In the Observer: What Hillary Could Do at State, What the Guardian Didn’t Know, The State of the Manhattan Institute

Jason Horowitz reports that Democratic foreign policy experts think there’s a simple reason Barack Obama might want Hillary Clinton as secretary of state: because she’d be good at it.

John Koblin tried to trace the story of the story of the offer, which has now been going on almost a week. “It has unspooled in a confusing way,” Ben Smith tells him.

Horowitz also visited the Manhattan Institute, which may find opportunity in the wreckage of the Republican Party.

In the Observer: What Hillary Could Do at State, What the Guardian Didn’t Know, The State of the Manhattan Institute