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Clinton names Obama veterans to transition team

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>> The secret is he has no plan.>> Republicans often accuse Hillary Clinton of running for Barack Obama's third term. But Clinton apparently likes that notion. On Tuesday she named several veterans of the Obama administration to lead her transition team if she wins the White House. Kenn Salazar, a former Senator from Colorado, who is Secretary of the Interior under Obama, will lead a team of four others.
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They include Tom Donilon, who was once Obama's National Security Advisor. Also on the team, Neera Tanden, a former Obama aide who now runs the Center for American Progress think tank. Tanden is a long-time Clinton advisor, having worked on the Democratic nominee's Senate campaign back in 2000. Clinton also naming her chief economist, Heather Boushey.
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Boushey is the Executive Director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a progressive think tank. Boushey a proponent of businesses providing free child care to their employees as a means of unlocking economic opportunity for women and raising American productivity.>> If fighting for affordable childcare and paid family leave is playing the woman card, then deal me in!
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>> Transition teams typically oversee personnel appointments during the period between the November election and the inauguration in January, laying the groundwork for a new President to begin implementing his or her agenda.