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Stories in the category Obama

Aetna answers the Obama administration

By Laurie Bennett

August 17, 2016 at 1:33pm

Oh, how the lowly voter can be buffeted by political whirlwinds when insurers battle with the federal government.

Sony Pictures chair has many ties to Obama

By Laurie Bennett

December 22, 2014 at 9:29am

It was more than a little surprising to hear President Obama criticize Sony Pictures last week, given the company chairman’s longtime support of the White House.

Klain named Ebola czar

By Laurie Bennett

October 18, 2014 at 3:16am

Ronald Klain, President Obama’s choice as the new Ebola czar, brings a broad mix of private and government service to the job.

Obama bundler nominated as ambassador to France

By Laurie Bennett

June 7, 2014 at 6:25am

Jane Hartley, a fundraiser for both Obama presidential campaigns, has been tapped as the next ambassador to France.

Another look at Russians who aren’t being sanctioned

By Laurie Bennett

April 28, 2014 at 10:51am

The last time the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine, we noted some prominent companies that were not targeted.

How outside are Obama’s outside intelligence advisers?

By Laurie Bennett

April 1, 2014 at 8:34am

Two non-governmental panels advise the Obama administration on intelligence activities.

The oil industry and the Obama administration

By Laurie Bennett

March 7, 2014 at 1:10pm

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.

Pharma’s revolving door

By Laurie Bennett

February 19, 2014 at 10:40am

Even supporters of Obamacare have a hard time defending the deal the White House made with the drug companies.

Campaign bundlers and state dinners

By Laurie Bennett

February 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

While the supposed purpose of state dinners is to strengthen diplomatic ties, they’re also a great way to thank campaign fundraisers.

Obama library already a family effort

By Laurie Bennett

December 17, 2013 at 6:49am

The Obama presidential library, still years in the distance, is shaping up as a family affair.

Obama appointee has one of the best CVs ever

By Muckety

December 10, 2013 at 10:20am

Among the thousands of people named to advisory jobs in the Obama administration, Paula Boggs is one of the most intriguing.

The Koch offensive on Obamacare

By Laurie Bennett

October 10, 2013 at 10:38am

Koch brothers’ efforts to block Obamacare are roundabout, but clearly visible in our Muckety map.

The price of an ambassadorship: $500,000 plus

By Laurie Bennett

July 22, 2013 at 8:43am

In the last two months, Barack Obama has nominated 11 campaign fundraisers for diplomatic posts.

Susan Rice to become national security adviser

By Laurie Bennett

June 5, 2013 at 1:35am

Tom Donilon is resigning as national security adviser, to be replaced by Susan Rice, the New York Times and other news outlets reported early Wednesday.

An unfettered media

By Laurie Bennett

May 15, 2013 at 9:11am

Margaret Thatcher once observed that being powerful is like being a lady. “If you have to tell people you are,” she said, “you aren’t.”

The Rivkin-Alter power network

By Laurie Bennett

March 30, 2013 at 10:53am

While the Rivkin-Alter family has done well during the Obama years, its reach has grown over generations.

Harvey Weinstein brings Michelle Obama to the Oscars

By Laurie Bennett

February 25, 2013 at 7:23am

The Hollywood power structure rearranges every year at this time, as Oscar winners enjoy the new bankability that comes with each statuette.

CAP continues close alliance with Obama administration

By Laurie Bennett

February 9, 2013 at 10:09am

In D.C. vernacular, the Center for American Progress is sometimes referred to as the second White House.

Oprah, Chrysler and Obama

By Laurie Bennett

February 5, 2013 at 2:19pm

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

Obama’s jobs panel closes shop

By Laurie Bennett

February 1, 2013 at 10:23am

President Obama let his jobs council, created in 2011 with General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt as chair, expire Thursday.



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