Friday, October 20, 2017

Women's Media Center to Honor Hillary Clinton with Inaugural and Unique "Wonder Woman Award"

None of Hillary's supporters wonder why she is receiving this Wonder Woman accolade! On her birthday, too! Nice to see April Ryan also among the honorees since she has taken her share of incoming in the White House Press Room these past nine months. Best compliments to Mme, Secretary and all the nominees!

Women’s Media Center

October 19, 2017 | Media

Hillary Clinton
Women’s Media Awards
October 26, New York City
2017 Honorees:
 Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, Ashley Judd, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas, Gail Tifford
Hosted by Maya L. Harris
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Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, Ashley Judd, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas, and Gail Tifford
New York, New York, October 19, 2017 — The Women’s Media Center will honor Hillary Rodham Clinton with its first ever WMC Wonder Woman Award at the Women’s Media Awards on October 26 at a gala at the Capitale in New York City. 
Clinton joins 2017 Honorees Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, Ashley Judd, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas and Gail Tifford. The WMC also will be recognizing the film, “Hidden Figures.” Maya L. Harris will host this event for the first time.
Clinton is an advocate, attorney, author, First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and Democratic presidential candidate who has devoted her life to working on behalf of women, children and families.
The Women’s Media Center is presenting its first—and only—WMC Wonder Woman Award to Clinton as she is a hero to millions in the United States and around the globe for her extraordinary accomplishments and public service. Like Wonder Woman, she seems to have superhuman strength, resilience, and courage. She also blazes new paths so that everyone has equal opportunity to pursue their dreams, and she has done much of it in the face of enemy fire.
“Hillary Clinton’s actions have inspired and protected women and men on every continent,” said Gloria Steinem, co-founder of The Women’s Media Center. “She has battled negative forces and helped to maintain a fragile peace with her negotiating skill on behalf of this country and peace-seekers everywhere. She has handled all this with grace, grit, determination, integrity, humor and fortitude while remaining a steadfast feminist, advocate, activist, sister and tireless leader in the revolution. With this award, the Women’s Media Center declares Hillary Clinton our Wonder Woman.”

This event is currently sold out. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hillary Clinton's Interview with The Economist

Q&ATranscript: Interview with Hillary Clinton

An interview with the Democratic candidate for president in the 2016 elections
THIS week’s edition of “The Economist Asks”, our flagship interview podcast, features an interview with Hillary Clinton. The full transcript, lightly edited for clarity, follows. Listen to the podcast here. For a full list of all our podcasts, click here.
Hello and welcome to The Economists Asks. I’m your host Anne McElvoy. This week we’re asking what stops a woman from becoming president of the United States. I’m here with Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist, and together we’re talking to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and senator from New York. After a long career in law, policy and politics, Mrs Clinton, the former first lady from 1993 to 2001 had aspired to become the first female American president. But in one of the most dramatic races in US presidential history, she was defeated by Donald Trump in the elections nearly a year ago. “What happened?” is the title of her candid new book about why she lost.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hillary Clinton Refuses Trump's Bait: 'No, I'm not going to run again'

She may be visiting across the pond, but Hillary Clinton is keeping up with Donald Trump's comments. Yesterday he told the press that he hopes she runs again in 2020. Hillary hit back.

  • 'No, I'm not going to run again,' Hillary Clinton told a UK radio host on Tuesday
  • On Monday Donald Trump dared her to apply for a 2020 rematch
  • 'I hope Hillary runs, he said of the the former Democratic candidate; 'Hillary, please run again! Go ahead!'
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday in Great Britain that she won't be seeking the U.S. presidency a third time.
'No, I'm not going to run again,' the former Democratic candidate told a host on BBC Radio 4.
On Monday President Donald Trump dared her publicly to launch a new bid for a 2020 rematch.
'I hope Hillary runs, he said during a press conference at the White House. 'Hillary, please run again! Go ahead!'
NEVER AGAIN: Hillary Clinton says she won't be a candidate for U.S. president a third time.

Hillary and Health Care ... in the UK!

One of my uncles had a weak heart. Long retired, he and my aunt did a summer home exchange with a couple from England. That couple moved into their home in Ridgewood, NJ for a few weeks while my Uncle Bud and Aunt Marge occupied their premises in northern England.

