Hillary Clinton to dip her toe into domestic politics
September 23rd, 2013
06:17 PM ET
10 months ago

Hillary Clinton to dip her toe into domestic politics

Washington (CNN) – Expect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make a previously unannounced appearance to talk health care reform when President Obama and former President Bill Clinton discuss the issue at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday night, according to two Democrats aware planning for the event.

Health care was her signature policy issue as first lady, but as secretary of state she avoided domestic politics. This week will see her address issues closer to home in her new role as one of the nation's most public private citizens and as a possible 2016 candidate in waiting.

The health care appearance is one in a series of events the former secretary of state will participate in during her four days attending CGI's annual gathering in New York City this week.

Wednesday she will be in the same room as potential 2016 rival and good friend, Vice President Joe Biden. That night she'll speak at a CGI Awards ceremony where the vice president is delivering an award to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to a White House official.

In addition she's joining a panel moderated by CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta with Melinda Gates and Queen Rania of Jordan. Then she'll announce several commitments related to women and girls. According to the sources, she'll unveil a commitment on wildlife conservation to save Africa's elephants. And she'll also announce support for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves - an effort she championed at the State Department.

CGI falls the same week as the UN General Assembly and as secretary of state she used to spend these weeks across town at the UN, making a brief policy address to her husband's gathering. This week she'll also be a full participant at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.


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  1. Wake up People!

    As she should. As I recall she was very passionate about health care reform.

    September 23, 2013 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  2. nuclear mike

    Just remember what happened when we had a Father & Son as Presidents...we do not need a Husband & Wife as Presidents as the results would be even more devastating for the Country.
    ...and she would be 70+years old and she is already very ill from the many episodes she has already experienced of her failing health.
    ...not counting her many mistakes that resulted in death among the Diplomatic Corp abroad...
    So who wants to see Hillary & Bill fighting in the White HOuse again? Not me!!!

    September 23, 2013 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  3. A Kickin' Donkey

    If she's smart she will have a policy & political plan to win New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Montana & Missouri. If she does this, it GUARANTEES that Republicans can not beat her. TYhe question is, does she have it in her?

    September 23, 2013 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  4. freedom

    There is nothing to respect about this woman. And as time has gone on, she's gotten worse. The callous "what difference does it make!!" figuratively, and literally, put the nail in the coffin.

    September 24, 2013 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  5. Richard Long

    All this press and she is still pulling this,"I didn't say in running, but I didn't say I'm not" shenanigans.
    A. Makes Obama look weaker and more of a fool as everyone is just waiting for him to leave.
    B. Hillary is looking just as disingenuous as she really is
    C. The 2016 presidential campaign will be dragged our for years... Beat the dead horse. Resurrect the dead horse to beat it dead again, wait until it comes back in it's next life/incarnation and beat it again and then beat on it when it is a zombie horse.
    D. With an extended campaign, the "winner" will spend 2/3rds of their presidential term going to fundraisers to pay off their campaign debt, just like Obama does all the time.

    September 24, 2013 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  6. Amesbury

    Liberal policies and the media have done quite enough damage to America. Clinton would only be the nail in the coffin.

    September 24, 2013 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  7. Monomachos

    Maybe Bill will tell her what to say.

    September 24, 2013 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  8. BK Moore

    "Dip her toe"? How about she gets a broom and shoos John Boehner out of DC? Then maybe she can chase Pailn and McCain down the road too.

    September 24, 2013 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  9. Neutral Observer

    To run Hillary as a candidate, there are oh so many things that CNN and other media outlets would have to out right ignore completely further throwing them out of any bounds of respective journalism. Let's see what we can come up with really quite, not even taking a long time to think about it I can recall: White Water, Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Shady high risk investments, dodging sniper fire, Libya, Egypt, her speech on how its not unpatriotic to be against the president (who was then bush) where she had the most unattractive blaring howl that would make even the crypt keeper cringe, fbi files all over the place, and vince foster. There's nine without even trying. Do you really think she is a good choice, anybody?

    September 24, 2013 06:20 am at 6:20 am |