By Elise Labott
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is sprinting to the finish as America's top diplomat, preparing for a high-profile hearing on the deadly Benghazi attack and two signature opportunities to have the last word on her tenure.
Clinton, who returned to work last week after battling a virus and a blood clot, is aggressively tackling her work load, even as official Washington gets ready to pause for President Barack Obama's second inaugural on Monday.
Sandwiched between the inaugural and Thursday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of Sen. John Kerry to replace her, Clinton will testify before House and Senate committees on Benghazi.
Her appearance on Wednesday was originally scheduled in December, but was postponed as she confronted health issues.
Lawmakers are eager to question her in public about the terror assault on the Benghazi diplomatic post that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Some have sharply criticized security at the compound as well as the Obama administration's slow-to-develop explanation of events in the days that followed the attack.
Clinton has ordered that all of the recommendations of an independent review of the attack be as close to full implementation as possible before she answers questions about the incident publicly.
On Kerry, Clinton's aides say she has been speaking with him almost daily to discuss the job and prepare him for a seamless transition, should he be confirmed.
Clinton is scheduled to introduce Kerry before the foreign relations panel, which he has chaired.
It is expected that Kerry will receive swift approval from committee members. But the panel must wait at least a week before taking its vote. That would be followed by consideration of the full Senate.
With the Kerry nomination possibly on track to wrap up quickly, Clinton will turn to events that could allow her to have the last word on a number of issues before she steps out the door to a future some speculate could include a presidential run in 2016.
The first event, on January 29, will be a global town-hall style forum at the State Department. She has held a number of these so-called "townterview" events while traveling, but this will be the first for her at the State Department.
At the town hall, Clinton will take questions from an audience and online, social media, and broadcast participants.
She will then give a valedictory address on January 31 to the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan think tank, on American leadership.
Although there is no date-certain, her last day could come as early as February 1, if the nomination process for Kerry, plays out as expeditiously as possible.
"She's entering a period that she has not experienced in a very long time. She will wake up on Monday, February 4, and not have to be anywhere she doesn't want to be," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines, in an interview with CNN.
But Reines demurred when asked if, in fact, the preceding Friday would be her last day.
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Hillary clinton - I never liked her - She is definitely an old left-over hippie from the 60's with an anti-American thinking. She is guilty of letting the Ambassador and the three others die without providing security for them when the Ambassador pleaded and begged for it over and over and then he was murdered. These people, Hillary, Obama, and even Bill clinton now have no conscience or empathy or sympathy about their demise - all they think about is power and the country is now run by socialist pigs who don't care about ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, JUST CERTAIN ONES!! Illegal immigrants and the poor, thats fine but the hard working so-called "rich" need leaders too. We are fools to let these idiots in the White House get away with their lies and deceipt.
I continue to read with interest the thesis presented on CNN that "less is more" in a political context as applied to India. Although Mies Van Der Rohe adopted this in an architectural context, its economic and political connotations are indeed powerful. Empowering subjugated minorities in India by splitting it into smaller states would trigger uber economic demand for western nations who have given so much financial and technology aid to India with no return to show for the investment. I concur with this approach and with an economic background find the premise to be on solid footing. Central Asian States (CAS) are a case in point on this successful approach. We need to understand that India has an unmanageable large population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to feed it. It is also too big of a geographical unit to govern. Again, we saw how a few teenage talibans were able to invade it with a few BB guns. And that says a lot... in a negative way not only for a large unmanageable country like India but also for USA which is trying to prop it up against China. Besides, Americans cannot afford to look like losers in the midst of a terror war which has lasted for over ten years now.
I love you Hillary. You are my girl.
Gee whiz Phunnie boy, I know you're trying to be politically correct but isn't your post above carrying it a little too far? Anyone with half a brain knows how unscrupulous this broad is with little concern for human life or dignity. She's part of the right-wing, heartless establishment in Washington D.C. By the way, you can quit dishonoring the name of George Patton while you're at it!
Those Marines in Afghanistan sure gave Hilary Clinton a run for her money last year. What Hilary Clinton has been doing over the last 4 years, those boys did it in 41 seconds!!!!!!!!
I'm still confused Carlson, as to who did more damage to this country's good name. Was it Hilary Clinton with all her over inflated arrogance and self-righteousness or those urinating Marines in Afghanistan. It's awfully hard to say!!!
Hey shadow guy. it seems like your trying to plunge america in another civil war. And we all know what happened in the end. i beleave the part about govt. officials but dont care. its not going to affect me cause ill be dead before it happens. and telling us to take up arms against the most powerful millitary in the world? doing so would cause disorder and chaos. innocents would die just so you could try and start a civil war! what you are proposing is high treason. And say you do succeed in your civil war then what?! we will have to submit to all the corrupt countries of the world because are millitary would be 2 weak to fight them off! idk id rather have one corrupt country than hunreds of them. and about the new world order theres nothing you can do about it. it even says it in the bible. the prophecy of the second coming of jesus. so thats all pointless. and no one will listen to you because u sound like a conspiracy guy.
