Stories tagged with Obama administration

J Street’s many ties to the Obama White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 28, 2014 at 8:40am   |   0 Comments

J Street, like other Jewish lobby groups in the U.S., has repeated its support for Israel in the current conflict with Hamas.

Elizabeth Warren worries about Citigroup’s many government ties

By Muckety   |   April 30, 2014 at 12:53pm   |   1 Comments

In a column published by Politico, Sen. Elizabeth Warren expresses her “growing frustration over the concentration of people with ties to the megabank Citigroup in senior government positions.”

CAP & the Obama White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 12, 2014 at 11:22am   |   0 Comments

The close ties between the Obama administration and the Center for American Progress are no secret.

The oil industry and the Obama administration

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 7, 2014 at 1:10pm   |   0 Comments

Unlike George W. Bush, who named an energy company CEO as his vice president, Barack Obama has not plucked many appointees from the oil fields.

Family ties between network news & Obama White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 4, 2013 at 10:50am   |   0 Comments

Media outlets on the right have been making much in recent days about network news execs having close relatives in the Obama administration.

A precursor to Penny Pritzker pairing up with the president?

By Muckety   |   March 14, 2013 at 3:12pm   |   0 Comments

Penny Pritzker has resigned from the Chicago school board, which many interpret as a sign that she may join the Obama administration.

The domino effect of the Gates retirement

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 30, 2011 at 9:21am   |   0 Comments

President Obama says farewell today to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

William Daley may be headed back to Washington

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 4, 2011 at 9:48am   |   0 Comments

President Obama is reportedly considering another Chicago power player, William M. Daley, for a top administration job, possibly White House chief of staff.

Rouse appointment enhances Daschle’s position

By A. James Memmott   |   October 4, 2010 at 7:53am   |   0 Comments

The naming of Peter M. Rouse as Barack Obama’s interim chief of staff shows that the Tom Daschle connection to the White House remains strong even though Daschle isn’t an official member of the team.

Smoot replacing Rogers as White House social secretary

By Ric Bohy   |   February 28, 2010 at 12:04pm   |   0 Comments

White House social secretary Desiree Rogers is leaving her job amid speculation that her departure is fallout gate-crashers at the Obamas’ first state dinner.

CRC Public Relations takes aim at Obama White House

By Carol Eisenberg   |   December 8, 2009 at 11:18am   |   0 Comments

A public relations firm with Republican ties is representing a former AmeriCorps inspector general fired by the Obama administration.

Lobbyists and trade groups visit the White House

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 2, 2009 at 7:23am   |   0 Comments

Despite the Obama administration’s position against the undue influence of lobbying, a good number of lobbyists and trade group execs have been stopping by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

White House fumbled Zinni appointment

By A. James Memmott   |   February 8, 2009 at 11:37am   |   0 Comments

Nomination problems continue to plague the Obama administration.

Panetta also has tie to EduCap founder

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 4, 2009 at 11:12am   |   0 Comments

Tom Daschle isn’t the only Obama nominee to have connections to the founder of EduCap, Catherine B. Reynolds.

Jill Biden continues role of working spouse

By A. James Memmott   |   January 29, 2009 at 11:38am   |   0 Comments

Her husband has a new job, but Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., is continuing to do her old job, albeit at a different location.

Tom Daschle tapped for HHS

By A. James Memmott   |   November 20, 2008 at 1:09pm   |   0 Comments

A Barack Obama campaign promise may be making it a little difficult for him to assemble his presidential administrative team.

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