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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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From the Daily Beast.


140404-lagarde-clinton2-cleanMarc Bryan-Brown/Women in the World

Power Players

Hillary Blasts Putin

At the kickoff of the Women in the World Summit, Clinton said Russia needed to be put in its “proper place,” with IMF chief Christine Lagarde at her side.
At the opening evening of the fifth annual Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, whom summit founder Tina Brown introduced as “first among women,” were greeted with a standing ovation at New York’s Lincoln Center.
Each is the most popular female politician in her country. Each grew up with brothers and learned how to elbow her way in and operate in a man’s world. Each champions women in their public pronouncements and policies, and when Clinton and Lagarde appeared together at a panel moderated by Thomas L. Friedman, together they called for greater political and economic participation by women around the globe. “Women,” Clinton said from the stage, “are the world’s most untapped resource.”

And this sweet tweet from Hillary ….


Great to meet the strong & brave young women from , who refuse to let their voices be silenced in .

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On Thursday, April 3, Hillary will team up once again with Christine Lagarde for a conversation moderated by Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times.   The event is part of the opening day of the  5th Women in the World Summit and will take place at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater.

State Dept. Launches Women In Public Service Initiative


Two of the most powerful women in the world discuss the global political and economic crisis of our time- from the sparks of the Cold War reignited in the Ukraine to the deep divides cleaving the Middle East.

The Hon. Hillary Rodham ClintonFormer Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

MODERATED BYThomas L. Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times

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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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As the Spring bulbs were shooting up, Hillary also began, slowly, to emerge and find her way back into the spotlight.  Her first public appearance was at Vital Voices, where she speaks every year.  This time she appeared with Vice President Biden raising a flurry of comments about 2016.

On the 4th she joined Bill and Chelsea for a SeriousFun Children’s Network event honoring Liz Robbins at Chelsea Piers.   The next evening, she spoke at the Women in the World Conference.

Also on the the she accepted membership on the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s National Advisory Board.

On the 8th came the news that what had formerly been the William J. Clinton Foundation had been renamed for all three Clintons.

Speaking engagements were being announced and supporters and fans anticipated public appearances near their hometowns.

Margaret Thatcher passed away, and although invited, the Clintons did not attend.

She appeared at the Global Fund for Women Gala on the 18th and offered remarks on the bombing at the Boston Marathon.


On the 22rd Hillary and Bill Clinton were at Lincoln Center in New York to see longtime friend and supporter, Barbra Streisand receive an award.


In Dallas at her first paid speaking engagement, she dodged “that question.”

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The next day she shared the stage with the other living FLOTUSes and POTUSes for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

As April waned rallies were being held outside venues where Hillary, in one case even Bill, was appearing and a biopic was being planned.

No longer having access to an official public schedule, I began keeping track of her public appearances on my own.  Assuredly, I did not catch every single one, but here is the calendar I kept for April.


Washington DC

Kennedy Center

Vital Voices


New York NY

Lincoln Center

Women in the World Summit


New York NY

Global Fund for Women Gala


Dallas TX

Four Seasons Resort & Club

2013 NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting


Dallas TX

G.W. Bush Library

Library Dedication

Archives for April 2013 can be accessed here.

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