CNN seems to be walking back its report about those "formal talks" between the Obama and Clinton campaigns, supposedly involving her withdrawing and him naming her as VP. Formal talks have devolved
to "Clinton insiders and close friends are actively floating three scenarios which they believe will influence whether or how the two teams merge."
Here's how CNN describes it now:
Several close friends and supporters of Hillary Clinton tell CNN they are pushing for a "graceful exit strategy" that would allow the Clinton and Obama camps to come together, and for the New York senator to save face should she fail to become the nominee. The discussions are not taking place between the campaigns, but rather among informal campaign advisers on both sides who are trying to actively influence and shape the debate as the competition nears a close June 3.
Meanwhile, Hillary claims
it was the Obama
camp that planted the CNN story; and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a prominent Hillary supporter, is pushing
Obama-Hillary as "the strongest ticket" (assuming Obama gets the nomination, of course).