A Key Loss

A Key Loss



Dawn Johnsen, one of Obama's most progressive nominees, withdrew
her nomination today to head the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice
Department. A proponent of full disclosure about Bush-era abuses, she
withdrew after over a year of right-wing opposition.


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