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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with his Cabinet on July 1, 2014 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Cabinet Secretaries: ‘Be Creative About How We Can Make Real Progress’

President Barack Obama wants his Cabinet secretaries to hit the road and is urging them to “be creative about how we can make real progress” on issues where Congress won’t act.

07/01/2014

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Taps Castro For Cabinet, Boost To Democrat

In a second-term Cabinet reshuffle, President Barack Obama tapped San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Friday to be the nation’s next housing secretary, giving a prominent national platform to one of the Democratic Party’s most celebrated up-and-comers.

06/05/2014

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) speaks during a campaign event.  (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Pledge To Work Across Aisle

The race for Virginia governor on Friday became a contest about which candidate is more bipartisan — at least for the moment.

11/01/2013

The House has passed a huge stopgap spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a government shutdown. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill To Fund Government Operations Sails Through House Vote, Obama Set To Sign Into Law

The House has passed a huge stopgap spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a government shutdown.

03/21/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Nominates 3 to Cabinet-Level Positions

President Barack Obama filled in more pieces of his second term leadership team Monday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and budget office.

03/04/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Nominates Wal-Mart’s Burwell as Budget Chief

President Barack Obama has tapped Wal-Mart’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington’s heated partisan budget battles and is filling vacancies at the Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency, an official says.

03/04/2013

Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood-- the only remaining GOP member in President Obama's cabinet -- has decided to leave. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Only Republican From First-Term Obama Cabinet Decides to Leave

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still in President Barack Obama’s first-term Cabinet, said Tuesday he plans to leave the administration. His move continues an exodus that will give Obama’s team a new look in his second term.

01/29/2013

President Barack Obama followed by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., enters the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Women Raising Concerns ‘Big Three Jobs’ In Obama Cabinet Will Be Taken By White Men

The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle.

01/10/2013

President Barack Obama followed by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., enters the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Women Raising Concerns ‘Big Three Jobs’ In Obama Cabinet Will Be Taken By White Men

The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle.

01/10/2013