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Hillary Clinton explains criticism to Obama, says there’s no rift

EDGARTOWN, Mass. – There doesn’t appear to be an apology, but there may be a hug.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she hopes she and President Barack Obama can hug it out like friends at a Martha’s Vineyard soiree today – her attempt to make up for dissing Obama’s foreign policy in a magazine interview.

Clinton ripped Obama’s Syria strategy and dismissed his one-time foreign policy catchphrase as small bore. The interview caused some poorly timed tension between Clinton and her former boss, because the two were scheduled to cross paths where Obama is vacationing and Clinton is slated to attend a book signing today.

“Earlier today, the secretary called President Obama to make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him, his policies or his leadership,” spokesman Nick Merrill said.