Washington, Jan 22 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has unveiled a long-term, non-military strategy to stabilize Afghanistan and Pakistan that calls for sending more US civilian experts to the region.
Clinton reflected the Obama administration’s desire to stabilize Afghanistan and Pakistan, more than a month after President Barack Obama announced a military surge in the region.
It is also believed that the proposal calls for boosting Pakistan''s capabilities to fight growing insurgency and to enhance the US partnership with Islamabad partly through supporting political and economic reforms.
Washington, Jan 21 : US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday warned there would be consequences for hackers after a series of cyber attacks on US internet firms, including search giant Google.
"Countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation," Clinton said in a speech on internet freedom in Washington.
Google last week said the company was reviewing its operations in China following "a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China" last month and attempts by the Chinese government to limit free speech on the web.
Bangkok/Beijing, Jan 17 - US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made much last year of the new administration's return to Asia and re-engagement with the region. But after a year in power, the region's main worry about Obama was that his administration would revert to protectionist policies in its bid to get the US economy back on its feet and provide jobs for fellow Americans.
US trade policy towards China has become increasingly protectionist in recent months. On Jan 5, the US commerce department announced a hike in duties from 43 percent to 289 percent on imports of Chinese steel wire decking valued at some $300 million.
Port-au-Prince/Washington, Jan 17 - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Haitian President Rene Preval Saturday at the Port-au-Prince airport to discuss US aid, which is already flowing into the earthquake-ravaged country.
She landed but did not travel beyond the airport to avoid using vehicles and other resources needed to deliver desperately needed water, food and other relief supplies. Her own plane was loaded with food, water and other goods.
Clinton and Preval met outside a tent, because the airport's terminal building has been considered unsafe since Tuesday's magnitude-7 quake.
Washington, Jan 16 - Carlos Allen, the third White House crasher at President Barack Obama's State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, says he wanted to dance with Michelle Obama, and maybe Hillary Clinton, too.
"The only thing I regretted at the end of the night was that they didn't have no dancing," the Washington Post Saturday cited him as saying about the Nov 24 dinner that he allegedly attended without an official invitation.
He had "really wanted to shake it with Michelle Obama, and maybe Hillary Clinton, too," said Allen. "With all due respect to President Obama, I know he can't dance," Allen said. "I wanted to show him up. . . . I can dance. Dancing is my thing."
New York, January 14 : A German musical based on US President Barack Obama’s journey to the White House is set to open in Frankfurt.
“Hope — the Obama Musical Story” will feature love songs sung by ‘the President’ to his wife Michelle and include duets with Hillary Clinton.
The production, in a bilingual mix of English and German, will also showcase tunes by Republican losers Sarah Palin and John McCain, reports the New York Daily News.
As many as 30 singers, actors and dancers will take to the stage for the premiere, tickets for which are priced between 58 and 215 dollars, at the Jahrhunderthalle concert hall.
American writer Randall Hitchins said the 2008 presidential campaign worked as magic and inspiration for the musical.
DFL Senate candidate was joined by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, a rousing rally at the University of Minnesota, in what Al Franken termed as “a true statewide grass-roots campaign.” Franken is waging a tough battle against Republican incumbent Norm Coleman, and Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley.
More than 1,500 supporters crammed into the McNamara Alumni Center of the University campus, and more than 600 were in an overflow room and outside.
At an Obama/Biden election rally held at Youngstown State University’s Beeghly Gymnasium Friday, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a stirring stump speech for the Democratic ticket. She appealed to supporters, from her winning Ohio primary, to work for the election of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
The former first couple and the best known and most powerful Democrats for nearly two decades - Bill and Hillary Clinton – will be taking the stage Sunday at a campaign rally, to launch an active campaign for their former opponent Barack Obama. Though Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in a Democratic primary contest, the Clintons are, of late, getting used to their new role: ‘cheerleaders’ for Obama, as they campaign in earnest for the Democratic ticket.
In a spirited ‘pitch’ for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton said that Obama would produce and protect jobs in Michigan by changing “the way we do business here and around the world.”
Clinton was joined onstage by Governor Jennifer Granholm, who, acknowledging that jobs are the most important issue in Michigan, said: “We are the poster state for what has gone wrong with eight years of George Bush.”
Continuing the spat of incriminations, McCain campaign is crying foul once again. Actually, it started at a campaign event in a Lebanon, Va., high school gymnasium, where Barack Obama, while commenting on his rivals' claims that they are the true agents of “change,” happened to say, "That's not change." The Illinois senator said. "That's just calling something the same thing, something different. But you know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."
History was created on Wednesday as the Democrats nominated a black American, namely Barack Obama, as their presidential candidate for the first time ever. Bill and Hillary Clinton also witnessed this historic moment, as the Democrats nominated Barack Obama to the shouts of "Yes we can".
"My fellow Democrats, I say to you: Barack Obama is ready to lead America and to restore American leadership in the world," former President Clinton told flag-waving delegates who interrupted him repeatedly with roars of approval.
At her first convention-week appearance in Denver, New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called upon all the Democrats to support Barack Obama.
"I ask each and every one of you to work as hard for Barack Obama and Joe Biden as you worked for me," Sen. Clinton told the New York delegation at a breakfast hours before the Democratic convention was to formally open in Denver. "We are united, we are together and we are determined."
Joe Biden’s selection as Barack Obama’s running mate evoked mixed reaction from the supporters of Hillary Clinton on Saturday; some, who have been deep-rootedly associated with the Democratic Party, decided to respect the party’s decision, but some were really dejected, and some were unable to digest it.
Sen. Obama announced Saturday that Biden, a senator from Delaware for the past 36 years, would be his running mate.
Former President Bill Clinton is slated to speak on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, but his better half, Hillary Clinton is still unsure about her role at the Democratic convention in Denver and in the campaign beyond.
Hillary and Obama said on Thursday that they were working to decide upon the matters. Mr. Obama said, “As is true in all conventions, we’re still working out the mechanics of the four days. Our staffs are in communication, my staff with Senator Clinton’s staff. But I don’t anticipate any problems.”