Barack Obama Elected President Again!

  • Enough states' electors have cast ballots for Obama by now that, today, he was officially elected President of the United States. [MSNBC]
  • He then celebrated by announcing his intention to make Nobel-winner Steven Chu the Secretary of Energy, Lisa Jackson the EPA Administration and Carol Browner to lead a White House council on climate change. [MSNBC]
  • He might also make Arne Duncan, the superintendent of the Chicago school system, his secretary of education. [NY Times]
  • He was going to release the results of an internal report that showed that no one had anything inappropriate to do with corrupt Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, but U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald asked him not to. [Huffington Post, Time]
  • Joe Biden tapped Time's Washington bureau chief, Jay Carney, for his communications director. [Politico]
  • Caroline Kennedy has decided she does really want to be the next Senator from New York, and even called Al Sharpton for his blessing or whatever it is you get from Al Sharpton. [Huffington Post, Politico]
  • Meanwhile, Lori Drew is still trying to get the charges against her dismissed. [Wired]
  • And a 4-year-old broke into a toy store to play with some toys. [Breitbart]