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Clinton Confirmation Hearing

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week's confirmation hearing of Hillary Clinton was a promising sign that Team Obama will mean a return to prepared, knowledgeable, fact-based leadership. Maybe Justin Timberlake can do a remix for the Inauguration: Bringing CompetenceBack! The one glitch belonged to Timothy Geithner. Four words, Tim: H & R Block. Elsewhere, David Vitter's lone anti-Hillary vote appeared to be a desperate ploy to gain notoriety for something other than his history with hookers. And George Bush and Dick Cheney smirked and snarled their way through their final days, rewriting the history of Katrina (W), and expressing long-held aggravation that the New York Times won a Pulitzer for exposing the administration's warrantless wiretapping program (Dick). They clearly are devotees of the Erich Segal school of leadership: running the country into the ground means never having to say you're sorry.

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Ryan Grim

Clinton Sympathizes With Palestinians In Confirmation Hearing | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton sent a message to Israel Tuesday during her Secretary of State confirmation hearing testimony, telling the Foreign Relations Committee...

Hillary Clinton Hearing: Live Updates From Senate (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Hillary Clinton appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today for a hearing on her nomination as Secretary of State. Clinton fiel...

Ryan Grim

Clinton Confirmation Hearing: Deputies Will Manage State Department | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton sought to assuage senators on Monday about her ability to manage the sprawling State Department by saying that she won't actually be r...

Clinton Confirmation Hearing Talking Points: "Smart Power"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition talking points for Sen. Hillary Clinton's Tuesday confirmation hearing as secretary of state say she will stress "a renewal of Am...

Hillary Clinton Confirmation Hearing: Landmines Ahead

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Hillary Clinton Confirmation Hearing Set For Tuesday

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats will hold a hearing next Tuesday to take up the nomination of Hillary Clinton as President-elect Barack Obama's Secretary of State. J...