Susan Rice Withdraws From Consideration for Secretary of State

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 1:12 pm

I imagine this will be perceived as the right wing collecting a scalp, but considering that liberal groups increasingly saw Susan Rice as no picnic either, this probably falls under the auspices of an acceptable loss. This is the statement from the President: Today, I spoke to Ambassador Susan Rice, and accepted her decision to [...]

Report: Former GOP Senator Chuck Hagel To Be Nominated as Secretary of Defense

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 11:45 am

Hans Nichols at Bloomberg reports that former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and one of the few early GOP converts against the Iraq War, is the leading candidate to replace Leon Panetta at the Department of Defense. Hagel, who served as an enlisted Army infantryman in Vietnam, has passed the vetting process at [...]

John Bryson Resigns as Commerce Secretary

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 8:54 am

Commerce Secretary John Bryson has resigned from President Obama’s cabinet, less than two weeks after he got into a string of car accidents that he blamed on a seizure. In his letter to President Obama, Bryson cites his “recent seizure and medical leave of absence” as the reason for his resignation. “I have concluded that [...]

The New Commerce Secretary Is Here! The New Commerce Secretary Is Here!

By: Tuesday May 31, 2011 10:40 am

President Obama will nominate former Edison International CEO John Bryson to be the next Commerce Secretary, replacing Gary Locke. Locke was nominated as the next US Ambassador to China, in place of Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. Bryson was the CEO of Edison International, the parent company of the utility company Southern California Edison, from [...]

Orszag Out?

By: Thursday April 22, 2010 9:20 am

Bloomberg reports that Peter Orszag is pretty set on leaving the cabinet, and that President Obama has appealed on him to stay: April 22 (Bloomberg) — White House Budget Director Peter Orszag was poised to become the first member of Barack Obama‚Äôs Cabinet to leave, as early as this summer. Then came an appeal from [...]

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