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Clintons take in acclaimed Broadway play about a gay black choir boy

Clintons’ big night out: Bill and Hillary skip President Trump’s immigration address and go see acclaimed Broadway play about a gay black choir boy

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton enjoyed a date night on Broadway Tuesday, taking in the new play Choir Boy
  • Written by Oscar-winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, of Moonlight fame, it tells the story of a gay black teen at an all-male prep school
  • Play’s opening night drew a coterie of A-listers, including Debra Messing, Cynthia Erivo and Phylicia Rashad

By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:47 EST, 9 January 2019 | Updated: 17:35 EST, 9 January 2019

Rather than stay in to watch President Donald Trump‘s prime-time address to the nation about what he’s been calling the crisis on the border, Bill and Hillary Clinton enjoyed a date night on Broadway instead.

The former commander-in-chief and the former secretary of state attended a star-studded premiere of the new play Choir Boy, which tells the story of a gifted gay black teen at an all-male prep school.

The Clintons were all smiles as they posed up with their ‘Playbill’ booklet at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street Tuesday night.

Showtime: Bill and Hillary Clinton enjoyed a date night on Broadway Tuesday, taking in the new play Choir Boy

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Tonight, Donald Trump plans to give a live address from the Oval Office — using the full force of the presidential bully pulpit — to try and sell his border wall by lying to the American people that there’s a crisis at our southern border. Lying and subverting is not a new tactic, but this is a new low for this administration.

The only border crisis we’re really facing is the inhumane detention of kids that has already lead to the deaths of two children: Jakelin Caal Maquin and Felipe Gómez Alonzo, who were just seven and eight years old.

Right now, do something to fight back against the administration’s hateful rhetoric and harmful policies — donate directly to the organizations helping to reunite and provide support to families seeking asylum at the border:
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Any contribution you make today will be split equally between Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, Families Belong Together, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Human Rights First, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), Texas Civil Rights Project, United We Dream Action, and Women’s Refugee Commission.

Together, this team can make a real difference for families seeking safety and a better life while Trump takes up airtime with his ridiculous claims.

Thank you,

Hillary

Hillary teamed up with Governor Andrew Cuomo at Barnard on Monday. Cuomo is calling for the NY Assembly to promote the Reproductive Health Act.

 


Former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to call for the codification of abortion rights into New York state law and promote the Reproductive Health Act at a rally held at Barnard’s Diana Center on Monday morning.In past years, the issue of abortion rights has seen significant opposition by State Senate Republicans in New York, who lost majority control of the chamber in midterm elections in November. Currently, in-state abortion laws—written three years before the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case—prohibit abortions after 24 weeks unless necessary to save the woman’s life. Roe v. Wade, which has faced greater scrutiny by increasingly conservative federal courts, upholds a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy by abortion before the third trimester.Through the proposed RHA, abortion would be decriminalized and put into public health law—a step expected to occur during the legislative session starting this Wednesday. Cuomo also announced that he will be proposing a state constitutional amendment to enshrine rights granted by Roe v. Wade into the New York State Constitution.

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In the excitement of the historic 116th Congress being sworn in, this story from last week slipped under the radar. Aspiring Democratic candidates for 2020 are quietly meeting with Hillary Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton Is Meeting With Potential 2020 Candidates: Report

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Hillary Clinton in 2016.Photographer: Daniel Acker

Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, is meeting with prospective Democratic candidates for the 2020 race, with top-tier contenders seeking her endorsement, according to multiple reports.

Clinton has met with Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren, as well as with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Axios and CNN reported. CNN also reported Senator Kamala Harris has met with the former first lady. There are plans for meetings with others.

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The quiet race to win Hillary Clinton’s endorsement

Hillary Clinton giving a speech

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Glamour

Several possible 2020 candidates have sought advice from Hillary Clinton, and she has meetings scheduled with additional hopefuls.

Between the lines: Clinton has discussed the next presidential race with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, according to a longtime Clinton confidant.

I’m told this has been going on for months and will continue, since Clinton will talk to any Democrat who wants to talk. (Plus, she sees people incidentally all the time.)

  • “A bunch have picked her brain,” a longtime Clinton confidant said.

“Hillary wants Trump gone,” the confidant said. “She doesn’t know who’s best able to beat him, but she knows about grueling nomination fights.”

  • The potential candidates “know tens of millions of Democrats love Hillary and want her to try again.”
  • “The savvy ones know she’s the most valuable endorser in the party not named Obama.”

Nick Merrill, Clinton’s spokesman, told me: “I won’t comment on private discussions she’s had except to say that she’s more than happy to talk to anyone considering a run about the challenges (as well as the great things) that go with it, and lessons learned on what to watch for in this next cycle (aside from Vladimir).”

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You can take this whatever way you want. It is rich with potential motivations and implications. Candidates may be seeking an endorsement, advice, or both.

Here’s what I think. The candidates touching base with her are doing so out of an abundance of respect for Hillary and to assure, before they make a move, that she will not run. They would not want to step on her toes.

I also think that this new role puts Hillary beyond any primary endorsements. I think those going to her know this.

Hillary is emerging as the sensei of the 2020 Democratic candidates. As she said multiple times last year, she is not and will not be running.  I suppose that will not discourage a Hillary or Bust movement that could include draft Hillary, convince Hillary, and write-in Hillary campaigns, but be advised: anything of that nature will likely be related to foreign/Russian interference and intended to divide the Democratic Party and the vote. The best advice, always, is to follow Hillary’s lead. Right now she is quietly meeting with potential Democratic candidates, one of whom may become a presumptive nominee in about 18 months. At that point, she will endorse and very probably campaign her heart out. That is the Hillary we know.

(Page note: It took six days into 2019 for 2020 Primaries and the 2020 Election to have tags and categories here. Pretty much what I had predicted.)

 

 

Hillary joined in the “Democratic Woodstock” (credit: Ana Navarro) on Capitol Hill today with this message.

 

Edited to add this.

 

 

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