Former President Barack Obama's environmental chief and the chairman of the panel overseeing the troubled MBTA are among the people who have expressed interest and have been considered to take over as chancellor of UMass Boston, MassLive has learned. Regina "Gina" McCarthy, a Massachusetts native who served as Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief during his second term, graduated from UMass Boston in 1976 with an anthropology degree and is currently working at Harvard University's School of Public Health. Joseph "Joe" Aiello is chairman of the five-member fiscal and management control board for the MBTA. A UMass Amherst graduate, he is a partner and director at Meridiam Infrastructure Managers, a global equity investor and developer. Whether they're still in contention for the job is unclear, though Aiello and McCarthy were active candidates as of mid-March. The UMass Boston job comes with a six-figure salary and an operating budget of $436.1 million. The campus, … [Read more...] about President Obama’s EPA chief Gina McCarthy and top MBTA overseer Joe Aiello considered for UMass Boston chancellor job
President obama salary
FLASH -- CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu says he is retiring from public life later this year. PELOSI INTERVIEW -- Bloomberg's James Rowley and Patrick O’Connor: "Nancy Pelosi keeps a watchful eye on her cubs. She marks milestones in their personal lives and pays close attention to the politics back home. She can be fiercely protective and stern in her demands. 'Think lioness,' she said. That combination of personal touch and hands-on management has made Pelosi, a California Democrat and the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the chamber’s most powerful leader since Sam Rayburn died in 1961." Story Continued Below BULLETIN -- George Stephanopoulos: “[O]n ‘GMA,’ Shirley Sherrod says that she’s not ready to accept Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s job offer. She wants to hear more from the Secretary and his boss – President Obama. ‘I can’t say that the President is … [Read more...] about SHIRLEY SHERROD PUTS PRESIDENT OBAMA ON SPOT TO CALL — INCLINED TO REFUSE JOB — House Dems think they can keep losses at 20-30, short of 39 GOP needs — B’days: Jahan, Cherlin, Sam Chiron
On Friday, March 20, 2009, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft interviewed President Barack Obama on the grounds of the White House and in the Oval Office. This is part one of the full transcript. Click here for part two.STEVE KROFT: But this is my first time that I've been in this part of the White House. This is pretty impressive.PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Yeah, it's pretty spectacular. I-- you-- imagine when these flowers all start to-- bloom.KROFT: Yeah.OBAMA: It'll be-- it'll be pretty spectacular.KROFT: Couple more weeks.OBAMA: Yeah, just a few more weeks.KROFT: So have you gotten into a routine?OBAMA: I have. You know, I-- typically work out in the morning. Michelle's often there with me. We do our little workout, and then--KROFT: What time?OBAMA: Oh, you know, probably around-- 7:15, after the girls have-- gone off to school. So we see them off. And then-- after the workout, have breakfast, read the papers, re-- read-- my morning security briefing. And then I come down … [Read more...] about Transcript: President Obama, Part 1
(Moneywatch) Mitt Romney wasn't the only loser in the presidential election. Wall Street's banks and investment firms raised a lot of money for the Republican nominee to no avail. Will they try to mend fences with President Obama and a Democrat-controlled Senate which will soon include Elizabeth Warren, nemesis of big banks? Almost as soon as the election was declared for Mr. Obama, The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association -- which has lobbied and sued to overturn the Dodd-Frank bill -- came out with an oddly conciliatory statement: "We look forward to continuing to work with President Obama and a new Congress on a host of important and immediate issues. With the election now over, it is vital that we return to the work at hand, namely, the continued implementation of Dodd-Frank and addressing the fiscal cliff." Nice words alone are unlikely to be enough to make-up for the huge amount Wall Street gave to defeat the president. The financial services … [Read more...] about Can Wall St. mend its rift with President Obama?
