White House waiver clears way for Pentagon nominee

01/26/2009 | Forbes · Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

The White House has issued a waiver exempting President Barack Obama's nominee for deputy defense secretary from new, stricter rules that prohibit lobbyists from working on matters for which they've lobbied the government in the past two years. Raytheon executive William Lynn, whose appointment was requested by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, agreed to sell his company stock and will be held to pre-existing ethics rules.

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