Then my uncle had a heart attack. He was rushed to the hospital, treated, and recovered. Upon discharge, my uncle tried to provide his insurance card. The hospital refused it. He then requested a bill. That also was not provided. It was a WTF moment.

The hospital explained that all procedures and treatments were covered even though he was not English. That is how their system works.

My uncle enjoyed the rest of his summer vacay in England. He never had to pay a penny for his medical care.

Hillary Clinton has paid tribute to the NHS after she was forced to rearrange a series of interviews because she fell and broke her toe.
The former US presidential candidate had been due to appear on Woman’s Hour, This Morning and the Graham Norton Show as part of a promotional tour for her book What Happened.
But all three interviews were cancelled or delayed after the accident, which she described when she finally made it to Norton’s set.
“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” she said. “I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe. I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service.”
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My uncle was - I am pretty sure - a Republican. I never asked. I just figured that. But I think he liked his treatment in the UK having been awestruck by it. Or maybe I read him wrong. His daughter, my cousin, was a strong Dem.

Hillary received treatment for her broken bones according to the same provisions as my uncle many years ago. We are not there yet.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oh No! Hillary Broke her Toe!

Running in heels is always potentially treacherous. Hillary was in a rush and took a spill today. Now she has a broken toe. But she still managed to make her appearance with Graham Norton. Keep an eye on your local listings at BBC America. It does not look like that episode will air here this week.

Hillary Clinton tried to put her best foot forward Monday after taking a tumble and being forced to cancel several media appearances to promote her new book in the United Kingdom.
The former Democratic presidential candidate failed to show up for the BBC’s “Woman’s Hour” and ITV’s “This Morning” show, the Daily Mail reported.
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But she later showed up on the BBC’s “Graham Norton Show,” where her spokesman Nick Merrill tweeted a photo of her wearing a surgical boot.
Merrill said Clinton joked about how she had caught her heel on steps and twisted her ankle — but on the show, she said she actually broke her toe.
“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” she said, the paper reported. “I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe.”
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Many will likely remember how, rushing to a meeting, Hillary slipped in an underground garage at the State Department and shattered her elbow in 2009. That terrible fracture required surgery and pins.

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Hillary! We're still with you!

FTR: The Degree was Hillary Clinton's EIGHTH Honorary Doctorate - The Law School Name is a First!

My goodness gracious! People who are so excited about Hillary Clinton receiving an honorary doctorate from Swansea University either have short memories or haven't been paying attention. This was Hillary's eighth honorary doctorate. What is worth celebrating as a first, is her name on the Swansea University School of Law! The plaque on this stone, unveiled Saturday,  designates the school The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.

Hillary Clinton Receives an Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University

Here is a list, admittedly from Wikipedia with a wee bit of supplementation from me, of her previous doctoral honors. I did not begin keeping records of her honors until mid-2008.
In June 1995, Mount Saint Vincent University awarded Clinton an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
On August 26, 2004, Clinton was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, (LLD) by the University of Ulster.
In May 2005, Clinton received an honorary doctorate from Agnes Scott College near Atlanta for being a "defender of human rights" and "a resolute defender of the rights of women and girls."
During 2007, Clinton was awarded an honorary doctorate in medicine by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, for being "a strong advocate for increased investment in medical research" and for "raising awareness of the increased health problems linked to obesity, poor quality food and physical inactivity."
On May 13, 2009, Clinton received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from New York University and spoke at their 177th commencement at new Yankee Stadium.

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On May 25, 2009, Clinton received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Yale University, from whose law school she had graduated three dozen years earlier.
On September 13, 2013, the University of St Andrews conferred an honorary Doctor of Law degree onto her in recognition of her "roles as politician, diplomat and champion of education, human rights, democracy, civil society, and opportunities for women and girls around the world."


These degrees represent only a small number of the many honors Hillary has been awarded over the years. All are very well-deserved.

