Solicitor General Ted Olson and Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Lorne Craner both announced last week that they would be leaving office. But White House sources say that the administration, worried about unproductive confirmation fights on the Senate floor, is not about to appoint permanent replacements for them before the November election. Craner is returning to his former post as president of the International Republican Institute. Olson is going back to private law practice.
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