Liberated Hillary Clinton takes sigh of relief after first leg of book tour blitz
June 13th, 2014
10:01 PM ET
1 month ago

Liberated Hillary Clinton takes sigh of relief after first leg of book tour blitz

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton has had an up and down week since her memoir "Hard Choices" hit bookshelves Tuesday. She's been personally called out, her words have been dissected and she has been criticized for what is - and is not - in the book.

But on Friday, sitting across from a close friend and longtime aide, Clinton told an audience of 1,500 people in Washington, that the process "feels a little bit liberating, to be honest."

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June 12th, 2014
03:58 PM ET
2 months ago

Clinton defends change in same-sex marriage position

Washington (CNN) – During a testy interview with NPR on Thursday, Hillary Clinton stood behind her role as secretary of state and her upbringing as a way to defend the fact that she was not publicly supportive of same-sex marriage until 2013.

NPR's Terry Gross pressed Clinton about her decision to come out in favor of marriage equality, leading the former secretary of state to give some of her fullest comments on the subject since she announced her support just weeks after she left the State Department in 2013.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • NPR • Same-sex marriage
June 11th, 2014
05:19 PM ET
2 months ago

Senator Abraham Lincoln? Clinton misidentifies the former president

Chicago (CNN) - Abraham Lincoln rose to national prominence in the mid-1800s as a House member from Illinois, a state now affectionately known as the Land of Lincoln, and later as an iconic U.S. president.

But during a speech in Chicago on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton – who was born in Illinois – misidentified the state's most famous politician as a senator, not a congressman.

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In her element, Clinton cleans up some rollout missteps
June 11th, 2014
01:13 PM ET
2 months ago

In her element, Clinton cleans up some rollout missteps

Hillary Clinton will discuss her memoir "Hard Choices" in a town hall meeting at the Newseum in Washington at 5 p.m. ET on June 17. The former secretary of state, senator and first lady will take questions from moderator Christiane Amanpour, CNN's Chief International Correspondent, and members of the audience. The town hall will be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Espanol.

Chicago (CNN) – In front of a supportive audience on Wednesday morning, Hillary Clinton took the opportunity to clean up a few missteps she made earlier in her much watched book roll out.

The "Hard Choices" tour sputtered at the start when she told ABC during her first interview that she and Bill Clinton were "dead broke" and in debt when they left the White House in early 2001. What Clinton left out was that her family had a massive book advance in the works, a sizable government pension, and the prospect of making millions on the speaking circuit.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rahm Emanuel
Clinton blasts opponents of immigration reform
June 10th, 2014
08:23 PM ET
2 months ago

Clinton blasts opponents of immigration reform

Chicago (CNN) - Hillary Clinton took a break from her frenetic book tour on Tuesday and blasted people who opposed immigration reform during a speech to two food producing trade organizations in Chicago.

The speech to the United Fresh Produce Association and the Food Marketing Institute was dramatically different than Clinton's earlier book signing in New York City. At a Manhattan Barnes & Noble earlier in the day, Clinton was flanked by devotees who waited overnight for her to sign her new book. In Chicago, Clinton was met with a less enthusiastic crowd of mostly food company employees and representatives, some of whom left before he speech was over.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Immigration
June 9th, 2014
08:41 AM ET
2 months ago

Highlighting family's post-WH debt, Clinton defends paid speeches

Updated 1:00 p.m. ET, 6/9/2014

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended the fact she's reportedly made $5 million in speaking fees since leaving the State Department in early 2013 by arguing that her family "came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt."

Clinton, pressed by ABC's Diane Sawyer in a clip of a larger interview that will air Monday night, added that her family had "no money" when they left the White House and "struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education."

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How national Republicans plan to talk about Hillary Clinton's book
June 9th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 months ago

How national Republicans plan to talk about Hillary Clinton's book

Washington (CNN) - No eye-catching achievement at State. No signature doctrine. No strategy.

Those are just some of the buzzwords and phrases national Republicans are going to be using when describing Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be-out memoir "Hard Choices" and her time as America's top diplomat.

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Hillary Clinton on releasing medical records: 'I would do what other candidates have done'
June 6th, 2014
07:55 PM ET
2 months ago

Hillary Clinton on releasing medical records: 'I would do what other candidates have done'

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has been dogged by Republican questions about her health and age as she mulls a run at the presidency in 2016, told ABC in an interview on Friday that her health is "very good."

Clinton added that she had "no lingering effects" from a late-2012 health scare in which she suffered a blood clot as the result of a fall. Karl Rove, the well-known Republican strategist, questioned whether Clinton was healthy enough to run for president, something the former first lady is admittedly considering.

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June 4th, 2014
08:00 AM ET
2 months ago

Clinton talks 2016 aspirations, Monica Lewinsky in People Magazine interview

Washington (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told People Magazine in an interview published Wednesday that she believes the United States "certainly" needs "to break down that highest, hardest glass ceiling" of electing a woman president.

In a wide-ranging interview with the magazine, Clinton talks about health, her thoughts on running for president and, for the first time in years, her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky, a Clinton White House intern.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • White House
June 3rd, 2014
09:15 AM ET
2 months ago

Hillary Clinton to take part in live CNN town hall

Washington (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  will take part in a live town hall meeting that will be moderated by CNN's Christiane Amanpour later this month.

The June 17 event will take place at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and it will be the only network televised town hall that the former secretary of state participates in during the closely watched rollout of her new memoir, "Hard Choices."

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