The latest news on Obama administration
Officials have long list of issues to fix, from climate change to arms control, after rocky Bush years.
Critics charge that Barack Obama relies too heavily on the academic elite.
McClellan says on-camera briefings twice a week would lessen the drama.
The president-elect is not at the talks, but many hope he will reverse Bush's record on carbon limits.
It's not out of the question that CIA boss Mike Hayden will stay on for a time under Obama.
A first step: easing some of the tough Bush restrictions and, maybe, expanding a dialogue.
And the American public should cut Obama some slack on his pledge to withdrawal from Iraq.
Obama's White House is shaping up to look a lot like him.
The Obama transition team seems as skeptical about the position as the Bush administration.
An economic partner, yes, but also a rival for resources and global influence.