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Obama Renews Pledge of Diversity

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CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama says he still plans
to lead an administration that's diverse not just ethnically, but
also politically.

He was asked at a Chicago news conference about his pledge to
include Republicans among his Cabinet appointments.

Obama said there are still more appointments to make - and that
in the end, he believes people will feel he's followed through on
his commitment to a diverse administration. He says that will
include diversity in the life experience of the people he appoints.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is the only known Republican in
Obama's Cabinet, though there are members of his foreign policy
team who have not publicly declared their party affiliation.
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