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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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RUN – HILLARY – RUN

In Democratic Party, HILLARY 2012, Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, PRESIDENT HILLARY, Presidential Election, White House bid, Woman of the Year on December 12, 2011 at 2:49 am

Some posters are having trouble having their thoughts posted on asking Hillary to please run Telling her how much we need her… You can post here as an alternative and we will forward your posts to Hillary personally.

from the William J. Clinton blog:

Here is a short conversation between my friend Rumana and President Clinton Dec 9 at a book signing in Chappaqua. Here is Rumana’s synopsis:

I said to him hello Mr. President me and my friends want to know if Hillary will run, and I mean in 2012 and not 2016. He paused for a sec. And said she keeps saying no but if she gets enough encouragement maybe she will change her mind.

I said you should go to S4h FB page and see we are encouraging her. He put his hand on my shoulder and said if lot more people encourage her maybe she will run. I said Mr. President we are talking about 2012 please do something. He said she needs to know you are there for her and I said please tell her.

Go to the blog Still4Hill to post

http://still4hill.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/please-hillary-run/#comment-23550

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Please, Hillary, Run!

December 9, 2011 by still4hill

On this blog there is a long archive which, at some point in August, I began entitling “Media Reads on a Hillary Run.” The comment threads on those posts are chock-full of comments from HRC’s supporters who wish she would run again for POTUS and not wait until 2016 to do so. Many of us are dissatisfied to the point of infinite frustration with the way Barack Obama has squandered his golden opportunity to bring real change as he promised. Most of us did not vote for him and did vote for HRC.

The list of reasons is long, but encapsulated comprises:


1. The Leadership Deficit:

Obama’s inability to break the shell of his West Wing office and reach out to the opposition in a human and social fashion. He would have been far more effective with the GOP had he approached them as human beings, had a few people, Boehner, McConnell over for lunch, and given Lisa Murkowski a congratulatory call for her amazing write-in victory, than he proved to be by having them over for secret meetings where he lectured and adopted the stance of “the adult in the room.”


2. The Stalled Car:


For a long period last year, he and his speech
writers really liked that car metaphor, but the truth was that the car was stalled. It stalled over the Gulf oil spill and the jobs the government could have generated with a CCC type effort to clean up the gulf. In fact, from day one, jobs should have been a priority but were put on a back burner for a badly flawed and wanting health care plan wherein he withdrew the single payer option.


3. The Phenomenal Collapsing President:

Every time the Republicans stood shoulder to shoulder, Obama simply laid down on the tracks and gave the GOP what they wanted (or he thought they wanted) before they even demanded it. He was, according to John Conyers, the one who offered up the social safety nets on a silver platter before they even brought up that subject during last August’s budget crisis. The GOP candidates are correct. Obama is an appeaser. Not in foreign policy. He appeases them on domestic issues without even being asked. We have seen almost three years of this!


4. The Hesitation Blues:


How long must we wait? Obama left for an
August vacay saying he would introduce a jobs bill after he got back .. after Labor Day. Americans who are out of work could not afford that wait. They do not have vacations, and, while Labor Day is a holiday for those of us who have jobs, they have no holidays. It is simply another day when they cannot look for a job. In the foreign policy arena, he waited longer than necessary to establish the No Fly Zone in Libya, and we do know that HRC rounded up a posse to change his mind.So this evening I have no media articles to prompt this post. Instead I have a short conversation between my friend Rumana and President Clinton this afternoon at a book signing in Chappaqua. Here is Rumana’s synopsis:

“I said you should go to S4h FB page and see we are encouraging her. He put his hand on my shoulder and said if lot more people encourage her maybe she will run. I said Mr. President we are talking about 2012 please do something. He said she needs to know you are there for her and I said please tell her.” ;)


So this is OUR golden opportunity!

Please comment  also at the Facebook page. President Clinton, and maybe even our preferred candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, will be looking there for our encouragement. Let’s go all out this weekend and let her see the support that is out here!
Hillary, may we have this dance? You are the best hope to put this country back on the rails. You are the best qualified for this hands down!

We need you! Please, please listen to us. Please run!!!!

Who would be doing better? Hillary or Baby Boy Barack?

In Hillary Clinton, Politics, President Bill Clinton, Presidential Election on October 6, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Hillary poll****TALK ABOUT SKEWING THE POLL… ADDING THE WORSE COLUMN TOGETHER

divide by 3= 26.67%**** (not 28%) Hillary Wins by a slight margin

A Fox News/Opinion Dynamics telephone survey of 900 registered American voters conducted Sept. 29 and 30 found that 27 percent think Hillary Clinton would have been doing a better job than Barack Obama had she won last year’s presidential election. On the other hand, 28 percent said she would be doing worse.

