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Appointments

  1. videology
    Julien Baker’s ‘Appointments’ Video Is a Poignant Depiction of Mental IllnessTurn Out the Lights is out on Matador on October 27.
  2. GOP Senator Explains Party’s Disarray: Nobody Expected Trump to WinPat Toomey spills a secret: Republicans didn’t have a policy plan because they didn’t think they’d have the power to enact it.
  3. Trump Says He’s Deliberately Refusing to Fill Hundreds of Top Agency JobsIt’s a strange — one might even say dumb — move for someone who has promised major changes in D.C.
  4. Trump Loyalists Gumming Up the Works in Federal AgenciesAmong other problems affecting efficiency, it seems the White House is embedding top campaign aides in the agencies, with veto powers over hiring.
  5. Appointments
    The White House Just Appointed Its First-Ever Woman Pastry ChefSusan Morrison is the Obamas’ new baker.
  6. Chef Shuffle
    Noma Has a New Pastry Chef, and He’s From New York“I’ve never foraged before. I’m from the Bronx.”
  7. Appointments
    Sam Sifton Will Edit the Times’ Newly Renamed ‘Food’The newspaper man and former critic is the first to hold the job title since Craig Claiborne.
  8. Appointments
    Jonathan Wright Named Chef at Rebooted Rainbow RoomFloor 65, please.
  9. De Blasio Is Pretty Touchy Over Slow Commissioner AppointmentsYou know better.”
  10. Appointments
    James Gersten Replaces Stephen Hanson at BR Guest HospitalityThe company’s 25 restaurants generate $150 million annually.
  11. Appointments
    Kerry Heffernan Consulting at Revamped Dylan Prime, Which Opens Next WeekThe Tribeca restaurant has some more changes in store.
  12. Is Cynthia Nixon Being Considered for De Blasio’s Cabinet?That’s the rumor.
  13. Appointments
    Blue Ribbon’s Isao Iijima Replaces Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau at NetaThe chef says a few things about the menu may change, “but we are not going to go completely insane.”
  14. Appointments
    John Fraser Joins André Balazs at the Standard East VillageVegetables will take center stage.
  15. Obama Picks Funny Guy As New Economic AdviserAusten Goolsbee will replace Christina Romer.
  16. Obama Appoints Health Official, Avoids Senate ConfirmationHe would have faced a long, difficult struggle to win Senate confirmation.”
  17. Bloomberg’s Deputy Mayor to Also Run His CharitySecond-most powerful City Hall official gets more put on her plate.
  18. Obama Nominates Kathleen Sebelius for Health SecretaryPro-life groups are gearing up to fight the confirmation of the ardently pro-choice governor.
  19. Obama Names a New Commerce Secretary, AgainNot like we actually need one, but still.
  20. Another Obama Nominee Resigned TodayObama’s ‘chief performance officer’ steps down, and we wonder what we shouldn’t be paying taxes on.
  21. You Won’t Have Tom Daschle to Kick Around AnymoreDaschle withdraws his nomination for secretary of Health and Human Services after an outcry over his unpaid taxes.
  22. New Commerce Secretary Nominee Voted to Abolish the Commerce DepartmentWeird.
  23. Maverick Governor Expected to Blow Democrats’ 60-Seat HopesAnother dream dries up like a raisin in the sun.
  24. On CIA Pick, Obama Is So Far Outside the Box, He Can’t Even See the BoxIf you thought Obama would pick a spook for the head of the CIA, well, you don’t know Obama.
  25. Obama’s Newly Picked Environmental and Energy Team to Beat Back Global Warming, Liberal GripingFinally, Obama’s own supporters can’t find anything to complain about.
  26. Critics Point to Obama Cabinet Paradox: It’s Too White, Yet With Too Few RepublicansCould the first black president be appointing too many whites? And … Democrats?
  27. Bill Richardson, Ever Diplomatic, Settles for Commerce SecretaryThe consummate team player joins the team of rivals — but Hispanic leaders want more!
  28. Is Obama’s National-Security Team Liberal Change in Moderate Hawk’s Clothing?Or are progressives just looking for the silver lining in a not-so-liberal national-security team?
  29. instant politics
    Matt Bai and Patricia J. Williams Argue Over Religion in Government and Homeowners’ Role in the Financial Crisis’New York Times Magazine’ writer Matt Bai and ‘The Nation’ columnist Patricia J. Williams argue over what an Obama presidency might mean for the judiciary and abortion, the current role of religion in government, and whether homeowners aren’t partly to blame for the financial crisis.