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Obama / Cabinet / Unfilled Jobs #937589

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 13, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Vice President Joe Biden shown swearing in Hilda Solis† as Labor Secretary.

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The unfilled positions in President Obama’s administration featured; details given of the problems with Treasury Department nominees and the withdrawals of former Senator Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer†, Bill Richardson, Senator Judd Gregg and Jane Garvey†. [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM†- compares the Treasury Department to joining the Marines.] [Former House general counsel Stanley BRAND†- comments on the administration’s standards.] [Special counsel to President Clinton Lanny DAVIS†- notes we are losing great people due to gotcha politics.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says we are ahead of the game in filling critical positions.]

Couric, Katie;
Cordes, Nancy

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