Obama’s Cabinet not as diverse this time

By Elspeth Reeve

January 8, 2013

There are several key differences between President Obama's cabinet picks in 2009 and in 2013. This term there are more longtime Obama allies. This term he's showing more "confidence in his choices," picking fights with Republicans. And this term he's picking a lot of white males.

Admittedly, the person who appeared to be Obama's first pick to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was a black woman, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. But since Rice withdrew her name from consideration after a prolonged controversy over what she said on Sunday shows about the attacks in Benghazi, Obama's cabinet picks have been mostly white guys. So far we have:

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By Elspeth Reeve

January 8, 2013

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