Politics

Hillary Clinton could be next US Secretary of State

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is among the candidates that US president-elect Barack Obama is considering for secretary of state, according  to two Democratic officials in close contact with the Obama transition team.

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Obama talks to PM, says Indo-US ties ‘very important’

US President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday telephoned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said the US-India strategic relationship is a  “very important partnership” and the administration wants to work together with India on all important global issues.

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Obama a family man, says Bush

Maintaining that he and the president-elect had a good conversation in the White House, President George W Bush has said Barack Obama  was very interested in knowing where his two little daughters would be sleeping in the executive mansion.

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Obama may reverse Bush policies on stem cells, drilling, abortion

President-elect Barack Obama could reverse some of President Bush’s most controversial executive orders, including restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, shortly after taking office in January.
 Two other executive orders from Bush — one dealing with a so-called “gag” order on international aid organizations regarding abortion, the other with oil and gas drilling on federal lands — also are receiving increased scrutiny.

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