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Obama names Orszag as budget chief

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CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Peter
Orszag (OHR'-sag) as his director of the Office of Management and
Budget.
      Orszag is currently the head of the Congressional Budget Office.
If he's confirmed by the Senate, he'll head the White House office
through which federal agency budget requests must flow.
      The announcement comes as Obama spells out his budget-trimming
plans, even as his team puts together an economic recovery package
that could cost hundreds of billions of dollars.
      Obama told a Chicago news conference that budget reform isn't
simply an option, it's a necessity.
     
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