Tag Archives: State Department

Clinton Leaves Hospital [UPDATED]

A smiling Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen leaving New York-Presbyterian Hospital late this afternoon. She walked out unaided and in the company of the former president and their daughter. Hurray! UPDATE: CNN is reporting that Clinton has not been released from the hospital.  Reuters and the Associated Press have both retracted their earlier reports.  It’s not yet known ...

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Secretary Clinton Still Hospitalized

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains hospitalized for the fourth day since her medical team first predicted a 48-hour stay. Clinton’s team continues to maintain that a full recovery is expected. “It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage,” Dr. Lisa Bardack of Mt. Kisco Medical Group in New York and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University ...

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Clinton’s Blood Clot Is In Her Skull

Last night doctors revealed that the blood clot suffered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in her skull.  News outlets had spent the last two days speculating as to its location. “This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear,” her doctors, Dr. Lisa Bardack ...

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BREAKING: Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized in New York City tonight after developing a blood clot following her concussion earlier this month. CNN reports that Clinton is being treated at New York Presbyterian on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where anti-coagulants are being administered.  Little else about her condition has been released at this writing.  Conflicting news reports ...

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Obama To Nominate Sen. John Kerry To Replace Secretary Hillary Clinton

No surprise here as Kerry was widely thought to be the favorite, especially after UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name.  Kerry’s nomination should become official sometime in the next week. Kerry, the senior senator from Massachusetts and the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential nominee, is noted for the experience, gravitas and relationship-building skills that could help him succeed as the ...

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Clinton Faints, Sustains Concussion

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fainted and hit her head on Thursday, sustaining a mild concussion. The press learned of the injury yesterday. “While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” Philippe Reines, a US State Department spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday. “She has been recovering at home and will continue ...

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Ambassador Susan Rice Withdraws From Secretary Of State Consideration

Responding to the continuing assault upon her handling of the Libyan embassy attack, UN Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. “I am fully confident that I could serve our country ably and effectively in that role,” Rice wrote in a letter to President Obama today. “However, if nominated, I ...

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Today Is World Human Rights Day

The White House press office sends us this statement from United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice: Today, we pledge to live up to Eleanor Roosevelt’s inspirational example, for in far too many places human freedoms are still denied. As long as a family anywhere is tormented by a state-sanctioned killer; a peaceful agitator is hounded by a violent brigade; an artist ...

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No, No, That Wasn’t A Question

Bloomberg News reports an interesting rumor: President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either the U.K. or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, according to two people familiar with the matter. Wintour, 63, may have some competition for the London posting; Matthew ...

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Secretary Clinton Celebrates LGBT Employees Of The State Department

(Via Andrew Belonsky)

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US Diplomats Complain To Uganda

The Washington Blade reports that American diplomats have again expressed concern to the Uganda government over its pending Anti-Homosexuality Act. Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokesperson, said during a daily briefing Monday that Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson met with high-profile leaders in Uganda “over the weekend” and raised concerns about the bill, which among other ...

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President Obama Slams Senators McCain & Graham Over Benghazi Claims

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Headline Of The Day

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Headline Of The Day

The headline is from the British tabloid Daily Mail, but don’t necessarily dismiss the source. In January I posted this item: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she wants to step off the “high wire of American politics” after two decades and is again tamping down speculation that she might stay in government if President Barack Obama wins a ...

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Clinton: Don’t Blame Libyan Government

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Hate Groups Protest U.S. Embassy’s Participation In Czech Pride

An international coalition of anti-gay hate groups have signed a denouncement of the U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic for their plan to participate in gay pride celebrations in Prague this weekend. The letter from the World Congress of Families reads in part: At the directive of the president of the United States, Washington is aggressively promoting the “gay” agenda ...

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U.S. State Department Issues Warning About Madonna’s Concerts In Russia

At last night’s concert in Moscow, Madonna announced support for the jailed female punk band Pussy Riot, which is presently on trial for an anti-Putin concert staged in a church. Pop singer Madonna donned the trademark balaclava worn by punk band Pussy Riot during a concert in Moscow to demand Russia free three group members on trial for bursting into ...

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US Embassy Marches In Stockholm Pride

(Tipped by JMG reader Jonas)

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Clinton Visits Uganda To Discuss U.S. Funding Of HIV/AIDS Program

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Uganda today to discuss U.S. funding to address that nation’s burgeoning HIV/AIDS pandemic. Via White House press release: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, joined by Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr. Christine Ondoa, on August 3, 2012, in Kampala, Uganda, highlighted the additional $25 million the U.S. government recently committed to help Uganda ...

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Clinton To Address AIDS Conference

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address the opening session of the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC this Monday. Via press release from the White House: The International AIDS Conference is the biennial gathering of AIDS scientists, international policymakers, implementers and people living with AIDS from around the world. AIDS 2012 will take place July 22 – 27 in ...

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