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Lefty Lobbyists Ready for Battle

(Newser) - Toughened by years in the political wilderness, liberal lobbyists are organized and ready to support President Obama on issues ranging from health care to taxing the rich, the New York Times reports. “This is no longer going to be Barack Obama standing by himself getting pilloried by the special... More »

Transition Time No Sweat for Podesta

30K resumes? Clintons? Veteran juggles it all for Obama

(Newser) - The man in charge of Barack Obama’s transition doesn’t just know where the levers of power are—he practically lives in the engine room. John Podesta is managing his immense task—juggling 30,000 resumes for 8,000 jobs, not to mention some big egos—with surprising calm,... More »

A Look at Obama's Energy Blueprint

Going green will help bring US out of crisis: Klein

(Newser) - Detroit's looking for a bailout. China just announced a massive stimulus package, including big investments in transportation and energy. What’s a president-elect to do? Barack Obama would be best served by making good on his promise to create an alternative energy economy, writes Joe Klein in Time. Thankfully, the... More »

Elizabeth Edwards Back on Stump—for Health Reform

3 months on from scandal, attorney returns to public life, alone

(Newser) - Elizabeth Edwards is cautiously reemerging into public life—sans wedding ring—after her husband's headline-grabbing affair, the Washington Post writes. She declines to play the role of the wronged wife and avoids interviews. But she's giving speeches again, a physically fragile but fierce advocate of a more fair health care... More »

Bush to Unveil Greenhouse Gas Goals

Ready with targets, no specifics, ahead of Paris talks

(Newser) - President Bush is expected to propose intermediate goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions today on the eve of climate change negotiations in Paris. The goals won't include proposed legislation or specifics on changes needed to reach the targets, reports the Washington Post. He will also reiterate his opposition to mandatory... More »

Elizabeth Edwards Sides With Clinton on Health Care

Former candidate's wife also joins Clinton loyalist think tank

(Newser) - Elizabeth Edwards said this morning she has “more confidence in Senator Clinton’s policy than Senator Obama’s” on health care, fueling speculation that the famous political spouse could endorse Hillary in the Democratic presidential race. Edwards has also become a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress,... More »

Did the US Do Enough for Bhutto?

American officials too trusting of Musharraf security, say critics

(Newser) - Finger pointing has begun in the wake of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto—and several fingers are pointing at Washington, reports Time magazine. Critics say the White House is so committed to supporting President Pervez Musharraf, a key ally in the war against terror, that the US has been too... More »

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