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In addition, he noted that another Interior agency, the Fish and Wildlife Service, has "completely eliminated" such prior reviews of scientific work. Having public affairs flacks review scientific work smacked of political control.

A BOEMRE spokesman said that Ruch was being "reckless, irresponsible and misguided," Greenwire reported, and that the policy is not really new and is only intended to make announcements more coordinated and coherent, not to censor.

Well, as Ronald Reagan always said, "trust but verify."

Isn't that special?

Kris Balderston, now the State Department's deputy special representative for global partnerships, moves up to run the small office, which coordinates the department's links with the private sector. He worked in Bill Clinton's White House and then for Hillary Rodham Clinton for her entire eight years in the Senate before they both moved to Foggy Bottom.

Kris Balderston, now the State Department's deputy special representative for global partnerships, moves up to run the small office, which coordinates the department's links with the private sector. He worked in Bill Clinton's White House and then for Hillary Rodham Clinton for her entire eight years in the Senate before they both moved to Foggy Bottom.

Balderston replaces Elizabeth Bagley, a former Madeleine Albright aide and ambassador to Portugal. Bagley, apparently the first of the two dozen or so "special" people -- representatives, advisers or envoys -- to leave such a post, has been tapped to be Clinton's adviser for special initiatives, including the U.S. Center for Diplomacy.

Balderston replaces Elizabeth Bagley, a former Madeleine Albright aide and ambassador to Portugal. Bagley, apparently the first of the two dozen or so "special" people -- representatives, advisers or envoys -- to leave such a post, has been tapped to be Clinton's adviser for special initiatives, including the U.S. Center for Diplomacy.

News from Lugarland

Speaking of moves in the foreign policy world, Andy Fisher, former communications director and deputy chief of staff to vet­eran Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) -- and more recently on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff -- is leaving the Hill to be vice president of the Cohen Group, a multinational business consulting firm.

Speaking of moves in the foreign policy world, Andy Fisher, former communications director and deputy chief of staff to vet­eran Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) -- and more recently on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff -- is leaving the Hill to be vice president of the Cohen Group, a multinational business consulting firm.

Fisher, who began working for Lugar in 1983, also worked at the Agriculture Department and had been the owner, publisher and editor of the News & Farmer newspaper on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Mark Helmke, another longtime Lugar aide, replaces Fisher.

The 78-year-old Lugar, by the way, is putting his campaign together to run for a seventh Senate term in 2012. Emily Krueger, a former Lugar aide who left to get a master's degree in business administration, has been tapped to be his campaign manager in Indianapolis.

The 78-year-old Lugar, by the way, is putting his campaign together to run for a seventh Senate term in 2012. Emily Krueger, a former Lugar aide who left to get a master's degree in business administration, has been tapped to be his campaign manager in Indianapolis.

kamena@washpost.com

Staff writer Philip Rucker contributed to this column.


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