Appointments and Resignations

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Secretary of Commerce: Who WAS Judd Gregg?

Judd Gregg’s withdrawal as nominee to be Secretary of Commerce does not come as a great surprise. The Republican Senator had blasted the president as “Obama spend-o-rama” when he unveiled his legislative agenda, and once voted to eliminate the Com...   read more

National Labor Relations Board: Who is Wilma Liebman?

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was created in 1935 to strengthen the rights of employees to bargain collectively. Its mission shifted dramatically in favor of employers during the presidency of Ronald Reagan and again during the preside...   read more

Secretary of Commerce: Who is Judd Gregg?

In selecting Republican Senator Judd Gregg as his second choice for Secretary of Commerce, Barack Obama chose not only a fiscal conservative, but also someone who blasted the president as “Obama spend-o-rama” when he unveiled his legislative agend...   read more

Secretary of Health and Human Services: Who WAS Tom Daschle?

On February 3, 2009, Tom Daschle, a 26-year veteran of Capitol Hill, withdrew as Barack Obama’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services due to revelations regarding unpaid taxes.   Born on December 9, 1947, in Aberdeen, South Dakota,...   read more

Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Who is Joshua DuBois?

President Barack Obama’s choice for taking over the reconfigured Office of Faith-Based Initiatives (now known as the Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships) is a 26-year-old Pentecostal associate pastor named Joshua DuBois.   Born...   read more

Millionaires Step Down to Join Obama Administration

Even at six-figures, some of the members in President Obama’s Cabinet are taking a pay cut when accepting their new jobs. Tuesday, the government released financial reports presenting the assets and salaries of the new appointees, some of whom mad...   read more

Geithner Chooses Wall Street Lobbyist as Top Treasury Aide

Tuesday, newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner issued new rules restricting contacts with lobbyists--and then hired one to be his top aide. Mark Patterson, a former lobbyist for Goldman Sachs, will serve as chief of staff to Geithner...   read more

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Who is Stuart Ishimaru?

If there is one thing Stuart J. Ishimaru, President Obama’s choice as acting chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is familiar with, it is being in the middle of partisan battles involving federal offices that oversee civil righ...   read more

Department of Justice, National Security Division: Who is David Kris?

Created by the reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act in 2006, the National Security Division of the Department of Justice is supposed to coordinate the department’s counterterrorism, counterespionage and intelligence functions. However, it has been e...   read more

Export-Import Bank of the United States: Who is Fred Hochberg?

In the wake of Bill Richardson backing out as Secretary of Commerce, gay activists lobbied Barack Obama to select Fred P. Hochberg as a replacement for the post—in the hope of finally having an openly gay member of a presidential cabinet. Instead,...   read more

Chairman of the FCC: Who is Julius Genachowski?

A longtime friend of Barack Obama, venture capitalist Julius Genachowski is expected to give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a direct line to the White House, something the agency has not had in many years. It is also expected that Gen...   read more

Director of the CIA: Who is Leon Panetta?

Leon E. Panetta has been many things during his long career. Congressman. President’s right-hand man. Think tank founder. Professor. But none of his roles has ever taken him deep into the realm of intelligence work, which is why many inside and ou...   read more

Vice President of the United States: Joe Biden

Joe Biden is a prime example of perseverance. Having endured personal tragedy, survived a near-death episode, and overcome more than a few political mistakes, Biden’s four-decade career as a US senator has now brought him to the White House as vic...   read more

Office of Legal Counsel: Who is Dawn Johnsen?

Dawn E. Johnsen is an outspoken critic of the Bush administration’s use of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)—a key part of the Department of Justice that she once led on an interim basis during the Clinton presidency and has been asked to lead aga...   read more

Solicitor General: Who is Elena Kagan?

Elena Kagan, the first woman to serve as solicitor general, brings with her a reputation for defending civil liberties while also asserting the power of the presidency. Her nomination stirred mild controversy because the solicitor general represen...   read more

Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Who is Gary Gensler?

Gary Gensler, Barack Obama’s choice to chair the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is a longtime player on Wall Street and in Democratic circles in Maryland and Washington, DC, who has donated substantially to his party. The Commodity Futures ...   read more
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Appointments and Resignations

1361 to 1376 of about 1403 News
Prev 1 ... 84 85 86 87 88 Next

Secretary of Commerce: Who WAS Judd Gregg?

