Hard Choices Paperback Release Date

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 8.43.15 PMHillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir, Hard Choices, will be released in paperback on April 28. The paperback has a new cover featuring a tighter, color image of Clinton. You can pre-order the paperback from Amazon by clicking here.

Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hillary_Clinton2403_620_413_100In her last scheduled appearance of 2015, and leading up to her probable presidential run, Hillary Rodham Clinton presented the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting to Washington Post reporter Dan Balz. In her brief remarks, Clinton praised Balz and praised the namesake of the award, Robin Toner. Toner was the first female national political reporter for the New York Times. Clinton joked about her pas relationship with press, but she knows that she will need them on her side when she announces her campaign. She described her relationship with the media as “complicated” at times, but she said, “Those of us on the other side are not always going to be happy about whatever it is you do, but we do understand in our more rational moments that is your job. And we and our democracy depend on you.”

A video from the event will be posted when/if available.

News Source: Capital New York

Center for American Progress

Monday, March 23, 2015

85Hillary Rodham Clinton took part in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the America Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The event focused on issues in urban areas, and she discussed the benefits of creating partnerships between the public and private sectors to provide solutions for urban issues. Clinton focused largely on income inequality and wage stagnation and how the two are related. Clinton said, “We need to think hard about what we’re going to do now that people are moving back into and staying in cities to make sure that our cities are not just places of economic prosperity and job creation on average. But do it in a way that lifts everybody up to deal with the overriding issues of inequality and lack of mobility.”

The roundtable also included CAP President Neera Tanden, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, and AFSCME President Lee Saunders.

A video from the event is available by CLICKING HERE. While the whole conversation is important, Clinton begins speaking at 5:40 and speaks for a second time beginning at 47:30. Her final remarks begin at 58:20.

Video Source: CSPAN

New Source: US News and World Report

American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ap_clinton_lb_150319_16x9_992Hillary Rodham Clinton gave would could be her final speech for awhile as she is expected announce her presidential campaign in a few weeks. Speaking for the American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey, Clinton said that she thinks that America has a “fun deficit” and joked that she thinks there should be camps for adults. She recalled events from her past and spent some time talking about her future. She hinted that her future could include reaching across party lines to come to compromise. She criticized the current political environment saying, “If you don’t build relationships with people and all you do is show up to argue or show up to point fingers, you can’t get anything done.”

A video from the event will be posted when/if available.

News Source: Bloomberg

Image Source: ABC News

Hillary Clinton Gets Political on Twitter

Hillary Rodham Clinton took to Twitter today to voice her concerns about the Republican budget introduced in the House of Representatives which cut funds for the Affordable Care Act and Pell Grants. Yesterday, she blasted Senate Republicans for failing to pass the Human Trafficking bill and holding up the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. The Tweets came a week after she publicly criticized 47 Republican lawmakers for sending a letter to Iran in attempts to block any possible nuclear deal between Iran and the United States.

As she is expected to announce her 2016 presidential in a few weeks, Clinton is becoming more and more political in her statements and on Twitter. Her Tweets from yesterday and today are below:

Irish American Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Monday, March 16, 2015

rs_1024x759-150316162316-1024.Hillary-Clinton-Irish-Hall-of-Fame.ms.031615UPDATE: A video of the event is available by CLICKING HERE. Clinton begins speaking at 1:03:30.

Hillary Rodham Clinton was inducted in to the Irish American Hall of Fame this afternoon at a ceremony in New York. In a brief speech, Clinton recalled President Bill Clinton’s work to improve US relations with Ireland during his presidency, and she recalled how, in 1994, he granted a visa to Irish nationalist Gerry Adams. The decision was controversial at the time, and Clinton said that “Absent that first step, that first risk, we might not have had the momentum to move forward and get to the Good Friday accords and all that has followed.”

Video Source: MSNBC

News Source: Time

Image Source: E!

eBay’s Woman’s Summit

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

555557_630x354Hillary Rodham Clinton made a surprise appearance at the eBay Women’s Summit held in San Jose. Clinton spoke about a wide variety of topics, but diversity in the business world was her focus. She has been vocal about the lack of women leadership in Silicon Valley, but in more recent speeches, she has applauded the tech companies for being more open to women in their leadership. “If we apply Silicon Valley’s successful approach to the issues of gender and inequality, I’m sure we can make progress,” Clinton Said.

A video from the event will be posted when/if available.

News Source: USA Today

Image Source: ABC News