Even before taking office, Hillary Clinton is seeking to build a more powerful State Dept., with a bigger budget, high-profile special envoys to trouble spots and an expanded role in dealing with global economic issues at a time of crisis.
When the new Congress returns to Washington next month, one of the first items of business for Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee may be to subpoena Karl Rove. The move will put the new Obama administration in an unexpectedly dicey situation
Defense officials say it will fill urgent gaps but Special Forces officers are skeptical.
"I think people know this is a serious recession, and they don't expect it to turn it around quickly," Ms. Rivlin said. The Democrats "don't have to produce a turnaround. But they have to produce action."
The report, titled "Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration," also calls for a 133-percent increase in funding for the Title X program, which funds Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.
When asked by ABC host George Stephanopoulos if top level Bush administration officials would be prosecuted for mandating prisoner abuse, Biden said that he and Obama would be “focusing on the future,” adding “I think we should be looking forward, no
President-elect Barack Obama named Harvard physicist John Holdren and marine biologist Jane Lubchenco to top science posts, signaling a change from Bush administration policies on global warming.
Obama's new appointments assure business as usual.
The Obama-Biden Transition Team has invited people across the country to hold community discussions on health care reform to give input to the administration. The invitation went out last week, and we have until December 31st to hold these discussion
Everyday my mail box is filled with requests to investigate corruption at all levels of government. It's regrettable that so much time and effort has to be directed in exposing Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro, aka Barry Obama, aka Barack D
A Naval Academy graduate who attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, Blair had served during the Clinton administration as a military liaison at the CIA in charge of coordinating intelligence between the spy agency and the Pentagon.
Eager to jolt a worsening economy back to life, President-elect Barack Obama's aides are assembling a two-year stimulus package that could cost $850 billion with a blend of new jobs, middle-class tax relief and expanded aid for the poor and the u
[change] Vice President Dick Cheney is calling President-elect Barack Obama's national security lineup ''a pretty good team.''
In 1998, Duncan joined the Chicago public school system, where he served as deputy chief of staff. Three years later, Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed Duncan chief executive.
Donovan, head of New York's Housing Preservation and Development Department, is a former Clinton administration HUD official with a national reputation for curtailing low-income foreclosures, developing affordable housing and managing the nation*
Like millions of other homeowners, President-elect Barack Obama has a Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mortgage, but unlike other home owners, Obama managed to acquire one $903,000 over the legal Federal limit. A DBKP exclusive.
The blog, Strato-Sphere, has discovered that Barack Obama isn’t listed as the owner of his Chicago home at the Cook County Clerk’s office. The guy who does “own” the home, is the same “guy” cited as a source regarding Obama’s ties to Rezko.
You need to 'get that' because the US has murdered 2-3 million Afghanis, too, and still does not have that pipeline. Of course, Barky Obamanation is going to 'surge' Afghanistan and prove to the world he is dumber than Bush.
President-elect Obama's transition team may double the size of a planned economic stimulus package in an effort to prevent soaring unemployment.
Under such an agreement, the United States would promise to use nuclear weapons against Iran should Israel be atomically attacked. Obama's secretary of State, Sen. Hillary Clinton, promised a similar "massive response" should Israel com
[Change] Thomas A. Daschle has not yet been formally nominated to take over the Department of Health and Human Services. That's expected to change tomorrow morning when President-elect Barack Obama will make the not-so-surprising announcement.
A"massive effort" to convert federal buildings into more energy-efficient buildings by "replacing aging heating systems and installing efficient light bulbs." So the joke becomes: How much does it cost to change a light bulb?
President-elect Barack Obama hasn't even stepped into office and already a scandal is threatening to dog him. Obama isn't accused of anything. But that Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, a fellow Democrat, has been charged with trying to sell Obama**
The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth. The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the cal
The governor of Illinois was arrested Tuesday for conspiring to sell an appointment to president-elect Barack Obama's recently open US senate seat, prosecutors said.
Liberals are growing increasingly nervous – and some just flat-out angry – that President-elect Barack Obama seems to be stiffing them on Cabinet jobs and policy choices.
Noting the US budget deficit might exceed $1,000bn (€785bn) even before his campaign promises and new spending plans were taken into account, factored in, Mr Obama said: “We understand that we’ve got to provide a blood infusion to the patient right n
Some may remember this speech .......... We need to hold him to his word!
If one is not 'BORN' a natural born citizen, he can never BE a natural born citizen. On Monday U.S. Supreme Court Deputy Director of Public Information Patricia McCabe Estrada informed Leo C. Donofrio that the full court, meaning all nine jus
Five weeks after the state of Hawaii vouched for the authenticity of President-elect Barack Obama's birth certificate, the controversy over allegations that Obama is not eligible to take office next month has reached the Supreme Court, which is e