Nightly News   |  March 19, 2013

For 20 minutes, a power shift in DC

For a brief time while Obama is en route to Israel and Vice President Biden is en route from Rome, House Speaker John Boehner will be the highest ranking U.S. official on American soil. NBC’s Brian Williams reports

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>>> a rare alignment tonight will result in a huge power shift in this country that most americans will not feel at all, but it's worth noting anyway. if all goes according to schedule there will be a 20-minute period during this house speaker john boehner will be the ranking u.s. official on american soil. president obama will be in the air en route to israel. vice president biden will be en route back from rome. while there is a first for the obama administration they reminded reporters the president is the president wherever he goes.