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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Rand Paul: Yellen very likely to be confirmed

Paul has said he will block Yellen unless the Senate takes up legislation to audit the Federal Reserve. But he said he will likely fail to stop her.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabinet, White House

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Graham: I will block all appointees until we get answers on Benghazi

Graham wants to know who the survivors of the attack were.

By Aaron Blake and Ed O'Keefe  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, cabinet

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Landrieu, Vitter threaten to block potential Fugate nomination

The two Louisiana senators want Fugate to address steep increases in flood insurance premiums first.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:43 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabinet

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Senate confirms Thomas Perez as labor secretary

Perez is the latest of President Obama's nominees to earn confirmation after senators reached a deal to avert changing the chamber's rules.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:52 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabinet

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Senate easily confirms Penny Pritzker as Commerce Secretary

Pritzker replaces John Bryson, who stepped down in June 2012, after being involved in a two car accidents apparently due to seizures.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:12 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabinet

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Obama taps Furman for top economic post

By Philip Rucker  |  06:03 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabinet, council of economic advisers, jason furman, President Obama

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Morehouse faces controversy over Obama critic's role in graduation ceremonies

Morehouse College's president has come under fire for his handing of an Obama critic's speaking role at graduation.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama Cabinet

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Obama to name McCarthy to EPA, Moniz to Energy

The president is filling out his Cabinet.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:38 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cabinet

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Latino group says Obama's Cabinet should have two Latinos

The organization of Latino policymakers says two Latinos should be appointed to replace the two departing Latinos.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cabinet, diversity, Hispanics, Latinos, NALEO, washingtonintransition

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Interior Secretary Salazar to leave in March

The former Colorado senator has served for the duration of Obama's presidency.

By Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cabiner, Cabinet, Interior, Ken Salazar, washingtonintransition