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Here’s an article from People about the Clintons’ trip to PR and a dinner out with friends.

Bill and Hillary Clinton talk with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's father, Luis (left), on Sunday

Bill and Hillary Clinton talk with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s father, Luis (left), on Sunday

Adam Carlson

Bill and Hillary Clinton, in Puerto Rico for hurricane recovery work, had dinner Monday with Lin-Manuel Miranda and George Clooney after seeing Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Sunday gave his final bow for a special production of Hamilton in Puerto Rico — and Bill and Hillary Clinton were in the audience after traveling to the island this week to support their foundation’s hurricane recovery work.

The next night, a source tells PEOPLE, the trio headed to dinner at San Juan’s Cocina Abierta where they were joined by George Clooney, chef José Andrés and Miranda’s father, Luis, along with Clinton Foundation supporters.

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I am so proud of the impact the Clinton Foundation has made. When I ran for president, this top-rated global charity was dragged into a political mud fight. In the two years since, people with an axe to grind have continued to try to undermine its work by attacking them and making false accusations. But the Foundation has continued to help people across America and around the world, undeterred by these baseless assaults.

I’m inspired by this steadfast dedication to improve lives. There are real issues in society needing attention that the people of the Clinton Foundation work hard to solve every day. Despite the attacks, they are staying focused on what really matters.

Join with me in resisting the vitriol. Sign up today and get involved in work that matters.

For the past 18 years, the Clinton Foundation has dramatically and demonstrably helped millions of people around the world by working with partners to improve lives, from making HIV/AIDS treatment available across the developing world and helping children in America’s schools get healthier meals to working with faith leaders across America to help stem the scourge of opioid abuse.

Today, the Foundation’s work continues to improve lives by working with partners and providing programs that create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service.

Next week, I will have the opportunity to join Bill and more than 500 partners from business, government, and the philanthropic community as we convene in Puerto Rico for the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery. Together, we are helping Puerto Rico and communities across the Caribbean to build back better after the devastating 2017 hurricanes; we’re providing resources, practical solutions, and technical assistance that is making a real difference.

This work is important and we need your help. Add your name and get involved.

Making a difference in people’s lives takes hard work, leadership, and resources. Now more than ever, we need your support to help the Clinton Foundation continue its impact. Join us and together we can continue to help change lives.

Sincerely,

Hillary

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Enough said!

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Jimmy Kimmel, who joined the Clintons at the CGI 2014 Closing Plenary, will host Hillary Thursday night marking her third appearance on the late night big three since launching her campaign.  She is in  southern California for some heavy-duty fundraising.

Friday night, Rachel Maddow will moderate a Democratic Forum from South Carolina.

Rachel Maddow to moderate Democratic candidates forum

Rachel Maddow announces that she has been selected to moderate the First in the South Candidates Forum with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley, to be held in South Carolina on November 6th, co-sponsored by the Democratic Parties of 13 southern states.

So set your DVRs!
 

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In 2014, CNN’s Erin Burnett has hosted a conversation at the Clinton Global Initiative.  She devoted last night’s program to CGI 2015, which wrapped up yesterday, and spent the hour interviewing Bill Clinton.

It is impossible for Bill Clinton to be before TV cameras without being asked about Hillary and the 2016 campaign.  That was the case last night.  He pointed out weaknesses in Republican debate and campaign substance saying that so far all he has heard are claims of who hates and blames Democrats more.  He asked, “What would you actually do?”

Is there an Americans who has not heard Donald Trump claim that Hillary Clinton was the worst secretary of state … ever?  Burnett played that remark for Hillary’s loving husband who nearly spewed the water he was sipping and launched into a litany of Hillary’s accomplishments (a host of which are listed here addressed to Carly Fiorina).

He mentioned  the New START treaty, about which everyone on both sides of the aisle appears to have developed amnesia.  This was the exchange of instruments of ratification.

He talked about her phenomenal success in exponentially increasing PEPFAR’s effectiveness without increasing costs.  (President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief began as a George W, Bush administration initiative.)

