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#922466 --- 11/21/08 08:11 AM Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State
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Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State
Officials say announcement would come after Thanksgiving holiday


WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Clinton will be nominated for secretary of state sometime after Thanksgiving, barring unforeseen issues, transition sources and Democratic officials said.

The Obama team and the Clintons have worked out potential problems including complex financial disclosure issues for former President Bill Clinton and his international foundation that operates in 27 countries, the officials told NBC News.

Senator Clinton is understood to be prepared to accept an offer and has had substantive conversations with President-elect Obama about issues, roles, and responsibilities, they said.


One week after the former primary rivals met to discuss the idea of Clinton becoming the nation's top diplomat, the two sides were moving quickly toward making it a reality.

Clinton has been mulling the post for several days, but a transition aide's comments suggested that Obama's team does not feel she is inclined to turn it down.

Some Democrats and government insiders have questioned whether Clinton is too independent and politically ambitious to be an effective secretary of state. But Obama is said to admire her talents and experience, as do many other Democrats.

Clinton would have to surrender her New York Senate seat, which she has held for eight years, to take the job.

Other appointments
Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines would not comment Thursday night, except to say that anything about Cabinet appointments is for Obama's transition team to address.

The president-elect also is likely to choose Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to be secretary of homeland security, top Obama advisers and several Democrats said Thursday as the shape of Obama's Cabinet begins to emerge.

The Obama advisers cautioned that no final decision has been made on putting Napolitano in charge of the Homeland Security Department, the massive agency created by Congress after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But the advisers said she was easily the top contender.

Thus far, Obama has informally selected Washington lawyer Eric Holder as attorney general and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle as health secretary. The plans could be sidetracked by unexpected glitches in the final vetting process, officials note.
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#922476 --- 11/21/08 08:29 AM Re: Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State [Re: Senecamom]
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Originally Posted By: senecamom
Sen. Hillary Clinton will be nominated for secretary of state . . . former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle as health secretary.



Clinton and Daschle!!!

Good for to see Mr. Obama keep promise for 'CHANGE'!!!

Hard to keep up with so many new name in washington!!!
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#922766 --- 11/21/08 07:30 PM Re: Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State [Re: Al Kida]
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Originally Posted By: Al Kida
Originally Posted By: senecamom
Sen. Hillary Clinton will be nominated for secretary of state . . . former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle as health secretary.



Clinton and Daschle!!!

Good for to see Mr. Obama keep promise for 'CHANGE'!!!

Hard to keep up with so many new name in washington!!!


lol, change you can believe in!!!!

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#922811 --- 11/21/08 08:53 PM Re: Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State [Re: Brad ONeill]
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Yeah the Clinton years were so hard to swallow...

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#922825 --- 11/21/08 09:34 PM Re: Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State [Re: Rascal]
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Spit it out and keep moving on.
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#922836 --- 11/21/08 10:41 PM Re: Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State [Re: Rascal]
Brad ONeill Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rascal
Yeah the Clinton years were so hard to swallow...


It wasnt hard to swallow when you ignore the things that happened during that time. WTC bombing, foriegn interest bombings, USS Cole bombing, Somalia, Bosnia, Lewinski...ect.

This wasnt supposed to be the clinton era, Obama ran on change yet is stacking the place with old clinton hacks.

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#923067 --- 11/22/08 12:49 PM Re: Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State [Re: Rascal]
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Originally Posted By: Rascal
Yeah the Clinton years were so hard to swallow...


Must have been ;\)

Isn't that what got Bill in trouble in the 1st place because the DNA wound up on her blue dress
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#923102 --- 11/22/08 01:51 PM Re: Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State [Re: Ranger]
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Hillary Secretary of State. ICK. Just when you think it couldn't get worse IT DOES. Change? Ha.
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#923317 --- 11/22/08 07:54 PM Re: Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State [Re: Ranger]
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May as well drag it out now Ranger.
I hear it will soon be on exhibit at the Smithsonian .

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#923363 --- 11/23/08 04:04 AM Re: Obama set to nominate Sen. Clinton for State [Re: tomwaits]
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Hopefully Hillary does get the position, atleast it gets her out of NY. Then maybe we can get someone in her seat that just might actually do something for us besides run for a federal government job. There was a wasted Senate election and run for close to 2 years so she could campaign for President. In all that time she didn't do anything for NY except collect a paycheck.
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