Hillary Clinton to Headline Global Women's Leadership Forum at UVA

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1500"]Former First Lady, Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton is headlining a major conference on women’s leadership at UVA. Former First Lady, Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton is headlining a major conference on women’s leadership at UVA.[/caption]

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline the Women’s Global Leadership Forum, a two-day University of Virginia symposium that will draw leaders from across the country and around the world to explore the role of women in 21st-century democracy.
Other nationally prominent speakers include U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican leader in the Senate from West Virginia; David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN; Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo’s first female president; Maya Ajmera, founder of the Global Fund for Children; and Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation and chair of the board of trustees for National Geographic.
The forum, set for Nov. 13-14, is part of the University of Virginia’s bicentennial commemoration.
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Enter to Win a Trip to the Clinton Foundation Gala

At the Clinton Foundation, we’re focused on creating programs that make it easier for people to build better lives for themselves and their families. Day in and day out, whether it’s helping farmers negotiate better prices for their crops, teaching parents the best ways to engage their children’s minds, or making lifesaving medications more affordable for people who need them, we believe that when we come together to help each other, it really is possible for individuals to write better life stories.
And while we are always looking for new ways to help even more people, next month we are setting aside one night to reflect on the impact of this work, the people whose lives our programs have touched — and the supporters who’ve made our progress possible.
Today, I would like to invite you and a guest to join me, Hillary and Chelsea at the Foundation’s upcoming Gala. Donate right now and you’ll be automatically entered to win your spot at the Gala in New York City.
When you donate to the Clinton Foundation today, you not only are you automatically entered to win an unforgettable trip for you and a friend to be our guests, you are also being part of a community of people who are making a difference around the world.
As part of this trip, you and your guest will be flown to New York City and treated to a tour of my office. You’ll also be a VIP guest at the Gala to celebrate the good work the Clinton Foundation has done over the last 16 years and raise money to tackle some of the most important challenges we’re facing.
Thanks to supporters across the globe who believe we can do more together rather than going it alone, the Clinton Foundation has already enabled 11.5 million people to gain access to HIV/AIDS drugs, facilitated 20 million schoolchildren to eat healthier lunches and get more exercise, and helped more than 150,000 farmers increase their incomes.
But now is not the time to rest. There’s still more that needs to be done. I hope you will help.
Will you be the one to join us on Wednesday, November 8th in New York City?
Your tax-deductible donation today will automatically enter you to win a trip to NYC, hotel accommodations, and VIP Gala tickets for you and a guest to spend an incredible evening with us. Please donate today. We’d love to have you with us.
My sincerest thanks,
Bill Clinton
P.S. Donations are essential to our work, as are your support and enthusiasm. I hope you’ll take advantage of this unique opportunity and will enter to win to join us in New York. I look forward to it!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hillary Clinton at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Continuing her UK book tour, Hillary spoke at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

 Hillary Clinton is interviewed by Mariella Frostrup

Kim Horton

Hillary Clinton denounced President Trump and warned of the 'clear and present threat" Russia poses to democracy in a powerful speech in Cheltenham today.
Talking in front of a packed room as part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival the former US Presidential candidate warned that WikiLeaks is now 'Russian Intelligence' and voiced her concerns at Trump's threat to pull out of a nuclear deal with Iran.
Read more and see MUCH more>>>>

ICYMI: Hillary Clinton with Fareed Zakaria

Earlier in the week, Hillary stopped by for a chat with Fareed Zakaria. The interview aired today on Fareed's GPS.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hillary Clinton Honored at Swansea University in Wales

Hillary is traveling in the UK this weekend. Today she was doubly honored by Swansea University which conferred upon her an Honorary Doctorate of Law and forthwith renamed its law school The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.

 Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University

Here is the stone with the plaque that was unveiled today naming the law school in her honor.
Hillary Clinton Receives An Honorary Doctorate From Swansea University

Best compliments, Mme. Secretary! So well-deserved!

Here is a nice article about Hillary and her Welsh roots.

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was told she is almost a third Welsh when she appeared on The One Show.
Mrs Clinton even tried to speak Welsh, with help from presenter Alex Jones .
And she also received an Honorary Doctorate at Swansea University , in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world.
But her Welsh roots have previously been well-documented.
She previously said she is proud of her Welsh roots and said the nation had a “special place” in her heart.
Read more >>>>

Friday, October 13, 2017

Welcome Hillary Clinton Back to New Jersey!