The margin of error is 3 percentage points, so that’s probably not a statistically significant difference. Overall, it appears people, regardless of their political affiliation, are more or less divided on who would be a better president, though Republicans skew a bit toward Clinton and Democrats a bit toward Obama.

If this poll is even half accurate, then the so called Democrats are just plain jealous of Hillary’s success. If 27% say that she would do worse than Obama as president, then I have to seriously question their judgment.

Independents are right down the middle, which I pretty much expected. The Republicans surprised me however. 34% said that she would do a better job than Obama would. That’s showing some surprising strength for a party that hounded her and her husband for eight years. Then again, the Republicans hope the Democrats keep doing what they are doing and they will happily remove the Democrats from their seats in November. Bwaaaahaha!

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON TO DELIVER BARNARD COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

In commencement, Hillary Clinton on May 18, 2009 at 3:29 pm

PepsiCo CEO, Renowned Art Historian, and Juvenile Justice Attorney to Receive Barnard Medal of Distinction

In September 2008, Barnard hosted then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for a press conference on Pay Equity.

In September 2008, Barnard hosted then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for a press conference on Pay Equity.

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New York, NY – At Barnard College’s 117th Commencement ceremony on May 18th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address approximately 585 members of the Class of 2009 and receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the College’s highest honor, alongside three other remarkable women: PepsiCo’s Chief Executive Officer Indra K. Nooyi; Harvard University’s William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts Irene J. Winter ’60; and former general counsel to the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice Kay C. Murray.

“Secretary Clinton represents everything we embody at Barnard. A lifetime of public service and intellectual excellence have made her one of the most respected women in America, and in the world. She joins an exemplary group of medalists whose careers have shaped opportunities for women in their fields,” said Anna Quindlen ’74, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and bestselling author. “It’s our honor to welcome them all.”
Read about and watch the press conference.

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This will be Secretary Clinton’s second visit to Barnard in the past year. In September 2008 then-Senator Clinton held a press conference on campus addressing a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on pay inequity in the workplace. Barnard President Debora Spar said, “It is a great honor to welcome Secretary Clinton back to Barnard, and a tremendous opportunity for our graduates to hear from a leader with such deep and personal appreciation for the challenges and possibilities facing women today.”

Spar, who will preside over her first Spring Commencement ceremony since assuming leadership of the College in July 2008, will confer the medals, present the degree candidates and address the expected crowd of approximately 5,000 graduates, family members, faculty and staff of Barnard, the most sought after women’s college in the nation.

Medalist Bios

Hillary R. Clinton is the 67th Secretary of State of the United States. Secretary Clinton joined the State Department after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and twice-elected Senator of the state of New York. In her historic campaign for the 2008 presidential nomination, she won more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history.

Chair of the board and chief executive officer of PepsiCo Indra K. Nooyi leads one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, with 2008 annual revenues of more than $43 billion. Her global perspective and commitment to sustainable growth have contributed to making her one of corporate America’s top visionaries. She is consistently named on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

An art historian and authority on the art and architecture of ancient Mesopotamia, Irene J. Winter is the Boardman Professor of Fine Arts at Harvard University, where she has served on the faculty since 1988. She is widely published on the archaeology of the ancient Near East, and has been active in encouraging U.S. and international efforts to recover and restore looted archaeological materials in Iraq and control the plundering of sites.

Kay C. Murray is an attorney and former general counsel to the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice. Honored for her legal work and her tireless commitment to diversity in the public and private sector, she has served as an inspiration and mentor to young women pursuing careers in law. She is a past president of the Columbia Law School Alumni Association and the recipient of the Lawrence A. Wien Prize for Social Responsibility.

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HRC BEING HONORED at a breakfast on MAY 18th.

In Helen Thomas, Hillary Clinton, Save America's Treasures, Secretary of State on March 23, 2009 at 8:23 am

Hillary Clinton listens during an event for the Preserve America/Save America's Treasures legislation at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, DC, 31 October 2007.

Hillary Clinton listens during an event for the Preserve America/Save America's Treasures legislation at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, DC, 31 October 2007.

While First Lady,Hillary Clinton initiated a millennium project, SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES, and took a very personal interest in the preservation and restoration of Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s home near Hyde Park.

