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With Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union, Hillary discussed, among other things, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan (where she is going today), the Sanders campaign allegations on banking influences, and the “shout out” from male pundits.


  1. She is very well-informed on the subject of lead poisoning from both a medical and an infrastructure point of view.  She knows what needs to be done, medically, for the children exposed to the toxic water, and she also knows what needs to be done to the water lines. Do any other candidates from either party have the battery of information on this subject that Hillary has?DSCN2808 DSCN2809
  2. She explained, once again, how her financial plan is broader than Bernie Sanders’s plan as she also is going after giant corporations that gouge the public and evade taxes. She said she doesn’t understand why he doesn’t join her in this battle. DSCN2820
  3. As to the shouting, she said we all know that we are still dealing with a double standard and that sexism is not a thing of the past. By the way, anyone who listened to her at her Portsmouth event last night must admit that her normal tone at rallies is conversational not the full-volume blast that Bernie continually puts out.DSCN2822 DSCN2823 DSCN2824


Great quote: “Anger’s not a plan and venting’s not a strategy.”

On This Week with George Stephanopoulos, she voiced her appreciation of Bernie’s SNL stint. She also took on the extreme remarks of Marco Rubio on abortion in last night’s GOP debate. There, too,  she took on the spin about the bankruptcy bill – specifically with regard to the effect of the proposals on separated and divorced women and their children. She said she is not going to take the Sanders smears anymore, but largely, she was arguing against comments by Elizabeth Warren there.  As to the Goldman Sachs speeches, she said everyone who has given speeches to private organizations should then release their transcripts and the standard, if this is going to be the new standard, should apply to all.


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She also discussed the Flint situation on Meet the Press.  (That repeats later on MSNBC.)  She was on Face the Nation as well.  That repeats later on CBSN.




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Hillary was up before the crack of dawn in Iowa and hit the airwaves running.  We caught her first on the Today Show where the Lauer/Guthrie team spoke with her.

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The questions were the predictable ones, and Hillary is used to fielding those.  She reiterated for the umpteenth time that the email dustup is the same old interagency disagreement over classification but came down a little harder than usual on what the campaign is now designating as leaks from the IG to the GOP.

As for her campaign, she was very upbeat and optimistic with high praise for her Iowa team.  She was confident that her focus on the concerns she has heard from Iowans will prove effective tonight.

We caught her next on CNN’s New Day with Alisyn Camerota.  This was a longer, more extensive, and cordial conversation.  The topics were similar, but the tone was more relaxed.

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On CNN, given more time to expand, Hillary emphasized her experience in the White House and Senate and consistently highlighted the accomplishments of the Obama years.  She underscored her ability to be the candidate who will protect and continue the progress of the past eight years.  She also cited her tenure as Secretary of State providing her with a depth of experience no other candidate can claim. At every turn she deflected attention from the GOP attacks and refocused on the issues and concerns of the voters on the trail and her plans to address those.  That is what this election is about.

The Hillary we know finished her CNN interview by telling Alisyn, who was fighting a cold, to feel better.  The Hillary we know cares.  She cares about the individuals she meets and she cares about the community.

Give Hillary a boost today!  Commit, donate, volunteer!




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In addition to her appearance with Ellen DeGeneres later today, Hillary has a few other TV appearances lined up for this week.

Tuesday, January 12 and January 13:

Clinton, Biden to sit for CNN interviews

Hillary Clinton Gives a Grandmother’s Perspective on Running for POTUS: ‘I Want to Make Sure That the World Is Okay’ for Baby Charlotte

Hillary Clinton Talks Being a Grandmother and Date Nights with Bill
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and then Jimmy Fallon once more.

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Finally, On Friday, January 15, Hillary is scheduled to visit Morning Joe.




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Hillary spoke about:

  1. Donald Trump:  No longer funny.  Dangerous.
  2. Guns:  Not talking about taking away anyone’s guns.  Just that we need to control whom the next guns are going to.

After the break she discussed Bill Clinton as First Mate (He will be useful). She provided some details of his rescue of the journalists from North Korea. There was a New Hampshire quiz and Hillary ACED it!!!  (With a lifeline from the audience on the last question – SNL alums from NH.)

Very fun visit!  Hillary rocks TV no matter what time of day.

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Check your local listing, please.

Hiliary Clinton to appear on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Thursday

On Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate frontrunner Hillary Clinton will make her first pilgrimage to NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

The visit may be an interesting one for the Secretary of State, as it was previously announced that Sam Bee would also be on the show.

