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Secretary Clinton Launches No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

In Chelsea Clinton Unleashed, CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE, Clinton Legacy, Draft Hillary, fabulous women, Global News, HILLARY 2016, HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT, No Ceilings on November 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm

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Since making the Foundation my new home this spring, I have met so many new people solving problems and driving change in people’s lives. And while I’ve gotten to know and learn from many of you, I am delighted to write to all of you for the first time.

Whether you’re a longtime supporter of the Foundation or a new partner, I am looking forward to working together to help more people in more places live up to their God-given potential.

On Friday, we announced a new initiative to accelerate the progress of women and girls at home and around the world. We call it No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, and I hope you’ll be a part of it.

No Ceilings has its roots nearly twenty years ago, and we hope it will have an impact just as far into the future.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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YES! THIS IS THE HILLARY WE KNOW AND LOVE!

In HILLARY 2016, Hillary Clinton Unleashed, HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT, Team Hillary on October 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Hillary Clinton stumps for Terry McAuliffe

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Hillary Clinton made her first campaign appearance in nearly five years on Saturday to support Terry McAuliffe, her old friend who’s running as the Democratic nominee for governor in Virginia.

But for the media and the majority of attendees packed into The State Theatre here for the event, it was all about her.
She laid out a case for him that rested strongly on women’s equality, gay marriage and rejecting the “scorched earth” politics that have defined Washington over the past several months. Though she didn’t directly call out Republicans, it was clear who she was talking about when she said some politicians have been operating in an “evidence-free zone”, “do not believe in America’s progress” and are trying to “hijack” the future. (perhaps, a little at Obama as well.)

“There are times when none of us can sit on the sidelines,” Clinton told the crowd of more than 700 people. “And right now, here in Virginia, is one of those times. … The whole country is watching this election. Watching to see whether the voters of Virginia lead the way of turning from divisive politics [and] getting back to common sense and common ground.”

The crowd chanted “Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!” before she even started speaking. McAuliffe served as her warm-up act, describing Clinton as an “inspiration to men and women all across Virginia and all across the globe.”

The speech effectively ended Clinton’s hiatus from electoral politics. But Clinton, whose allies are mindful of her being in the spotlight too early, kept it devoid of heavily-partisan barbs and language, allowing her to maintain some distance.

Though most of her remarks were in praise of McAuliffe, Clinton also hinted at themes of a potential speech for her own national campaign, focusing on issues spanning the work of her entire career. The Iowa caucuses, of course, are still two years away and Clinton insists she hasn’t decided whether to run.

But it was the first of what will be many speeches the former Secretary and senator gives over next year that will be parsed for hidden meaning as she decides whether to launch a second presidential run. One line seemed to offer a window into her own thought process about her future.

“When you think about why people run for office in these times — if it’s only about yourself, if it’s only about you wanting to get a job and the perks that go with it, and having people stand up when you come into the room, that’s not enough anymore because its hard. Politics is hard.”

(Also on POLITICO: Clintons go all out for McAuliffe)

“Recently in Washington, unfortunately, we have seen examples of the wrong kind of leadership, when politicians choose scorched earth instead of common ground,” Clinton said at another point, bemoaning “when they operate in what I call the ‘evidence-free zone,’ with ideology trumping everything else.”

She went on to cite the human toll of the shutdown: families who suffered through furloughs, businesses that lost revenue, mothers who struggled to provide formula for babies.
“That is not the kind of leadership we need in Virginia and America today,” she said. “Openness and tolerance are essential … building blocks for a creative, dynamic and diverse economy.”

Clinton never mentioned Republicans specifically, and struck, to the extent possible, a theme of bipartisanship. She also never specifically talked about gay marriage, saying the need to protect people’s rights to love whomever they want is paramount. While she never made reference to her own potential ambitions, it was clearly on the minds of everyone there.

Looking rested and donning a pantsuit and hairstyle evocative of her Senate days, Clinton joked at the outset that “I’ve been out of politics for a few years now.”

