car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page

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Good News re:Gov. Napolitano’s Prospective Secretaryship

Via Reason‘s Dave Weigel:

On Tuesday,Gov. Janet Napolitano signed a measure,House Bill 2677,barring Arizona’s compliance with the Real ID program. In so doing,she called it an unfunded federal mandate that would stick states such as Arizona with a multibillion-dollar bill for the cost to develop and implement the Read on…

Catching Up on the Latest Cabinet News

There’s been a good deal of news breaking in the last 24 or so hours,so I’ll try to catch up on that before posting Part IV in the “Filling the Cabinet”series (which will hopefully be ready for Friday morning publication). First,the news that broke late last night:

Gov. Napolitano for Read on…

Filling the New Cabinet,Part III:Attorney General

President-elect Obama has asked Eric Holder,former Deputy Attorney General (1997-2001),to head up the Justice Department in his upcoming administration. From 20 January to 02 February 2001 Mr. Holder served as Acting Attorney General. The formal vetting process is pending.

Mr. Holder has been President-elect Obama’s senior legal adviser since late 2007 and was Read on…

Rubin’s Treasury Chances Liquidated

Robert Rubin,the former Treasury Secretary under President Clinton,has been mentioned as potentially reprising his role in the Obama administration. I profiled Mr. Rubin (along with others) last week,noting at the time:

Just days before Rubin resigned as Treasury Secretary and joined Citigroup as a top advisor,Congress passed (and President Clinton Read on…

Filling the New Cabinet,Part II:State

The Contenders: –Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM,2003-present):Democratic Primary Candidate for President (2008);Secretary of Energy (1998-2001);United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998);US Representative from New Mexico (1983-1997);Staff,United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1975-1978);Staff,United States Department of State (1973-1975)

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