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Hillary Clinton on ‘This Week,’ Donald Trump on ‘Face the Nation’

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush talk to ‘This Week,’ and Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are on ‘Face the Nation’

You’ll see presidential candidates on the Sunday morning chat programs. The listings:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush talk to ABC’s “This Week” at 10 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panel will be Alex Castellanos, founder of NewRepublican.org and chairman of Purple Strategies; ABC analyst Matthew Dowd; MSNBC political analyst and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson; and former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., senior adviser for Correct the Record.

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Hillary was in Sioux City today and earned the endorsement of Labor Secretary Tom Perez at an event with a local carpenters’ union.

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Later, she stopped for a bite to eat in Fort Dodge before a town hall there.  She managed to stuff a little shopping for stocking stuffers into the day, too!

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets audience members after speaking at a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets audience members after speaking at a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs as U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez endorses her during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs as U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez endorses her during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs as U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez endorses her during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs as U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez endorses her during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with a member of the audience following a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with a member of the audience following a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, right, meet members of the audience following a Clinton campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, right, meet members of the audience following a Clinton campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets local residents at Apple Orchard Cafe Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets local residents at Apple Orchard Cafe Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets local residents at Apple Orchard Cafe Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets local residents at Apple Orchard Cafe Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets esidents at Apple Orchard Cafe Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets esidents at Apple Orchard Cafe Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets local residents at Apple Orchard Cafe Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets local residents at Apple Orchard Cafe Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as she arrives at a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as she arrives at a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Clinton said the mass killing in California was heightening the need for intelligence sharing and military strikes in places where extreme elements have taken hold. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Clinton said the mass killing in California was heightening the need for intelligence sharing and military strikes in places where extreme elements have taken hold. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as she speaks during a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as she speaks during a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Clinton said Friday the mass killing in California was heightening the need for intelligence sharing and military strikes in places where extreme elements have taken hold. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Clinton said Friday the mass killing in California was heightening the need for intelligence sharing and military strikes in places where extreme elements have taken hold. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Supporters watch as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Supporters watch as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton encourages the press corps to join her in shopping for Christmas items in a gift shop at Community Orchard in Fort Dodge, Iowa December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton encourages the press corps to join her in shopping for Christmas items in a gift shop at Community Orchard in Fort Dodge, Iowa December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shops for Christmas items in a gift shop at Community Orchard in Fort Dodge, Iowa December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shops for Christmas items in a gift shop at Community Orchard in Fort Dodge, Iowa December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shops for Christmas items in a gift shop at Community Orchard in Fort Dodge, Iowa December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shops for Christmas items in a gift shop at Community Orchard in Fort Dodge, Iowa December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (2nd R) shops with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in a gift shop at Community Orchard in Fort Dodge, Iowa December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (2nd R) shops with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in a gift shop at Community Orchard in Fort Dodge, Iowa December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

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U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Endorses Hillary Clinton

Clinton is the Right Leader for America

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (http://uswcc.org) announces the association has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

“I am proud to announce the endorsement of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. Presidential race,” states Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. “Secretary Clinton is an experienced and accomplished leader committed to championing the economic advancement of American small businesses, women-owned businesses, workers and families.”

Top priorities for the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce in the 2016 election are: increased and fair access to capital for women-owned and small businesses, increased and fair access to federal contracts for women-owned and small businesses, improving workplace issues impacting women workers and business owners, raising American incomes, and curbing and stabilizing healthcare costs for small businesses and individuals.

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce leadership examined the organization’s priorities along with the history, capability, commitments and electability of current presidential candidates. “From our detailed review, one candidate – Hillary Clinton – stands head and shoulders above the rest. Secretary Clinton has markedly unique governmental experience, deep and broad policy and leadership expertise, an undeniable commitment to women’s economic priorities and a campaign infrastructure that lays the foundation for a clear pathway to the White House,” concludes Dorfman.

“The election of Hillary Clinton as President of the United States will unleash the economic power of women and forge a bold new future of potential for every woman in America,” declares Dorfman. “The great march of women into political leadership, that began so many years ago, will secure a profound and impactful milestone,” states Dorfman. “With our first ever presidential endorsement, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is proud and committed to do all we can to pick up the torch carried by generations of leaders and elect arguably the most qualified candidate to the White House.”

About The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC)

The USWCC is the leading advocate for women on economic and leadership issues.  As the economic leader for women, the USWCC creates opportunities, drives progress, advocates, and provides tools and solutions to support the economic growth of women across America. The USWCC (uswcc.org) is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization founded in 2001 with over 500,000 members; its headquarters offices are located in Washington, D.C.  Contact the USWCC at 888-418-7922.

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North America’s Building Trades Issue Formal Endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President

WASHINGTON, DC — North America’s Building Trades formally endorsed Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President this morning.
“Today, North America’s Building Trades are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President,” said Sean McGarvey, the organization’s president.  “In these times of international strife and uncertainty, our nation needs a leader with the toughness, strength, intelligence and experience to successfully steer the United States through tumultuous waters.  Here at home, we trust that Secretary Clinton will always do what’s best for America’s working families.”