“And I’ve had a chance to think a lot about what makes our country so great. What kind of leadership is required to keep it great.”

“Yours!” someone in the audience cried out, to applause.

Clinton allies are hoping she can keep her poll numbers, which are always stronger when she’s viewed as stepping away from politics, relatively high as she decides over the next year whether to run. Most people close to her believe she will and are eager to see her steer clear of politics as long as possible.

McAuliffe was billed as one of the few exceptions to her no-politics plan this year, a fact that the GOP-leaning super PAC America Rising rapped Clinton for ahead of her speech. They noted she’s avoiding New Jersey, where Democrat Barbara Buono has been struggling in her campaign for governor, and suggested she was dissing a female candidate.

But Clinton is clearly hoping to avoid strict partisan lines, in her actions and in her speeches, as she talked up “common ground.”

The nation, Clinton said in her address at the event, is “watching to see if it’s possible to move toward a new economy that works for everyone, and also provides good jobs with benefits for everyone and where equal work really does mean equal pay for everyone.”

People are waiting to see, she said, “if the rights of women and girls will be respected, especially over our own bodies and health care.”

“I’ve been in a lot of elections,” Clinton said with a light toss of her head and a smile, toward the end of her speech. The crowd ate it up.

“I know at the end of the day it all comes down to who takes the trouble to show up and vote,” she said.

Clinton has given a number of speeches, paid and unpaid, since she left the State Department early this year. But she was prohibited from political activity at State, and McAuliffe is the first candidate she has publicly endorsed since the end of the presidential election in 2008.

Seeming stilted at first, Clinton warmed up as she went on. Clinton’s currently high popularity, buoyed by her time out of the political limelight, is a boost to McAuliffe as he looks to drum up turnout among the Democratic base in his campaign against Republican Attorney General Ken Cucinelli.

It was clear that Clinton, not McAuliffe, was the main draw for many in the crowd.

Don Evans, 60, of Fairfax, said the event “caught our attention” because Clinton was appearing — and that he came with his elderly father-in-law, who is bedridden but insisted on leaving the house to see Clinton speak.

“My father-in-law, who’s in a wheelchair, he really wanted to see Hillary … it’s a big production to get him out here because he’s bedridden, and has had a stroke,” he said. “But he said he saw the first Catholic president, first black president, and now he wanted to see the first female president.”

Many voters said they’re hopeful Clinton will run in 2016 — and that they don’t know who they’d support if she doesn’t.

“I’ve got my ‘Ready for Hillary’ bumper sticker – I’m counting on her to run,” said Alexa Williams, 21, a student at Wellesley College who’s originally from Alexandria, Va. “I haven’t thought about anyone else.”

Tracy Henderson, 48, of Fairfax, Va., said she came to see Clinton and McAuliffe equally — she’s been paying close attention to the Virginia race.

“[Clinton] just lends a sound, calm voice to this,” she said. “I trust her because she’s been such a great leader through the last two decades.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/hillary-clinton-terry-mcauliffe-virginia-98560_Page2.html
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Hillary’s speech has made me feel incandescent and euphoric. The way I felt in 2008′ until her campaign was abruptly halted while seeking the Dem nomination.

Hillary Clinton To Deliver Series Of Speeches Of Her Own Vision of US Policy…

In Global Economy, Global News, HILLARY 2016, Hillary Clinton Unleashed, PRESIDENT HILLARY, White House on August 13, 2013 at 4:59 am

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced Monday that she will deliver a series of policy-oriented speeches on the topics of transparency and national security and their impact on America’s leadership abroad in the “next few months.”

Speaking at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco, the potential 2016 presidential candidate kicked off the effort on the subject of voting rights, blasting state efforts such as that of Texas, Florida and North Carolina to restrict voting through stringent voter ID laws that passed “often under the cover of addressing the phantom epidemic of ‘voter fraud.'”

“Throughout our history we have found too many ways to exclude people from their ownership of the law,” Clinton said, delivering a plea to repair the crippled Voting Rights Act.

