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 [...]

Commerce Secretary Bryson Takes Leave of Absence After Hit-and-Run Accidents

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 8:15 am

Commerce Secretary John Bryson, accused of a felony hit-and-run over the weekend in a series of Southern California traffic accidents, announced late Monday that he would take a leave of absence and address what he claims are medical problems that led to the crash. “I notified President Obama this evening that effective immediately I am [...]

Obama on NLRB/Boeing Case: In General, Companies Have the “Freedom to Relocate”

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 11:02 am

President Obama was asked today about the decision by the National Labor Relations Board with respect to Boeing, and you can see his answer above. He said that the NLRB is an independent agency and that there’s a pending judicial matter. “So I don’t want to get into the details of the case. I don’t [...]

Republicans Pretending Commerce Secretary Nominee Is a “Radical”

By: Wednesday June 8, 2011 6:15 am

Dave Weigel has the news that John Bryson, the new Commerce Secretary nominee, is being caricatured by Republicans into a cross between Al Gore and a polar bear stuck on an ice floe: Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), a member of the Senate Republican leadership team, called Bryson an “environmental extremist” in the Capitol Tuesday because [...]

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 [...]

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