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Wednesday, January 3, 2001

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  • Bush Finishes Nominations to "Conservative-to-the-Core" Cabinet

    With three new appointments yesterday, Bush filled in the last missing pieces in his cabinet. The final round includes a defeated Republican senator, Spencer Abraham, to run the Energy Department; Linda Chavez, a conservative veteran of the Reagan administration to head the Labor Department; and Norman Mineta, Clinton’s commerce secretary to take over Transportation.

  • Returning the Favor: Bush Appoints Big-Money Donors to His Advisory Teams

    In addition to naming the top cabinet posts, Bush has filled in his advisory team. The 474 individuals he named to serve as key policy advisors during the presidential transition contributed a total of more than $5.6 million to federal candidates and party committees during the last election cycle.

  • The Peace Process and the Israeli Peace Movement

    President Clinton met with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat twice yesterday to clarify the US peace proposals, but failed to win the Palestinian leader’s support.