Onward Together Endorses Emerge America

Friend --Like many of you, I've been reading a lot of news since the election. And some of the smartest, most enjoyable reading I've done has come from women who write about politics, culture, and the world around us.These women haven't let the frustrations and disappointment of the last year knock them down. They're leading new discussions about the fights ahead of us and need for passionate activism. They're starting new chapters of their lives -- getting married, raising their children. And they're finding new ways to change our world for the better.
I hope you'll take a moment to read more below about the work that another group Onward Together has endorsed, Emerge America, is doing to increase the number of women in public office. Over and over again, I've heard from young women running for office that Emerge gave them the tools they needed to get started. I'm grateful for that. Our communities -- from our families and workplaces to our neighborhoods and states -- are smarter and stronger when women have an equal seat at the table.
And to any women reading this, I hope you'll consider taking a chance on running for office. Being your champion was the honor of a lifetime -- now it's my turn to be on your team.

Onward Together works to build a brighter future for generations to come by supporting groups that encourage people to organize in their communities or run for office. Because you're an important part of Onward Together, we wanted you to get a chance to know these groups a little bit better. To learn more about Onward Together, click here.
The organization: Emerge America
The organizer: Andrea Dew Steele, President and Founder
The mission: To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office by recruiting, training and providing a powerful network. The vision: To change the face of power, politics, and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive to all Americans.
The story: Struck by the incredible lack of women holding elected office at the local level in San Francisco, Andrea co-founded Emerge California in 2002 to lead the fight to get more women elected to office in Northern California. Emerge California's top notch training program quickly became successful. So in 2005, Andrea founded Emerge America to replicate the model in all 50 states. Emerge America currently has affiliates with staff on the ground in 22 states with plans to expand across the country.
The latest: On Election Day in November 2016, 150 of the 214 Emerge America alumnae on the ballot won their races--a 70% win-rate. Since then, the number of women applying to Emerge America's training programs has increased by more than 85%, with no signs of slowing down. In 2017, Emerge America alumnae have won 88 out of 117 races - that is a 75% win rate. Emerge is not waiting until 2018 to win elections.
The next step: Already, 309 Emerge America alumnae have stepped forward to run in 2017 and 2018. Next month, 18 Emerge Virginia-trained women will be on the ballot for the Virginia House of Delegates. Visit to learn more.

Hillary Clinton Returning to the Classroom?

Makes me wish I were still at Columbia!

BY Nancy Dillon

Hillary Clinton is testing the waters on a return to academia.The former U.S. Secretary of State and presidential nominee is in talks with Columbia University to take on a formal role at the Ivy League — and potentially house her archives there, multiple sources told the Daily News.
One option under discussion is an esteemed “University Professor” role that would allow Clinton to lecture across a range of schools and departments without the requirement of a strict course load, one source said.
A former law professor, Clinton could maintain the vaunted but vague role indefinitely or decide at a later date she wants to settle at Columbia's celebrated law school or maybe the School of International and Public Affairs, the source said.
Read more >>>>

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hillary Clinton at Davis

Moving right along....

Hillary Clinton on stage at UC Davis talks Trump, Comey, fake news

By David Caraccio

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Mondavi Center Monday at UC Davis as part of her nationwide book tour.
Clinton’s upcoming book, “What Happened,” went on sale Sept. 12 and details her upset loss to Republican Donald Trump last fall.
At the Mondavi Center, Clinton talked about the James Comey letter to Congress that surfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign that mentioned the reopening of an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server. She also had a message for women and girls, talked about President Donald Trump, “the new cold war” and more.
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said wildfires are made worse by climate change, and research says she's right, according to a report in The Washington Post.
"It's been a tough couple of weeks with hurricanes and earthquakes and now these terrible fires," she said during a speech Monday at the University of California Davis, according to Sacramento's KXTV. "So, in addition to expressing our sympathy, we need to really come together to try to work to prevent and mitigate, and that starts with acknowledging climate change and the role that it plays in exacerbating such events."
Wildfires have devastated Northern California in one of the deadliest outbreaks in history, claiming at least 15 lives and 1,500 homes and commercial buildings, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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Hillary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein

New Revelations Point to a Rigged Election

If this is found to be the case, what is the solution?

