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Secretary Eric Shinseki

There is justice. General Shinseki has been appointed to Veteran’s Affairs. Shinseki is the former Army chief of staff who upset his civilian bosses in 2003 when he testified to Congress that it might take several hundred thousand U.S. troops … Continue reading

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Bill Richardson Thoughts

I’m still wrapping my head around the Commerce post for Richardson. On the surface, it looks like a Glengarry Glen Ross award: first place is a Cadillac, second place is a set of steak knives (third place is you’re fired). … Continue reading

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Gates Of Hell

I tend to agree with David Corn on his worrisome evaluation of the retention of Robert Gates at DoD. While I can see the political up-side, I don’t think it’s enough to balance out the potential for a rough downside … Continue reading

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The Big Ideological Shift

Jed on conservative praise for Secretary-designate Clinton: In 1998, they were impeaching Bill Clinton. Now they are claiming Hillary as one of their own. The center has shifted….to the left. So the old center-left is now the hard left, the … Continue reading

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Poll-Chasm: Obama's Cabinet

from Stranahan These results are based on a one-night USA Today/Gallup reaction poll conducted Dec. 1, just after Obama announced his national security team… 69% approve of Hillary for Secretary of State. 80% approve of Gates staying on. So far, … Continue reading

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Hitting The Ground Flying

by Stranahan On the day after the inauguration, I think the Obama economic team will immediately have legislation ready to go. But will that overshadow the foreign policy team’s move to change America’s reputation in the eyes of the world? … Continue reading

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Big Monday

Taylor Marsh confirms: I’ve confirmed with a person close to Clinton that she will indeed be in Chicago tomorrow to be nominated for Secretary of State. It’s a whole new world.

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WTF?

On MSNBC just now, Chuck Todd frames the “blame Obama” narrative while interviewing Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee: “You guys [Team Obama] own the economy at 12 o’clock eastern time today, correct? When Senator Obama announces his Treasury Secretary, announces … Continue reading

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Huh?

Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine: “…if Obama really wanted change, if he really wanted to honor progressives who backed him early on and then did the grunt work against McCain, he’d nominate Dennis Kucinich as Secretary of State.” … Continue reading

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The Obama Communications Bullpen

We knew that Gibbs would be the press secretary. But Ellen Moran has been named communications director, and Dan Pfeiffer has been named deputy communications director. Those of you following along on your West Wing score card, that’s Toby and … Continue reading

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

Exceptional choice. But I’m sure we’ll find something weird to gripe about. UPDATE: The Dow is up almost 500 points on this news. NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rallied late on Friday after multiple news reports that New York Federal … Continue reading

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So How Will She Steal Christmas?

Senator Clinton is expected to be officially announced for State shortly after Thanksgiving. Just in time for a media narrative about how the Clintons are plotting to cancel Christmas and replace it with DRAMA!

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DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano

This wasn’t a huge surprise, but she’s definitely a refreshing choice for Homeland Security. Napolitano has a fairly centrist record as far as I can tell. However, she rejected funding for abstinence-only education early this year. She’s not an anti-immigration … Continue reading

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HHS Secretary Tom Daschle

Exciting! Not really. But he’ll be a strong advocate for healthcare reform. So that’s good.

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The Barbecue Media Lives

Atrios summarizes tomorrow’s morning shows: 7 Appearances by Republican current elected officeholders 3 Appearances by Democratic current elected officeholders. 2 Appearances by Republican former elected officeholders. 1 Appearance by a Bush Cabinet Secretary. T. Boone Pickens Ted Turner. That’s 11 … Continue reading

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Shades of Lincoln

The Nico: President-elect Barack Obama offered Sen. Hillary Clinton the position of Secretary of State during their meeting Thursday in Chicago, according to two senior Democratic officials. She requested time to consider the offer, the officials said. Don’t make him … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?

Wow. That’d be pretty wild.

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The Okey Doke

by Lee Stranahan So now Treasury Secretary Paulson is saying they won’t be buying those bad mortgage assets. But one of the arguments made about the bailout was that by buying those assets, the value could eventually rise and the … Continue reading

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Santos, Lyman = Obama, Emanuel

Commenter ‘theo’ reminds us: According to Wikipedia, Josh Lyman was based off Rahm Emanuel. Considering Matt Santos was based off Obama, this administration is shaping up to be written by Aaron Sorkin. And Josh became Santos’ chief of staff. Does … Continue reading

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Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Also official, according to the Politico. Here’s Gibbs turning Hannity into a puddle of goo:

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