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Rather than recycle sound bites as evidence of one's credentials as an "education reformer," it would behoove The Times and other national media outlets to be a little more like Linda Darling-Hammond (President-elect Barack Obama's transition chief on...
Tags: Education, California, Government, Schools, Arne Duncan
Today's question: Who would you like to see in Barack Obama's Cabinet, and which potential picks do you think would be a mistake? Previously, Weigel and Lilly debated Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff. Pass up on Robert Kennedy Jr., go for...
Today's question: Obama has pledged to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What, if anything, should President Bush do to support the shift, given his opposition to that policy? Previously, Kaye and Sulmasy weighed the symbolism and merits of Obama's...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON—After Barack Obama campaigned on a pledge to fight lobbyist influence in Washington, aides announced Tuesday that his transition team will include Washington lobbyists but ban them from working on policy areas on which they have lobbied...
At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, technology companies from around the world showed off television sets that can display personalized and interactive broadcasts, tune in programs from the Internet and effortlessly grab...
In running a successful national campaign, Barack Obama laid down guidelines that came to be seen as hallmarks of his leadership style. He prizes loyalty, discretion, teamwork and selflessness, say those who have worked with him. But as he shapes a new...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON—Forget "hope" and "change" and "yes we can." The word that will matter most, when Barack Obama assumes the Oval Office, is "doable." Teary-eyed jubilation is giving way to clear-eyed realism. As his campaign rhetoric runs into...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON—It's almost certain that the handoff of the White House from President George W. Bush to President-elect Barack Obama will pass more smoothly than the greeting that Bush's new crew faced in 2001. The Ws were removed from the keyboards in...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama plans an "across-the-board" review of President George W. Bush's executive orders, with an eye toward making his own quick imprint on important matters, and will swiftly put in place a "diverse,"...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Treasury Department and oversee the Internal Revenue Service held an emergency meeting Tuesday with key senators concerned about his failure to pay some personal income taxes and the...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker, who led the prolific fundraising that helped power Barack Obama's presidential campaign, said Thursday that she had taken herself out of the running for an appointment as commerce secretary....
Tribune reportersDefense Secretary Robert M. Gates has agreed to serve in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet, advisors said Tuesday, setting up the unusual situation in which a wartime Pentagon chief remains to work under a president who has condemned the previous...
Tags: Elections, Condoleezza Rice, Defense, Iraq, Iraq War (2003-2011)
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