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  • n. Plural form of undersecretary.


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  • Corporations hire generals, retired members of Congress, and former undersecretaries of Defense to win that next big contract.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: The Hangover: Questions for a Post-Bin Laden America

  • This was the case in 1993 when Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen had a full mesnie of confirmed assistant and undersecretaries to deploy.

    Brad DeLong: Review: Ron Suskind's Confidence Men

  • The far more depressing story about the Senate is you probably dont have even 50 votes for a motion that would invoke the “nuclear option” over these below-the-fold sort of nominations to the FCC or various undersecretaries.

    Matthew Yglesias » Richard Shelby Shuts the Government Down

  • Under our basic concept of governance: (1) a president and vice president are elected; and (2) the departments of government are staffed by constitutional officers including secretaries, undersecretaries, assistant secretaries and others who are nominated by the president and confirmed for service by the consent of the Senate.

    The Constitution Doesn't Mention Czars

  • To date, the president has not nominated any assistant secretaries or undersecretaries at the Treasury, and the handful of mid-level staffers who have started work were still finding their offices and getting their building passes and Blackberries.

    Matthew Yglesias » Explaining Why the Geithner Plan Was So Vague

  • Finally, former undersecretaries, former regional directors, big population state governors, and presidents of large research universities and institutions seem to me to be very likely as a class to have developed competency interacting with legislative bodies (if not Congress itself) - whereas members of Congress who lack administrative experience over large bureacracies seem to me to be strongly ill-suited to start with the very large bureacracies of the federal government.

    Matthew Yglesias » Loopholes That Never Were

  • Not all have been of equal stature, and some terrorism specialists say al Qaeda has had multiple third-ranking leaders at the same time, much as U.S. agencies often have multiple undersecretaries.

    Al Qaeda Again Forced to Fill Risky No. 3 Post

  • She worked under Lawrence S. Eagleburger and Michael H. Armacost when they were undersecretaries for political affairs, the department's third-ranking job.

    Joyce Lasky Reed dies at 76; author championed Faberge legacy

  • "We had so many secretaries, undersecretaries without portfolios," Mr. Aquino said.

    Bureaucracy Is Faulted for Manila Standoff

  • This would likely be her last chance to make a calm assessment of the situation before a myriad of people and agencies got involved: secretaries, undersecretaries, directors, deputy directors, generals, admirals, and of course the president himself and the grab bag of political advisors who came with him.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2


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