Saturday, December 13, 2008

December appointments and announcements so far

President-elect Barack Obama talks economy, foreign policy on 'Meet the Press'
The President-elect says passing a short-term economic stimulus
package a top priority, announces cabinet nomination of General

President-elect Barack Obama lays out key parts of Economic Recovery Plan
In today's weekly address, President-elect Barack Obama explains the
key parts of his Economic Recovery Plan -- which will save or create
2.5 million jobs in the next two years.

President-elect Obama announces more key White House staff
Today, President-elect Barack Obama announced that Christina M. Tchen
will serve as White House Director of Public Liaison and Michael
Strautmanis will serve as Chief of Staff to the Assistant to the
President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison.

Vice President-elect Biden announces Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor

- President-elect Barack Obama announces Governor Bill Richardson as
Secretary of Commerce

- President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden meet
with Governors

President-elect Barack Obama names Louis Caldera Director of White
House Military Office
President-elect Barack Obama announced today that Louis Caldera will
serve as Director of the White House Military Office. Caldera brings a
lifetime of military and public service to the Military Office, which
coordinates all military support for Presidential operations.

- Key members of Obama-Biden national security team announced
President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden
officially announced key members of their national security team
today, including Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and
Defense Secretary Robert Gates to remain as Secretary of

- Statement of President-elect Barack Obama [re: Mumbai]
"Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the
American citizens who lost their lives in the outrageous terrorist
attacks in Mumbai. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and with
all who have been touched by this terrible tragedy."

President-Elect Barack Obama names two new White House staff members
President-elect Barack Obama today announced two new members of the
White House staff. Jonathan Favreau will serve as Director of
Speechwriting, and Cecilia Muñoz will serve as Director of
Intergovernmental Affairs.

- Thanksgiving address