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Madame Secretary

Jodi Kantor 

On the day Hillary Clinton returned to Capitol Hill after losing the 2008 Democratic nomination for president, her staff donned sweatbands and gym shorts and staged a Ping-Pong tournament in her office to cheer her up. Frustrated at the way Barack Obama had left her in the technological dust, she turned herself into a digitally charged secretary of state, championing the use of Twitter for diplomacy and once telling a group of technology executives, "Use me like an app." Though she appeared to glide above domestic politics at the State Department, she always kept one eye on the ...

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First Published: Sun, February 23 2014. 21:40 IST