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President Barack Obama says he is ‘confident’ Gov. Corzine can win re-election

by Josh Margolin/Statehouse Bureau
Wednesday June 24, 2009

WASHINGTON — President Obama today said he is confident Gov. Jon Corzine will be re-elected this fall, though he is well aware of the tough political climate in which Corzine is running for a second term.

“I think very highly of Jon Corzine. I think he’s a terrific public servant,” the president said during a White House interview with a handful of newspaper reporters from around the country. “I’m confident that he can win re-election. I don’t think it’s surprising that he may have a significant challenge.”

Listen to audio of President Obama answer a question on Gov. Corzine and his re-election campaign

For his part, Corzine traveled around the country last year to campaign for Obama — after first supporting Obama’s Democratic presidential primary opponent, Hillary Clinton. New Jersey Democrats view Obama and his rock-star popularity as one of the key elements in their plans to turn the governor’s sagging approval ratings into an Election Day victory in November.
The other main ingredient is Corzine’s personal wealth, which the governor has tapped for previous campaigns and could conceivably bury the Republicans in an avalanche of television advertising from New York City to Philadelphia.

After serving with Obama in the U.S. Senate, Corzine ran for governor in 2005. In the fall election, Corzine is facing popular Republican Chris Christie, who made a name for himself prosecuting corrupt government officials as New Jersey’s chief federal lawman.

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Secretary Clinton To Conduct Digital Town Hall of the Americas

According to the official U.S Department of State’s blog, DIPNote, Secretary of  State Hillary Clinton will be  conducting a digital town hall meeting in anticipation of the Fifth Summit of the Americas, a regional meeting of all 34 democratically elected leaders of the nations of the Western Hemisphere.  People are encouraged to participate in the discussion about issues that impact the entire hemisphere.

Secretary Clinton’s Digital Town Hall of the Americas, will be a live web-based discussion, from the Dominican Republic on Friday, April 17, 2009, in anticipation of the Fifth Summit of the Americas to be held April 17-19 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The event will provide an opportunity for Secretary Clinton to launch a conversation with citizens from across the Western Hemisphere to discuss the Summit’s themes of securing our citizens’ future by promoting human prosperity, energy security and environmental sustainability, as well as the situation in Haiti, where she will visit and attend meetings on Thursday, April 16. 

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Kennedy Is Said to Withdraw Senate Bid

The NY Times is reporting that Caroline Kennedy has decided to withdraw from considerationfor Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vacant Senate seat in New York, according to a person told of her decision.

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Kennedy Is Said to Withdraw Senate Bid

The NY Times is reporting that Caroline Kennedy has decided to withdraw from considerationfor Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vacant Senate seat in New York, according to a person told of her decision.

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AP Exclusive: Kennedy Talks Senate Seat

In her first sit-down interview since expressing interest in a U.S. Senate seat, Caroline Kennedy says she will have to work twice as hard if appointed to the seat representing New York, despite her famous name. (Dec. 26)

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AP Exclusive: Kennedy Talks Senate Seat

In her first sit-down interview since expressing interest in a U.S. Senate seat, Caroline Kennedy says she will have to work twice as hard if appointed to the seat representing New York, despite her famous name. (Dec. 26)

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>Hillary Clinton Constitutionally Ineligible to Serve as Secretary of State??

>According to Judical Watch’s president Tom Fitton, Hilliary Clinton is constitutionally ineligible to serve as President elect Obama’s Secretary of State.

In a blog posting on the Hill’s Congressional Blog, Fitton  states:
 “…According to the “Emoluments” or “Eligibility” Clause of the United States Constitution, no member of Congress can be appointed to an office that has benefited from a salary increase during the time that Senator or Representative served in Congress. A January 2008 Executive Order signed by President Bush during Hillary Clinton’s current Senate term increased the salary for Secretary of State, thereby rendering Senator Clinton ineligible for the position.

(Specifically, Article I, section 6 of the U.S. Constitution provides “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.” The provision is seen by most as designed by our Founding Fathers to protect against corruption.)…”

Now wouldn’t that be a kick in the teeth for the Clinton’s. 
It doesn’t seem right that no one involved in the decision to appoint Hillary as Secretary of State was aware of this provision in  the constitution, or maybe Obama’s people knew all along about it and decided to appoint her anyway to see if anyone would pick up on it. If no said anything then great, Hillary was appeased for her support during the general election, but if this little secret was exposed then the Obama camp can say “Oh well, sorry Hillary” and be seen as not wanting Hillary Clinton involved in the Obama administration.
We’ll have to keep an eye on this.  

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