Thursday, July 19, 2018

Secretary Clinton for the Defense

It is a ludicrous idea: that a former Secretary of State should feel impelled to come to the defense of a former ambassador (to a huge, powerful country) against the president's wimpy response to a dictator.  These are not normal times. Putin's demand was outrageous. Trump's response was, to quote Susan Rice, "Beyond outrageous."

And in true diplomatic form:

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Waterloo! It's Coming!

Trump was in the UK the past few days.  Meanwhile ... back at the ranch ...

Remember this?

Well now this! 

Read: Mueller indictment against 12 Russian spies for DNC hack

It comes days before President Trump’s summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Special counsel Robert Mueller just released an indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers.
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Special counsel Robert Mueller just indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers, accusing them of interfering in the 2016 US presidential election.
They are charged with hacking the computer networks of members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. They allegedly coordinated to release damaging information to sway the election under the names “DCLeaks” and “Guccifer 2.0.” However, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to. ld reporters that it’s unclear if their efforts changed the outcome of the election.
Read the indictments >>>>
(Proof he's an amateur or, really, a puppet.  Experienced dictators know better than to leave home while a sh*tstorm is brewing at home. Even Putin knows he is in too deep and doesn't give a fig. THAT should light a fire under some kettles.)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Hillary Clinton at the AFT Convention

While Trump was having tea with the queen and Rod Rosenstein was on the news discussing the Russian indictments, Hillary Clinton was addressing the American Federation of Teachers convention in Pittsburgh. Look for Hillary just after the 1:21 mark.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hillary retweeted this.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Save the Date: Hillary Clinton To Speak at OZY Fest

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Hillary Rodham Clinton to Appear at OZY Fest

You won’t want to miss this. The former secretary of state and presidential candidate will be interviewed by Laurene Powell Jobs on July 21 as part of OZY’s annual two-day summer bash in New York’s Central Park. Clinton will field questions on an array of issues, from politics and technology to health. “The whole mission of the festival is to bring diverse voices to one stage,” said OZY co-founder and CEO Carlos Watson. Other guests include indie darlings Passion Pit, tax reform advocate Grover Norquist and writer Malcolm Gladwell.


Monday, July 2, 2018

Hillary Clinton: What we've been up to at Onward Together

When my friend Howard Dean and I first talked about forming a new organization, it was because we were blown away by the energy and commitment shown by activists -- new and old -- in the aftermath of the 2016 election. We asked ourselves: What can we do to help them?
Onward Together was formed as a way to support and connect the groups that are doing the work that absolutely needs to be done right now -- from mobilizing voters to encouraging and training new activists to recruiting people who are ready to run for office themselves. In 2017, we partnered with 11 organizations headed up by by smart, passionate leaders. We offer funding and strategic advice, and connect them with resources.
And this spring, we finally had a chance to bring those leaders together in one place, and it was really something special.
Take a moment to watch the video we've made celebrating our first Onward Together convening.
The leaders who joined us in New York come from every background. Some of them have been doing this work for years, while some were motivated by the 2016 election. They have different interests and approaches, but all share a belief that our country can be made better by the people who love it.
I really hope you'll take a moment to watch this video, because I think you'll find these activists as inspiring as I do -- and I hope you'll learn more about a group you'd like to support yourself.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Hillary Clinton Dropped in on Wales Again

While she was in Ireland and the UK for lectures, Hillary made a surprise stop in Wales where she revisited Swansea University and spent some time at a well-known wedding venue.

