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Obama to host Hillary Clinton at White House lunch

President Obama will host Hillary Rodham Clinton, his one-time campaign foe who later served as his secretary of state, at lunch Monday at the White House.

Obama_Clinton_60_Minutes-00bba_image_1024w FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013 file image taken from video and provided by CBS, President Obama, center, and then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak with ”60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft, left. (AP Photo/CBS, File)

Obama and Clinton will meet for a lunch in the president's private dining room, the White House announced Sunday. Their meeting will be closed to the press.

Clinton stepped down on as secretary of state on Feb. 1, after serving for four years as the nation's top diplomat. In the weeks following her departure from the State Department, Obama hosted Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a private dinner at the White House.

Clinton lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Obama after a vigorous primary campaign and is currently considered an overwhelming favorite for the nomination in 2016, should she decide to run.

As she weighs another campaign, Clinton has been traveling the country giving dozens of speeches, both paid and pro-bono, and is working on a new book.

Over the weekend, NBC entertainment executives announced the broadcast network is developing a miniseries on Clinton's political life, from first lady to senator and presidential candidate to secretary of state. Slated for release prior to the 2016 campaign, the series will star Diane Lane as Clinton.


Philip Rucker is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he has reported since 2005.



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