Hillary Clinton speaking in Calgary


mentalfloss
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Hillary Clinton speaking in Calgary

CALGARY — She is the odds-on favourite right now to become the next President of the United States — if she decides to run for the position as one of the world’s most powerful and influential leaders.

But before then, Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and first lady, will pay a visit to Calgary.

Clinton will have a public speaking engagement in the city the morning of Thursday March 6 at the Telus Convention Centre. Tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday through Ticketmaster.

The event is being produced by Calgary entrepreneurs Christian Darbyshire and Andy McCreath of tinePublic Inc., which in the past has brought to the city such well-known personalities as former U.S. president George W. Bush, former British prime minister Tony Blair, Oprah Winfrey and former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Calgary entrepreneurs declined to comment when contacted about Clinton’s visit.

Clinton’s appearance in Calgary is sure to draw plenty of interest.

A recent poll by Washington Post-ABC News has her overwhelmingly positioned as the front-runner in the Democratic Party nomination process for the 2016 presidential campaign. In fact, she was 61 percentage points ahead of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden — the largest margin in the history of the poll.

But Clinton, wife of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, has not yet tipped her hat on whether or not she will run in the presidential campaign. She would be the first female president in the history of the U.S. if she won.

The graduate of Yale law school was born Oct. 26, 1947 in Chicago.

From 2009 to 2013, she was the 67th Secretary of State serving under President Barack Obama.

Ted Morton, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary and an executive in residence at the School of Public Policy at the U of C, said he is not surprised that Clinton has an overwhelming initial lead heading into the 2016 presidential election campaign.

“You might recall that back in 2007, 2008 she had an overwhelming lead over all the other candidates including Obama,” said Morton.

He said Clinton has a strong political base with the organized labour movement in the U.S.

“In terms of implications for Alberta and Canada (if Clinton became president) particularly with respect to gas imports and pipelines, labour unions with I think no exceptions support Keystone XL (pipeline from Alberta through the States) because they see its economic value in terms of job creation and probably a lot of them see it in terms of strategic security and not having to see their sons and daughters go halfway around the world to fight wars too,” said Morton.

“Because of her labour union connection, she will be much more open and sensitive to, much more receptive to, a continental energy policy. In other words, continued and even expanded imports from Canada. Having been Secretary of State for four years and spent a heckuva lot of time in the Middle East and seeing how the strategic value of oil drives not just American foreign policy but military commitments and military costs as well, she’ll have a much stronger appreciation of the strategic value of energy security, and again particularly of North American energy security ... On those two points, she would be much more receptive and supportive of an expanded Canada/U.S. energy relationship than Obama has been.”

Morton said that when Clinton was Secretary of State in 2010 she issued the Department of State’s environmental impact statement on Keystone XL, preliminary version, and it said that Keystone XL would have no material negative impact on American interests.

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pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Hillary Clinton speaking in Calgary

CALGARY — She is the odds-on favourite right now to become the next President of the United States — if she decides to run for the position as one of the world’s most powerful and influential leaders.

But before then, Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and first lady, will pay a visit to Calgary.

Clinton will have a public speaking engagement in the city the morning of Thursday March 6 at the Telus Convention Centre. Tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday through Ticketmaster.

The event is being produced by Calgary entrepreneurs Christian Darbyshire and Andy McCreath of tinePublic Inc., which in the past has brought to the city such well-known personalities as former U.S. president George W. Bush, former British prime minister Tony Blair, Oprah Winfrey and former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Calgary entrepreneurs declined to comment when contacted about Clinton’s visit.

Clinton’s appearance in Calgary is sure to draw plenty of interest.

A recent poll by Washington Post-ABC News has her overwhelmingly positioned as the front-runner in the Democratic Party nomination process for the 2016 presidential campaign. In fact, she was 61 percentage points ahead of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden — the largest margin in the history of the poll.

But Clinton, wife of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, has not yet tipped her hat on whether or not she will run in the presidential campaign. She would be the first female president in the history of the U.S. if she won.

The graduate of Yale law school was born Oct. 26, 1947 in Chicago.

From 2009 to 2013, she was the 67th Secretary of State serving under President Barack Obama.

Ted Morton, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary and an executive in residence at the School of Public Policy at the U of C, said he is not surprised that Clinton has an overwhelming initial lead heading into the 2016 presidential election campaign.

“You might recall that back in 2007, 2008 she had an overwhelming lead over all the other candidates including Obama,” said Morton.

He said Clinton has a strong political base with the organized labour movement in the U.S.

