Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Since I do not in fact work for the government, which is supposed to work for me, tonight I am wondering why the president bypassed the secretary of state and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and appointed an ambassador to Syria during the Christmas recess in exchange for NONE of the agreements that State Department had been negotiating for six-plus months. I am wondering .
Secretary Clinton to Receive 2011 Marshall Foundation Award on June 2
Notice to the PressOffice of the SpokesmanWashington, DC
May 31, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the 2011 George C. Marshall Foundation Award at a dinner on June 2 at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
The Award program will include remarks by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright; former Chilean President and current Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet; General Raymond Odierno, Commander of the U.S. Joint Forces Command; and Michael Strianese, Chairman, President and CEO of L-3 Communications. Christiane Amanpour of ABC News will serve as the master of ceremonies.
Secretary Clinton to Travel to UAE, Zambia, Tanzania, and Ethiopia
Press StatementMark C. Toner
Deputy SpokesmanWashington, DC
May 31, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will go to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a meeting of the Libya Contact Group on June 9. This meeting will build on the last Contact Group meeting held in Rome and will allow the United States to discuss with its international partners the range of issues with respect to addressing the situation in Libya, including the ongoing implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973.
Secretary Clinton will then travel to Lusaka, Zambia, on June 10 for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial Forum, where she will showcase this centerpiece of our trade policy with Africa and engage with government, private sector, and civil society representatives from 37 different countries. While in Zambia, she will also meet with Zambian President Rupiah Banda as well as participate in events to highlight U.S. government initiatives to improve the lives of the Zambian people.
From there, Secretary Clinton will travel to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to meet with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. In Tanzania, she will highlight our successful bilateral engagement including a host of programs including Feed the Future (FTF). In Ethiopia, Secretary Clinton will focus on regional issues, visiting the African Union (AU) headquarters and meeting with AU Chairperson Jean Ping, in addition to bilateral meetings. She will also meet with civil society to draw attention to their innovative and enterprising work.
Public Schedule for May 31, 2011
Public ScheduleWashington, DCMay 31, 2011
SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
4:05 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers closing remarks to the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, in the George Marshall Conference Center at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
4:25 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Colombian Foreign Minister Holgiun, at the Department of State.
6:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a dinner for Partners for a New Beginning, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
If the DNC thinks that the incumbent will simply coast into a second term, it needs a reality check. That GOP field is not as weak as they think it is. Pawlenty is not actually more boring than Obama is, and he has a few things to say. Huntsman is bright, respectable, and rather moderate. He could capture Indy votes. Romney has never really been an outlier. These are formidable adversaries who intend a strong challenge. The one individual who could give them a run for their money is not the incumbent. He will struggle. Hillary Clinton can and should glide in.
All of these past three years we have remained a tightly woven force for Hillary, and so my fellow P.U.M.A.s, happy anniversary, from Boowitch and me. You rock! Every single one of you! Love you all!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Remarks With Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff