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Obama's Embattled Veep Hunter to Quit

Johnson was skewered over favorable mortgage he received

(Newser) - A member of Barack Obama’s VP selection team who has drawn a firestorm of criticism this week is stepping down from his post, CNN reports. “Jim [Johnson] did not want to distract in any way from the very important task of gathering information about my vice presidential nominee,... More »

Obama VP Vetter Draws Heat for Iffy Salary, Mortgages

GOP hammering VP search head Johnson over Fannie Mae ties

(Newser) - The questionable past of the man leading Barack Obama's VP search was a gift to the GOP trying to rough up Obama's image as a squeaky-clean outsider, the Washington Post observes, but it also underscores the difficulty the Democrat faces in broadening his grass-roots campaign to the general-election stage. Obama... More »

Obama Names Caroline, 2 Others for VP Search

JFK daughter will have a role in picking his running mate

(Newser) - Barack Obama today named Caroline Kennedy and two Washington insiders to lead the search for his running mate, the AP reports. The others are former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson and Eric Holder, who was Bill Clinton’s No. 2 at the Justice Department. Kennedy and her uncle Ted endorsed... More »

Brown Singles in Winning For A's in 10th Inning

Orioles drops third straight despite ninth-inning comeback

(Newser) - Emil Brown singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 last night. With two outs, Daric Barton singled against Jim Johnson (0-1), and Frank Thomas followed with a walk to set up Brown's third hit of the game. Joey Devine... More »

Orioles Shut Down Yankees

Burres, Johnson combine for six-hit shutout

(Newser) - Brian Burres and Jim Johnson combined on a six-hitter and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 6-0 last night. Burres gave up five hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings for the Orioles, and Johnson allowed the Yankees just one hit the rest of... More »

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