By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/27/09
President Barack Obama’s cabinet has a new addition. Timothy F.
Geithner was confirmed as Treasury Secretary today, after a long road
to the vote. Today, the Senate voted 60 to 34 in Geithner’s favor,
endorsing him as the best man for the job. However, this is a fairly
close vote for a cabinet confirmation. Four Democrats voted against
his confirmation, and ten Republicans voted in favor.
By Cassidy Quinn Brettler —
1/20/2009 ‘Twas the night before the Inauguration, and it was time for
Arab Americans to celebrate. Many Arab Americans from all across the
country have been pledging their support for Barack Obama since the
beginning of his presidential campaign.
By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/19/09 Well, apparently I won’t
get to meet Aretha…at least not yet. Today I went to the Kennedy
Center, in hopes of getting press access or at least tickets to the
“Let Freedom Ring” concert being held there tonight.
By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/18/09 Washington may be
freezing, but the Obama and Biden families have been keeping warm with
a flurry of pre-Inauguration activities.