Stories tagged with Obama

Oprah, Chrysler and Obama

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 5, 2013 at 2:19pm   |   0 Comments

A Facebook fan suggests that Jeep’s Super Bowl ad is crying for a Muckety map and he’s right.

Muckety mover - Military families upset with Obama’s Memorial Day plans

By Muckety   |   May 28, 2010 at 5:29pm   |   5 Comments

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Does President Obama have a tin ear when it comes to showing proper respect on Memorial Day?

Last week we watched him oversee the West Point commencement, where he delivered the keynote address and shook the hand of every graduating cadet.

This week, he has chosen to take a break in Chicago rather than attend ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.

Granted, he plans to visit a national cemetery in Illinois. But to the families of soldiers, it’s not the same.

We admit to being oblivious to the distinction, until we engaged in Facebook discussions with our fellow high school grads. Here’s a comment, from an old classmate:

“I’m sorry, but as a mom of a soldier who has done 3 tours in Iraq. He’s the commander in chief. He should be placing the wreath at Arlington. It’s disrespectful for him to not be there. He can start his vacation after.”

Bankers have private session with Obama

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 14, 2009 at 10:19am   |   0 Comments

The nation’s top bankers will visit the White House today for a talking-to by the president.

White House closes ranks around Desiree Rogers

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 4, 2009 at 9:55am   |   3 Comments

Desiree Rogers obviously has important friends in the Obama administration.

Mr. Obama’s 300

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 25, 2009 at 12:50pm   |   0 Comments

If there were a Muckety honor roll, it would include the invitation list for a new president’s first state dinner.

Bauer replacing Craig as White House counsel

By A. James Memmott   |   November 13, 2009 at 1:57pm   |   0 Comments

In naming a new White House counsel, President Obama is replacing one Democratic Party insider with another Democratic Party insider.

More Obama bundlers named to ambassador jobs

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 10, 2009 at 9:24am   |   1 Comments

President Obama yesterday named former DNC finance chairman Philip D. Murphy to be U.S. ambassador to Germany, the latest in a growing list of political nominations to diplomatic positions.

Obama administration is a family affair

By Carol Eisenberg   |   May 11, 2009 at 8:45am   |   1 Comments

The baby born to Obama team members Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein is but one illustration of the family ties binding the Obama administration.

Fannie Mae chief Herb Allison in line to oversee TARP

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 14, 2009 at 2:29pm   |   0 Comments

Word is that Herb Allison, a longtime Wall Street executive with ties to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, will be tapped to head the government’s $700-billion financial rescue program.

The Obamas would (almost) blend in among Oak Bluffs’ black elite

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 13, 2009 at 10:04am   |   0 Comments

If Barack Obama and his family decide to summer in Oak Bluffs, as the Boston Globe reports they are considering, they would enjoy not just pristine beaches, but a social scene that includes some of the nation’s most successful black artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs.

Commerce Secretary is longtime advocate of Boeing, Microsoft

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 10, 2009 at 8:49am   |   0 Comments

From the outset of his political career, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke was bullish about business.

Anxious labor looks to allies in Obama administration

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 5, 2009 at 6:37am   |   0 Comments

At a time of continuing economic crisis, how many of Obama’s appointees have ties to labor groups, and how influential are they?

Edward Montgomery is the new go-to guy for recovery

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 1, 2009 at 10:24am   |   0 Comments

A Harley-riding economist has taken what may be the toughest job on President Obama’s auto task force – helping to rebuild the communities likely to be devastated by the industry’s downsizing.

Second ivy league law school dean tapped by Obama

By A. James Memmott   |   March 26, 2009 at 10:13am   |   0 Comments

Further signaling its shift away from the Bush administration, the Obama administration has nominated Harold Hongju Koh, the dean of the Yale University School of law, to be the top legal adviser at the State Department.

Harvard Law ensconced at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

By A. James Memmott   |   March 12, 2009 at 11:55am   |   1 Comments

To save on travel expenses, the Harvard Law School Class of 1991 might as well have its reunion this year at the White House.

FCC pick Genachowski is longtime Obama friend, adviser

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 4, 2009 at 6:04pm   |   0 Comments

He is a law school friend of Obama’s and a successful, high-tech entrepreneur who looks to expand broadband service to rural and underserved areas, and to promote an open Internet and diverse media ownership.

Chas. Freeman appointed Intel chief despite opposition

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 27, 2009 at 9:07am   |   2 Comments

Despite intense, behind-the-scenes lobbying by some Jewish groups, the Obama administration yesterday tapped veteran diplomat Chas W. Freeman Jr. to head the National Intelligence Council in what may be its most controversial appointment yet.

Pentagon nominee Ashton Carter touted for fresh insights

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 26, 2009 at 1:15pm   |   0 Comments

Ashton B. Carter is the Harvard physicist who first cast cold water on President Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” plan to build a missile shield to protect the U.S. from nuclear attack.

Leonard Abess - a banker who gave away millions

By A. James Memmott   |   February 26, 2009 at 12:01pm   |   0 Comments

Banker bashing rules the day. So it was a surprise Tuesday when President Barack Obama praised Leonard L. Abess Jr., CEO of City National Bank of Florida.

Biden’s son, brother had business ties to Stanford empire

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 25, 2009 at 8:55am   |   0 Comments

Just when you thought R. Hunter Biden’s retirement as a lobbyist had removed the possibility his business dealings might embarrass his father, comes a report that he and his uncle had business ties with Texas financier R. Allen Stanford.

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