• House parties discuss health care
    The last of the Obama transition team "house parties" on health care takes place this week. At thousands of private homes, people have discussed their concerns and ideas about how to solve problems in the health care system.Midmorning, December 30, 2008
  • Obama's national security challenge
    Shortly before inauguration day, the Bush administration national security staff will walk the incoming Obama staff through what they need to know should an emergency happen. Experts say the nation is most vulnerable to attack in the early months of a new presidential administration.December 30, 2008
  • Klobuchar pushes high-tech stimulus package
    U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said today that Minnesota may benefit from a high-tech stimulus package being considered in Washington.December 29, 2008
  • The transition hits some rough spots
    President-elect Obama is nearing the end of his appointments list. He's chosen people from different ethnic backgrounds, different parts of the political spectrum. But not all of the appointments have pleased everyone.Midmorning, December 19, 2008
  • Obama picks Vilsack, Salazar for Cabinet
    President-elect Barack Obama announced Wednesday his choices of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to be agriculture secretary and Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to lead the Interior Department.December 17, 2008
  • Obama names NY housing commissioner to head HUD
    President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named New York City's housing commissioner to his Cabinet, turning to a former Clinton administration aide with a national reputation for developing affordable housing.December 13, 2008
  • Obama confident his staff is clear in Ill. gov scandal
    President-elect Barack Obama says he's confident that no member of his staff was involved in discussing deals for his Senate seat with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.December 11, 2008
  • Obama calls for Illinois governor to resign
    President-elect Barack Obama is calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign. Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday, accused of scheming to enrich himself by selling Obama's vacant Senate seat.December 10, 2008
  • Fergus Falls band to march in inauguration
    The Fergus Falls High School marching band has been selected to perform at President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration next month.December 8, 2008
  • Obama: Economy to get worse before it improves
    President-elect Barack Obama said the economy seems destined to get worse before it gets better and he pledged a recovery plan "that is equal to the task ahead."December 7, 2008
  • Obama meets with governors on economy
    President-elect Barack Obama pledged quick work Tuesday on an economic recovery plan to include tax cuts and increased federal spending, and told the nation's governors he wants their advice in designing it.December 2, 2008
  • Clinton heads new foreign policy team
    President-elect Obama is receiving praise for assembling a diverse "team of rivals." But will the new team's centrist character improve the democrats' reputation for being weak on foreign policy?Midmorning, December 2, 2008
  • Obama to introduce new national security team
    President-Elect Barack Obama holds a press conference this morning in Chicago to announce the members of his national security team, which will include Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.Midmorning, December 1, 2008
  • Obama adds econ advisers, says 'help on the way'
    President-elect Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to have an economic plan ready for action on the nation's financial crisis on his first day in office. "Help is on the way," he declared.November 26, 2008
  • The evolution of 'We the People'
    Renowned law professor and attorney Charles J. Ogletree traces the idea of "We the People" from the founding fathers to Dred Scott to Lyndon B. Johnson, to Barack Obama. Ogletree delivered the keynote address at the Hamline Law School Dean's Dinner last week.Midday, November 26, 2008
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