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Burkina's military leader wants transition 'within two weeks'

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's new military leader said he wanted to return the country to civilian rule "within two weeks", a union leader who met him Tuesday said.

Afghani candidates agree to settle election dispute

Kabul - Afghanistan should finally have a new president in September under the terms of a new accord aimed at resolving the country's disputed presidential election runoff earlier this year.

'Flying car' to take to the skies at Wisconsin airshow

Oshkosh - After a successful showing at a recent auto show, Terrafugia's "flying car" will make its debut at an airshow at the end of the month. While the car has previously been on display at the venue, this will be the first time the public gets to see it fly.

Op-Ed: Did Romney's failure to prepare lead to election loss?

As President of the United States, one must prepare for nearly every possible scenario, good or bad, and it appears as if Mitt Romney was prepared for the good, but not prepared for what would happen if he did not win the election.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver announce separation

Los Angeles - Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced late Monday their separation after 25 years of marriage, citing “personal and professional transition” for each of them, the couple stated in a joint statement.

Eric Holder Confirmed as AG

After several weeks on and off the hot seat, Eric Holder was confirmed by the Senate last night to be the next Attorney General in a 75-21 vote; with all votes against Holder cast by Republicans.

Bush Welcomes Obama to Elite Fraternity

In the ultimate photo op, President George W. Bush joined with former President George H. Bush, former President Jimmy Carter and former President Bill Clinton to welcome President-elect Barack Obama to the elite fraternity of United States Presidents.

Op-Ed: Honeymoon's Over As Obama Faces New Challenges

Governor Bill Richardson has withdrawn his name from consideration for Secretary of Commerce due to an ongoing investigation into political contributions he received from a major donor with state contracts in New Mexico.

56th Presidential Inauguration Official Program

The lineup of President-elect Barack Obama's and Vice President-elect Joseph Biden's Inauguration Ceremonies has been announced. The program participants were based on requests from the President-elect and the Vice President-elect.

Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk Named Trade Rep

President-elect Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that he has named former Dallas, Texas Mayor Ron Kirk his U.S. Trade Representative. Kirk cut his teeth politically as a legislative assistant to Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen in the early 1980’s.

Electing Obama Nears Its Final Stage

Today the 538 members of the Electoral College will meet in their state capitals and in Washington, D.C. The Constitution requires that electors meet the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December.

Op-Ed: Obama's National Security Philosophy

Many continue to question, what has Barack Obama done besides; sign up voters, give a speech, run for president? Many question can he be trusted; Who is he really? Those who feel responsible for ascending Obama to the Presidency are questioning him.

Governors Ask for Economic Help

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell invited his colleagues from the National Governor’s Association to Philadelphia for a bipartisan conversation with Barack Obama and Joe Biden to discuss the issues impacting states in the current economic downturn.

Susan Rice to be U.N. Ambassador

Barack Obama made another historic appointment to his Cabinet with the naming of Dr. Susan E. Rice as Ambassador to the United Nations. The appointment means that an Obama administration will have two women representing the nation on the world stage.

Obama Creates Economic Recovery Advisory Board

President-elect Barack Obama held his third press conference in Chicago in as many days Wednesday, announcing the creation of an Economic Recovery Advisory Board and naming former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker to lead the panel.

Obama Names Social Secretary

President-elect Obama has selected Desiree Rogers to serve as White House Social Secretary. Rogers, a close friend of his and wife Michelle Obama, will make history as the first Black American to hold the coveted position.

Obama's Economic Dream Team

Knowing that consumer confidence has been severely shaken and the markets are panicked, causing in volatile swings, President-elect Obama Today sought to project the image of a leader in control when he announced his economic “Dream Team” yesterday.

Obama Taps Richardson To Lead Commerce Dept.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has been tapped by President-elect Barack Obama to be Secretary of Commerce according to several published reports. Richardson surprised many when he endorsed Obama after bowing out of the Presidential race.

Op-Ed: In Holder, Obama Has The Right Man at Justice

President-elect Obama has asked Eric Holder, Jr., U.S. District Attorney for the District of Columbia, to be his Attorney General and he has accepted the offer. Holder is a wise choice and Americans should be confident that Mr. Holder is up to the task.

Op-Ed: President-elect Obama's Intel Team Raises Questions

John Brennan and Jami Miscik, two former intelligence officials helping to make intelligence recommendations for the incoming Obama administration may raise some serious questions. Both served in CIA under George Tenet and have controversial pasts.

Obama Picks White House Counsel

President-elect Barack Obama has reportedly settled on another key staff position. Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who served as a defence council for President Bill Clinton during his impeachment, has been chosen White House counsel.

Valerie Jarrett Named to White House Staff

On Friday President-elect Obama named Valerie Bowman Jarrett as his Sr. Adviser and Assistant to the President for intergovernmental relations. Jarrett will be Obama’s contact with external groups and elected officials at all levels of government.

Team Obama Starts Agency Review

The Obama-Biden Transition team has started to begin reviewing key federal departments, agencies and commissions in preparation for the Obama administration’s transition to power.

A History of Presidential Transitions

Monday President George Bush and President-elect Barack Obama met at the White House to discuss the transition to power for the incoming president. While the Obama campaign was in part centered around Bush's failed policies, the personal tour went well.

The Story Of Johnny Five

Bronx--Johnny Five, 45, is homeless. This is a story about how you can take a homeless person off of the streets, but you sometimes can't take the feeling of being homeless out of the person.
 

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