Staff at a Gower wedding venue had a surprise last weekend when Secretary Hillary Clinton stayed the night.
Mrs Clinton was in Swansea to visit Swansea University School of Law which was renamed after the former US secretary of state and 2016 American presidential candidate last October.
University officials selected the exclusive Fairyhill by Oldwalls to host the world leading politician and former First Lady.
During her stay on Saturday night, Secretary Clinton enjoyed a luxury dinner and lunch on Sunday at Fairyhill where she experienced a taste of Gower.
Staff at Fairyhill with Hilary Clinton (Image: Fairyhill)

Read more >>>>

Hillary Clinton Welcomes Demand Justice to Onward Together

Given the news coming out of the Supreme Court this week, I wanted to introduce you to the newest group that Onward Together is partnering with.
Demand Justice organizes progressive activists and voters around protecting our federal courts. In the time since the announcement from Justice Kennedy regarding his plans to retire at the end of July, Demand Justice has motivated thousands of people across the country to make calls and join protests demanding that Senate Democrats promise not to vote to confirm any of Trump’s extreme right-wing likely nominees for Justice Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court.
Reproductive rights, voting rights, access to health care -- so many things we hold dear hang in the balance if the Supreme Court swings to the right. Our court system is one of the important tools we have for keeping our country just and fair. Please take a moment today to learn more about how Demand Justice plans to protect it.
Thank you,

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: Demand Justice
The organizers: Brian Fallon, Executive Director
The mission: To protect the federal judiciary and stop Trump from hijacking the courts.
The story: In the wake of the 2016 election, veterans of Capitol Hill, the White House, and the Clinton and Obama campaigns came together to tackle the issue of keeping our courts balanced and fair by motivating progressive voters on issues related to the federal judiciary while influencing the Senate on judicial nominees.
The latest: After Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, Demand Justice lept into action, launching a movement to demand that Democrats in the Senate oppose anyone on Donald Trump's SCOTUS shortlist.
The next step: Head to to get involved and support Demand Justice.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Hillary Clinton's University of Oxford Romanes Lecture

From Oxford's Facebook page:
Romanes Lecture 2018: Every year since 1892 Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor has invited a distinguished figure from the arts, science or literature to deliver a public lecture.
The first was given by William Gladstone, and this term we’re proud to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton to the stage.
Watch the lecture, live from our Sheldonian Theatre >>>>
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Hillary Clinton delivers Romanes Lecture of hope
Hillary Clinton called for fresh levels of political engagement from new generations as she gave Oxford University’s Romanes Lecture on Monday (25 June).
The former presidential candidate, Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady of the United States gave the latest in the historic series of lectures in Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre.
Drawing on her wide experience of public service at the highest level, Mrs Clinton warned of many current dangers including the rise of populism, outside interference in elections and political disengagement. However, she urged young people to re-engage with politics and to find new solutions for the challenges the world faces.
Read more >>>>

Hillary Clinton describes Putin as a ‘white supremacist’

Speaking at Oxford University's Sheldonian Theatre, the former Democrat candidate condemned the Russian strongman for promoting racism and "fake news"."We are in the midst of a global struggle," Clinton said, "between liberal democracy and a rising tide of illiberalism.
"Vladimir Putin has positioned himself as a leader of an authoritarian, white supremacist and xenophobic movement," she said.
She accused Russia of trying to break up the EU and Nato, destroy the US's traditional alliances, and "undermine democracy wherever they can".
Read more >>>>

Friday, June 22, 2018

Trinity College in Dublin Honors Hillary Clinton

Hillary gave a public lecture and was awarded an honorary degree.  Congratulations, Hillary!

'World at global tipping point'

Sharon Tobin

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has described the world as at "a global tipping point" where "even facts and reason are under assault like never before".Giving a public lecture at Trinity College in Dublin, she described it as a moment that will determine whether we embrace "free people, human rights and democracy" or "retreat to closed societies, oppression and authoritarianism".
Speaking to a packed to capacity lecture hall, it was speech directed at millennials, whom she said were "proving to be some of the most effective activists".
Read more >>>>

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gives a public lecture at Trinity College Dublin. Picture: Maxwells
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gives a public lecture at Trinity College Dublin. Picture: Maxwells
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an impassioned speech about the merits of democracy during a special visit to Dublin.
She was being recognised with an Honorary Doctorate at Trinity College Dublin and spoke to a crowd at the university's Edmund Burke Theatre, an audience including students, activists and politicians, including former Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald.
The hour long engagement was sprinkled with signature Hillary presentation: discussing the ongoing fight for women's rights, the increasingly powerful influence over the West by Russia with just the right amount of humour.
"A lot has happened since I was last in Ireland. I became a grandmother twice over, which is just about the greatest thing in th world. As you may have heard, I ran for president. The grandparenting went great, but the other part, not so much," she said.
Read more >>>>

