With only days to go before the release of Hard Choices, her memoir of her time as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton 0pened her doors to People Magazine for an exclusive cover story.
Grandma in Chief?Becoming a grandmother in the fall
could influence Hillary Clinton’s decision-making – and not just which carseat to buy (though there’s that, too).
After stepping down as Secretary of State in 2013 and enjoying her first free time in a long time, Clinton is now pondering another run for the White House.
“I know I have a decision to make,” she recently told PEOPLE in her first at-home interview since the end of husband Bill’s presidency in January 2001. “But part of what I’ve been thinking about, is everything I’m interested in and everything I enjoy doing – and with the extra added joy of ‘I’m about to become a grandmother,’ I want to live in the moment. At the same time I am concerned about what I see happening in the country and in the world.”
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June 3rd, 2014
09:15 AM ET
Washington (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will take part in a live town hall meeting that will be moderated by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour later this month.
The June 17 event will take place at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and it will be the only network televised town hall that the former secretary of state participates in during the closely watched rollout of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”
In addition to Amanpour’s questions, Clinton will “take questions from the American public with nothing off limits,” according to a CNN statement announcing the event. The town hall will air on CNN at 5 p.m. ET and be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Español. It will re-air on CNN at 9 p.m. ET.
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Last night Hillary delivered a Unique Lives and Experiences address at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. A local TV outlet provided a live feed that did not work very smoothly for me, but I caught enough of the presentation to be able to relate that the topic was some of the Hard Choices that she discusses in her soon-to-be-released memoir of that title.
She spoke of the difficulty of deciding to accept the post of secretary of state and of how having done so worked to her advantage in dealing with officials in newer, less experienced democracies who did not quite understand how to move beyond an election into the messier affairs of government that require teamwork.
She also addressed her adoption of women and girls as her signature issue and the resistance and eye-rolling she encountered from some quarters having done so. I, for one, am gratified to know that she is defending this choice in her book. Too many commentators, often “unnamed sources,” have critiqued this selection on her part as “soft” while in fact it is heroic and needed. Anyone who writes off this decision as less than hard diplomacy is either ignorant of the implications and consequences of subjugating half the world’s population or, worse, a conscious bigot – I will use the word – a misogynist.
There was a Q & A during which the feed broke down on me, but the morning headlines indicate that she was asked about the recent prisoner exchange and quite appropriately declined to second guess current members of the administration on that issue.
I took some screen shots, most of which are as visually degraded as the audio feed was, but you get the general idea. The first is a twitpic of the venue prior to the event.
More photos here from Denver Post.
Here are still more at Crowd Album.
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Secretary Clinton Will Also Appear at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles on June 19
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will kick off her national book tour for Hard Choices on Tuesday, June 10, at the Union Square Barnes & Noble (33 East 17th Street) in Manhattan. Secretary Clinton will sign copies of her new book beginning at 11:00 A.M.
A limited number of wristbands will be distributed starting at 8 A.M. on Tuesday, June 10, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers will have their copies of Hard Choices signed in the order they arrive. A limit of one book per customer will be signed and the signing of other books or memorabilia will not be permitted. The author will sign a limited number of copies of Hard Choices. Secretary Clinton will also appear at Barnes & Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles on June 19 at 11:30 A.M. Pacific Time.
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AP reports that Hillary Clinton made a brief and exclusive visit to Book Expo on Friday in advance of the release of Hard Choices on June 10.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton made a brief, private appearance Friday at publishing’s annual national convention, BookExpo America, and offered booksellers a few details about her upcoming memoir, “Hard Choices.”
Clinton’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, told The Associated Press that the former secretary of state and possible presidential candidate met in the late morning with some 100 American and international booksellers for about 45 minutes. The event was not open to the press and Clinton departed without visiting the floor of the Jacob K. Javits Center.
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