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January 25, 1993
Regarding Cook's column: Is it because she is not a he that we pillory Hillary? JOSEPH R. HEALEY Fullerton
March 18, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that the U.S. must do more to encourage energy independence in Europe to guard against further aggression by Russian President Vladimir Putin. "What Putin did is illegal; it is against international law,” Clinton said during a speech in Montreal a short time after Putin signed treaties with Crimea's Moscow-backed leaders appropriating the region, including its naval port of Sevastopol, after a weekend referendum.
September 5, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A rivalry forgotten, Bill Clinton enthusiastically and extensively made the case for reelecting his Democratic successor, declaring that President Obama “can build a new American Dream economy.” Clinton's speech, all 49 minutes of it, served to officially nominate Obama, whom the former president called “a man who's cool on the outside but who burns for America on the inside.” And it ended with the two men locking arms...
March 15, 2014 | By Cathleen Decker
In one of the thousands of Clinton administration papers released Friday came a hint of what is to come if Hillary Rodham Clinton decides to run for president in 2016. In a January 1996 memo to White House communications director and speechwriter Don Baer, President Clinton's political advisor Paul Begala wrote that in the upcoming State of the Union address “it's imperative that the president defend the honor of the first lady tonight, with the whole country watching.” “The Republicans are attacking her without compunction, in part because they know the Democrats are too ... to retaliate,” Begala wrote, including a term -- omitted here -- rooted in his Texas upbringing.
January 27, 2010 | By Paul Richter
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bluntly warned Yemen's leaders Wednesday to "take ownership" of their own long-festering problems -- corruption, internal strife and poor governance -- if they hope to overcome threats from Islamist extremists and poverty. Clinton's comments reflected the apprehension of the Obama administration as it once again faces a dire security threat from a Muslim country whose government is marred by corruption and incompetence, like those in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
August 23, 2009 | David G. Savage
President Theodore Roosevelt campaigned as a trust-busting reformer, but was embarrassed by revelations that his 1904 campaign had received secret contributions from New York insurance companies. At his urging, Congress passed a law to keep corporate money out of political races. Now, that century-old ban stands in danger of being overturned by the Supreme Court's conservative majority, on the basis of an equally venerable principle: free speech in politics. The justices signaled the prospect of a profound shift in election law by scheduling an unusual special argument for Sept.
February 24, 1993
Thanks for the fine Hillary column ("Woman's Place in the House Is Free for All," Jan. 26 Dianne Klein column). This gifted, concerned and responsible woman has been kicked around for over a year now, primarily by a band of political bozos who skinned their knuckles on her husband without success and turned to an easier mark. In my earlier years, they were considered bullies, and their unprincipled and unwarranted assaults on a woman of distinction evoked public outrage. Eleanor Roosevelt suffered through many a year of conscienceless abuse by her husband's political enemies and emerged as the outstanding American woman of the 20th Century.
December 10, 2000
Clinton-Gore in 2004! Go, Hillary! Go, Tipper! JOHN PARK Chino Hills
November 16, 1992
Hillary/Tipper in 2000. SAUL KAHAN Los Angeles
July 22, 1992
Like it or not, we've got Tipper Canoe and Hillary too! HAZEL BAAR San Diego
March 14, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Hillary Clinton's ambitious endeavor to reform the healthcare system in 1993 required some bare-knuckled politics, and aides to the former first lady were blunt about the political stagecraft required to get things done as they guided her through the early months of the effort. “The primary goal” of a two-day healthcare hearing in March of 1993 would be “to inoculate ourselves from charges that we are refusing to listen to all those groups out there that want input,” aides Alexis Herman and Mike Lux told Clinton  in a memo.
March 5, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that she was merely comparing the tactics used by Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin - and not equating the men themselves - when she drew a parallel between Hitler's efforts to resettle Germans in the late 1930s to Putin's recent moves to issue Russian passports to citizens in Ukraine with ties to Russia. The eyebrow-raising remarks were offered at a private fundraiser in Long Beach on Tuesday. "Now if this sounds familiar, it's what Hitler did back in the '30s," Clinton said, according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.
March 4, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Hillary Rodham Clinton will not announce for months whether she will run for president, but as she arrived in California for events this week the machinery of a campaign was cranking into gear around her. The Ready for Hillary "super PAC," created to encourage her candidacy, will launch a website this week that could serve as the framework for an eventual campaign to organize supporters across the 50 states. The leaders of another super PAC, Priorities USA Action, have been meeting on the West Coast with a select group of donors, seeking six- and seven-figure pledges (and in some cases checks)
March 1, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Alta Price seems just the kind of person who could propel Hillary Rodham Clinton through the glass ceiling into the White House. A doctor and Democratic activist, she cited Clinton's matchless resume as a former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of State. Besides, Price allowed with a smile, "It would be very cool to have a woman president. " But Price, 61, won't necessarily support Clinton should she run again in 2016. "I would not vote for her or support her over some man if I thought the man was better on the issues," said Price, who preferred Barack Obama to Clinton the first time she ran. In 2008, Clinton was the overwhelming Democratic favorite, nationally and in Iowa, with an aura suggesting the actual tabulation of ballots was little more than a formality.
February 28, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Through many years in the public eye, Hillary Clinton's image has evolved from that of a sharp-edged  campaigner, who in 1992 offended legions of women with her comments seeming to dismiss baking cookies, to the experienced stateswoman of today. New memos released Friday from Hillary and Bill Clinton's eight years in the White House chart the exhaustive work that went into crafting the first lady's image - revealing the advice Clinton received and the debate among her aides about how to help her as she embarked on a controversial attempt to transform the nation's healthcare system, as well as initiatives to draw attention to the rights of women and girls.
February 28, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey, David Lauter and Maeve Reston
WASHINGTON - As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business leaders, communicate clearly to nervous voters, move swiftly. The first lady and her husband ultimately failed in nearly all those efforts, nearly sinking Bill Clinton's presidency. Thousands of documents released Friday, which detail that failure as well as other policy disputes of the Clinton White House, provide new details on what remains one of the defining chapters in Hillary Clinton's career.
March 20, 1996
I can't wait for the Dole vs. Clinton debates. I wonder if Elizabeth can beat Hillary. DON WILLIAMS South Pasadena
September 15, 1996
Forget the issues--come November the tough choice will be Elizabeth or Hillary! JOHN A. SELEINE Seal Beach
February 27, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
It was not exactly a globe-girdling excursion. But for about an hour Wednesday night, seated on a stage at a university in Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered some of her world view and a glimpse of what might constitute a 2016 run for president. She encouraged her young, and supportive, audience to engage in the campaign process, to press their would-be leaders for specificity and to avoid the slough of political cynicism. “No one can or should sit on the sidelines,” Clinton said.
February 12, 2014 | By Rebecca Traister
Welcome to 2014, which is practically 2016, which in presidential politics means just one thing, with three controversial names: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Or, as her staff and many in the media refer to her: HRC. "HRC" is the title of a new book by political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes chronicling Clinton's term as secretary of State. The authors are clearly aiming to get out ahead (33 months ahead!) of the next presidential election, in which Clinton's candidacy has been all-but-guaranteed by supporters, detractors, the media and just about everyone but Hillary herself.
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