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She may not be campaigning this week, but that will not keep Hillary Clinton off the TV screen.  Her appearance with Fallon will re-air tonight.  It is a must-see.  Thursday,  C-SPAN will cover her long-awaited testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

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Hillary Clinton Testimony at House Select Committee on Benghazi

Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is investigating the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate there, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others died.

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Friday evening, Hillary will join Rachel Maddow.



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Chelsea Clinton was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show today.  She told Ellen that she hit the “Mom Jackpot” and that Charlotte, who was a bee last Halloween, will be a ladybug this Halloween. Ellen gave Chelsea this adorable ladybug baby buggy for Charlotte, completely outfitted with campaign signs.


It’s a cute coincidence since yesterday when she was speaking in Iowa, Hillary had a ladybug on her cheek.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton brushes off a lady bug that landed on her as she speaks Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, during a campaign stop at the Westfair Amphitheater in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton brushes off a lady bug that landed on her as she speaks Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, during a campaign stop at the Westfair Amphitheater in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Chelsea Clinton says ‘I won the mom jackpot’ on Ellen and takes credit for pushing Hillary to support same-sex marriage

Chelsea Clinton is starting to do softball interviews to help her mom’s presidential bid
Just like mom, she spoke with Ellen DeGeneres and is appearing on Extra this week
On Ellen, she praised her mom’s Saturday Night Live performance and the comedian gave her a surprise gift for baby Charlotte
She said on Extra that she and Ivanka would remain friends because ‘friendship always trumps politics’

By Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

8 October 2015

Chelsea Clinton is following in her mother’s footsteps – doing softball interviews on Ellen and Extra, as a way to give a boost to her mom’s presidential campaign.

On Ellen, Chelsea Clinton remarked that she had ‘won the mom jackpot’ and was happy her mother killed it on Saturday Night Live ‘because I think my mom’s really funny,’ she said. ‘And I’m grateful that America is seeing more of that.’

She covered many of the same bases on Extra, though added that she loved Ivanka Trump ‘and I think friendship always trump politics and that’s how it should be.’



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That a shot emanated from a female MSNBC anchor on Meet the Press while NBC covered Women’s Biathalon today is ironic.  The implications are more insidious than anything the mundane minds at FOX News can invent.

When the plainly inimical FOX channel has a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter like Lanny Davis on and claims he cannot come up with a single thing she accomplished as Secretary of State, it is easily corrected by Davis himself.  When the folks who are supposedly on her side come after her we begin to perceive a developing theme.

Today on MTP, Andrea Mitchell implied that Hillary used her post at the State Department to line up donors for a presidential campaign.  I will not embed the video.  The link is here.  This is not only reprehensible behavior on the part of Mitchell but a dead  giveaway of what is amounting to the MSNBC backlash against Hillary who has not said a word about running much to their frustration.

The idea that Hillary, a dedicated public servant, used her position for personal and political gain was first floated on Morning Joe by the father of one of the co-anchors, a noted progressive political consultant.   Many Hillary Clinton loyalists do not trust Zbigniew Brzezinski.  We expected better from Mitchell, but like the print journalists assigned to the Hillary Clinton beat (Maggie Haberman, Amy Chozick, and most recently, Brianna Keilar) girls just wanna have jobs.  So we can expect that they will do as directed by management and aim and fire to avoid skiing the penalty loop.

For those who need their memories refreshed and those who never paid attention in the first place, here are just a few of Hillary’s accomplishments while at the helm of the State Department edited and reprinted from a previous post.

The State Department under Hillary Clinton did what it could in the face of a silent, hesitant President during the Green Revolution.  Aware that people in the streets of Tehran and other cities were depending on Twitter to communicate life-and-death information and learning that Twitter intended to close down for maintenance, Hillary Clinton prevailed upon Twitter to leave the lines of communication open.  They did, as those of us who spent those weekends retweeting important tweets from Iran can attest.

She was instrumental, as well, in getting hard sanctions against Iran which helped bring about the current detente.

From April until she fell ill in December of 2012 Hillary Clinton attended at least five meetings of the group called Friends of the Syrian People  and was scheduled for another which she could not attend due to her illness.  The Friends of the Syrian People have been working  on international sanctions to divest Syria of chemical weapons and to assist the refugees of that civil conflict.

Hillary Clinton and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov worked exceedingly well together and achieved the very crucial New START treaty.  This was immense,  a great victory for both diplomats and both countries.  Their relationship remained solid throughout her tenure.

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Here are a few other things she did.

>For the first time in its history she completely overhauled the State Department , USAID, and interagency cooperation with her Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR).

