Friday, April 18, 2014

Chelsea Clinton Debuts as Producer at Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca: Hillary Clinton Supports Chelsea's Producer Debut at 'Of Many' Screening

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Chelsea Clinton (middle) at Thursday night's "Of Many" Tribeca premiere

The former First Lady also said of Warner Bros.' recent hire Dee Dee Myers, "she'll fit in beautifully."

Chelsea Clinton made her debut as a movie producer Thursday night at the premiere of the documentary Of Many.

The film, which screened at the AMC Loews Village 7 in New York as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, drew a crowd that included President Bill Clinton, who was on hand to support his daughter.

The former president didn't show at the after-party, held at Stream Line Circle, but Hillary Clinton, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, made a surprise appearance.

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Hillary Clinton Chooses a Title for her Memoir

HARD CHOICES by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Available June 10, 2014
Hard Choices is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges that she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.
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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton at 'No Ceilings' Event in New York - and a BIG Announcement!

On stage with her mom and moderator America Ferrera at Thursday's No Ceilings event, Chelsea made a big announcement.  Smiles and cheers all around!  All the best to Chelsea and Marc!
My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be! and I are thrilled that Chelsea and Marc are expecting their first child!

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Grandpa-to-be, AKA former POTUS WJC,  also chimed in on Twitter!

Excited to add a new line to my Twitter bio...grandfather-to-be! and I are so happy for Chelsea and Marc!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Join Hillary and Chelsea Clinton for a 'No Ceilings' Event Thursday April 17


On April 17th, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation as part of the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. This event will begin a dialogue with girls from across the country about their lives, experiences, and hopes for the future.

While the event will take place in New York City, we want to broaden this conversation to include girls in schools and organizations from across the country. We will be livestreaming the event and connecting to classrooms and organizations remotely.
If you're interested in getting your school or organization involved, please RSVP using the form to the right. We will follow-up with more information on the event and suggestions for how you can get involved.

This event is part of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, to help advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. You and your student's voices and stories are an essential part of understanding how far women and girls have come and what are the most important challenges moving forward.

This event will be powered by Microsoft.

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Shoe-Pitcher Ernst Remanded to Custody, AP Reports

Given that she managed to break past security with a purse containing a shoe that she threw at Hillary Clinton within a 60 foot range for reasons only she apparently knows,  the re-arrest of Alison Michelle Ernst should come as no surprise.  Hillary was not hit and handled the incident with her signature good humor,  but the fact that Ernst and  the purse got past security is unsettling.  Anything could have been in that bag and Ernst got pretty close.

Federal charges were filed on Sunday.


Magistrate orders Phoenix woman accused of throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton to remain detained

First Posted: April 15, 2014 - 8:12 pm
PHOENIX — A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.
Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, read documents, talked to her lawyer and sat on the edge of her seat as she waited for her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Logan in Phoenix.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Hillary Clinton to Address AJC Forum for 4th Time

The last time Hillary spoke at this event was in April 2010 when she was secretary of state.
First on CNN: Hillary Clinton to address international Jewish group

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a large Jewish group in May, adding another forum to her schedule in which she’s expected to talk about Mideast peace and Iran's nuclear program.

Clinton will deliver the closing address at the 2014 American Jewish Committee's Global Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 14, and organizers anticipate Clinton will "give her view on the issue of utmost concern to us," which include Iran's nuclear program, the rise of global anti-Semitism and the role of Israel in the Mideast peace process.

The address will mark the fourth time Clinton has addressed the American Jewish Committee. According to Ken Bandler, the group's spokesman, Clinton addressed the group as first lady, senator from New York and most recently as secretary of state in 2010.

Hillary Clinton to Address the National Clean Energy Summit at the Same 'Ball Park' Where She Dodged a Lobbed Shoe

Just a day after an agitated interloper at a closed and ticketed event in Las Vegas lobbed a shoe at Hillary Clinton came the news that she will make a return appearance at the same venue come September.

The National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 will convene at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in September.   Hillary will be delivering the keynote speech on September 4.  This is the same venue where, last week, a clearly disturbed Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, broke past security of every level, extracted a shoe from a purse, and threw it at reasonably close range at Hillary Clinton who had just taken the stage to speak.

All of us who love Hillary hope and pray that greatly improved security will prevail at this important summit.  We know she is intrepid and can field wild pitches, but we do not need to see her proving it over and over again.


April 11, 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton Will Cap a Day of Discussion and Exchange Focusing on Growing our Clean Energy Economy through Partnership and Collaboration

Las Vegas, NV —Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas on Thursday September 4, 2014 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.  The nation’s foremost clean energy conversation, “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” will highlight how the private sector, through public-private partnerships and collaboration, is deploying clean energy, investing in innovation, modernizing our nation's electric grid, and reducing climate pollution.

The annual conference is co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Clean energy visionaries, business leaders, bipartisan decision makers, and advocates will convene this year to discuss the future of our nation’s clean energy economy and the progress we have made through innovation, investment in infrastructure, and greater collaboration.

“I am delighted to welcome Secretary Clinton to Nevada for our seventh National Clean Energy Summit on September 4th in Las Vegas,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “Secretary Clinton has been a staunch supporter of bolstering our national security and protecting our climate by deploying clean and renewable energy resources.  She understands the energy issues we are facing in the U.S. and around the world and I look forward to her valuable contribution to this conversation in September.”

