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The Swampby Mark Silva John Podesta, the ex-White House chief of staff who helped President Barack Obama staff his White House, has a simple title for Valerie Jarrett, Obama's close friend from Chicago and senior adviser in Washington: "Consigliere.'' Jarrett,...
I suppose President Obama deserves some credit for addressing national marijuana policy during his recent online town hall. But instead of seriously answering the thousands of questions submitted by Americans on overhauling our failed drug laws, he...
Tags: Arizona, Death, Barack Obama, Mexico, U.S. Senate
The Swampby Mark Silva Dr. Sanjay Gupta won't be making any White House calls. The television medical reporter and surgeon whose name was floated as a candidate for surgeon general in the Obama administration, has withdrawn from consideration -- says the......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama is "the urban president,'' a first in modern times, schooled in New York City, trained in community organization in Chicago, resident of the South Side. And now he has a director of urban affairs.......
Tags: NAACP, Transportation, David A. Paterson, John Podesta, Lobbying
The Swampby Frank James Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously said in 1933 that Americans had nothing to fear but fear itself. Now it seems we've moved into an era where we appear to have nothing but fear itself. President Barack Obama more......
The Swampby Mark Silva Timothy Geithner once had a date with the tax man. Now Geithner is the tax man - secretary of the Treasury Department after his swearing-in tonight, following a 60-34 vote of confirmation by the Senate. The 75th......
The Swampby Ken Bensinger and Jim Tankersley President Barack Obama will direct the EPA today to reconsider a Bush-era decision that stopped California and more than a dozen other states from setting their own stricter limits on auto emissions, according to......
Spin CycleIn a sense, he started it all ??? like the flutter of an insect's wing that through a complex chain of natural events, caused the tsunami. If Michael AL Balboni of Nassau County had held onto that State Senate......
Tags: Eliot Spitzer, Hudson River
Spin CycleGeithner in his opening statement forcefully lays out his plan for economic recovery -- government intervention in the economy and credit markets that is huge, quick and decisive; investments in a new economy -- health care, alternative energy,...
Tags: Internal Revenue Service
Spin CycleSchumer, introducing Geithner as home state Senator, follows up on critical comments by ranking Republican Charles Grassley about Geithner's failure to pay taxes. "Tim has made some mistakes," Schumer says, but he "freely admitted and corrected" them on...
The Swampby Frank James The White House website, whitehouse.gov successfully made the transition along with President Obama. It looks a lot like the change.gov site which was used by Obama's presidential transition but is now defunct. President Bill Clinton was......
The Swampby Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten Some liberals might think that R. Bruce Josten has no business visiting President-elect Barack Obama's transition office once, let alone 16 times. That's because Josten is the top lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of......
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