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Even before Sen. Barack Obama won the presidential election, he was quietly building a transition team.

In fact, both Obama and Sen. John McCain were laying the groundwork to shift from campaign to White House transition -- the 10 weeks between the election and the inauguration isn't enough time to assemble a team to lead the country.

CNN Political Editor Mark Preston said Obama's victory speech on Tuesday launched the transition. Read full article »

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