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Hillary accepts Secretary of State post in Obama Administration

Hillary accepts Secretary of State post in Obama AdministrationWashington, Nov 22: New York Senator Hillary Clinton has accepted President-elect Barack Obama’s offer of the job of secretary of state.

Hillary is expected to accept the position of secretary of state in the Obama Administration. A formal announcement is planned for after Thanksgiving, FOX News reported.

Reports indicate that Clinton made her decision to accept quite recently, after persistent courting by Obama and his transition team.

Clinton to accept job of US secretary of state

Clinton to accept job of US secretary of state Washington  - Hillary Clinton has decided to accept the job of secretary of state in president-elect Barack Obama's administration, the New York Times reported Friday on its website.

Clinton has been rumoured for weeks to be the top candidate for the job and has been going through an extensive vetting process by the Obama transition team, along with her husband and former president Bill Clinton.

Clinton reportedly accepted the job after holding additional discussions with Obama about his foreign policy priorities and her role in the administration.

Hillary Clinton On Track

Hillary ClintonTransition aides reveal that U. S. President-elect Barack Obama is on track to appoint former rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State after Thanksgiving which is on 27th November.

Chances of Clinton accepting the job improved after her husband, former President Bill Clinton, agreed to allow an ethical review of future business and charitable activities, if Obama picks her for the role of Secretary of State in his administration, making her the country's top diplomat.

Obama's team and Bill Clinton have also worked out financial disclosure issues involving the former president.

Over 50 percent Americans favour Hillary as Secretary of State

Over 50 percent Americans favour Hillary as Secretary of StateNew York, Nov 21 : Over 50 percent of Americans favour Senator Hillary Clinton as President elect Barack Obama’s Secretary of State.

A new Gallup poll found 57 percent of Americans support President-elect Obama appointing Hillary secretary of state, while 30 percent oppose it, the Daily News reported.

Among Democrats, the potential nomination is even more popular, with nearly 8 in 10 hoping the former First Lady will become the nation’s top diplomat.

Obama “on track” to name Hillary as Secretary of State

Obama “on track” to name Hillary as Secretary of StateWashington, Nov 21 : It is almost certain that President elect Barack Obama will name Hillary Rodham Clinton as Unites States next Secretary of State, Democratic sources have said.

Obama is “on track” to name Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N. Y.) as his Secretary of State shortly after Thanksgiving, Politico quoted two senior Obama aides, as saying.

The officials said they expect her to accept the nomination.

Clinton will be Secretary Of State provided vetting process is smooth

Clinton will be Secretary Of State provided vetting process is smoothNew York, Nov. 20 : New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has reportedly confided to long time friends and advisors that she will consider taking up the post of Secretary of State in the Obama administration, provided the vetting process goes smoothly.

The CBS quoted sources as saying that a formal announcement of her selection could happen in the next week.

Obama transition officials say other candidates have been vetted for the job, but the New York senator has emerged as the leading contender.

Bill will be an asset to Hillary Clinton if she becomes Secretary of State

Bill Clinton, Hillary ClintonNew York, Nov. 19 : Several longtime associates of the Clintons said former president Bill Clinton would be an asset to his wife Hillary Clinton if she were appointed the next secretary of state.

In such a scenario, the Obama administration “would be able to use Bill Clinton as the ultimate special envoy inside the tent,” one longtime associate said.

Over the weekend, Bill Clinton enthusiastically endorsed the prospect of Hillary becoming secretary of state in the Obama administration.

Obama’s supporters not in favour of giving Clinton a Cabinet post

Obama’s supporters not in favour of giving Clinton a Cabinet postNew York, Nov. 19 : Supporters of US President-elect Barack Obama don’t seem to be too happy over the prospect of a Cabinet post being offered to former US First Lady and now New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

According to Politico, there''s a sense of ambivalence about giving a top political plum to a woman they spent 18 months hammering as the compromised standard-bearer of an era that deserves to be forgotten.

Hillary might reject Secretary of State offer

Hillary might reject Secretary of State offerNew York, Nov. 19 : New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton reportedly isn’t certain she would accept the post of US Secretary of State even if Barack Obama offers it to her.

Politico quoted several people close to the former First Lady, as saying that “She is still weighing this, independent of President Clinton''s work.”

Clinton, one person said, remains deeply “torn” between the possibility of serving in Obama’s cabinet and remaining in the Senate to “help pass health care and work on a broad range of domestic issues.”

Hillary Clinton may accept US Secretary of State job

Senator Hillary ClintonWashington, Nov. 18: Former Democratic presidential contender and New York’s junior Senator Hillary Clinton is reportedly planning to accept the job of US Secretary of State offered by Presidential-elect Barack Obama, the Guardian has learned.

