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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Articles by S.A. Miller

Democrats let Lieberman keep post

Senate Democrats spared Sen. Joe Lieberman from a threatened expulsion from the caucus and loss of his committee chairmanship despite smoldering anger at his siding with Republicans during the presidential race and campaigning against President-elect Barack Obama. Published November 19, 2008

Lieberman keeps Senate chairmanship

Senate Democrats spared Sen. Joe Lieberman from a threatened expulsion from the caucus or loss of his committee chairmanship despite smoldering anger at his siding with Republicans during the presidential race and campaign against President-elect Barack Obama. Published November 18, 2008

Voting record clouds Obama's judge picks

President-elect Barack Obama will be the first president to have participated in Senate filibusters of judicial nominees. Conservatives say his voting record will leave him hard-pressed to call for bipartisan help on his picks. Published November 17, 2008

Hillary evades reports of State post

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday sidestepped reports she is in line for a Cabinet post in President-elect Barack Obama's administration. Published November 15, 2008

Hillary Clinton mum on State post

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sidestepped Friday reports she is in line for a Cabinet post in President-elect Barack Obama's administration. Published November 14, 2008

Gore says no to 'Climate Czar' role

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is flirting with creating a White House "Climate Czar," but climate change crusader Al Gore says he doesn't want the job. Published November 13, 2008

Obama team fights rumors on Nunn

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team Wednesday bucked reports that Sam Nunn, former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, would play a leading role in reworking the Pentagon for the next administration. Published November 12, 2008

Paulson says bailouts are working

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday that the government action had succeeded in propping up housing and financial markets, and more bailouts might be needed to avert a global economic collapse. Published November 12, 2008

Liberals line up for leadership of key committees

A shake-up of committee chairmanships is clearing the way for a more liberal, Democrat-led Congress to work with President-elect Barack Obama as he strives to turn key campaign promises into policy. Published November 12, 2008

Emanuel accepts post as chief of staff

Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a Chicago Democrat known for slash-and-burn Washington tactics but widely respected for his keen political instincts, accepted President-elect Barack Obama's offer Thursday to serve as White House chief of staff. Published November 7, 2008

Blunt gives up No. 2 GOP leadership role

House Minority Whip Roy Blunt said Thursday morning he will give up his leadership post, clearing the way for Rep. Eric Cantor to take over the No. 2 spot in House Republican leadership. Published November 6, 2008

Voter enthusiasm overwhelms polling system

Voters turned out in big numbers at the polls Tuesday and suffered through long lines for as much as two hours in some precincts, despite laws allowing early balloting in more than half the states and an array of newfangled voting machines that were supposed to streamline the election process. Published November 5, 2008

Huge turnout, long waits test system

Voters turned out in big numbers at the polls Tuesday and suffered through long lines for as much as two hours in some precincts, despite laws allowing early balloting in more than half the states and an array of newfangled voting machines that were supposed to streamline the election process. Published November 4, 2008

3 papers for McCain kicked off Obama jet

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign decided to jettison The Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News from the candidate's plane, insisting their endorsement of Sen. John McCain was not the reason. Published November 1, 2008

Candidates attack political associations

Throughout this historic presidential race, the politics of association has been the preferred tool of attack, for the campaigns themselves, news outlets, pressure groups, and partisan magazines and Web sites. Published October 31, 2008

Obama to debut TV infomercial

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama will showcase his campaign war chest Wednesday night in a 30-minute commercial to air before the World Series, spending about $1 million per spot to communicate directly with viewers across several networks at the same time. Published October 29, 2008

Obama debuts 'closing' speech

Sen. Barack Obama chose this critical swing state to introduce Monday his "closing argument" for the final week of the campaign - a 30-minute populist stump speech promising economic deliverance for middle-class America - before heading to Pennsylvania to block a push by Republican Sen. John McCain to turn the tide of the election. Published October 28, 2008

Obama sets out 'closing argument'

UPDATE: Sen. Barack Obama plans Monday to make a "closing argument" for the change he promises to bring to the White House and the country, hammering home a populist message of economic deliverance for middle-class families that he says contrast with the favor-the-wealth policies of his Republican rival. Published October 27, 2008

Obama jumps on McCain remark about Bush

Sen. John McCain, who has been trying to distance himself from President Bush, acknowledged Sunday they "share a common philosophy" - a remark immediately pounced on by Sen. Barack Obama as underscoring what a McCain administration would be like. Published October 27, 2008

Obama: McCain, Bush 'have a whole lot in common'

Sen. Barack Obama, who made tying Sen. John McCain to President Bush a centerpiece of his campaign for the White House, jumped on Mr. McCain's comment Sunday that he and the president "share a common philosophy." Published October 26, 2008