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For several years, the Clintons have spent a few August weeks on Long Island.  This year it will be Amagansett.   Last year they mixed business with vacation by holding a Clinton Foundation fundraiser on the island.  This year, Hillary will sacrifice a few vacation days to sign copies of Hard Choices for vacationers in the Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard.

No one is going to argue that her book is not a beach read, but sand, surf, and sun lotion are not items I would want near my signed copy.  In fact  I would not leave my copy lying around on a beach blanket while I went in for a dip – not without a Secret Service detail.  Would you?

 

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Long Island Book Signing

Book Revue

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 06:00 PM

Martha’s Vineyard Book Signing

Bunch of Grapes

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 04:00 PM

Long Island Book Signing

Bookhampton East Hampton

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 05:00 PM

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Saratoga Springs in upstate New York enjoys a lively summer tourist season.  First known for its mineral baths, it is home to a world-renowned racetrack that draws a summer racing-season crowd.  Today, however, it was neither the waters nor the track that drew visitors.  It was Hillary Clinton, who visited Northshire Bookstore there to sign copies of her memoir, Hard Choices.   Ticketholders sported the familiar bottled water seen at these events rather than the native mineral-infused fluids from the springs.

 

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Here is some local coverage of the event with a slide show.

 

Hillary was at the Seekonk, Massachusetts Sam’s Club for a book signing yesterday.  The Boston Globe seems to have cornered the market on the photos with this slideshow.  It is short but sweet (especially the last pic).  Enjoy!

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Hillary was in top form with Fareed Zakaria on this morning’s  GPS.   She was bright, cheerful, specific, firm, and clear on her positions.  Responding to a broad range of questions, she displayed  circumspection with regard to nations and populations as well as to individual actors on the world stage.

 

 

Additional video and remarks here >>>>

Set your DVRs! Hillary sat down with Fareed Zakaria on Friday. Watch GPS on Sunday to see her comments.

July 26th, 2014
12:56 AM ET

On GPS Sunday: Hillary Clinton discusses Russia, the Middle East, Iran and more

Watch “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

On GPS this Sunday: Fareed speaks with former first lady and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her recently published memoir Hard Choices, how the U.S. and Europe should respond to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, the ongoing unrest in the Middle East and how the world views America.

Read more  >>>>

On the heels of the launch her  Too Small to Fail campaign in Oakland CA this week, Hillary kept her focus on the young among us by finishing her week at Lehman College participating in “Dream Big Day.”   Joining Bronx native, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor,  Hillary, Sonia Manzano (Sesame Street’s ‘Maria’), and city officials celebrated the Dream Big Program, a summer arts program of the Bronx Children’s Museum and housed at Lehman.

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You may remember that in June at CGI America, Hillary announced a partnership between her Too Small to Fail initiative and the American Academy of Pediatrics that would put information and tools in the hands of healthcare professionals to encourage and assist parents in increasing vocabulary exposure for the 0 – 5 age group.  In making that announcement,  she cited an upcoming alliance with the Oakland, California community.

Today, in Oakland, she launched that campaign at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) surrounded by parents and little ones. We see her with Oakland Mayor, Jean Quan, Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman, and Jim Steyer encouraging parents to talk, read, sing, and color with their kids.

 

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On my way to Oakland and excited to announce a new campaign there.

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Let’s Talk, Oakland!

We are so pleased to share with you the news about our second local campaign launch in Oakland, California! This week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined business, hospital and community leaders to announce the launch of “Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing,” a multi-media campaign that will help Oakland parents improve their babies’ ability to build vocabulary and set them up for brighter futures.

The campaign is being developed with the help of many wonderful local organizations and hospital partners in Oakland, including the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Kaiser Permanente, and the Bay Area Council; and with generous support from Lynne and Marc Benioff, whose gift to Too Small to Fail will allow us to create a model program for how children’s hospitals can actively address the word gap as a health issue.

Oakland parents and caregivers will receive information and tool kits from pediatricians and community organizations about how engaging in simple activities from birth—like describing objects seen during a bus ride, singing songs, reading aloud, or telling stories—can significantly boost children’s brain development. Hundreds of Oakland families already got some beautiful kids’ clothing with this message at Children’s Fairyland yesterday as part of the campaign kick-off.

You can read more about our launch in Oakland here, and in local news stories here and here.

Video

Check out this video of Jose-Luis Orozco, a talented children’s author and musician that helped us celebrate in Oakland this week. A great way to sing with your baby! >>

Come On Oakland, Let’s Do This – a great rallying cry from on why talking, reading, & singing matters.

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