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Obama Picks Attorney General

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President-Elect Barack Obama Offered and Eric H. Holder Jr. has accepted. If he passes further investigation, Holder will be the "the first African-American to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official," the New York Times said earlier today when correctly speculating this afternoon's job offer. "Holder, who was No. 2 in the Justice Department under President Bill Clinton, is a partner at Covington & Burling in Washington, and was co-director of Obama's vice presidential selection team," says MarketWatch. "Holder has been a prosecutor, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, and a D.C. Superior Court judge..