Shame on Hillary for wasting resources on India a nation of gang r-apists and women bashers. Made us Americans look bad for supporting these hindu KKK look alikes
This empty-headed, hate-filled sociopath c–t can't die fast enough.
Well put, Beria. Thank you.
Hiliary Clinton in 2016 for President.
I have had my fill of Clintons in or near the White House. With Obama as our lame duck president, looking to see if there isn't someone with integrity, passion, and vision who can run for president in 2016. Someone capable of moving this country from the edge, inspire and incentivize those who are government-dependent to becoming independent achievers, return our nation's economy to that of a producer nation (even if that means being less ervices oriented). I don't know if that person exists, but I will continue to pray.
¡ Hillary-Michele in 2016 !
Nooooooo hillary for ever..She can't be trusted anywhere near the WH !!!!!
Would Slick Willie get to have an intern at the White House if Hillary were to be President ?
Adios baby killer.
That she is UnFed, that she is! I too am glad to see this broad go as she has been a disgrace to this country over the last four years!!! Unfortunately, Phunnie boy loves this broad as he keeps on posting it under my name!
i'm curious. list 3-5 things she has done that have "disgraced" our country.
you George "phunnie boy" Patton, why are you trying to make fun of me ? I would love Hillary, only if she was my mother-in-law.
The only disgrace here is you. Broad? What century were you born? Try to get some class.
Take O' Banana Head with ya, Will Ya!
Before Hillary's last hurrah she can testify about the State Departments mishandling of providing the necessary security for the Beghazi Consulate in Libya. It is time for the secretary of state to face the music on Benghazi, after all the Obama Administration is the most transparent Administration of all time (Sarcasm). After Hillary testifies on the Hill she can retire from politics, and practice walking without falling down.
what is Beghazi? Hazi or Hajji Beggars !!
What is it about retirement that magically makes her immune from being subpoenaed?
I was inferring that Hillary's Malfeasance in regards to the Benghazi debacle should end any future political aspirations she may or may have had. That is my rational but as we know there are very few rational politicians, or voters.
Problems with reading comprehension? She's testifying on Wednesday. Try to keep up.
We can only hope that this congenital liar will be out of our face forever. She's disgrace and had NO accomplishments as sos except maybe for most miles travelled with no positive results. She and her sort of husband ought to move to Siberia and give them a dose of these 2 horrible people.
I love Hillary with her big smile !!!
When she testifies we wanna see Oprah Winfrey grill her till she cries and tells the truth, no more lies from Clinton. We wanna see Wolf Blitzer Grill her like he does a republican and we want answers and no B.S. either. Shes been playing this hide and seek game with Benghazi for too long now and it's time we get truthful answers.
You can run but you can't out run your guilt. Drip...Drip...Drip....
Whatever happened to hilary testifying. Are we just forgetting about it? I never see any mention of it.
Testify about what?
Either you are an idiot or you live in a sealed bubble.
Appear part of my original post disappeared. Censorship? I have no idea.
Anyway, had my say.
I'm an old man. Uneducated and worked hard all my life just to survive. I've made my mistakes. had my glory and even cannot debate issues openly without descending into name derogatory remarks and name calling when they don't agree. I've read every post in this thread and I'm amazed the so many self proclaimed experts continue to do this.
I believe that the Clinton's have had a personal political agenda from the day they met. I also believe they have brought disgrace upon the positions of public trust that they held. I do not believe comparing them to past presidents and SOS serves a purposes. They should be judged on their actions not those of George Washington.
I also not not agree that wisdom and common sense are gifts solely given to those over one year old.
I honor and respect each of you for standing by your beliefs. But I am sorely saddened by your inability to communicate without rancor.
Well said. The Clintons are criminals and I sincerely wish this woman would go away.
But I am sorely saddened by your inability to communicate without rancor.
Again WELL SAID !!!!!
Not before this compulsive liar is thoroughly questioned by Congress regarding White House and State Department involvement in Benghazi and the subsequent coverup efforts.
Yo Blake....we all know it's really you Mitch (Voldemort) Mc Connell. Sounds like you've never got over the Clintons in the White House. She's the most respected politician in the world and respected by both sides of the aisle...so get over and STFU.
Even though I am a republican, and I do not like Obamas internal US policies, but I must say that Hillary has been doing a great job as far as foreign US relations is concerned !
Is that spoogy on her chin?
Front Page Headline: Hillary Clinton prepares for farewell
Should be: Old Hag Starts Preparing for 2016 Campaign.
Happy retirement. Mrs. Clinton. She will be almost 70 years old coming next election. The country needs a fresh start with a brand new administration, not one with the Bushes leftovers, ex. Ben Burnake. Mrs. Clinton's fault being a Methodist like the GB and seeking his advice. The Obama administration has three Presidents since his first inaugeration, Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, too many Chiefs, not enough cowboys!
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Slow and elaborate dance around the necessity to testify. Politiking and diplomatiking at its finest.
