Barack Obama appointments

Nobel Physicist Chosen To Be Energy Secretary
Browner, Two Others to Get Climate Posts

By Steven Mufson and Philip Rucker
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, December 11, 2008; Page A01

President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who heads the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to be the next energy secretary, and he has picked veteran regulators from diverse backgrounds to fill three other key jobs on his environmental and climate-change team, Democratic sources said yesterday.
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Daschle also to oversee new health reform office

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer Kevin Freking, Associated Press Writer – Thu Dec 11, 10:58 am ET

WASHINGTON – Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will pull double duty in the Obama administration, where he will serve not only as the Health and Human Services secretary but also oversee a new White House Office of Health Reform. SOURCE

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