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Judd Gregg Commerce Secretary

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The Academy Awards aren't until next Sunday, but this week provided some Oscar-worthy performances. There was A-Roid acting remorseful about using steroids (although, admittedly, this was nowhere near as convincing as when he denied having used them); Joaquin acting weirder than weird on Letterman; Nadya Suleman acting like there was a rational explanation for a single mom having 14 children via in vitro fertilization; eight banking CEOs unconvincingly acting contrite in front of Congress; peanut butter tycoon Stew Parnell acting like a Mafia don, repeatedly taking the 5th Amendment in front of Congress; and Sen. Judd Gregg acting schizophrenic, withdrawing as Commerce Secretary nominee over policy disagreements after previously lobbying for the post and promising that policy disagreements would not keep him from backing Obama's agenda.

Gregg Already Stripped Of Authority Over U.S. Census

CQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The director of the Census Bureau will report directly to the White House and not the secretary of Commerce, according to a senior White House officia...

Senator Gregg's Nomination Requires Close Scrutiny

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

Gregg's record of previously voting to abolish the Commerce Department and his attempts to block President Clinton's efforts to secure adequate funding for the 2000 census raise troubling concerns.

The Latest Pay to Play Scandal in the Senate

Bill Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Press

Judd Gregg apparently demanded a Republican Senate appointment in return for a Cabinet post. That's just as bad as Blagojevich.

Sam Stein

Judd Gregg: Commerce Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: February 12, 4:20 PM ET: Judd Gregg has withdrawn his nomination to serve Commerce Secretary. From his statement: I want to thank the Presid...