Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hillary Clinton on Twitter: Do Something!




Friday, October 12, 2018

Hillary Clinton Relinquishes Security Clearance

Just in case there are any questions about why this happened, it was at her request.


Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request


The State Department has revoked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance after she requested that it be withdrawn, according to a letter released Friday by a top GOP senator.
The State Department—in a letter dated Sept. 21 but publicly released Friday— told Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, that the security clearance was revoked on August 30 after Clinton requested that it be withdrawn. 
"We would like to provide you with an update on the status of former Secretary Clinton's security clearance and the ongoing administrative review pertaining to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other current and former department officials," Charles Faulkner, the acting assistant secretary of legislative affairs, wrote to Grassley. 
The State Department added in the letter to Grassley that five of Clinton's aides had also had their security clearance revoked.
Four of the names are redacted but one aide listed in the email is Cheryl Mills, who worked as Clinton's chief of staff.
Those of us who have been here awhile can probably guess a few of those redacted names.


Edited to add:
  1. It is not unusual for officials to maintain clearances when they leave office;
  2. Hillary and her researchers were working on Hard Choices after she retired, so no, she is not working on a new book at the moment;
  3. Here is the request.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hillary Clinton at The Queen's University Belfast

For her contribution to the peace process in Northern Ireland, Hillary Clinton was awarded an honorary degree at The Queen's University Belfast.  Congratulations, Mme. Secretary! Thank you for your efforts to end the troubles.

You can see the ceremony here >>>>

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hillary Clinton at Oxford

At the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College of Law, Hillary honored her hero and predecessor, Eleanor Roosevelt and was awarded an honorary fellowship. Congratulations, Mme. Secretary!







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Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt at Oxford University's Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. L-R: Professor Kate O’Regan, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Professor Allida Black, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tracy Roosevelt, Helen Mountfield QC
Image credit: John Cairns

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton has unveiled a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt, the human rights champion, at Oxford University.
The unveiling took place at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, as part of a two-day programme to honour the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
In addition to her role in the proceedings, Secretary Clinton was also awarded an honorary fellowship of Mansfield College.
Read more >>>>

Monday, October 8, 2018

Bill and Hillary Clinton to Hit the Road

They're going on tour!


NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton.
The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It is being produced by tour promoter Live Nation, the company behind Michelle Obama’s massive tour to promote her new book as well as tours for Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.
The couple will hold joint conversations at the shows and share “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future,” Live Nation said.
Read more >>>>
Bill Clinton posted information about the New York appearance a little while ago.  Click on the image to find details and ticket sales links.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Bill and Hillary Clinton at Oktoberfest in Munich

Bill wore lederhosen but there is no evidence that he performed the slap dance. Hillary wore seasonal colors.
They might have enjoyed a beer or two. The Official Beer Inquisitor is tied up in DC probably getting confirmed today. "I like beer. I drink beer. Do you like beer? Do you? DO YOU?"

Yesterday, Susan Collins spent almost 50 minutes addressing everything under the October sun except Brett Kavanaugh's performance last Thursday when he was up before the Senate Judiciary Committee for questioning and decided it was a good idea to turn the tables and interrogate some of them. The level of animosity he displayed was shocking. The whole spectacle was stunning. It apparently made no impression on Collins who will vote "yes" today making this a good day to hit the streets.

dailymail.co.uk
 

Bill and Hillary Clinton attend Oktoberfest in Munich

It's the fashion, stupid! Bill Clinton dons traditional Lederhosen as he and Hillary live it up at Munich's Oktoberfest during German getaway

  • Bill, 72, and Hillary Clinton, 70, were spotted at Oktoberfest in Munich on Friday
  • Annual event is world's largest beer festival and attracts thousands of visitors
  • The couple were pictured smiling and waving while walking through crowds
  • Bill was seen hugging festival-goers in traditional Bavarian Dirndl dresses
  • On Wednesday, they enjoyed a date night in New York City at Christina Aguilera's concert at Radio City Music Hall before jetting off to Germany
By Danielle Zoellner and Erica Tempesta For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:07 EDT, 5 October 2018 | Updated: 06:03 EDT, 6 October 2018
Bill and Hillary Clinton took a break from their respective projects to enjoy Oktoberfest together in Munich, Germany.
The political power couple was spotted posing for pictures with women outfitted in traditional dirndl dresses on Friday while enjoying the world's largest beer festival.
Bill Clinton, 72, poses outside his Munich hotel after an evening visit to OktoberfestHillary Clinton, 70, smiles as she goes back into her hotel
Out and about: Bill was beaming and Hillary waved to the crowds as they arrived at the Kaefer festival tent at Oktoberfest in Munich on Friday
Read more and see more pics >>>>

Thursday, October 4, 2018

There's a Clinton Play Headed to Broadway

Yes, I would like to see this. Sounds interesting. Not sure this is one the Clintons will be hitting, but you never know!


