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
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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?
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will return to work on Monday after a month-long absence caused by a series of health scares, including a blood clot in her head, the State Department said. Clinton has been sidelined for four weeks, since she was taken ill on her return from a trip to Europe on December 7, and briefly hospitalized for a few days in New York last week. But the State Department's schedule for the week ahead released late Sunday revealed the top diplomat will meet at 9:15 am (1415 GMT) on Monday with her assistant secretaries in Washington. The talks will be closed to the press. A series of other meetings is planned through the week, including talks at the White House on Tuesday with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, which will also most likely not be open to TV cameras. The high point of the week is set to be Thursday, when Clinton will host visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the State Department and … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton to be back at work Monday
Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the 2008 U.S. presidential race on Saturday with a swipe at President George W. Bush as she capped years of speculation about her White House ambitions. In a message on her Web site, the former first lady, who aims to become the first woman elected U.S. president, wrote: "I'm in. And I'm in to win." The second-term U.S. senator from New York is seen as the front-runner among five Democratic hopefuls, including Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who is expected to be her main competitor within the party and whose bid could make him the first black president. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee, is another candidate. Taking the first step toward becoming a candidate for her party's nomination, Clinton announced plans for a presidential exploratory committee, which allows her to raise money and hire staff. Also on Saturday, Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, a favorite of religious and social … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton joins 2008 presidential race