Obama acknowledges meeting with Clinton last week

In an interview aired Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," US President-elect Barack Obama acknowledged meeting with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton last week, but refused to say whether she was being considered for a Cabinet position. He also said the Republican party will be represented in his Cabinet. Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan said he did not think Clinton, if nominated, would have trouble winning confirmation in the Democratic-controlled Senate. "She's worked across the aisle, has good bipartisan relationships," Dorgan said. In the role of chief US diplomat, Clinton "would have instant credibility around the world," he added. He said the US has "a lot of relationships to repair and a lot of work to do, so I think she'd be a fine choice."