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Obama names Clinton, Gates, Jones

It’s official, as advertised: President-elect Barack Obama formally unveiled his national-security team at a news conference in Chicago today, introducing Sen. Hillary Clinton as the next secretary of state. Also as expected, Robert Gates will stay on as defense secretary.

Obama “said he would nominate Susan Rice as ambassador to the United Nations, retired Marine Gen. James Jones as his national security adviser, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as homeland security director and Eric Holder as attorney general,” the Chicago Tribune reported.

Read more about Obama’s news conference here.

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