Cabinet

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Robert C. Weaver became the first Black member of a presidential cabinet on this day in 1966.

President-elect Barack Obama‘s top asset in pushing his agenda will not be his Cabinet secretaries or aides, but rather his online network.

The reasons why Obama's Basketball Mind has made for a capable Cabinet.

Democratic Rep. Hilda Solis of California will be Barack Obama’s pick for labor secretary as the president-elect fills the last open positions in his Cabinet, a labor official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

  CHICAGO — 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.

The first sign of cracks in President-elect Barack Obama’s foreign policy team of rivals emerged on Monday as his choices for secretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations visited the State Department.

Does the Barack-Hillary team stand a chance?

President-elect Obama has foreshadowed his agenda of temperance by naming cabinet appointments in the past few weeks. Rather than skewing heavily to conservative hawkish strategies or to more radical liberal changes, Obama has used his typically even-handed approach to staff the cabinet.

Barack Obama has been both moderate in choosing the political ideals that will fuel his presidency, and pioneering in the appointment of African-American women to important posts. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/01/us/politics/01rice.html?ref=world" target="_blank">Susan E. Rice</a> embodies the theme of change, and will serve as the United States Ambassador to the U.N.

This morning, President-elect Obama appointed his national security Cabinet posts in a televised press conference.

From Glenn Greenwald on Salon.com: Even before there has been a single Cabinet selection announced, I'm already weary from all the gossip and chatter about potential appointees, but, at least for me, the position of Attorney General is different.