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Obama’s skirts Congress to appoint lobbying lawyer

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By: Timothy P. Carney
Senior Political Columnist
01/02/11

President Obama’s latest recess appointment is a corporate lawyer, hailing from a leading Democratic lobbying firm where he represented defense contractors and health care companies.

The nomination of James M. Cole, now deputy attorney general, never made it to the Senate floor thanks to questions about his time as a compliance monitor at AIG, and his views on fighting terrorism. Continue reading

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