Appointments and Resignations

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Council on Environmental Quality: Who is Nancy Sutley?

Nancy Sutley’s selection as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality not only pleased environmentalists, but gay rights activists as well—thanks to Sutley’s “green” credentials and the fact that she is openly gay. Throughout her c...   read more

Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton was the first First Lady to be elected to Congress and will be the first First Lady to serve in a cabinet position.   Born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, IL, Clinton was raised by her parents, Hugh Ellswort...   read more

Chair of the SEC: Who is Mary Schapiro?

Mary L. Schapiro is Barack Obama’s choice to take over the Securities and Exchange Commission—a demoralized agency that failed repeatedly to head off financial disasters involving Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Bernard Madoff. Some observers co...   read more

Bush Gives His Staff Jobs for Obama Era

In a going away present to some of his most trusted aides, President Bush has appointed 45 individuals to positions that will expire in the midst of Barack Obama’s term, or afterwards. He has appointed 12 individuals to 5-year terms on the United ...   read more

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
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Appointments and Resignations

1377 to 1392 of about 1400 News
Prev 1 ... 85 86 87 88 Next

Council on Environmental Quality: Who is Nancy Sutley?

Nancy Sutley’s selection as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality not only pleased environmentalists, but gay rights activists as well—thanks to Sutley’s “green” credentials and the fact that she is openly gay. Throughout her c...   read more

Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton was the first First Lady to be elected to Congress and will be the first First Lady to serve in a cabinet position.   Born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, IL, Clinton was raised by her parents, Hugh Ellswort...   read more

Chair of the SEC: Who is Mary Schapiro?

Mary L. Schapiro is Barack Obama’s choice to take over the Securities and Exchange Commission—a demoralized agency that failed repeatedly to head off financial disasters involving Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Bernard Madoff. Some observers co...   read more

Bush Gives His Staff Jobs for Obama Era

In a going away present to some of his most trusted aides, President Bush has appointed 45 individuals to positions that will expire in the midst of Barack Obama’s term, or afterwards. He has appointed 12 individuals to 5-year terms on the United ...   read more

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
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