Obama's Possible Running Mates Now that Hillary Clinton has suspended her presidential campaign and made nice with Barack Obama, we turn to the quadrennial Beltway blather about who will be the running mate. The long list of potential vice presidential picks includes senators, governors and former political and military figures.
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Obama's Possible Running Mates

Placing Geraldine Ferraro on the ticket made history in 1984, but the Democrats lost 49 states that year. hide caption

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Watching Washington

NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving looks at some of the top vice presidential prospects on the Republican side.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich has introduced a bill calling for the impeachment of President Bush, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists the issue is "off the table." hide caption

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Many NYC mayors have thought about running statewide, including Ed Koch in 1982. hide caption

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Forty-five years ago today, Gov. George Wallace stands in the schoolhouse door to prevent two blacks from enrolling at the University of Alabama. hide caption

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