White House bails out GM, Chrysler

The White House unveiled a $17.4 billion bailout plan for U.S. automakers Friday, eliciting sighs of relief from the companies, which are currently teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.

Rove's White House duties cut

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Karl Rove, a long-time adviser to U.S. President George Bush, is leaving his White House post to focus on the politics of the upcoming elections.

DeLay on short list for OMB job

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. budget deficit is expected to climb back above $400 billion this year, the White House has acknowledged.

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Part 3 of 3. In their new book, "New Moon Rising: The making of America's new space vision and the remaking of NASA," authors Frank Sietzen Jr. and Keith L. Cowing detail how the National Aeronautics and Space Administration attempted to recover from the

Beyond the Moon: Inside Bush's space plan

United Press International interviewed senior administration sources for a series of three articles on how the Bush administration developed its new policy for the U.S. space program. In Part 3, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress had been questi
FRANK SIETZEN JR. and KEITH L. COWING, United Press International
Joel Kaplan
U.S. President George W. Bush meets with members of his economic team in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on July 27, 2007. From left are Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., President Bush, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, and White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Joel Kaplan. (UPI Photo/Martin H. Simon/POOL)

Joel Kaplan was the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for U.S. President George W. Bush. The other Deputy Chief was Blake Gottesman, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. He took over policy planning from Karl Rove on April 19, 2006, as part of a staff shake-up by Josh Bolten, the White House Chief of Staff.

Prior to his appointment as a White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Kaplan had served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management And Budget (OMB) from August 2003, serving under Josh Bolten in his capacity as Director of the OMB. He had previously been a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff from the start of the Bush administration up to that point.

Before 2001, Kaplan had worked as a policy advisor on George W. Bush's 2000 Presidential campaign. He had also clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and Judge J. Michael Luttig. Kaplan is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, and has served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. He was an active conservative Democrat during the early 1990s.

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