>For the first time in history she called all of the chiefs of mission together at the State Department for annual conferences.

>She instituted an Office of Global Women’s Issues.

>In June 2009 she  provided benefits to domestic partners of foreign service diplomats for the first time.

>She brought previously neglected countries back to the table with numerous memoranda of understanding and countless business initiatives.

>She kept the alliance between Afghanistan and Pakistan stable despite enormous challenges.

>She reopened the vital supply route from Pakistan into Afghanistan.

>She ensured U.S. access to the vital Manas airstip in Kyrgystan.

>She Salvaged the Turkey-Armenia accords which  she was supposed to simply witness when they suddenly nearly fell apart.

>She brought issues like human trafficking as well as violence against women and LGBT communities to the international table.

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is greeted by human trafficking victims Van Sina and Somana at the Siem Reap AFESIP rehabilitation and vocational training center

These are a few things that come to mind.   I probably have left out some important events.  Hillary Clinton has left an indelible mark on the State Department and has brought its operations into the 21st century with her integration of social networking into our outreach to the world.  She was a tremendously effective Secretary of State and a hero to many, our own troops at war among them.  We can be appreciative of her selfless service and proud of the job she has done.

To suggest that she, in any way, used her post for any gain beyond those for the country she served so patriotically is highly contemptible.


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As you know, Hillary Clinton was honored last night at a Kennedy Center gala celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Children’s Defense Fund.  If you were watching the Hillary news feeds, however, you might have thought the only headlines were about CNN and NBC dropping plans for movies and documentaries.   To honor Hillary, CDF made their own video about her.

Hillary never slows down.  She has embarked on several wonderful initiatives, including Too Small to Fail, as she mentions in the video and below.  Americans and the world do not need scripted movies, documentary or otherwise,  to tell us about her work.  We have the real Hillary herself – her actions and her words.

Here is her tweet from last night’s event followed by the video and transcript of her remarks (thanks to CDF and Digital Journal), a rare treat since she left DOS!


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WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the remarks below at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). In her speech, Secretary Clinton discusses the need to invest in the education and health of children, her work at the Clinton Foundation and her experience working with CDF and Marian Wright Edelman. The event was held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Kennedy Center. 

What a great evening! Oh. I tell you, my only regret about tonight and this remarkable 40th anniversary is that I wish we could have held it at the Capitol and shared the enthusiasm, the stories, the resolve, the commitment and mission with those Members of our Congress, so that they understand why we can never give up. As Marian has said, this is the work of a lifetime. We’ve made progress. We’ve seen changes. We have watched the results of these young people who have been on the stage with us, and we know that that’s what America is really all about, the kind of values and commitment that we’ve seen.

I am one of the many people whose life was changed by Marian, and I was very lucky that I tracked her down one day when she was at the law school we both attended and asked her if I could have a job. She said she had no jobs because she had no money to pay anybody. I said, “Well, that’s a problem because I need to make money to go to law school,” and she said, “Well, if you can figure out how to get yourself paid, I’ll give you a job.” So I looked everywhere I could possibly look and found a paid stipend for the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council internship, and off I went for my first experience working for Marian.

And we’ve heard a lot about the example that Marian has set, the passion that she brings to her work and inspires in so many of us, but I want to add that she also really looked at the evidence. She never was unprepared. She knew that if we were to make a case on behalf of the children of our country, we had to have our facts straight. We had to know exactly what was going on in order to be advocates and agents of change.

One of my first experiences was when Marian intuited by sort of talking to people and then analyzed Census data and school enrollment and came to us and said, “I don’t understand it. I mean, there are so many more children in our country than we have in school who are of school age. We have to figure out what’s going on.” So I was one of the many people recruited to go door to door in some select Census districts and literally knocking on the door and, when someone answered the door, saying, “Do you have any children in the home who are not in school?” It was that hard daily work of gathering the facts, and what did I find? I found some children weren’t in school because they had to work to help support the family or they had to take care of their siblings, but I mostly found children with disabilities who in those days were not really welcome in our schools, children whose families couldn’t afford the wheelchair or the hearing aid or the other intervention that might have made it possible for them to attend school, and I was one of many who reported back the data. And as a result of all the work by so many of us, the Children’s Defense Fund published its very first report called “Children Out of School in America.”

And then Marian took the data and used it to convince lawmakers in Washington that more needed to be done to make sure that all of our children, including our children with disabilities, have the chance for an education, and in 1975, Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. And for me, that was transformative.

Marian was equal parts passion and compassion, toughness and tenderness, and relentless on behalf of children, justice, and progress.

