Appointments and Resignations

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Secretary of the Interior: Who is Ken Salazar?

After years of watching industry-friendly appointees of the Bush administration run roughshod over environmental concerns, conservationists had hoped Barack Obama’s election would bring a new day at the Department of the Interior. But the selectio...   read more

National Security Advisor: Who is James L. (Revolving Door) Jones?

In selecting James L. Jones to be his national security advisor, Barack Obama has chosen a former Marine Corps general who, at the time of his nomination, sat on the board of directors of a leading oil company (Chevron), a leading weapons manufact...   read more

Secretary of Commerce: Who WAS Bill Richardson?

Bill Richardson’s 30-year career in politics has included several controversies, including “pay to play” allegations that forced him to withdraw his nomination for Secretary of Commerce.   Born William Blaine “Bill” Richardson III on November 15...   read more

Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Who is Eric Shinseki?

The highest ranking Asian-American in US military history, Eric K. Shinseki became a visible critic of the Bush administration’s force plan for the invasion of Iraq in 2003, correctly forewarning a problem that would haunt American military planne...   read more

Secretary of Transportation: Who is Ray LaHood?

In selecting former Republican Congressman Ray LaHood for Secretary of Transportation, Barack Obama fulfilled his promise to make his cabinet bipartisan. The centrist GOP lawmaker was not above the partisan fray, however, when it came to Bill Clin...   read more

US Trade Representative: Who is Ron Kirk?

Barack Obama’s choice for US Trade Representative is Ron Kirk, one-time mayor of Dallas and a former lobbyist and a key supporter of Obama’s in Texas during the presidential race.   The youngest of four children, Kirk was born in Austin, TX, on ...   read more

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

Tom Daschle, a 26-year veteran of Capitol Hill, is not only Barack Obama’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, but also the man to run the president’s new White House Office of Health Reform. In this capacity, Daschle is expected to...   read more

Secretary of Commerce: Who is Bill Richardson?

Bill Richardson’s 30-year career in politics has included several controversies, including “pay to play” allegations that are likely to become highly publicized during his confirmation hearings for Secretary of Commerce.   Born William Blaine “B...   read more

Secretary of Education: Who is Arne Duncan?

If confirmed, Arne Duncan would become the first Cabinet member who has earned a living playing and coaching basketball. Duncan was born on November 4, 1964, to Starkey Duncan, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago, and Susan Morton,...   read more

Secretary of Energy: Who is Steven Chu?

In nominating Nobel laureate Steven Chu for Secretary of Energy, Barack Obama may have selected the smartest man ever to run a cabinet department.   Chu was born on February 28, 1948, in St. Louis, MO. His father, Ju Chin Chu, and his mother, Ch...   read more

Secretary of Homeland Security: Who is Janet Napolitano?

Janet Napolitano does not shy away from tough fights, having first risen to prominence as Anita Hill’s attorney during the Clarence Thomas controversy, and later as a Democratic governor of a very Republican state.   Napolitano was born on Novem...   read more

Secretary of Labor: Who is Hilda Solis?

Reaction from liberals and labor unions to the announcement of Hilda Solis as the next Secretary of Labor can be summed up in a word: Delighted. Solis has a long track record in Congress and the California Legislature as a strong supporter of orga...   read more

Small Business Administration: Who is Karen Gordon Mills?

Karen Gordon Mills, Barack Obama’s choice to head the Small Business Administration, is an established venture capitalist and future heir to one of America’s favorite candy companies.   Born in 1953, Mills is the daughter of Melvin, 89, and Elle...   read more

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Who is Shaun Donovan?

In selecting Shaun Donovan to take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), one of the federal government’s most consistently embattled agencies, Barack Obama has tabbed something of a housing “whiz kid.” Donovan, 42, is no stra...   read more

Secretary of Agriculture: Who is Tom Vilsack?

Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack is Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Agriculture. Vilsack was born with the name Kenneth on December 13, 1950, in a home for unwed pregnant women in Western Pennsylvania, and was placed in a Catholic ...   read more

The Best and Brightest are Not Always the Wisest: Frank Rich

Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner [Obama’s nominees for Director of the National Economic Council and Secretary of the Treasury] are both protégés of another master of the universe, Robert Rubin. His appearance in the photo op for Obama-transi...   read more
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Appointments and Resignations

1377 to 1392 of about 1396 News
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Secretary of the Interior: Who is Ken Salazar?

