Clinton touts 'indispensable' America in memoir excerpts
May 27th, 2014
08:59 AM ET
2 months ago

Clinton touts 'indispensable' America in memoir excerpts

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton reflects on her long life in politics and her "unexpected" partnership with President Barack Obama in excerpts released Tuesday of her upcoming memoir.

In Clinton's "Hard Choices" – which is due out on June 10 – the former secretary of state writes that when making decisions during her life she "listened to both my heart and my head."

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Man strips naked in front of White House
May 23rd, 2014
04:10 PM ET
2 months ago

Man strips naked in front of White House

Washington (CNN) - A man stripped down naked in front of the White House on Friday and, according to United States Secret Service, assaulted an officer who attempted to subdue him.

"Michel Bechard approached uniformed division officers at the White House and he proceeded to get fully undressed," George Ogilvie, spokesman for the Secret Service told CNN. "As uniformed division officers attempted to subdue him, he assaulted a uniform division officer and he was taken into custody."

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Hillary Clinton to stop in Austin, San Francisco for book tour
May 20th, 2014
08:14 PM ET
2 months ago

Hillary Clinton to stop in Austin, San Francisco for book tour

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton's book tour is starting to take shape.

The former secretary of state has added two speaking engagements to her schedule centered around "Hard Choices," her upcoming memoir due out June 10.

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Channeling party's left, Clinton bashes Bush, defends husband
May 16th, 2014
02:31 PM ET
2 months ago

Channeling party's left, Clinton bashes Bush, defends husband

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton offered a strong defense of her husband's presidency on Friday as both Democrats and Republicans have started to link the former first lady to the economic policies of the 1990s.

Clinton's comments were more political than historical, and she offered a tough critique of former President George W. Bush as someone focused solely on tax cuts for the rich.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • George W. Bush • Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton walks tightrope on Iran, defends State record
May 14th, 2014
12:26 PM ET
2 months ago

Hillary Clinton walks tightrope on Iran, defends State record

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton's speech on Wednesday to the American Jewish Committee was a tightrope act where the former first lady offered a vocal defense of her dealings with Iran as secretary of state while also expressing skepticism about current negotiations on the country's nuclear program.

One the one hand, Clinton used her remarks to defend her overall record as secretary of state. She called the process of "making policies at the highest levels" a "balancing act with an endless set of tough calls" where "there are always choices we later regret, consequences we do not see, alternative paths we wish we had taken."

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iran • State Department
In memoir excerpts, Clinton honors her mom
May 11th, 2014
09:56 AM ET
2 months ago

In memoir excerpts, Clinton honors her mom

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton honored her late mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham, as her life's biggest influence in excerpts from her upcoming memoir, "Hard Choices," released Sunday by Vogue magazine.

Clinton, whose first grandchild is expected this year, said that as she approaches that stage in life, she has found herself "thinking a lot about my relationship with my own mom, as an adult as well as in childhood, and what lessons I learned from her." Chelsea Clinton, Bill and Hillary Clinton's only daughter, is due to give birth this fall.

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Rahm Emanuel backs Hillary Clinton for president
May 9th, 2014
10:24 AM ET
2 months ago

Rahm Emanuel backs Hillary Clinton for president

Washington (CNN) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his support for Hillary Clinton official on Friday, announcing through a pro-Clinton super PAC that he supports the former secretary of state for president, if she runs.

The former political adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama said he has seen Clinton's work firsthand and encouraged her to seek the office.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rahm Emanuel • Ready for Hillary
Hillary Clinton faults Nigerian government's handling of search for kidnapped girls
May 7th, 2014
05:59 PM ET
3 months ago

Hillary Clinton faults Nigerian government's handling of search for kidnapped girls

New York (CNN) - The Nigerian government has been "somewhat derelict" in protecting their children, Hillary Clinton said Wednesday as international attention focused on schoolgirls kidnapped by a militant group.

"The seizure of these young women by this radical, extremist group, Boko Haram is abominable, it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism and it really merits the fullest response possible, first and foremost from the government of Nigeria," Clinton said, later adding that "the government of Nigeria has been in my view somewhat derelict in its responsibility toward protecting boy and girls, men and women in northern Nigeria over the last years."

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Hillary Clinton: No reason for new Benghazi committee, but GOP ‘calls the shots’ in the House
May 7th, 2014
05:34 PM ET
3 months ago

Hillary Clinton: No reason for new Benghazi committee, but GOP ‘calls the shots’ in the House

Updated 6:47 p.m. ET, 5/7/2014

New York (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she is "absolutely" satisfied with what she knows about the Benghazi terror attack, and cast doubt on the intentions of House Republicans spearheading a select committee to investigate it.

"I mean of course there are a lot of reasons why, despite all of the hearings, all of the information that’s been provided, some choose not to be satisfied and choose to continue to move forward," Clinton said in an appearance in New York.

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Hillary Clinton: U.S. needs to 'rein in' proliferation of guns
May 6th, 2014
12:38 PM ET
3 months ago

Hillary Clinton: U.S. needs to 'rein in' proliferation of guns

Updated 2:06 p.m. ET, 5/6/2014

National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) – Hillary Clinton told an audience of mental health professionals on Tuesday that the United States needs to rein in its gun culture or risk a world where insignificant disagreements could lead to shootings.

Asked about the mental health aspects of guns, Clinton said "I think we've got to rein in what has become a almost article faith that anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime. I don't believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people."

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Filed under: 2016 • Gun control • Health care • Healthcare • Hillary Clinton • Obamacare
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