The Return of Samantha Power

An eagle-eyed AP writer caught the fact that Samantha Power -- the highly acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning Harvard professor booted from the Obama campaign in March for calling Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, a "monster" in an interview with the Scotsman newspaper -- has re-emerged as a member of President-elect Obama's transition team.

Specifically, Power is listed as a member of PEBO's "agency review team" on national security.

The even more interesting wrinkle -- Power is focused on the State Department, which the aforementioned Ms. Clinton will likely soon helm.

Sources tell ABC News that Power has been on board from the very beginning of the State Department transition team, publicly or not.

A Democratic source says that Power reached out to Clinton after the election to apologize and it was "well received" by the New York senator.

Neither the Obama Transition Team nor Clinton's office is commenting.

- jpt

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