Obama, to Meet McCain in Chicago
With the election over, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and John McCain, his presidential election opponent is scheduled for a friendly meeting at Obama's transition headquarters in Chicago on Monday.
The New York Senator has gotten bipartisan support for secretary of State, but Obama refused to tip his hand.
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama meets with John McCain Monday - their first face-to-face talks since Mr. Obama defeated the Arizona senator in the presidential election November 4.
The incoming president's transition office says the former rivals for the presidency will discuss ways to bring about a "more effective and efficient" government.
Mr. Obama has said he wants to work with both Democrats and Republicans to find answers to the country's problems.
In a television interview broadcast late Sunday on the CBS news program "60 Minutes," Mr. Obama said he intends to do whatever it takes to stabilize the economy, restore consumer confidence and create jobs.
The president-elect said it is important to restore faith in financial markets to allow the economy to move forward in a strong way.
Mr. Obama also said he will make the selection of his national security team a top priority because transition periods are times of vulnerability to terrorist attacks.
The next U.S. president reaffirmed his campaign pledges to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to work with military commanders to draw down U.S. troops in Iraq.