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.)
December 2, 2012 |
For a few more days, until Thursday, the Smithsonian's newest and perhaps most stunning earthly treasure hides behind a thick metal door, like that of a bank vault, deep in the heart of the National Museum of Natural History, behind the galleries, beyond the cabinets stuffed with chunks of minerals, deep inside the "blue room," whose shelves groan under heavy crystals of a thousand sparkling hues. The museum's longtime curator of gems and minerals , Jeffrey Post, handles an unmarked...
April 28, 2009 |
Charles M. Maguire, 79, a business and public policy consultant who served as a White House speechwriter during the Johnson administration, died April 25 of pneumonia at Georgetown Hospital. He was a resident of the District. In 1965, Mr. Maguire was a member of the first class of White House Fellows, a leadership and public service program that allowed the 15 who were selected to "spend the next academic year moving as free spirits around some of the most important men in government," the New York Times said in 1966.
April 24, 2009
I want to thank "In the Loop" writer Al Kamen for pointing out in his April 20 column that President Obama's turning to former members of the Clinton administration for top jobs at Cabinet agencies is "the norm" as compared to the administration of George W. Bush. This is a good example of how this administration amounts to politics as usual and not the change that I was supposed to believe in. BETH CROOKER Herndon
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...