And then in the 1980s, CDF successfully pushed to expand Medicaid to cover more pregnant women and children under 5 and children with disabilities. In the 1990s, we worked together to create the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, to improve the foster care and adoption systems, to expand Early Head Start, and then after 2000, CDF kept fighting for kids in foster care, in the juvenile justice system, in Head Start, working with both Republicans and Democrats, and of course, the work goes on.

There are dozens of laws on the books of the United States protecting children and supporting families that would not be there were it not for the Children’s Defense Fund. And I for one am very happy that even though now 90 percent of our children have access to health care, when the Affordable Care Act actually goes into implementation tomorrow, we will raise that number.

One of the many things that I love about Marian is that no matter how depressing the headlines, she keeps her eye on the trend lines. What’s happening with our kids? What can we do to improve the chances that more kids will be able to achieve educational success? And the Freedom Schools is a brilliant intervention in children’s lives in places where for too long, there wasn’t that kind of opportunity to learn, to collaborate, to think and dream as big as possible.

So although we are celebrating 40 years, which seems like a really long time, in the history of a country, it’s not that long. It’s just that our mission is so precious and urgent because, after all, today in America, more than 16 million children live in poverty, the highest percentage since the 1990s, and despite all the advances we’ve made, our babies are still more likely to be born underweight and undernourished in the last year than they were in 1990. And the prevalence of chronic health conditions in American children, including obesity, asthma, behavior and learning problems, and other conditions have more than doubled in the past two decades. And yes, nearly half of all the recipients of food stamps are children, 22 million who rely on that program to get the food they need to be healthy, to be able to pay attention in school, to thrive for the future.

So why on earth would some want to be tearing down the support structure that keeps our children healthy?

So, yes, there’s a lot of work to be done. I for one am looking forward to continuing that work, both as a partner with CDF and at the Clinton Foundation working with my husband and my daughter, trying to make sure that we all do what we can to help more kids beat the odds, and I could not be prouder or happier to have sat in the audience and heard the stories of just a few of the young people, to see the performances of just a few of the young people whose lives have been touched, even transformed by the Children’s Defense Fund.

So I know I was sitting next to Marian when we heard that extraordinary speech from our young City Councilmember in Stockton, and, you know, I do have an eye for political talent.

So I kind of expect that we’ll be hearing more from him, but he had this great cadence going about how in the next 40 years, the next 40 years. And Marian is going, “We can’t wait that long.”

Well, we can’t. We can’t. We want the next generation and the generation after that to have many more opportunities to realize the American dream, however they define it, to be able to live up to their own God-given potential, and we want to keep making progress every year, year by year, to make it clear that every child is our child. And we will not rest until every single child has the same chance to beat the odds as the ones you saw tonight.

Thank you and God bless you Marian Edelman.

Raymonde Charles
Press Secretary
202-662-3508 (office)

SOURCE Children’s Defense Fund

Here are a few more twitpics.

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Our girl last night.


I have loved this jacket, which she wears only rarely and exclusively to evening events,  since the first time she wore it to a function during a NATO summit in April 2009.  It looks every bit as lovely on her now as it did then.

2009 NATO Summit

2009 NATO Summit

Hillary’s work for children will be further recognized this evening when Save the Children honors her with their National Legacy Award.  Seeing her so honored trumps a movie any day of the week.  Our best congratulations, Mme. Secretary on two such accolades in two days!

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If it’s Sunday, it must be time to speculate about Hillary Clinton.  I can think of less interesting topics, even if this is getting old.  At least it keeps her in the news,  and we get to see her even when she is not doing a lot in the light of the sun.

Why is she “out there” so early? Not to mention Robert Gibbs saying she has to “distinguish herself” from Bill Clinton and “the current president.”

Just a few notes:  She is not “out there.”  She is doing exactly the work she had been telling us she would do post-secretary of state for the past several years every time anyone asked her what her plans were.

Chuck Todd, could you try to be a little more supercilious, pompous, didactic, and obnoxious?  Could you try?  You  appear to despise Hillary simply for existing.   She is doing what comes naturally to her, what she said she would do, and she is doing good things unrelated to this administration or any campaign.  Get a grip!

As far as Robert Gibbs is concerned, my unsolicited advice to him is to spend the next few years catching up on reading her resumé since her accomplishments are many and hardly a carbon copy of either of the guys who love and admire her, as Gibbs ought to know!


Just keep smiling and doing what you’re doing, Hillary!  You are doing just fine!  Don’t pay them any mind.  We’ve got your back,  and we are collecting your talking points.  We know where you stand, and we continue to stand beside you as we have all along.

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