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Clinton Rumored On Short List for Secretary of State

Clinton under consideration with fellow senators Kerry, Hagel, Gov. Richardson

(Newser) - The Washington rumor mill has spit out an interesting item: Barack Obama may be considering erstwhile archrival Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State, the Post reports. Obama is not pleased with names floated for the position, including Sens. John Kerry and Chuck Hagel and Gov. Bill Richardson. Clinton might salve... More »

Va. Gov. Kaine Rises to Top of Obama VP Pool

Says talks are 'very serious'; Biden, Bayh, Sebelius in contention

(Newser) - Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine is in “very serious” talks about a spot on the Democratic ticket, sources tell the Washington Post. The 50-year-old has joined Sens. Evan Bayh, Joe Biden and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Barack Obama’s shortlist, bringing outsider credentials though no experience in foreign affairs,... More »

VP Hopefuls Shift Positions, Hairdos

Opinions change on abortion, gays, stylists

(Newser) - Recipients of the VP vetting process are shifting their positions (and their stylists), Politico reports. Here are some examples:
  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has ditched a less-than-leaderly mullet, opting instead for a short hairstyle.
  • Florida's Charlie Crist has spun 180 degrees into the offshore drilling camp, matching John McCain’s
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'The Time Has Come' for Sam Nunn as VP

The perennial could-be is perfect for Obama

(Newser) - The timing is finally right for Sam Nunn to be installed on a Democratic presidential ticket, Michael Crowley asserts in the New Republic . The former senator from Georgia—bandied about as a potential VP in  ’88, ’92, 2000 and 2004—is “tailor-made for the veepstakes,” Crowley... More »

Obama's VP Search Fields a General

James Jones, retired NATO honcho, surfaces in Hill talks

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s VP selection team had a busy couple of days on Capitol Hill, talking up possible running mates with legislators. A new name in the mix is that of retired Gen. James Jones, MSNBC reports. Joe Biden and Ohio governor Ted Strickland also came under scrutiny; Bill Richardson,... More »

Reich, Nunn, Boren Endorse Obama

Bill Clinton's former labor chief blasts Hillary's ads

(Newser) - Barack Obama today picked up endorsements from three Democratic Party bigwigs: Robert Reich, a longtime Clinton friend and ex-Labor Secretary, and two ex-senators with foreign policy clout—Sam Nunn of Georgia and David Boren of Oklahoma. Reich said he decided to endorse because he was "appalled" by Hillary Clinton's... More »

Critics Call on Bloomberg to Run or Pipe Down

NY mayor's doing everything short of launching a presidential campaign

(Newser) - Mike Bloomberg is under increasing pressure to decide whether he's going to enter the presidential race or stay above the fray. New York's billionaire mayor has criticized the field of candidates, talked with potential running mates, and studied intricate polls—and is now beginning to test the public's patience, reports... More »

Obama Surge Could Pull Plug on Bid by Bloomberg

Both men after independent voters

(Newser) - The ongoing popularity surge by Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama may short-circuit potential plans by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to enter the race as an independent, reports the New York Times. “Obama is trying to reach out to independent voters, and that clearly would be the constituency that... More »

Moderates May Field Indie Candidate

Bloomberg to attend bipartisan meeting

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg may run in 2008 after all, if a bipartisan group of politicos fail to see progress from the major parties, the Washington Post reports. Bloomberg and a gaggle of figures, including former senators and governors, will meet next week in Oklahoma. They plan to demand that major presidential... More »

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