Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton brings in mom to fight $7M-plus campaign debt

Washington, Dec 7: President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has roped in her mother Dorothy Rodham to help her in repaying her campaign debt of over seven million dollars.

Rodham can be seen in a fundraising e-mail talking of her daughter’s accomplishments and pitching a children’s’ book, titled ‘Hillary Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight’.

Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden have also been tapping supporters to help Clinton with the debt, which in October was still 7.5 million dollars.

In a letter, Clinton’s mother praised her daughter for the work she had done and talked about the book written on her life.

Hillary Clinton promises Olmert to work for Middle East peace

Hillary Clinton promises Olmert to work for Middle East peace Jerusalem  - US secretary-of-state designate Hillary Clinton has promised Israeli Prime Minsiter Ehud Olmert that she would work for Middle East peace as the next top US diplomat, Olmert's office said Saturday.

Olmert congratulated her on her nomination and the two spoke "at length" about Middle East issues, according to the prime minister's media advisor.

‘Ugly Betty’ to help Hillary Clinton repay presidential campaign debt

Hillary ClintonNew York, December 5 : ‘Ugly Betty’ star America Ferrera is helping Democrat Hillary Clinton in her efforts to dispose of millions of dollars in debt leftover from the latter’s failed White House bid.

Clinton''s finance team are said to have told their supporters through an e-mail that the actress will be hosting a "conversation" in "support of Hillary Clinton for President Debt Relief".

The show will be spiced up with the presence of Hillary’s husband, former U. S. President Bill Clinton, who will chat up with Clinton diehards at the Manhattan Center on December 15.

US Senate prepares legal remedy to clear Hillary Clinton''s nomination

Hillary ClintonWashington, Dec. 4 : The US Senate is reported to have come up with a legal remedy that will allow it to circumvent the Constitution and clear the nomination of Senator Hillary Clinton as the country''s next Secretary of State.

According to Politico, the Democrats are readying legislation that could be acted on as soon as next week to pave the way for Clinton''s confirmation in Barack Obama''s Cabinet.

The US Constitution may obstruct Hillary Clinton’s confirmation as Obama''s top diplomat

The US Constitution may obstruct Hillary Clinton’s confirmation as Obama''s top diplomatWashington, Dec. 4 : The biggest obstacle facing Hillary Clinton''s Senate confirmation as the next Secretary of State may not be husband Bill''s wheeling and dealing abroad for his foundation, but the U. S. Constitution.

According to an emolument clause in the Constitution, no lawmaker can be appointed to any civil position that was created or received a wage increase during the lawmaker''s time in office.

Syria official hails Clinton on Obama team

Syria official hails Clinton on Obama teamDAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 3  -- U. S. President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state should help build peace in the Middle East, an official Syrian source says.

In a report published Wednesday, the source stressed the importance of Clinton's presence to the resuscitation of the Israeli-Syrian peace talks, Ynet. news. com said.

The Syrian official also commended Clinton for her commitment to "render the U. S. a power for positive change" in the world by cooperating with the international community to solve global crises.

Bill Clinton: Hillary had tough decision on Obama offer

Bill Clinton: Hillary had tough decision on Obama offerWashington  - Senator Hillary Clinton was "shocked" by the possibility that president-elect Barack Obama would consider her for secretary of state and struggled with the decision when the offer came, her husband, former president Bill Clinton, told CNN Wednesday.

"She adored being in the Senate. I think she loved it more than any job she ever had," Clinton said in the interview.

Poll: Clinton, Palin open doors for women

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3  -- Women believe that Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin opened doors for women in public life, a Lifetime Television poll indicates.

The network's Every Woman Counts poll reported Wednesday indicated that most women think Clinton, who sought Democratic presidential nomination, and Palin, the Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee, moved forward the cause of electing women to powerful positions, USA Today reported.

Eighty-six percent of women said Clinton and Palin candidacies were a step forward in electing a female president or vice president, the poll indicated. Ninety-three percent said the candidacies would either "definitely" or "probably" encourage more women to seek elected office.

Hillary Clinton - from rival to Obama's top US diplomat

Hillary Clinton - from rival to Obama's top US diplomatWashington  - She was Barack Obama's chief challenger in the dramatic two-year neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Over and over again, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, 61, charged that then-senator Obama, 47, lacked political experience. But in the end, Clinton conceded defeat, opening the way for the first African- American president.

Obama names Clinton, Gates to key posts

Washington  - President-elect Barack Obama on Monday nominated Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and announced he would keep Defence Secretary Robert Gates in his current job in widely expected moves to set up his national security team.