She's got my vote for president. I've haven't been this excited about a potential candidate in years.
testif y on benghazi testify on benghazi testify on benghazi testify on benghazi we will not forget HILLARY the blood of the innocent soldiers are on your hands and obamas for all you sheeple wake up this adminsitration is highly currupted and lieing to you every day. TESTIFY on BENGHAZI amazing how shes now waking up during the inauguration these people make sure that there is another event on tv to distract its zomibie viewers from knowing the truth.
why would you even think of voting for her as she would only be a continuation of Obama and his socialist policies? She has admitted she IS a strong progressive.
Know that what means or do we need to do a class? Oh wait...you may have already drunk the koolaid, then in which case, you are truly a lost cause.
Did they finally get on the same page with their talking points?
yea...took how many months and a feined illness...
How blessed our country – and the world – were with the services of Secretary Clinton. She performed in a stellar manner, assisting President Obama in decontamination of the White House and our sullied reputation across the globe (Thank You, Bush-Cheney Regime).
I enjoyed your sarcasm thanks for the laugh.
Yea she sure did with all those pictures from around the World holding her beer bottles and liquor, The lush.
How she can even hold her head up after being completely responsible for the deaths of at least 4 Americans that we know of, is beyond me. Plus many more that have disappeared or killed themselves(Yeah right) during their time in Washington D. C.
Bush seems to be doing a fine job of holding his head up high after being responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans so let's be fair in our accusations. And if you feel so strongly that you have the answers to our country's ills, then by all means, please do us all a favor and run for office so you can actually create some change and not just sit in judgement of others who have put themselves on the line.
and Obama seems to be doing same as well, as he is now going to end all of this, allowing the Talliban to take back over and all of the Americans WILL HAVE NOW died in vain....very sad....
With her kick backs from Monsanto, she couldn't care less
About 4000 dead Americans due to the Iraqi invasion over WMD. Not to mention the civilians deaths. That is quite the legacy for 'fool me once' Bush.
The Clinton's have stayed way past their time living off the American taxpayer. Bill is an arrogant liar and so is Hillary.
They have no morals or ethics and are nothing more than carpetbaggers with a dishonest reputation.
Don't disagree, but show me any politician, or banker, or lawyer or prosecutor or judge or . . . . with any integrity – moral or otherwise. The divided house isn't R or D, it's right and wrong and knowing and doing the difference.
his names Ron Paul and before you discredit him listen to him dont go based on CNN or Msnbc bashing him Ron Paul tells it like it is why do you think he was shut out of the national convention
Hillary Clinton has more blood on her hands compared to a butcher in a meat market... what a disgrace to the American nation and to the American people. How does she sleep at night? If anyone thinks the usa benefited in anyway under Clinton's watch should be checked into a mental facility for evaluation.
Really???? More than George Bush, Dick Cheney or Condelisa Rice?
just becuase i hate hillary doesnt mean i like others theres blood on hillarys hands
yes way more.
Are you for real???? Gee, you right wingers are really something else. You all must live in a parallel world.
Thank God, another criminal gone!
Adios Hillary, Take good care of your first husband.
Hillary picked the wrong time to do a toothpaste whitening ad.... this side the brand name whitening strip vs this side, coffe and tea rinse.
A mature person might notice these imperfections, but would keep a comment like yours to them selves. Thank you Hillary for all your efforts!
Thanks Kev, I concur with your comment, ms. clinton is great, love her dearly, a great american.
Great Comments Both! Glad there are some objective adults on this thread.
troll posting up three times under diffent names what a joke
That would be assuming that some of these people had class, which is something they are sorely lacking.
Yes, to the person up above about FBI tracking people with IP addresses, but you know America's have to get out of the delusional mind state. Obama, Clinton, Hillary, Bush...etc..etc..etc could care less about you or your family....period! I dont trust any of them and dont believe their lies. The one thing i know is i wont be blinded by this anymore. Jesus, has opened my guys to all this and he help show all the "devils" works. Obama, could care less about the kids he had in that picture just to push whatever agenda he wants. I call him....Mr. President Props! The one thing i know for myself is i know where we are heading as a nation and that will be the destruction of it plain and simple. I know thru knowing Jesus i wont have to worry about what's about to come in this distruction. Bless You All!
"I"know you have a problem between your ears.
Could you please stop taking close ups of Hillary. Jez oh pete.....how would you like to wake up to that every morning.
Hillary is an iron lady and I am anticipating her kicking some Repub a'sses.
Here we go again. You know better that that Phunnie boy!!! Hilary Clinton has disgraced this country by representing it and you condone her for it? Where is your patriotism, Phunnie boy? And I thought that you Tea Partiers claimed to have a monopoly on patriotism!
Please explain how she's disgraced this country. In particular, I would like to know what Secretary Clinton has done that in any way, shape, or form compared to poor Colin Powell being forced to lie to the United Nations.
George "Phunnie Boy" Patton, why are you bent on destroying my screen name? I am the real George Patton and I support Hillary one hundred percent. Let me suggest an alternate name for your hidden agenda Peorge Gatton !!!
I certainly hope so. Hilary is one of he best people for our country.
Hilary is too old! We need new ideas and fresh faces in Washington.
