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Stories with subject: Cabinet appointments and nominations
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:59 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.

  • Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:53 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.

  • Cindy Hill won't accept attorney general's offer 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:19 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is rejecting an offer from the state attorney general to narrow the scope of a court case that has to be resolved before she can return to running the state education department.

  • US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:05 am
  • WASHINGTON - Two years after the United States announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Myanmar, optimism in Washington over the nation's embrace of democracy is waning and concern over the plight of minority Muslims is growing.

  • Walker ally Jim Villa gets new UW job 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:48 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's former chief of staff at the county level has been selected for a new high profile job at the University of Wisconsin System.

  • Governor's tactic delays Senate cabinet approval 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:41 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Pat Quinn used a procedural move sidestepping a deadline to have two cabinet members reappointments approved by the state Senate.

  • Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired - and dismissed - by presidents of both parties.

  • Field for South Dakota US Senate seat set 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:29 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Five Republicans, one Democrat and one independent have been approved to appear on the ballot for the South Dakota U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Tim Johnson.