Congratulations to our dear Hillary on yet another very well-deserved award! What a pleasure it is to see you so honored!
September 17, 2013
On December 3rd, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation will honor Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton at their 25th Anniversary Global Impact Award Dinner to thank her for her work in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The dedicated, passionate advocacy of Secretary Clinton and Elizabeth Glaser exemplify their shared belief that actions are what save lives. And thanks to their tireless efforts millions of women around the world have access to the information and services they need to keep themselves alive and healthy and ensure their babies are born free of HIV.
“Secretary Clinton’s achievements and those of her friend and our inspirational founder, Elizabeth Glaser, have transformed the lives of millions of women and children around the world,” said Charles Lyons, EGPAF president and CEO.
The award ceremony and dinner will take place at the Best Buy Theater, Times Square, New York City.
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No news is good news, and there really is no news here. A new CNN-ORC Poll released today shows that Hillary Clinton remains the overwhelming favorite among Democrats for the 2016 presidential nomination.
updated 8:33 AM EDT, Mon September 16, 2013
Washington (CNN) — A new national poll in the battle for the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential nominations indicates what you would expect: Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming Democratic frontrunner, and there’s no real leader among the possible GOP White House hopefuls.
But if you get beyond the obvious, the CNN/ORC International survey released Monday becomes more revealing.
It showed 65% of Democrats and independents who lean toward that party say they would likely back Clinton as their presidential nominee. Vice President Joe Biden comes in a distant second, at 10%, with freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 7%, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at 6%, and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at 2%.
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In light of this, we are not certain that Joe Biden really minds very much. Bill and Jill know about this. Apparently they are OK with it.
That’s the most interesting thing we learned from today’s New York Times piece on the vice-president and former secretary of State’s working relationship, longstanding friendship, and possible upcoming battle to become the Democrats’ presidential nominee.
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What’s not to love? Here is the NYT article.
Luke Sharrett/The New York Times
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Hillary Rodham Clinton at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2010. They have been friends for decades.
In December 2011, pollsters working for President Obama’s re-election campaign asked voters in battleground states a question: Would you be more likely to vote for Mr. Obama if Hillary Rodham Clinton were to campaign for him?
Cliff Owen/Associated Press
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Hillary Rodham Clinton in April.
Of course, Mrs. Clinton, if she remained secretary of state, could not participate in a political campaign. So the poll, and the former first lady’s popularity, only intensified speculation that Mr. Obama was considering moving Mrs. Clinton onto his ticket, replacing Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
The idea never gained traction, but all the chatter irritated Mr. Biden.
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On the other hand, for a little balance and perspective, there is this. I believe Ed Rendell knows her better than many insiders who are willing to make remarks on the subject.
September 16, 2013
By Dave Davies, @davedavieswhyy
I found myself last week talking with Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and former Philadelphia mayor, about Hillary Clinton and how politicians of a certain age evaluate their prospects.
“I’m not as convinced as much as everybody else that Hillary’s running,” he said. Rendell said the former Secretary of State, unlike most former elected officials, has the stature to have a real impact on public policy the next 10 years out of office if she wants to.
“Everyone around her wants her to run, of course,” he said. If she runs and wins, he said, she makes history, but subjects herself to “10 years of withering stress.” Tough call.
One thing’s clear — if she does decide to take the plunge, she won’t have to start building an organization from scratch.
Ready for Hillary is a super PAC registered in January, and when Clinton was here Tuesday to receive the Liberty Medal, I skipped the ceremony and instead checked in on a gathering of Ready for Hillary members at a city tavern.
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Hillary has two speaking engagements on her schedule this week. Wednesday, she will keynote at the Chicago House Fifth Anniversary Speaker Series Luncheon to be held at the Chicago Hilton International Ballroom. On Thursday, having traveled to 112 countries as secretary of state, she will be in Miami to address attendees in the closing session at the American Society of Travel Agents’ Global Convention.
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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and in an effort to promote awareness of obesity and its negative effects on children and their families, communities across the country are highlighting ways that parents, schools, local advocates and even businesses can work together to help families make the shift to healthier lifestyles.
