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WHY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SHOULD BE PRESUMPTUOUS Perhaps the difference between campaigning and governing is never starker than in the months after a new president's inauguration. Candidates spend many months touting what they would do if they win the White House, but not nearly enough time figuring out how to actually do it. Being too presumptuous is not a good political look. Being well prepared is. Click here for the full article from the Washington Post (1/24/16).
LORETTA LYNCH TO LEAD PACK - GOING THREE WHITE HOUSES BACK - OF WAITERS Loretta Lynch is not only embroiled in “the longest confirmation process for an attorney general in three decades” — as President Obama noted in his weekly address Saturday — but she’s also one of the longest nominees-in-waiting of any Cabinet official in the past three White Houses. And when the Senate returns in mid-April after its two-week spring break, Lynch will have waited longer than any Cabinet nominee under Obama, George W. Bush or Bill Clinton for her confirmation vote. Click here for the full article from the Washington Post (3/26/15).
MEXICO AMBASSADOR NOMINEE WITHDRAWS President Barack Obama’s nominee to be ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration, just one month after Republicans gained a majority in both houses of Congress. Maria Echaveste, a daughter of Mexican immigrants and an alumna of the Clinton administration, asked the White House to pull her nomination because of the long confirmation process and her family’s best interest, said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. Click here for the full article from Politico (2/5/15).
SENATORS CHALLENGE WHITE HOUSE ON WHY THERE'S NO NOMINEE FOR TSA CHIEF A bi-partisan group of Senators is questioning why the White House has not nominated a new Transportation Security Administration head more than three months after the agency’s previous leader announced he was stepping down, saying that TSA should be a greater priority at a time of heightened concern about terrorist threats to the homeland. In a letter sent to President Obama late Monday, the Senators – led by John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation – urged the President to “prioritize the formal nomination of a qualified, experienced, and dedicated individual” to serve as TSA administrator. Click here for the full article from the Washington Post (1/27/15).