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New York Times Calls For Daschle To Withdraw

From the paper's new editorial: When President Obama nominated former Senator Tom Daschle to be his secretary of health and human services, it seemed to be a good choice. Mr. Daschle, as the co-author of a book on health care reform, knew a lot about one of the president's signature issues. Show More Summary

Gregg to Commerce, I Wonder What Obama Got in Return

Administration sources are now confirming that New Hampshire Republican Senator Judd Gregg has been tapped - and has accepted - President Obama’s offer to be Commerce Secretary. There is just one condition, his replacement must be a Republican. Show More Summary

Politics and Health Care

A few items from the Times:Frank Rich sticks it to the obstructionist Republicans but good. I add to what he says that President Obama has an approval rating right now of 80%. That means a lot of people who voted for John McCain approve of his performance and want him to succeed. Show More Summary

Journalists Going To Work For Obama Fuels Talk Of Favoritism

6 years agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have long accused mainstream journalists of being on the payroll of President Obama and the Democratic Party, a common refrain of favoritism especially from those on the losing end of an election (see Bush vs. Show More Summary

WH Official: GOP Senator Gregg to Be Nominated Tuesday for Commerce Job

Washington Post:President Obama will nominate Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) tomorrow for commerce secretary, a White House official said tonight.The nomination is the last for Obama's Cabinet. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) was nominated Dec. Show More Summary

NewsBusters Discusses Stimulus Package With Sen. Sessions

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) participated in a blogger conference call Monday to discuss President Obama's stimulus package and its prospects for passage in the Senate.NewsBusters associate editor Noel Sheppard participated in this discussion,...Show More Summary

Gregg For Commerce

According to ‘inside sources’, President Obama will name New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg to be Secretary of Commerce, becoming the third Republican in the administration. Reports also suggest that one of the conditions for acceptance was that he would be replaced by a Republican even though New Hampshire has a Democratic Governor. Sources in Governor Lynch’s [...]

Why hasn't President Obama used his huge email list for message control before the stimulus debate started?

Much was made of President Obama's massive email/Internet list that he collected on the way to a huge presidential victory in November. Many said in the political world that this would be a great tool for him to use the grassroots and the WEB to help him continue his extraordinary run and to push through his policies after the disastrous Bush years. Show More Summary

Punxsutawney Phil Banned by White House

Gobbler's Knob (ONN) - After seeing his shadow and forecasting six more weeks of winter, eminent groundhog Punxsutawney Phil was condemned by President Obama and banned from all future participation in events supported with federal funds. Show More Summary

Six Hot Areas of Law Practice for Regional and Mid-sized firms

I see six hot areas of law practice for regional and midsized firms.  Now is the time to step up law firm marketing in the following areas: 1. Employment law. President Obama just signed a law making it easier to bring employment discrimination cases. Show More Summary

Chris Weigant: Democrats Need To Frame The Stimulus Better

6 years agoNews : Huffington Post

President Obama has been failing a crucial test in the past few weeks. In the first (and possibly most important, at least for a while)... ...

Gregg to be Named Commerce Secretary-Designate Tuesday A.M.

Sources tell ABC News that late Tuesday morning in the White House's Grand Foyer, President Obama will announce that he has tapped Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., to be his Secretary of Commerce. Senate Democrats expect that Democratic Gov. John Lynch...

Steele’s Uninformed New Talking Point: No Government Has Ever Created A Job

Since his election as RNC Chairman last Friday, Michael Steele has been on a public relations offensive. His first order of business: urge his colleagues on Capitol Hill to reject President Obama’s economic recovery plan. “The goose egg that you laid on the president’s desk was just beautiful. Absolutely beautiful,” Steele told a group of [...]

Arianna Huffington: Stimulus Package: If You Jump Halfway Across a Chasm You Fall Into the Abyss

6 years agoNews : Huffington Post

President Obama needs to make it clear that the second half of the bank bailout will be radically different (This will require more than finger-wagging; it'll require disgorging). And his administration needs to rethink a stimulus bill that currently misses a huge opportunity to both arrest our economic free-fall and create a 21st century economy. Show More Summary

The Stimulus Package Needs Some Stimulus

The market today certainly felt the effects of a stimulus package hanging in the wind as investors got a little nervous today. Making them even more nervous is hearing that President Obama is now considering attacking the compensation and bonuses of executives on Wall St. Show More Summary

Rush Limbaugh Heats Up "The View," CNN (VIDEO)

6 years agoNews : Huffington Post

Talk of Rush Limbaugh heated up the TV Monday, with memorable moments on both "The View" and CNN. On "The View," Whoopi Goldberg introduced a hot topics roundtable about Limbaugh's comparison of President Obama's stimulus plan to socialism, which led to a spat between Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Show More Summary

Limbaugh: Bush wasn’t partisan.

While much of the attention on Rush Limbaugh has focused on his stated desire to see President Obama fail, he has also been going around trying to secure President Bush’s legacy. Yesterday, for example, he appeared on Fox’s Hannity’s America and tried to argue that Bush wasn’t at all partisan: RUSH: Well, I think he’s [...]

Obama Orders Review Of FDA In Wake Of Salmonella Outbreak [Fda]

President Obama has had it up to here with poor FDA oversight, particularly of salmonella-infested peanut factories, and he's called for a review of the underfunded organization, according to U.S. News & World Report. Obama said Americans...Show More Summary

Annals of transparency

6 years agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Good sleuthing by Carter at Point of Law and ShopFloor: President Obama the other day issued a much-noted new executive order expanding the legal powers of labor unions. When you check the metadata on the PDF, who do you think turns up as the document’s original author? Tags: labor unions Related posts Welcome National Journal readers (0) United [...]

Liberal Groups Profit From GOP's Resistance To Stimulus

6 years agoNews : Huffington Post

Whatever you think of the politics of it, the House GOP's decision to oppose President Obama's stimulus package en masse has been awfully good for the left's fundraising. According to a source close to the Campaign for Jobs and Recovery,...Show More Summary

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