Last Updated Oct 27, 2014 9:50 AM EDT For weeks, the White House has battled criticism of its handling of the Ebola virus outbreak, but with Congress out of session for the midterm elections, the administration acted as the singular government authority on the nation's response.Now, governors of several states are stepping in with their own policies, including mandatory quarantines of health care workers returning from West Africa who were exposed to Ebola patients. The policies fly in the face of recommendations from the nation's top health experts.On Sunday, the White House pushed back against the quarantines imposed by New York, New Jersey and Illinois after President Obama called a meeting of his public health and national security experts working on the Ebola crisis."We have let the governors of New York, New Jersey, and others states know that we have concerns with the unintended consequences of policies not grounded in science may have on efforts to combat Ebola at its source … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo With states stepping in, can Obama control the US Ebola response?
Opinion By Ruben Navarrette Jr. Published 4:52 pm, Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. President Obama is rejecting Russia's military campaign in Syria, saying it fails to distinguish between terrorist groups and moderate rebel forces with a legitimate interest in a negotiated end to the civil war. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) less President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. President Obama is rejecting Russia's military campaign in Syria, saying it fails to ... more Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press Obama should admit it when he is wrong … [Read more...] about Obama should admit it when he is wrong
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Winding up two of the most momentous weeks of his presidency, which saw court victories on gay marriage and his health care law, a legislative win on a major trade pact and an emotional eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Obama turned his attention Thursday to an ongoing theme of his presidency: economic fairness. “America has always done better economically when we’re all in it together, when everybody gets a fair shot,” he said at a packed fieldhouse here at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Far from a dispirited lame duck, Obama was loose and cracked wise, often sounding like he was running for a third term against presumptive presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Although he didn’t mention Walker by name, Obama seemed intent on helping the next Democratic nominee by alluding to the Republican Walker and knocking his economic policies, while extolling the gains made under DFL policies in neighboring … [Read more...] about President Obama touts new overtime rules, hits Gov. Scott Walker in La Crosse speech
WASHINGTON — On Thursday in La Crosse, Wisconsin, President Obama will promote extended overtime protections, which affect 90,000 Minnesota workers, White House officials said. In a conference call Tuesday with reporters advancing the Midwest trip, White House officials said, currently only salaried workers making less than $23,660 annually are eligible for overtime. However, now workers who earn up to $50,440 annually would be eligible for overtime pay once they surpass 40 hours of work in a week. Meaning once an employee works 40 hours a week they are eligible for one and a half times their hourly wage. The policy change potentially extends overtime eligibility to nearly 5 million white collar workers. Minnesotans make up two percent of the white collar workers affected by the change. The president will take this action without consulting Congress, though it has to go through a lengthy comment period first. Sen. Al Franken said in a statement Tuesday that he applauds the … [Read more...] about Obama to discuss overtime changes in La Crosse
GOP Strategist: Trump Well on His Way to 'Draining the Swamp' President Trump Photobombs Shot of Barron and Two Grandchildren Alan Dershowitz believes former President Obama's strategy with Iran emboldened the Islamic republic, which he said is now poised to become a nuclear threat like North Korea in the next decade. On "Fox & Friends," the Harvard Law professor emeritus explained that Obama was willing to give too much in the Iran nuclear deal, and he got very little in return. The controversial 2015 agreement unfroze more than $100 billion in Iranian assets and gave cash payments of more than $1 billion in exchange for Iran's pledge not to pursue nuclear weapons for at least ten years. "President Obama made it clear that he was going to stand behind the Iranian regime," Dershowitz said. "He was going to send them lots and lots of money. Of course some of it was their own money, but still they used it to foment terrorism, to export terrorism around the world." Read Full … [Read more...] about Dershowitz: Obama Made It Clear He Was Going to Stand Behind the Iranian Regime
Former President Barack Obama added the Eagles' Chris Long to his list of some of the best stories about Americans even as the headlines seem to be all bad news. Obama shared stories about a 10-year-old boy in Chicago and a couple turning their postponed wedding into a Hurricane Harvey relief opportunity. He also shared Long's story. The Eagles' defensive end gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. He then donated the rest of his year's salary to increase educational equality, launching the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign. The charitable initiative encourages people to make donations to improve equal education opportunities. As we count down to the new year, we get to reflect and prepare for what’s ahead. For all the bad news that seemed to dominate our collective consciousness, there are countless stories from this year that remind us what's best about America.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 29, 2017 … [Read more...] about Former President Obama praises Eagles’ Chris Long for his donations