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Last year, we all were so sure that this year she would be at Arlington laying wreaths. That was not to be. But despite the rain and chilly temps, Hillary marched in Chappaqua today with former President Bill Clinton and Governor Andrew Cuomo. The pipes and drums braved the weather in their rain gear. Our friend Oscar Flores marched too, as always! Happy Memorial Day, everyone.

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Here is another charity event Hillary attended Tuesday night.

Bill and Hillary Clinton Talk ‘Fun Deficits’ at Star-Studded Charity Gala

SeriousFun Children's Network Gala

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May 24, 2017 | 11:48AM PT

Hillary Clinton, special guest at Tuesday night’s SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala, knew just the right antidote for her trying political year.

“I’m looking for some serious fun,” she confessed to the crowd gathered inside New York’s Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. “I have a big fun deficit.”

Clinton offered her services as a counselor for the global community of camps — founded by late actor Paul Newman in 1988, to serve children with serious illnesses — and her personnel suggestions didn’t stop there. “I know of a really good guy who might also fit in when it comes to serious fun. I’m all for hiring guys for the right jobs,” she added, to much cheer.

Out stepped Bill Clinton, another eager counselor volunteer. “This is one of those jobs, unlike some of them, where it helps to have experience,” he joked, before addressing his wife. “Having been counseling with you now for over 40 years, I’d be perfect for these kids because it doesn’t bother me anymore if nobody takes my advice!”

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More here including pics with Tom Hanks.

He’s with her! Thrilled Tom Hanks cuddles up to Hillary Clinton at children’s charity event in New York

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Hillary’s Twitter account may be quiet these days, but that doesn’t mean she is hiding in the woods. Newsweek caught up with her activities this week.

Where Is Hillary Clinton? Former Presidential Candidate Attends Dinner At Haim Saban’s In L.A.

Hillary Clinton returned to the West Coast Thursday when she attended a dinner at Haim and Cheryl Saban’s house in Los Angeles.

The former presidential candidate was among 40 to 50 of her biggest sponsors at the gathering, which was intended to be a thank you dinner for major donors of her 2016 presidential campaign, Variety reported.

The Clintons have had a longstanding relationship with the Sabans. Haim Saban was one of Clinton’s biggest supporters during her campaigns in 2016 and 2008, donating millions of dollars toward Clinton’s runs, including a whopping $12 million to super PAC Priorities USA Action, which also was in attendance at the dinner.

During the event, which was also attended by Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton announced plans to start a new political group called Onward Together, extending from her campaign slogan, Stronger Together.

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Tuesday
Mar 21
2017

Statement from President Clinton on the Passing of Martin McGuinness

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Hillary and I were saddened to learn of the death of Martin McGuinness, who devoted his life to his beloved Northern Ireland. When he decided to fight for peace, Martin was calm, courageous, and direct. And when he gave his word, that was as good as gold. As Sinn Fein’s chief negotiator, his integrity and willingness to engage in principled compromise were invaluable in reaching the Good Friday Agreement. In the years that followed, he played an even more important role in ensuring that the peace would last—personally overseeing the arms decommissioning, joining the new government as the first Education Minister, and later serving as Deputy First Minister, and doing it all with a sense of humor and fairness that inspired both his friends and former foes. My lasting memory of him will be the pride he took in his efforts to improve disadvantaged schools in Unionist and Protestant communities. He believed in a shared future, and refused to live in the past, a lesson all of us who remain should learn and live by.  May he rest in peace.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C), Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson (L) and Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smile after speaking briefly to the media before their meeting at the State Department in Washington, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accompanied by Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, left, and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C), Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (L) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness face reporters before their meeting at the State Department in Washington March 16, 2010. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is greeted by Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, at Stormont Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. The U.S. Secretary of State met with local political leaders to dicsuss the Irish peace process. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, right, and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, right, speak to the media at Stormont Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. The U.S. Secretary of State met with local political leaders to dicsuss the Irish peace process. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, centre, Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, left, and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness speak to the media at Stormont Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. The U.S. Secretary of State met with local political leaders to discuss the Irish peace process. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Monday
Mar 20
2017

Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of David Rockefeller

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David Rockefeller was a consummate businessman, a great humanitarian, and a serious scholar. He was a kind, good man to all who met him. Hillary and I are grateful for his friendship and his remarkable life.
Throughout his life he used his fame and fortune to do good here and abroad. His many efforts included the establishment of the Council of the Americas five decades ago, which was instrumental in my administration’s efforts to alleviate the financial crisis in Latin America and boost trade in the Americas and the Caribbean. His tremendous support of arts and humanities in America gave millions of people in communities across the country the opportunity to experience our great heritage of painting, dance, music, and so much more. For these efforts and many others, I was proud to present him with our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

We celebrate a long life well-lived and send our gratitude and prayers to his family and all who supported him on his remarkable journey.

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Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Chuck Berry

Hillary and I loved Chuck Berry for as long as we can remember. The man was inseparable from his music – both were utterly original and distinctly American. He made our feet move and our hearts more joyful. And along the way he changed our country and the history of popular music. Chuck played at both my inaugurations and at the White House for my 25th Georgetown reunion, and he never slowed down, which is why his legend grew every time he stepped on stage. His life was a treasure and a triumph, and he’ll never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to his family and his countless friends and fans.

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The State Department press corps had boarded and had been logged in – both by the crew and on their social nets – when the secretary of state’s motorcade drove up. Hillary Clinton was about to board for her first official tour in Africa as secretary of state.  It was very exciting, but her press corps, all logged into Twitter, were disconcerted.  There was another motorcade on the tarmac. Another plane was preparing for takeoff.  The State Department press corps did not like it, and they said so on Twitter and other social nets.

What’s he doing, they queried. He’s stealing her light! There was a tweetstorm of monumental proportions.

The “he” in this case was the secretary of state’s husband and the former president who was off on a mission to rescue two journalists captured and imprisoned in North Korea.


They were employed by his former vice president, and the former POTUS went at his behest with the approval of the new president and his secretary of state, about to be bound to Africa. She knew all about it, of course. For the sake of convenience and perhaps to some degree for the sake of last minute preps and briefings, they had left their Georgetown residence together and arrived at Andrews for their separate missions. It was well-coordinated as such events go.

The DOS press corps, however did not see it that way that particular morning. They circled their wagons around the secretary of state, whose coverage was their job, and expressed their disgruntlement on Twitter where I was following several of the younger members of the corps.

Their loyalty to and protectiveness of Hillary was plain to see. No one should be stealing her steam, not even her husband, a two-term former POTUS.  This was her big trip.  They were there to make it visible to the world.

Apparently the current SOS, Rex Tillerson, missed class that day and in the days following Hillary Clinton’s flu and subsequent fainting spell and concussion, or even her bouts with spring allergies, or he would know the fealty and concern with which the DOS press corps treats coverage of the secretary of state.

Instead of giving them a fair chance to get to know him, bond, and explain and defend him in the press, he has opted to treat them as the enemy and barred them from the plane on his first official excursion to Asia. N.B. Asia was also Hillary’s first official trip as SOS.

This decision is not only folly but also speaks to the general attitude of this administration toward the press.  Without giving them the chance to get to know him and perhaps develop a sympathy toward him and his work, he has chosen to banish them as inimical – the general stance of the administration – and a dangerous and foolhardy one.

The State Department press corps tends to be very open, supportive, and defensive of the secretary of state. Tillerson, on his first official journey, has chosen to erect a wall, another symbol of this new administration, between him and those whose function is to cover his tenure.

He has decided to pare down. He will not be using the Big Blue Bird – so familiar via Condi, Hillary, and John Kerry.  He will use a smaller plane. N.B. that this does not necessarily represent any reduction of expenses since the news bureaus pay for the press transportation.  It represents, instead, a slap in the face to the free press.

The Trump administration and Tillerson as part of it have chosen to treat the press as the enemy.  They could have caught more flies with honey, but never mind. As Roseanne Rosannadanna might have said, Mr. Tillerson, you sound like a real attractive guy.  Truth is, when you have a name that sounds like it came out of an “Archie” comic book, you really needed all the help you could have gotten, and beggars cannot be choosers.

 

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