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hillary Clinton: Families Belong Together

Since I reached out to ask this community to step up and support the groups working to protect and reunite families that have been separated at the border, you’ve raised more than $1 million dollars that will be split between the teams at the American Civil Liberties Union, the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Human Rights First, Kids in Need of Defense, La Union del Pueblo Entero, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, United We Dream Action, We Belong Together, and the Women’s Refugee Commission.
To each and every person who made a donation, no matter how big or small: Thank you.
You may have heard about the White House's just-announced executive order. It will mean more families and children are kept in detention centers and jails for longer -- and it doesn't offer a plan to reunite families already separated. This is not a solution.
Right now, protests, marches, and other events are being organized across the country for Saturday, June 30th to demand our government stop treating these children and their parents like criminals -- take a moment to find one near you, then say you’ll join millions of Americans in standing against this cruel practice.
One mother unable to find their infant or one child being kept in a cage would be unacceptable. What’s happening right now is a crisis so overwhelming that it can be difficult to know how best to help, but your voice is needed now more than ever.
Please sign up for a rally in your community -- or to host an event of your own -- and take a stand on behalf of immigrant families:
Find an event
Thank you,

Hillary Clinton in Dublin

I could be wrong, but I don't think Donald Trump has met with the Taoiseach. Ireland recently voted to overturn an anti-abortion law. Hillary will be receiving an honorary degree from Trinity College tomorrow.

Hillary Clinton has discussed gender equality affairs with the Taoiseach during a meeting in Dublin.
The former US secretary of state and presidential candidate is in the city ahead of being conferred with an honorary degree by Trinity College on Friday.ity College tomorrow
On Thursday she met with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings.
The informal discussion came on the same day European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier also held talks with Mr Varadkar in his Dublin offices.
Read more >>>>

Monday, June 18, 2018

From Hillary Clinton: Horrific

What’s happening to families at the border right now is horrific: Nursing infants ripped away from their mothers. Parents told their toddlers are being taken to bathe or play, only to realize hours later that they aren’t coming back. Children incarcerated in warehouses and, according to more than one account, kept in cages. This is a moral and humanitarian crisis. Everyone of us who has ever held a child in their arms, and every human being with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged.
Even as I warned this could happen on the campaign trail -- that Trump’s immigration policies would result in families being separated, parents being sent away from their children, people rounded up on trains and buses -- I hoped it would never come to be. But now, as we watch with broken hearts, that’s exactly what’s happening.
We can be heartbroken, but we shouldn’t be hopeless. There’s something you can do to help.
Today, I’m asking you to take a stand on behalf of immigrant families by making a direct donation to the groups working to protect kids separated from their families by ICE.
The test of any nation is how we treat the most vulnerable among us. First Lady Laura Bush made that case eloquently in the Washington Post this weekend, writing: “This zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.” She’s absolutely right. We should be a better country than one that tears families apart, turns a blind eye to women fleeing domestic violence, and treats frightened children as a means to a political end.
Meanwhile, Jeff Sessions is trying to use the Bible to justify this cruelty. Let me say this: I went to a lot of years of Sunday school and even taught it from time to time, and what is being done using the name of religion is contrary to everything I was ever taught.
I still believe in the vision we share for our country, and I won’t let scared children become victims of partisan politics. Alongside the organizations that Onward Together partners with, we can and will elect politicians and enact legislation to protect the most vulnerable among us -- but first, we have to address the urgent needs of families at the center of this crisis.
Make a contribution today, and your donation will go directly to the groups doing this work right now:
Donate now
Thank you,

Hillary Clinton's Tweet Storm on the White House Zero Tolerance Policy

Hillary is doing a great job of using Twitter to let us know how she is thinking about current events.


