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Obama and McCain meet for first time since election

It's their first face to face meeting since the November 4th election.

On Monday in Chicago, President Elect Barack Obama and former rival senator John McCain say they held a productive conversation. 

Their focus the economy as well as national security.  

Once bitter opponents, on Monday President Elect Barack Obama and Senator John McCain met along with Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
 
"Just gonna have a good conversation about how we can do some work together to fix up the country. And also to offer thanks to Senator McCain for the outstanding service he's already rendered," said Obama.

The meeting lasted 40 minutes with a joint statement issued that "both want to change the bad habits of Washington so that we can solve the common and urgent challenges of our time."  

No questions however were taken.
 
Outside the meeting a couple visiting from Atlanta were encouraged by the former opponents reaching out to one another.

"I thinks it's time for us to all work together to change our country," said Keva Hammond of Atlanta.

The President Elect may make his first cabinet pick this week. 

Much attention on whether or not Senator Hillary Clinton will be the new Secretary of State. 

At a conference in Kuwait, former President Bill Clinton offers his endorsement for his wife.

"If he decides to ask her to do it and they did it together, I think she'd be really great at secretary of state," said Bill Clinton.

No word just yet on how soon Mr. Obama will make his choice known.

Now that he's resigned his U.S. Senate seat, President Elect Obama is focusing on who will go with him to Washington. 

It is here at the Chicago transition office where those decisions are being made. 

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