The Building Trades’ endorsement closely follows the release of Secretary Clinton’s infrastructure plan, Building Tomorrow’s Economy Today. The comprehensive five-year, $275 billion plan would allocate $250 billion to direct public investment and place $25 billion in a national infrastructure bank dedicated to maintaining the country’s competitive advantage in the 21st century economy. The infrastructure plan, which supports an additional $225 billion in financing through the infrastructure bank, would result in up to $500 billion in critical infrastructure investments over the next five years. The Building Trades and “Hardhats for Hillary” will advocate for successful implementation of this proposal in all 50 states so that voters are educated on the choice before them. Together, we can put America back to work.”Secretary Clinton’s work on behalf of Building Trades workers and their families is unquestioned,” said McGarvey.  “Her infrastructure plan is further proof that she understands that the state of our nation’s infrastructure is a bellwether for the health of the American economy and for the economic prospects of American workers.  We commend Secretary Clinton for putting forth a robust, yet entirely practical plan. She acknowledges, in stark contrast to the other candidates in this presidential race, that this is a national problem which requires a bold, national, and realistic solution, not a pie-in-the-sky dream or a piecemeal approach.”

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Here is Hillary’s response.

Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement from North America’s Building Trades

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~NABTU Cites Clinton Infrastructure Plan In Endorsement~

Hillary Clinton released the below statement after earning the endorsement of the North America’s Building Trades. In its endorsement, NABTU said Clinton’s recently released infrastructure plan proves she “understands that the state of our nation’s infrastructure is a bellwether for the health of the American economy and for the economic prospects of American workers.”

This is the first time in its history that NABTU has made a unified endorsement for president. Clinton now has the support of over 11 million union members across 17 different national unions and labor alliances that have endorsed her campaign.

“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of North America’s Building Trades (NABTU).

“The members of the Building Trades have helped build the American middle class—by training apprentices, protecting workers’ rights, and supporting good-paying jobs and pathways to careers in the construction industry. Along the way, they have helped build our mighty American economy—keeping the lights on and traffic moving, helping businesses get goods to customers and workers get to their jobs, supporting safe power generation, sending skyscrapers soaring above our cities, and maintaining the pipes beneath our streets.

“As President, I will stand with America’s Building Trades against efforts to roll back prevailing wage statutes and undermine project labor agreements. I will fight to protect workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively, stay safe on the job, maintain their health benefits and retire with dignity. And I will support high-quality apprenticeship programs modeled after successful efforts promoted by the Building Trades and their contractor partners that give young people, women, African-Americans, Latinos and veterans ladders of opportunity to a career in the trades and a pathway to the middle class for their families.

“I know the members of the Building Trades and “Hardhats for Hillary” will join me in our advocacy to rebuild and expand America’s infrastructure to maintain our position as the world’s economic superpower. I have an ambitious, five-year plan to invest in our infrastructure, from rebuilding roads and bridges to modernizing our energy system, and put Americans to work building the future we deserve. My plan will make our economy more productive and competitive across the board. It will cut costs for families and businesses, and spur more private investment. It will boost wages up and down the supply chain and throughout the economy. Because to build a strong economy for the future, we need to start by building strong infrastructure today.

“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of North America’s Building Trades and together, we’re going to rebuild the country we love and put Americans back to work.”

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In Latest Evolution of GOProud Founder, an Endorsment for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

The gay man who cofounded GOProud, once endorsed Mitt Romney, and feted Ann Coulter has today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

And with that, Jimmy LaSalvia has seemingly completed his transformation from an ardent Republican to an independent who is so disillusioned by where his former party is headed that he wrote a book about it — No Hope: Why I Left the GOP (And You Should Too).

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I don’t know how important that last one is, but it is significant.

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WH Bagshaw advertise their business as the “oldest pin makers in America.”

Founder and Company History

Since 1870, led by five generations of Bagshaws, the Bagshaw Company has been a major domestic and international supplier of all types of pins, pin assemblies and wire products. In fact, we’re the oldest pin makers in America. The W.H. Bagshaw history is a testimony of how a robust manufacturer has evolved and flourished over time. Our founder, Walter H. Bagshaw, was born in Derbyshire, England in 1847, the fifth in a family of ten children. He was educated in England until the age of nine, when he went to work at T.R. Harding in Leeds, England, manufacturing comb pins. He stayed there for three years, bouncing back and forth from other manufacturing jobs, but would finish his time in England with his original employer before heading off to America.

