July 8, 2012 |
Two summers ago, in announcing the end of combat operations in Iraq, President Obama told the nation it was time for America to devote itself to problems at home. American soldiers "have met every test that they faced," said the president. "Now, it's our turn. " At first glance, that speech seemed unexceptional. But it left one high-ranking American official privately uneasy: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. By the accounts of former aides, Clinton worried that it might be interpreted overseas as a sign that the U.S. was relinquishing its role as the world's dominant power.
August 15, 2012 |
Which designers does Hillary Rodham Clinton wear? An interviewer in Kyrgyzstan got the equivalent of the hand when he asked the secretary of State that question during a panel discussion in December 2010. Clinton's response: "Would you ever ask a man that question?" Her comment went viral Tuesday -- way after the fact -- when Boston Review posted that snippet from the interview on its Tumblr page . What's especially cringeworthy about this exchange is that just moments before, Clinton had addressed a young lawyer's question about how women could succeed in today's world.
December 30, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hospitalized in New York on Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot stemming from her concussion, the State Department said. Clinton, 65, has been out of the public eye for the better part of December, at first because of what the State Department said was a stomach virus and later because of the concussion, which she suffered after fainting at her Washington home. According to a spokesman, the clot was discovered in the course of a follow-up exam for the concussion at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
November 15, 2011 |
Almost 20 years ago, the wife of a presidential candidate appeared on a national news program to defend her husband against allegations of sexual impropriety. The candidate's campaign survived the allegations and he ultimately won his party's nomination and then the White House. The woman, of course, was Hlllary Rodham Clinton - and her husband's campaign was teetering on the edge of collapse in the days before the New Hampshire primary in 1992. The interview on "60 Minutes," in which the couple pushed back against allegations that Bill Clinton was involved in a long-term affair with Gennifer Flowers, was credited with helping to rescue Clinton's campaign.
April 4, 2013 |
Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that Hillary Rodham Clinton is going to write a new book - about her experiences traveling the globe, meeting world leaders and responding to crises during her tenure as secretary of State. Think of it as a kind of foreign-policy memoir. She'll discuss the decision to raid the home in Pakistan where Osama Bin Laden was hiding, and the U.S.-backed air war that helped lead to the downfall of Muammar Kadafi in Libya. Clinton's book will hit the shelves next year.
April 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Democratic strategist James Carville has thrown his weight behind a new "super PAC" that is promoting a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential run in 2016. The Ready for Hillary PAC has no formal connection to the former first lady and secretary of State, who hasn't ruled out another presidential try but has yet to announce a plan to run. But Carville's involvement takes the group's fledgling efforts up at least a notch by adding what appears to be a semiofficial imprimatur by a well-known Clinton ally.