Despite Obama's Promises, Revolving Door Still Turning

Two ex-lobbyists headed into Obama administration posts have raised anew questions about the president's efforts to "close the revolving door" between government and the lobbying world. Robin Raphel, a former longtime diplomatic official who left the State Department in 2005, has been rehired to coordinate non-military aid to the Republic of Pakistan. To take the job, Raphel had to leave her job at the lobbying firm Cassidy & Associates, where for a month she was part of a team representing...Full Story
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