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Would She Rather Stay in the Senate?

Obama team says State is a done deal; Times has her waffling

(Newser) - The Clinton agonizing continues, the New York Times reports, as friends said yesterday she was "back in the indecisive column," and Senate Democrats said  they'd offer her a substantial leadership role if she doesn't end up as Barack Obama's secretary of state. Obama's team put the word out...

Why Obama Might Have a Jones Jones
Why Obama Might Have
a Jones Jones

Why Obama Might Have a Jones Jones

Ex-general stood up to Rumsfeld—but he's also a McCain pal

(Newser) - Analysts were surprised to see the name of retired general James Jones on Barack Obama's vice-presidential shortlist yesterday, but Noam Scheiber, in the New Republic thinks he knows what the former NATO commander was doing there. Per Bob Woodward’s most recent book, Scheiber notes Jones was so put off...

Obama's VP Search Fields a General
Obama's VP Search Fields
a General

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,...

Jones Bombs Six Threes in Portland Victory

Trailblazers trounce Grizzlies 113-91

(Newser) - James Jones hit six 3-pointers and had 20 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 113-91 victory Tuesday over the Memphis Grizzlies and a shot at a winning record. Brandon Roy had 16 points and 11 assists for Portland (41-40), back over .500 with one game left...

Harvard Hoops Recruiting Questioned

Some say school has lowered its standards, skirted NCAA rules

(Newser) - Harvard may have done some un-Ivy League like things to upgrade its basketball program, reports the New York Times. Harvard, which hasn't played in the NCAA Tournament since 1946, is coming under fire for its recruiting tactics. “We don’t know how all this is going to come out,...

Blazers Buy Out Francis
Blazers Buy
Out Francis

Blazers Buy Out Francis

Portland gives the faltering guard free agency for $30 million

(Newser) - The Trail Blazers bought out Steve Francis's contract yesterday, handing the guard roughly $30 million of the $33.6 million due for his remaining two years. Portland acquired the 30-year-old former All-Star in a deal with the Knicks, who dished out Francis and Channing Frye for Zach Randolph, Dan Dickau,...

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