Set during the 2008 Democratic primaries, the play about the complex workings of a marriage reunites Metcalf with producer Scott Rudin and playwright Lucas Hnath, whose 'A Doll's House, Part 2' won the actress her first Tony.

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, both two-time Tony Award winners, will team up on Broadway to play the power couple who have been a prominent part of the American political landscape for the past quarter-century in Hillary and Clinton.
The play by Lucas Hnath is a four-hander set in New Hampshire during the 2008 Democratic primaries, as Hillary Rodham Clinton, her chief strategist Mark J. Penn and her husband Bill Clinton butt heads over whether bringing in the former president will be a liability or an asset in HRC's troubled campaign to secure the nomination for a White House run. Her opponent, Barack Obama, is the play's unnamed fourth character, referred to only as "The Other Guy."
Rising-star playwright Hnath made his Broadway debut in 2017 with A Doll's House, Part 2, which has gone on to become the most-produced play of the current theater season in America. The witty response to Ibsen won Metcalf the first of two consecutive Tonys, for lead actress in a play. She followed with a featured actress win this year for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Both those plays were presented on Broadway by Scott Rudin, who also is producing Hillary and Clinton.
Joe Mantello — another two-time Tony winner, who directed Three Tall Women and this summer's hit revival of The Boys in the Band, on which Rudin also was a producer — will stage Hillary and Clinton.
Read more >>>>

The Clintons did check in at the Christine Aguilera concert on Wednesday night.



Finally this from the cast of Murphy Brown.

finance.yahoo.com

Hillary Clinton’s emotional cameo on Murphy Brown [Video]

George BackProducer, Yahoo Entertainment

Murphy Brown stars Candice Bergen and Faith Ford sat down with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happen Live, where they discussed the recent season premiere and Hillary Clinton’s surprise cameo.
While Clinton got a lot of laughs on camera, both actresses said that things were different off camera. “When she first came on the set, I, of course, started tearing up, and I saw another couple of women on the set tearing up,” said Bergen. “It was very emotional.”
Read more >>>>

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hillary was among a host of speakers from across our broad political spectrum today at The Atlantic Festival.

In its tenth year, Washington Ideas becomes The Atlantic Festival. Our new name pays homage to 161 years of award-winning journalism, analysis and storytelling, and captures the expansive nature of the event.
Through in-depth interviews with some of today’s biggest thinkers and leaders in technology, politics, business and the arts, we will illuminate new ideas, and grapple with the most consequential issues of our time.
From October 2 to 4, 2018, The Atlantic Festival will take over multiple blocks of Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter. Anchored by our “Ideas Stage” at Sidney Harman Hall, our downtown campus will feature book talks, networking receptions, breakout lunches, and much more.

Read Hillary Clinton’s Remarks on Brett Kavanaugh

Read the full transcript of her remarks here>>>>




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Monday, October 1, 2018

Hillary Clinton Tweets Out Mid-Term Support









Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hillary Clinton at the Seneca Women's Forum

Hillary Clinton made an appearance Saturday at the Fast Forward Women's Innovation Forum sponsored by Seneca Women.

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Fast Forward Women's Innovation Forum

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (map)
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright and other notable speakers join an audience of leaders from the realms of business, government and philanthropy at Seneca Women’s annual Fast Forward Women’s Innovation Forum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in New York City. The Forum consists of an afternoon of conversation about power, purpose and innovating through technology to design our future.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hillary Clinton Visits Murphy Brown Debut

How did I miss this? Damn! Oh, I know. I had my nose buried in Woodward's Fear! Serves me right for not lightening up after this grueling day.

Hillary Clinton Guest Stars in ‘Murphy Brown’ Premiere as Secretarial Candidate

Hillary Clinton was the first big name cameo of “Murphy Brown’s” revival season.
Clinton appeared in the Sept. 27 premiere of the Candice Bergen-led sitcom — but not as herself. Instead, she was “Hilary,” a woman who said she is often mistaken for the former presidential candidate but actually spells her name with only one “L.” She arrived at Murphy’s new cable news show, “Murphy in the Morning,” to interview for the “secretarial position.”
“Your reputation proceeds you, but I want you to know I’m not afraid of hard work, I’m qualified, and I’m ready on day one,” Clinton said to Murphy at the start of her interview.
Murphy went on to ask if she had any secretarial experience (“For four years I was the secretary … of a very large organization,” she replied) and if she had experience with technology and teamwork.
“I do have some experience with emails,” she said. And on the topic of how many people it takes to run a production, she relied on another one of her campaign mottos: “Everyone works together, it takes a village.”
Read more >>>>

Another Honorary Degree for Hillary Clinton!

