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January 28, 2009 7:47 PM

Obama ethics question: New WH lawyer's firm sought bailout

President Barack Obama on Wednesday named a politically connected top executive of a financial services company that's seeking federal bailout money to be his chief legal counsel on the economy, a move raising ethical concerns with watchdog organizations and casting a shadow on Obama's campaign theme of change.

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