Obama’s breaking records

Barack Obama has broken all records for the shortest time taken to nominate his core Cabinet members, according to an analysis of research led by UNC political scientist Terry Sullivan. Obama designated appointees for all four core Cabinet positions — the secretaries of state, defense and treasury and the attorney general — within 27 days of the election, the fastest pace in the last 30 years, Sullivan said. The Obama team shattered the old record by 12 days, held by President George W. Bush in 1988-89. Learn more.


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