Obama will meet with both Clintons Tuesday

The president will talk with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then meet with former President Bill Clinton later

Published August 18, 2009 12:18AM (EDT)

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday will be a very Clinton day for President Obama.

The White House schedule released earlier Monday night shows Obama will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Not long afterward, the president has a meeting scheduled with former President Bill Clinton in the Situation Room at 4 p.m. In between, he'll meet with Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office.

Bill Clinton has been in the news quite a bit lately, of course, going to North Korea to secure the release of two American journalists held prisoner there and then speaking at Netroots Nation last week. (For that matter, Hillary Clinton has, too, with a long trip to Africa last week.) White House aides said Obama wanted to hear the details of the North Korea trip in person, and that the former president will debrief the current president on what he found out there. But it wouldn't be surprising if healthcare reform crept into the agenda, as well. After all, the last major attempt to overhaul the existing system came in the first year of Bill Clinton's presidency.

By Mike Madden

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