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If you’ve seen a Broadway show in the last six months or so, there’s a significant chance you saw a surprise double bill: the play or musical you paid for and a celebrity cameo by Hillary Clinton, smiling politely as the audience gave her another standing ovation. On Thursday, the former Democratic nominee, her husband Bill, and her daughter Chelsea attended a performance of Come From Away, a musical about the roughly 7,000 air travelers grounded in Gander, Newfoundland, after planes were rerouted following the aerial attacks on 9/11. Christopher Ashley took home a Tony for Best Direction for the production earlier this month.

The musical’s co-writer David Hein later praised the Clintons, who posed for photos with the cast, on Facebook. Hein wrote in part, “So many lines in the show resonated differently — especially the scene where passengers try to vote for a different destination and are told, “this is not a democracy.” Afterwards onstage, they were so gracious, taking pictures and speaking to each of us. President Clinton told Caesar one of his 9/11 stories, when he met a Muslim man who was afraid his countrymen would never trust him again. We and Sharon got to introduce our daughters to Chelsea. And Hilary told us, ‘this is a show that the world needs now.’ So honoured to have this story of Newfoundland kindness recognized and celebrated by them.”

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Last year, we all were so sure that this year she would be at Arlington laying wreaths. That was not to be. But despite the rain and chilly temps, Hillary marched in Chappaqua today with former President Bill Clinton and Governor Andrew Cuomo. The pipes and drums braved the weather in their rain gear. Our friend Oscar Flores marched too, as always!

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Here is another charity event Hillary attended Tuesday night.

Bill and Hillary Clinton Talk ‘Fun Deficits’ at Star-Studded Charity Gala

SeriousFun Children's Network Gala

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May 24, 2017 | 11:48AM PT

Hillary Clinton, special guest at Tuesday night’s SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala, knew just the right antidote for her trying political year.

“I’m looking for some serious fun,” she confessed to the crowd gathered inside New York’s Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. “I have a big fun deficit.”

Clinton offered her services as a counselor for the global community of camps — founded by late actor Paul Newman in 1988, to serve children with serious illnesses — and her personnel suggestions didn’t stop there. “I know of a really good guy who might also fit in when it comes to serious fun. I’m all for hiring guys for the right jobs,” she added, to much cheer.

Out stepped Bill Clinton, another eager counselor volunteer. “This is one of those jobs, unlike some of them, where it helps to have experience,” he joked, before addressing his wife. “Having been counseling with you now for over 40 years, I’d be perfect for these kids because it doesn’t bother me anymore if nobody takes my advice!”

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More here including pics with Tom Hanks.

He’s with her! Thrilled Tom Hanks cuddles up to Hillary Clinton at children’s charity event in New York

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Bill and Hillary Clinton have a special relationship with Ireland and those involved in the peace process. Today, the former president spoke at the funeral of former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness who passed away earlier this week.

‘Tears to my eyes’

Hillary Clinton reveals husband Bill’s moving speech at funeral of Martin McGuinness left her in tears

The former First Lady said Clinton’s touching tribute at the Derry mass should be watched by those who want to be inspired

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Tuesday
Mar 21
2017

Statement from President Clinton on the Passing of Martin McGuinness

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Hillary and I were saddened to learn of the death of Martin McGuinness, who devoted his life to his beloved Northern Ireland. When he decided to fight for peace, Martin was calm, courageous, and direct. And when he gave his word, that was as good as gold. As Sinn Fein’s chief negotiator, his integrity and willingness to engage in principled compromise were invaluable in reaching the Good Friday Agreement. In the years that followed, he played an even more important role in ensuring that the peace would last—personally overseeing the arms decommissioning, joining the new government as the first Education Minister, and later serving as Deputy First Minister, and doing it all with a sense of humor and fairness that inspired both his friends and former foes. My lasting memory of him will be the pride he took in his efforts to improve disadvantaged schools in Unionist and Protestant communities. He believed in a shared future, and refused to live in the past, a lesson all of us who remain should learn and live by.  May he rest in peace.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C), Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson (L) and Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smile after speaking briefly to the media before their meeting at the State Department in Washington, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accompanied by Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, left, and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C), Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (L) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness face reporters before their meeting at the State Department in Washington March 16, 2010. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is greeted by Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, at Stormont Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. The U.S. Secretary of State met with local political leaders to dicsuss the Irish peace process. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, right, and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, right, speak to the media at Stormont Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. The U.S. Secretary of State met with local political leaders to dicsuss the Irish peace process. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, centre, Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, left, and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness speak to the media at Stormont Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. The U.S. Secretary of State met with local political leaders to discuss the Irish peace process. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Monday
Mar 20
2017

Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of David Rockefeller

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David Rockefeller was a consummate businessman, a great humanitarian, and a serious scholar. He was a kind, good man to all who met him. Hillary and I are grateful for his friendship and his remarkable life.
Throughout his life he used his fame and fortune to do good here and abroad. His many efforts included the establishment of the Council of the Americas five decades ago, which was instrumental in my administration’s efforts to alleviate the financial crisis in Latin America and boost trade in the Americas and the Caribbean. His tremendous support of arts and humanities in America gave millions of people in communities across the country the opportunity to experience our great heritage of painting, dance, music, and so much more. For these efforts and many others, I was proud to present him with our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

We celebrate a long life well-lived and send our gratitude and prayers to his family and all who supported him on his remarkable journey.

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Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Chuck Berry

Hillary and I loved Chuck Berry for as long as we can remember. The man was inseparable from his music – both were utterly original and distinctly American. He made our feet move and our hearts more joyful. And along the way he changed our country and the history of popular music. Chuck played at both my inaugurations and at the White House for my 25th Georgetown reunion, and he never slowed down, which is why his legend grew every time he stepped on stage. His life was a treasure and a triumph, and he’ll never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to his family and his countless friends and fans.

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