Clinton’s next speech is due to take place in Philadelphia next month, she said.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/hillary-clinton-to-deliver-series-of-policy-speeches

Monday Dedication for Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center in Little Rock…

In United States on July 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (News Release) – From art projects to zoo animals, dedication activities of the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th Street, will have something for everyone.

Many events, such as storytimes, a performance by the Kinders, a book giveaway, and a community art project, will be held at various times from 1 – 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8.

Children will have the opportunity to read to the dogs of Tail Waggin’ Tutors, to meet animal ambassadors from the Little Rock Zoo, and to try healthy snacks in the teaching kitchen.

Kids can also get creative outside with sidewalk chalk and bubbles, or they may explore the nature trails.

The Children’s Library offers over 21,000 books, DVDs, and CDs, which will be available for check-out.

CALS’s Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center is one of fourteen CALS branches serving Pulaski and Perry counties.

http://www.fox16.com/news/local/story/Monday-Dedication-for-Hillary-Rodham-Clinton/z2K2BO1SgEis8rozRTlEYg.cspx?rss=315

Interview: Chelsea Clinton endorses her Mom and women as leaders…

In Chelsea Clinton, Chelsea Clinton Unleashed, HILLARY 2016 on June 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Hillary Clinton to Visit Toronto for Editorial Conference on Canada’s Top 100 Employers Project

In United States on May 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

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TORONTO, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ – Former U.S. Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Toronto this fall to speak at the annual editorial conference on the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The event takes place November 13-14, 2013 in downtown Toronto.

“We are honored that Secretary Clinton is able to join us for this special 10th anniversary event,” says Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. Now entering its 14th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project recognizes the companies and organizations across Canada that lead their industries in providing exceptional places to work. Employers complete a detailed application to be considered for the national competition, 11 regional awards and nine special-interest competitions, including: Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Canada’s Greenest Employers and Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers.

The deadline for employers to apply to the 2014 competition is June 13, 2013. Winners will be announced in The Globe and Mail and two-dozen other media partners across Canada – collectively reaching over 13 million Canadians – beginning in October.

The organizers of the competition host an annual editorial conference, the Top Employer Summit, which brings together the best case studies from this year’s winners with world-class speakers and thought-leaders. The conference is hosted by Towers Watson and previous speakers include former Vice-President Al Gore, Robert Kennedy Jr., Harry Belafonte, Mia Farrow and Sidney Poitier. This year is the conference’s 10th anniversary, so the editors at the Top 100 Employers project are planning an exceptional two-day event.

“For several years now, we’ve had a capacity audience at our annual editorial conference,” explains Karen Le, Vice-President at Mediacorp. “The opportunity to hear Secretary Clinton first-hand is a wonderful way to thank our long-time attendees and mark the event’s 10th anniversary.”

For more information or to register for this year’s conference, please visit:

http://www.EmployerSummit.ca

Contact:

Karen Le, Vice-President, Mediacorp Canada Inc., Tel. 416-964-6069 x1460

http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/hillary-clinton-visit-toronto-editorial-135900731.html

As she weighs a presidential bid, Hillary at work…

In United States on April 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

By Domenico Montanaro, Deputy Political Editor, NBC News Follow @DomenicoNBC It’s nice work, if you can get it.

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton begins what will likely be the most lucrative part of her life – so far – as she gives her first paid speech in Dallas, Texas. She’s expected, like her ex-president husband, to command a whopping $200,000-plus for each appearance. To put that in perspective, Clinton’s salary as secretary of state, where she logged more frequent-flyer miles than any American envoy ever, was a paltry-by-comparison $186,600.

That means if she gives just 10 speeches this year, she’ll take home a cool $2 million — before she pays taxes to Uncle Sam, of course. Clinton’s speech Wednesday at the posh Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas will be before the National Multi Housing Council and is conveniently located just 25 minutes from Southern Methodist University, the site of the George W. Bush presidential library, which opens Thursday. Clinton and husband, Bill, are expected to attend, as will the Obamas. Clinton’s remarks are closed to the press, but speculation abounds about what the potential 2016 frontrunner might say.