By Joe Rothstein
Donald Trump spent much of the 2016 campaign warning us that the result of the presidential election would be rigged. Events of the last few weeks suggest he may have been right and that his presidency is illegitimate.
Here’s what we have learned in those last few weeks:
1. The Republican and Democratic co-chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies that Putin’s government engaged in propaganda and hacking campaigns to influence the outcome of 2016 U.S. election. The use of “hacking” in their assessment is significant for reasons I’ll discuss in a moment.
2. The Russian propaganda campaign mirrored the way the Trump campaign itself used Facebook advertising to target voters, strongly suggesting collusion.
3. The National Security Agency and Equifax, two of the most secure data repositories in the world, reported that they were successfully hacked, undermining claims that state and county voting systems, many built on consumer software, were impenetrable to outside manipulation.
Let’s first consider the propaganda question.
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Hillary Clinton on Australian TV

Hillary Clinton sat down with Sarah Ferguson of Australia's Four Corners TV. Here is a a short promotional video. See below for podcast details.

In a special edition of Four Corners, Hillary Clinton, in her only Australian television interview, talks with Sarah Ferguson.
This riveting conversation, recorded in New York, takes us into the heart and mind of the woman at the centre of the most stunning election loss in modern US history.
This is a very different Hillary Clinton to the managed political performer. Candid, open and at times angry, the former presidential candidate talks about what went wrong and her fears for the future.
An unmissable interview.
Reported and presented by Sarah Ferguson, goes to air on Monday 16th October at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 17th October at 1.00pm and Wednesday 18th at 11pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at
The interview will be streamed live on the Four Corners Facebook page, and will be available as a podcast through the new ABC Listen app.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Hillary Clinton's Interview with Parents Magazine

Hillary Rodham Clinton's new picture book has an inspiring message: Everyone—including children—can come together to make the world a better place.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds her children's book "It takes a Village"

Melina Mara/Getty Images

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton just released a picture book with an inspiring message about how everyone—including children—can come together to make the world a better place. In exclusive interview with, Clinton, a grandmother of two, gives us insight into the making and meaning of It Takes A Village, and reveals what children’s literature has shaped her.
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Update on the Steele Memos and Other Thoughts

The Christopher Steele memos are not going away.

Nine months after its first appearance, the set of intelligence reports known as the Steele dossier, one of the most explosive documents in modern political history, is still hanging over Washington, casting a shadow over the Trump administration that has only grown darker as time has gone by.
It was reported this week that the document’s author, former British intelligence official, Christopher Steele, has been interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The Senate and House intelligence committees are, meanwhile, asking to see Steele to make up their own mind about his findings. The ranking Democrat on the House committee, Adam Schiff, said that the dossier was “a very important and useful guide to help us figure out what we need to look into”.
The fact that Steele’s reports are being taken seriously after lengthy scrutiny by federal and congressional investigators has far-reaching implications.
The Steele dossier said one of the aims of the Russian influence campaign was to peel off voters who had supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries and nudge them towards Trump.
Evidence has since emerged that Russians and eastern Europeans posing as Americans targeted Sanders supporters with divisive and anti-Clinton messages in the summer of 2016, after the primaries were over.
Read more >>>>
Regarding that last sentence, what are we to make of this? It was posted yesterday by an eastern European who poses as an American, refuses to disclose nationality and location to "friends" on Facebook, and boasted privately to me about "reach." Who uses that word? And why? Especially when you are talking American politics to Americans!
Political survey: Q1: Who is our champion for 2020? Q2: WHY HILLARY?... I do not want to influence you, but ...
Of course American friends ate this up despite HRC having stated quite publicly several times that she has run her last campaign and is moving forward on a new footing. As to that "I do not want to influence you..." portion, I refer you to George Lakoff's Don't Think of an Elephant.

Absolutely! Yes you do! This is bald-faced influence peddling.

Why would a foreigner purportedly worshipful of Hillary contradict Hillary's own words regularly with the ubiquitous #HRC2020 hashtag?
'Though this be madness yet there is method in it'.
Yes indeedy!

To paraphrase Mammy in "Gone With the Wind," trolls of this ilk are sitting there waiting to pounce just like a tiger when the time is right.

At Stanford, Hillary said,
"Make no mistake this isn't just about what happened in 2016, it's about what is happening right now"
Yep! And the trolls come in all manner of guises - but they are disguises. Be wary!

