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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

REMINDER:

Join Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton for Millennium Network San Francisco November 9

Millennium Network San Francisco
Saturday, November 9, 2013
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
San Francisco

If you have any questions, please e-mail MN@clintonfoundation.org or call 646-775-9179.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make a donation to support the life-changing work of the Clinton Foundation, please click here.

http://www.clintonfoundation.org//millennium-network-san-francisco

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

Sons of Italy to Honor U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

In Madame Secretary Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, Smart Power on March 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2012 – 2:25 pm

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the first woman to receive the Sons of Italy Foundation’s (SIF) Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service, to be presented at the SIF’s 24th annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala on May 23, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

The award was established three years ago to recognize the extraordinary public and humanitarian service to America by people who are not of Italian heritage. Clinton follows previous honorees Vice President Joe Biden (2009), President Bill Clinton (2010), and U.S. Senator Jack Reed (2011).

“We are deeply honored and pleased that Secretary Clinton has agreed to accept this award, which recognizes her long record of outstanding service to her fellow Americans and people of other nations,” says SIF CEO Philip R. Piccigallo

The SIF and its parent organization, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) created this special award category to underscore OSIA’s efforts to improve human conditions globally, building upon the SIF’s long record of relief efforts in Italy, Europe, South America, Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean and Asia. To date, the SIF and OSIA have donated $119 million to these efforts.

“Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tireless advocacy on behalf of women and girls both here and abroad as first lady; U.S. senator; and now, secretary of state, makes her richly deserving of such recognition,” Piccigallo says. Since Secretary Clinton will be traveling during the Gala, she will accept the award via video.  Other honorees at the 2012 NELA Gala will include:

  • Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace (ret.)
  • Secretary-Treasurer of the Laborers International Union of North America Armand Sabatoni, and
  • CEO of Mediterranean Shipping Company Claudio Bozzo

Also to be honored at this year’s gala will be 10 to 12 of the brightest and most talented scholars of Italian descent, chosen from a highly selective national competition, who will accept  substantial awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 that will enable them to attend some of America’s top colleges and universities.

The NELA Gala is the hallmark of the SIF’s public affairs and fund-raising programs and highlights the foundation’s commitment to educational excellence, leadership and the betterment of society.

The Sons of Italy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America, the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States, founded with the purpose of preserving Italian American culture, encouraging educational excellence among Italian Americans and improving lives in other areas.

SOURCE Sons of Italy Foundation

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Bill Clinton in favour of Keystone; wife to decide its fate

In Bill and Hillary Clinton, Canada, HILLARY in 2012, TransCanada Pipeline, United States on February 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton weighed in Wednesday in favour of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, the controversial project whose ultimate fate is in the hands of his wife.

Updated: Wed Feb. 29 2012 16:08:11

The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. president Bill Clinton weighed in Wednesday in favour of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, the controversial project whose ultimate fate is in the hands of his wife.

Clinton, the keynote speaker at the Department of Energy’s conference for clean-technology startup companies in Maryland, wondered aloud why TransCanada didn’t originally propose to build the pipeline around an environmentally fragile area of Nebraska.

“One of the most amazing things to me about this Keystone pipeline deal is that they ever filed that route in the first place, since they could have gone around the Nebraska Sand Hills and avoided most of the dangers, no matter how imagined, to the Ogallala with a different route,” he said.

“The extra cost of (rerouting the pipeline) is infinitesimal compared to the revenue that will be generated over a long period of time,” he added.

“So, I think we should embrace it and develop a stakeholder-driven system of high standards for doing the work.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, testifying later in the day to the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee hearings into energy security, was asked about her husband’s remarks.

“He’s a very smart man,” she said to laughter.

“But he, unfortunately, is not bound by the laws and regulations any longer of the United States to make decisions that follow a certain procedure. And that’s what we have to do.”

Bill Clinton’s comments are certain to cause a stir given his wife has already been accused of a pro-pipeline bias. The State Department is deciding the fate of the $7.6 billion pipeline since it crosses an international border.

In November, the Obama administration deferred making a decision on the pipeline until after this year’s presidential election, citing concerns about the risks Keystone XL’s proposed route could pose to the Ogallala aquifer.

Pipeline proponents cried foul, saying it was a cynical political move aimed at pacifying the environmentalists among President Barack Obama’s base in advance of the election.

In January, facing a mid-February deadline imposed by congressional Republicans, the Obama administration rejected TransCanada’s permit outright, saying it didn’t have enough time to thoroughly review a new route before giving it the green light.

But Obama also assured Prime Minister Stephen Harper that the decision was not based on the pipeline’s merits, but was merely necessitated by the Republicans’ pressure tactics.

Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that TransCanada has submitted a new application for a route that would carry Alberta oilsands bitumen from the Canadian border to Steel City, Nebraska.

“At the same time,” she said, “they’re moving forward with parts of the pipeline like from Oklahoma to Texas, that don’t cross the border and don’t need State Department evaluation or decision.”

The Calgary-based company has also said it is reapplying soon for a presidential permit that incorporates the alternate route around the Nebraska aquifer.

Republicans have not eased up on their attempts to force approval of the pipeline. Earlier this month, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation that would strong-arm the Obama administration into green-lighting Keystone XL as soon as possible.

They believe the pipeline will create thousands of jobs and help end U.S. dependency on oil from often hostile OPEC regimes.

At the White House daily media briefing on Wednesday, spokesman Jay Carney decried the tactics of congressional Republicans.

