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Decision Makers 2013

White Males Are a Minority Among Top Obama Administration Officials

In a survey, just 48 percent were white males.

Why The Confirmation Process Is Completely Broken

The one-year gap between confirmed Commerce secretaries is the longest in the department's 100-year history.

How Well Do You Know Your Administration?

Which homeschooled White House official was known as "Goat Boy"? And other questions from National Journal staff.

10 Hollywood Bureaucrats We Wish Were Real

Are big-screen bureaucrats anything like their real-life government counterparts? Short answer: No. Long answer: They're infinitely better. 

More Top Obama Officials Have Graduate Degrees From Oxford Than Any Public University in the United States

Is the Obama Administration elitest?

Obama's Top Officials Are Getting Grayer

Twenty five percent of the president's top officials are at least 60 years old.

Is the Military Underrepresented Among Top Administration Officials?

In the first term, 12 percent of top officials surveyed by National Journal had military experience. Now, that figure is 9 percent.

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