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July 13, 2010


Lew Picked as Next Budget Director

Jack Lew, a top adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will replace Peter Orszag as head of the Office of Management and Budget, the Washington Post reports.

Lew held the same job in the Clinton administration.

Jonathan Cohn: "The Obama inner circle is not full of people like him. Most of Obama's closest advisers are operatives and strategists -- that is, people who focus on how to communicate, how to push proposals through Congress, and how to win elections. Although the president needs people like that around him, he also needs people with strong beliefs about policy. Advisers like Larry Summers have that, as does the president himself. But I tend to think the upper ranks would benefit from one more wonkish voice."














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