Obama makes nominations for FCC and FHFA
May 1st, 2013
02:38 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama makes nominations for FCC and FHFA

(CNN) - President Obama made two top nominations on Wednesday: Tom Wheeler, a top fund-raiser for the president's re-election campaign and a telecommunications policy expert, to head the Federal Communications Commission, and U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, D-North Carolina, to direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. much thunder..little rain

    raise money for obama ..then get job no matter if qualified...same m.o. time and time again

    May 1, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Oh joy...more GOP/Teatroll filibusters incoming....

    May 1, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    much thunder..little rain

    raise money for obama ..then get job no matter if qualified...same m.o. time and time again
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    By conservative standards, Tom Wheeler is a job creator.
    Romney creates box stores. Wheeler creates telecommunications companies.

    May 1, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "raise money for obama ..then get job no matter if qualified"

    What don't you understand about 30+ years of telecommunications business and policy expertise, starting telecom companies, leading them, etc.? Do you require at least 40 years for someone to be "qualified", Captain Derp?

    May 1, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  5. lottie

    No matter how qualified these people are the repo trolls will find some thing to to hold up nominations. That is once they are done with their vacations.

    May 1, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. Homer Simpson

    repub blogs, shoot mouth off first, then let someone else set the record straight

    May 1, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |