In the Loop: Cabinet


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Asian Americans looking to up administration jobs

Groups urge Obama to boost numbers in senior posts.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Asian Americans, Obama, appointees, Valerie Jarrett, Cecilia Munoz, Tina Chen, Paulette Aniskoff, Obama cabinet, Pacific Islanders, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, Intheloop

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Loop Quiz! Name Obama 2009 Cabinet withdrawals

Quick Loop Quiz: which three Cabinet nominees withdrew in 2009?

By Al Kamen  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Cabinet, nominees, withdrawal, quiz, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Obama’s Cabinet diversity still bests Reagan’s

But some groups unhappy with fewer minorities in second term.

By Al Kamen  |  01:34 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, cabinet, diversity, Kirkpatrick, Cavazos, Clinton, Reagan, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2013

More Cabinet members cut pay as furloughs hit

An updated list of who’s donating and who’s not.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester, furloughs, Obama, cabinet, donate, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Sequester Solidarity Stampede picks up steam

More Obama Cabinet members chipping in a chunk of their pay as sequester looms. But who’ll be last?

By Al Kamen  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester, furlough, obama, cabinet, contributions, solidarity, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Will Kerry’s arrival make for longer cabinet meetings?

The new secretary of state appears to match Joe Biden’s gift for opining at length.

By Al Kamen  |  12:11 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerry, Daniel Webster, Senate, speech, Obama, meetings, cabinet, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Vilsack seen likely staying for second Obama term

IN THE LOOP | Latest word is that Christie Vilsack may be heading this way after losing tough House race.

By Al Kamen  |  03:07 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtonintransition, Transition, Tom Vilsack, Christie Vilsack, Steve King, President Obama, Agriculture, Cabinet, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Kirk said to be leaving job as U.S. Trade Rep

Kirk may be heading back to Dallas.

By Al Kamen  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Kirk, U.S.Trade Rep, USTR, Obama cabinet, Dallas, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Romney’s and Obama’s agency creation, elimination bluster

Romney suggests trimming FEMA, Obama wants a business department.

By Al Kamen  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hurricane Sandy, Obama, Romney, FEMA, Rick Perry, Oops, cabinet agencies, department of education, HUD, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Arne Duncan says he’s staying — if Obama does

The Education Secretary says he’s in it for the “long haul.”

By Al Kamen  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, second term, Obama, cabinet, Hamilton project, brookings institution, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop