Steve Bannon, the Breitbart News Network executive chairman, will serve as chief strategist, while Reince Priebus will serve as chief of staff.

President-elect Barack Obama named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as commerce secretary on Wednesday, filling a top economic post in troubled times and placing a second former campaign rival in his new 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.

Who knew that Michelle was such an auspicious name? Some of the most powerful, strong, influential women in Washington, D.C. are named Michelle. Check out our Michelle gallery here!

Threats against a new president historically spike right after an election, but from Maine to Idaho law enforcement officials are seeing more against Barack Obama than ever before.

From newser.com: Fashion experts have their eyes on Barack Obama with a burning question: Can he inspire the young men of America to pull up their pants?

The family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is demanding a share of the proceeds from the sudden wave of T-shirts, posters, and other merch pairing the civil rights leader with Barack Obama, the AP reports.

  Although President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign centered around predecessor George W. Bush’s failed policies, the two men met to discuss the transition to power for the 44th president. The soon-to-be and former leaders of the Free World surely differ on policy but, a friendly tour couldn’t be too bad. From AP:   WASHINGTON (AP) The […]

President Bush and Barack Obama will hold their first substantive talks Monday as the transition to a new Democratic administration accelerates. Bush, who will return to Texas soon after completion of his two terms in office, publicly directed employees Thursday to ensure a peaceful and cooperative transfer of power. The transition is a delicate dance, […]

Politico reports: Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), a wily, aggressive West Wing strategist under President Bill Clinton, has accepted the post of White House chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama, Democratic officials tell Politico. Click here for the full exclusive.