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International Education Week

Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 14, 2011

Whether it’s a summer course, a semester immersion, or a degree program, study abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a young person’s life. International students enrich classrooms and communities with their ideas, perspectives, and culture. And when they return home, they bring new knowledge, new perspectives, and a deeper understanding of the world.

This year, the number of international students studying in the United States reached a record high. International education is a growth sector for the United States, having increased by 7 percent last year. And worldwide, women make up almost half the total international student body. That’s the good news.

Unfortunately, only one percent of American students from two- and four-year institutions are studying abroad.

So as we celebrate International Education Week this year, I am asking all American students to commit to expanding your worldview by studying in another country. And I hope the administrators of American colleges and universities will support this study abroad experience. To get started, visit the State Department’s travel website at travel.state.gov, and apply for a passport.

The United States has always been a global leader in higher education. But to remain a leader in this ever-changing world, we must push ourselves to not just think globally, but to get out there and study globally as well.

Thank you.

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Public Schedule for November 4, 2011

Public Schedule

Washington, DC
November 4, 2011

 


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
Secretary Clinton has no public appointments.

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Even though Mme. Secretary is on vacation, she remains in the headlines as well as the gossip columns. Thanks to the press briefing yesterday, we saw that she was hard at work at her vacation rental.

Today’s briefing took place at 12:30 EDT but has not been published yet. Oddly, although the State Department’s message last week was that no public schedules would be forthcoming until the first week of September, they did post a brief one today announcing the briefing.

Public Schedule for August 23, 2011

Public Schedule

Washington, DC
August 23, 2011

Note: The next public schedule will be published the first week of September.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
12:30 p.m.  
Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

While the POTUS also enjoys some vacation time, on Martha’s Vineyard, this article, from the Boston Herald greeted him yesterday morning.

Hillary in ’12!

(Change you can believe in)

By Joe Battenfeld
Monday, August 22, 2011

This probably won’t go over too well down on Blue Heron Farm, but the Democrats’ best chance of keeping the White House next year may be to adopt Barack Obama’s old slogan, “change.”

And by change, I mean dumping Obama.

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The Des Moines Register offers this today.

Not Obama in 2012?

6:40 AM, Aug 23, 2011 | by Steffen Schmidt
…“I recently had drinks with respected senior Democrats in New Hampshire. They were Barack Obama supporters in 2008 and now have serious buyer’s remorse.

I literally choked on my next sip of a nice New England summer ale when one of them said, “New Hampshire was right. Hillary Clinton would have made a better president.”

Whoa!

Then the other shoe dropped. “I think we need a write-in candidate for the 2012 Iowa Democratic caucuses and Hillary would be my choice.”

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Bernie Goldberg disagrees, but then it’s Bernie Goldberg.

Hillary vs. Obama in 2012? It’ll Never Happen — I Don’t Think

Posted: August 23, 2011

I come to you today, my friends, with good news and bad news.  First the bad news.

If Hillary Clinton looks at the polls and decides that Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter all over again, and if she figures, what the hell, and makes a run against him, she will win.  Not just the Democratic nomination.  The whole thing.

Hillary can beat Mr. Obama and anyone the Republicans nominate.

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If Hillary Clinton, at her temporary East Hampton residence is occupying anything work-related this week, it certainly is events unfolding in Tripoli.   Her Twittascope (the Scorpio one often seems tailor-written for her), advises the following.


Scorpio
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’re usually not interested in messing around with shallow conversations or activities that sidetrack you from more meaningful interactions. Today is no exception with the Moon’s visit to your 8th House of Deep Sharing encouraging you to experience the full intensity of life. Ironically, you might not want to get your hands dirty in the process now that the Sun is in fussy Virgo. Keep in mind that exerting emotional control to tidy up an uncomfortable situation could ultimately turn it into exactly what you’re attempting to avoid.

I agree.  This is getting messy, and her name is coming up on TV news broadcasts as well.   As Obama takes credit for the Libya policy she helped forge (with Samantha Power and Susan Rice), fought for, and traveled twice in one week to Paris to execute, it is probably best that any work-related time be spent on Libya.  The primary story has legs enough.

On the lighter side, New York gossip columns are buzzing with stories of how the Clintons spent Bill’s 65th birthday weekend.  The Atlantic offers this.

Bill Clinton’s Low-Key 65th

Ray Gustini

Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent a relaxing weekend in New York “to celebrate his 65th birthday. On Saturday they were joined by daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky for brunch at Park Avenue Summer “before going for a stroll on Madison Avenue.”

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CBS provides a bit more of the story.  The server for this one has been going down and coming back up, so you might not be able to access it the first time around.

Gotham Gossipist: Bill & Hillary Clinton Hit The NYC Streets, Relax In Chappaqua

August 23, 2011 11:18 AM

By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – World leaders – they’re just like us!

Bill and Hillary Clinton were on the scene in different parts of the Tri-State area over the weekend as the family celebrated Mr. Clinton’s 65th birthday.

The Secretary of State and former Commander-in-Chief were spotted on the streets of New York City, according to the New York Post.

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Faithful contributor PYW comes through again with real breaking news that the little vacation may be lasting a little longer than originally reported by sharing this one from the East Hampton Press.

Clintons Are Coming To East Hampton Village

Publication: The East Hampton Press

By Virginia Garrison

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton will be visiting East Hampton Village from August 22 to September 5, a source familiar with the visit who asked not to be identified said on Friday afternoon.

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This embeddable video of their city walk just popped up.  Enjoy!

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City Walk, posted with vodpod

I don’t know this refuses to work for me. 😦   Here’s the link to one of the sites with the video.

Well, we felt the earthquake here in the New York metro area.  Hope Mme. Secretary and her squire are enjoying the sand, sun, and surf out there on the east end.  The TNC has taken over the Gadhafi compound without finding him or his family, but they have the weapons and vehicles.

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What a courageous SOS!  She is simply incomparable.  Love her?  I would walk on hot coals through fire for her.  Why?  Because she does that every day for me.

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So here she goes, once again, into a quake zone.  She is courageous, generous, cheerful, and altogether uplifting.  She is off on her mission to provide relief, what we can provide, to the devastated people of Japan.  She never seems to fear for her own safety which is why we always pray and light candles for her.  There have been a lot of quakes lately.

Maybe we should light some!

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This comes from a Japanese source,  and,  although it cites U.S. diplomatic sources (probably our embassy in Japan),   is unconfirmed  by the State Department.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Clinton Eyes Visiting Japan Late Next Week

WASHINGTON (Kyodo)–The U.S. government is making final arrangements for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to visit Tokyo late next week, with the aim of enhancing bilateral cooperation in addressing the disaster in Japan, U.S. diplomatic sources said Wednesday.

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Earthquake in Burma

Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 25, 2011

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer our sincere condolences for the loss of life and damage caused by the earthquake in Burma, near the borders with Thailand and Laos. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy.

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