Happy New Year!

131213181355-cupp-hillary-clinton-bankers-story-topHappy New Year and welcome to the updated Hillary Clinton Speeches!

It appears that 2015 is going to be an important year for Hillary Rodham Clinton and her supporters. With a 2016 presidential run announcement expected early in the year, everyone will be watching Clinton’s scheduled speeches in early 2015.

While everyone seems to be looking forward to 2015, 2014 was a very important year for Clinton. She returned to the political spectrum during the 2014 mid-term elections. While the Democrats had a rough year, Clinton was out in the field supporting Democratic candidates and making speeches that sounded more political in nature.

Another major story from 2014 was the release of Clinton’s memoir, Hard Choices. Released in June, the book quickly made the New York Times Bestsellers list. The book picked up where her first memoir, Living History, left off and primarily focused on her years as Secretary of State. Along with the release of Hard Choices, Clinton completed a book tour which included 47 appearances on television and in local bookstores.

The final story of the year was Clinton’s speech blitz. Over the course of 2014, Clinton delivered speeches for church groups, business organizations, colleges, and more from coast to coast, plus in the United States and Canada. This year, she made a total of 102 speeches and appearances (that were open to the public and not counting appearances for Hard Choices), and you can see an outline of the speeches on our 2014 page.

Finally, I want to thank everyone for reading the site and following along as Clinton, possibly, embarks on the next chapter of her political career. This year, Hillary Clinton Speeches recorded over 20,000 views, and the stats continue to grow. Thank you for following the site in 2014, and we will keep reporting into 2015 and beyond!

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Clinton Releases Cuba Statement

Hillary Rodham ClintonToday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States and Cuba would begin to exchange in normal diplomatic relations and that he would push for further reform of the US-Cuba policy. With the news came the release of prisoners in Cuba and the return of prisoners to Cuba. This included the release of Alan Gross, who had been imprisoned for five years.

While this move has been met with with some criticism, it is something that Hillary Rodham Clinton has called for. In her book, Hard Choices, Clinton called for an updated strategy in regard to Cuba. She released a statement tonight supporting this move stating:

“I am deeply relieved by Alan Gross’s safe return to the United States, and I support President Obama’s decision to change course on Cuba policy, while keeping the focus on our principal objective — supporting the aspirations of the Cuban people for freedom. It is great news that Alan is finally home with his family, where he belongs.

As secretary of state, I pushed for his release, stayed in touch with Alan’s wife, Judy, and their daughters, and called for a new direction in Cuba. Despite good intentions, our decades-long policy of isolation has only strengthened the Castro regime’s grip on power.

As I have said, the best way to bring change to Cuba is to expose its people to the values, information, and material comforts of the outside world. The goal of increased U.S. engagement in the days and years ahead should be to encourage real and lasting reforms for the Cuban people. And the other nations of the Americas should join us in this effort.”

News and Image Source: Politico

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted an award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Her acceptance speech touched on the recent police killings, but the focus of her speech was on the Senate’s torture report and the CIA. She denounced the use of torture saying, “Today we can say again in a loud and clear voice, the United States should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world.”

Video Source: YouTube

New Source: ABC News

Data 2X Announcement

Monday, December 15, 2014

GTY 460497958 A CEL POL TIO USA NYHillary Rodham Clinton, along with the Bloomberg Foundation, spoke on behalf of Data 2X, a effort run by the United Nations Foundation. The group’s goal is to fill in the gaps related to available data about women’s issues in the developing world. Data 2X was launched by Clinton when she was Secretary of State, but today’s announcement was adding the partnership of the Clinton Foundation and Bloomberg Foundation. At the event, Clinton said that data is important because it clearly demonstrates failures and progress. She also spoke about how she has been treated at times when discussing women’s issues with US and foreign officials. She said, “You could just see the wheels turning: ‘Oh right, I knew she was going to raise women and girls. I will just smile, it will pass, and then we will talk about really important things.’”

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

News and Image Source: USA Today

Meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Monday, December 8, 2014

PX1197762453600710_3132009bHillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today as a part of their short visit to the United States. They met at a reception held at the official residence of the British Consul General, Danny Lopez. A number of wildlife charities were represented at the reception which was co-hosted by the Duke and Duchess’s Royal Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. Clinton (who recently became a grandmother) and the Duchess (who is five months pregnant) briefly spoke about the importance of child development. The Duke gave a brief speech about the black market for animal hides and ivory saying, “It’s easy to blame others for the problem – demand in South East Asia, not enough protection on the ground, and so on. But, if I may say, we could start with looking closer to home. Our own nations still have thriving black markets in these products, and we have to raise the game at home as well as abroad.”

News and Photo Source: The Telegraph

Saban Forum at the Brookings Institute

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton made was the features speaker at the Saban Forum at the Brookings Institute. Clinton spoke at length about the relationship between the United States and Israel saying, “forget about the press coverage and look at the close cooperation and what this administration has done with respect to Israel’s security.”

In addition, Clinton spoke about the negotiations between the United States and Iran saying that no deal was better than a bad deal. Iran and the US are working on a deal for Iran’s development of nuclear technology. A video from the full event is included above.

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: Jerusalem Post

10th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women

Thursday, December 4, 2014

-1c6843da61c5505eHillary Rodham Clinton took part in the 10th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women. As the keynote speaker for the luncheon, she spoke about a variety topics and praised voters for requiring employers to offer paid sick leave. Clinton also briefly spoke about the issues of race and justice in wake of the decisions in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. Clinton spoke primarily about the advancement of women saying, “Too many women here and around the world still face ceilings that hold them down, that make it harder for them to pursue their own God-given potential.”

A video for this event is not currently available and one will be posted when/if available.

News and Image Source: MassLive