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Obama taps Pentagon veteran Carter to lead DOD

WASHINGTON — Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department on Friday, heralding his new nominee as one the nation’s “foremost national security leaders.” Obama announced Carter’s nomination during a ...

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DHS nominee to focus on leadership vacancies

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to be the Homeland Security secretary said Wednesday that filling key leadership vacancies and improving morale is more critical currently than the department’s core counterterrorism mission. In answers to questions leading up to his ...

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Weighing Yellen vs. Summers for Fed chief

WASHINGTON — Lawrence Summers is the White House insider with a direct line to President Barack Obama. Janet Yellen is the Federal Reserve veteran with a long list of congressional patrons. The two Ivy League-trained economists have emerged as leading ...

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Obama picks restructuring expert to take over IRS

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has chosen a retired corporate and government official with experience managing numerous organizations in crisis to take over an Internal Revenue Service under fire for targeting political groups. Obama said his nominee for commissioner of ...

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Obama names court nominee from SDNY

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated two people for federal judgeships: Gregory Howard Woods for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; and Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. ...

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