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April 19, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
President Obama, whose healthcare and economic stimulus initiatives threaten to dramatically inflate the federal budget deficit, heralded a new push Saturday to cut wasteful spending in Washington. The president said that in coming weeks he would announce the elimination of "dozens of government programs." And he said he would ask his Cabinet secretaries on Monday for specific proposals to slash their departments' budgets, promising there would be "no sacred cows and no pet projects."
October 2, 2008 | Michael Rothfeld
Dan Dunmoyer, a former insurance industry lobbyist who has been a top advisor to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for nearly three years, has resigned as cabinet secretary, the administration announced Wednesday. He will be replaced by Victoria Bradshaw, now secretary of the state's Labor and Workforce Development Agency. She was cabinet secretary for the state's last Republican governor, Pete Wilson. The cabinet secretary is the liaison between the governor's office and the heads of other state agencies and is typically influential in the governor's decision-making.
January 29, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate confirmed Edward T. Schafer as Agriculture secretary by unanimous consent. The former North Dakota governor attended President Bush's State of the Union address several hours later with other members of the Cabinet.
October 13, 2007 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
moscow -- Top Russian officials on Friday publicly rejected a new proposal personally presented by two senior U.S. Cabinet secretaries aimed at persuading Moscow to withdraw its objections to a missile defense system in Eastern Europe. Moscow's rebuff was made in substance and tone, with President Vladimir V. Putin coming close to openly ridiculing the antimissile system and the Russian foreign minister saying the U.S.
November 29, 2006 | Sam Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
President-elect Felipe Calderon appointed close friends and party allies to key Cabinet positions Tuesday, a sign that he is closing ranks in the face of street-level opposition to his narrowly won presidency. The appointees reflect the conservative social and fiscal views of Calderon and his National Action Party, or PAN, and contrast with his promise made during his bitter campaign against leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that he would appoint a multi-party Cabinet.
June 28, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Winfred Wyatt "Win" Adams, 88, who served as Cabinet secretary in the early months of former Gov. Ronald Reagan's first term and, later, as chairman of the State Water Resources Control Board, died Saturday at an assisted living center in Woodland, Calif., near Sacramento, following a brief illness. Born in 1917 in Warren, Ark., Adams served more than 20 years in the military, including 21 months in the European theater during World War II.
May 10, 2005 | Jordan Rau and James Peltz, Times Staff Writers
The Schwarzenegger administration is proposing to consolidate parts of California's diffuse energy bureaucracy in an effort to avert blackouts and other potential crises, aides said Monday. The governor wants to create a new Cabinet-level position of energy secretary to formulate policy and respond to disasters. The state's plethora of existing energy panels and agencies has been widely criticized as duplicative and fragmented.
November 6, 2004 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
Thirteen years ago, Terry Tamminen was a Malibu pool cleaner and part-time actor with a gift for charming influential people and a resume that chronicled more rambling than a Jack Kerouac novel. Tamminen had sold condos in Florida, managed a sheep ranch in the Midwest, helped start a bottle recycling program in Nigeria, dabbled in Shakespearean acting and measured chlorine levels for such celebrities as Madonna and Johnny Carson.
October 15, 2004 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
After less than a year in office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faces a reshuffling of his top staff, with the impending resignation of yet another influential aide and maybe others. Marybel Batjer, his Cabinet secretary who bears much of the responsibility for running the government day to day, is expected to resign by year's end. Today, state budget chief Donna Arduin departs.
July 11, 2004 | MICHAEL KINSLEY
In Washington a few months ago, I ran into Dan Glickman. A long-time member of Congress from Kansas, Glickman was secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton. Then he moved to Boston to run the Institute of Politics at Harvard. He said, "You're in from Seattle? How do you like that new Alaska Airlines nonstop from Sea-Tac into Reagan National?" This was indeed a thrilling development for all public-spirited citizens of Seattle. But why was Glickman so excited? "Do you come to Seattle a lot?"
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