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At DNC women’s forum, Hillary Clinton declares Democrats stand for truth, evidence and facts

FILE PHOTO: Scranton, PA – AUGUST 15: Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a rally with US Vice President Joe Biden at Riverfront Sports athletic facility on August 15, 2016 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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To the tunes of Tina Turner and Katy Perry, Democrats gathered four floors below ground, deep in the Washington D.C. Marriott Marquis to hear from a litany of Democrats and one “special guest” whose name did not appear on any formal program. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the stage to high octave cheers, addressing a female coalition at the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum she founded as First Lady alongside Tipper Gore, 25 years ago.

The former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady quickly got to the question she says she’s hearing from Democrats across the country: “What do the Democrats stand for?” It’s a political query so many Democratic leaders have gone out of their way to address ahead of midterm elections, and in the wake of a presidential election cycle that left some on the left feeling disjointed and void of a unified message.

“We stand for truth, for evidence and facts. What an incredible thing!” Clinton exclaimed, in what may have been a lighthearted jab at an administration. Clinton continued, “We have kind of an affection for evidence. We think it should inform our policies, because they’ll actually work better,” she declared, prompting modest laughter from the female-dominated audience.

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Wrapping up her tour down under, Hillary made a final appearance with Julia Gillard in Sydney.

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Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks during a Women World Changers Series event in Sydney.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks during a Women World Changers Series event in Sydney. Source: AAP

Hillary Clinton has wrapped up her speaking tour of Australia with an appearance in Sydney.

Hillary Clinton’s shock election loss in 2016 has been endlessly picked apart, from the highest levels of political commentary, to family dinner tables around the world.

But this week, Australians were given the chance to hear from the battle-scarred former US presidential candidate herself.

“People ask how I’m doing, I say as a person I’m doing OK, but I’m pretty concerned about America,” she told the largely supportive crowd in Sydney on Friday, after appearing in Melbourne on Thursday.

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (right) sits next to former Australian PM Julia Gillard during a Women World Changers Series event in Sydney.

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (right) sits next to former Australian PM Julia Gillard during a Women World Changers Series event in Sydney.
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Reflecting on the immediate aftermath of the election, Ms Clinton credited “Australian chardonnay” as one of the things that got her through.

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Julia Gillard, who as prime minister showed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton around Melbourne in 2010, welcomed her friend back down under on Thursday.


Australia must not allow an expansionist China to subvert Australia’s national interests, former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton warns.

Ms Clinton said Australia must stand up to “under the radar” efforts to influence Australian politics as China extends its influence and power.

The former US presidential candidate said Australia must be a strong and savvy advocate for its own interests and understand how best to deal with an expansionist China.

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Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is focusing on America’s mid-term elections, hoping the Democrats can win back at least one chamber of congress.

Ms Clinton is on a brief, two-stop speaking tour in Australia, her first visit since losing the 2016 US presidential election to Donald Trump.

She shared a stage in Melbourne on Thursday night with former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and will do so again in Sydney on Friday night.

The former US secretary of state, who has ruled out another bid for the presidency, said her primary focus as a citizen is on the November elections.

She noted the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate were up for election.

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An Evening With Hillary Rodham Clinton - Melbourne

Hillary Rodham Clinton announces Julia Gillard to the stage during An Evening With Hillary Rodham Clinton at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 10, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Hillary gave a TV interview and made an appearance at the Spark Arena in Auckland.


Hillary Clinton has ruled out running in the 2020 US presidential election but says she’ll be “very active” in this year’s mid-term elections.

The former US Secretary of State, former First Lady and America’s first ever female presidential candidate spoke to Hilary Barry on TVNZ1’s Seven Sharp ahead of a speech at Auckland’s Spark Arena tonight.

Now free from the constraints of public office, Ms Clinton is touring the globe, speaking frankly about what it was like to run in the most controversial US presidential election of all time in 2016.

Asked would she run again, Ms Clinton replied: “No, No. But I am going to be very active in this upcoming election in 2018 because that will be the turning point.”

The mid-term elections in November will take place in the middle of President Donald Trump’s term. All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested.

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Hillary Clinton has spoken out against what she says are the “impossibly high standards” women who aspire to leadership roles are held to.

Ms Clinton says the “minute a women (in the US) stands up and says ‘Id like to lead’ everything changes”

Speaking to an audience in Auckland tonight, Ms Clinton – who ran against Donald Trump in the 2016 US Presidential election quoted recent comments from former US First Lady Michelle Obama.

“A few days ago Michelle Obama pointed out the consequences of holding women to impossibly high standards,” Ms Clinton said.

“She (Ms Obama) said: ‘If we still have this crazy bar for each other that we don’t have for men. If we’re not comfortable that a women could be a president then we have to have these conversations with ourselves.'”

“I think she’s so right. This is something we have to explore, understand and change.”

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An Evening With Hillary Rodham Clinton - Auckland

A Maori kapa haka group perform during An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton at Spark Arena on May 7, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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An Evening With Hillary Rodham Clinton - Auckland

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley interviews Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton at Spark Arena on May 7, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Hillary delivered the keynote speech at the Regional Plan Association in New York this afternoon. She covered a range of topics from infrastructure through climate change. She spoke of her visit to Ground Zero on September 12, 2001 and how she and Chuck Schumer got GOP cooperation for recovery after the terror attack. She admitted that she likes policy while stressing that policy is only a first step that should lead to action.

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On a shallow note, that looks like the designer scarf from the campaign. I have one.

 

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The worst thing people do is to tell others what they “should” do.

Case in point.

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Why is Nigerian author Chimamanda upset with Hillary Clinton?

Munachim Amah and Bukola Adebayo, CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has ignited a debate about feminism and marriage following her conversation with Hillary Clinton at a literary event in New York.

The former US presidential candidate sat down to an interview with the novelist on Sunday after a lecture when Adichie asked about Clinton’s twitter bio.

“In your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is wife. And then I think it’s mom, and then it’s grandmother,” Adichie said at the PEN World Voices festival.

“And when I saw that, I have to confess that I felt just a little bit upset. And then I went and I looked at your husband’s Twitter account, and the first word was not husband.”

The novelist was referring to Bill Clinton’s twitter bio which reads,

“Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United States.”

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You know what, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? It is not your Twitter account. It is Hillary’s. She gets to identify in any way she wishes, and you don’t get to order her around.

Hillary Clinton is not a puppet. She is not a Democratic Party puppet, and she is not a feminist puppet. She is her own person, experienced, sober, and wise.  She has the right to self-identify – as we all do.

Nothing irritates me more than people telling Hillary Clinton, who is brighter than most and has served longer and better than most, what she has to to.

No! She does not have to do what you want. She is not your slave.

She does not have to portray herself as you wish.

She is not your creation. This is not Westworld. You don’t get to program her.

Hillary is proud to be a mom and grandma. Primary to those is being a wife.

Let Hillary be Hillary, and please stop pestering her about what you want her to be.

You don’t own her.

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