Knowledge comes with age. What I like about Hillary is she has courage under fire. It is actually a compliment to be the most hated woman in politics. It means she must have been able to make a decision without procrastinating for months about it. Must have stepped on some toes that were already a little bruised.
you said it
I'm glad that this is Hilary Clinton's last hurrah. She spent the last four years embarrassing this country by representing it! Anyone who stands up for the obscene butchery caused by those ungodly drones and Apache helicopters can't possibly be all good!
I assume that you have equal scorn for Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice, who spent eight years lying for the administration that actually got America into Afghanistan and Iraq?
Obama is going to be at 8 years of the same wars. No early exit, young men and women still dieing in Afghanistan. And Benghazi was a complete fiasco for Clinton and Obama. Foriegn policy was a joke with this administration.
hmm im pretty sure that was 9/11 that got us into iraq the 5,000 plus americans killed maybe had something to do with it.
sock puppet comment
She's respected all over the world. Partisan zombie.
I hope all the government workers stop playing at the Bohemian Grove worshipping Moloch, and stop with the secret meeting with greedy people pulling strings. Come on man!!
Well, there is a reason why she went to the hospital before the hearing.
Maybe next time she gets a blood clot it will be real.
"She's entering a period that she has not experienced in a very long time. She will wake up on Monday, February 4, and not have to be anywhere she doesn't want to be," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines.
As hard and sad as that sounds ... that's life, right? Most Americans would probably choose to NOT go to work if they could just wake up and go anywhere they wanted, which would probably be staying back in bed. So, she's not something special in that as they're making it out to be ... that's a working life for you as an adult.
She has her millions of dollars safely stashed and she will never again have to associate herself with her lecherless husband. This was at the expense of hundreds of other people she stepped on as she fought her way up the ladder to where she is today. Remember Whitewater where a person died, where hundreds were cheated out of their savings and her reply, she did not know where they papers were or could not recollect. She made hundreds of backroom deals even with our current POTUS. Remember all the name calling and bitterness before the election 4 years ago? Also, remember how Bill acted against Obama until some backroom deal was made? All of a sudden he was the best thing since sliced bread and the Clinton's supported him. The Clinton's never give up,ask yourself, what kind of deal was made? Neither Clinton is to be trusted, Bill around women and Hillary around anything.
You do realize how ridiculous you are don't you?
Is it possible? Is it conceivable?
Could we have a year without a Clinton?
Maybe a year, then she will be gearing up her campaign to run for President. Then we will have to deal with her annoying self all over the news. God knows Biden won't be the nominee being that he has the IQ of room temperature when the heat is broken in mid winter.
says the genius with an i.q of a simple minded sock puppet....................
She just got her broom back from being overhauled for her farewell trip.
I can here her cackle starting from here!
She still have a brain relapse before testifying.
Looks like you have had one already.
Hillary and Barack should be co-presidents together. Black men and white women make great couples.
Hey, BigShiz – you seem to forget that President Obama's mother was an educated white woman....so, what may I ask, is the definition of "black".......it's more than the color of our skin. Get a life!
Remember the POTUS does not acknoledge his white side at all, only the black side, so to answer the question, I assume it is the skin shade. Now in Puerto Rico skin shade is not a factor, it is where you are from. People are stupid on discrimination and will find anything not to like anything that is different from themselves.
If your mixed your black.
Oh really? You better read up on your American history Big Shiz.....I can't recall that combination being one of distinction at all.
Why don't you ask your woman bob? She loves the black cok like all the white chicks.
posted by a simple minded hillbilly no doubt
Or a complex city cat.
All you Clinton/Obama haters couldn't get the job done on Nov 6th. What happened? I never gloated in my life until Nov 7th. Man that was sweeeet!
when you buy the votes sure you are going to win an election
Absolutely right! And she bought votes from the welfare class using other people's money (i.e., hard-working tax payer's). There's a verse in the book of Revelation that says "all liers will have their place in the lake of fire" (i.e., Hell). THAT is Hillary's future.
And then he cried.... and cried....and cried....
When the nation is collecting food stamps and welfare checks from obummer, obviously they are going to vote for him.
I couldn't agree more!!!
Man...that is one UGLY picture of her. Has she ever heard of teeth whitening.
Have you ever heard of shadows? My god, you are a shallow piece of work. Now go and thank your egg and sperm donor for the way they raised you. Geeeeeeeez.
She sure is,no wonder Bill messed around with Monica.
You never know where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Billoment!
With all these comments, its no wonder why anybody would want to go into public service. You may or may not agree with her, but she has dedicated her life and energy for this country. That is a lot more than most of our citizens will ever do. I cannot understand why any decent human being would ever wish physical harm to someone in the public service arena. As a citizen your vote is all that counts and that is all that you get....threats of physical violence or harm should be viewed as treason and dealt with accordingly.
Dedicated her life to this country you say? That's the biggest laugh I've ever heard. Hillary "Rod-a-Man" Clinton's entire career has been self serving.
Joanne....if she was so self serving then why after not winning the nomination did she come back to help as secretary of state? Doesn't sound like a self serving type role? How many politicians have gone on to further there careers after being secretary of state? Condeleeza Rice is doing what now? Henry Kissinger? Just thank her for her service and move on.
