Adolfo Carrion Jr. and Derek Douglas Officially Appointed to WH Urban Posts

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Douglas, who has served as the director of David Paterson's Washington office, will serve as special assistant to the president for Urban Affairs. Carrion, who was a two-term Bronx borough president, will be director of the newly fashioned Department of Urban Affairs. This is great for Douglas, and something of a consolation prize for Carrion, who in December was publicly boasting he'd get a full Cabinet position. [City Room/NYT]