There are two get-togethers of note.
Tonight, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to dine with Condolezza Rice, whom she is to succeed as secretary of state. Clinton visited the State Department today for the first time since President-elect Barack Obama selected her as his nominee for the nation's top diplomat. She is to have a private dinner with Rice at the current secretary's Watergate apartment, according to several press reports.
Tomorrow, Obama is to meet with former Vice President Al Gore in Chicago. Obama's office officially announced the meeting with Gore, saying they will "discuss energy and climate change and how policies in this area can stimulate the economy and create jobs."
Obama is counting on investments in alternative energy to help him keep a pledge of creating or saving 2.5 million jobs in his first two years as president. The New York Times reports that the session was at Gore's request to talk about global climate change, the issue for which Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize last year. Gore gave Obama a high-profile endorsement over Clinton during a key point in the Democratic primaries.
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