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Hillary Clinton visited the family-owned business today in Nashua and toured the facility.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks tAaron and Adria Bagshaw during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks tAaron and Adria Bagshaw during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to employees during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to employees during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to Arron Bagshaw during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to Arron Bagshaw during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tours WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tours WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to Aaron Bagshaw during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to Aaron Bagshaw during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to Aaron and Adria Bagshaw during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to Aaron and Adria Bagshaw during a tour and campaign stop at WH Bagshaw, a 5th generation family owned business Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

From there, she went to Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett for a Women’s Economic Opportunity Summit and to Dover for a Town Hall.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets audience members at a campaign "Women's Economic Opportunity Summit" at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, New Hampshire December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets audience members at a campaign “Women’s Economic Opportunity Summit” at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, New Hampshire December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to several hundred area residents during a town hall style meeting in the gymnasium at the McConnell Center Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Dover, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to several hundred area residents during a town hall style meeting in the gymnasium at the McConnell Center Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Dover, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with George Maglaras, during a town hall style meeting in the gymnasium at the McConnell Center Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Dover, N.H. Maglaras was a strong supporter of her Husband Bill in his first campaign in the early 1990's. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with George Maglaras, during a town hall style meeting in the gymnasium at the McConnell Center Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Dover, N.H. Maglaras was a strong supporter of her Husband Bill in his first campaign in the early 1990’s. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage for a campaign town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage for a campaign town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at a campaign town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at a campaign town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Audience members raise their hands to ask U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a question at a campaign town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Audience members raise their hands to ask U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a question at a campaign town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Pens Billboard Essay for Women in Music Issue, Pays Tribute to Lady Gaga and Honorees

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

Paul Tuller

The great Loretta Lynn once said that to make it in the music business, “You either have to be first, best or different.”

That’s true for all of this year’s Women in Music honorees, Ms. Lynn included. They’re different from anyone else out there. They’ve racked up many “firsts” — like first artist to get more than 1 billion views on YouTube (Lady Gaga) and first woman to chart more than 50 top 10 hits (Lynn). And they’re the best at what they do, whether that’s fronting a raucous soul band, ­writing ­hypnotic dance anthems, unspooling intricate rap lyrics about female empowerment or crooning ballads about heartbreak and young love.

I’ve been listening to some of these women for years. Others I recently discovered. Now I’m a fan of them all. Their talent is dazzling. So is their work ethic. None of these women had success handed to her. They all had to keep at it, even in the face of failure and discouragement — they kept ­singing, kept writing, kept getting better and better. They did it because they knew they had something ­special to offer the world. They knew their stories and points of view were worth ­sharing. And they were absolutely right about that.

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Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Sandy Berger

Hillary and I were deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Sandy Berger and our hearts go out to Susan and his children.

We knew and admired Sandy for more than 40 years, beginning with the McGovern campaign in 1972. He was a trusted advisor to my campaign for President and an essential member of our national security team afterward. Nobody was more knowledgeable about policy or smarter about how to formulate it. He was great both in analyzing a situation and figuring out what to do about it. His gifts proved invaluable time and time again, in Latin America, the Balkans, Northern Ireland and the Middle East.

Sandy was a consummate National Security Advisor because he embraced our common humanity and advanced our national interests. He worked for what was best for America and for ordinary people at home and abroad. He was a terrific public servant and a world class human being. We will miss him.

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Sandy Berger, Former National Security Adviser, Dies at 70

By DAVID E. SANGERDEC. 2, 2015

Samuel R. Berger appearing before the Sept. 11 commission on Capitol Hill in 2004.

Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

Samuel R. Berger, a political confidant of President Bill Clinton who became his national security adviser in his second term, died on Wednesday in Washington. He was 70.
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His death was announced by Tara Sonenshine, his longtime aide and friend. Mr. Berger, who was known as Sandy, was given a cancer diagnosis more than a year ago.

On Tuesday, he wrote to his colleagues at the Albright Stonebridge Group, an international consulting firm he ran with former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, that his condition had worsened and that “time is not on my side.”

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Farewell, Sandy Berger, the Clinton Man Who Stopped Armageddon

Bruce Riedel

Bruce Riedel
In his finest hour, he averted a nuclear war between Pakistan and India. Sandy Berger, who died this morning, was a gentleman who knew how to handle a head of government.

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Sandy Berger believed that the White House was a special place to work. He told his staff that if they were not a bit awed by where they worked anymore, it was time to leave. He quietly noted that his team played through injury. His dedication was complete.

He was also a gentleman. The interagency process is inherently a tough world with lots of big personalities. Getting them to work as a team is challenging and requires nonstop effort. Sandy was good at it. He will be missed.

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Normally, I do not put a lot of stock in celebrity endorsements, but Hillary won a couple today that warmed my heart.

Ricky Martin endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Ricky Martin performs at 103.5 KTU’s KTUphoria 2015 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on May 31, 2015 in Wantagh, New York.

Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin is standing by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, endorsing her as a “Latina at heart” on Wednesday.

In a tweet, the “LiviCopy a Postn’ la Vida Loca” singer said he was “proud” to back the former secretary of state’s White House campaign…

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Helen Mirren Predicts Hillary Clinton Will Be Next U.S. President (VIDEO)

The Queen has come out as a supporter of Hillary Clinton.

Backstage at Variety’s exclusive studio at the Gotham Awards this week, Helen Mirren predicted that Clinton would be elected the first female president of the United States in 2016.

“I think there’s an amazing candidate who is incredibly experienced, incredibly intelligent, incredibly tough,” Mirren said. “She’s the only candidate that I can see out there who has got what it takes, it seems to me.”

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I loved the video. Dame Helen is sooooo … dramatic!

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