President Obama evidently is not planning to replace his VP on the Democratic presidential ticket in 2012. In an interview with National Journal--to be published in full when NJ relaunches itself next week--Obama tells Ron Fournier and Ronald Brownstein that the rumor started by Bob Woodward is plain inaccurate:

Obama bluntly dismissed suggestions, first raised by author Bob Woodward, that he might replace Biden with Clinton for the 2012 race.

"Completely unfounded. Completely unfounded," Obama said, repeating the phrase a third time for emphasis. "They are both doing outstanding jobs where they are."

See the full story at National Journal.

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