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Unfiltered: Obama's Press Conference on Richardson Nomination

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Unfiltered: Obama's Press Conference on Richardson Nomination

Barack Obama and Bill Richardson laugh after a question was asked about Richardson’s beard, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 in Chicago. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

In Chicago Wednesday, Presdient-elect Barack Obama announced the nomination of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to head the U.S Department of Commerce.

Both Obama and Richardson made short statements, then Obama took a few questions from the media. The press conference started early, so this audio begins shortly into Obama’s remarks.

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