Thank you, Chris.
Dedicated her life to the country, hardly. She did it becasue she is a power hungry woman who wanted to be rich. Look at her now, an old hag but with power positions behind her and alliances made, plus several million dollars in her pocket. She didn't do anything unless it profited her one way or the other.
And how is that different from anyone else? I know I don't work out of the kindness of my heart and my job is nowhere near as stressful and potentially dangerous as being the SOS.
She has been a leach on the US her entire life. From taking bribes/donations from insurance companies to make buying their product into a freaking law, to forcing monsanto grain on iraqis, to pushing the UN small arms treaty that would/will give the UN juridiction over all firearms in the US. She has done everything for money and nothing for people. She has never been a "servent" but only an opertunist, like Rumsfield and Cheany.
You don't have a clue. First of all, Hillary was raised in comfort. Second, she could have made a lot more money in the private sector. Hillary has believed from a young age in service. Both she and her husband do more to help humanity in a week that you'll ever do in a lifetime.
finally, I read a educated comment
socialista /don`t wanna meet her/ megalomaniac/ buh bye now
oh shut up
I'll second that, glad to see here gone.
You know it's only a matter of time before she and Bubba come back - like a bad rash!
Like the itis
Now she can focus on succeeding Obama in the White House.
She will be 69 years old in 2016. That's too old to be POTUS.
Man that is one ugly old washed out ho! Thank God she is gone! I hope she has an anurism.
what an evil twirp you are! watch it does not happen to you buddy!!
My god, you are a shallow piece of work. Now go and thank your egg and sperm donor for the way they raised you. Geeeeeeeez.
I hope your testicles get an aneurysm so your species will not perpetuate.
When your child has one instead, remember that you posted this.
What a particularly repugnant comment, Mr./Ms. Ug! Incidentally, it's spelled aneurysm.
Moms Mabbly could have done a better job.
She has had, what, three months to work on her story now?
Good RIDDANCE Taliban-Al Queda -negotiate with the enemy while throwing your troops under the bus traitor!
Not until she testifies about Bengazi!
Could not agree more!
Testify? Not if the President cites Executive Privelege. You remember Executive Privelege, don't you? It's that thing that Bush cited to keep Meiers, Rove, and Alito from testifying about the firings of the state attorneys. Wonderful thing, Executive Privelege.
And Obama used it to stop the investigation into Fast & Furious.
Hey Hillary haters-that's our next president. Bit chs
Next Supreme Court Justice...for LIFE!
After her dept dropped the ball on 9/11... you really think people are dump enough to trust her!
dumb** before you want to correct me. =)
Yep – another too old person that is a Washington fixture for President.
this is why she cant win we have dumb troll suppoerters that think its funny cute or smart to throw bit-cchs at the end of there statment your ghetto trash and no one likes you
Oh gee! Great!!! I thought she and her Obama butt kissing husband were already gone. I guess the only problem with dreaming is sometimes waking up.
Don't vacation in Libya, Hillary.
It's time for this congress to get serious and stop talking. Hillary, Panetta, Obama, should put prosecuted and put in jail for the murder of 4 Americans especially Obama who had planned this incident as a kidnapping and then a terrorist swap. But the terrorist group, Muslim Brfotherhood showed Obama they know his s–t does stink. Impeach Obama, and jail time for all of them. Our politicians are not to be trusted any more.
Why do you hold the S of S more accountable, than the State Dept person actually assigned there? Should not they know better what's going on locally, and take appropriate action? I mean, that's their job.
Now that's what you should have wrote after 911 but instead you voted to go invade Iraq to get someone that had nothing to do with the whole thing. I bet you own an AR-15 as well.
Change your name from bubblegum to bubblehead, it will give more credibility.
You need to get this vital inside information to the Illuminati, or the FBI, or the Klingons, or someone! Or maybe, you should just pay more attention to taking your medication properly.
Amazing how clueless you are...
Out of curiosity – did you think Bush dropped the ball for 9/11?
The Bubblegum has exploded in your head. You are now totally brain dead. You are proof that there are too many mide altering drugs in society.
Ronald Reagan committed High Treason in Iran/Contra, and got off scot free.
Care to discuss that, since you think Presidents should be held so accountable for their actions?
I'm guessing not, since Reagan wasn't a Democrat.
Just more of that wonderful GOP hypocrisy.
Farewell Madam Secretary, Job well done.
boy, not even close, you butt-kisser
I hope when she retires she takes a VERY LONG VACATION. Anyone that could put up with Bill's antics all of these years and all of the politics and all of the travel (right or wrong) deserves a LONG VACATION. And please Ms. HIllary – get a decent hair cut!
Nice teeth, Hillabeans!
Hey, That's not very nice. And for the record, Hillary smokes cigars as all of the members of the Illuminati do. It is their trademark. Bush, Powell, Koch Brothers, Clinton's and the list goes on.
Next time let's get a Security of State with experience - no more political plum appointments. Obama owes no more political favors to Bill. They're even now. Thank goodness.
Why, Hillary brought more experience, and did a better job, than any Sec of State since Kissinger.
Yea and he was no great prize either!
If you are going to comment, then you should have a clue what actually happened. Obama appointed Hillary as Secretary of State because her supporters were seriously angry at him over the way his first presidential campaign treated her, and he wanted all of their votes for his second presidential campaign. She was approved for the position because she proved that she was qualified. It had absolutely nothing to do with any debts owed to Bill Clinton.
See you in a few years, Hillary!
She'll be running for pres again after she takes a rest; she is too active to stay out of the public eye. Plus the fact that the Dems have few other options and the GOP has none for the White House in 2016.
She's got my vote, and I'll send her a small fortune when she starts to run.
You might be right, but I think she'll decline for 2016. Elizabeth Warren instead!
Well I am a Dem. and I will run just for you because with a sweet name like Cheryl I know you deserve to get whatever it is your precious heart desires. Not to mention I just love the name Cheryl. OK pretty girl, thanks for the future vote and the small fortune. I will write Hillary a not to let her know you did have good intentions for her in 2016.
what an ass
I think her health issues will prevent her from running, honestly...She will never have to secure a job for the rest of her life! She'll be cozy in her New York, secret service protected, government pensioned home and write books which will bring her MILLIONS!
Joe Biden 2016!
Is that a sick joke? Joe Biden doesn't know how to lead a state let alone this nation.
You're wrong: Biden was smart guy, now he got full time job as.... kisser and does it well!
Look, he's more preferable, than one our best general! Can you believe it? It means he's more protective...
We're moving forward with this...
Wait, wait and wait! Forever, maybe?!
I've seen enough of Mr. Polident for a long time. Biden and Clinton are old and should retire. New blood for Washington!!!!
WOW, she got to throw $1.3 BILLION dollars to Somalia before she leaves.
I'm sure Haliburton wishes we had declared war on Somalia so they could have got their hands on the money instead.
She'll look good in stripes...
they need to try her for war crimes along with our commander and chief along with vice president biden , her husband that got impeached but stayed in office with no penalties needs to put in prison as well they are all a bunch of lying cheating crooks along with the bushes..
Is there anyone in the World you like?
I am glad you did not say he was wrong.
yes I like the people that have integrity and stand for the American people , when we have goverment official that are in there position for profit and gain we all come out as losers, if you do your research most of the people that get into the senate or the white house draw a salary of about 170,000 dollars a year and thats not exactly correct but close and by the time they have held that office for a few years they are millionaires because they have the inside trading protection do some research if you do not believe me,,,, we need men and women in Office that are looking out for the best intrest of the american people , we need true americans not muslems and a big percentage of the white house is muslims thanks to Obama ... you know peeople can be stupid all they want to be but our country is in the shape it is in because we the people allowed this to happen we have become to lazy and to spineless to stand up and fight what is rightfully ours , our forefathers would roll over in there graves if they could see what the last 5 presidents have done to the United States of America.. so yes sir I like alot of people but I do not like marxist, tyrranical , socialistic leaders trying to run our country into the ground so if you do not have a problem withthe people I put in my comment then it sound like you might be on their side and let me tell you in the end that is not the side you want to be on.
Show me a muslim country that supports banning guns, gay marriage and abortions and I might take you seriously with the Obama is a muslim accusation lol. /facepalm.
I'm sure while you are claiming that these people need to be tried for war crimes, you will be including and amending your list with Cheney and Bush?
cheney and Bush they are as bad they set the stage for Obama my god people are blind the bush family is as corrupt as the clintons and the Obamas they are all cut from the same mold... clinton was smuggleing drugs into arkansas in the nose cones of airplanes through a company he owned before he became president but never got caught , there is a book out about it....
Where were you living before this administration? Integrity was something that the previous one was lacking.
exactly there has been a lack of integrity for a long time , maybe back when reagon was president ..... we will never turn the country around if we do not make a drastic change in the people we elect to run this country and you notice I said run not Ruin....Hillary Clinton would be a disaster if she was to be elected as a president she would just continue down the same path that the other presidents has led us down ... I do not have a problem with a black man or a woman being our president if they are going to put the american people first ... you know if we really want to turn this country around we need to stop sending our tax dollars over to foriegn countries giving them billions of our hard earned dollars to continue their war efforts we need to cut off all monies to all countries and start reinvesting in America so we can put our people back to work and to create new jobs , bring our military home and protect our own borders ... if the other countries want to keep on fighting then let them do so but do not send our service men and women to foriegn lands to day for what our goverment thinks is important to them... if they have an issue in their own back yard let them clean it up ... we need to double the size of our military not reduce it but in order to do so we need to give our men and women a break bring them home and take care of them and not how we supposebly take care of them now...
