September 22, 2009
Born : Dec. 13, 1976, in Dakar, Senegal Education : Paris Institute of Political Sciences, 2000 Political affiliation : Union for a Popular Movement Current post : Junior minister for youth and sports
March 2, 2009 |
With the nation facing unprecedented economic challenges, reality is likely accelerating a rite of passage familiar to virtually every former Cabinet member, that moment when unanticipated circumstances beg the timeless question posed by Robert Redford in the 1972 film classic The Candidate: 'What do we do now?' At a time when all Americans, regardless of politics, should want to see the Obama administration succeed, let me offer some practical lessons of experience to his newly formed Cabinet, gleaned from past successes and ample helpings of humble...
November 7, 2012 |
Look for a relatively slow, rolling transition of President Obama 's Cabinet over the next year or so. There are lots of movable chairs. Here's what we've been hearing: ●Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's leaving as soon as she can — if not on Inauguration Day, then not long after. Possible replacements: The Democrats' larger majority in the Senate probably enhanced the chances of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.)
April 9, 2013 |
It's become fashionable among Washington's secretarial class (that is, the Cabinet kind) to give up a portion of their salaries to show solidarity with the hard-working folks under them whose pay is being pinched by the sequester. It's worth noting, however, that some of President Obama 's Cabinet secretaries can more easily afford to participate in the phenomenon we've dubbed "sacrifice solidarity" than others. For most, giving up a chunk of their nearly $200,000 annual pay amounts to little more than lost latte...
December 17, 2012 |
President Obama on Monday began the first serious push of his administration to attempt to reduce gun violence, directing Cabinet members to formulate a set of proposals that could include reinstating a ban on assault rifles. The effort will be led by Vice President Biden, according to two people outside the government who have spoken to senior administration officials since Friday, when a gunman killed his mother and rampaged through Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20...
October 27, 2008 |
TEHRAN, Oct. 26 -- The Iranian parliament is preparing to impeach Interior Minister Ali Kordan next month for "dishonesty" after his supposed Oxford University law degree turned out to be a fake. The move would push President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad perilously close to having to submit his entire cabinet to a review by parliament, which is led by one of the president's key political opponents. "The atmosphere of the parliament is very good for impeaching him and, God willing, he will be impeached,"...