Earlier this month, when asked the will you/won't you question, Mrs Clinton said she was not thinking about running for president, but was thinking about when she would think about it. And she told a group of Long Island supporters this would be "sometime next year".

Yet a few weeks ago on her first foreign foray since stepping down as Secretary of State, Mrs Clinton finally opened up. She arrived in Scotland to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at St Andrews University, recognising her achievements as a politician and diplomat.

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Clinton conceded during a paid speech to the Long Island Association business group that a run has been “on my mind.”“I want to think seriously about it; I probably won't begin thinking about it until sometime next year," Clinton said of a presidential run. "I will think about it because it’s something on a lot of people's minds. And it's on my mind as well. But I want us to think more broadly."

Clinton is widely discussed as a potential Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election. But she said in her remarks that the attention being paid to the next set of possible candidates is “bad for the country.”“Govern now. People have been elected to do a job now. And hold them accountable,” she said. 

10.7.13


Former President Bill Clinton is headed back to the White House — just for a day — and Oprah is coming, too. Clinton and Oprah Winfrey will be among 16 people that President Barack Obama will venerate later this year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced Thursday. They’ll join other prominent people to be honored this year, including musicians, scientists, activists — even an astronaut.

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy created the modern version of the medal — the highest honor the U.S. bestows on civilians — with the stroke of a pen to an executive order. In the five decades since, more than 500 people have been recognized for contributions to society of all stripes.

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Washington, DC - Blue Star Museum's National Spotlight Museum of the Week is the Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville, Arkansas!

The nomination by Ross Kerr, stated:  "The Clinton House Museum was converted from Bill and Hillary Clinton's first place of residence together. The museum features many exhibits detailing Bill Clinton's early political career up to and including his inauguration as president. The house also provides tourists with an opportunity to take a glimpse at what life was like there for the Clintons in the 1970s. There are even several exhibits containing mementos and commercials from Bill's early campaigns, as well as a large garden in the backyard called the First Ladies' Garden, which holds many different flowers which were considered favorites of several past First Ladies."

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. More than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are participating in Blue Star Museums. These include children's museums, fine art museums, history and science museums, and nature centers.


8.8.13


Fayetteville, Ark. – Director of Main Street Arkansas, Greg Phillips, will make a presentation on the Arkansas Downtown Network program Wednesday, August 7th at 5pm at the Clinton House Museum. The presentation is free and open to the public. Main Street Arkansas is a program area of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

Main Street Arkansas provides technical assistance and design services to help create economic development in the state’s downtown areas. The Main Street approach to downtown revitalization focuses on four areas: design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion. Main Street Arkansas provides technical assistance and design services to help create economic development in the state’s downtown areas. The Main Street approach to downtown revitalization focuses on four areas: design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion. To learn more about Main Street Arkansas, visit http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/main-street/.


8.7.13  


Tuesday's breakfast may have been more interesting than Monday's lunch.  A day after lunching at the White House with President Obama, former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had breakfast Tuesday with Vice President Biden.  

While Obama has run his last political race, Clinton and Biden are said to be studying a run for presidency themselves in 2016.  Biden and Clinton have known each other for years. They have worked together on national security issues, both as members of the Senate and during Clinton's term at the State Department.  But you can't help but wonder if politics -- specifically 2016 politics -- came up at their breakfast meeting at the vice president's residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory.

Both breakfast partners sought the presidency in 2008. Biden dropped out early, while Clinton lost to Obama in an historic battle for the Democratic nomination.  

Former Clinton aide Paul Begala told CNN there may be another reason for the former first lady's separate meals with Obama and Biden: Showing "the unity of the Democratic party," in contrast to the moderate-conservative clash among Republicans. "There's a terrible fight in the Republican Party going on and here, for once, it's the Democrats who are united," Begala said.

White House officials said the Obama-Clinton lunch was more personal than political. But Clinton and Biden may well be looking at life beyond the Obama administration.

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7.30.13


For President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, friendship was what’s on yesterday’s menu.

The two Democrats and former rivals met for lunch Monday in a private dining room at the White House, spawning a frenzy of predictable media speculation about whether they might be putting their heads together about Clinton’s much-rumored 2016 run.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing that the meal is simply a chance for the two pols to pal around. Over the course of the last four years ... Secretary Clinton and the president have developed not just a strong working relationship, but also a genuine friendship," he said. “And so, it’s largely friendship that’s on the agenda for the lunch today. So it’s not a working lunch as much as it is an opportunity for the two, who saw each other on a pretty frequent basis for the past four years, to get a chance to catch up.”

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7.30.13


NBC plans to air a four-hour miniseries starring Diane Lane as former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton. The miniseries about the once, and possibly future, presidential candidate will "recount Clinton's life as a wife, mother, politician and cabinet member" from 1998 to the present, an NBC statement said. Titled "Hillary," it will start with Clinton living in the White House while her husband is serving his second term.

On Saturday at a meeting of the Television Critics Association, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt described Clinton as "one of the most fascinating women of our time," an even more interesting public figure, given her much anticipated candidacy in the next presidential race. 

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7.26.13


The Clinton House Museum launches a new exhibit entitled “Clinton Meets Kennedy” to commemorate the famous handshake and week of profound impact that kicked off President Clinton’s life of public service in 1963. This year’s 67th session of Boys Nation marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic and cherished moments in the program’s storied history: when a camera snapped a picture of a baby-faced Bill Clinton shaking hands with then-President John F. Kennedy.

Clinton, a 1963 Boys Nation graduate, was in the White House rose garden on July 24, 1963, with the senators from his class as Kennedy addressed the group. As Clinton recalls, he “muscled his way” through the masses and made sure he was front and center when Kennedy approached to shake everyone’s hands.

Clinton addressed this year’s class saying, “I hope that whatever you choose to do in your lives, whatever career you choose, that your week in Boys Nation will inspire the same desire to give back to your community, your country and the people all over the world, the opportunity to serve, to advance the cause of freedom and to empower people everywhere to make the most of their God-given skills is greater than it has ever been.”

7.24.13


It might just be the first step in a makeover of presidential proportions. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared Monday at the Little Rock, Arkansas children's library dedication, sporting a new refined hairdo that could be a sign of her further polishing her image ahead of a 2016 White House bid.

Clinton showed off the coiffed look in Little Rock, where she attended the dedication of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library along with her husband former President Bill Clinton. Her new style features a shorter, feathered look with longer bangs swept off to the side. The former First Lady, wearing a characteristically bright purple pantsuit, greeted attendees warmly before reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to a group of children. After a brief ceremony, Clinton toured the library and took a few questions.

Clinton has sported a variety of hairdos over the years, from a shorter, more blown-out look as First Lady in the 1990s, to a longer, below-the-shoulder-length style that she went with after the 2012 election. Style pundits have, increasingly, paid attention to her hair and wardrobe, as politicos track her every move ahead what many expect will be her inevitable entrance into the 2016 presidential race.

While the election is still more than 1,200 days away, Clinton has done little to shy away from the public spotlight since stepping down as Secretary of State in January. The former Secretary of State has been actively touring on the lecture circuit and is working on her next book, due out in 2014. She’s even receiving endorsements already, even though she hasn’t said whether she’s running. Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill threw her support behind Clinton last month, joining the “Ready for Hillary” SuperPAC that is urging Hillary to run.

7.10.13

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