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Clinton calls State job her 'last public position'

MANAMA, Bahrain --Secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly shut the door on another bid for elected office Friday, saying her current job is "my last public position." Clinton, the wife of former president Bill Clinton and a strong challenger to Barack Obama for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, regularly says she is not interested in a second run for president again. but her remarks also appeared designed to dampen ongoing speculation that she could replace Joe Biden as vice president.

By Glenn Kessler  | December 3, 2010; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Obama nominates Vickers for DOD intelligence post

President Obama has nominated Michael G. Vickers, a Pentagon official with a long resume in special warfare and spycraft, to be the Defense Department's top intelligence officer. If confirmed by the Senate, Vickers would succeed James R. Clapper Jr. as...

By Craig Whitlock  | October 1, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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