While the president has falsely claimed that he has no choice on breaking up families because of a law passed by Democrats, Bush laid the blame squarely on the president's policies — namely, the Department of Justice’s "zero tolerance" policy with which it began.
On Friday, Department of Homeland Security officials told reporters that 1,995 children had been separated from their parents over a six-week period, from April 19 to May 31.
Read more >>>>

Hillary Clinton tears into Trump immigration policy: Calling family separation the law is 'an outright lie'

Hillary Clinton tears into Trump immigration policy: Calling family separation the law is 'an outright lie'
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Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed President Trump over his administration’s immigration policies and said he is lying about one that has resulted in the separations of migrant families.
“This is not happening because of the ‘Democrats’ law,’ as the White House has claimed,” she said during remarks in New York.
“Separating families is not mandated by law at all. That is an outright lie," she added. "It’s incumbent on all of us, journalists and citizens alike, to call it just that.”
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Women's Forum of New York Honors Hillary Clinton with an Elly Award

Named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, the Elly Awards honor outstanding women leaders. Hillary was among those honored today at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Congratulations, Mme. Secretary! Well-deserved!

The 8th Annual Elly Awards Hosted By The Women's Forum Of New York - Inside
Former First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton speaks onstage during the 8th Annual Elly Awards hosted by the Women's Forum of New York at The Plaza Hotel on June 18, 2018 in New York City. (June 17, 2018 - Source: Mike Coppola/Getty Images North AmericaThe 8th Annual Elly Awards Hosted By The Women's Forum Of New York - Inside
(L-R) Linda A. Willett, Kay Unge, Donna Shalala, Joyce F. Brown, Paula Zahn, Deirdre Quinn, Hillary Clinton, Sheila Johnson and Ilene Wachs attend the 8th Annual Elly Awards hosted by the Women's Forum of New York at The Plaza Hotel on June 18, 2018 in New York City. (June 17, 2018 - Source: Cindy Ord/Getty Images North America)The 8th Annual Elly Awards Hosted By The Women's Forum Of New York - Inside
Former First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton speaks onstage during the 8th Annual Elly Awards hosted by the Women's Forum of New York at The Plaza Hotel on June 18, 2018 in New York City. (June 17, 2018 - Source: Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America)The 8th Annual Elly Awards Hosted By The Women's Forum Of New York - Inside 
(L-R) Linda A. Willett, Hillary Clinton and Donna Shalala attend the 8th Annual Elly Awards hosted by the Women's Forum of New York at The Plaza Hotel on June 18, 2018 in New York City. (June 17, 2018 - Source: Cindy Ord/Getty Images North America)The 8th Annual Elly Awards Hosted By The Women's Forum Of New York - Inside 
(FR) Sheila Johnson , Linda A. Willett, Hillary Clinton, Donna Shalala, (BR) Deirdre Quinn, Paula Zahn, Kay Unger, Joyce F. Brown and Rita Crotty attend the 8th Annual Elly Awards hosted by the Women's Forum of New York at The Plaza Hotel on June 18, 2018 in New York City. (June 17, 2018 - Source: Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

On Fathers Day: This is What They Said and Why They Said It

Heartbreaking. This is what terrorism looks like.

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Pictured: a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker about to be taken from her mother and placed in a facility where the staff (according to an interview) "is not allowed to comfort her."
(Long again. *Sigh.* Please read it anyway.)

