The last time Hillary spoke at this event was in April 2010 when she was secretary of state.

First on CNN: Hillary Clinton to address international Jewish group
April 14th, 2014
12:00 PM ET

First on CNN: Hillary Clinton to address international Jewish group

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a large Jewish group in May, adding another forum to her schedule in which she’s expected to talk about Mideast peace and Iran’s nuclear program.

Clinton will deliver the closing address at the 2014 American Jewish Committee’s Global Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 14, and organizers anticipate Clinton will “give her view on the issue of utmost concern to us,” which include Iran’s nuclear program, the rise of global anti-Semitism and the role of Israel in the Mideast peace process.
The address will mark the fourth time Clinton has addressed the American Jewish Committee. According to Ken Bandler, the group’s spokesman, Clinton addressed the group as first lady, senator from New York and most recently as secretary of state in 2010.

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Just a day after an agitated interloper at a closed and ticketed event in Las Vegas lobbed a shoe at Hillary Clinton came the news that she will make a return appearance at the same venue come September.

The National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 will convene at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in September.  Hillary will be delivering the keynote speech on September 4.  This is the same venue where, last week, a clearly disturbed Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, broke past security of every level, extracted a shoe from a purse, and threw it at reasonably close range at Hillary Clinton who had just taken the stage to speak.



All of us who love Hillary hope and pray that greatly improved security will prevail at this important summit.  We know she is intrepid and can field wild pitches, but we do not need to see her proving it over and over again.




April 11, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton Will Cap a Day of Discussion and Exchange Focusing on Growing our Clean Energy Economy through Partnership and Collaboration

Las Vegas, NV —Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas on Thursday September 4, 2014 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.  The nation’s foremost clean energy conversation, “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” will highlight how the private sector, through public-private partnerships and collaboration, is deploying clean energy, investing in innovation, modernizing our nation’s electric grid, and reducing climate pollution.

The annual conference is co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Clean energy visionaries, business leaders, bipartisan decision makers, and advocates will convene this year to discuss the future of our nation’s clean energy economy and the progress we have made through innovation, investment in infrastructure, and greater collaboration.

“I am delighted to welcome Secretary Clinton to Nevada for our seventh National Clean Energy Summit on September 4th in Las Vegas,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “Secretary Clinton has been a staunch supporter of bolstering our national security and protecting our climate by deploying clean and renewable energy resources.  She understands the energy issues we are facing in the U.S. and around the world and I look forward to her valuable contribution to this conversation in September.”

“Secretary Clinton is the perfect choice to keynote this year’s summit. At the State Department she pioneered partnerships that will improve lives and reduce climate pollution,” said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress. “The National Clean Energy Summit will continue to provide a forum to generate ideas to bring together the public and private sectors to invest in clean energy infrastructure, and help communities become more resilient to future extreme weather.”

In addition to Secretary Clinton, a diverse set of speakers and panelists will participate in “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” including policymakers and industry leaders. More information about panels and speakers will follow.

“The National Clean Energy Summit has become the nation’s premier conversation about clean energy issues and solutions,” said Rose McKinney-James, Board Chair of the Clean Energy Project. “As we welcome Secretary Clinton we will open a discussion about the best ways to leverage the power and innovation behind the clean energy economy.”

WHO: “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership and Progress” confirmed speakers include

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

More speakers to be announced soon.

WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 2014

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89119

REGISTER: To register for Summit 7.0 and for the latest information about the panels and panelists, please visit www.cleanenergysummit.org

Because of this …

‘Because I’m a girl’: Fourth grader denied right to play ball with boys

And now this …

How Birth Order Affects Your Relationships

Find out if your sibling rank influences the way you relate to others

CBS via Getty Images

Firstborns: These children tend to be conscientious, ambitious, organized and—in relationships—dominant. Says Cane, “Firstborns like to be in control.” As with all birth-order positions, gender plays a role, too. In the case of firsts, oldest sons tend to be take-charge types, leaders. Oldest females, on the other hand, are more likely to be bossy, confident and aggressive than their younger sisters.

