Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally entered the 2016 race for the White House in a bid to become the first woman US president. She launched her campaign website on Sunday, telling Americans she wanted to be their "champion". Mrs Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 but lost to Barack Obama. The overwhelming Democratic favourite, she had been expected to declare her candidacy for months. In a video on her website, Mrs Clinton declared: "I am running for president". "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times," she said, "but the deck is still stacked in favour of those at the top. "Everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion," she added. The video features a number of Americans talking about their hopes and aspirations. It ends with Mrs Clinton saying: "So I'm hitting the road to earn your vote because it's your time and I hope you'll join me on this journey". Mrs Clinton's team said … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton declares 2016 Democratic presidential bid
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SANTA CLARA, Ca., Feb 24 – Hillary Clinton lamented the pay gap between men and women to a crowd of female technology executives on Tuesday, in a speech that showed she may make gender inequality a main theme in her likely 2016 presidential bid. It was the first of three speeches the former U.S. secretary of state plans to give to predominantly female audiences in the coming weeks, ahead of her presumed but officially undeclared second attempt to run for president. She is the favorite to win the Democratic nomination by a large margin. With repeated references to breaking "glass ceilings", Clinton noted that less than a quarter of software developers are women, and partly blamed technology companies for fostering a loutish culture. "It's been almost a Wild West environment," she said of Silicon Valley's boom in recent decades. "I think a lot of women find that distasteful, to be in a situation sort of resembling a locker-room." She was warmly received by thousands of … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton highlights gender pay gap ahead of likely presidential bid
U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at the Senate Democratic weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington July 14, 2015. For the United States, the nuclear deal struck with Iran holds both promise and peril. The same can be said for Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race. Clinton embraced the deal on Tuesday in remarks on Capitol Hill. She had little choice. By her own admission, she was a driver of the talks that resulted in the historic accord, telling reporters she was "part of building the coalition that brought us to this point" while praising the agreement as "an important step that puts the lid on Iran’s nuclear programs." At the same time, Clinton emphasized that rigorous policing of the deal, including unfettered access to key Iranian nuclear sites, would be critical to its success. If elected president next year, she would be "absolutely devoted to ensuring that agreement is followed." While … [Read more...] about Iran deal holds both promise and peril for Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton has given no indication she wants to run for president in 2016 -- except for a rising flood of public appearances, the emergence of a supporters' website, and now a book outlining her views on the world. No title was announced, nor were details revealed of how much former president Bill Clinton's wife is being paid. But the scope of the tome speaks volumes about Hillary Clinton's stature since stepping down as secretary of state. "This will be the ultimate book for people who are interested in world affairs and America's place in the world today," said Jonathan Karp, publisher of Simon & Schuster Publishing Group, and who is set to edit the work himself. Topics covered will include the killing of Osama bin Laden, the US pullouts from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring revolts, and the rise of China. Broad issues including the role of women and girls, climate change, and human rights will also be addressed. "And she will share her views as to what it … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton’s not running, but the bandwagon is
In a matter of days, Hillary Clinton will leave the State Department behind and become a private citizen for the first time in 34 years. But her next big decision will be a very public one: whether to run for U.S. president in 2016. Many factors would weigh in her favor should she decide to run. She leaves her Secretary of State job as the most popular member of Obama's Cabinet and the country's most admired woman - rated far ahead of even first lady Michelle Obama, according to a Gallup poll of Americans. Plus, her party wants her. A Public Policy Polling survey found that 57 percent of Democrats would like her to run, compared to just 16 percent for another potential candidate, Vice President Joe Biden. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has made no secret that he would love for her to seek the White House. And yet Secretary Clinton seems to harbor doubts. She is recovering from a blood clot near her brain that befell her at the end of 2012. She will be 69 … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton leaving world stage, but for how long?