In particular, people will be looking for any clues about a future White House run for the former first lady, who would be a favorite to become the first woman president. Clinton’s won’t be the only paid speech delivered Wednesday by a potential White House hopeful. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother of the 43rd president, is also speaking in Dallas before The World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth. George W. Bush — who has stayed on the political sidelines over the last four years, tending to a painting hobby and making paid speeches of his own — told Parade magazine Sunday that he hopes his brother does run and doesn’t think his last name will hurt him. “I would hope that people would judge [him], if Jeb were to run, on his merits and his track record,” Bush said, adding, “So I hope he will run.”

Clinton, who routinely tops polls as the most admired woman in the world, stands to make tens of millions of dollars, potentially hundreds of millions, as one of the mostly highly coveted speakers on the globe. She’s signed up with the Harry Walker Agency, the same group that represents Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Dick Cheney, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O’Neal, Martin Sheen, and Bono.

Bill Clinton has reportedly earned some $89 million in paid speeches since leaving office, including $13.4 million from 54 speeches in 2011, according to the most recent financial disclosure form his wife filed as secretary of state. That’s an average speaking fee of more than $248,000.

There is risk, however, in all this potential cash for the former secretary of state and New York senator. As reporters and campaign-opposition researchers follow the money, she will need to pick her speeches wisely, if she is indeed considering a 2016 bid. Presidential candidates are required to file financial disclosure forms, and in them, they’re expected to detail — among other things — their paid speeches. Political opponents will comb through for any potential conflicts of interest or payments from groups — or countries — that might be considered unsavory.

Rest assured, opponents will leave no stone unturned. While Clinton currently enjoys sky-high favorability ratings – 56 percent positive, 29 percent negative in the April NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll – she will quickly become a target for the right if she jumps in. Opponents already are circulating, for example, a Republican House committee report going after Clinton for her role in the handling of the run up to the attacks on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They’re all things Clinton will have to consider before jumping back into the deep end of the presidential pool — as she banks her millions.

Former Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton To Speak At Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Women In The World Summit

In HILLARY 2016, Hillary Clinton Unleashed, Madame Secretary Clinton on March 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joins Tina Brown, Meryl Streep, Dr. Hawa Abdi, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, and Diane von Furstenberg for Fourth Annual Summit April 4th and 5th at Lincoln Center

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be joining Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Women in the World summit on April 4th and 5th at Lincoln Center. The annual summit, now in its fourth year, illuminates global issues through the voices of leaders, activists, artists, and pioneers who are confronting the most urgent challenges faced by women and girls around the world.

Joining Tina Brown as summit co-hosts are Diane von Furstenberg, Meryl Streep, Ai-jen Poo, Melanne Verveer, Julie Hamp, Dr. Hawa Abdi, Maya Harris, Nizan Guanaes, Jane Harman & Lauren Bush Lauren.

Other inspiring, trailblazing women who have confirmed their participation in this year’s program include Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Ambassador Sherry Rehman, Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Eva Longoria, Ping Fu, and America Ferrera. The summit will also feature a special tribute to Nora Ephron by Tom Hanks.

This year’s summit will feature Pakistan’s young women fighting for education, new eyewitnesses to the atrocities in Syria, Latina leaders on the rise in American business and politics, and leading voices from the outcry in India to end violence against women.

To close the summit on the evening of April 5th, Diane von Furstenberg and Tina Brown will once again host the DVF Awards at the UN, recognizing and supporting courageous women who are using their resources, commitment and visibility to transform the lives of other women.