Directly contradicting Trump’s claim that Hillary lost friends for us,  WJC said that all of the countries that benefited from the PEPFAR efforts liked us a lot after her work and that our approval rating was 20% higher when she left office than when she arrived.

And there were the Iran sanctions.  He told Burnett and the audience that even people who do not like the agreement liked the sanctions.

At the end of July,  Hillary was “Skimmed.”   That day, the newsletter mentioned  that all of the candidates would be “Skimmed.”  Today it was Marco Rubio’s turn, and he said this.

THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL.

When I’m president, we’ll cancel it on my first day in office. We’ll reimpose the sanctions that are on the books. I’ll ask Congress to increase them on every sector of their economy. And it’ll make it very clear to Iran, if they want a peaceful nuclear program, they have to pursue it the way South Korea does, the way Japan does, by importing the enriched material. And if they try to build weapons, we’re going to destroy their weapons program.

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Hillary has called canceling the agreement reckless, but at least he liked the sanctions. Clearly, once the Republicans really get into issues as opposed to their sterling and stunning resumés, the Iran agreement will be one of the hot-button issues.

I thought this might be a good juncture at which to share again a 2010 article from Esquire by Tom Junod who has said more than once that yes he would … he certainly would vote for her.

Apr 22, 2010

Inside Secretary Clinton’s Iran Strategy: Forget the Gates Memo Flap — We Have a Plan

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I felt better about myself as an American after spending time with Hillary Clinton for the profile of her that appears in the May issue of Esquire. Seriously. It’s not just the obvious — it’s not just the fact that she never appears so quintessentially American, as simultaneously Daisy-Millerish and Tracy-Flickish, as when she stands smiling on a stage with a bunch of European guys with permanent five-o’clock shadows. It’s not even that I wind up applauding my country for producing a woman whose genius is for a kind of can-do level-headedness that somehow manages to drive both enemies and admirers around the bend. No, it’s that after traveling to Montreal, London, and Paris with the secretary of state — after listening to three of her speeches and attending at least a dozen diplomatic ceremonies and then interviewing her — I’m a little less concerned than I was about the problem of American power. And because of Hillary Clinton, we should all be a lot less concerned about the problem of a nuclear Iran (no matter the war games nor the cautious talk).

But first, let’s face it: The problem with American power is that there seems to be less of it these days. We’re fighting wars we can’t win and incurring debts we can’t pay, and the upshot of all that is that we can’t tell other countries what to do. “You have to approach this [diplomacy] with humility,” Secretary Clinton told me. “Even if you think we’re right — and in fact I do believe we’re right about the major issues — you can’t just assert it.” Now, on the face of it that sounds like a pretty standard, Obama-era formulation, right down to the encoded reference to the Bush administration, whose policy of diplomacy-by-assertion only wound up making us look at once decisive and ineffectual — decisively ineffectual, if you will. But the thing that makes it also a classic Hillary formulation is the parenthetical insistence that she, and we, are right. She has never been given to apology, and while this has caused her some problems politically — think the Iraq war vote — it serves her well as President Obama’s secretary of state. She does not give you the sense, as Obama sometimes does, that she’s conducting foreign policy in expiation of the sins of the previous administration, or for that matter of the previous 234-odd years of American history. She’s not guilty about anything, least of all American power, and standing next to her is like standing next to a Minuteman missile — you can have all sorts of opinions about her, but ultimately you’re glad that she’s one of ours.

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Going forward into the debates and the next phase of the campaign, Junod’s articles are handy pieces for us all to keep in our back pockets.

I see a lot of cheering. “Hillary 2016”  “I will vote for her!”  “She will be our next president!”  We need to arm ourselves for the battles.  Yesterday I shared an article from HuffPo explaining how doctored video footage was used to eradicate ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) in 2010 and is being used  do the same thing to Planned Parenthood now.  That article also explained how manufactured information is used against the Clintons.

It time to move on from the sloganeering and find out whence potential attacks might emanate and what the facts are.  A great many people who are supporting Hillary know very little about what she has done.  We welcome new teammates.  Junod’s article is a good place to start getting proficient in Hillary Clinton foreign policy.  Today is a great day to begin.

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