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I May Owe An Apology to the President for Things Said In Private Conversation

Sam Fox, whose nomination was withdrawn because of John Kerry’s objections that Fox was one of the “swift boat” donors, was recess appointed today…

From the White House release: 

The President intends to recess appoint the following individuals:

 

Andrew G. Biggs, of New York, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security

 

Susan E. Dudley, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget

 

Sam Fox, of Missouri, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Belgium

 

Carol Waller Pope, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

 

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