Political Headlines January 27, 2013: Hillary Clinton’s Exit Interview with ’60 Minutes’ & President Barack Obama

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Hillary Clinton has graceful, public send-off in exit interview with ’60 Minutes’ and President Obama

After 20 years in the public spotlight, Clinton will leave the political arena for a more private life — though it may not be for long as CBS’ Steve Kroft pushes question on presidential run in 2016.

Source: NY Daily News, 1-27-13

Secretary of State Clinton’s appearance on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, complete with an admiring presidential glance, may be a big help down the road. Steve Kroft (left) questioned the former rivals.

CBS

Secretary of State Clinton’s appearance on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, complete with an admiring presidential glance, may be a big help down the road. Steve Kroft (left) questioned the former rivals.

Big-shot departing White House aides usually get a small, private farewell from the boss — but Hillary Clinton got a nationwide hug on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night.

President Obama and the exiting secretary of state paid homage to each other just four years after shredding each other during the 2008 presidential campaign.

The 30-minute interview was light on news but heavy on symbolism and stagecraft. A relationship born in the campaign crucible culminated with an Obama valedictory for Clinton. The President called their association “a great collaboration.”…READ MORE

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