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PostPartisan: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

Leaders Out to Lunch

Congress, having done nothing, is on its way home. The president, doing nothing, remains in the White House. The president-elect, having appointed a secretary of health and human services but no one to lead Treasury, remains mostly out of...

By Richard Cohen  | November 21, 2008; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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They Burrow. I Purge.

It is as predictable a story as any post-election postmortem: Political appointees of the outgoing administration “burrowing in” to jobs in the federal civil service, securing what are usually plum assignments that career employees work toward for decades. The...

By Marie Cocco  | November 18, 2008; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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The Case Against Hillary

Yes, I know the "Team of Rivals" argument for Hillary Clinton as the ideal secretary of state for the Obama administration. But before it’s a done deal, let’s consider the counter-argument that this crew could prove to be a...

By David Ignatius  | November 17, 2008; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
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