For her considerable contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, Hillary will be awarded yet another honorary doctor of laws degree on October 10. Huge congratulations, Mme. Secretary! Well deserved!

Belfast university to award honorary degree to Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is to receive an honorary degree from Queen's University Belfast.
The former US Secretary of State will be awarded the degree for her public service and contribution to peace in the North.
"We are delighted to award an honorary degree to Hillary Clinton," said Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, Professor Ian Greer.
"The former US Secretary of State is an internationally recognised public servant, who has developed strong links with Queen’s and Northern Ireland.
Read more >>>>

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hillary Clinton's Tweetstorm on National Voter Registration Day

Monday, September 24, 2018

Slamming Hillary Clinton and My Pet Peeve

More than once in my life I have been told in a peremptory way by someone superior to me to do something I was already doing or just beginning to do. It happened often enough to become a pet peeve.
Why does this always happen to me, I wondered. Do I bring this upon myself? Turns out maybe I do since in hindsight I notice a pattern.
Once I identify a problem, I consider ways to address it which I might begin testing it out and mention to a friend, colleague, or superior later. Or I might bring the problem and proposed solution to a superior for approval before implementing the solution.
More often than I'd have liked, the response of the person I bring this to has been, “Well! You should do X,Y,Z!” “Yes,” my hurt response would be. “That's exactly what I am already doing/was asking to do with your approval.” Then I typically would slouch off all bent out of shape and hurt.
This pattern in my past is perhaps the reason why I felt so angered and hurt this morning watching an America Divided episode about Appalachia on Epix when narrator Nick Offerman directed a snide remark at Hillary Clinton. The episode was specifically about the coal industry.
During her 2015-16 presidential campaign, Hillary said some sentences that were lifted from context and used as rallying cries against her. I guess this happens to many candidates. She was my candidate, so it bothered me.
What everyone heard was something like, “A lot of people are going to lose their jobs.” That was the sentence that was carried like a banner against her. It was the sentence that Offerman singled out. The only one.
What he and many missed was that she also proposed replacing fossil fuel energy with clean renewables and bringing that industry into coal country where miners could be retrained to work in clean energy production.
Later in the Epix show, Offerman interviewed a woman who was implementing exactly the kind of program Hillary had proposed. He was impressed. Small comfort for his “Geez HRC,” earlier. No comfort since he did not credit her with her suggestions.
Where was the disconnect? Many Hillary supporters have complained that the media did not highlight her agenda. Maybe that is it. CNN and MSNBC carried her major policy speeches and campaign rallies. But the next day on the plane, the questions from the press were not about the policies she was proposing. They always fell back on her email. Or John Podesta's email. Or somebody else's emails to her.
Did Offeman miss out on Hillary's full coal country message? I guess, like many Americans, he did. As he is the host of a documentary show about politics in this divided nation, I hold him more responsible than most Americans to know what her full message was. It is, after all still available on her website.
I suppose it angered and hurt me personally because the whole gestalt so closely parallels my pet peeve. He dissed Hillary and liked what a program was doing when that program was actually following a blueprint Hillary had proposed. I would not be surprised to find that Hillary was in communication with those very principals during her campaign.
“She already proposed doing that,” I wanted to yell. But it was useless.
Hillary is not president and hasn't done a single thing to hurt Appalachia. She did not shut down the coal industry. It did itself in, and cleaner, greener alternatives have arisen which Hillary proposed importing to areas hurt economically by the decline of coal.
So, GEEZ, Nick Offerman! Do your research before you go on camera with partial truths.
I could not help but notice that Gretchen Carlson is a co-producer on this show, so I am going to lay part of the blame on her, as well. Shouldn't someone have familiarized themselves with Hillary's policy before slamming her in this documentary? Can't say I can vouch for their thoroughness or fairness.
Perhaps, given the title of the show, the intent is to ensure future seasons by misrepresenting facts thereby keeping America divided. Knowing the plan linked below is part of the job before you slam Hillary Clinton on this issue.


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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Hillary Clinton with Stephen Colbert

When Hillary visited The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Friday evening, she was greeted with a standing ovation. She addressed many of the same issues she spoke about with Rachel Maddow.  I will not revisit those.

On the subject of the Mueller investigation, she did say something on this show that she did not say the other night. It is an important point. She cited a difference between crimes committed prior to assuming office and those committed in office. It is an important distinction. She said a president can be the subject of a criminal investigation. When asked if he can be indicted, she made a distinction between actions before taking office and after taking office.  If before, she believes he can be indicted. If after, it then falls under the impeachment process.

While she does have a paperback edition of What Happened out that contains an updated supplement, her real reason, I think, for hitting the talk show circuit is to emphasize that: 1) indeed our democracy is in critical condition and 2) no caped crusader, including her, is going to come swooping in to save it. She made these points on both TV appearances.

