The Daily Rundown | January 24, 2013
>> live pictures of capitol hill . this is where senator kerry's confirmation hearing to be secretary of state is set to get under way in just a few minutes. we'll have live coverage of that, of course. secretary clinton will be back in front of the committee she spoke to yesterday, but just to speak in favor of kerry. the hearing gets under way at 10:00 a.m . we'll bring it to you live. let's bring back the gaggle. clarence, first, one thing about the clintons, when they exit, even temporarily, it's never quiet. bill clinton , mark rich , hillary clinton with the benghazi thing. but she right now, a better politician today than she was eight years ago?
>> i think there was a certain smoothness, a voice of experience we could see, and a stature that was indicative of all of the years she spent out there in the trenches learning, both she and her husband from his gubernatorial days, learning how to put a message across in simple terms that will reach across party lines .
>> what struck me, she was still mrs. clinton in '07 and '08. she's not mrs. clinton anymore. it's clear to a lot of people, but clearly, she's not just bill clinton 's wife.
>> absolutely not. granted, she was back in her old chamber. i can't help but wonder what was going through her head, if she was thinking, this place has changed since i was here. what happened yesterday, especially when ron johnson was questioning her, told me a lot more about ron johnson and what kind of members had been elected.
>> 2016 politics going down in charlotte today. bobby jindal giving a big address. he's really clearly positioning himself for 2016 .
>> one of the answer s we have is great governors. two latino governors. governor jindal is setting the right tone for us.
>> stop fighting about social issues. stop talking about the budget, oddly enough.
>> what he's saying is let's act like adults and let's set real good policy. he understands good policy is good politics.
>> quickly, shameless plugs.
>> i want to thank the crowd controllers at the inauguration doing a better job than four years ago.
>> two great 2014 stories. on roll call , by me and joshua miller.
>> i'm be launching a new firm called the triumph group some time next week.
>> for me, it's all about the "u." go canes. that's it for this edition of