We are now essentially torturing parents who legally seek asylum in the United States (and their children), by taking away their minor children, caging those children, and telling the parents they may never be reunited--all to "deter" them (and those like them) from exercising their legal rights under U.S. law. This new Trump "zero tolerance policy" (announced and implemented April 6, 2018 by Jeff Sessions) is evil and not based on our laws.
As some of you know, I used to be a lawyer, and in the 1980s I used to do pro bono political asylum work for Salvadorans fleeing death squads. U.S. law allows you to claim political asylum here if you have a "well-founded fear of persecution" in your home country that fits within specified categories. You can either present yourself at a point of entry and claim asylum (risky--you aren't afforded a lawyer and most asylum claims are turned down) or you can claim asylum as a defense to deportation.
Now on our southern border, the U.S. is (contrary to law) refusing to admit those legally claiming asylum (Chis Hayes/Beto O'Rourke interview, in comments.) They are forcing immigrants to cross into the U.S. illegally, and then arresting them and (even if they have a defense to being deported because of a potentially valid asylum claim) taking their children to be housed in a concentration camp--an abandoned Wal-Mart filled with cages or a new tent camp in 100 degree Texas heat on a military base. This is being done, per Jeff Sessions and Mitch McConnell, to "deter" them from seeking asylum--that is, as a punishment to them, to deter others from doing the same thing. Even though that thing (claiming asylum) is completely legal under U.S. law.
Accounts from Congressional Representatives and pro-bono attorneys reveal that parents are told that their children are being taken away "to get a bath" and then the children are not returned. When asked how they'll be reunited, parents are being told "your families do not exist anymore." Parents have been deported and they don't know where their children are. Because there are at least four federal bureaucracies involved (CBP, DHS, ICE, ORR in addition to private prison corporations and the DOJ) and there was no planning for implementing the policy none of attorneys representing them, the Customs and Border Patrol, nor U.S. Congressional Representatives can get confirmation that the children are even being kept track of by family.
Not surprisingly, one man, after learning that his child had been taken away, recently killed himself.
Jeff Sessions announced the new policy on April 6, 2018 (link in comments) but Trump now (1) claims, inaccurately, that it's "the Democrats'" prior law (a complete lie) and (2) tweeted today that he won't change the new policy unless Congress agrees to fund the wall and end political asylum and end "catch-and-release." (That is, we must make the current policy permanent and worse.)
Today, DHS revealed that almost 2,000 children have been taken from their parents in the last 6 weeks under the new policy. (Washington Post link.) Children are housed in cages on concrete floors. Many of the children don't have access to anyone who speaks their language. The staff has no training to deal with the children's trauma, and a whistle-blower recently explained that both the staff and the children are traumatized, while the CEO of the private prison company has been paid $1 million. (Chris Hayes, after the O'Rourke interview, in comments.)
Today, three medical organizations announced their unanimous denunciation of this new policy because separating young children from their parents and incarcerating them is permanently traumatic. (Link in comments)
So here we are, friends. This is a violation of the Fifth Amendment guaranty of due process of law. It's a violation of the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. It is a violation of international law. I would hope that any of those who continue to assist the implementation of this new policy are shunned by their congregations of faith until that changes. (Catholic bishops have already discussed assessing Canonical penalties to ICE agents ranging from refusing the sacrament of communion to excommunication.) I would hope that our courts ultimately order them to cease and desist, and if they fail to do so, that they are jailed for contempt of court. I hope they are ultimately prosecuted as international war criminals and they can never travel outside the U.S. In the meantime, every single one of them has violated his or her oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and they deserve our horror and our contempt.
I've spent today in a funk, knowing that I needed to write this, and hating that fact. I have, despite every horrible thing up until the last nineteen months, been proud to be an American, choosing to concentrate on our lofty aspirations (equal protection, freedom of speech) rather than our tragic failings (slavery, segregation, white supremacy, McCarthyism.)
But this is simply unmitigated evil. And refusal to face it or to acknowledge it or to own it, is cowardice and a deliberate choice to enable evil. (Yes, friends, this _is_ America, today. This is exactly who we are, until we change it.)
We are terrorizing families. We are traumatizing children. We are violating our principles and our laws to further a racist ideology of our misguided rulers. We are doing evil. We need to do everything in our power to stop that. Now.

There is no law requiring separation of children from their parents. That is a lie to mask a tactic instituted by the Trump regime. This is a dangerous practice and wrong. Speak out! This country is on a very slippery slope.

