Tales from the Trail

Clinton sees diplomats of the future in cargo pants as well as pinstripes

October 26, 2010

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Congress to finance a major new U.S. push on overseas development aid, arguing that only by building up a global middle class will the United States increase its own national security.

Clinton to gay youth: “hang in there”

October 20, 2010

Hillary Clinton has joined a growing list of celebrities and politicians reaching out to gay, lesbian and transgender youth following a rash of suicides prompted by bullying. USA/

Hillary Clinton stops to see Bill’s statue in Kosovo

October 13, 2010

Hillary Clinton stopped on Bill Clinton Boulevard to view one of Kosovo’s main attractions: the Bill Clinton Statue.

I’m not forcing Bill to eat tofu and I don’t want to be VP- Hillary

October 6, 2010

Is  she forcing her husband to eat tofu? No.

Did Bill cry at the wedding? Not really.

Does she want to be vice president? Absolutely not.

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton graciously handled softball questions about her husband’s diet and her daughter’s wedding at Fortune magazine’s  “Most Powerful Women” conference — before moving on to quash persistent rumors that she  might be interested in the vice presidential slot in a second-term Obama administration.

White House Intrigue: Could Hillary Replace Joe?

October 6, 2010

OBAMA/Could Hillary replace Joe as Barack’s main squeeze in 2012? That’s the juicy bit of palace intrigue enlivening today’s U.S. political melodrama.

Mideast peace veterans and handshake diplomacy

September 2, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly referred to them as “veterans” of the Middle East peace process.

Of diplomacy and baseball…

August 20, 2010

Timing is everything in diplomacy and baseball.

After months of prickly talks aimed at coaxing Israelis and Palestinians into direct peace talks, U.S. envoy George Mitchell finally had news to share.
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But when the U.S. mediator par excellence took the stage for questions Friday at the State Department, reporters tossed him one out of left field.

Clinton: do you really need all those SUVs?

By Reuters Staff
August 16, 2010

Emma Ashburn covered Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in which she  defended international health spending at a time of domestic belt-tightening.

Even Obama didn’t make the cut for Chelsea’s wedding

July 29, 2010

Friends of Bill and Hillary Clinton who didn’t get invited to daughter Chelsea’s wedding now have something to take the sting off.

Hillary’s mango diplomacy in Pakistan

July 19, 2010

Hillary Clinton has lots to worry about in Pakistan, but she has found one thing she can wholeheartedly embrace: Pakistani mangos.