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Jeh Johnson said to be Obama's choice to lead Homeland Security
Jeh Johnson said to be Obama's choice to lead Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — Jeh Johnson, a former Pentagon general counsel who established the legal frameworks for lethal drone strikes and for allowing gays to serve openly in the military, will be nominated by President Obama to be the next secretary of Homeland Security, according to administration officials. Johnson, 56, was an early supporter of Barack Obama's presidential ambitions and an advisor to his campaign. He contributed more than $33,000 in 2008 to Obama's fundraising committees. Johnson, who is African American, would join two other black members of the president's Cabinet, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. But Holder is not...

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