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From the Clinton Foundation.

FORMER U.S. PRESIDENTS’ “ONE AMERICA APPEAL” OFFICIALLY EXPANDS TO INCLUDE IRMA RECOVERY

Initial plan to raise funds for organizations helping Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas and Houston now will also direct monies raised to the Florida Disaster Fund

The “One America Appeal” launched last week by all five living former presidents to raise private money for hurricane victims today announced that their efforts will also aid Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Florida Disaster Fund, following its activation by Governor Rick Scott.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist the state’s communities as they respond to and recover from destructive storms. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.

One hundred percent of funds donated to the Florida Disaster Fund will go toward disaster-related response and recovery because the fund has no overhead costs.

This weekend, One America Appeal is also launching a second public service announcement, “One America Appeal,” which will air during the NFL’s telecasts all day Sunday and Monday night. The PSA alerts viewers that online, tax-deductible donations may continue to be made at OneAmericaAppeal.org.

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. In addition to the Florida Disaster Recovery Fund, donations will also be shared with the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund focusing on the greater Houston region, and the Rebuild Texas Fund assisting communities across the state.

The PSA “One America Appeal” can now be seen online at OneAmericaAppeal.org.

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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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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton were not attaching any political subtexts to last night’s Superbowl LI, but they did register their appreciation of a few notables.

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Bill Clinton tweeted his get well wishes first. Hillary retweeted him, and we all retweet both of them.  Get well soon Mr. President and Mrs. Bush!  We are all thinking of you and praying for your speedy recovery!

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Indeed. Bill & I have you in our thoughts & look forward to you both being back on your feet soon, wild socks & all. -H

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If you really want to go there, no one asked President George H.W. Bush to shut down his foundation when his son ran for and then won (well … was conceded) the presidency in 2000.  Neither did anyone suggest both H.W.’s and W’s foundations shut down when Jeb was running.  Where was the hue and cry? We have eschewed macros and graphics during this cycle because they are slick and often the sourcing is questionable.  Think this appears trustworthy.

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Then, since Jeb is, in fact, not the person running, there is this.
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There have been many Trump moves during this campaign that cause Hillary supporters to ask, “What if Hillary had done that?”  There are reports that Trump profited off the campaign in a few ways.  First by renting office space in Trump Tower to the campaign as headquarters and then by jacking up the rent.   Then there is the matter of his diverting campaign donations to buy $55,000 worth of his own book, from which he collected royalties, to stuff gift bags for delegates at the convention.

Delegates to the DNC who received free copies of Hard Choices in your gift bags, please raise your hands!  OH!  Nobody!

As to Trump’s tax returns, yet to be released, his son thinks this is a “bad idea” for the most outrageous of reasons.

Eric Trump: Dad Would Be ‘Foolish’ to Release Taxes

According to Eric Trump, it would be “foolish” for his father Donald to release his income-tax returns amid the presidential race. “You would have a bunch of people who know nothing about taxes trying to look through and trying to come up with assumptions on things they know nothing about,” the 32-year-old spawn of the real-estate mogul said on CNBC Wednesday.

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So, wait a minute!  The thing all working and even many retired Americans are required to do once a year is going to confuse people?  Run that by us again?

To learn more about the Clinton Foundation go here >>>>

2014 Consolidated Expenditures

  • 87.2% Program Services
  • 8.6% Management and General
  • 3.7% Fundraising
  • 0.5% Provision for Uncollectible Pledges

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As for the talk about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “calendars” they can be found here, as published by the State Department,  for anyone who would like to go through the tedious process of checking out whom she met and when.

Why are the cable news folks not reporting Trump’s shenanigans?  What have we got to lose?  Her!

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Is it fair to put a hypothetical question about the Iraq war to Jeb Bush (who is and isn’t running for POTUS depending on whether you are the media or the FEC)  knowing what we now  know and seemingly based on his last name?  To answer that, you have to remember what we knew then:  that his brother seemed determined to find a basis for resuming action against Saddam Hussein as a course correction of  his father’s abbreviated  campaign there.  It is a fair question given the blood ties, although the better  question probably would address the current situation and whether a President Jeb Bush would recommit boots on the ground against ISIL/ISIS/DAESH anywhere in the region.

Since this question has been raised, testier members of the media with a clear bias against Hillary Clinton,  like Jake Tapper, never tire of oversimplifying Hillary’s Senate vote to provide then President George W. Bush the power to act if actionable evidence arose.

It is a gross oversimplification to say that Hillary Clinton voted in favor of war in Iraq.  War was not what Senator Clinton voted for.  She voted for an extension of presidential power if it was warranted, and she provided strong parameters for that power along with warnings against abuse of that power.  She was very specific.

It was almost two years ago that I last posted these videos,  and once again I thank Sophie and Karen for finding and preserving them for us.  I would also like to lodge yet another complaint to the U.S. Senate for scrubbing all of her speeches as soon as she resigned and would remind them that the State Department archives video of past speeches.   (I say this knowing all about the issues surrounding space and storage on servers.  For those who really believe that all of those emails would have been archived on the DOS server, it is unlikely.  Server space is finite.  That is why automatic deletion occurs.  This is also why it is smart to create files for emails you want to retain.)

For the doubters and haters out there, rest assured.  Hillary Clinton will not shrink from responding to questions about emails, servers, or plans in the Middle East.

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Hillary Clinton, former FLOTUS, former senator, and former secretary of state accompanied by her husband, the former president, attended the  dedication this morning of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.  She appeared to enjoy the event thoroughly.  The relaxation shows.  She was glowing as she stood with the current and other former FLOTUSes.  She is once again wearing kitten heels.

It was a huge event, historic, and fun.  Quintessentially American.  The elder Bushes drew attention – he with his pink socks and she with her always surprising remarks.  When Matt Lauer asked her before the ceremony about Jeb Bush running in 2016, she said there are more qualified people than four families and the country has had enough Bushes.  Bill Clinton referred her as “my mother” so it is possible her message was not only for Jeb but also for her adopted daughter-in-law.  From the looks of things Barb and Hillary get along especially well.

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This picture was provided by the Bush family.

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