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Obama Has Fewer Than Half of His Top Appointees In Place

09/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- As President Obama tries to turn around a summer of setbacks, he finds himself still playing without most of his own team. Seven months into his presidency, fewer than half of his top appointees are in place advancing his agenda.

Of more than 500 senior policymaking positions requiring Senate confirmation, just 43 percent have been filled so far...

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