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All in the family! The Wall Street White House

Posted by seumasach on July 4, 2009

Andrew Cockburn

4th July, 2009

Robert Hormats, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, is to be installed as Under Secretary of Economics, Business, and Agricultural Affairs. This comes as one more, probably unnecessary reminder of the total control exercised by Wall Street over the Obama administration’s economic and financial policy. True, Hormats is “a talker rather than a decider” according to one former White House official, but he will find plenty of old friends used to making decisions, almost all of them uniformly disastrous for the U.S. and global economy

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Obama picks anti-Iran man for Iran post

Posted by seumasach on February 25, 2009


24th Feruary, 2009

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Why I support Barak Obama by Dennis Ross

The White House names controversial Middle East negotiator Dennis Ross as its special foreign policy adviser for Persian Gulf affairs.

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Doves Keep The Faith as Obama Team Tilts Right

Posted by smeddum on November 30, 2008

Doves Keep The Faith as Obama Team Tilts Right

By Jonathan Martin

November 28, 2008 “” — Leading opponents of the war have mostly been silent as president-elect Barack Obama, who first built his national image on the foundation of his early opposition to the Iraq war, assembles a group of national security hands that is anything but a team of doves. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obama’s “left” cheerleaders and the right-wing transition

Posted by seumasach on November 23, 2008

Bill Van Auken


22nd November, 2008

The increasingly right-wing character of the transition being organized in preparation for President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration in January has elicited expressions of concern from the middle-class “left.” This milieu, whose views are reflected in publications like the Nation magazine, played a significant role during the election campaign in promoting Obama’s candidacy and the Democratic Party as vehicles for fundamental political and social change. 

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Loretta Keller: Political roast reveals ruthless Rahm

Posted by seumasach on November 22, 2008

Pasadena Star 

21st November, 2008

LAST weekend C-span1 re-aired a Nov. 5, 2005 roast by now President-elect Barack Obama and other Washington bigwigs. Far from being some mouthwatering food that comes out of a hot oven, a political roast is usually a fund-raising benefit dinner during which pols mock a hot target. They’re good-natured about it but they show no mercy.

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