Obama 'On Track' to Name Clinton to State

Aides say he plans to do so just after Thanksgiving
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2008 11:52 PM CST
Financial disclosure issues relating to the Clinton oundation have been cleared up as Barack Obama moves closer to nominating Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state, aides say.   (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan )
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(Newser) – Barack Obama remains "on track" to name Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state and plans to do so shortly after Thanksgiving, senior aides to the president-elect tell Politico. They said Clinton is expected to accept the offer and added that disclosure issues related to the complicated funding of Bill Clinton's foundation have been ironed out, the AP notes.

Obama has been having weighty talks with his former opponent about the nomination, the aides said, and Clinton is believed to be ready to give up her Senate seat of eight years to take the job. A Clinton spokesman continued to defer all questions to the Obama transition team.