORTURE VIA RADIATION WEAPONRY CONTINUES.

WHAT DO GATES, BRENNAN, BLAIR, MUELLER AND SULLIVAN HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS?

WHAT HAVE THEY TOLD OBAMA, BIDEN, NAPOLITANO, PANETTA AND HOLDER?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-targets-terrorizes-u-s-citizens

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/domestic-torture-radiation-weaponry-americas-horrific-shame

OR (IF LINKS ARE CORRUPTED/DISABLED):

http://My.NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | February 23, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

tHREADJACK WARNING - nobody cares who works at DNC and RNC, Chris.
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The officers fo Citibank are reportedly asking their regulators if the USA would convert its preferred, non-voting stock to common, voting stock. The USA would then own 40% of City's common, a bloc large enough to control the bank.

The rationale from the officers is that a looming debt obligation to the USA would be avoided.

The unsaid premise, IMO, is that RTC type receivership would become unpalatable if the USA is holding 40% of the common stock; that would be wiped out in receivership. The bank officers and directors prefer pseudo-nationalization to receivership. I prefer receivership. Don't convert the position.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | February 23, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

speaking of tired and old - meet drivl, the resident moonbat.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | February 23, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

"a liberal outside interest group,"

A group interested in the outdoors? Whatever do you mean by this mangled locution?

Also, what defines an 'interest group?" Seriously. I always see this getting thrown around by rightwingers. Whose interests does this group seek to advance? Please be clear and stop using these tired old DC cliches.

Posted by: drindl | February 23, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

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