Clinton flies home to fete Kennedy Center honorees (AP)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and President Bill Clinton, right, pose with the 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees, front row from left, Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, back row from left, Yo-Yo Ma, Meryl Streep and Neil Diamond at the State Department followoing a dinner and reception on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)AP – Home for less than 36 hours between diplomatic missions, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is celebrating the nation’s top artists receiving the Kennedy Center Honors.