She has warned us in the past. Too many ignored and disregarded her, and look where we are.  

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hillary Clinton at Stanford

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the perils of technology at launch of Stanford’s new digital policy program

In her address to members of the campus community, Clinton spoke about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and celebrated Stanford’s efforts to combat cyber warfare.
An attack on the technological infrastructure of the United States is akin to an attack with conventional weapons, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a Stanford audience on Friday.
“Right now we don’t have an effective deterrent to prevent cyber warfare the way we do conventional nuclear conflicts,” she said. “I believe that it is time for the United States to declare a new doctrine, stating that a cyber attack on our vital infrastructure will be treated as an act of war.”
Clinton spoke about cybersecurity and the perils of digital technology as part of a day-long conference that launched the Global Digital Policy Incubator, a new program at the university.
Hillary Clinton speaking at podium
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a keynote address at the launch of the new Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) on Friday. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

She delivered a keynote address, “Digital Technology, Diplomacy and Democratic Values,” and spoke with Eileen Donahoe, executive director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator, at CEMEX Auditorium before a packed crowd of students, faculty, staff and guests.
Clinton praised the idea for the incubator, created at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). The new program aims to foster collaborations to inspire policy and governance innovations that reinforce democratic values, universal human rights and the rule of law in the global digital realm.
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FYI: Here are some of the posts that targeted American voters

For the record, here are some of the Facebook and Twitter posts that Russian accounts disguised as Americans used to attack Hillary Clinton during the campaign. Please regard it as a public service announcement.

This is not over. They will do this again. They probably still are doing it. November is around the corner. Stay vigilant.

These are the Facebook posts Russia used to undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign – ThinkProgress

An anti-Clinton bias coursed through Facebook pages secretly run by Russian actors (CREDIT: AP/ANDREW HARNIK)
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By meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Moscow appears to have initially aimed to plant Donald Trump in the White House. But as signs toward the end of the campaign pointed to Trump’s defeat, actors in Russia were primarily trying to hamstring Hillary Clinton’s perceived ascension to the presidency. That theme ThinkProgress detailed earlier this week by analyzing Russia’s creation of hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, pumped via ads and promotion into Americans’ feeds.

For part 1 of this series, click here.

We’ve also learned that certain pages called for followers to vote for Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders, as opposed to Clinton — although those posts, especially as pertaining to Sanders, haven’t yet been revealed publicly.


... while nominally pro-Clinton material existed on certain of these fake accounts, it was explicitly targeted at those opposed to the groups said to support Clinton.

And it’s within that paradox that we can parse the primary contour of Russia’s Facebook operations. Because where pro-Trump and anti-Clinton material have dominated the accounts that have thus far come to light, a key theme emerges throughout: The Russian operations also targeted the cultural schisms and tensions coursing through the U.S., muddying messages and exacerbating tensions to the point of nearly breaking.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hillary Clinton on Dutch TV

A great big THANK YOU to Cornelia Nauta for sharing this interview Hillary gave on Dutch TV. Click on the link and you will first see a statement about cookies that the EU requires. Just click the "Ja OK" blue button and the page with the video will come up. You can also access the link by clicking on the photo.


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Five Former POTUSes To Headline Hurricane Benefit Concert

From the Clinton Foundation.

“Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” to Feature Country Icons ALABAMA;  Texas Legends The Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen; Plus Special Guests

COLLEGE STATION, TX — The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation today announced a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena the evening of October 21st featuring former Presidents Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41 and Carter joined by top music performers. All ticket sales and other proceeds from the “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” concert will go to the special hurricane recovery effort launched last month by the five living former U.S. presidents.

Together with all five living former presidents, the show at Reed Arena will feature Grammy winners and producers of 43 #1 hits, ALABAMA, joined by Texas legends The Gatlin Brothers, four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett, and Robert Earl Keen; legendary Grammy-award winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer ‘Soul Man’ Sam Moore; gospel legend Yolanda Adams; season three winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” Cassadee Pope; and rising country artist Stephanie Quayle, who Rolling Stone Country called one of the “Ten New Country Music Artists You Need to Know.” Country music star Lee Greenwood will emcee the event.

