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January 9, 2013
Politico reveals three members of President Obama’s cabinet who willbe retained in Term Two. No huge shockers here, although there were whispers a few months back that Holder might be resigning after the election. There’s no word as to exactly how long Holder, Sebelius and Shineski will stay on, but unlike Tim Geithner, Hilda Solis and Hillary Clinton, they won’t be leaving anytime soon.

Politico reveals three members of President Obama’s cabinet who willbe retained in Term Two. No huge shockers here, although there were whispers a few months back that Holder might be resigning after the election. There’s no word as to exactly how long Holder, Sebelius and Shineski will stay on, but unlike Tim Geithner, Hilda Solis and Hillary Clinton, they won’t be leaving anytime soon.

17:13 // 1 year ago
nbcnews:


Solis to step down as Labor Dept. head
(Photo: Richard Vogel / AP file photo)
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will not return in President Barack Obama’s second term, the White House confirmed Wednesday.
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"Over the last four years, Secretary Solis has been a critical member of my economic team," President Obama said in a statement,” as we have worked to recover from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and strengthen the economy for the middle class.”

nbcnews:

Solis to step down as Labor Dept. head

(Photo: Richard Vogel / AP file photo)

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will not return in President Barack Obama’s second term, the White House confirmed Wednesday.

Read the complete story.

"Over the last four years, Secretary Solis has been a critical member of my economic team," President Obama said in a statement,” as we have worked to recover from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and strengthen the economy for the middle class.”

(via nbcnews)

16:46 // 1 year ago
December 30, 2012

Three key things Obama said during his “Meet the Press” appearance

  • fiscal cliff “[Republicans] say that their biggest priority is making sure we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they’re behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are protected. That seems to be their only overriding, unifying theme.”
  • sandy hook “That was the worst day of my presidency and it’s not something that I want to see repeated. … All of us have to do some soul-searching, including me as president, that we allow a situation in which 20 precious small children are getting gunned down in their classroom. This is not something that I will be putting off.”
  • second term “One of the nice things about never having another election and never having to campaign again is, I think you can rest assured, that all I care about is making sure that I leave behind an America that is stronger, more prosperous, more stable, more secure, than it was when I came into office. That will continue to drive me.” source
15:05 // 1 year ago
November 7, 2012

Reactions to the election: Liberal edition

  • Jonathan Cohn “Romney and the Republicans had turned the election into a referendum on liberalism—not just the liberalism of Obama, but also the liberalism of Johnson and Kennedy, of Truman and Roosevelt…[They] challenged the philosophy behind such policies—the whole idea that governments should act to protect vulnerable groups and to guarantee economic security. It was a huge gambit. And it failed.” source
  • Greg Sargent "If Mitt Romney had won, he and his ideas (tax cuts, deregulation, unshackling the free market) might have been associated with the recovery, leaving Keynesianism and stimulus spending thoroughly discredited. Instead, Obama and Democrats will hopefully gain more credit for the ongoing recovery, and perhaps the idea that government can act to fix the economy will get rehabilitated." source
  • Ezra Klein “The bad news for Republicans isn’t what happened last night. It’s that it only gets worse from here. In 2016, we can expect the minority share of the electorate to rise by another two percentage points — and we can expect the economy to be in rather better shape…the reality is that the Republican Party has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, and it’s only going to get harder for them from here.” source
  • Michael Tomasky “[T[he Republican Party is just too far to the right. Not just to win a national election. It’s too far to the right even to compete really seriously in one. The thing some Republicans are saying now is absolutely true: They should have been able to win this year. No incumbent president has ever been reelected with this kind of unemployment rate, and there’s no good reason it should have happened now. They could have won.” source
20:07 // 1 year ago