Obesity rates have increased for Americans in recent decades due to diets high in salt, sugar and fat, and childhood obesity rates have also increased. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control one out of every three children are obese or overweight before their fifth birthday. These children are five times as likely to be overweight or obese as adults, and are at risk for many weight-related chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
For this reason, many communities are taking steps to discourage unhealthy eating habits, promote exercise and help parents and caregivers get better access to locally-grown, nutritious food. In California’s San Joaquin Valley, where obesity rates are among the highest in the country and income levels among the lowest, community advocates have formed the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Project (CCROPP) to train local residents on how to enact small, but important changes—like replacing sugary drinks for children with water, and selling fresh produce to families on local school grounds. CCROPP has also developed a 10-step guide to help parents learn how to convince vendors at farmers’ markets to accept payments from public benefits programs.
In other communities, poor access to recreational areas like parks has sparked parents and caregivers to work with city planners and educators to open up unused spaces for this purpose. El Sereno Arroyo Recreation Area in east Los Angeles is an example of a community effort to build a much-needed playground for children. Funded in part by First 5 Commission, this community-built park includes a space called the “Nature Play Garden” that is specially designed for children under age 5, as well as other connected areas for older family members and adults.
Obesity has many long-term effects for children and adults as they suffer the physical and economic impacts of its related illnesses. By working together to find simple solutions for healthier living and eating, communities can improve health outcomes for children and raise the quality of life for all.
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As we know, Hillary will receive the Liberty Medal from Jeb Bush at Constitution Hall in Philadelphia this evening. Although none of the C-SPAN schedules currently show an airing of the event, it is possible to view the proceedings here.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receives the the National Constitution Center’s 2013 Liberty Medal. The medal, which honors leaders who promote liberty around the globe, is delivered by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), NCC chair.
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Tea Partiers are predictably berserk over this decision on Bush’s part given today’s date. We would remind them that Tea Party Republicans had a major role in reducing funds available for embassy security and that 2012 was not the only year that saw an attack on Americans on September 11. As New York Senator, Hillary Clinton fought hard for the families of those lost in the attacks on the twin towers as well as for health care for first responders who suffered devastating illnesses from working for many months on “the pile” which burned into mid-February 2002.
Senator Clinton with the 9/11 Families’ Association
By Marian Fontana
I still find it difficult to look at Ground Zero without getting emotional; however, the window in our office overlooking the site seemed like a fitting place to start our meeting with the Senator on March 6th. Our loved ones were in the forefront of Vice President Lee Ielpi’s mind as he pointed out to the Senator where his son Jonathan was found, emphasizing the painful reality that over, forty percent of the families have received nothing of their loved ones remains.
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Monday, December 18, 2006
(New York-WABC, December 18, 2006) (WABC) — Senator Hillary Clinton is putting new pressure on the White House to address health concerns of ground zero workers.
Senator Clinton says the program that monitors and treats 9/11 first responders and workers could run out of money by this summer.
She wants President Bush to put more money into the program when he presents his next budget.
“We are worried that the medical treatment that has begun, finally, after years of effort and many obstacles along the way will run out of money starting this summer,” Clinton said, “so that the people who are finally being treated for the many symptoms of their chronic conditions due to 9/11 exposures will once again be left out in the cold.”
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Jeb Bush, a voice of reason in a party trembling on the brink of implosion, offered his rationale for choosing our girl for this high honor.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will award former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday with the 2013 Liberty Medal and defends it as part of a shared interest in the “importance of civic engagement.”
The potential opponents in the 2016 presidential election come together as Bush presents Clinton with the award at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to honor her lifelong career in public service and her ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of women and girls around the globe. Bush is chairman of the National Constitutional Center.
“While Secretary Clinton and I disagree on many issues, we certainly agree on the importance of civic engagement,” Bush said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times.
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When you do read more of the above article, you see that a Tea Party affiliate will be holding a competing event naming an alternate choice for the honor.
As if all of this were not sufficient to make Philadelphia simply explode tonight, the Ready for Hillary Super PAC will be holding a rally simultaneously at Finnegan’s Wake.
Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
As Hillary Clinton receives the Liberty Medal Tuesday night, supporters will gather at a rally by the super PAC Ready for Hillary to celebrate the group’s efforts to encourage her to run for president in 2016.
The event is at Finnigan’s Wake, the popular bar/event hall at 3rd and Spring Garden streets in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
The local broadcast of the medal ceremony will be shown at the rally.
Congratulations, Mme. Secretary! We are so happy for this high recognition of your dedicated service!
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