03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mother Jones: Obama's Five Worst Nominees

On Barack Obama's first day in the White House, he introduced the toughest ethics rules of any recent president--rules he promised would "close the revolving door" between government and the corporate world. Maybe he should have invested in a really good dead bolt. One year into the administration, Obama's picks for some key oversight posts are dogged by eerily familiar conflicts of interest.

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