Barack and Bill to Lunch—Finally

First individual meeting between the once and future party leaders
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2008 9:12 AM CDT
In this Sept. 5, 2005 file photo Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left and former President Bill Clinton greet hurricane Katrina evacuees in the Reliant Center in Houston.    (AP Photo/Richard Carson, Pool)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama and Bill Clinton will have their first one-to-one sit-down Thursday, reports the Chicago Tribune. Obama will lunch with the former president while in New York for the 9/11 anniversary. For months the two have remained in a stand-off over perceived slights during the prolonged primary battle, but Clinton finally offered a rousing endorsement at the Democratic Convention, and Obama says the two have spoken by phone “numerous” times.