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Dutch frustration with Russia grows increasingly personal. Plus the latest on the Mideast conflict.

Dutch frustration with Russia grows increasingly personal. Plus the latest on the Mideast conflict.

June 18th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Roundtable: It's Hillary's world, we just live in it

(CNN) – She's not a candidate, but she plays one on TV.

During CNN's townhall Monday, Hillary Clinton was supposed to be pushing her new book, "Hard Choices," but instead she opined on topics from Benghazi, to terrorism, to same sex-marriage, even her thoughts on marijuana – all in tone uncannily similar to somebody angling for the Oval Office.

With polished talking points, using the personal pronoun "we," even taking time to shake hands with a giant squirrel (affiliated with the RNC) stalking her outside the event, Clinton certainly looks and sounds like a candidate.

But how much longer can Clinton refrain from officially becoming one, without affecting her possible campaign?

The Washington Post's Anne Gearan and CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein, author of "A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton," join CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

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