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National Perspective

With Clinton, Obama loses a rival, gains a valuable loyalist

Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton's testimony was well received at her Senate confirmation hearing last week. Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton's testimony was well received at her Senate confirmation hearing last week. (Gerald Herbert/ Associated Press)
By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Columnist / January 20, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Just six months ago Hillary Clinton was an inconvenient woman. Democrats fretted that her disaffected supporters could spoil the party's best chance to win the White House in a generation. Barack Obama's team worried that if she joined him on the presidential ticket she would take away its freshness, and that she and her husband would later cause ... (Full article: 778 words)

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