Obama nominations: Will they silence diversity critics?

NOW president Terry O’Neill was interviewed by Aamer Madhani for USA Today: “Terry O’Neill, president of NOW, said in an interview on Monday that Obama deserves credit for appointing more women and minorities to top posts than his predecessors. But O’Neill said at the same time she remains concerned that Obama’s inner circle remains overwhelmingly male. ‘The advisers who have access to his office — that walk into his office and talk policy on daily basis — half of those have to be women,” O’Neill said. “That is an ongoing concern that I have.'”