Obama's advisers have begun looking into Bill Clinton''s foundation, which distributes millions of dollars to Africa to help with development, to ensure there is no conflict of interest. But Democrats believe the vetting will be straightforward.

Hillary Clinton would be a good choice as Secretary of State, says senior GOP leader

Hillary Clinton would be a good choice as Secretary of State, says senior GOP leaderWashington, Nov. 17: A senior Republican leader has said naming Hillary Rodham Clinton as the next U. S. Secretary of State would be a good choice.

"It seems to me she''s got the experience. She''s got the temperament for it. I think she would be well received around the world," Fox News quoted Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, the U. S. Senate''s second-ranking Republican, as saying on Sunday.

"So my own initial reaction is it would be a very good selection," he added.

Obama meets Hillary Clinton to discuss her role in Cabinet

President-elect Barack Obama and New York Senator Hillary ClintonAccording to Times staff writers, President-elect Barack Obama met New York Senator Hillary Clinton in his office in downtown Chicago, to discuss what role she might play in his administration. It is rumored that Obama may ask Clinton - his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination - to be his secretary of State.

Though neither Obama nor Clinton has spoken publicly about the meeting, unidentified aides have told media outlets like CNN that Obama has offered Clinton the aforesaid role.

Hillary keeping mum over Secretary of State position

Barack ObamaNew York, Nov 15 : Senator Hillary Clinton has dodged rumours about taking the Secretary of State position in President elect Barack Obama’s incoming team, and said that she is not going to speculate over the incoming Obama Admiistration.

“I’m not going to speculate or address anything about the president-elect’s incoming administration, and I’m going to respect his process,” Hillary said.

“And any inquiries should be directed to his transition team,” the New York Senator added.

Hillary assures Zardari of early approval of 15 billion dollar aid

Hillary assures Zardari of early approval of 15 billion dollar aidNew York, Nov 15 : Senator Hillary Clinton has assured President Asif Ali Zardari that she would work with the US Congress for early approval of a 15 billion dollar aid package for Pakistan.

Zardari told Hillary that his government was working hard for the country’s economic stability.

On Thursday, Zardari spoke to Senator John Kerry who also assured him of his support to help Pakistan recover from the current economic crisis, Dawn reported.

Clinton quiet about possible cabinet post

Clinton quiet about possible cabinet postWashington  - Former presidential candidate and New York Senator Hillary Clinton has refused to address speculation that president-elect Barack Obama will tap her to become his top diplomat.

"I'm not going to speculate about the president-elect's incoming administration," Clinton told a gathering in New York, adding that any questions should be directed to Obama's transition team.

Clinton quiet about possible cabinet post

Clinton quiet about possible cabinet post Washington - Former presidential candidate and New York Senator Hillary Clinton has refused to address speculation that president-elect Barack Obama will tap her to become his top diplomat.

"I'm not going to speculate about the president-elect's incoming administration," Clinton told a gathering in New York, adding that any questions should be directed to Obama's transition team.

Hillary Clinton would have won US presidential race by a bigger margin

Hillary Clinton congratulates ObamaNew York, Nov 14 : New York Senator Hillary Clinton, who lost to US President elect Barack Obama in Democrat primary race, would have won the White House by a bigger margin.

Barack Obama won big on Election Day, but Hillary Clinton would have won bigger, the Daily News reported.

Hillary Clinton is possible secretary of state candidate

Hillary Clinton is possible secretary of state candidate Washington  - Senator Hillary Clinton's name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for Secretary of State under the Barack Obama administration, US media reported late Thursday.

Two sources close to the Obama transition team told CNN that they are considering the former first lady and democratic presidential candidate for the influential position.

Is Hillary Clinton being considered for Secretary of State role?

Hillary ClintonLondon, Nov 14: New York Senator Hillary Clinton is being considered to serve as Secretary of State in the President elect Barack Obama’s Administration, according to reports.

Two unnamed advisers to Obama told NBC News that the former first lady was in the running for the job, Telegraph reported.

Clinton fought a bitter battle with Obama for the Democrat nomination, however the pair later put their differences aside to campaign together against the Republican candidate John McCain.

Hillary Clinton congratulates Obama

Hillary Clinton congratulates ObamaNew York, Nov 5: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, one time rival of Barack Obama, today congratulated her fellow Democrat on his election as the 44th President of the United States.

CNN quoted Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines as saying that the two spoke for a few minutes.

Clinton congratulated Obama on his victory, and offered her condolences on the loss of his grandmother.

Obama thanked the New York senator for all she did to help him win the election, and said he looks forward to speaking with both her and former President Bill Clinton soon.

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