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October 6th, 2010
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Obama-Clinton ticket 'on the table,' Woodward says

(CNN) – Some called a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton pairing the "Dream Ticket" in 2008. It didn't happen.

But what about 2012?

"It's on the table," veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward told CNN's John King in an interview Tuesday on John King, USA. "Some of Hillary Clinton's advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012."

The scenario – whereby Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would switch positions – has been bandied about by political observers for months, seen by some as a potentially savvy strategy to gin up excitement among what appears to be a depressed Democratic base.

But it's never been clear if the idea has been actually discussed in the White House, until now.

"President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the [2008] primaries and, so they switch jobs, not out of the question, and the other interesting question is, Hillary Clinton could run in her own right in 2016 and be younger than Ronald Reagan when he was elected president."

Clinton will be 69 years old and three months in January 2017. President Ronald Reagan was just shy of his 70th birthday in January, 1980. FULL STORY

20 oil tankers hauling fuel for NATO set ablaze; 1 dead

(CNN) - The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack Wednesday on NATO supply vehicles in Quetta, Pakistan, a spokesman for the militant group told CNN by phone.

Quetta police said 20 oil tankers parked near Quetta were set ablaze, and one person died in the attack.

Azam Tariq, the central spokesman for Pakistani Taliban, said a special squad designated to strike NATO supply efforts made the attack.

At least five other attacks have been carried out on vehicles carrying supplies for NATO forces in the past week, killing at least six people.

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for two of earlier attacks. Tariq said this week that those attacks were carried out as revenge for drone strikes and NATO's attacks in Pakistan.

"U.S. and NATO forces are killing innocent Pakistanis, which is unacceptable, and we will teach them a lesson by such attacks," Tariq said. FULL STORY

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  1. Average American

    The fire department let the house burn because they didn't pay a 75 dollar "fire protection fee"?... That should be a crime. If the home owners had insurance the insurance company should be going after the fire department.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:18 am |
  2. Wendi

    Our son was bullied by an older student when in a small rural midwest high school. We always told him to turn the other cheek and ignore him. That plan did not work. One day a dead squirrel was put in my sons car at school. We went to the principal and told him what was going on and that we have told our son now to fight back from now on and if he did, it was because we told him to defend himself. Within a day or two the kid confronted our son. Our son said he'd fight him after school off of school property. They gathered with a small group of onlookers. The fight ensued and our son held his own. That was all it took. Maybe because other kids saw it but that guy never bothered our son again.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:57 am |
  3. mike sey

    You tell 'em Stephenie. Reporting O'Donnell's witchcraft is entertaining, mildly instructive, but hardly worth the emphasis and time expended on it, for example. It just trivializes the issues and contributes to the notion that America is dumbing down at a rate that will make it a world leader by 2015.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:41 am |
  4. Mike

    Just saw the piece on IVF babies potentially having a higher IQ than normally fertilized babies.. do you think sobriety might play a part?

    Mike, Vancouver BC

    October 6, 2010 at 6:56 am |
  5. Dan

    And this wonderful administration has led us to beleive the Obama – Biden ticket is the "real" dream team. What has gone wrong?
    Just what we need. An Obama-Clinton team.
    If this was to happen, it would send real doubts about this administration, having to have a new Vice President. Has this ever happened before?

    October 6, 2010 at 6:31 am |
  6. Average American

    @ one point I would have voted for Hillary Clinton but since she collapsed and took the SoS position I'll never vote for her and certainly never when she is on the bottom half of the ticket with Obama.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:22 am |