SOURCE Newsweek & The Daily Beast

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/former-secretary-of-state-hillary-rodham-clinton-to-speak-at-newsweek–the-daily-beasts-women-in-the-world-summit-199418621.html

Andrew Cuomo’s new problems: Bad headlines, Hillary Clinton

In Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Unleashed, HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT on February 24, 2013 at 8:09 am

Andrew Cuomo’s smooth ride as New York’s governor – high approval numbers, flattering newspaper coverage, little by way of fierce opposition – has suddenly hit a rough patch.
Much of it is in the form of a single, towering figure: Hillary Clinton. Gone from Washington, she has returned to Cuomo’s backyard, freezing his perceived 2016 presidential hopes as she begins the long process of deciding whether to run herself.

Meanwhile, generally positive media coverage of the governor has turned sour in recent weeks, with stories that reinforce criticism that Cuomo is too controlling and either insufficiently liberal or trying too hard to placate his skeptics on the left.

It adds up to a serious test of political skills and discipline for Cuomo, who makes every short list of likely Democratic contenders in 2016

And one of the biggest challenges is how to deal with the omnipresence of Hillary.

Few New York Democrats will discuss the Clinton-Cuomo dynamic on the record – lest they antagonize either powerful pol – but it has dominated private conversations for months. Often described as controlling herself, Clinton creates the air of unpredictability for everyone else with 2016 possibly in their sights — especially her fellow New Yorker.

“It’s really a crazy situation,” said one Cuomo supporter, referring to Clinton. “He’s totally trapped by her.”

Every move Cuomo makes, this person said, is seen as aimed at either furthering his 2016 ambitions or to countering Clinton in some way. Further complicating matters for Cuomo is the fact that his donor base overlaps significantly with Clinton’s (though his ability to raise money isn’t in doubt).

“He is going to have to position himself in a real way for 2016 if he’s planning to run,” the supporter added.

There are many other potential land mines for Cuomo now – including national media scrutiny that comes with the expectation that he wants to run for president. A story about Cuomo’s top aide taking to a radio station to lambaste a fired state worker by quoting from his personnel file ricocheted around Twitter on Friday.

With much of his future currently out of Cuomo’s direct control, the question is how focused he can stay on the task at hand.

“Andrew, like just about every politician on earth, has at times allowed some of the distractions to get his attention,” said Democratic strategist Jonathan Prince, who worked with Cuomo briefly on his first, failed gubernatorial run. “But the story of his race for attorney general through his race for governor, and including the last few years of his governorship, has been one of real focus and discipline. He’s got to maintain that.

“The challenge for any politician who is facing a series of external events that have the ability to shape his or her future is to remain focused and disciplined on the events and issues that he or she can effect,” Prince added.

Hillary Clinton is both the wife of the man Cuomo considers his political mentor, and the woman who every prospective 2016 hopeful gets asked about, almost immediately, in every interview. (Bill Clinton gave Cuomo his first major launchpad as U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary in the 1990s).

The best thing Cuomo can do, said Manhattan Institute scholar Fred Siegel, is “forget about 2016” and focus on improving New York state’s economy.

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Top Democrat: Hillary Clinton Would “Clear The Field” In 2016

In United States on February 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

O’Malley, Cuomo, and Biden would all make way, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer predicts. “I don’t know that anybody would run against Hillary.”

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer predicted Tuesday that Hillary Clinton would “clear the field” of potential Democratic rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination were she to throw her hat in the ring, deterring runs for the White House from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and even Vice President Joe Biden.

“I don’t know that anybody would run against Hillary,” Hoyer said in an interview with BuzzFeed. “If she runs, she clears the field. If she doesn’t run, I think Cuomo is a leading candidate and O’Malley is a leading candidate.”

Asked if he believed Biden was considering a run — the vice president joked last year that 2012 wouldn’t be the last time he voted for himself — Hoyer said, “I think Joe is really thinking hard about running. If Hillary doesn’t run, Joe will run. I don’t know that Joe runs against Hillary, though.”

In a Democratic field without the former Secretary State, said Hoyer, O’Malley would emerge as a potential frontrunner whose success with progressive ballot measures — voters in the state passed both marriage equality and the Maryland DREAM Act last year — would make him an attractive candidate to the party.