Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Very Sudden Departure of Michael Festa

The Patrick Administration announced yesterday the resignations of Secretary of Economic Affairs Daniel O’Connell and Secretary of Elder Affairs Michael Festa, O’Connell will be replaced by Greg Bialecki. Festa’s portfolio was reduced in the new budget submitted by Governor Patrick, … Continue reading

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President Signs Pro Labor Executive Orders

President Barack Obama has signed a series of executive orders designed to “level the political playing field” for unions. From MSNBC: In another move favorable to organized labor, the president signed three executive orders that union officials say will undo … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Weekly Radio Address

President Obama gave his weekly radio address amidst new signs of economic trouble. New figures from the Commerce Department show a decline in Gross Domestic Product of close to 4 percent last year. While that number is below the expected … Continue reading

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Gregg to Commerce?

New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg is under consideration for appointment as Secretary of Commerce. Gregg is a former member of the United States House, as well as a former Governor. If he were to be appointed New Hampshire Governor John … Continue reading

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Steele Elected Chair of the R.N.C.

Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele was elected as the new Chair of the Republican National Committee yesterday. Steele defeated a large field of candidates, including the incumbent Mike Duncan, who had been handpicked by President George Bush. Steele’s election … Continue reading

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Daschle Hits the Tax Skids

Tom Daschle’s confirmation as H.H.S. Secretary appears to be in doubt with the revelation yesterday of tax problems. Daschle has filed amended tax returns for three years that have added $128,000 to his tax liability. His problems are in three … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Blago

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was today convicted by the Illinois State Senate, and removed from office by a vote of 59-0. Blagojevich had addressed the State Senate and defended his actions as Governor: From MSNBC: Blagojevich acknowledged he sometimes mingled … Continue reading

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