January 12, 2001 |
President-elect George W. Bush completed the selection of his Cabinet on Thursday, naming a Taiwanese immigrant to be Labor secretary and a key policy advisor in the previous Bush administration as the nation's trade negotiator. Bush chose Elaine Chao--former head of the Peace Corps, a deputy Transportation secretary a decade ago and the wife of a Republican senator--to lead the Labor Department. He first had offered the job to Linda Chavez, who withdrew this week. He named Robert B.
May 14, 1991 |
He is, they say, one lobe of Jim Baker's brain--the consummate inside strategist who provides the ideas and intellectual underpinning for the programs that James A. Baker III has advanced, first as secretary of the Treasury and now as secretary of state. So the nomination of Robert B. Zoellick to be undersecretary of state for economic affairs has caused Washington insiders to take notice. A job that has been something of a bureaucratic backwater is about to become much more important.