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Week One and Counting

With the election of Barack Obama, Washington's favorite parlor game has gotten off to a rousing start, as rumors swirl about who the 44th president will appoint to carry out his agenda. Obama's first order of business was to name Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D.-Ill.) as his chief of staff. Incoming presidents have 11 weeks between the time they are elected and Inauguration Day to pick their Cabinet and key White House personnel. Here is a look at how transition periods have played out over the past six administrations:

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