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December 2008
Mon. Dec. 1 President-elect Obama announces national security team: Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State; Robert Gates to continue on as Secretary of Defense; Eric Holder as Attorney General; Gov. Janet Napolitano as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Susan Rice as Ambassador to the United Nations; and General Jim Jones, USMC (Ret) as National Security Advisor.  (remarks)

Tues. Dec. 2 -President-elect Obama and Vice-President-elect Biden meet with governors at a meeting hosted by the National Governors Association in Philadelphia, PA.  (remarks)
-Runoff in the Georgia U.S. Senate race; Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) re-elected.

Wed. Dec. 3

Thurs. Dec. 4

Fri. Dec. 5 Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 533,000 jobs lost in November, most since Dec. 1974, and unemployment rate in November was 6.7%.

Sat. Dec. 6 In his weekly radio address President-elect Obama outlines five points of his economic recovery plan.  (transcript)

Sun. Dec. 7

Mon. Dec. 8

Tues. Dec. 9 Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) arrested on corruption charges including conspiring to sell the Senate seat recently vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

Wed. Dec. 10 House passes automaker rescue legislation by a vote of 237-170; major provisions include $14 billion in emergency loans and creation of a "car czar."

Thurs. Dec. 11 Automaker rescue legislation fails to obtain requisite 60 votes in the Senate.

Fri. Dec. 12

Sat. Dec. 13

Sun. Dec. 14

Mon. Dec. 15 Electors meet in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  (First Monday after the second Wednesday in December). >

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Wed. Dec. 17

Thurs. Dec. 18

Fri. Dec. 19 -President Bush announces the Treasury Department will assist the domestic automobile industry with loans from the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
-President-elect Obama finishes announcing the members of his Cabinet.

Sat. Dec. 20

Sun. Dec. 21

Mon. Dec. 22

Tues. Dec. 23

Wed. Dec. 24 Deadline for receipt of electoral votes at the National Archives.

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