• Obama puts hope on hold in days of transition
    In two appearances since he was elected, Obama has emphasized the monumental challenges the country faces and warned against expectations that he will bring a quick fix. The change he promised on the campaign trail will come, he told an eager nation, but it will take some time.November 9, 2008
  • Obama's economic plans may significantly affect Minn. companies
    The election of Barack Obama is likely to have broad effects on Minnesota businesses. But three major Minnesota employers appear likely to be particularly affected, specifically Target, Best Buy and UnitedHealth Group.November 7, 2008
  • Obama calls for swift action on economy
    President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge in a lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."November 7, 2008
  • Barack Obama's historic victory informs school lesson plans
    Teachers and students across Minnesota are spending class time discussing this week's historic election.November 7, 2008
  • President-elect Obama: The ultimate community organizer
    Political pundits on the left and right agree that Sen. Barack Obama's victory on Tuesday was due in large part to a well-run campaign. Some of that success may be a product of his experience working with community organizations on the south side of Chicago in the mid 1980s. Some activists in Minneapolis say they hope as president, Obama will become the ultimate community organizer.November 6, 2008
  • Emanuel accepts job as White House chief of staff
    Barack Obama's fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel, the hard-charging No. 3 Democrat in the House, has accepted the job White House chief of staff, Democratic officials said Thursday.November 6, 2008
  • Great presidential expectations
    President-elect Barack Obama has begun the transition process with national security briefings. But even before his election, Obama's aides were playing down the notion that any of the significant foreign policy and economic problems facing the U.S. would be resolved within the first 100 days.Midmorning, November 6, 2008
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