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nytimes.com

Is This Heaven? No, It’s Team Obama

Doing little to slough the stereotype that Midwestern governors are automatically good at farming, Barack Obama has announced the next nominee to his presidential inner circle: former Iowa governor and presidential candidate Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008 READ MORE


Chertoff
valleywag.com

Undocumented Workers Cleaned Chertoff’s Home

Oops! It wasn’t exactly an international incident, but it turns out that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff unintentionally had undocumented workers clean his house.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008 READ MORE


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Paulson in negotiations
AP photo / Lauren Victoria Burke

Bailout Deal (Almost) Done

Early Sunday morning brought word that the end of the drawn-out bailout negotiations between warring factions of the federal government might finally be at hand, although the House and Senate had not yet officially approved terms of the proposed plan. Updated

Posted on Sep 27, 2008 READ MORE


Paulson
AP photo / J. Scott Applewhite

A Fox to Protect the Henhouse?

Does it really matter which party is in charge when it comes to bailing out the Wall Street hustlers whose shenanigans have bankrupted so many ordinary folks? Not if the Democrats roll over and cede power to the former head of Goldman Sachs, the investment bank at the center of our economic meltdown.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008 READ MORE


Frank and reporters
AP photo / Charles Dharapak

Bailout Negotiations Inch Forward

It seems that some key officials involved in the negotiations with the Bush administration over the terms of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s $700-billion bailout proposal for Wall Street aren’t about to make a deal unless it includes specific plans for congressional oversight and help for homeowners on the brink of foreclosure.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 READ MORE


The Secretary’s New Clothes

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has announced what the media are calling a “massive overhaul” of America’s regulatory agencies, but columnist and liberal economist Paul Krugman isn’t impressed. Krugman doesn’t think the administration’s cosmetic solutions will mitigate our current economic crisis or prevent the next one.

Posted on Mar 31, 2008 READ MORE


‘From the Desk of Donald Rumsfeld’

The Washington Post has obtained a number of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s “snowflakes,” curt memos fired off at a rate of up to 60 a day. The documents offer rare, unpolished insight into one of the principal architects of the Iraq war, who “argued that Muslims avoid ‘physical labor’ and wrote of the need to ‘keep elevating the threat,’ ‘link Iraq to Iran’ and develop ‘bumper sticker statements’ to rally public support for an increasingly unpopular war.”

Posted on Nov 1, 2007 READ MORE


army secretary

Army Apologizes to Tillman Family

Nearly three and a half years after Pat Tillman’s death, the Army has issued a formal mea culpa to his family, admitting through Secretary of the Army Pete Geren on Tuesday that his family’s grief “was compounded by the failing of his Army” with respect to its duty to inform families quickly and thoroughly about their losses.

Posted on Aug 1, 2007 READ MORE


Ban Ki-Moon
wikipedia.org

U.N.‘s Ban Is Heading to China

For his first outing as the United Nations’ newly elected secretary-general, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon will visit China to discuss the situation in North Korea.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


Condoleeza Rice
dw-world.de

Condoleezza Rice Threatens Sudan

While speaking about the Darfur crisis at the United Nations, the secretary of state warned the Sudanese government that “other measures” were available, should it continue to block a U.N. peacekeeping proposal.  Such measures are unlikely to include force, so long as the U.S. maintains troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan while flirting with an invasion of Iran.

Posted on Sep 23, 2006 READ MORE


Keith Olbermann
Crooks and Liars

Olbermann Puts Rumsfeld to Shame

Keith Olbermann delivered a masterful retort on Wednesday to Donald Rumsfeld’s recent diatribe on fascism.  With a commentary as apt as it was eloquent, Olbermann excoriated the defense secretary’s very patriotism: “In what country was Mr. Rumsfeld raised?  As a child, of whose heroism did he read?  On what side of the battle for freedom did he dream one day to fight?  With what country has he confused? the United States of America?” (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Aug 31, 2006 READ MORE


Henry Paulson and President Bush
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New Treasury Secretary Channels Paul Krugman

Bush’s new secretary of the Treasury, former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson, said in his first public remarks since taking office that he recognized the economy was not benefitting all Americans.

  • That’s quite an understatement—as Paul Krugman made abundantly clear in a 2002 N.Y. Times Magazine essay—but for a Bush appointee, it was a hell of an admission.
  • Posted on Aug 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Albright Criticizes Bush’s Religious Absolutism

    The former secretary of state says that Bush has alienated Muslims around the world with his use of Christian dogma to discuss foreign policy.

    Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Tony Snow
    From ThinkProgress

    Answering His First Question, Tony Snow Misleads Press

    Amazing. (Or maybe not.) The new White House press secretary (a former Fox News host) kicked off his tenure with a misleading statement about Bush and the NSA program.

    Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


    White House Press Secretary Tony Snow
    AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

    Snow Melts at Debut ‘Gaggle’

    New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow stumbled a bit during his first briefing, but also came off as refreshingly candid. “I’m not even going to try to fake it,” he told one reporter.

    Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Albright Stewart

    Jon Stewart Debriefs Madeleine Albright

    “The Daily Show” host gets the skinny from the former secretary of state on Bush’s “consultation” with over a dozen former White House advisors. Scary part: Albright says Bush was exactly the way he sounds on TV.

    Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


    McCain Critical of Rumsfeld’s Handling of War

    The former “straight-shooter” (who has recently reversed his stances on several issues) is nevertheless steadfast on his support of the Iraq war, despite being “a bit resentful” of the Secretary of Defense “for the way the war has been poorly handled.” (via Huff Po)

    Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


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