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Obama Announces National Security Team

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, Hillary, Video

Just in case you didn’t catch it earlier… And the team speaks… I like all the picks, including Jones and Gates. Obama has to make sure the military understand that he’s a friend, and those two picks will do much to send that message. The only problem? I think Obama will run into some controversy […]

December 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Hillary Appointment Brings Obama Back To The Future

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Debates, Hillary, History, Video

I posted about this around the time we heard whispers about Hillary becoming Secretary of State, but I can’t help but post it again… Is it me, or was this one of those moments during the campaign where the mood and momentum started to shift in Obama’s favor? Because right after this Obama won Iowa […]

December 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Obama FINALLY Makes it Official: Clinton to be Sec. of State

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Hillary, Obama Appointments

After all the lead up, Barack Obama has officially announced Hillary Clinton as his choice to be Secretary of State. Said Obama of Clinton: She possesses an extraordinary intelligence and toughness, and a remarkable work ethic. … She is an American of tremendous stature who will have my complete confidence, who knows many of the […]

December 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Bill Clinton Reveals Donor List

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Billary, Hillary

This was the last thing that needed to happen, and Bill agreed to it last night. But it looks as if the Obama administration will really try to keep the ex-President in check because there were more conditions. A lot more. From NY Times: CHICAGO — Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to disclose publicly […]

November 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama Announces National Security Team On Monday

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, Good Decisions, Hillary, The War On Terrorism

10:40 a.m. ET to be exact. We all know the names by now. Gen. Jim Jones for National Security Adviser. Robert Gates for Defense Secretary. And Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State. CNN has the other names… Also, two sources close to the transition said Obama will nominate Susan Rice as United Nations ambassador, Arizona […]

November 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Does The Constitution Bar Hillary Clinton From Becoming Secretary of State ?

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Constitution, General Politics, Hillary, Law

It hasn’t reached the mainstream media yet, but in the days since Hillary Clinton’s nomination to be Barack Obama’s Secretary of State became official, there’s been some discussion of a little-known provision in the Constitution that could bar Hillary Clinton from serving at Foggy Bottom: [S]pecifically, Article One, Section Six, also known as the emoluments […]

November 24th, 2008 | Permalink| 50 Comments »

Hillary Will Accept Secretary Of State Nomination

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Billary, Foreign Policy, Hillary, The World

It’s supposedly a done deal, so now the press can stop chattering about the Clintons being duplicitous and just accept the fact that Obama is genuinely forming a team of rivals. From NY Times: Mrs. Clinton came to her decision after additional discussion with President-elect Barack Obama about the nature of her role and his […]

November 21st, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

The Pros And Cons Of Hillary As SoS

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, Hillary, Video

Some on the following Hardball panel think it’s “crazy” and say she’s looking to 2012. But what exactly will she be doing in 2012? Not running for President? In any event… I think Hillary should take this spot for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is this seems to be a good […]

November 19th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Bill Clinton May Make Concessions to Help Hillary Get State Job

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Billary, Foreign Policy, Hillary, Obama Appointments

The will-she-or-won’t-she questions surrounding Hillary Clinton and the State Department took yet another turn this morning. Seems like Bill Clinton is willing to make some concessions to help his wife land the job: Clinton has agreed to release the names of several major donors to his charitable foundation and will submit future foundation activities and […]

November 19th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Hillary Clinton May Turn Down State Offer

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, Hillary, Obama Appointments

The air-tight campaign of Barack Obama has turned into the leak-a-minute transition of president-Elect Obama. Floating names is obviously important but, if things don’t work out, it can make Obama’s team look sloppy. Is that what’s about to happen with the whole Hillary Clinton at State scenario? Apparently, she may not be interested. Hillary Rodham […]

November 18th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »