August 3rd, 2009 admin
I’m only slightly humored that it is requiring a Clinton in North Korea. Looks like Bill might get Ling and the other reporter out of North Korea. Apparently, this was a hush-hush trip he was taking. Hope they treat him better than they did Hillary when she was there! That was just bad.
February 16th, 2009 admin
Well, Hillary is off! She is off to make her first international appearance as Secretary of State. Where is she going? She is going to Asia. Word is that she lands in Tokyo. Here’s hoping she makes some waves over there!
January 21st, 2009 admin
This afternoon was the vote for the confirmation of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. The final vote was 94-2 in favor of Hillary.
Immediately after the vote, Clinton was to be sworn in during a private ceremony at the Capitol.
South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint and Louisiana Republican David Vitter were the two ‘no’ votes.
January 13th, 2009 admin
Well, today marked the start of Hillary Clinton’s confirmation hearing. It is for her nomination to the position of Secretary of State. It seems that most of the questions were about Bill’s fundraising for his organizations. She fielded a lot of those types of questions. She also told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she aims to “renew America’s leadership” in a world that has undergone an “extraordinary transformation” since the end of the Cold War and is now facing “great peril.”
January 7th, 2009 admin
With Barack Obama set to move into the White House this month, there is no shortage of books about him. In fact, there are loads of them! There are even some out there on Michelle Obama. Here is a sample of what you can find on Michelle Obama. And I’m sure we will see more of these types of titles!
Michelle Obama: In Her Own Words
Michelle Obama: An American Story
Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady
Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope
Michelle Obama Fashion Book
January 5th, 2009 admin
Looks like current First Lady Laura Bush has gotten herself a book deal. Scribner is who will be publishing the book. They are an imprint of Simon & Schuster publishing.
The price of the deal has not been leaked to the press yet. So no one knows how much she is making as an advance for the book deal. The estimated the price for Mrs. Bush’s memoir is at $3.5 million to $5 million.
The book is described by Laura Bush to cover “events and people I’veÂ met in my life, particularly during my years in the White House.”
Don’t get too excited about reading it though. It is not expected to be published until sometime in 2010.
December 19th, 2008 admin
There has been a lot of speculation about Hillary Clinton’s senate seat. Lots of names have been tossed out there. Seems that Caroline Kennedy wants Hillary’s senate seat. And she wants it bad. But the gov. of New York does not seem to favor her. And some are saying that she has not earned it. While others are saying that the Kennedy name entitles her to it. Wonder where this will end? A person that turned their back on Hillary wants her senate seat? Hrm.
December 2nd, 2008 admin
As you know, Hillary Clinton was nominated for the Secretary of State position yesterday.
Hillary gave the following remarks yesterday morning at a press conference announcing her nomination to be Secretary of State.
Mr. President-Elect, thank you for this honor. If confirmed, I will give this assignment, your administration and our country my all.
I also want to thank my fellow New Yorkers, who have for eight years given me the joy of a job I love, with the opportunity to work on issues I care about deeply, in a state that I cherish. And you’ve also helped prepare me well for this new role. After all, New Yorkers aren’t afraid to speak their minds, and do so in every language.
Leaving the Senate is very difficult for me, but during the last few weeks, I thought often of our troops, serving bravely under difficult circumstances in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. I thought of those other Americans in our Foreign and Civil Services, working hard to promote and protect our interests around the world. And I thought of the daunting tasks ahead for our country: an economy that is reeling, a climate that is warming, and, as we saw with the horrible events in Mumbai, threats that are relentless.
The fate of our nation and the future of our children will be forged in the crucible of these global challenges. America cannot solve these crises without the world, and the world cannot solve them without America. By electing Barack Obama our next president, the American people have demanded not just a new direction at home but a new effort to renew America’s standing in the world as a force for positive change.
We know our security, our values, and our interests cannot be protected and advanced by force alone, nor, indeed, by Americans alone. We must pursue vigorous diplomacy using all the tools we can muster to build a future with more partners and fewer adversaries, more opportunities and fewer dangers, for all who seek freedom, peace and prosperity.
America is a place founded on the idea that everyone should have the right to live up to his or her God-given potential, and it is that same ideal that must guide America’s purpose in the world today. And while we are determined to defend our freedoms and liberties at all costs, we also reach out to the world again, seeking common cause and higher ground.
And so I believe the best way to continue serving my country is to join President-elect Obama, Vice President-elect Biden, the leaders here and the dedicated public servants of the State Department on behalf of our nation at this defining moment.
President Kennedy once said that engaging the world to meet the threats we face was the greatest adventure of our century.
Well, Mr. President-elect, I am proud to join you on what will be a difficult and exciting adventure in this new century. And may God bless you and all who serve with you and our great country.
December 1st, 2008 admin
On my way to work this morning I was listening to NPR. They had live coverage of the press conference in Chicago that Obama was doing. It was the press conference where he announced Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. He got a lot of questions about her appointment based on his comments during the primary. The press wanted to know why he repeatedly attacked her foreign policy experience during the primary but now was giving her this job. He never really answered the question. And without saying it in so many words, he admitted that his jabs during the primaries were just rheotoric.
November 21st, 2008 admin
Well, Yahoo is reporting it as official breaking news. Hillary Clinton has accepted Barack Obama’s offer of Secretary of State. This means that she will have to give up her senate seat. Is this a good move or no? Some are saying it is not so good as he can fire her and she will be left with nothing. However, this role would make her the top U.S. diploma. Regardless, I’m glad she’ll be around to keep an eye on him.