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Seriously, Woman’s Day?  There is a difference between take-charge types, leaders and  bossy, confident and aggressive?  Really?  The emphasis above is mine, by the way.  To me the difference is your choice of nouns for boys and adjectives for girls, but don’t mind me and my picky grammatical way of looking at things.


This is important!


Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

New York, NY
Press Release

Event to launch “No Ceilings Conversation” Series

(NEW YORK, NY) – April 11, 2014 – On Thursday April 17th, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation – the first in a series of No Ceilings Conversation events designed to provide a forum to hear from girls and women around the world. Moderated by actress and advocate America Ferrera, Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation will bring together girls to talk about their lives, experiences, and hopes for the future.

Taking place at the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City, the conversation will join girls from the Girls Club, the Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Inc., Girl Up, the Young Women’s Leadership Network and four schools from across the country on Microsoft’s Skype Software:  Seattle Girls’ School in Seattle, Washington; the Hathaway Brown School for Girls in Shaker Heights, Ohio; The York County School District in York, Virginia; and the KIPP Delta High School in Helena, Arkansas. The conversation, powered by Microsoft, will be streamed to allow people from around the world to join the conversation remotely and ask questions via online video streaming and Twitter.

This conversation is part of the Clinton Foundation’s initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which seeks to advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. These conversations and the ones to follow will be used to shape and inform the work of No Ceilings.

WHAT:                  Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation

WHO:                    Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and America Ferrera

WHEN:                  Thursday, April 17, 2014

                                 Event: 3:00pm

WHERE:                Lower Eastside Girls Club


To watch the event online, please visit www.clintonfoundation.org/noceilings.

Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #noceilings

The articles above are two that happened to show up in my MSN newsfeed on the past two consecutive days.  They demonstrate the need for this No Ceilings symposium.  I hope parents and teachers  will make sure the girls in their care are aware of this event and are online on Thursday and participating.

In my opinion, boys can also benefit from watching what goes on at this event.  According to the first story, the boys do not have a problem with Jaelyn playing.  The adults do (which is pathetic).  Boys need to know that supporting a teammate in a situation like this is the right thing to do.  They need to know that they can get adult support when they are right.

Enough is enough!  This nonsense has run its course.

We already knew that Hillary could lose a shoe and recover as gracefully and adorably as Cinderella thanks to this incident at the Elysee Palace in January 2010 when then President Sarkozy successfully partnered her recovery of the lost slipper.

Today, while speaking at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference in Las Vegas, she demonstrated that she is as quick-thinking and fleet of movement as Derek Jeter when she dodged a shoe lobbed at her by a woman in the audience who was taken into custody.  Reportedly, Hillary was not hit, and her hand-on-the-hip stance is as cool as that of any Major League short stop.  You can almost envision the glove on her left hand.  Note to all:  She is as good at ducking flying objects as she is fielding all the pointless questions about 2016.  She will speak about that when she is good and ready so stop the useless prodding.


A woman was taken into custody after hurling what she said was a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech — and the former secretary of state was quick with a witty comeback.

The bizarre incident happened just moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

The former first lady, 66, ducked, but did not appear to be struck by the flying object. She quickly joked about the incident.

Clinton quipped: “Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?”

She added: “My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial. Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.”

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Update:  Federal and local charges have been filed.

LAS VEGAS — Authorities have filed federal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe on stage while Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a convention speech.

The trespassing and violence charges lodged Sunday against Alison Michelle Ernst in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas come as local prosecutors consider a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in state court.

Ernst didn’t respond to a phone message Monday, and it isn’t clear if she has a lawyer.

Image: Alison Ernst is seen in a booking photo from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department HANDOUT / Reuters

Alison Ernst, 36, is seen in a booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas April 11, 2014.

The 36-year-old faces a June 24 court date on the local charge, which could get her a year in county jail stemming from the incident Thursday.

A court date in the federal case wasn’t immediately set. Clinton wasn’t struck by the shoe. She continued her speech to a recycling industry conference at the Mandalay Bay resort.

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Clinton Foundation


Every time you support the Clinton Foundation you help someone, somewhere in the world live up to their God-given potential.

