Clinton On Track To Become Secretary of State

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WASHINGTON – An aide to Barack Obama's transition team says the president-elect is on track to nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state after Thanksgiving.

One week after the former primary rivals met secretly to discuss the idea of Clinton becoming the nation's top diplomat, the two sides were moving quickly toward making it a reality barring any unforeseen problems.

The transition aide said they have worked out financial disclosure issues that involved her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and the complicated international funding of his foundation that operates in 27 nations. The aide said the two have had substantive conversations about the post.

As for the incoming administration's national security team, the aide said, possible appointments are being worked out and no formal announcements will be made before Thanksgiving.