Debra Messing
This little boy, who has been taken from his parents, has been assigned a number. #47 on his chest and arm. Like the Holocaust. •••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Keep Families Together Act S-3036 has the support of All Democrats EXCEPT Claire McCaskill (D-MO) 202-224-6154; Joe Donnelly (D-IN) 202-224-4814; Joe Tester (D-MT )202-224-2644; Doug Jones (D-AL)202-224-4124; Heidi Heitkamp (D-NV) 202-224-2043; Joe Marchon (D-WV) 202-224-3954. At this point, NOT ONE Republican has signed on to this bill that would prohibit children from being separated from their parents. PLEASE CALL your members of Congress. 202-224-3121. Look at this image. It should send chills up your spine. We must not let history repeat itself. We must speak loud and clear. #Wherearethechildren
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The practice of separating families is malevolent. Putting children in detention centers is criminal and abusive. There is no reasonable defense whatsoever for this. It is a human rights violation. It is an abomination.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Hillary Clinton Tweets Link to Gun Violence Video

Having visited the Giffords Law Center Thursday night, Hillary shared a link to a video made by students from Parkland, Chicago, and all across the nation.

Hillary Clinton Speaks at 8th Grade Graduation

What lucky kids! A graduation to remember.

EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton speaks at 8th grade graduation in San Francisco

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived at San Francisco's Hamlin School today for a very hush, hush appearance. She spoke at the private school's 8th grade graduation ceremony.
The school did not put out a press release about the appearance and denied all week that she was coming. But it was obvious this morning that something big was happening at Broadway and Buchanan because of the security officers and Secret Service agents stationed around the school.
Around 9:45 a.m. agents stopped all cars and foot traffic for the block and then Clinton and her entourage arrived.
Read more and see video >>>>

Hillary Clinton Talks Gun Safety and Midterms in San Francisco

Hillary was honored for her gun safety activism at the Giffords Law Center in San Francisco. Congratulations, Mme. Secretary!

Hillary Clinton Honored With Courageous Leadership Award in SF


​Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation during her appearance at a gun violence prevention even in San Francisco on Thursday night.
The former U.S. Secretary of State under President Barack Obama spoke at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 25th anniversary dinner, where former Rep. Gabby Giffords awarded Clinton the Courageous Leadership Award for her ongoing efforts to strengthen common sense gun laws.
Clinton said her gun safety position made her a target of the gun lobby during her campaign for president.

Hillary Clinton, in SF visit, calls gun safety ‘a political necessity’

Updated 11:02 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018
Speaking to an audience of gun control advocates in San Francisco, Hillary Clinton said Thursday that this year’s voting for members of Congress should “finally be the election that turns the tide against the gun lobby.”
“The vast majority of Americans are on our side,” the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate said at a Hyatt Regency dinner gathering of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which presented her with its Courageous Leadership Award. “So we are winning the debate. But now we’ve got to get everyone to vote on this issue.”
“It will not be easy,” she said, recalling the National Rifle Association’s multimillion-dollar participation in the 2016 presidential campaign.
President Trump, Clinton said, “did everything he could to ingratiate himself with the gun lobby, and is now doing everything he can to gut existing laws.” She cited his approval of legislation last year that allowed some mentally disabled people to buy guns and his removal of the names of 500,000 fugitives from the federal background check system.
Read more >>>>

Thursday, June 14, 2018

About the IG Report ...

ICYMI the IG report came out today.

06/14/2018 10:55 am ET 

DOJ Watchdog Report Takeaway: FBI Hurt Hillary Clinton, Not Donald Trump

It’s a message that might get lost as Trump and his supporters weaponize a new inspector general’s report.

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WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department’s internal watchdog just served up a hefty dose of reality to President Donald Trump and his allies.
On Thursday afternoon, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report 17 months in the making on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 election.
Amid the unfolding special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Trump and his supporters have been waging war against the FBI and Justice Department. The new report is sure to give them fresh material.
But one takeaway from the document stands out: Despite Republican suggestions that anti-Trump forces within the FBI worked against Trump, the bureau’s public actions during the campaign hurt Clinton and helped Trump.
Read the whole report here:

And Hillary chimed in! LOL!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Still 4 Hill 10th Anniversary

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of this blog. It began on a tearful note in 2008 with this post. We have been through a lot of ups and downs since then, but, no matter what, as long as Hillary keeps going so do we!