She has continued to be supportive of this wonderful project which is also a great example of economic stimulus for upstate.

A committee for the May 18 breakfast is now being formed – members will probably be asked to raise or donate $5000, $3000 or $1000. Please let me know if you would like to join me and be involved on this committee. It will be great fun, for a great purpose!

Please hold the date for this unusual opportunity to spend time with her!

Individual tickets for the event will probably range from $200 to $350.

The Save America’s Treasures program received the 2007 Keystone Award, the highest award given to organizations outside the architectural field for outstanding contributions to society, from the American Institute of Architects and the American Architectural Foundation.

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton To Receive Honorary Degree By New York University At The May 13th  commencement.

AP) – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel Prize winner Albert Fert will be honored at New York University’s commencement next month. The school said Monday that Clinton will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the May 13 ceremony. Fert, a physicist, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree.

John Patrick Shanley, who has won a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony and an Oscar, will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Also being honored are health advocate Jessie Gruman and journalist Helen Thomas.

See our link above saluting Helen Thomas, the First Lady of the Press.

Madame Secretary’s support for Historic Van Buren land aquisition realized…

In Hillary Clinton, National Historical Site, Preservation on March 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Senate passes Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Protection Act.

WASHINGTON – The US Senate has passed the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Boundary Revision Act, legislation sponsored by then-Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand and then-Senator Hillary Clinton. The bill would enact a 2003 study by the National Park Service that will add approximately 261 acres to the current Park.

“We are now one step closer to preserving the history of Martin Van Buren’s Lindenwald and the rich agricultural character of the Hudson Valley,” said now-Senator Gillibrand. ***“The dedication of the local community to preserve their rich history has been vital. This boundary expansion would protect local agricultural lands and help to increase tourism opportunities in the historic Hudson Valley. ***I want to recognize Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,*** who sponsored the companion legislation in the Senate.”***

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The boundary revision is supported by the Village of Kinderhook, the Town of Kinderhook, the New York State Historic Preservation Office, the Open Space Institute, the Columbia County Land Conservancy, the Friends of Lindenwald, the Columbia County Historical Society, the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, and was unanimously supported by the Columbia County Board of Supervisors in a 2005 board vote.

The legislation was included in an historic preservation bill that served as the legislative vehicle and passed by the Senate Thursday.

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The Van Buren-Kinderhook Connection.

Interview with Hillary Clinton at Dahsyat Studio… pt 1 + 2

In Asia Tour, Asian Tour, Hillary Clinton, Jakarta, Secretary of State on February 20, 2009 at 7:44 am

Hillary feeling the LOVE in Jakarta

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Interview from SOS site:

Watch the “Dahsyat” interview on You Tube below:

“It’s an hour before show time, and I’m backstage at the “Dahsyat” (“Awesome”) studio in the Four Seasons Hotel, talking to supermodel, actress and host Luna Maya. “I’m so nervous!” she exclaims. It’s not every day that the host of the highest-rated youth TV show in Indonesia is jittery about interviewing a guest. But then again, Secretary Hillary Clinton is no ordinary guest. Used to chatting and joking with famous actors, singers and other celebrities, the idea of talking to the 67th U.S. Secretary of State leaves Maya and her co-host, news anchor Isyana Bagoes Oka, visibly shaken.”

“I try to reassure them, but it’s our Information Assistant Dian Agustin, who points out the irony of someone so famous being so star-struck. Both co-hosts laugh at this and visibly relax. Even so, there’s an air of tension and excitement and everyone from the stage crew to the station executives are anticipating Secretary Clinton’s arrival on set.”

“A daily celebrity- and music-focused variety and talk show, “Dahsyat” draws millions of viewers and is very popular with youth, enjoying many times more viewers than even the number-one national news program in Indonesia. Broadcast live on top-rated national TV station RCTI, the program is a mixture between the Tyra Banks Show and MTV, featuring celebrity guests and performances by major Indonesian recording artists.”


“Suddenly, we get the signal, and everyone snaps to attention. Secretary Clinton enters the room a few moments later and I introduce her to Luna and Isyana. The Secretary greets everyone and walks around the set, shaking hands, warmly greeting the crew and posing for dozens of photos before putting on her lapel microphone. The co-hosts take the stage, to introduce their special guest. The music swells, and right on-cue, Secretary Clinton walks on as the audience applauds.”

