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Archive: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

How Daley will help Obama

Daley's ties to business, his centrist politics and, perhaps most important, his age and gravitas, should go a long way to helping Obama answer critics about his weaknesses. That is, as long as he keeps letting Daley disagree with him.

By Jena McGregor | January 6, 2011; 4:33 PM ET | Comments (10)

CES: Tech throws a party, and Apple stays home

The more interesting question is whether attending CES would actually hurt the mystique of Apple's brand. Theoretically, even if the company attended the annual trade show that wouldn't mean it had to launch its latest iPad there, or divulge big news at the Las Vegas event.

By Jena McGregor | January 6, 2011; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (34)

Obama's reshuffle: More outsiders, please

Companies with major strategic problems tend to bolster their executive ranks with outside expertise, whether as employees or consultants. Coaches coming off of losing seasons are expected to bring in new assistants who can overhaul problem areas. For Obama, too, a bigger mix of inside and outside candidates in his major reshuffle could go a long way toward balancing frank assessments and bold new ideas with institutional knowledge and trust.

By Jena McGregor | January 5, 2011; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (11)

Boehner: Will passing up power really work?

What's admirable leadership elsewhere could be a disaster when it comes to Congress. The problem? Decentralization works in other places because everyone is working toward the same goal.

By Jena McGregor | January 4, 2011; 1:04 PM ET | Comments (14)

The Navy videos: When time is no excuse

As the Navy decides the fate of Captain Owen Honors, perhaps the most ironically named officer in the U.S. military, one factor that will surely become a key part of the debate is the length of time that has passed since the raunchy videos were made.

By Jena McGregor | January 4, 2011; 9:56 AM ET | Comments (28)

BCS: Time for a change?

As anyone who pays even a smidgen of attention to college football is well aware, the controversy over the Bowl Championship Series, which pairs conference champions in four major games as well as a national title match-up, may be the longest running debate in sports.

By Jena McGregor | January 3, 2011; 9:21 AM ET | Comments (13)

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