This morning big banks woke up scared witless at the news of Obama’s pick to head the SEC, Mary Jo White.
The young national security whiz has handled the gears of the Hill, but McDonough’s business chops and willingness to think outside Obama’s inner circle have yet to be proven. And one more thing, watch out for that temper!
Like a streetlamp that blocks the stars, Obama’s latest press conference shed light on the immediate- the politics of the debt ceiling- to the exclusion of more illuminating subjects. Here are three important policy questions …
Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary has a passionate, progressive core underneath a nerdy exterior.
President Obama is expected to pick counterterrorism czar John Brennan as his new CIA chief at 1 p.m. today.
A debate has erupted about the new film Zero Dark Thirty, and whether it inaccurately suggests that U.S.-sanctioned torture (aka “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”) led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Paul Ryan’s in a bind. Even as he’s being touted as the great white hope for the GOP in 2016, he’s voluntarily strapped himself to the party’s fast-sinking position on the fiscal cliff as a member of House Speaker John …
The incentives are lined up for the White House and Congress to miss their self-imposed Dec. 31 deadline.
The diminutive ideologue says his no-new-taxes pledge is safe despite recent GOP defections. Voter support, and his own surprising ability to bounce back, suggest he’s right
A 2007 memo by former attorney general Michael Mukasey suggests the Justice Department may have been remiss in shielding the spy chief’s extramarital affair from the President.
The decorated general struggled to adapt to the agency’s insular culture
Washington is abuzz with the possibility of a bipartisan détente. Don’t bet on it
General David Petraeus announced today that he has resigned as head of the CIA, citing an extramarital affair.