The Obama administration today released the list of salaries of White House employees. Find it here. $172,200 is the most any employee not named Obama can make.
It also shows the kinds of jobs available in the White House. There’s a senior writer for proclamations who makes $50,000, a $62,500 deputy director of video, a $78,000 director of African American media, $153,000 director of online resources, a $75,000 director of surrogate booking, and a gaggle of $36,000 correspondence analysts, who we presume are the people who read the mail.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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