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President Obama praises work of Hillary Clinton

Interview fuels 2016 speculation

WASHINGTON — President Obama lauded Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as one of his closest advisers and said their shared vision for America’s role in the world persuaded his one-time rival — and potential successor — to be his top envoy while he dealt with the shattered economy at home.

In a joint interview on “60 Minutes” on CBS on Sunday, Obama and Clinton chuckled as they described their partnership and stoked speculation that Obama may prefer Clinton to succeed him in the White House after the 2016 elections. Clinton is leaving Obama’s Cabinet soon, and speculation about the former first lady and senator has only grown more intense after a heated appearance last week on Capitol Hill.

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