Clinton, 61, his former rival, will leave her job as the senator from New York if confirmed to become the nation's next top diplomat. The reappointment of Gates, 65, is designed to ensure a smooth transition takes place as the United States fights two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gates became the head of the Pentagon under President George W Bush in December 2006. Obama also named former Marine General James Jones to serve as national security advisor.

Bill Clinton can be one of Hillary’s chief assets

Hillary Clinton_Bill ClintonWashington, Dec 1 : Former President Bill Clinton could be one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief assets if she becomes Secretary of State in President-elect Barack Obama’s Administration.

“The Clinton brand is a good one. Her husband’s administration is remembered fondly, maybe even more fondly in retrospect, after eight years of Bush,” said Dana Allin, an expert on trans-Atlantic affairs at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Will Bill Clinton capitalise on Hillary’s success by taking over her Senate seat?

Hillary ClintonWashington, Dec 1 : With Hillary Clinton almost certain to become President-elect Barack Obama’s Secretary of State on Monday, former President Bill Clinton can capitalise on his wife’s success by taking over her New York Senate seat.

William T. Cunningham, a New York communications executive and former top adviser to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said it would be fascinating to watch Bill Clinton heading the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and interviewing his wife on her actions as Secretary of State.

“A lot of people would be tuning in,” FOX News quoted him, as saying.

Obama aide who branded Hillary Clinton ''a monster'' gets reprieve

Chicago, Nov. 30 : A former adviser to US President-elect Barack Obama who shockingly branded one-time Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a "monster" and was forced to quit, has now been named as a member of the transition team for completing the vetting process that will clear the way for Clinton to be the next Secretary of State.

Samantha Power caused a huge uproar in American political circles at the height of the primary contest, when she told The Scotsman in an interview "She (Hillary) is a monster, too. She is stooping to anything."

Obama''s mentor says choosing Hillary Clinton very worrying

Barack Obama, Hillary ClintonChicago, Nov. 26 : A mentor of US President-elect Barack Obama has described as very worrying the latter’s preference for Hillary Clinton as the next Secretary of State.

Abner Mikva, a former federal judge who was Bill Clinton’s White House counsel, told The Times that the choice of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State worried him because of her husband.

Hillary Clinton now riding a wave of bipartisan support

Hillary ClintonNew York, Nov. 24 : Since her name''s been in discussion for Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has been the recipient of unprecedented support from Republicans.

Arab world wary of `Secretary of State’ Hillary Clinton

Former U.S. First Lady Hillary ClintonNew York, Nov. 24 : Should New York Senator Hillary Clinton accept Barack Oba’s offer of Secretary of State, she might just create a feeling of wariness in the Arab world because of her pro-Israel stance.

Clinton''s foreign policy views will be scrutinized closely in the weeks ahead, but as her past statements on the Middle East illustrate, she has a considerable track record that provides evidence for several plausible explanations of how she might try to focus U. S. diplomacy.

Hillary Clinton says yes to become Obama’s Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton says yes to become Obama’s Secretary of StateWashington, Nov 23 : Wife of former US president Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is learnt to have accepted the post of Secretary of State offered to her by President-elect Barack Obama.

According to a report in foxnews. com, a formal announcement in this regard is planned for after Thanksgiving, which falls on November 27.

Clinton is said to have made her decision to accept quite recently, after persistent courting by Obama and his transition team, the Daily Times quoted the report as saying.

Hillary Clinton wrapping up campaign sale

Hillary Clinton rallies for Obama/Biden ticket in OhioWashington, Nov. 22 : Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign is wrapping up a fire sale of sorts, in which it dispensed computers, servers, desks and most other office fixtures not bolted down to charities, campaign vendors, politicians and just regular folks — all in the name of raising cash to pay off its debt.

Hillary Clinton’s shoes will be difficult to fill

Hillary Clinton’s shoes will be difficult to fillWashington, Nov. 22 : Should New York Senator Hillary Clinton accept President-elect Barack Obama''s offer to become Secretary of State, filling her shoes won''t be easy, Fox News and Politico quoted some experts, as saying.

"She''s done a very good job, especially redeveloping depressed areas" in upstate New York. New Yorkers "will have a less effective spokesperson in office," said Sharyn O''Halloran, a political science professor at Columbia University.

Clinton camp denies report of Hillary accepting Secretary of State job

Hillary Rodham ClintonNew York, Nov. 22: The flip-flop over the future plans of Hillary Rodham Clinton continues. Though there are reports that discussions are "very much on track," for her to accept the post of Secretary of State under the Obama administration, Clinton officials on Friday flatly denied that she had accepted the job offer.

The New York Post quoted an official in the Clinton camp as saying: "They''re just talking about the state of the world and what''s next."

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