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Hillary was the final speaker at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Friday, April 12.  She was interviewed by Fareed Zakaria.

 

 

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Mark her words

Hillary Clinton: ‘Given the chance, many women will govern and lead differently’

In a conversation that had the audience cheering her on, the former secretary of state talked to Fareed Zakaria about the mess we’re in — and how women can help us get out of it.

Hillary Clinton and Fareed Zakaria at the 2019 Women in the World Summit.

Hillary Clinton was not going to pick a Democratic favorite.

“I am absolutely delighted to see this incredibly diverse field, and especially to have more than one woman running for President of the United States,” said the former secretary of state, four years to the day since launching her own presidential campaign. In a surprise interview with CNN host and newspaper columnist Fareed Zakaria that concluded the 10th annual Women in the World Summit in New York, Clinton would, however, offer a little advice to the 18 Democrats who have announced so far.

“I think you really have to do two things simultaneously, and it’s challenging,” she said.

First, she said, you have to present what it is that you want to do: “What is your vision? What is your hope for our country? How do you see the future? What are you going to propose that will make a difference in the lives of Americans and maintain the values, the ideals, of America in a very complex world?”

At the same time, she continued, you also have to be able to counter “the diversion and distraction that we see, unfortunately, working by the current incumbent in the White House. So you have to do that balancing act, and I think that we have excellent candidates who are demonstrating their ability to do that.”

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I hope this puts the dot on the final [i] and crosses the final [t].  After what Hillary Clinton went through in 2007/8 and again, and for longer in 2015/16, who would expect her to to throw herself into the volcano yet again?

As the last nominee for the presidency, she remains the de facto head of the Democratic Party. She is consulting and advising all Democratic candidates who seek her counsel. The policy book she and Tim Kaine authored, Stronger Together, stands as a blueprint for all to access as they see fit. Clearly she remains a force within the party for positive change.

The mark she has made is clear. Women and minorities are running for office in numbers we have never seen before. Thank you, Hillary, for everything you have done and continue to do!


a person posing for the camera: Hillary Clinton says she will continue to speak out against President Trump.© Getty Images Hillary Clinton says she will continue to speak out against President Trump. Hillary Clinton says she “can’t imagine” running for president again, but says in a new interview that she’s “going to keep speaking out” about President Trump.”I can’t imagine that, no,” the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said Monday on Tina Brown’s podcast “TBD” when asked whether she could change her mind about running in 2020.”I am very worried about the direction that Trump and his allies are taking us,” she added. “Just because I’m not running, I’m not going to keep my mouth shut. I’m going to keep speaking out.”Read more >>>>


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“How do you get on this kind of Goldilocks path where you’re not too strong and you’re not too weak, you’re not too aggressive and you’re not too passive?” Hillary Clinton said in an interview on the podcast “TBD with Tina Brown.” | Charles Krupa/AP Photo

Hillary Clinton said in an interview this week that the female candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination are unjustly facing the challenge of not looking “aggressive” or “angry” — and must instead take a “Goldilocks path” of looking just right.

“How does a woman stand up for herself on the biggest stage in the world without, No. 1, looking aggressive — maybe a little bit angry — that somebody is behaving like that, being willing to go toe-to-toe, when there are so few memories embedded in our collective DNA where women do that?” Clinton said in an interview on the podcast “TBD with Tina Brown.”

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When Hillary was secretary of state and negotiated agreements with countries that had poor human rights records, she always told us that while she spoke of those issues behind closed doors, we dealt with the governments that were there. It is time for true Democrats to deal with the roster of candidates that we have. We must move forward, and we cannot do that, as she also has always told us, by looking in the rearview mirror.

The petitions, post card and letter writing campaigns are distractions. Candidates are working hard to construct their messages and circulate them. Someone will be the Democratic candidate in 2020. We have a job to do: to decide who that will be. Let’s not be distracted. Let’s do what Hillary has always taught us to do by example. Let’s listen.


Adding the link to this NYT article because it appeared today and is pertinent. I do not agree with all of the content starting with the word “looms” in the header, but, for the record, here it is.


Hillary Clinton, a former first lady, senator and secretary of state, remains a singular and deeply complicated figure when it comes to Democratic presidential politics.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times

Hillary Clinton, a former first lady, senator and secretary of state, remains a singular and deeply complicated figure when it comes to Democratic presidential politics.CreditCreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times

Senator Amy Klobuchar seemed quite clear when she revealed the first state she would visit as a presidential candidate: Wisconsin. “Because, as you remember, there wasn’t a lot of campaigning in Wisconsin in 2016,” she said. “With me, that changes.”

Many Democrats took it as an unmistakable swipe at Hillary Clinton, who lost that battleground state after never appearing there during the 2016 general election campaign. The jab ricocheted across the internet, enraging Clinton admirers and earning Ms. Klobuchar attention as a Midwesterner willing to speak hard truths.

But behind the scenes, Ms. Klobuchar of Minnesota sprang into damage control mode, firing off an email to Mrs. Clinton. In a phone call that soon followed, she apologized and said her off-the-cuff remark had been misinterpreted, according to people familiar with the episode.

The Klobuchar comment came out of nowhere for the former Democratic presidential nominee: Only three days earlier, Ms. Klobuchar had been sitting in Mrs. Clinton’s Washington home, the latest in a line of 2020 Democrats who had sought her private counsel ahead of their campaigns. Two days before that, it had been former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. who had visited, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

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Samantha Bee introduced her and Nicholas Kristof conducted the interview when Hillary Clinton spoke at the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center on Thursday.

