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Clinton Foundation hosts 25th anniversary event with Bill and Hillary Clinton

Bill and Hillary Clinton attend Clinton Foundation event in Little Rock, Arkansas celebrating 25 years since the 1992 presidential election victory. Saturday, November 18, 2017. (KATV)

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — Bill and Hillary Clinton returned to their humble political beginnings in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s presidential election victory and the 13th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center’s grand opening.

The event brought together Clinton’s campaign staff and the friends and family who played a role in the 1992 election.

Sheila Bronfam is a long-time friend of Bill Clinton and had a hand in creating the Arkansas Travelers more than 25 years ago. The Travelers were a group of roughly 600 campaign volunteers who toured the United States, urging people to vote for former President Clinton.

“It’s really, really humbling. Not many people ever get to know a president of the United States personally, so it’s a lot of fun,” Bronfam said. “He tends to keep his friends together. And so we like to do that and we’re happy to celebrate his legacy.”

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, relayed stories from their lives in public service to thousands in downtown Little Rock on Saturday evening, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s first presidential victory.

More than 3,000 people filled the Statehouse Convention Center to hear the Clintons conversation, moderated by James Carville, who ran Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 campaign.

The talk, part of the Frank and Kula Kumpuris distinguished lecture series, drew supporters and former staff members from the Clinton administration.

After watching a highlight reel of the 1992 campaign, Carville asked the Clintons to reflect on campaigning in New Hampshire during the 1992 presidential push, as Bill Clinton’s poll numbers quickly dropped.

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Here are a few memories.

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On the eve of the anniversary weekend in Little Rock, Bill and Hillary Clinton made a joint appearance in Irving, Texas where Hillary also held a book signing.

Former President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Clinton Share Stage in Irving

Published at 11:11 PM CST on Nov 17, 2017 | Updated at 11:45 PM CST on Nov 17, 2017

 

When asked what they would tell Trump if he were seated next to them, Bill Clinton said Trump should, “stop seeking enemies and look for people to work with”

Former president Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared together onstage Friday for the first time since the 2016 presidential election to answer a host of political and personal questions.

The former First Couple was very casual during the hourlong discussion at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving.

They cracked a few jokes and were very candid on a number of topics — chief among them President Donald Trump, the 2016 election and the way forward for the Democratic Party.

When asked what they would tell Trump if he were seated next to them, Bill Clinton said Trump should, “stop seeking enemies and look for people to work with.”

“We’re the same age,” he added. “What do you want your legacy to be?”

Hillary Clinton said Trump, as president, should do more to unite the country. She also discussed some of her own missteps during the campaign.

“It was the first reality TV campaign. He was the first reality TV candidate and I was the candidate of reality. I was not as entertaining and I admit that,” she said.

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I am not the only one who did not understand what Kirsten Gillibrand was saying.

Hillary Clinton Exclusive with Rita Cosby: Discusses Roy Moore, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand, President Trump, Her Husband’s Past Behavior, Tax Reform and Uranium One.

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NOVEMBER 13: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks onstage during The Child Mind Institute Summit: The State of Child & Adolescent Mental Health at The Paley Center for Media on November 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Child Mind Institute )
The former Secretary of State, who is on tour for her new book “What Happened,” blasted Alabama GOP Senate Nominee Roy Moore and President Trump, lumping them together, and saying there is a big difference between those two and allegations surrounding their sexual behavior versus Democratic Senator Al Franken. She says Franken’s apology for his inappropriate behavior and his willingness for a Congressional ethics investigation into that “is the kind of accountability I’m talking about. I don’t hear that from Roy Moore or Donald TrumpLook at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither.” 
 
Secretary Clinton says President Trump “has disgraced the office.” When asked by host Rita Cosby if there is anything she admires about President Trump or what he’s accomplished while in office, she quickly answered, “No. The answer is absolutely no, Rita.. I didn’t think he’d be as bad as he turned out to be.

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It feels like the #MeToo grenades are exploding left and right. Yesterday was especially active. Additional Roy Moore accusers stepped forward, and then came an accusation – with some photographic evidence – against Senator Al Franken who is trending on Twitter as I type.

The incident occurred in 2006 before he was a senator. He issued two apologies yesterday and said that he would cooperate with an ethics committee investigation. Nevertheless, there is a hue and cry for him to resign. It must be noted that many of the #FrankenShouldGo tweets are saying that if Franken should go Trump also should go.

With sexual misconduct, harassment, abuse, and assault being the hot topic everywhere this week, women in government have stepped forward. Jackie Speier is especially active on this front having shared her own story of an assault when she was a congressional aide.


WASHINGTON — Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said she knows of two current members of Congress who “have engaged in sexual harassment,” while another congresswoman, Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) recounted a member who exposed himself to a female staffer.The members were not named.The lawmakers spoke at a House Administration Committee hearing on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, and about pending legislation to require training for all members and their staffs, and whether further actions are necessary to establish uniform policies.Read more >>>>


Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., is hoping the increased national attention on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace will help her push through legislation to strengthen the rules in Congress by the end of 2017.Speier’s spokesperson said that she and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., are recruiting cosponsors for the Member and Employee Training and Oversight on Congress Act, or the Me Too Congress Act. They’re signing up lawmakers in pairs, adding one Republican and one Democrat at a time.Read more >>>>

But this is a minefield and not easily negotiated as Kirsten Gillibrand discovered yesterday. She should have been prepared for this.


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Nov. 15 said “there is a serious sexual harassment problem in Congress.” Gillibrand is among several lawmakers introducing a bill to revise procedures for reporting harassment in Congress. (Reuters)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after having a relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, the most prominent liberal to weigh in as the issue has moved from conservative media to a wider chorus of voices in recent days.

