Team of Rivals

Hillary Set for State

Hillary Clinton's nomination to be secretary of state is chugging along so smoothly and quietly that it almost makes you long for the dramatic days of the vast rightwing conspiracy. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved her nomination by a vote of 16-1, paving the way for her appointment to sail through the Senate after Barack Obama is sworn in as president on January 20. Clinton also gave a farewell speech on the Senate floor today.