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WASHINGTON — President Obama's nominee to lead the Energy Department won unanimous confirmation by the Senate on Thursday while two other Cabinet choices narrowly advanced out of committee, amid complaints from Democrats over Republican delaying...
U.S. secretaries of the Interior have seldom been renowned for being … well, renowned. Typically affable former members of Congress who reliably see things according to the president's point of view, they are nearly always Western conservationists,...
WASHINGTON -- Announcing his first steps in response to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, President Obama on Wednesday charged a task force with drawing up a list of proposals to reduce gun violence across the nation and urged Congress to hold votes on...
"Second terms are hard work," a veteran of the Bill Clinton White House told me Tuesday. "It's a good idea to get some fresh blood in there." But so far, President Obama seems more inclined to simply shuffle the chairs as he reshapes his Cabinet for...
Show TrackerOK, so maybe it wasnât on the level of Frances Perkins (first woman on the U.S. Cabinet) or Sandra Day OâConnor (first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court) or Sally Ride (first American woman in space). But in the corrupt......
GreenspaceGovernment officials sent BP a tough message at the Friday briefing: Work harder to end the oil spill that threatens the Gulf of Mexico. There was no "or else." Officials have repeatedly promised that the company will have to pay......
RUTH WEDGWOOD is professor of international law and diplomacy at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies.ON TAKING office, World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz set two priorities for the world's premier development institution. He asked for a focus on Africa's persistent poverty, and he targeted corruption that diverts aid dollars from the poor....
Now that Barack Obama has filled all of the seats at (and near) his Cabinet table, one thing is clear: The candidate who campaigned on a platform of change attaches equal importance to competence. Seldom has a presidential Cabinet included so many...
[Congressional Record: October 6, 1994] From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] ADDRESS BY NELSON MANDELA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, BEFORE A JOINT MEETING OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS Mr. MANDELA....
Republicans accuse Thomas E. Perez, President Barack Obama's nominee for labor secretary, of twisting the legal process in three cases in St. Paul, Minn., to suit his political purposes. But it is they who are twisting the Senate's role to "advise and...
Tribune reportersChicago billionaire Penny Pritzker intends to resign from corporate boards, including that of Hyatt Hotels Corp., and reported that she received nearly $54 million in consulting fees last year from an off-shore Bahamian trust, the U.S. Commerce...
The Philadelphia InquirerThe Rev. Kevin Johnson, senior pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, was disinvited from speaking at Morehouse College because he wrote a newspaper column critical of President Obama's administration, according to a group of alumni....
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