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CNN 2009 political predictions

(CNN) — This past year was full of unexpected twists and turns on the campaign trail.

Barack Obama will take office with a big to-do list in front of him.

Barack Obama will take office with a big to-do list in front of him.

With a new president taking over and a host of problems awaiting him, there’s no telling what will happen in 2009.

CNN’s political analysts and contributors offered up some of their predictions for the upcoming year:

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Clinton’s nomination constitutional?

 

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Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution says the following:

“No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time.”

Translation: A lawmaker cannot fill a position if the salary for that position has been raised during that lawmaker’s term in office.

In January, President Bush signed an executive order increasing the salary for the secretary of state and other Cabinet positions by $4,700. Hillary Clinton has been in the Senate since January 2001.

Case closed, says the conservative advocacy group Judicial Watch.

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Bill Clinton says he’ll stay out of the way

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Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday he will have very little to do with Hillary Clinton’s decisions in her role as secretary of state in the Obama administration.

“I’ll just try to be a helpful sounding board to her, but I don’t think I’ll do any more than that,” Clinton told CNN during a trip to Hong Kong.

President-elect Barack Obama announced Monday that Hillary Clinton, the senator from New York, was his choice for secretary of state. Read full article »

Sarah Plain Votes Plus Answers Questions From Media

Plain casts her vote in AK and takes some questions from news reporters. November 4 2008 Election Day

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McClellan endorses Barack Obama

This just in: Scott McClellan, President Bush’s former press secretary, announced Thursday that he is endorsing Barack Obama for president.

McClellan is the second former Bush administration official this week to come out in support of the Democratic presidential candidate. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell announced his endorsement last weekend.

McClellan’s news, which he shared during a taping of comedian D.L. Hughley’s new show on CNN, doesn’t come as a huge surprise. McClellan, after all, drew ire from Republicans earlier this year when he published a tell-all book about his time in White House. The book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” was highly critical of Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq, which McClellan called “a serious strategic blunder.”

The former aide told Hughley he planned to vote for Obama because he is the candidate most likely to change Washington.

Giuliani rips Obama as ‘celebrity senator’

Giuliani rips Obama as 'celebrity senator'

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani attacked Barack Obama as a “celebrity senator” with “no leadership or major legislation to speak of.” Earlier, Mitt Romney hailed John McCain and blasted “liberal Washington.”

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ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) — Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani tonight continued the barrage on Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, calling him a “celebrity senator” with no leadership experience.

“He’s never had to lead people in crisis,” Giuliani told the Republican National Convention. “This is not a personal attack: it’s a statement of fact. Barack Obama has never led anything. Nothing. Nada.”

“The choice in this election comes down to substance over style. John McCain has been tested. Barack Obama has not. Tough times require strong leadership, and this is no time for on the job training.”

The Clinton Political Machine Changes Mode

WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her pioneering campaign for the presidency on Saturday and summoned supporters to use “our energy, our passion, our strength” to put Barack Obama in the White House.

“I endorse him and throw my full support behind him,” said the former first lady, delivering the strong affirmation that her one-time rival and other Democratic leaders hoped to hear after a bruising campaign.

Amid tears from her supporters, Clinton issued a call for unity that emphasized the cultural and political milestones that she and Obama, the first black to secure a presidential nomination, represent. Continue reading