Judd Gregg’s withdrawal as nominee to be Secretary of Commerce does not come as a great surprise. The Republican Senator had blasted the president as “Obama spend-o-rama” when he unveiled his legislative agenda, and once voted to eliminate the Com...   read more

National Labor Relations Board: Who is Wilma Liebman?

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was created in 1935 to strengthen the rights of employees to bargain collectively. Its mission shifted dramatically in favor of employers during the presidency of Ronald Reagan and again during the preside...   read more

Secretary of Commerce: Who is Judd Gregg?

In selecting Republican Senator Judd Gregg as his second choice for Secretary of Commerce, Barack Obama chose not only a fiscal conservative, but also someone who blasted the president as “Obama spend-o-rama” when he unveiled his legislative agend...   read more

Secretary of Health and Human Services: Who WAS Tom Daschle?

On February 3, 2009, Tom Daschle, a 26-year veteran of Capitol Hill, withdrew as Barack Obama’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services due to revelations regarding unpaid taxes.   Born on December 9, 1947, in Aberdeen, South Dakota,...   read more

Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Who is Joshua DuBois?

President Barack Obama’s choice for taking over the reconfigured Office of Faith-Based Initiatives (now known as the Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships) is a 26-year-old Pentecostal associate pastor named Joshua DuBois.   Born...   read more

Millionaires Step Down to Join Obama Administration

Even at six-figures, some of the members in President Obama’s Cabinet are taking a pay cut when accepting their new jobs. Tuesday, the government released financial reports presenting the assets and salaries of the new appointees, some of whom mad...   read more

Geithner Chooses Wall Street Lobbyist as Top Treasury Aide

Tuesday, newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner issued new rules restricting contacts with lobbyists--and then hired one to be his top aide. Mark Patterson, a former lobbyist for Goldman Sachs, will serve as chief of staff to Geithner...   read more

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Who is Stuart Ishimaru?

If there is one thing Stuart J. Ishimaru, President Obama’s choice as acting chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is familiar with, it is being in the middle of partisan battles involving federal offices that oversee civil righ...   read more

Department of Justice, National Security Division: Who is David Kris?

Created by the reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act in 2006, the National Security Division of the Department of Justice is supposed to coordinate the department’s counterterrorism, counterespionage and intelligence functions. However, it has been e...   read more

Export-Import Bank of the United States: Who is Fred Hochberg?

In the wake of Bill Richardson backing out as Secretary of Commerce, gay activists lobbied Barack Obama to select Fred P. Hochberg as a replacement for the post—in the hope of finally having an openly gay member of a presidential cabinet. Instead,...   read more

Chairman of the FCC: Who is Julius Genachowski?

A longtime friend of Barack Obama, venture capitalist Julius Genachowski is expected to give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a direct line to the White House, something the agency has not had in many years. It is also expected that Gen...   read more

Director of the CIA: Who is Leon Panetta?

Leon E. Panetta has been many things during his long career. Congressman. President’s right-hand man. Think tank founder. Professor. But none of his roles has ever taken him deep into the realm of intelligence work, which is why many inside and ou...   read more

Vice President of the United States: Joe Biden

Joe Biden is a prime example of perseverance. Having endured personal tragedy, survived a near-death episode, and overcome more than a few political mistakes, Biden’s four-decade career as a US senator has now brought him to the White House as vic...   read more

Office of Legal Counsel: Who is Dawn Johnsen?

Dawn E. Johnsen is an outspoken critic of the Bush administration’s use of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)—a key part of the Department of Justice that she once led on an interim basis during the Clinton presidency and has been asked to lead aga...   read more

Solicitor General: Who is Elena Kagan?

Elena Kagan, the first woman to serve as solicitor general, brings with her a reputation for defending civil liberties while also asserting the power of the presidency. Her nomination stirred mild controversy because the solicitor general represen...   read more

Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Who is Gary Gensler?

Gary Gensler, Barack Obama’s choice to chair the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is a longtime player on Wall Street and in Democratic circles in Maryland and Washington, DC, who has donated substantially to his party. The Commodity Futures ...   read more
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