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Clinton’s DC Pals Weave Strong Web

As Hillary Clinton begins her presidential campaign, she has a strong Washington network from which to draw. Many top officials from her husband’s administration now are in control of major institutions. Here’s a rundown of some of the links in the “Clinton web.”

Strobe Talbott, the former deputy secretary of State, is head of the Brookings Institution.

John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff, is head of the Center for American Progress.

Harold Ickes, a former deputy chief of staff, is one of the key forces behind the Data Warehouse, one of the left’s major technology projects.

Representative Rahm Emanuel, a former White House adviser and the architect of the Democratic 2006 takeover of the House, is now the fourth-ranking Democrat in Congress.

Bob Boorstin, a former Clinton national-security speechwriter, is head of corporate and policy communications for Google in Washington.

Simon Rosenberg, a veteran of Clinton’s 1992 “war room,” is founder and president of the New Democratic Network PAC.

Dan Glickman, the former Agriculture secretary, is head of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Robert Rubin, the former Treasury secretary, is chair of the executive committee at Citigroup.

Marian Wright Edelman, a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton’s, is head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Joe Lockhart, a former White House press secretary, and Carter Eskew, Al Gore’s chief strategist in 2000, are founding partners at the Glover Park Group strategy firm.

Mike McCurry, a former spokesperson, is with the Public Strategies Group.

Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of State, is chair of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and a cofounder of the Albright Group.

Former Defense secretary William Cohen is head of the Cohen Group consultancy.

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