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Obama Picks San Antonio Mayor for Housing Secretary

Julian Castro called possible future VP nominee

(Newser) - President Obama has chosen San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as the next housing secretary, Democratic insiders tell the New York Times . Castro, who has been mayor since 2009, was the 2012 Democratic National Convention's keynote speaker, and he has been named as a possible future VP candidate, the Times... More »

'We Ran Into a President With Some Serious Game': Rep.

Obama in great shape at White House hoops

(Newser) - President Barack Obama and a few members of his cabinet played basketball tonight at the White House with a handful of House members, two of them Republicans. "We ran into a president with some serious game," said Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. Obama had "a sweet crossover move"... More »

NYC Housing Chief Named to Obama Cabinet

HUD secretary nominee served in Clinton administration

(Newser) - President-elect Obama has chosen New York City housing commissioner Shaun Donovan as the next secretary of housing, the New York Times reports. Donovan, an expert on affordable housing, held senior posts in the Clinton Department of Housing and Urban Development before taking the New York job, for which he runs... More »

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