More Recess Appointments

Helen Whalen Cohen
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Posted: Dec 30, 2010 11:16 AM
The lame duck session may be over, but President Obama isn't done. On Wednesday, he announced 6 recess appointments. It's transparency central around here.

James Cole, who Republican legislators have previously blocked due to his involvement with AIG, will be our next deputy attorney general.

William Boarman, former union leader, will head up the Government Printing Office.

Francis Ricciardone is the next ambassador to Turkey. Sam Brownback placed a hold on him without giving a public explanation.

Norman Eisen, former Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform (how's that working out?) was appointed to be the next ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Matthew Bryza is our next ambassador to Azerbaijan.

Robert Ford will be the next ambassador to Syria.