We are the only ones who can save it, and there is only one way we are going to be able to do that: get out the vote. Notice I did not say "vote." I said "get out the vote." That means that we have to work as hard as we did in 2016 to get people to the polls. We have to convince them of the importance of this election and talk to them about the candidates who have pledged to address the issues closest to us. We have to remind people to register before deadlines. We also have to remind people to check their registrations to be sure they have not been purged - sad as that is to say. Finally, we have to make sure we get our friends, families, and neighbors to the polls. When Democrats vote, Democrats win.


Standing ovation

On the Judiciary Committee's Watergate legal team.

Friday, September 21, 2018

From the New York Times: The Plot to Subvert an Election

The Plot to Subvert an Election, from New York Times reporters Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti, does not contain everything we know about the Russian incursion into our culture and our 2016 election.  This compilation is, however, comprehensive enough to provide a good, quick survey course on the subject.

Because, as Rachel Maddow pointed out this week, Hillary Clinton was relentlessly in the bull's eye of the Russian efforts, the entire anthology should be of interest to her 2016 supporters and voters and to Democrats in general. We know it has not stopped. We know they are still doing this in the run-up to the primaries that are almost upon us. Worse, we know that the primaries are not and will not be the prime target. 2020 will be. The presidential election will be - once again. We had better be prepared.

Here is a portion.

Putin Is Angry

The Russian leader thought the United States, and Hillary Clinton, had sought to undermine his presidency.



The Russian leader believed the United States had relentlessly sought to undermine Russian sovereignty and his own legitimacy. The United States had backed democratic, anti-Russian forces in the so-called color revolutions on Russia’s borders, in Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine in 2004. It had funded pro-democracy Russian activists through American organizations with millions in State Department grants each year.
With little evidence, Mr. Putin believed this American meddling helped produce street demonstrations in Moscow and other cities in 2011, with crowds complaining of a rigged parliamentary election and chanting, “Putin’s a thief!”
And Mrs. Clinton, then secretary of state, cheered the protesters on. Russians, she said, “deserve the right to have their voices heard and their votes counted, and that means they deserve free, fair, transparent elections and leaders who are accountable to them.”
Mr. Putin blamed Mrs. Clinton for the turmoil, claiming that when she spoke out, his political enemies “heard the signal and with the support of the U.S. State Department began active work.”
The two tangled again the next year when Mr. Putin pushed for a “Eurasian Union” that would in effect compete with the European Union. Mrs. Clinton sharply dismissed the notion, calling it a scheme to “re-Sovietize the region” and saying the United States would try to block it.
Read much much more and see video clips >>>>
We must remain wary of social media presences that play to the disaffected. What we saw, among many other ploys from Russia in 2016, were seemingly American accounts admonishing Bernie Sanders supporters not to vote for Hillary Clinton. Also from the article:
The Russian operation also boosted Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate who had dined with Mr. Putin in Moscow, to draw votes from Mrs. Clinton. It encouraged supporters of Mr. Sanders to withhold their votes from Mrs. Clinton even after he endorsed her.
If you are a disaffected Hillary voter, I caution you to be wary of "Hillary supporters" masquerading as Americans on social media. Typically, they praise HRC to the skies but also embed lies within their posts and/or the comment threads, e.g. claiming that Guccifer was not Russian (refuted in the Mueller July 13 indictment and in this article) or that Russian organized crime deals exclusively in politics and not in weapons or drugs. (They will sell you a mothballed USSR military submarine to transport drugs, if you have the money. With a nuclear weapon if you have even more money. This is documented.)

There are several writers of varied levels of English Language Proficiency (ELP). The "ops," i.e. sock puppets, troll, bot controllers, access content from databases on cloud platforms as outlined in the July 13 Mueller indictment. The ultimate plan is very likely to skew the 2020 top line vote in ways that would dismay Hillary Clinton and re-elect Donald Trump.

This is not a short read, but it can be taken in episodes if necessary for a weekend read. It is rich with graphs, stats, videos.  It is well worth the time. You will not likely find this much information on the subject all in one piece. It is probably also well worth a bookmark.
Have a lovely weekend. Fall is coming.

Mark Your Calendar: Madam Secretary with Special Guests to Air in October

Set your DVR! We now know the air date for the episode of Madam Secretary with special guests, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Hillary Clinton. Check your local listings.

Behind the scenes of 'Madam Secretary' during a day of historic cameos

(CNN)For some advice on a delicate situation, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord is going to turn to three people who know what it's like to deal with a tough decision on the season premiere of "Madam Secretary."
Executive producer Barbara Hall knew they were "reaching forhillary the stars" when they asked former secretaries of state Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell to make appearances on the show. But the stars (or secretaries) aligned.
 
The trio make their appearance in the October 7 premiere.