Topic - John Podesta

Subscribe to this topic via RSS or ATOM
Related Stories
  • U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker speaks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, March 3, 2014. MIT has teamed up with the White House to host a conference on how to maintain privacy in the digital era and to discuss ways to protect privacy as technology continues to evolve. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    At MIT, weighing balance of privacy and big data

    Government, business and academic leaders gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Monday to discuss whether new policies are needed to regulate the use of big data, the large and complex sets of electronic information being used by companies to market products, researchers to study health problems, and as a government surveillance tool.

  • ** FILE ** John Podesta, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas in 2009. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

    John Podesta eats crow: ‘I apologize to Speaker Boehner’

    John Podesta, the former White House aide to President Clinton who was just brought on board the Obama administration to save executive face from falling popularity poll numbers, apologized Wednesday for his reference to the Republican Party as a cult.

  • Podesta

    John Podesta's return to White House will test Obama's pledge against lobbyists

    The Democratic strategist whom President Obama has summoned to right a flailing White House also poses an optics challenge for an administration that has gone to great pains to distance itself from lobbying and influence makers.

  • ** FILE ** John Podesta, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas in 2009. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

    New Obama adviser John Podesta is against Keystone but will steer clear of pipeline deliberations

    John Podesta, an outspoken opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, won't advise President Obama on the project when he starts his job next month as presidential counselor, the White House said Wednesday.

  • ** FILE ** John Podesta speaks at the National Press Club in Washington in this June 27, 2007, file photo. (AP File Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    John Podesta jumps aboard Obama ship to sell second-term agenda

    President Obama is hearkening to Bill Clinton days, calling on the former president's chief of staff, John Podesta, to help sell some of his more controversial second-term agenda items and pave the way for better poll numbers.

  • U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. Before the beginning of the annual conference, Sen. Reid announced that U.S. wind power now has 50 gigawatts of electric generating capacity in a press conference before the summit. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jessica Ebelhar)

    Wind power at forefront of Reid’s green-energy conference

    The politics of renewable energy is on the agenda Tuesday in battleground Nevada, where Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is hosting a fifth annual green-energy conference at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DREVNA: U.S. runs on oil; Obama runs on anti-oil fibs

    John Podesta and Geoff Garin are skilled political operatives who will spare no effort to help Democrats win elections. So their messaging memo urging Democrats to demonize the American oil sector to score political points - posted on the Politico website March 24 - should be viewed as political propaganda, rather than sound energy policy.

  • Groups raise ante on immigration reform

    President Obama's nomination of a Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court does not give him extra breathing space to put off a contentious fight on immigration, Hispanic groups and immigrant-rights advocates said Wednesday.

  • Obama to air interest-group talks

    President-elect Barack Obama's transition team will publicize any official meetings that staffers have with outside interest groups and will post online any policy documents the groups present during those meetings, according to rules put in place Friday.

  • President-elect Barack Obama (Associated Press)

    Obama's transition team to go public

    President-elect Barack Obama's transition team will publicize any official meetings staffers have with outside interest groups and will post online any policy documents those groups present during those meetings, according to new rules the transition team put in place Friday.

  • CELEBRATION: The First African Methodist Episcopal Church dance troupe performs during a service to honor President-elect Barack Obama in Los Angeles on Sunday. Churches called for congregants to unify behind Mr. Obama. (Associated Press)

    Obama weighs Cabinet, early action

    Top advisers to President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday to expect at least a "token" Republican in his Cabinet as a gesture of bipartisanship, but his transition manager also said to expect the next president to undo some of President Bush's executive orders.

More Stories →

Quotations
  • Podesta said the government must figure out how to allow the public and private sector to capitalize on the benefits of big data, while protecting individual privacy.

    At MIT, weighing balance of privacy and big data →

  • White House counselor John Podesta, who was appointed by President Barack Obama during a January speech about the NSA scandal to review big data collection and privacy concerns, said there is an overwhelming amount of personal information openly available online.

    At MIT, weighing balance of privacy and big data →

Happening Now