After years of watching industry-friendly appointees of the Bush administration run roughshod over environmental concerns, conservationists had hoped Barack Obama’s election would bring a new day at the Department of the Interior. But the selectio...   read more

National Security Advisor: Who is James L. (Revolving Door) Jones?

In selecting James L. Jones to be his national security advisor, Barack Obama has chosen a former Marine Corps general who, at the time of his nomination, sat on the board of directors of a leading oil company (Chevron), a leading weapons manufact...   read more

Secretary of Commerce: Who WAS Bill Richardson?

Bill Richardson’s 30-year career in politics has included several controversies, including “pay to play” allegations that forced him to withdraw his nomination for Secretary of Commerce.   Born William Blaine “Bill” Richardson III on November 15...   read more

Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Who is Eric Shinseki?

The highest ranking Asian-American in US military history, Eric K. Shinseki became a visible critic of the Bush administration’s force plan for the invasion of Iraq in 2003, correctly forewarning a problem that would haunt American military planne...   read more

Secretary of Transportation: Who is Ray LaHood?

In selecting former Republican Congressman Ray LaHood for Secretary of Transportation, Barack Obama fulfilled his promise to make his cabinet bipartisan. The centrist GOP lawmaker was not above the partisan fray, however, when it came to Bill Clin...   read more

US Trade Representative: Who is Ron Kirk?

Barack Obama’s choice for US Trade Representative is Ron Kirk, one-time mayor of Dallas and a former lobbyist and a key supporter of Obama’s in Texas during the presidential race.   The youngest of four children, Kirk was born in Austin, TX, on ...   read more

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

Tom Daschle, a 26-year veteran of Capitol Hill, is not only Barack Obama’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, but also the man to run the president’s new White House Office of Health Reform. In this capacity, Daschle is expected to...   read more

Secretary of Commerce: Who is Bill Richardson?

Bill Richardson’s 30-year career in politics has included several controversies, including “pay to play” allegations that are likely to become highly publicized during his confirmation hearings for Secretary of Commerce.   Born William Blaine “B...   read more

Secretary of Education: Who is Arne Duncan?

If confirmed, Arne Duncan would become the first Cabinet member who has earned a living playing and coaching basketball. Duncan was born on November 4, 1964, to Starkey Duncan, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago, and Susan Morton,...   read more

Secretary of Energy: Who is Steven Chu?

In nominating Nobel laureate Steven Chu for Secretary of Energy, Barack Obama may have selected the smartest man ever to run a cabinet department.   Chu was born on February 28, 1948, in St. Louis, MO. His father, Ju Chin Chu, and his mother, Ch...   read more

Secretary of Homeland Security: Who is Janet Napolitano?

Janet Napolitano does not shy away from tough fights, having first risen to prominence as Anita Hill’s attorney during the Clarence Thomas controversy, and later as a Democratic governor of a very Republican state.   Napolitano was born on Novem...   read more

Secretary of Labor: Who is Hilda Solis?

Reaction from liberals and labor unions to the announcement of Hilda Solis as the next Secretary of Labor can be summed up in a word: Delighted. Solis has a long track record in Congress and the California Legislature as a strong supporter of orga...   read more

Small Business Administration: Who is Karen Gordon Mills?

Karen Gordon Mills, Barack Obama’s choice to head the Small Business Administration, is an established venture capitalist and future heir to one of America’s favorite candy companies.   Born in 1953, Mills is the daughter of Melvin, 89, and Elle...   read more

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Who is Shaun Donovan?

In selecting Shaun Donovan to take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), one of the federal government’s most consistently embattled agencies, Barack Obama has tabbed something of a housing “whiz kid.” Donovan, 42, is no stra...   read more

Secretary of Agriculture: Who is Tom Vilsack?

Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack is Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Agriculture. Vilsack was born with the name Kenneth on December 13, 1950, in a home for unwed pregnant women in Western Pennsylvania, and was placed in a Catholic ...   read more

The Best and Brightest are Not Always the Wisest: Frank Rich

Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner [Obama’s nominees for Director of the National Economic Council and Secretary of the Treasury] are both protégés of another master of the universe, Robert Rubin. His appearance in the photo op for Obama-transi...   read more
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