It could be a woman in Haiti, whose small business gets the boost that it needs to flourish and grow. It could be a baby born HIV-free in Kenya, thanks to the lifesaving drugs that prevent transmission of the virus. Or it could be a farmer in Malawi, who is able to both support his family and help his local environment by planting trees as part of our Trees of Hope program.

You help us achieve all of this and more, every time you make a gift.

As a way for us to say thank you, when you make a gift, the Clinton Foundation will automatically enter you to win a trip to New York City for you and a guest to meet Bill, Chelsea, and me – along with our friend Hugh Jackman – at our Clinton Foundation Gala on May 1.

My favorite thing about events like this is getting to meet and talk with so many inspiring, compassionate people who are working together to make a positive difference in the world. Make a donation today and be entered to win the chance to join our family as our special guest at the Clinton Foundation Gala on May 1.

With your support, the Clinton Foundation is improving millions of lives around the world. Your donation today will help to:

Empower women and girls to reach their full potential through my new program, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.
Improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five and close the word gap, so that more of America’s children are prepared to succeed in the 21st century through our partnership called Too Small to Fail.
Provide greater access to low-cost, high-quality HIV/AIDS treatment for millions in South Africa, Cambodia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and around the world.
Strengthen health systems in developing countries and improve global markets for medicines and diagnostics – ensuring lifesaving care and treatment can reach the people who need them the most.
Bring healthier food options to schools for children in the United States.

I hope you’ll consider supporting this important work today. When you do, you’ll be automatically entered to win a trip to New York City to meet Bill, Chelsea, and me.


Hillary Rodham Clinton

*Official Rules and Restrictions. Void where prohibited by law. No contribution necessary to enter. To participate without making a contribution, click here.

Young parents who live near their own parents are lucky.  Some people we know are unapologetically enthusiastic to become grandparents and share their gifts and experience with their children and grandkids.  We wish them the best of luck in that aspiration.


The Special Role of Grandparents

Many of us remember childhood time with our grandparents with fondness: almost like our parents but with more time to play and maybe more willing to spoil us a little.   

But grandparents also play a very functional role in today’s society. More than three million children in the United States are cared for every day by grandparents while their parents go to work.

As more parents enter the workforce in order stay afloat in a tough economy, and as formal child care becomes more expensive, grandparents and other relatives have become the go-to source for child care. Changing family structures have also contributed to more grandparents becoming primary caregivers, in some instances taking over when their grandchildren’s parents are unable to provide care.

Very young children can benefit greatly from spending quality time with their grandparents. For example, several studies have shown that children whose grandparents talk, read and sing often to them show better vocabulary and emotional development, and are better able to manage stress.

Experts recommend several ways in which grandparents can be more successful in their role as caregivers. First, it’s important to establish mutual trust and respect with parents so that conflicts don’t arise. Additionally, grandparents can positively contribute to their grandchildren’s learning by sharing activities that promote their social, mental and emotional growth. Simple things like singing traditional lullabies, telling family histories or playing games can strengthen bonds with young grandchildren, and help them prepare to learn.

Read more:

  • Learn about important developmental milestones for babies and toddlers in this helpful factsheet from PBS.org.
  • Simple ways grandparents can improve bonding and learning with children, from KidsHealth.

In the News:


Attachment and child expert Dr. Jim Sears talks about why building secure attachments are important to children’s health. >>

Simon and Schuster announced a June 10 release date for Hillary’s latest book and has set up a website for it.

Hillary Clinton book to be released June 10

Associated Press

FILE - This April 8, 2014 file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in San Francisco. Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book on her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says. Publisher Simon & Schuster said Wednesday that Clinton would share "candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century." (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book on her time as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says.

Publisher Simon & Schuster said Wednesday that Clinton would share “candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.” The book’s title and jacket design have not yet been released; the publishing date was released by the publisher on a website for the book: http://www.hillaryclintonmemoir.com/

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The Jonathan Allen/Amie Parnes ebook, HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton is now available for free download here >>>>.


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