Obama names ambassador to Iraq

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Also Monday, Obama nominated Rose Gottemoeller to become under secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Gottemoeller has been acting under secretary since February 2012, after former Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) left the post after battling esophageal cancer to take on a part-time job as special envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense.

Finally, Obama nominated T. Charles Cooper, the vice president for congressional and public affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, to be assistant administrator for legislative and public affairs with the U.S. Agency for International Development.