Tickets for the “Deep From the Heart” concert are now on sale at

“The 43rd President and I, and our distinguished colleagues in this 'One America Appeal,' are very grateful to these wonderful performers — some of them old friends, some of them new — for giving their time and talent to help the urgent cause of hurricane recovery in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean,” said President Bush 41. “It’s important that those affected by these devastating storms know that, even if the path to recovery feels like a road that goes on forever, we’re with them for the long haul."
The One America Appeal was launched September 7th when all five living former presidents aired a joint PSA on the NFL’s regular season opening broadcast and launched a website accepting tax-deductible donations at

Originally, the former presidents were inspired to come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which unleashed devastating flooding that threatened hundreds of thousands of Texans — and spurred thousands of first responders and neighbors into action. The effort has since expanded twice to include recovery efforts in Florida from Hurricane Irma, and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from Hurricane Maria.
A special restricted account has been established through the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation to collect and distribute donations to every dollar given goes to assist hurricane victims. Donations will be distributed to:
  • Houston Harvey Relief Fund, focusing on the greater Houston region
  • Rebuild Texas Fund, assisting hurricane-ravaged communities across the state
  • Florida Disaster Fund
  • Juntos y Unidos Por Puerto Rico, launched by First Lady Beatriz Rossello and a private sector coalition
  • The Fund for the Virgin Islands
“Thanks to our very generous underwriters, we can once again state that every dollar we raise through ticket sales for our 'Deep From the Heart' show will go to our designated hurricane recovery funds,” said David Jones, CEO of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation. “So grab your friends and join us at Reed Arena on October 21st for what promises to be a truly unforgettable night – that also helps a lot of Americans."

#ICYMI: Hillary Clinton with Jimmy Fallon and Miley Cyrus

Hillary Clinton joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last night for the first time since the campaign season when he hosted both her and her opponent, the well-known TV figure.

It was highly emotional from the moment Fallon brought on female staffers who wanted to write Thank You Notes (a staple on the show, but normally on Fridays) to Hillary. Miley Cyrus, guest co-host for the week, was the last in line and brought me to tears. Then Hillary wrote her own thank you note. It was touching, real. Unless you are a total dolt, you knew, watching this, what we have lost. But you also gained hope in what comes next because it is these young women and all they represented last night.

Fallon has taken a lot of flack for being too hospitable to Trump back in the general election. Perhaps this absolves him.  I am not sure. But Hillary certainly knows him and knows he has two little girls. I had the impression that her advice to him, back when we were all so young and hopeful, to read to them, sing to them, talk to them, made more of an impression on him than DJT's hair.

It's too late now for Jimmy to rethink being even-handed or maybe even too playful and carefree when we were faced with a deadly serious choice. Did Jimmy redeem himself? I think Hillary allowed it. But I also think that the reason she was a guest this week was because Miley was co-host.

When Hillary was on SNL, Miley was the guest musician.

The general impression was that a gang of women set Jimmy back on track. For him it may be too little too late, but for them it was their night in history. Powerful.

After Hillary's appearance, Miley sang Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made For Walkin' dedicated to Hillary, and we all tweeted Nancy and said "YES!"

Update: Wednesday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” featured Miley Cyrus, who was appearing as part of her “Miley Week” residency on the show.
It also featured a visit from Hillary Clinton.
One segment brought the two women together.
The segment involved Cyrus and writers from “The Tonight Show” penning “Thank You Notes” to Clinton.
Clinton also appeared for an interview on the episode, while Cyrus participated in two performances — “Islands In The Stream” and “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’.”
A video of the “Thank You Notes” segment follows. Additional videos will be posted upon availability. Photos from the taping are also embedded.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0751 — Pictured: (l-r) Hillary Rodham Clinton during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on October 4, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0751 — Pictured: (l-r) Hillary Rodham Clinton with Tonight Show Writer Becky Krause during “Thank You Notes” October 4, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0751 — Pictured: (l-r) Hillary Rodham Clinton with Miley Cyrus during “Thank You Notes” on October 4, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0751 — Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus and Hillary Rodham Clinton during “Thank You Notes” on October 4, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
Read more and see Thank You Notes Video >>>>

This edges on snarky a little but is worth a look. We could have done without that "sniff."