Obama to Nominate Perez for Labor

    Image #: 17852314    Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice Thomas Perez speaks during a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona May 10, 2012. The Department of Justice announced their lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department, alleging racial profiling against Latinos in the Maricopa County community. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)       REUTERS /JOSHUA LOTT /LANDOV

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    Another day, another Obama nominee for Republicans to attack. President Obama will nominate Thomas Perez, a Justice Department official, to take over at the helm of the Labor Department, White House officials said on Sunday. He will replace Hilda Solis, who stepped down in January. Perez currently heads the DOJ’s civil rights division, and is the first Hispanic-American chosen for Obama’s second-term cabinet. But he’s not a shoo-in to be approved—congressional Republicans are expected to question him over Labor Department policies, which the GOP has called unfair to small businesses.

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