President Obama appeared alongside Hillary Clinton on "60 Minutes" last night, for a rare joint interview, a few days before Clinton officially departs as Secretary of State.
The idea for the interview came from Obama himself.
"I just wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you cause I think Hillary will go down as one of the finest Secretary of States that we’ve had," he said.(1)
On Sunday, the usual political morning shows—even the one that hosted Bill Clinton—were overshadowed by dueling interviews with President Obama and Mitt Romney on "60 Minutes."
For Romney, it was a chance to right the campaign narrative after a couple of off-course weeks, and go back on the offensive.
But Romney mostly reiterated what he's said on the campaign trail before, declining to fill in the blanks of his tax plan, and again questioning Obama's commitment to Israel.
Steve Kroft on Romney and Obama as TV guests, and the amazing challenge of filling job openings at '60 Minutes'
Veteran 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft said it's been hard finding a reporter to hire for the show. "I know it sounds really crazy. I think there is more money right now in being an anchor man and I think that people feel that the cable news networks created all of these anchor positions, and it's just been hard to try and find someone who we think is good who wants to do it really badly who says, 'I'd love to be on 60 Minutes. That's all I want to do.'"
Rick Perry, who is running for president, has attacked Senator Kirsten Gillibrand over a bill that aims to ban members of Congress from engaging in insider trading.
"Senator Gillibrand's bill pretends to address the problem but instead guts efforts to outlaw the abhorrent practice of congressional insider trading," Perry said in a statement. "What could be more arrogant than promising to clean up the insider trading mess, then maneuvering to make it even more difficult to prosecute corrupt lawmakers?"(3)
Following a TV report, Gillibrand seeks to ban insider trading by her colleagues and remind people of her transparency agenda
Following Sunday's "60 Minutes" report detailing how members of Congress legally trade stocks on non-public information, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill to make the practice illegal.
The STOCK Act, which is also backed by Democratic senators Jon Tester and Debbie Stabenow, would expand the definition of insider trading to include legislative knowledge, require members to disclose trades over $1,000, and force "political intelligence consultants" to register as lobbyists. (Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, proposed a similar bill following the "60 Minutes" report.)(1)
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Last night, 60 Minutes went inside the NYPD's counterterrorism operation, shadowing Commissioner Ray Kelly in his new joint operations center and riding along in the heavily fortified back seat of his mobile command unit. The program went for a behind-the-scenes look at Kelly's efforts to keep the city safe, pegged to the strategic challenges of hosting the U.N. General Assembly.