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The team is economic team official and subject to confirmation. Heather Higginbottom only warranted a stub thus far in Wikipedia, but I included it in her linked name, because I expect they will get their act together. Included HERE is Obama’s Presidential Campaign Staff members list. You can see Higginbottom was always on the domestic team. Previously she worked for John Kerry. 

President-elect Barack Obama officially announced economic team members: Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury; Lawrence Summers, Director of the National Economic Council; Christina Romer, Director of the Council of Economic Advisors; Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council; and Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council.


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Take a trip to the store and stuff changes. The first AP article said, despite the title, that the suspension was Obama’s idea. However, the SFGate now is indicating that Obama wants to have the debate on Friday. See:

Obama rejects McCain’s call to delay debate

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

(09-24) 16:03 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) —

[The economic crisis and raw politics threatened to derail the first presidential debate as John McCain challenged Barack Obama to delay the Friday forum and join forces to help Washington fix the financial mess. Obama rebuffed his GOP rival, saying the next president needs to “deal with more than one thing at once.”…]


I really can’t tell from this whose idea it was but, see this:

McCain campiagn asks to suspend debate to focus on economy

12:34 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Associated Press

Republican John McCain said Wednesday he is directing his staff to work with Democrat Barack Obama’s campaign and the presidential debate commission to delay Friday’s debate because of the economic crisis.


I don’t know about you, but a one person debate sounds more like a speech to me. How will this drama play out? I just heard from PocPuma that even Rendell thinks it a good idea to take care of business! And really, can you get any more snarky, then over the “deal with more than one thing at once” comment? They are both senators first after all! Interesting maneuvering going on.

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