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  • adj. Of the highest rank


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  • That said, the potential appointment of someone who was sour on the major elements of the president's domestic legislation to the top-ranking presidential position creates some uncomfortable optics.

    William Daley, Rumored Chief Of Staff Nominee, Opposed Consumer Protection Agency

  • Mr. Hwang, the top-ranking defector, may have suffered a heart attack, some local media reported.

    Top North Korean Defector Has Died

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss, of Georgia, the top-ranking Republican on the Senate's agriculture committee, says he expects some Republicans and Democrats to target farm subsidies for cuts.

    New Congress makes compromise crucial for Obama

  • Along with this group were the top-ranking officers from Singapore and the Dutch East Indies - Lieut. Generals Percival and Heath from

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's

  • To run a food channel, Mr. Silverman recently hired a former top-ranking Food Network and Cooking Channel producer, Bruce Seidel.

    Web TV's New Lineup

  • At the GOP press conference, Sen. Orrin Hatch R., Utah, the top-ranking Republican on the Senate panel, said that the steps that had led to TAA being linked to the trade deals "has been so noxious that we cannot in good faith attend…and pretend as though everything is fine and dandy."

    GOP Snub Scuttles Trade-Deal Hearing

  • A reader writes to question this column's depiction of the secret attempt by Bronx Captain Brandon del Pozo to explore a settlement with whistleblower cop Schoolcraft by offering him a cushy job and the ability to testify against two top-ranking police officials after police dragged him from his apartment to Jamaica Hospital's psychiatric ward, where he was held for six days.

    Len Levitt: Police Crime Reporting Scandal: Now the 66th Precinct?

  • Also testifying to the Senate panel on Tuesday were two top-ranking Mf Global executives - Chief Operating Officer Bradley Abelow and Chief Financial Officer Henri Steenkamp - who said they, too, lacked answers about the money.

    Jon Corzine Said To Have Known About Misuse Of MF Global Customer Funds

  • Two other top-ranking Penn State officials, athletic director Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, the school's vice president for business and finance, have been charged with perjury and failing to report the alleged abuse to authorities.

    Not the Time for a Long Goodbye

  • Leading lawmakers from both parties making the rounds of Sunday political talk shows said a deal is close on a reform bill, but top-ranking Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was among those saying he didn't expect debate to proceed on Monday.

    Dems say go, GOP says not yet to finance reform debate


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