White House Office of Urban Policy

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Obama Names Latino to Cabinet. Sit Down, Manny, It's Not You

    After weeks of throwing a cabinet seat at any former Clinton administration official with a heartbeat, Prez-to-be Obama today finally got around to appointing a Hispanic to his top circle of advisers.Riptide knows a lot of you have been lying awake at night, feverishly imagining the nightmare scen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Obama Picks Some White Guy for HUD. What's a Manny to Do?

    Barack Obama continued his pattern of naming just about everyone from the Clinton administration to his cabinet, while simultaneously leaving Latinos out in the cold by picking Shaun Donovan as his secretary of housing and urban development. But hey, that was our Mayor Manny Diaz's fantasy position! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    MSNBC: Manny Diaz Being Vetted for HUD and Transportation

    Chuck Todd of MSNBC just broke news that Mayor Manny Diaz is being vetted for the cabinet positions as head of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Transportation. The role at HUD is the most likely appointment. Riptide first speculatedlast week on Diaz's chances for the HUD position ... More >>

  • News

    November 20, 2008

    A Letter to Barack Obama

    Joe Arriola kisses up to the future prez.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Manny Cabinet Watch Day 3: A New Department?

    Manny-appointment Mania just keeps going. On Monday, we discussed Mayor Diaz's chances at HUD. Yesterday, we weren't too keen on the idea of Manny as Homeland Security Chief. Today, The Herald steps in and throws out the idea he might be a perfect fit to head a new department Obama seeks to create c ... More >>