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Washington - White House Official: AG, HHS, VA Heads To Stay

Published on: January 9, 2013 04:52 PM
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FILE - US Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks at the 2012 DOJ Disability Employment Awareness Month event at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, USA, 16 October 2012. EPAFILE - US Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks at the 2012 DOJ Disability Employment Awareness Month event at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, USA, 16 October 2012. EPA

Washington -  A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term.

The official said Holder, who leads the Justice Department, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki will remain with the administration amid changes to the Cabinet as President Barack Obama moves into his second term.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis submitted her resignation.

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The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel changes, said the three remaining officials were not an exhaustive list of which Cabinet members intended to stay.

Obama has received some criticism that his initial Cabinet choices for the State Department and Defense Department do not reflect the nation’s diversity.


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 Jan 09, 2013 at 06:12 PM monalisa Says:

This is BAD news. But no surprise, Holder & Obama are both cast in the same mold (& no, I DO NOT MEAN RACE!!) I refer to anti-semitism, incompetence, & lying.

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 Jan 09, 2013 at 06:33 PM anonymous Says:

Hey, how come the crooked Holder gets to stay? Don't the Senate & House have to approve this?

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 Jan 09, 2013 at 08:51 PM anonymous Says:

Mr. Hikind, we need you to fight this one too. I can't believe they'll let Eric Holder continue after all his wrongdoings.

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 Jan 09, 2013 at 09:03 PM ESmith Says:

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anonymous Says:

Hey, how come the crooked Holder gets to stay? Don't the Senate & House have to approve this?

No. They did that once. Now he stays in this office at the President's pleasure.

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 Jan 09, 2013 at 09:05 PM ESmith Says:

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anonymous Says:

Mr. Hikind, we need you to fight this one too. I can't believe they'll let Eric Holder continue after all his wrongdoings.

There's nothing he can do on this one.

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 Jan 09, 2013 at 10:04 PM Anonymous Says:

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anonymous Says:

Mr. Hikind, we need you to fight this one too. I can't believe they'll let Eric Holder continue after all his wrongdoings.

What does Hikind have to do with cabinet appointments? He is a New York state politican and has zero leverage in D.C. on cabinent appointments and confirmations. While he arguably may have some reasons to oppose Hagel because of his positions on negotiations involving Iran and Hamas, why would anyone care about his position on the AG?

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