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*Obama Names White House Chief Performance Officer$$zuyzVEh/time23-22

The president-elect holds a news conference NOW from his D.C. transition offices. Watch live here.
Picks Nancy Killefer for the newly created position. She will set performance standards for federal agencies and hold managers accountable.
Killefer is director of a management consulting firm and was an assistant secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton.
Plus: Obama has reportedly [...]


Associated Press: Senate Democrats plan to accept Blago's Senate pick to fill Obama's vacant seat.
Comes as the former Illinois attorney general discusses seat with Senate Majority Leader Reid and Majority Whip Durbin on the Hill Wednesday.
Press conference expected later Wednesday.

*Presidents Do Lunch Wednesday$$zuyzVEh/time25-22

President Bush, President-elect Obama, and former presidents Clinton, Carter and H.W. Bush get together at the White House Wednesday.
They will participate in a photo opportunity ahead of their lunch at 12 pm ET.

*Biden to Meet With Bush 41$$zuyzVEh/time26-22

The vice president-elect will sit down with George H.W. Bush at the White House Wednesday. Details here.
Comes the same day as all the living former presidents, Bush and Obama have lunch together.

*Obama to Appear on "This Week"$$zuyzVEh/time27-22

The president-elect sits down with ABC's Stephanopoulos on Sunday's chat show.
Plus: The president-elect's interview with CNBC's John Harwood airs at 8 pm ET Wednesday.

*Even Restaurant Critics Can Be President$$zuyzVEh/time29-22

Via Ezra Klein, we are alerted to Barack Obama's 2001 attempt at food critique for a television show that apparently never ran. (See here now his opinions on flap jacks, peach cobbler!)
I envision a return to presidential politics for Frank Bruni, the chief gourmand at the New York Times. Just imagine the delicious primary debate [...]
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*America's Untapped Energy Resource: Boosting Efficiency$$zuyzVEh/time42-22

*Forestalling Foreclosure$$zuyzVEh/time43-22

*The Battle over Gaza$$zuyzVEh/time44-22

*Caroline Kennedy's Shaky Quest for Camelot II$$zuyzVEh/time45-22

*Savings Are Sexy Again as Banks Fight For Your Deposits$$zuyzVEh/time46-22

*The Bush Presidency, Eight Years Later$$zuyzVEh/time47-22

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