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…is sending around this list of Clinton recess appointments. For what it’s worth…

“President Clinton: 140 Recess Appointments Over Two Terms.” (“A Look At Presidential Recess Appointments,” The Associated Press, 8/1/05)

“Former Sen. Wyche Fowler, D-Ga., Ambassador To Saudi Arabia, August 1996. Put In The Post Two Months After A Bombing That Killed 19 American Soldiers Stationed There, He Received Senate Confirmation In October 1997 And Served Until March 2001.” (“A Look At Presidential Recess Appointments,” The Associated Press, 8/1/05)

“Mickey Kantor, Commerce Secretary, April 1996. He Replaced Ron Brown, Who Died In A Plane Crash, But Left In January 1997 Before His Nomination Went Before The Senate.” (“A Look At Presidential Recess Appointments,” The Associated Press, 8/1/05)

“Roger Gregory, 4th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals, December 2000. He Was Later Re-Nominated By Bush And Confirmed By The Senate.” (“A Look At Presidential Recess Appointments,” The Associated Press, 8/1/05)

•Gregory Was Opposed Because He Was Nominated For North Carolina Seat On 4th Circuit, Though He Was From Virginia. (Nation Master Website, “Encyclopedia: Recess Appointment,” www.nationmaster.com, Accessed 8/1/05)

“Bill Lann Lee, Assistant Attorney General For Civil Rights, August 2000. Blocked By Senate Republicans, He Was Appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General In 1997, Then Received The Recess Appointment To Serve Out Clinton’s Term.” (“A Look At Presidential Recess Appointments,” The Associated Press, 8/1/05)

•Lee Was Opposed Because Of Support For Affirmative Action. (Nation Master Website, “Encyclopedia: Recess Appointment,” www.nationmaster.com, Accessed 8/1/05)

“James Hormel, Ambassador To Luxembourg, June 1999. A Gay Philanthropist Whose Nomination Was Blocked By Senate Republicans, He Remained Ambassador Until Near The End Of Clinton’s Term.” (“A Look At Presidential Recess Appointments,” The Associated Press, 8/1/05)

•Hormel Was Opposed Because He Was A Gay Activist. (Nation Master Website, “Encyclopedia: Recess Appointment,” www.nationmaster.com, Accessed 8/1/05)

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