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(AP Photo) Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and husband, former President Bill Clinton, are greeted as they arrive at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, for the inauguration. (AP Photo) Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and husband, former President Bill Clinton, are greeted as they arrive at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, for the inauguration.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has swiftly approved six members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet, but put off for a day a vote on his choice to be secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Senate confirmed all six with a single voice vote just three hours after Obama took the oath of office to become the 44th president.

But Democratic hopes to add Clinton to that list were sidetracked when one senator, Republican John Cornyn of Texas, objected to the unanimous vote.

Cornyn said he still had concerns about foreign donations to the foundation headed by Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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