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Spy Firm Hired to Find ‘Dirt’ on Obama Officials, Possibly by Trump Team: Report The same firm Harvey Weinstein used to go after his accusers was apparently hired to discredit two Obama advisers who worked on the Iran deal.
Spicer Blames Obama’s ‘Weakness’ for Assad’s Apparent Chemical Attack The attack came days after the Trump administration indicated that it is comfortable with the Syrian dictator remaining in power.
The GOP Just Voted Against States’ Rights to Shield Wall Street From Competition Republicans just a passed a bill that expands federal regulation, discourages saving, and restricts competition, for Wall Street’s sake.
SCOTUS Defers to Trump on Transgender Student Rights The administration withdrew an interpretation of anti-discrimination laws as protecting the rights of transgender students. So, too, did SCOTUS.
Here’s How the GOP Will Swiftly Kill Obama’s Final Regulations A little-known law will allow Republicans to repeal Obama’s expansion of overtime pay with a simple majority vote in the House and Senate.
Obama Administration Says Netanyahu Broke Promise With New Settlement Last month, the United States pledged $38 billion in aid to the Israeli military.
Obamacare Looks Like It Will Remain ‘Suboptimal’ for Quite a While All the scenarios for fixing the problems with the Affordable Care Act are implausible so long as Republicans control either house of Congress.
Obama Approves His Largest Release of Guantánamo Prisoners Ever After being held without charges for years, 15 of America’s detainees at Guantánamo Bay were transferred to the United Arab Emirates on Monday.
The Obama Administration’s $1 Billion Giveaway to the Private Prison Industry The administration paid $1 billion to build a detention center for migrant women and children that it barely uses.
You Can Trust the Echo Chamber About That Controversial Ben Rhodes Profile David Samuels argues that the critical response to his profile of Rhodes illustrates the hopelessness of “open, rational debate” in today’s media climate. He’s wrong.
Obama’s Deportations Present a Question for Dems Is Trump’s deportation plan outrageous because of its scale, or because deporting noncriminal undocumented residents is inherently wrong?
Obama Issues Trans-Discrimination Guidelines The letter will be distributed to every public-school district in the nation today.
10 Problems With NYT Mag’s Ben Rhodes Profile David Samuels’s lamentation of the White House’s propaganda is, itself, a work of agitprop. Also, it attributes a quote to Samantha Power’s sneakers.
Obama Now Has Enough Votes to Get a Big Iran Deal Win [Updated] On Wednesday, Barbara Mikulski became the 34 th senator to support the nuclear agreement.
Religious Leaders Want the U.S. to Fund Abortions Overseas A coalition is calling on Obama to help rape survivors in areas of violent conflict .
18 Times White House Officials Declined to Comment Including hugs, handshakes, and the logistics of dining out.
Dan Pfeiffer’s Exit Interview: How the White House Learned to Be Liberal In an interview a few days before he resigned, he explained in unusually candid terms the administration’s thinking — and how the White House lost its illusions.
For Ex-Obama Officials, the Revolving Door Swings Open to Silicon Valley Former Obama spokesman Jay Carney joins the list of former staff heading to technology firms.
Rupert Murdoch’s SOPA Twitter Rant Bills would’ve changed “technical architecture” of the Internet.
Deputy Social Secretary Ebs Burnough Leaves White House The well-liked cultural guru, who produced such events as “A Broadway Celebration” at the White House, is moving on to a private-sector job in New York City.
Robert Gibbs to Officially Step Down As Press Secretary “He’s had a six-year stretch now where basically he’s been going 24/7 with relatively modest pay,” says Obama.
Julianna Smoot Is the New White House Social Secretary The North Carolina native was the finance director for Obama’s campaign.
Why Does the White House Keep Admitting Its Policy on Fox News? The new communications director is picking up an old story line.
Clinton’s ‘Muscular’ Foreign-Policy Manifesto The secretary of State’s address today to the Council on Foreign Relations reminds the world that though the Obama administration may emphasize finesse, they haven’t forgotten how to exert force.
The Obama Administration Pretty Much Has to Look Into Ugly Bush Anti-Terror Policies Now Despite hopes that they could focus on domestic issues like health care, Team O is being forced to look at controversial security tactics from the previous administration after recent revelations.
Congress Takes a Lot of Working Vacations Also, the White House staff doesn’t earn that much, but their quality of life probably isn’t too shabby.
Secretaries of the Treasury: They’re Just Like Us! Tim Geithner goes to Starbucks, and the world watches.
Quadrangle Investors to Decide Future Commitments Today With all that’s going on regarding the group’s past, its future is in doubt.
Herb Allison to Replace Neel Kashkari As TARP Chief? This longtime Merrill Lynch executive knows from bailouts.
Obama to Name FCC Chair Julius Genachowski, a former Harvard classmate of the president’s, is likely to get the job, according to reports.
Rahm Emanuel Likes Cleaning Up After Cleanup Time Is Over ’The New Yorker’ gets into the brain of Barack Obama’s muscle.
Hillary Clinton Finally Confirmed! Now David Paterson, we don’t mean to raise our voices with you, but there’s really no reason for you to continue delaying your announcement of who will replace her.
Obama Brings in a Gay! Fred Hochberg Tapped for Import-Export Role Hochberg is also the first major fund-raiser for Obama to be given a post.
Bill Richardson Withdraws As Commerce Secretary He was worried that a lingering investigation in New Mexico would hinder his confirmation.
Bill Richardson, Ever Diplomatic, Settles for Commerce Secretary The consummate team player joins the team of rivals — but Hispanic leaders want more! Load More