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Obama White House Brings Black Women to Power

White House advisers and staff form strong support network

(Newser) - President Obama’s administration has brought a cohort of black women to power in Washington, in numbers and at levels never seen before, the Washington Post reports. While in the past, the appointment of a black woman to a senior White House position was met with fanfare, the seven on... More »

Harvard Pals Mastermind Transition

Law school network continues to propel Obama's rise

(Newser) - Barack Obama has tapped his Harvard Law School connections to staff his transition team, with 20 of his classmates among the dozens of grads shaping the next administration, Politico reports. “The numbers seem very large to me,” said one presidential historian (from Princeton) about what looks like the... More »

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