“Secretary Clinton is the perfect choice to keynote this year’s summit. At the State Department she pioneered partnerships that will improve lives and reduce climate pollution,” said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress. “The National Clean Energy Summit will continue to provide a forum to generate ideas to bring together the public and private sectors to invest in clean energy infrastructure, and help communities become more resilient to future extreme weather.”

In addition to Secretary Clinton, a diverse set of speakers and panelists will participate in “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” including policymakers and industry leaders. More information about panels and speakers will follow.

“The National Clean Energy Summit has become the nation’s premier conversation about clean energy issues and solutions,” said Rose McKinney-James, Board Chair of the Clean Energy Project. “As we welcome Secretary Clinton we will open a discussion about the best ways to leverage the power and innovation behind the clean energy economy.”

WHO: “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership and Progress” confirmed speakers include
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
More speakers to be announced soon.

WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 2014
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
REGISTER: To register for Summit 7.0 and for the latest information about the panels and panelists, please visit

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Why the 'No Ceilings' Conversation with Hillary and Chelsea Clinton is Important for Girls (and Boys!)

Because of this ...

‘Because I’m a girl’: Fourth grader denied right to play ball with boys

And now this ...

How Birth Order Affects Your Relationships

Find out if your sibling rank influences the way you relate to others

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Firstborns: These children tend to be conscientious, ambitious, organized and—in relationships—dominant. Says Cane, "Firstborns like to be in control." As with all birth-order positions, gender plays a role, too. In the case of firsts, oldest sons tend to be take-charge types, leaders. Oldest females, on the other hand, are more likely to be bossy, confident and aggressive than their younger sisters.

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Seriously, Woman's Day?  There is a difference between take-charge types, leaders and  bossy, confident and aggressive?  Really?  The emphasis above is mine, by the way.  To me the difference is your choice of nouns for boys and adjectives for girls, but don't mind me and my picky grammatical way of looking at things.

This is important!

Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

New York, NY
Press Release
Event to launch “No Ceilings Conversation” Series

(NEW YORK, NY) – April 11, 2014 – On Thursday April 17th, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation – the first in a series of No Ceilings Conversation events designed to provide a forum to hear from girls and women around the world. Moderated by actress and advocate America Ferrera, Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation will bring together girls to talk about their lives, experiences, and hopes for the future.

Taking place at the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City, the conversation will join girls from the Girls Club, the Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Inc., Girl Up, the Young Women’s Leadership Network and four schools from across the country on Microsoft’s Skype Software:  Seattle Girls' School in Seattle, Washington; the Hathaway Brown School for Girls in Shaker Heights, Ohio; The York County School District in York, Virginia; and the KIPP Delta High School in Helena, Arkansas. The conversation, powered by Microsoft, will be streamed to allow people from around the world to join the conversation remotely and ask questions via online video streaming and Twitter.

This conversation is part of the Clinton Foundation’s initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which seeks to advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. These conversations and the ones to follow will be used to shape and inform the work of No Ceilings.

WHAT:                  Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation
WHO:                    Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and America Ferrera
WHEN:                  Thursday, April 17, 2014
                                 Event: 3:00pm
WHERE:                Lower Eastside Girls Club

To watch the event online, please visit

Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #noceilings
The articles above are two that happened to show up in my MSN newsfeed on the past two consecutive days.  They demonstrate the need for this No Ceilings symposium.  I hope parents and teachers  will make sure the girls in their care are aware of this event and are online on Thursday and participating.

In my opinion, boys can also benefit from watching what goes on at this event.  According to the first story, the boys do not have a problem with Jaelyn playing.  The adults do (which is pathetic).  Boys need to know that supporting a teammate in a situation like this is the right thing to do.  They need to know that they can get adult support when they are right.
Enough is enough!  This nonsense has run its course.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hillary Clinton Ducks a Wild Pitch

We already knew that Hillary could lose a shoe and recover as gracefully and adorably as Cinderella thanks to this incident at the Elysee Palace in January 2010 when then President Sarkozy successfully partnered her recovery of the lost slipper.

Today, while speaking at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference in Las Vegas, she demonstrated that she is as quick-thinking and fleet of movement as Derek Jeter when she dodged a shoe lobbed at her by a woman in the audience who was taken into custody.  Reportedly, Hillary was not hit, and her hand-on-the-hip stance is as cool as that of any Major League short stop.  You can almost envision the glove on her left hand.  Note to all:  She is as good at ducking flying objects as she is fielding all the pointless questions about 2016.  She will speak about that when she is good and ready so stop the useless prodding.

A woman was taken into custody after hurling what she said was a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech — and the former secretary of state was quick with a witty comeback.
The bizarre incident happened just moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.
The former first lady, 66, ducked, but did not appear to be struck by the flying object. She quickly joked about the incident.
Clinton quipped: "Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?"
She added: "My goodness, I didn't know that solid waste management was so controversial. Thank goodness she didn't play softball like I did."

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Update:  Federal and local charges have been filed.
LAS VEGAS — Authorities have filed federal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe on stage while Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a convention speech.
The trespassing and violence charges lodged Sunday against Alison Michelle Ernst in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas come as local prosecutors consider a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in state court.
Ernst didn't respond to a phone message Monday, and it isn't clear if she has a lawyer.

Image: Alison Ernst is seen in a booking photo from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department HANDOUT / Reuters
Alison Ernst, 36, is seen in a booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas April 11, 2014.
The 36-year-old faces a June 24 court date on the local charge, which could get her a year in county jail stemming from the incident Thursday.

A court date in the federal case wasn't immediately set. Clinton wasn't struck by the shoe. She continued her speech to a recycling industry conference at the Mandalay Bay resort.

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