“Calls to approve Keystone XL right away, again, are insulting to the American people because there is no permit to approve,” he said.

The pipeline has become a rallying cry for Republican presidential candidates as well. After narrowly winning the Michigan primary on Tuesday, Mitt Romney vowed to keep fighting for Keystone XL.

“I’ll get us that oil from Canada that we deserve,” he said to cheers in Columbus, OH.

The Obama administration, meantime, signalled a shift in attitude toward Keystone XL earlier this week when the president praised TransCanada’s decision to carry on constructing the pipeline from Oklahoma to Port Arthur, Texas.

Hillary Clinton denied the administration was shifting gears in her testimony on Wednesday.

“So why the flip-flop on the Keystone XL pipeline?” Florida congressman Connie Mack asked Clinton.

“I don’t think there was any flip-flop, Congressman,” she replied.

“I think that this was always a matter that had to be evaluated in accordance with legal and regulatory standards. Certainly energy security considerations was a key factor, but not the only factor. There was a lot of concern on the part of one state through which the pipeline traveled.”

Edmonton Paper

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!!!!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY…

In humanity, United States on May 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

Have you told your mother how much you love her and appreciate all she’s done for you?

A Newborn’s Conversation with God

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

God said, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the small child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”

God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?”

God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

God said, You will simply call her, “Mom.”

please do so while you still can.

(h/t Patriot 08′

HILLARY: A Missed Opportunity

In Americans, Barack Obama, Global News on January 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

FEEL BETTER ASSHATS STICKING US WITH THAT LOSER

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA/BARRY SOETORO

Team Hillary revving up their engines for a — ? 2012 starts NOW!

In PRESIDENT HILLARY, United States on September 28, 2010 at 6:26 pm

YOU BE THE JUDGE!

Gore Vidal: Obama ‘Dreadful’ as President

In Global News, Gore Vidal, news, Secretart of State Hillary Clinton, United States on September 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Vidal

Gore Vidal, American literary giant and Democrat insider, is publicly declaring he made a mistake in switching his support during the 2008 Democratic presidential campaign from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama.

I was hopeful,” Vidal says of an Obama presidency. “He was the most intelligent person we’ve had in that position for a long time.” Now, Vidal says in an interview published in the British paper, The Times, he was wrong and Obama is performing “dreadfully” as president.

Vidal says criticisms of Obama are mostly about his Afghanistan policies, which he says show the president is “inexperienced.” He says Obama “has a total inability to understand military matters. He’s acting as if Afghanistan is the magic talisman: solve that and you solve terrorism.”

In his view, the United States should retreat from Afghanistan, and he believes Obama is getting bad military advice because “he believes the generals. Even Bush knew the way to win a general was to give him another star.”

In contrast, he thinks Hillary Clinton would handle military matters better because she is a woman. “Hillary knows more about the world and what to do with the generals,” Vidal
tells The Times. “History has proven when the girls get involved, they’re good at it.

Vidal says terrorism is a government-created fraud.
The “war on terror” was “made up,” he says. “The whole thing was PR, just like ‘weapons of mass destruction.'”

Citing his father Gene Vidal, who founded TWA Airlines, he says of the war on terror: “It has wrecked the airline business, which my father founded in the 1930s. He’d be cutting his wrists. Now when you fly you’re both scared to death and bored to death, a most disagreeable combination.”

On health care reform, Vidal says that Obama mishandled the issue. “I don’t know how, because the country wanted it. We’ll never see it happen.”

Vidal tells The Times he regrets moving back to Hollywood, after years of living in Italy. He says the United States has “no intellectual class” and is “rotting away at a funereal pace. We’ll have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together.”

In general, he thinks that the White House is failing because “Obama would have been better off focusing on educating the American people. His problem is being over-educated. He doesn’t realize how dim-witted and ignorant his audience is.


He says that another of Obama’s mistakes is that he “believes the Republican Party is a party when in fact it’s a mindset, like Hitler Youth, based on hatred — religious hatred, racial hatred. When you foreigners hear the word ‘conservative,’ you think of kindly old men hunting foxes. They’re not — they’re fascists.”

In giving advice to President Obama, Vidal cites President Lincoln, who “wrote to one of his generals in the South after the Civil War” ‘I am President of the United States. I have full overall power and never forget it, because I will exercise it.’ That’s what Obama needs — a bit of Lincoln’s
chill.”

At 83 and in a wheelchair, Vidal’s bitterness seems to stem from his own unfulfilled political ambitions. “I would have liked to have been president, but I never had the money. I was a friend of the throne. The only time I envied Jack [Kennedy] was when Joe [Kennedy, his father] was buying him his Senate seat, then the presidency. He didn’t know how lucky he was.

A few excerpts from the Times Online:

“America should leave Afghanistan, Vidal said. “We’ve failed in every other aspect of our effort of conquering the Middle East or whatever you want to call it.” Vidal, a friend of President John F. Kennedy, became an Obama backer because he “grew up in a black city” (Washington) and was impressed by Obama’s intelligence.

On Mr Obama’s plan to reform healthcare, he said: “He f***** it up. I don’t know how, because the country wanted it. We’ll never see it happen.”

Vidal added: “He loves quoting Lincoln and there’s a great Lincoln quote from a letter he wrote to one of his generals in the South after the Civil War. ’I am President of the United States. I have full overall power and never forget it, because I will exercise it’. That’s what Obama needs – a bit of Lincoln’s chill.” He also predicted Obama may be assassinated: “Just one lone gunman lurking in the shadows of the capital.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6854498.ece


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.

Barnard Link