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Obama to name Vilsack, Salazar today

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to name former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary at a news conference this morning in Chicago, along with Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar as interior secretary.

“If confirmed by the Senate, Vilsack, 58, would be the first Iowan to lead the Agriculture Department since Henry Wallace during the Depression era,” Reuters reports.

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