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Cabinet Tracker

President Barack Obama may be staying put for four more years, but many of the top officials he appointed to agency posts are eyeing the exits. Federal News Radio's Cabinet Tracker will follow the comings and goings of the leaders in his Cabinet (and other high-level presidential appointees) heading into Obama's second term.

Tags: Hillary Clinton , Leon Panetta , Shaun Donovan , Hilda Solis , Todd Park , Steven VanRoekel , Jeff Zients , Tim Geithner , Eric Holder , Janet Napolitano

Monday - 11/12/2012, 02:27pm EST

Will election results mean more gridlock on budget, sequestration?

President Barack Obama's victory over Republican Challenger Mitt Romney didn't come as a surprise to anyone who was following the pre-election polls. Few surprises occurred in the congressional races as well, which suggested a return of the status quo in Washington and continued gridlock ahead.

Tags: Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , sequestration , budget , Robert Shea , Scott Lilly , Center for American Progress , Congress , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 05:03am EST
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Next few weeks critical to defining DoD in second Obama term

"Fog bank" of threatened automatic spending cuts makes predicting Defense policy under a re-elected President Obama difficult. But experts agree DoD is likely to take more cuts, with or without sequestration.

Tags: Barack Obama , DoD , Leon Panetta , George Little , sequestration , Todd Harrison , Tom Donnelly , Russell Rumbaugh , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , American Enterprise Institute , Stimson Center , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/09/2012, 05:50am EST
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Unions relish Obama victory but temper expectations for second term

Federal-employee unions have hailed the re-election of President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But despite the excitement, union leaders are tempering their expectations for a second term. National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley and J. David Cox, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, told Federal News Radio their groups are ready to play an expanded role to deal with the budget deficit and alternatives to the sequestration cuts coming in January.

Tags: federal unions , In Depth , Federal Drive , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , J. David Cox , AFGE , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 09:03pm EST
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Who will stay and who will go in Obama's second term?

President Barack Obama is gearing up for a second term in office, but some members of his Cabinet are on their way out, experts tell Federal News Radio. The legwork for these top- tier changes and others is already in motion behind-the-scenes.

Tags: Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , Cabinet , Robert Hess , Brookings Institution , Martha Joynt Kumar , Towson University , Jolie Lee , State , DoD , DHS , OMB , Justice , Treasury

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 03:50pm EST
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Feds & Politics: Neutral or Neutered?

The election is over and whether your candidate won or lost you can't miss those 24/7 political ads on TV, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But now that it's over, do you feel that laws regulating your political activities as federal employees helped or hurt you?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce

Friday - 11/09/2012, 02:00am EST

Changes coming to key congressional committees despite status-quo election

Following Tuesday's election, Democrats maintain control of the Senate and Republicans continue to hold sway in the House. Retirements, term limits and a few new lawmakers alter the leadership of some committees.

Tags: Congress , Senate , House , Tom Davis , Claire McCaskill , Susan Collins , Jim Webb , Tim Kaine , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 07:24am EST

4 more years, but not like the last 4, OK?

Federal and postal unions that solidly backed the President's re-election bid hope their steadfast support - even after a two-year pay freeze - will pay off in 2013, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , management

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 02:00am EST

Election 2012: In Depth interviews

On this special Election 2012 edition of the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Dan Blair , Colleen Kelley , Gordon Lubold , Trey Hodgkins ,

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 04:35pm EST

Feds should expect minor tweaks in Obama's second term

President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night. History shows administrations entering a second term tend to stay on the performance management path they initially lay out with an eye toward extending some priorities. Budget pressures, including the looming cuts from sequestration, will drive many of the priorities over the next four years for the President.

Tags: Barack Obama , workforce ,

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 03:05am EST
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