Appointments and Resignations

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Small Business Administration: Who is Karen Gordon Mills?

Karen Gordon Mills, Barack Obama’s choice to head the Small Business Administration, is an established venture capitalist and future heir to one of America’s favorite candy companies.   Born in 1953, Mills is the daughter of Melvin, 89, and Elle...   read more

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Who is Shaun Donovan?

In selecting Shaun Donovan to take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), one of the federal government’s most consistently embattled agencies, Barack Obama has tabbed something of a housing “whiz kid.” Donovan, 42, is no stra...   read more

Secretary of Agriculture: Who is Tom Vilsack?

Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack is Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Agriculture. Vilsack was born with the name Kenneth on December 13, 1950, in a home for unwed pregnant women in Western Pennsylvania, and was placed in a Catholic ...   read more

The Best and Brightest are Not Always the Wisest: Frank Rich

Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner [Obama’s nominees for Director of the National Economic Council and Secretary of the Treasury] are both protégés of another master of the universe, Robert Rubin. His appearance in the photo op for Obama-transi...   read more

National Security Advisor: James “Chevron-Boeing” Jones

When George W. Bush took charge of the White House, he chose as his National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, who spent 14 years on the board of directors of Chevron Corporation and even had an oil tanker named after her. When Barack Obama won e...   read more

Secretary of the Treasury: Who is Timothy Geithner?

Like Barack Obama, Timothy F. Geithner, Obama’s choice for Secretary of the Treasury, was born in August 1961, spent part of his childhood living in Asia, and currently enjoys playing basketball.   Geithner was born in Brooklyn, New York, August...   read more

Attorney General: Who is Eric Holder?

Eric H. Holder, Jr. is Barack Obama’s choice to serve as Attorney General. Holder’s father, an immigrant from Barbados, sold real estate, and his mother worked as a secretary. Born in the Bronx in 1951, Holder grew up in East Elmhurst, a neighborh...   read more

National Endowment for the Arts: Gioia Moves On

Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts since March 2003, plans to announce today that in January he will leave the federal agency he is credited with helping revitalize. Gioia, a prize-winning poet and critic, said he will bec...   read more
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Appointments and Resignations

1393 to 1400 of about 1400 News
Prev 1 ... 86 87 88

Small Business Administration: Who is Karen Gordon Mills?

Karen Gordon Mills, Barack Obama’s choice to head the Small Business Administration, is an established venture capitalist and future heir to one of America’s favorite candy companies.   Born in 1953, Mills is the daughter of Melvin, 89, and Elle...   read more

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Who is Shaun Donovan?

In selecting Shaun Donovan to take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), one of the federal government’s most consistently embattled agencies, Barack Obama has tabbed something of a housing “whiz kid.” Donovan, 42, is no stra...   read more

Secretary of Agriculture: Who is Tom Vilsack?

Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack is Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Agriculture. Vilsack was born with the name Kenneth on December 13, 1950, in a home for unwed pregnant women in Western Pennsylvania, and was placed in a Catholic ...   read more

The Best and Brightest are Not Always the Wisest: Frank Rich

Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner [Obama’s nominees for Director of the National Economic Council and Secretary of the Treasury] are both protégés of another master of the universe, Robert Rubin. His appearance in the photo op for Obama-transi...   read more

National Security Advisor: James “Chevron-Boeing” Jones

When George W. Bush took charge of the White House, he chose as his National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, who spent 14 years on the board of directors of Chevron Corporation and even had an oil tanker named after her. When Barack Obama won e...   read more

Secretary of the Treasury: Who is Timothy Geithner?

Like Barack Obama, Timothy F. Geithner, Obama’s choice for Secretary of the Treasury, was born in August 1961, spent part of his childhood living in Asia, and currently enjoys playing basketball.   Geithner was born in Brooklyn, New York, August...   read more

Attorney General: Who is Eric Holder?

Eric H. Holder, Jr. is Barack Obama’s choice to serve as Attorney General. Holder’s father, an immigrant from Barbados, sold real estate, and his mother worked as a secretary. Born in the Bronx in 1951, Holder grew up in East Elmhurst, a neighborh...   read more

National Endowment for the Arts: Gioia Moves On

Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts since March 2003, plans to announce today that in January he will leave the federal agency he is credited with helping revitalize. Gioia, a prize-winning poet and critic, said he will bec...   read more
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