May 29, 2010
Posted: 04:10 PM ET
The blame game in Washington has started, with President Obama holding a press conference on Thursday to address his administration's handling of the crisis. Meanwhile, Secretaries Hillary Clinton and Timothy Geithner headed overseas to discuss the ongoing situation on the Korean peninsula.
With all of this going on, you may have missed some of these stories worth checking out:
1. As mentioned above, Secretary of State Clinton was in Asia. During her travels, she granted an interview with China's Central Television, and dished about the 'most important' thing going on in her life. Check out what that is HERE (Politico)
2. Looks like the Salahis crashed another place... this time in NYC. At least they got a good laugh out of it (NY Daily News)
3. 'Bunny Suits now a no-no for child sex molesters' in Florida... and no dressing up like Santa Claus either. (Palm Beach Post)
4. Apparently former President Clinton and his "brother from another mother" have frequent late-night chats. Check out who it is HERE (RollCall)
5. Meet "Little Obama" – *spoiler alert* – 'Barry' grows up to be the President of the United States.
November 30, 2009
Posted: 02:27 PM ET
By Michael Y. Park and Sharon Cotliar
It'll be a first-family wedding for former first daughter Chelsea Clinton. The daughter of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky, it has been confirmed to PEOPLE.
Clinton, 29, of course, is the former first couple's only child. Mezvinsky, a banker and fellow Stanford alumnus, is the 31-year-old son of former Iowa congressman Ed Mezvinsky and former Pennsylvania congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinksy. The two became engaged on Thanksgiving, which they spent in New York.
On Friday, the pair sent out an e-mail to friends and family, saying: "We're sorry for the mass email but we wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We also wanted to share that we are engaged! We didn't get married this past summer despite the stories to the contrary, but we are looking toward next summer and hope you all will be there to celebrate with us. Happy Holidays! Chelsea & Marc."
August 13, 2009
Posted: 07:36 AM ET
August 11, 2009
Posted: 02:29 PM ET
From guardian.co.uk / By Andrew Clark
No matter where she goes, it seems that Hillary Clinton cannot quite escape the international shadow cast by her husband.
Usually polished in public, the US secretary of state's calm demeanour momentarily cracked yesterday when a Congolese student asked her about Bill Clinton's view on a foreign policy issue. "My husband is not secretary of state," Clinton snapped. "I am."
The encounter, in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, came during an 11-day whistle-stop tour of Africa. The male student had asked her what "Mr Clinton" thought about a controversial $9bn deal between Congo and China, in which the African country has traded rights to develop its rich copper reserves for help in building roads, railways and schools.
"You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?" Clinton asked sharply. "If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channelling my husband."
Filed under: Hillary Clinton
June 18, 2009
Posted: 07:55 AM ET
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fractured her right elbow Wednesday during a fall, State Department officials said.
Clinton fell Wednesday afternoon on her way to the White House and was taken to George Washington University Hospital. She was treated and released, and will have surgery to repair her elbow in coming weeks.
"Secretary Clinton appreciates the professionalism and kindness she received from the medical team who treated her this evening and looks forward to resuming her full schedule soon," said Cheryl Mills, a State Department spokeswoman.
March 5, 2009
Posted: 02:05 AM ET
Tonight, a father's nightmare! A little boy, taken to Brazil by his mother, is the subject of an international custody dispute. After bringing her son to Brazil the mother remarried - but she died last year! Now, the child is being raised by his step-father in Brazil, but his biological dad is struggling to regain custody, both here and there. Can Secretary of State Hillary Clinton help reunite father and son after five long years? She's now involved. You'll hear from the father and from the mother's family tonight!
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February 24, 2009
Posted: 10:20 AM ET
During the most contentious stretch of the Democratic presidential primary campaign last winter, then-candidate Hillary Clinton mocked Barack Obama for his pledge to transcend Washington's entrenched partisanship.
"The sky will open. The lights will come down. Celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect!" Clinton bellowed.
Obama dismissed Clinton's sarcasm as overly cynical and further evidence she was a creature of Washington. But as President Obama prepares to make his first major address to Congress, Clinton's comments are borne out.
For a candidate who won the White House on a mantle of bringing the country's two political parties together, Washington could not be more divided on Obama's initial weeks in the Oval Office and the policies he has put in place.
Depending on who you ask, in 30 days the new president has either rescued the nation's economy from financial ruin or set in motion the most liberal government in a generation, and one that's likely to prolong - perhaps even prevent - the country's economic recovery.
February 23, 2009
Posted: 10:01 AM ET
Hillary Rodham Clinton's blunt and unadorned style of diplomacy has been evident throughout her first trip as secretary of state the past week in Asia. She questioned the efficacy of sanctions against the repressive junta in Burma, spoke openly about a possible succession crisis inNorth Korea and admitted that she expected to make little progress on human rights in China.
To a certain extent, these comments crossed taboo lines in international diplomacy. U.S. officials generally do not say their sanctions have failed, or speculate about the future government of another country, or suggest that a carefully watched human rights dialogue is largely a farce.
Clinton's willingness to speak frankly - combined with an extensive effort to get beyond ministerial meetings in order to hold town hall meetings and conduct local television interviews in the countries she visits - suggests she will put a distinctive personal stamp on the Obama administration's foreign policy. What is emerging is something less rigid, less cautious and more open.
Before her meetings in Beijing, for instance, Clinton said she would raise human rights issues with Chinese officials, "but we pretty much know what they're going to say."
Clinton's comments have stirred outrage in the human rights community, where she was viewed as a hero for having confronted the Chinese government in 1995 over its record. Activists say that without public, sustained international pressure on human rights issues, nothing will change in China.
Filed under: Hillary Clinton
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