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Bill Clinton's Big Release, Obama's Smaller Releases

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  • Bill Clinton's donor list for his foundation and presidential library have been released. Yeah, there's all kinds of foreign government money on there, what did you expect? [Politico]
  • Meanwhile, Barack Obama has asked Congresswoman Hilda Solis to become the Secretary of Labor, former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk to head up the U.S. Trade Representatives Office and plans to send Mary Schapiro to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. [Washington Post, Washington Post, Washington Post]
  • Obama's also defending the selection of Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. [Associated Press]
  • He might appoint the openly gay William White to be Secretary of the Navy. [Washington Independent]
  • "Sources" are telling the media that Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich were never close. Quelle suprise. [The Hill]
  • More surprising is that the Pentagon has noticed that more sexual assaults than are ever reported take place at its military academies — and they want to do something about making it easier on victims to come forward. [New York Times]
  • Hey, they might actually finish the Minnesota Senate recount and Al Franken might really win. [Huffington Post]

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By the way, you forgot to mention my favorite bit of news for the day:


Rahm Emanuel's brother Ezekiel is joining the White House!

This is really excellent news that is unfortunately being overlooked. There's no one in the country that is more practical and idealistic about health care than Zeke Emanuel. And if he just got the job because of his brother, pulling Rahm on board may already be worth all of the drama it's causing.

Some hot Emanuel reading: