She may be leaving the Obama Administration, but this morning, Mrs. Clinton was back in action for her potentially final public act as Secretary of State.
I was thrilled to hear her sparring with Senators at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s hearing on the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on the U.S. Embassy, which President Obama has called “an act of terror.” The attack left four Americans dead including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Secretary of State Clinton began the hearing with a prepared statement where she took full responsibility, quoted by The New York Times saying:
“Nobody is more committed to getting this right. I am determined to leave the State Department and our country safer, stronger and more secure.” Keep reading »
Hillary Clinton is back at work, and while her blood clot is gone, her sense of humor is hopefully not. The State Department greeted Clinton with a standing ovation and a gag gift: a football helmet adorned with her department’s seal, reports the AP. She was also given a blue football jersey with “Clinton” and the number 112—the record-breaking number of countries she has visited as secretary of state—on the back. Aides described her as delighted, though they noted she didn’t try the helmet on. Read more…
She’s just a young woman trying to decide between her handsome boyfriend and burgeoning career … and she just happens to grow up to become Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Rodham” is a script currently flitting around Hollywood about the life of a young Hillary Rodham, who was serving on the House Judiciary Committee trying to impeach President Richard Nixon as her boyfriend Bill pressured her to move to Arkansas so he could get involved in local politics. (And, uh, skirts.) Keep reading »
“I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they made. You live in a time when there are endless choices. … Some women are not comfortable working at the pace and intensity you have to work at in these jobs … Other women don’t break a sweat.”
— Da-yum, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Tell us what you really think. Marie Claire asked Clinton about The Atlantic‘s infamous Anne-Marie Slaughter piece “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”; I hope that in the context of the actual piece it doesn’t sound so much like she’s dismissively saying “deal with it.” I’m certain Clinton knows all about the larger, structural institutionalized sexism and workplace flexibility issues that families face, so I’m not sure why that wasn’t reflected in her response. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
Shopping for a Halloween costume can be a somewhat disheartening experience for a woman. There’s the sexy nurse, the sexy pirate, the sexy Chewbacca (oh yes, it exists). But what if all you really want to do is dress up as an awesome lady, and not necessarily in a way that exposes your skin to the brisk October air?
There are plenty of options; you just probably won’t find them in your local costume store. So we at The Mary Sue have assembled our own list of geek girl costume ideas, split evenly between pop culture and history, the latter courtesy of Take Back Halloween, an unparalleled resource for those who A) like kick-ass ladies from history and B) want to know how to dress up as them. Read more…
I am easily susceptible to secondhand embarrassment. I watch many reality TV shows from behind my hands or a pillow and visibly cringe when someone who is old enough to be my parent uses current slang. So maybe it’s just me being sensitive, but this video of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton getting freaked by a singer/dancer at a dinner party in South Africa was embarrassing in a way I haven’t felt since walking in on my parents having sex in 1992. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. But still, when the dancer drops her butt low and backs it up into Hillary? Cannot be unseen. (Plus, now in GIF form after the jump!) Keep reading »
President Bill Clinton co-hosted a party with Prince Albert of Monaco and took a photograph with three beautiful young women.
Those women just happened to be porn stars. According to The Atlantic Wire, one woman is Brooklyn Lee, who appeared in the porn flick “Secretaries 4″; another is Tasha Reign, who appeared in “Farm Girls Gone Bad”; and the third woman has been identified as someone named Jennifer Taule. Everyone from Page Six to the UK’s Daily Mail is falling over themselves over “Bubba and the porn babes.”
Why does anyone care? Keep reading »
I, like the rest of the internet, am pretty obsessed with this pic of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton workin’ the dance floor in Cartagena, Colombia. Hill was chillaxing after a busy day attending the Summit of the Americas this past weekend. I wonder what song was playing? [via Buzzfeed]
Today in “two names I didn’t expect to see in the same headline”: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Amelia Earhart. It’s true, though: the Secretary of State met with the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery on Tuesday to show support to their efforts. The group, composed of scientists and historians, is launching a new search for Earhart’s plane off the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, based on the hypothesis that Earhart’s aircraft actually landed on the island, and the pilot and her navigator may have been able to survive for days or weeks after they vanished off the radar on July 2, 1937. While Clinton won’t be participating in the actual search, her department said that “lauding Earhart’s legacy as a pioneer for women and a model of American courage” is an important mission in itself. [Christian Science Monitor]