Gee, Gary, who are these "muslems" of which you speak? Run back to your bunker for the info, but watch out for the black helicopters!
gee Bob I hate to say this but you sir are an Idiot, you need to do your research and learn before you speak but like they say you can not cure stupid..... you know if you back obama then that is your right but then again you are probably one of the people against the second amendment too.... I do my research and it is not flawed so go back to sleep and be one of the sheeple that is blind to what is going on in the white house and the world... have you done any research on agenda 21 sir if not try to do so you might just be shocked ...
when all your sentences are spelled wrong and are all lower case and are rambling sentences no one will ever take you serious regardless of if you haven valid points or not
I love CNN so very much! The picture of the former first lady is the perfect one that I want to see before we wish her GOOD BYE, SEE ya and never want to ever again. BYE BYE
Now you would have to be a fool to think Hillary is done in politics. You know she is just leaving because something bigger and better is coming. President or Supreme Court, you have not seen the last of the Clinton's at all.
And good riddance.
Love her or hate her, she will NOT be the next president. For several reasons. Health. She does not look healthy. Aside from current health issues, she looks spent. Put her up against a young, vibrant, Dem challenger and she looks old and tired. Put her against a Rubio and she looks the same way. Little charisma with large audiences. Listen to Bill C. Listen to Obama. Listen to Reagan speeches. Now, listen to her. Regardless of your feelings about any of the previous 3, they had charisma. But Dubbya, you say, was a poor public speaker! Gore was a stiff. Kerry was about on par with W. And when W was passionate (remember 9/11 speeches) he looked better. Again, like him or not, it is the truth.
Oh, and she'll get a lot of women. To be sure. But if the Republicans put up a Rubio with a woman as VP or vice-versa, that will negate a good chunk of that advantage. But...you say...Republicans poll poorly. I am old enough to remember when Dems didn't poll well. And if we still have high unemployment at the end of O's term, it will be easy to blame Republicans but the bloom will be off of the president as well and, by extension, Dem policies. It will be difficult to blame an individual Republican. Anyone remember how Bill Clinton won by proposing a third way?
I am NOT predicting a Republican win. I am simply saying Hillary may not win the nomination and will NOT win the general election.
Old and tired, have you looked at those old coots in congress lately.
Funny, I think they said Obama could never win, either. A black man? He's so inexperienced! Now he's 2-0. A lot depends on who runs on the GOP side. I don't think there's anyone out there right now who could beat her.
As for old, tired congress members; the old coots aren't going to run. And women are judged by a much harsher standard (care to argue we've moved beyond that as a society, Margo?) as far as looks and age are concerned. Looks matter. I'm NOT arguing that it should. Do you really think Obama would have won with a face like Al Sharpton?
As for Obama winning. First, you are buying into my argument about his charisma. Hillary doesn't have it. You may want her to have it. But she doesn't have it. Had she, SHE would have won in 2008. What does it say about the Democratic party that they would prefer a AA with little experience over a white woman with greater experience? I'm not suggesting something negative, simply that with all that against O, his positives (charisma, looks, vigor) outweighed her positives (experience) and negatives (lack of charisma, pedantic speaking style) packaged together. Also, he won the general election, with no small help from an unpopular, exiting president of the opposite party, and a fiscal crisis blamed upon the then current occupant and the Republicans (fairly, or not).
She will be promoted by her party and a sympathetic media. But then, wasn't she promoted in 2008? Wanna win, Hillary? Regardless of their politics, spend some time with women who know how to put themselves together as women and politicians. Think I am being unfair? Ask yourself, if you had to choose between A Dem ticket of Boxer and Feinstein or Hillary and, say, Pelosi, who would you rather watch on TV for four years? I think Hillary and Pelosi are better politicians but...if I had to watch them every frickin' night on TV makes speeches in 2016 I'd go temporarily blind and put in earplugs.
The very best to you Mrs. Clinton, enjoy yourself, you have earned it. Thank you for all years of service to the country and the people.
Agreed 100 %
She was in an impossible position! Now the timing is right for her to tell the correct version of the story, instead of having to stretch the truth under oath! On the day of her testimony, she's not working for the current administration any longer! I wish her well, always! – @Marita.
Not Two for One Again!! Clintons need to go away !
The reality is - A two-term presidency is hers, if she wants it. Hands down.
What are Hillary's plans for herself after she steps down? Nothing has been formally stated, not even speculated other than a possible Pres. run 3yrs. from now. There must be some speculation as to what she is going to do for the next 3yrs.
Supreme Court....bring it!
How about some rest! She's earned it.
We will miss you dearly Hilary. You have done such a great job representing the USA to the world. We are all looking forward to electing you the next President of the US.
Good lord I hope not.
I'm with you. She couldn't even do this job.
No Way . . .
She'll make a great two-term president.
Yeah, I don't see that.
Ranger, I'm guessing you didn't Obama being a 2-termer either.
Considering most people find Hilary more popular than Barak Obama? No doubt!
I'll bet you can't state one substantial thing that she did in that "great job", but she definitely failed miserably when her diplomats were in danger.
And I suspect that all those misogynists in the Middle East had very little respect for her, and with Russia and China she had to fail due to the weak appeasing policies of the administration.
So, all you really know is that there were no bad weekly articles about her, but now the ones that have revealed her "leadership" faults could, and should, be career ending.
