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Obama and Clinton to Sit for First Joint Interview

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Consider the hatchet buried.

President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be sitting down this afternoon for a joint interview with “60 Minutes” to air on Sunday. The news broke on Twitter via Politico’s Mike Allen, who noted that this would mark the first time Obama has done a sit-down with anyone besides his wife, Michelle Obama:

Obama and Clinton battled fiercely in the hotly contested 2008 Democratic Primary. Since then, the former rivals have worked closely together with Clinton serving under Obama as a very high profile, and historically well-traveled, Secretary of State. Look to the interview to be an example of what’s possible when two leaders set aside egos to work together.

The interview concludes a very busy week for Clinton, coming just days after her testimony before Congress regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya. 

Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

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