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  1. vision 2020
    The 25th Amendment Won’t Save Us From a Roided-Out TrumpThe president’s erratic behavior could get worse, thanks to a new drug he’s on. The options in that scenario are not reassuring, to put it mildly.
  2. the u.n.
    Heather Nauert Won’t Be in Trump’s Cabinet Because She Has No CloutThe new U.N. ambassador won’t be in the Cabinet because she doesn’t have the résumé. The practice predates Trump.
  3. Trump Planning Steel Tariffs To the Horror of Most of His CabinetReturning to one of the “America First” preoccupations of his campaign, Trump is on the brink of imposing steel tariffs on China and other countries.
  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. Trump Is Using Cabinet Picks to Wage War on the Executive BranchHe is setting records in how many people he’s appointing who don’t believe in the core missions of the agencies they will run.
  6. The Trump Cabinet Is Shaping Up to Be a Total SausagefestSpeculation over who will serve in the Trump administration involves a whole lot of old dudes.
  7. those were the 100 days
    Bailouts, Bankers, Brackets, and Bo: Obama’s First 100 DaysLet’s relive all of the memorable moments we’ve already forgotten.
  8. symbolic gestures
    Obama Asks Cabinet to Trim $100 Million, a.k.a. NothingStill, we guess $100 million is better than nothing.
  9. it just happened
    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.
  10. early and often
    Obama’s Cabinet Made Fun and EasyAre Obama’s Cabinet picks up to the horrible tasks at hand? And what other amusing things are there to know about them?
  11. early and often
    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.
  12. early and often
    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?
  13. early and often
    As Obama Fills His Cabinet, Opinions Come Down on His PicksHe’s not exactly following the Team of Rivals model here.
  14. early and often
    Obama’s Attorney General Pick Gets Mixed ReceptionBut who HASN’T helped pardon an international fugitive?
  15. early and often
    Why Might Obama Really Want Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State?Is he trying to out-Lincoln Lincoln? Or take Clinton out of the game?