This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Carole Florman, Communications Director for the joint congressional committee for inaugural ceremonies, calls in at 7:30am to talk about the inauguration.

Frangela joins us in studio for “Fridays with Frangela!!!”

The Obama transition team is, according to sources, “very serious” about Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) being under consideration for Secretary of State. Clinton was spotted boarding a flight to Chicago and CNN is reporting that an announcement could come as early as today.

President-Elect Obama submitted his letter of resignation from the U.S. Senate yesterday, effective Sunday. The move puts pressure on Illinois’ governor to find a replacement for Obama to serve until 2010.

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), an architect of the original bailout bill, says that Dems lack the votes to pass a bill giving auto companies a piece of the $700 billion bailout pie next week. Even after January, Dems may even have trouble getting necessary GOP support in the Senate to pass a new rescue plan for automakers.

A huge wildfire fanned by strong winds has destroyed at least 70 multimillion-dollar homes in the celebrity enclave of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles. Homeowners in the area include John Cleese, Christopher Lloyd and Rob Lowe, as well as Oprah Winfrey, who held a fundraiser for Barack Obama at her Montecito estate earlier this year.


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