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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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Hillary Clinton To Headline Lincoln Center ‘Women In The World’ Summit

Hillary Clinton will be interviewed live by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for the annual Women in the World Summit.

Hillary Clinton To Headline Lincoln Center 'Women In The World' Summit

NEW YORK CITY, NY — Hillary Clinton will be in New York City next week, but not to announce her rumored interest in this year’s mayoral race. The former New York Senator and Secretary of State will be speaking at Lincoln Center for the eight annual Women in the World Summit.

Clinton will headline the summit’s April 6 programming when she is interviewed live by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof at Lincoln Center’s David Koch Theater, according to the summit’s website. There’s no indication as to which topics the conversation between Clinton and Kristof will cover, but it’s safe to say politics and women’s issues will likely dominate the discussion.

Since Clinton’s shocking loss to Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election the former first lady has kept a low profile, but has become more politically active recently. During a speech on St. Patrick’s day Clinton said the was “ready to come out of the woods,” alluding to a viral photo of Clinton hiking near her Chappaqua home after the election defeat, reported the New York Times.

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Nicholas Kristof is asking readers to submit questions for him to ask Hillary next week.  Go here to submit your suggestions. >>>>

Thought folks might also like to see this from Katie Holmes, who is playing Jackie again, in a conversation with Jenna Bush Hager.

Katie Holmes Reveals How Suri Cruise Handled Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss: ‘It Just Hurt So Badly’

Jennifer Drysdale
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Katie Holmes is still recovering from the results of 2016’s presidential election.During a radio interview on the SiriusXM TODAY Show Radio special “The Jenna Bush Hager Show,” the 38-year-old actress opened up about Hillary Clinton’s loss, and how she feels it has affected her 10-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise.”I know I thought Hillary was going to win this year, and it was such a… it just hurt so badly when she didn’t,” Holmes told Bush Hager. “And I know that it hurt my child so much as a 10-year old, and it really made me think, ‘Oh we have a lot…a long way to go as women.'”

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Months, years really, of speculation were about to end as April began.  The first solid indication was Karen Finney’s Facebook announcement that she had joined Hillary’s team.  Until that day, all of Hillary’s hires were reported by “unnamed sources.”  Karen was the first to announce it directly with a Facebook share.  April 12 was “Declaration Day!”


Hillary announced via Twitter (she had been tweeting energetically for months), a revived HillaryClinton.com website, and a Youtube video that played on network and cable TV as the suspense finally lifted.  She also revived her Facebook account.

The Hillary team immediately hit the road for Iowa and it was game on!  (Awww … this little baby at a road stop!)

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In Iowa, she took advantage of every opportunity to meet people. Iowans greeted her enthusiastically.






There were mixed reviews of her logo at the beginning. Since then, we have seen the genius of that H’s adaptability.

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Here is my very intelligent cat for Hillary.


On April 15, Hillary announced her resignation from the Clinton Foundation.  Time Magazine once again named her among the 100 most influential people.

TIME 100 2015 Hillary Clinton

And the attacks from the Republicans began.  Carly Fiorina was the first to launch a shot over the bow. We retaliated here.

Hillary’s second week on the trail took her to New Hampshire.



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A wall of campaign buttons in the “early state.”

At Georgetown University she presented the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace to former United Nations Envoy for Afghanistan Staffan de Mistura.


She participated in the Women in the World Summit and the Diane Von Furstenberg Awards.




Bernard-Henri Levy published a wonderful tribute to her.  I am his longtime fan, and he is hers!  (One reason I like him so much.)  Martha Stewart said she is for “the lady that is running.”  She made it clear that she was not referring to Fiorina.

Hillary’s platform was coming together with equal pay, fair pay, college-affordability, women’s rights, and LGBT rights among the issues she addressed early and often.  She addressed reform of the criminal justice system in a major speech at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum  at Columbia University in late April.


On the last day of April, she sent a tweet to welcome to Bernie Sanders to the race.

I agree with Bernie. Focus must be on helping America’s middle class. GOP would hold them back. I welcome him to the race. –H

Here are the archives for April 2015 >>>>



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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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During her nearly two-year public speaking tour, Hillary Clinton frequently criticized policy-making in Washington as operating in an “evidence-free zone.”   Her point was that data-driven and evidence-driven policy is effective while ideology-driven policy can be questionable, faulty, and often ineffective.

On Facebook on Monday,  senior campaign spokesperson Karen Finney shared an article from Politico exposing a deal between the New York Times and Peter Schweizer,   author of a soon-to-be published book, Clinton Cash, affording the Times early access to his so-called “research.”

The following day, Brian Fallon, Hillary For America’s national press secretary,  issued a memo to friends and allies in which he quoted Think Progress.

Schweizer explains he cannot prove the allegations, leaving that up to investigative journalists and possibly law enforcement.

Schweizer, by his own admission, operates in an evidence-free zone.  yet the New York Times over the past two days has forged ahead in its attack on the Clinton Foundation and the unfounded allegations that donations somehow figured into decisions Hillary Clinton made as Secretary of State.

Donations to the Clinton Foundation, and a Russian Uranium Takeover APRIL 22, 2015

So clearly the New York Times is not at peace with the Clinton Foundation which, as Fallon points out, “is a world-class philanthropy that has helped millions of people around the world tackle issues from HIV/AIDS to children’s health to climate change.”  Neither is the publication at peace with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as it is very clear that the foundation alone is not the sole target of these attacks.

It is ironic, indeed mind-boggling that in light of all of the above, the Times teams  up with the Daily Beast in sponsoring the Women in the World Summit with which Hillary Clinton has long been associated and at which she regularly appears and speaks.

Indeed, Hillary will be delivering the keynote speech at the event this evening.  All of the summit events are being live-streamed here at a site sponsored by the New York Times.  Hillary has always been a huge draw and will certainly receive a joyous and celebratory welcome when she takes the stage at the David H. Koch Theater tonight.

By the way, don’t miss Helen Mirren there this afternoon, either!  Always a treat!

Meanwhile, the New York Times needs to integrate its shattered personality regarding Hillary, the Clintons, and their admirable foundation.

Hillary with Pussy Riot  last year.

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Adding here the link to Brian Fallon’s excellent five-point take-down of the Times articles.

‘Clinton Cash’ & NYT Fail to Prove Any Connection Between Hillary Clinton & Russian Purchase of Uranium Assets


Relying largely on research from the conservative author of Clinton Cash, today’s New York Times alleges that donations to the Clinton Foundation coincided with the U.S. government’s 2010 approval of the sale of a company known as Uranium One to the Russian government. Without presenting any direct evidence in support of the claim, the Times story  — like the book on which it is based — wrongly suggests that Hillary Clinton’s State Department pushed for the sale’s approval to reward donors who had a financial interest in the deal. Ironically, buried within the story is original reporting that debunks the allegation that then-Secretary Clinton played any role in the review of the sale.

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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.


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.


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 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.

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

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

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

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




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Hillary stuck close to home today to appear at a “Women for Maloney” event in Somers, NY.  Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is defending his seat against Nan Hayworth in New York’s 18th congressional district. Hillary’s remarks included clarification of comments she made in Boston at a Martha Coakley rally on Friday which were taken out of context by many.

This week,  Hillary will be heading to campaign events in Iowa for Bruce Braley, New Hampshire for Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and will return to Kentucky for Alison Lundergan Grimes.  On Thursday, she will return to Georgetown University to speak about Women’s Economic Participation.


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