Eric Holder was co-chief along with Caroline Kennedy of Obama's vice-presidential selection process and, like Obama, is a fellow alumnus of Columbia University in New York. Holder served as deputy attorney general under former president Bill Clin
Give the boys in the Pentagon credit; they've got chutzpah.
Sen. Joe Lieberman will keep his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee despite hard feelings over his support for GOP nominee John McCain during the presidential campaign. (same coin.... both sides)
Colbert was roasted as part of a charity event for the Spina Bifida Association, organized every year by Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt.
she spoke of the threats this country faces, and of the prescriptions offered by Obama, in language that would warm the hearts of neoconservatives (if we had them). She threatened to "obliterate" Iran in response to unprovoked aggression ag
Funding from billionaire George Soros, the Center for American Progress has become in just five years an intellectual wellspring for Democratic policy proposals, including many that are shaping the agenda of the new Obama administration.
Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) Justice David Souter has agreed that a review of the federal lawsuit filed by attorney Phil Berg against Barack Hussein Obama II, et al.,- SCOTUS Docket No. 08-570 contains the details.
No appointees have been named as yet, but questions are already being raised about the people heading Obama’s transition efforts on intelligence policy.
With Obama in power, the Weather Underground and peacenik movements renew their struggle to win. The revolution against war … must win. Bill Ayers
I don't mean Hillary Clinton, though I could ask that too. I mean Madeleine Albright. She has spoken for Obama's campaign, and now she is one of his representatives at the G-20 meeting on how to fix the world financial markets. Shudder.
I don't know if I should head to the local gun show today, or to the local store for sustenance for the family. I feel that if we are to buy ammo/firearms, it must be now, as Barack Obama could make us all felons with the stroke of a pen.
If the change that President-elect Obama has promised includes a halt to America’s wars of aggression and an end to the rip-off of taxpayers by powerful financial interests, what explains Obama’s choice of foreign and economic policy advisers?
Questions have arisen over the Selective Service registration of Barack Obama. Unlike other Obama records–which the public has yet to see–Obama’s SSS registration form has been put on the Internet at Debbie Schlussel’s site. It raises as many questio
I noted Barack Obama's team has started hinting they will move back towards John McCain’s position on interrogation techniques. Supporters of Obama critical of Bush administration's indefinite detention policy began rethinking that as well.
And if Barack Obama drinks, as it appears he will, the dark elixir of war and imperial power offered to him by the national security state, he will accelerate the downward spiral of the American empire.
President-elect Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast last night that selecting his national security team is one of his top priorities since terrorists might try to attack the United States during the White House transition.
Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection g
Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked Bill Clinton’s impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by President-elect Barack Obama, according to Democratic officials. [Change.]
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has told an Indian audience that Senator Hillary Clinton would make "an outstanding appointment" as America's top diplomat. (Well hell,... as long as Henry likes her)
As the media keeps gushing on about how America has finally adopted tolerance as the great virtue, and that we're all united now, let's consider the Brave Catherine Vogt Experiment. Vogt, 14, is an Illinois 8th grader, the daughter of a liber
A list of transition team members that his office made public includes a complicated tangle of ties to private influence-seekers. Among the full roster of about 150 staff members being assigned to government agencies between now and Inauguration Day
Senior officials with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team said late Thursday that Sen. Hillary Clinton would be an asset to the new administration, but declined to confirm reports she was under consideration for secretary of state.
The improbability and the illegality of an Obama presidency are explained.
An open Letter to Obama and the beginning of the Resistance Movement
I'm beginning to wonder what's with Barrack Obama on the subject of Iran's nuclear program, and it's worrying me.
Obama’s aides continue to try to stifle hopes for the radical policy changes that were a cornerstone of his sweeping electoral victory, the surest sign thus far that little is going to change are reports that he may ask Secretary of Defense Robert Ga
Because if it's only Republicans who object to this militaristic scheme to solve the unemployment problem by outfitting the out-of-work with spiffy new uniforms, then we're really in a lot more trouble than even I imagined.
Take a good look at some of the 17 people our nation's president-elect chose last week for his Transition Economic Advisory Board. And then try saying with a straight face that these are the leaders who should be advising him on how to navigate t
The fear of change about to take place in America makes us cliffhangers of threatening expectations. The coming of the Antichrist is now the talk of the town.
"Hannah Montana", in which Miley Cyrus plays a school girl with a secret life as a pop star, is one of the most popular kids TV series in the USA with a huge audience and merchandising empire worth about $1 billion (640 million pounds).