By Kathy Kemper – 02/14/09  06:32 AM ET Barack Obama’s on fire right now. His approval rating stands at 69 percent and he has just won his first major battle, getting a whopper of a stimulus package passed by Congress. A lot of the plan’s supporters say that it doesn’t go far enough and criticize…

By Kathy Kemper – 01/21/09 05:04 AM ET Barack Obama’s Inauguration parallels China’s Olympics in a lot of ways. Obama’s Inauguration was the most expensive in American history ($150 million). The Beijing Games were the most expensive in Olympic history ($43 billion). No Inauguration has ever had such high security — all bridges crossing the…

By Kathy Kemper – 01/09/09 04:45 AM ET President Obama is going to inherit the most daunting set of challenges since FDR. There are the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in a bloody confrontation. The global economy is in a shambles. It’s not a pretty picture, and it’s not…

Josh Bolten, chief of staff to President Bush, spoke at my IFE/INFO forum last Thursday, at The White House. He reflected on his eight years of service to this Bush administration. He impressed everyone with his graciousness, humor and savvy. With his high-level experience in the financial sector and the government, Josh uniquely understands how…

Washington Life December 2008 by Donna Shor FORE! Talk about over-achievers, here’s another: Kathy Kemper, founder of the Institute for Education (which helps develop leadership qualities in youths), who, when she isn’t posting Hill Pundit items, organizes her group’s recent Ambassadors Cup for golfers. Tee-off at Congressional Country Club was at 7:30 a.m., followed by…

Published 11/9/2008 by Donna Shor One of D.C.’s busiest women, Kathleen Kemper is a sports enthusiast and tennis mentor known to her fans and pupils (including top politicos and ambassadors) as “Coach Kemper.” Kathy runs a three-ring circus: her tennis life, her myriad activities as head of the Institute for Education, which she founded, and…