Gillibrand said she thought it would have been “the appropriate response,” when asked if Clinton should have stepped down by a reporter. The comments were published Thursday by the New York Times.

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I don’t know about you, but I found her response confusing, incoherent. I really don’t know what she was trying to say and cannot make sense of her statement.

Franken’s accuser, Leeann Tweeden said she could not have made her story public 11 years ago. We are in a different time. She noted that Jackie Speier telling her own story is what gave her the courage to speak up.

Gillibrand also alluded to times being different. But what is she saying?

Bill Clinton, we should remember, was impeached but not convicted. He went through a process. Now she (and others) are saying he should have resigned?

I always find these attacks on WJC obliquely aimed at Hillary. That’s just me. The Clintons are out of politics now. They really cannot be hurt. But Gillibrand has been seen as a rising star. With this response she disappointed me and probably shot herself in the foot. Or maybe in both feet.

Here is what Philippe Reines had to say.

Philippe is not known for holding back. He makes an interesting point.

Yesterday Gillibrand said she will give the money Franken contributed to her to charity. Hmmmm… what will she do with the money the Clintons contributed over those 20 years?

(Cross-posted at the Department of Homegirl Security)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Schedule of Events

Friday, November 17, 2017

3:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Video interview sessions:  Share the memories and stories that made the Clinton-Gore campaign inspiring
Location:  Clinton Presidential Center – Choctaw Building (red brick former train station)
Note:  Find more information and schedule your video session online here

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tours of Clinton Presidential Center
Including new temporary exhibits Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu and Art of Africa: One Continent, Limitless Vision
Location:  Clinton Presidential Center

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – restaurant
5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – bar
42 bar and table, the Clinton Presidential Center’s award-winning on-site restaurant, open for dinner
Location:  Clinton Presidential Center – Lower Level
Note:  Reservations are recommended and may be made through Open Table or by calling (501) 537-0042

Saturday, November 18, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Video interview sessions:  Share the memories and stories that made the Clinton-Gore campaign inspiring
Location:  Clinton Presidential Center – Choctaw Building (red brick former train station)
Note:  Find more information and schedule your video session online here

3:30 p.m. – doors open
4:30 p.m. – program begins
Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture featuring a special conversation with President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton, moderated by James Carville
Location:  Statehouse Convention Center – Governor’s Hall
* credentials required for entry *
Note:  The Statehouse Convention Center is connected to the Little Rock Marriott; It is across the street from the Capital Hotel; Shuttles will be available from the Hilton Garden Inn

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friends & Family Reunion Picnic
Location:  Clinton Presidential Center – Celebration Circle Pavilion, Great Hall, and 42 bar and table
* credentials required for entry *
Note:  Shuttles will be available from the Statehouse Convention Center to the Clinton Presidential Center and will be available from the Clinton Presidential Center to the Little Rock Marriott, Capital Hotel, and Hilton Garden Inn

Sunday, November 19, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Video interview sessions:  Share the memories and stories that made the Clinton-Gore campaign inspiring
Location:  Clinton Presidential Center – Choctaw Building (red brick former train station)
Note:  Find more information and schedule your video session online here

9:00 a.m. – seating 1
11:00 a.m. – seating 2
Gourmet Brunch
Location:  Clinton Presidential Center – Celebration Circle Pavilion
Note:  Prior reservations are required

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New Yorkers are resilient. They still turned out for the Halloween Parade! New York Strong!

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WIN A TRIP to the Clinton Foundation's 2017 Gala
At the Clinton Foundation, we’re focused on creating programs that make it easier for people to build better lives for themselves and their families. Day in and day out, whether it’s helping farmers negotiate better prices for their crops, teaching parents the best ways to engage their children’s minds, or making lifesaving medications more affordable for people who need them, we believe that when we come together to help each other, it really is possible for individuals to write better life stories.

And while we are always looking for new ways to help even more people, next month we are setting aside one night to reflect on the impact of this work, the people whose lives our programs have touched — and the supporters who’ve made our progress possible.

Today, I would like to invite you and a guest to join me, Hillary and Chelsea at the Foundation’s upcoming Gala. Donate right now and you’ll be automatically entered to win your spot at the Gala in New York City.

When you donate to the Clinton Foundation today, you not only are you automatically entered to win an unforgettable trip for you and a friend to be our guests, you are also being part of a community of people who are making a difference around the world.

As part of this trip, you and your guest will be flown to New York City and treated to a tour of my office. You’ll also be a VIP guest at the Gala to celebrate the good work the Clinton Foundation has done over the last 16 years and raise money to tackle some of the most important challenges we’re facing.
Thanks to supporters across the globe who believe we can do more together rather than going it alone, the Clinton Foundation has already enabled 11.5 million people to gain access to HIV/AIDS drugs, facilitated 20 million schoolchildren to eat healthier lunches and get more exercise, and helped more than 150,000 farmers increase their incomes.

But now is not the time to rest. There’s still more that needs to be done. I hope you will help.

Will you be the one to join us on Wednesday, November 8th in New York City?

Your tax-deductible donation today will automatically enter you to win a trip to NYC, hotel accommodations, and VIP Gala tickets for you and a guest to spend an incredible evening with us. Please donate today. We’d love to have you with us.

My sincerest thanks,

Bill Clinton

P.S. Donations are essential to our work, as are your support and enthusiasm. I hope you’ll take advantage of this unique opportunity and will enter to win to join us in New York. I look forward to it!

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