On Friday, Hillary Clinton received an honorary degree and spoke during the commencement ceremony of Medgar Evers College. Clinton acknowledged the college’s diverse student body during her speech and urged everyone to fight for voting rights and civil rights. Clinton focused on encouraging the graduates to fight for their rights and the rights of others as they venture into the world. She said, “Never let anyone silence your voices. Make your voices heard every single day. And when they even try to dismiss your lived experiences, maybe they’ll call it ‘identity politics,’ stand up and say your identity is as important and valuable as the identity of anybody else who lives in the United States of America.” A clip of Clinton’s speech is below, and a full video will be posted when/if available.
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News Source: Brooklyn Reporter, The New York Times
Update (9/12/2016): Hillary Clinton tweeted today that she is feeling better and anxious to return to the campaign trail.
This morning, Hillary Clinton attended a ceremony honoring the survivors and victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. Clinton attended the event for about an hour an half before she left. She was seen stumbling as she got into a van provided by her security detail. Clinton’s campaign told members of the press that she left because she was feeling “overheated” and was taken to Chelsea Clinton’s apartment. She was seen leaving the apartment and returned to her back to her home where she was evaluated by her physician, Dr. Lisa R. Bardack. Dr. Bardack then released the following statement:
“Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related on allergies. On Friday, during a follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was put on antibiotic, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”
Obviously the headline is that Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, but the campaign only announced the diagnosis after this morning’s episode. Clinton and her campaign have been criticized for their lack of transparency, and Clinton’s health has been questioned. While the events of the day do nothing to help either case, we wish Clinton a speedy recovery. She is scheduled to campaign on the west coast this week.
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News Source: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico
Monday, March 16, 2015
UPDATE: 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
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