The White House announced on Wednesday that rumours of US vice president Joe Biden and secreatry of state Hilary Clinton swapping jobs in the run-up to the 2012 presidential elections were false. Journalist Bob Woodward, who rose to fame for his part in investigating the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, and has recently written a book about US president Barack Obama, had indicated to CNN that the job-swap idea was being mooted. Woodward has attracted criticism for his speculation, most notably a very funny piece by The Atlantic's Mark Ambinder. Read more: Reuters, The Atlantic
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