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Obama agenda: Geithner's surge

Politico looks at how the tide has turned for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. "Although Obama never lost confidence in one of his earliest Cabinet picks, a turning point for Geithner came during a seven-hour marathon meeting at the White House on March 15. The president's top aides could see that he had thought through all the options and had thoughtful, authoritative answers to all their questions. The scathing Feb. 10 reviews were partly a result of an exhausted, overextended staff. But Geithner has had to work through a presidency's worth of problems in just a few months." 
The Hill takes a look at the possibility of Obama making "recess appointments," which would allow "him to install a nominee who would otherwise need Senate confirmation."