Former Obama campaign will transform into non-profit backing president’s policies

(Michael S. Williamson/Washington Post) (Michael S. Williamson/Washington Post)

• President Obama’s 2012 campaign organization plans to break new ground by transforming itself into a non-profit advocate of the president’s policies, making the first such transition for a major political organization, according to a senior Democratic official.

An article on the timeline for Sen. John Kerry’s expected cake walk to confirmation as secretary of state, from Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Anne Gearan.

• Government Executive took a look back at the cabinet tenure of likely departing Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a controversial department head whom critics of the administration accused of purposely trying to raise the cost of gasoline.

• The IRS is making progress in stopping inmate tax fraud, according to a report from the Treasury Department’s inspector general.

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Josh Hicks covers Maryland politics and government. He previously anchored the Post’s Federal Eye blog, focusing on federal accountability and workforce issues.

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