Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lost no time getting down to work upon her return to gubernatorial duties, despite the distractions of having to cook meals for television reporters interviewing her. Job One: counteracting the effects of plummeting oil prices on state coffers.
When President Obama takes over in January as manager in chief of nearly 2 million federal employees, he will need a plan to reinvigorate a frustrated and demoralized workforce, career employees warn.
A measure to speed $25 billion in emergency aid to the nation’s automakers will include provisions designed to protect taxpayers, congressional Democrats said yesterday, including a ban on bonuses for employees who make more than $200,000 a year and a government oversight board with power to veto…
President-elect Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast last night that selecting his national security team is one of his top priorities since terrorists might try to attack the United States during the White House transition.
President-elect Barack Obama officially resigned from the Senate yesterday, removing himself from any official role in the lame-duck session of Congress that will convene this week. He also laid more groundwork for the start of his administration by deciding on additional members of his senior st…
As Democrats for the first time take over the five-year-old Department of Homeland Security, the watchword for Obama transition aides is caution.
In wooing federal employee votes on the eve of the election, Barack Obama wrote a series of letters to workers that offer detailed descriptions of how he intends to add muscle to specific government programs, give new power to bureaucrats and roll back some Bush administration policies.
If Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is named the next secretary of state, she and her husband could be positioned to lead a public-private partnership on the global stage unlike any before it, one that experts say would bring with it a host of potential benefits and pitfalls for the new president.