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Obama Outlines Climate Change Plan, Weiner Leads Comeback Race, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including PolitiFact considers possible outcomes for Wednesday’s Supreme Court same-sex marriage decisions and “The Daily Show’s” John Oliver takes aim at the media and the government over whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Charles Dharapak

Penny Pritzker, Barack Obama’s ‘Fairy Godmother’

Obama was an inconsequential lawmaker in the Illinois Senate when his future pick to be U.S. secretary of Commerce introduced him to titans of the finance industry and raised three-quarters of a billion dollars toward his presidential election, investigative reporter Greg Palast tells us.

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AP/Carolyn Kaster

Obama Selects Billionaire Campaign Backer as Commerce Secretary

Barack Obama has once again dropped all pretenses of being a progressive president by nominating Penny Pritzker—a major campaign contributor with a personal fortune estimated at $1.85 billion and a history of dogging bank regulations—to head the Commerce Department.

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Dubya’s Presidential Tab, Jon Stewart on Political Gaffes and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Arizona’s special election, the fiscal damage done by George W. Bush’s presidency and the latest on the controversial Florida voter purge.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

China Ambassador’s American Tale

President Obama nominated Gary Locke, the first Chinese-American commerce secretary, to be the next U.S. ambassador to arguably the most important country in the world. Locke’s grandfather, who left China to work in Washington state as a servant paid in English lessons, would be proud, but then ... (more)

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Stocks Rise as Geithner Becomes Treasury Front-Runner

Friday brought more news from purportedly reliable sources close to Barack Obama, this time suggesting that the president-elect was zeroing in on Timothy Geithner as his pick for treasury secretary and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson for commerce secretary.

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