Obama Selects Hillary Clinton For Secretary Of State

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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President-elect Barack Obama has chosen his
former chief rival for the Democratic nomination to be his
secretary of state.

At a news conference Monday in Chicago, Obama announced that
he's chosen Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to lead the State

He described her as a friend and colleague, as well as a source
of counsel and a tough opponent. He added that she's someone of
tremendous stature who can advance America's interest around the

In order to make it possible for his wife to take the job, party
officials say former President Bill Clinton agreed to disclose the
names of contributors to his foundation and step away from
day-to-day management of it. He'll also submit his speaking

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