Hillary receives special envoy George Mitchell

In foreign policy, George Mitchell, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, Special envoy, WordPress Political Blogs on February 3, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Special Envoy Mitchell After Their Meeting

February 03, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State
George Mitchell, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
Washington, DC
SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. I welcomed our Special Envoy George Mitchell back from his trip to the Middle East and Europe this morning, and we were able to have a long discussion about what he heard and learned in the region. This kind of diplomatic force projection that Special Envoy Mitchell represents is something that both the President and I believe very strongly in, and I was pleased that the President agreed to appoint Senator Mitchell. And of course, he quickly sprang into action.
He has described to me the steps that he discussed with the various parties to obtain a sustainable and durable ceasefire. We especially commend Egypt for its leadership role in working through the complex issues concerning a ceasefire. Senator Mitchell also discussed how we can better mobilize humanitarian relief to the people of Gaza and to coordinate the efforts underway or anticipated in the international community.
This is the first of what will be an ongoing, high level of engagement by Senator Mitchell on behalf of myself and the President. We are looking to work with all of the parties to try to help them make progress toward a negotiated agreement that would end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, create an independent and viable Palestinian state in both the West Bank and Gaza, and provide Israel with the peace and security that it has sought.
We are looking forward to the results of the Israeli elections so that we can begin working with a new Israeli government. We are working with the Palestinian Authority under President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad to support their efforts to continue the progress that they have made in providing security and meeting the needs of the Palestinian people.

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Steinmeier meets US secretary of state in Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described Germany as one of Washington’s closest allies. Clinton made the statement following a meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Washington. This was the first face-to-face contact between the German government and the administration of US President Barack Obama. Clinton said she had thanked Steinmeier in particular for Germany’s commitment to efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan. Germany has more than 3,000 troops in that country as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. Steinmeier focused his comments to reporters on the need to establish a new trans-Atlantic agenda. Both Steinmeier and Clinton expressed concerns about the news that Iran had succeeded in launching its first domestically built satellite. Iranian state television said the satellite was designed for use for peaceful purposes only.

Caroline OUT! WOO-HOO!

In Caroline Kennedy, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, mainstream media, New York Senate Seat, WordPress Political Blogs on January 21, 2009 at 8:18 pm


Puma volunteers and concerned New Yorkers…. CONGRATULATIONS! You WERE MARVELOUS!

You NEVER GAVE UP! tpt/NY and madam… you girls were GREAT!

From Out of Nowhere, Caroline withdraws her name from consideration for Senate

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Earlier posts from around the web:

01/21/2009

.Just Breaking; and seems to be complete surprise; Caroline withdraws her name from consideration for Senate bid, citing “personal reasons.

NY POST

Caro line Kennedy has told Gov. David Paterson that she is withdrawing her name from consideration to replace outgoing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate, The Post has learned.

Kennedy cited “persoal reasons,” according to sources.

MORE: Caroline The ‘Certain’ Pick For Dave: Rivals

Her stunning move comes as sources revealed that Paterson had intended to appoint her to the now-vacant seat today.

The 51-year-old Camelot daughter’s decision removes the highest-profile name in the ring to step into Clinton’s seat, as she departs after getting confirmed as President Obama’s Secretary of State today.

The surprise decision leaves a crowded field of about 15 people, mostly elected officials, vying to replace Clinton – including Long Island Rep. Steve Israel, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, upstate Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

For the first time on Tuesday, shortly after Obama was inaugurated, Paterson acknowledged publicly that he is considering state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for the slot.

Senate confirms Hillary by overwhelming majority as secretary of state

In confirmation, economy, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Secretary of State, WordPress Political Blogs on January 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Immediately after the vote, Clinton was to be sworn in during a private ceremony at the Capitol.

The Senate voted 94-2. The dissenting Republican Senators Bitter “Dave” Vitter of Louisiana and Jim “DeMented” DeMint from So. Carolina opposing.

Senator McCain came to the rescue and called off the deliberate attempt of those irksome partisan Republican dogs threatening to stall Hillary’s confirmation. Thank you, John McCain!

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“The administration also planned to name former Senate Democratic leader George J. Mitchell as Clinton’s special envoy for the Middle East. Dennis Ross, a longtime U.S. negotiator, was also expected to advise Clinton on Mideast policy, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the move. “

So, what is happening here? George Mitchell? Was he a last minute appointment. Who did he replace? Very interesting- the plot thickens.

For the most important pressing question of the day.

WHERE ARE PICTURES OF HILLARY IN HER INAUGURAL BALL GOWN?

It seems there has been a total BLACKOUT of pictures of Hillary and Bill at the Inaugural Ball!