Kaine, Hart Seen As Justice, Homeland Security Picks By Obama


The favorite Washington, D.C., parlor game starting tomorrow will be guessing who will serve in top positions under the new president. Politico.com weighed in on potential Barack Obama choices. Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine leads the list of possible nominees for Attorney General, says the publication. It lists as other potential candidates Eric Holder, who was Deputy Attorney General under President Bill Clinton and is now with Washington, D.C. law firm Covington & Burling, and led Obama's vice presidential search; Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; and Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. Supreme Court nominee possibilities include Washington, D.C., lawyer Robert Barnett; legal scholar Cass Sunstein; Deval Patrick again; 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York; and Elena Kagan, dean of Harvard Law School.

For Homeland Security secretary, Politico.com sees Former Sen. Gary Hart (D-Co.), Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, former Rep. Tim Roemer (D-In.), a member of the 9/11 Commission; Rep. Jane Harman (D-Ca.), and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me).

Link: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/15142_Page3.html

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