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Election Day Blues

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. Hunter Roberts

Election Day 2010. I think of a piece of graffiti from the 1970's encapsulates it: "America is like the biggest department store in the world, but th...

Sam Stein

William Lynn, Obama's First Ethics Exception, Causing Massive Headaches | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With reporting by Stuart Whatley The nomination of William Lynn as Deputy Secretary of Defense has placed Barack Obama under the burn of political he...

William Lynn Confirmed By Senate For Pentagon Post

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to confirm William Lynn as deputy defense secretary, endorsing President Barack Obama'...

McCain Drops Objections To Lynn Appointment

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain will no longer hold up the nomination of William Lynn, whose appointment to become deputy defense secretary ran co...

Gates: Ethics Rules May Be Doing Harm

Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Service Committee, Defense Secretary Bob Gates certainly didn't talk specifics about the controversial nomina...

Pentagon No. 2 Could Earn $500K Lobbying Pentagon

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The man nominated to be the Pentagon's second-in-command could make at least a half-million dollars next month with vested stock he...

Obama Makes a Bad Choice, America Trembles

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I wish Obama had not named William Lynn the Deputy Secretary of Defense. It was a wrong decision. Though however wrong it was, it's a quality appointment that aids America.

The Best of Intentions, the Worst of Explanations: Fixing the Bill Lynn Blunder

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

Bill Lynn may be the best person for the job despite his lobbying, but all those good intentions have now collided head-on in the new administration's first misstep.

William Lynn: Watchdogs Upset Obama Broke His Own Lobbyist Rules

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has waived its ethics rules to allow William Lynn to serve as the deputy secretary of Defense. Senate Armed Services Committ...