(CNN) – Proving there is political success after a failed presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton made the case for “smart power” in her confirmation hearings to be President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee as secretary of state. But pointed questions rose about her husband, former President Bill Clinton. How did Hillary respond? In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, CNN's Jim Acosta takes a look at the memorable moments from Tuesday’s hearing.
Plus: It’s no secret that Barack Obama is a basketball devotee - but where will he practice his favorite pastime while living in the White House? CNN’s Erica Hill takes a look at the president-elect’s hoop dreams.
Also: It may be the biggest crowd that Washington, DC has ever seen. With the presidential inauguration less than a week away, officials are grappling with crowd control concerns over the big event. CNN Homeland Security Correspondent Jeanne Meserve reports on at the unprecedented challenges facing the nation’s capital.
Finally: Turning political enemies into political frenemies.In the nation’s capital, politicians are becoming more positive. So what’s with all the sudden goodwill? CNN’s Carol Costello has the details on on the “era of nice.”
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