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August 23, 2009

MOST OF OBAMA'S APPOINTEES NOT YET IN PLACE

Political Wire - Seven months into his presidency, fewer than half of President Obama's top appointees are in place, the New York Times reports. "Of more than 500 senior policymaking positions requiring Senate confirmation, just 43 percent have been filled -- a reflection of a White House that grew more cautious after several nominations blew up last spring, a Senate that is intensively investigating nominees and a legislative agenda that has consumed both."

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