No transcript yet, but this.  Hillary called for airstrikes in Syria.  This event occurred before tonight’s airstrikes. Please note that she did not make this call today. She was referring to a policy she had advocated for a very long time while she was Secretary of State and continued to advocate afterwards, i.e. not a new stance for her  – rather –  a longstanding one that she reiterated today before the strikes took place.

 

 

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The DVF Awards are presented following the close of the Women in the World Summit every year.   Last night’s event took place at the U.N.  Among the familiar faces are DVF herself, Tina Brown who hosts Women in the World, Gabriel Giffords, Melanne Verveer, Naomi Campbell and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The DVF Awards – Honoring Extraordinary Women

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the DVF Awards. The DVF Awards were created in 2010 by Diane von Furstenberg and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to honor and support extraordinary women who have had the courage to fight, the power to survive and the leadership to inspire. Women who have transformed the lives of others through their commitment, resources and visibility.

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Lucky people who had tickets for today!

Hillary has been at almost every one of these summits.  She missed  one once when she was Secretary of State and traveling, but she has been at all the others.  This time it was just a wee bit different because she was there not as cabinet member, nor as a private citizen, but as a presidential candidate.  You can imagine the excitement in the hall.

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Well, you don’t have to imagine it!  Here is the video!

Hillary Clinton keynotes Women in the World Summit. Implores audience to “become agents of change”

“I’m grateful that there is now a new burst of energy around the rights and opportunities of women and girls”

Hillary Clinton fired up her 2016 presidential campaign with a sweeping, estrogen-packed speech at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, telling the crowd at Lincoln Center, “There has never been a better time in history to be born female.”

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An added treat this year was the an appearance by Dame Helen Mirren, another of my very favorite human beings on earth.  Dame Helen, who happens to  be engaged  in the Broadway production The Audience where she portrays Her Royal Highness,  Queen Elizabeth II, participated in a conversation with Tina Brown and appears to have turned things a bit topsy-turvy!

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Helen Mirren, Actress and Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media on 'Helen Mirren Rules!' at The 2015 Women In The World Summit,  Lincoln Center, New York City; 4/23/2015

Helen Mirren, Actress and Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media on ‘Helen Mirren Rules!’ at The 2015 Women In The World Summit, Lincoln Center, New York City; 4/23/2015

Helen Mirren, Actress and Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media on ‘Helen Mirren Rules!’ at The 2015 Women In The World Summit, Lincoln Center, New York City; 4/23/2015

Dame Helen Mirren has an idea about how to get Hollywood to give women more substantive roles: “Change roles for women in life,” she suggested at the Women in the World Summit on Thursday afternoon in an interview with Tina Brown.

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I believe this is the video they showed. She had great control, poise and presence of mind even then.

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Following her Trifecta (Golden Globe, Academy Award, BAFTA) for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher,  Mary Louise Streep blew Hillary Clinton away with this tribute at the 2012 Women in the World Summit in New York City.

Hillary remarked that she was glad Meryl had not made a movie called “The Devil Wears Pantsuits.”

Later this month,  at the Sixth Annual Women in the World Summit, yet another powerhouse of stage and screen will join Team Hillary-Meryl.

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Dame Helen Mirren, who has garnered the same three awards as Streep for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film The Queen, and currently plays Elizabeth Windsor once again to wide acclaim in The Audience on Broadway, will lend her considerable talent to the event.

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The Summit will take place from April 22 – 24 at the David H. Koch Theater and promises to be the hottest ticket in town.  A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit Vital Voices Global Partnership.

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Here is a sneak peek at part of the schedule.

The Sixth Annual Women in the World Summit

4.22.15 – 4.24.15
THE SIXTH ANNUAL WOMEN IN THE WORLD SUMMIT

The struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe come to life in this dynamic three-day summit. World leaders, industry icons, movie stars, and CEOs convene with artists, rebels, peacemakers and activists to tell their stories and share their plans of action. Join the women who have shattered glass ceilings everywhere! More participants to be announced. Presented by Tina Brown Live Media in association with The New York Times.

SUMMIT SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Orchestra: $100 | Balcony: $50

STORY POWER
A conversation with three top women in film about animating hot-button issues through the female lens.
Meryl Streep, Actress
Ava DuVernay, Film Director and Founder of AFFRM
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, CEO, SOC Films
Moderated by Jon Stewart,Comedian/Host

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Orchestra: $300 | Balcony: $150

HELEN MIRREN: THE QUEEN AND I
An intimate conversation with Helen Mirren, the legendary actress who is now garnering knockout reviews on Broadway in The Audience, her third role as an English queen.
Helen Mirren, Actress
Interviewed by Tina Brown

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, 9:00AM-2:00PM
Orchestra: $200 | Balcony: $100

PARTICIPANTS: CALL TO ARMS

TINA FAREWELL

FINAL PERFORMANCE

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde are joining Tina Brown’s fifth annual Women in the World Summit April 3.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde are joining Tina Brown’s fifth annual Women in the World Summit. They will engage in a conversation together at Lincoln Center opening night, Thursday, April 3, moderated by Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times.

Tina Brown, founder of Women in the World, said: “We are thrilled to bring this historic and stimulating dialogue to Women in the World this year. Secretary Clinton and Madame Lagarde are the leading examples of women breaking gender barriers with every move they make.” Both have appeared independently before at the summit.

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