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Hillary: ‘I’m not seeking VP job’

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday disavowed efforts by some supporters who have urged Barack Obama to choose her as his running mate. The push-back came a day after the former first lady said she would end her quest for the Democratic nomination and endorse the Illinois senator.
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Dems to Hillary: ‘Give it up!’

Her path to the nomination inevitable no more, Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to announce she is ending her groundbreaking candidacy and supporting Barack Obama, her rival in a presidential quest for the ages. Clinton prepared to declare Saturday that she is backing the Illinois senator after Democratic congressional colleagues made clear they had no stomach for a protracted intraparty battle once Obama secured the 2,118 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination. A presidential contender who announced 17 months ago that she was "in it to win it," the former first lady plans to end her quest with a more humble plea for party unity. In truth, she had little choice.
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Video of Obama’s speech

In a rousing speech that has become the hallmark of his march from obscurity to the Democratic Presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois accepted the challenge of becoming his party's presumptive nominee and detailed the change that he has promised to bring to the political process. It was a historic moment in American politics and the nation's history and even Hillary Rodham Clinton's refusal to be gracious and admit defeat could not destroy the significance of the evening.
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