Mirror mirror. Come back when you want to balance that checkbook and not bluff on a gray, complicated incident you've elected black/white answers for. Do you also blame everything happening in the country on the President simply because his face is next to the headline? See Spot, see Spot run?
Perhaps the misogynist is you if the idea that a strong woman, with the weight of worlds only current super power behind her, falls flat. As though, in only the last four years, foreign governments opposed to the US have just started paying lip service. Were you riding this rail during Bush Jr? I mean if we're going to boil down a figurehead, who is only one part of a vast equation, the US didn't exactly find a leader with Rummy, and more specifically Rice, either. That is unless you need war to think the country is strong.
A great job? I bet the bottles in your medicine cabinet are all empty.
These hearings will be a farce giving HRC the opportunity to make the lawmakers look like buffoons which usually isn't to difficult.
Well, well, she got away without a substantial testifying on Benghazi – used all tricks Barack and Bill coached her.
Got a reading comprehension problem? Hillary will testify in front of Congress next Wednesday.
Is it necessary to insult someone? Does that make you feel better about yourself?
Ranger, if someone chooses to ignore simple facts and push their own agenda to suit, then yes, they deserve a kick in the A.
I wonder, were you ok with Bush using "Executive Privelege" to keep Meiers, Rove and Alito from testifying about the state attorney firings? I'm guessing you couldn't have cared less. You only care about what Democrats do, and let the GOP do whatever they want, right?
Hillary is a traitor . . . she works for the new world order. Her concerns and duty are to defend israel, wall street and the federal reserve bank. Her, her husband and most of congress and the white house are all traitors.
Wake up America. Kerry is also a traitor and no better than Hillary. This madness will not stop at the ballot box and it won't stop with comments here or anything printed. It can only stop when true American Patriots take up arms against the government – this is the conclusion and reality we face as it was told to us by Harold Rosenthal before he was murdered. Google his name. Then you decide.
The bottom line is we're broke and what do you think is going to happen when the government admits it cannot pay the interest is owes to the federal reserve?
What's coming next? I know, do you?
Have you got your tin foil hat on?
Ah, but the tinfoil was made in China. . .
You Sir are the primary reason background and sanity evaluations need to be strengthened in order to purchase a firearm.
Very aptly put !
Let me guess.... OK, I got it...
THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!!
It done fell . . . .DUMMY!
You understand that you are promoting armed insurrection against your democratically elected government, right? Last I heard, that was treason and puts you in the same league as a Muslim terrorist. You have heard of IP addresses? I hope that the FBI drops in later today.
well you would know since your so smart that our country is a Republic not a democracy. Democracy is a joke its another fancy word for socialist do some history and you will see its the democrats who are teh racisits bigots all KKK members were democrat but not all democrat were kkk members democrats supported the enslavement of the blacks and the republicans voted against it back in 1960 80% of black families voted republican 80% in 1960 85% of blacks were employed and or married with children husband and wife the destruction came when democrats decided to destroy the american family look at history im not taking out of my a– this is true democrats are the true racists they re destoying the family through gay marriage destruction of the catholic church contraceptive legalized marijuana and race wars. Democrats knew that becuase they voted in majority against the civil rights bill that they needed to seem relevant so they simply said that republicans were the racists rich that only wanted to enslave and take the others wealth well i have news for you i make 20k and im a republican and dam proud. Ask yourself why does the democratic party rely on bashing or destroying the other sides charecter you dont see republicans doing that look at romney he could have said so much about obama but choose not to becuase he is a gentlemen having a discussion instead obama called romney a falt out liar obama is the liar and he is starting a race war step back and really look at what your supporting.
ph-uk you and the fbi
Everyone, get a grip. People said the absolute worst things about W. Video games were made. Obama said W was not a patriot when he upped the debt ceiling. I remember people (with low IQs, actually) "slyly" calling W "Mr. Bush", not President Bush, implying he was illegitimate. I remember a college friend hoping Reagan died when he was shot. Blah, blah, blah.
But a couple of things we all have to understand. Would you say society, on the whole, has become better or worse in the last 50 years? You may like gay marriage or abortion or whatever. Not arguing pro or con. I am simply stating that with everything you like, there may have been a few negative things that have slipped through. Decaying cities. Babies having babies. High divorce rates. Worsening education. Falling wages. Etc., etc., etc. These things don't necessitate armed insurrection. However, to think that, somehow, putting more people on foodstamps, disability, 99 weeks of unemployment, free contraception, is going to fix our country's ills, you are delusional.
We don't live under a tyranny yet. Not even close. But do you really feel free? If you depend upon the government for your shelter, food and healthcare even though you have the ability to obtain those things for yourself, are you really free? It isn't about caring for those unable to care for themselves. We all want to do that, Dem and Repub. It is about creating a permanent underclass of fulling capable people that is dependent upon someone else. And the willing members of the dependent class aren't tyrannized yet because of their dependency. But can you guarantee me that in 50 or 100 years someone won't take advantage of that dependency?
You don't just protect your liberties and freedoms because you need them today. You protect them for your children and grandchildren.
wow... someone who finally made some sense... ty and Godspeed