Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Eric Holder set for Attorney General post

News agencies are reporting that President-elect Barack Obama has informed Eric H. Holder Jr. that he will likely be selected as Attorney General, although the final decision has not been made yet.

When confirmed, Holder will become the first African American to hold this Cabinet position. He was appointed the first African American deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration.

Reports also indicate that Obama will choose Peter R. Orszag as director of the Congressional Budget Office, and Jacob Lew, Clinton's budge director, as director of the National Economic Council.

So far, it looks like Obama will bring back many of Clinton's old team for their experience in Washington in handling key positions. Many of Obama's Chicago and Senate associates are taking adviser staff positions up to this point.

BBC News
Holder Seen as Pick for Justice Post as Obama Begins to Settle on Team
New York Times - 59 minutes ago
By ERIC LICHTBLAU and JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team has signaled to Eric H. Holder Jr.

Barack Obama wants to pick Eric Holder Jr. as attorney generalChicago Tribune

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