Latest Transition News

D.C. banker Dwight L. Bush Sr. picked for Morocco posting

D.C. banker Dwight L. Bush  Sr. picked for Morocco posting

Obama mega-bundler gets ambassadorship, other nominees announced.

Pritzker’s new team at Commerce takes shape

Pritzker’s new team at Commerce takes shape

The new Commerce secretary puts together her top staff.

Obama bundler Mamet tapped for Argentina post

Obama bundler Mamet tapped for Argentina post

Los Angeles businessman and consultant Noah Mamet bundled at least $1 million for Obama 2012.

Did Obama call help keep Perciasepe at EPA?

Did Obama call help keep Perciasepe at EPA?

We’re hearing a personal presidential request may have helped convince deputy EPA chief to stay on.

A new chief of staff for DOT?

A new chief of staff for DOT?

Sarah Feinberg is under consideration to be chief of staff to Transportation Secretary Foxx.

Obama’s power couples

Obama’s power couples

Here are some couples in key jobs in the Obama administration.

Senate plans spree of nominee votes this week

Senate plans spree of nominee votes this week

White House picks to get votes — including a controversial pick for the ATF.

Caroline Kennedy named ambassador to Japan

Caroline Kennedy named ambassador to Japan

Obama taps the former first daughter and key 2008 ally to the important posting.

Obama’s new Cabinet to have fewer minorities

Obama’s new Cabinet to have fewer minorities

The 2009 Cabinet much more diverse than the current cabinet.

New civil rights chief will be pressed to charge Zimmerman

New civil rights chief  will be pressed to charge Zimmerman

Demands for federal charges fall to new acting civil rights chief.

Senate confirms Perez and McCarthy for Labor and EPA

Senate confirms Perez and McCarthy for Labor and EPA

Party line 54-46 for Thomas Perez and 59-41 vote for Gina McCarthy.

London, Rome go to Obama bundlers

London, Rome go to Obama bundlers

Former finance chair Matt Barzun and mega-bundler John Phillips land plum ambassadorships.

White House taps Tom Malinowski for human rights post

The White House names Tom Malinowski, a longtime human rights lobbyist, to the State Department.

IBM heiress may be the pick for Paris

IBM heiress may be the pick              for Paris

Jane Watson Stetson, daughter of a former ambassador to France, is being eyed for the post.

Obama moves to fill top sub-Cabinet openings

Obama moves to fill top sub-Cabinet openings

The president nominates State IG and deputy secretaries for Agriculture and Homeland Security.

Anthony Foxx gets keys to DOT

Anthony Foxx gets keys to DOT

The Senate unanimously votes to confirm the Charlotte mayor as secretary of transportation.

Senate confirms Pritzker for Commerce

Senate confirms Pritzker                     for Commerce

Chicago billionaire businesswoman and former Obama 2008 finance chair approved 97 to 1.

Foxx, Pritzker confirmation votes likely this week

Foxx, Pritzker confirmation votes likely this week

Senate has agreed to take up votes early this week.

Obama donors, career diplomats get ambassadorship nods

It’s Friday afternoon, so it must be time for another wave of ambassadors.

Justice Department, White House national security job updates

Justice Department, White House national security job updates

White House names one, considering others for the senior posts.