Email from Hillary

Dear _______,
I wanted you to be one of the first to know: on Saturday, I will hold an event in Washington D.C. to thank everyone who has supported my campaign. Over the course of the last 16 months, I have been privileged and touched to witness the incredible dedication and sacrifice of so many people working for our campaign. Every minute you put into helping us win, every dollar you gave to keep up the fight meant more to me than I can ever possibly tell you.
On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans.
I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party’s nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise.
When I decided to run for president, I knew exactly why I was getting into this race: to work hard every day for the millions of Americans who need a voice in the White House.
I made you — and everyone who supported me — a promise: to stand up for our shared values and to never back down. I’m going to keep that promise today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life.
I will be speaking on Saturday about how together we can rally the party behind Senator Obama. The stakes are too high and the task before us too important to do otherwise.
I know as I continue my lifelong work for a stronger America and a better world, I will turn to you for the support, the strength, and the commitment that you have shown me in the past 16 months. And I will always keep faith with the issues and causes that are important to you.
In the past few days, you have shown that support once again with hundreds of thousands of messages to the campaign, and again, I am touched by your thoughtfulness and kindness.
I can never possibly express my gratitude, so let me say simply, thank you.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Hillary Clinton's Op-Ed with David Banks in the NY Daily News

A better way to educate black young men

Hillary Rodham Clinton, David C. Banks

A better way to educate black young men
David Banks is president of the Eagle Academy Foundation, which operates schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem and Newark, N.J. (Richard Harbus for New York Daily News)
Brenton James, a young New Yorker, received his bachelor’s degree in economics, philosophy and politics from the University of Pennsylvania earlier this month. Like his fellow graduates, Brenton applied his keen intellect and studied hard to earn his diploma.
But unlike most of his U Penn classmates, Brenton’s early indicators hadn’t pointed to an Ivy League education. An African-American raised by a proud, single mom in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, Brenton faced the fears, challenges and low expectations that young men of color commonly confront.
We know that children need love from their parents, the support of their teachers and nurturing from a community that believes in them. But the challenges faced by young men of color require a special level of response. All too often, black boys grow up without their fathers, leaving a void that impacts their transition to manhood. They are left to face a hostile society, frequently feared, even in their classrooms as little boys where they are suspended three times more often than their classmates. As they get older, they have to wonder, “Can I meet a friend at Starbucks and avoid arrest? Can I rent an Airbnb apartment without the neighbors reporting that it’s being robbed?”
Read more>>>>
Read more about Hillary's long history with the Eadle Academy here >>>>

Hillary Clinton's Tweetstorm on the National Day of Action

Hillary tweeted vigorously on Friday, the National Day of Action. In case you missed it, here is what she said.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

First Anniversary of Onward Together

Our First Anniversary

It’s been a big month for Democrats.
Half of the women running in House primaries have won their races so far, thanks in no small part to the work of our friends at Emerge America. Young, diverse candidates endorsed by Run for Something have continued to win at nearly five times the usual rate for first-time candidates. At least six Swing Left candidates have come out on top, and two District Attorney candidates in North Carolina won after Color of Change mobilized tens of thousands of voters.
Meanwhile, Collective PAC, the Arena, and the rest of the groups that Onward Together partners with have worked tirelessly to get progressive voters inspired and engaged. And I’m just as thrilled as anyone that, thanks in part to our partner groups and thousands of passionate volunteers, Stacey Abrams won her primary earlier this month -- and became the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the history of our country.
Today, I’m asking you to renew your membership in Onward Together by making a donation to help us find and support groups like these.
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Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day in Chappaqua

Clintons, Cuomo march in New Castle Memorial Day parade

Gabriel Rom,

NEW CASTLE - Hillary and Bill Clinton and Gov. Andrew Cuomo marched in Monday's town Memorial Day parade.
The marchers wound down King Street where thousands of people lined the streets waving American flags and cheering the parade participants. A few held signs in memory of family members killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
"I'm just very grateful," Hillary Clinton said in an interview with reporters during the march. "This is a way of honoring and respecting and remembering everyone who has fought for and sacrificed for our freedom."