December 1, 2008: President-elect Obama nominates Hillary Clinton for secretary of state.

President-elect Obama (front) announces his nomination of Clinton (back) as secretary of state on December 1, 2008. (Credit: Charles Dharapak / The Associated Press)

President-elect Obama (front) announces his nomination of Clinton (back) as secretary of state on December 1, 2008. (Credit: Charles Dharapak / The Associated Press)

President-elect Barack Obama nominates Hillary Clinton for secretary of state. (The Guardian, 12/1/2008)