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Secretary of State

Should Hillary Accept? Not So Fast...

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Smith

It is a gracious offer and a great opportunity, one that most would accept. But in the end, it will likely be an evaluation of the future options created or destroyed that will lead Hillary to her decision.

Bill Clinton: "I'll Do Whatever They Want"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Observer reports: Bill Clinton said he'd do "whatever they want" with respect to the vetting process and information he'd have to discl...

Hillary Clinton, Neocon Savior?

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The neocons, deprived of a John McCain presidency, have latched onto a new potential female savior. No, it isn't Sarah Palin. It's Hillary Clinton.

What Makes For a Great Secretary of State?

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

Here's what you need to be a great Secretary of State: a massive ego. Would Hillary Clinton have the potential to be a great Secretary of State? Absolutely.

Is Hillary Nomination Offer A Red Herring?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You've got to ask yourself -- why is this the only story that has leaked in this fashion from the transition team?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Masterstroke, Mousetrap, Or Both?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Potential Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Is it a masterstroke by President-elect Obama? A mousetrap for the Clintons? Is it even happening at all?

Team of Rivals: JFK's Lessons for Commander-in-Chief Obama

Gordon Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Goldstein

The new commander-in-chief would be wise to examine JFK's first year: Appoint the strongest team possible, yet be prepared to reject your counselors' advice, even when vastly outnumbered.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Will She or Won't She?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

My initial reaction was that it was a brilliant and inspired move. I'm now wondering whether the Clintons' pride and their wish for more Clinton legacies allow her to say yes, if offered.

Sam Stein

Eagleburger: I Have "Very Little Respect" For Bill Richardson's Intelligence | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the waning days of the campaign, Lawrence Eagleburger memorably put his foot in his mouth by basically mocking Sarah Palin's capacity to serve as V...

WTF? Lieberman? Clinton? That's EXACTLY The Obama I Voted For

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Speaking for my tiny little chunk of the liberal blogosphere, I don't like Joe Lieberman. I was disgusted by Hillary's campaign. And I couldn't be happier with Obama's decisions.

Obama: Choose Bill Richardson, Lee Hamilton, Dick Lugar, Al Gore or Chuck Hagel -- but not Hillary Clinton -- as your Secretary of State

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Why get involved with the Clintons when there are much better choices to be considered? Shouldn't the new president-elect be forming his own team of Obama loyalists?

Do The Right Thing: Hillary for Secretary of State

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

What better message to send than to appoint as our secretary of state a woman who is already known throughout the world as a principled and gifted fighter for freedom and equality?

Richard Holbrooke: Obama's Secretary Of State?

HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Check back for updates! For more on President-elect Barack Obama's cabinet picks, check out HuffPost's Obama Cabinet Big News Page!*** While Hil...

Obama, Richardson and Building American Leadership in a Complex World

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

Of the Secretary of State choices, Governor Richardson brings both a depth of experience and a philosophical commitment to Barack Obama's leadership style.

Who Could Have Predicted Hillary As Secretary Of State? Me.

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

When the Secretary of State page went up on November 5th and the bets started to be laid down on Intrade, there was a large number, relatively, of initial bets placed on Hillary for Secretary of State.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? Yes!

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

As a former Hillary supporter I would be delighted to see Hillary Clinton as the next Secretary of State. And I know that thousands of women, not only those who voted for her, would agree.

Jason Linkins

The American Prospect, To ABC News: You Must Chill | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As you know, today is Friday, and Hillary Clinton's been to Chicago, and Barack Obama's transition team is in Chicago, and so everyone who's got an an...

View From Europe: Hillary Would Be Great As Madame Secretary

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Kettmann

choice of Hillary Clinton to be his Secretary of State would represent a great show of respect to our allies that he wants the best available person to handle the job of being his top diplomat.

Hillary Clinton: A 21st Century Choice for Secretary of State

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Obama will not choose her because she's a woman. He will choose her because she has shown visionary leadership on two of the critical international (and moral) questions of our age.

Obama's Team of Rivals

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

If Obama asks Hillary Clinton to be secretary of state, it would be a brilliantly audacious political move. Choosing Clinton would elate her fans, but would it be good for American foreign policy?

Why Obama Should Not Pick a Republican Secretary of Defense

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Republicans overall now are hideous in matters of defense and foreign policy. Encouraging their perceived supremacy in those topics is a very bad idea for the country.

Should the Next Secretary of State Understand the Urgency of Climate Change?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Hagel was out ahead of many of his Senate colleagues in acknowledging the existence of climate change, but he led the Senate fight against Kyoto.

John Kerry For Secretary Of State. Max Cleland For Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

War and Climate Change are the two great issues facing our country and our world. John Kerry is better than any considered to address them.

John Kerry: Secretary Of State?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Independent reported before the election that John Kerry is a leading candidate for Barack Obama's Secretary of State: Sen. John Kerr...

Fraud Check Would Crash Ohio Voter Database, Secretary of State Says

Cleveland Plain Dealer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Columbus- Ohio's voter database was poorly constructed and cannot handle a massive check for fraud among the state's 700,000 newly registered voters,...