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Ex-White House counsel Ruemmler off the list for attorney general
Ex-White House counsel Ruemmler off the list for attorney general

Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told the White House to take her off the list of potential nominees for attorney general, eliminating a leading, but likely politically divisive, contender for the post. President Obama had asked her to consider replacing Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., but Ruemmler, now working in private practice, chose to remove herself from consideration this week, a White House official said. She was considered among the top three candidates to replace Holder, who announced a month ago that he plans to leave the job once a successor is confirmed by the Senate. Ruemmler’s nomination probably would have sparked significant Republican opposition...

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