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Many thanks to PYW who shred this in a comment thread. It truly deserves a post of its own.


For Better, for Worse

In this excerpt from her campaign memoir, Hillary Clinton reflects on the bond that has helped her through victory and defeat.

I was confident that Bill would be great at parenting. His father died before Bill was born; he knew how lucky he was to have this chance that his own father never had. Still, a lot of men are thrilled to be dads but not so thrilled about all the work that a child requires. The writer Katha Pollitt has observed how even the most egalitarian relationships can contort under the strain of child rearing, and all of a sudden the mom is expected to do everything, while the dad pitches in here and there. She calls it becoming “gender Republicans”—a nifty phrase, if perhaps a little unfair to all the feminist Republicans out there, who really do exist.

I knew that I had enough energy and devotion for two, if it turned out that Bill wasn’t a co-equal in the child-raising department. But I really hoped that wouldn’t happen. Our marriage had always been a true partnership. Though he was governor and then president—jobs that would seem to “beat” a lot of others, if you were the kind of person who ranked jobs like that—my career was important to me, too. So was my time and, more broadly, my identity. I couldn’t wait to become a mother, but I didn’t want to lose everything else about myself in the becoming. I was counting on my husband not just to respect that but also to join me in guarding against it.

So it was a wonderful thing when Chelsea arrived ….

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FORMER U.S. PRESIDENTS LAUNCH “ONE AMERICA APPEAL” TO HELP HURRICANE VICTIMS

Appeal initially planned to raise funds for organizations helping Hurricane Harvey victims;
will be expanded to also help those affected by Hurricane Irma

All five living former American presidents have joined together to issue the “One America Appeal” to ask their fellow citizens and friends around the world to support the staggering recovery needs from Hurricane Harvey. As the nation carefully watches the advance of Hurricane Irma, the presidents stand ready to expand their appeal to help those affected by that storm.

The appeal will launch with the PSA “Our Friends in Texas,” which airs tonight on the NFL’s regular season opening game on NBC, and will continue with additional support and promotion from the NFL. A second PSA that addresses both hurricanes will launch over the weekend. A website for online donations is now live at OneAmericaAppeal.org.

The former presidents were inspired to come together to lend their support to the people and communities affected and to the first responders, organizations, volunteers and neighbors who have been providing assistance to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Harvey has already displaced more than one million people and caused an estimated $180 billion in damages over its 300-mile path of destruction.

A special restricted account has been established through the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation to collect and quickly distribute donations to ensure 100 cents out of every dollar goes to assist hurricane victims. Donations are tax deductible. Funds designated to help victims of Hurricane Harvey will be distributed to the Houston Harvey Relief Fund focusing on the greater Houston region, and the Rebuild Texas Fund assisting communities across the state.

Now, as Hurricane Irma batters other communities and is predicted to hit many more, efforts are underway to evaluate how this appeal can help those affected by that storm.

The PSA “Our Friends in Texas” can now be seen online at OneAmericaAppeal.org. Other video materials, including the second PSA, will be added in the coming days.

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Statement from President Bill Clinton

DACA has brought hundreds of thousands of young people out of the shadows – allowing them to live without fear, go to school, work, and contribute to America in countless other ways. These young people’s dreams are part of the American Dream. And they make it more real for all of us. Today’s decision by the White House to terminate DACA – and that is effectively what it attempts to do –  will crush their dreams and weaken the American Dream for the rest of us.

It’s wrong because it’s bad policy that solves no pressing problem and raises new ones. It’s wrong because it’s irresponsible, passing the buck instead of offering sensible solutions for immigration reform. Most of all, it’s wrong because it’s cruel to send these young people to places many of them have never lived and do not know. For them this is home. The United States is their home.

Instead of punishing them, we should find ways to openly embrace them and to empower them to make their own contributions, as previous generations of immigrants have done.

Congress should act immediately to protect their status and pave the way for their future and America’s future.

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Looks like they are having fun. Typical Bill, cannot rip himself away from people who want to ask him questions, and, as usual, has something instructive to say.

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Hillary and Bill Clinton spotted shopping in Quebec’s Eastern Townships – Montreal

Hillary and Bill Clinton strolled through North Hatley, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, on Tuesday afternoon. (Radio-Canada)


Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. president Bill Clinton shook hands and posed for photos with people on the streets of North Hatley in Quebec’s Eastern Townships on Tuesday.

The pair, along with their daughter Chelsea and two grandchildren have been staying at Manoir Hovey resort on the shores of Lake Massawippi this week.

“We’re having a wonderful time, thank you, it’s so beautiful,” said Hillary Clinton.

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They will be setting off on their Canadian vacation tomorrow, but Thursday night, the Clintons were in the city for a sneak peek at the upcoming “Rebel in the Rye.”

Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black Join the Clintons at ‘Rebel in the Rye’ Screening

Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black Join the Clintons at 'Rebel in the Rye' Screening

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black pose for a photo with filmmaker Danny Strong while attending a screening of the movie Rebel in the Rye on Thursday (August 10) at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City.

The event was also attended by Bill and Hillary Clinton, who took a photo with the writer/director as well.

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This wedding was apparently the place to be this weekend. Not only were Hillary and Bill Clinton there, but J-Lo, A-Rod, and Tiffany Trump also attended.

Cheery Hillary and Bill attend hedge-fund billionaire daughter’s wedding alongside guests Huma Abedin AND Tiffany Trump in NYC

  • Hillary and Bill Clinton attended a billionare friend’s daughter’s wedding on Sunday night
  • Sophie Lasry, 24, married Alexander Swieca, 25, at the luxury venue, Cipriani Wall Street in New York City
  • Lasry is the daughter of Avenue Capital Group hedge-fund founder and billionaire Marc Lasry
  • Her groom, a former University of Michigan quarterback, is the son of billionaire hedge fund manager Henry Swieca
  • Marc Lasry is a long-time friend of the Clintons and once gave Chelsea Clinton a job after she graduated
  • The hedge-fund businessman was a large donor in Hillary’s election campaign for president
  • Among the noted political figures also there were Huma Abedin and President Trump’s daughter Tiffany
  • The former presidential couple attended a Wonder Woman screening on Saturday night in New York

Hillary and Bill Clinton attended the wedding of a hedge-fund billionaire’s daughter – the same businessman who was one of Hillary‘s biggest financial supporters during her election campaign.

The former President and First Lady were all smiles while at the wedding of 24-year-old Sophie Lasry, the daughter of Avenue Capital Group founder Marc Lasry, on Sunday night. Lasry married Alexander Swieca, a 25-year-old former University of Michigan quarterback, who is the son of another billionaire hedge fund manager, Henry Swieca.

The couple was snapped wishing the bride and her groom well and posed for photos with guests at the opulent wedding hosted at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Hillary and Bill Clinton were all smiles at the wedding of Sophie Lasry, the daughter of billionaire Marc Lasry on Sunday night in New York City. The former first couple waved to guests as they were escorted inside by Secret Service agents

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It was with sad shock this evening that we all learned that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a form of brain cancer. Hillary and Bill Clinton quickly tweeted their well wishes to him and his family. We add our own best wishes here along with our prayers.

Also adding tweets from Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

 

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