“In terms of implications for Alberta and Canada (if Clinton became president) particularly with respect to gas imports and pipelines, labour unions with I think no exceptions support Keystone XL (pipeline from Alberta through the States) because they see its economic value in terms of job creation and probably a lot of them see it in terms of strategic security and not having to see their sons and daughters go halfway around the world to fight wars too,” said Morton.

“Because of her labour union connection, she will be much more open and sensitive to, much more receptive to, a continental energy policy. In other words, continued and even expanded imports from Canada. Having been Secretary of State for four years and spent a heckuva lot of time in the Middle East and seeing how the strategic value of oil drives not just American foreign policy but military commitments and military costs as well, she’ll have a much stronger appreciation of the strategic value of energy security, and again particularly of North American energy security ... On those two points, she would be much more receptive and supportive of an expanded Canada/U.S. energy relationship than Obama has been.”

Morton said that when Clinton was Secretary of State in 2010 she issued the Department of State’s environmental impact statement on Keystone XL, preliminary version, and it said that Keystone XL would have no material negative impact on American interests.

Hillary Clinton speaking in Calgary (external - login to view)

With zero chance of getting the Ann Coulter treatment .
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

With zero chance of getting the Ann Coulter treatment .

If that ever happened......the outrage from the left would reach cataclysmic proportion.....................
 
mentalfloss
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Clinton praises Ottawa’s carbon co-operation, mum on Keystone decision

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Ottawa’s offer to co-operate with the United States on reducing oil and gas-related carbon emissions is a welcome development, though she steered clear of predicting how the contentious Keystone XL pipeline might fit into that pledge.

Ms. Clinton told a Calgary business audience anxious for hints on the fate of the pipeline that Canada and the U.S. should work together on an energy and climate pact that could serve as a starting point for one that encompasses the entire Western Hemisphere.

In a letter to current Secretary of State John Kerry late last month, Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., said the Harper government wants to work with Washington on curbing energy-related pollution. The letter also urged approval of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline to the southern U.S. from Alberta, now in its sixth year of regulatory review.

“I think that was a very welcome offer by Prime Minister Harper, by your ambassador, to begin such a discussion,” said Ms. Clinton, seen as a front-runner for Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, but as-yet undeclared.

“I think the opportunity for the United States and Canada to co-operate on both energy and the environment – and it has to be together, not one or the other – is unprecedented and would give both of our countries an opportunity to really take the lead globally in producing energy in sustainable, safe ways that do not harm the environment, and also taking steps to try to prevent and mitigate the effects of climate change,” she said.

In January, a State Department environmental assessment concluded that the pipeline, aimed at feeding refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast with Canadian crude, would not significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Kerry’s department is weighing an approval decision, as it did when Ms. Clinton was secretary. President Barack Obama has final word, though he has no firm deadline.

She declined to answer a question from a former Canadian ambassador to Washington, Frank McKenna, on whether the lengthy delay is being driven by U.S. politics, and if Canada could expect an answer soon.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has described a U.S. approval as a “no-brainer” given the project’s promise of jobs and energy security on both sides of the border. More recently, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird showed the government’s frustration with the plodding process, saying, “The time for a decision on Keystone is now, even if it’s not the right one. We can’t continue in this state of limbo.”

Ms. Clinton described the U.S. review as “very comprehensive,” taking into account concerns of various states as well as prospects for jobs, impact on climate and other aspects.

“Ultimately, Sec. Kerry will have to make that decision. And I think it’s important not to let whatever that decision is on one pipeline colour the potential for co-operation across the board between the United States and Canada on energy production and climate change,” Ms. Clinton said.

The speech to 2,500 people on Thursday morning followed an evening talk in Vancouver. In both cities, she criticized Russia’s incursion into Ukraine and the tactics of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Clinton praises Ottawa’s carbon co-operation, mum on Keystone decision - The Globe and Mail
 
MHz
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Darn and I have to wash my hair that night, What night is it happening?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Hillary Clinton speaking in Calgary

CALGARY — She is the odds-on favourite right now to become the next President of the United States — if she decides to run for the position as one of the world’s most powerful and influential leaders.

Hillary Clinton speaking in Calgary (external - login to view)


Which party would she run for? I can't see how she'd have a ghost of a chance winning as a Democrat as I would say from all the posts I've read, the populace is against Obama about 99/1. Does anyone in his/her right mind really believe she has the gumption and sagacity to overcome that?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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You're assuming logic in Dem politics. If Hillary wins the Dem nomination, they'll line up behind her.

Just like the Reps did with Romney. Most of them despised Romney.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

You're assuming logic in Dem politics. If Hillary wins the Dem nomination, they'll line up behind her.

Just like the Reps did with Romney. Most of them despised Romney.


Yeah, it sure makes sense given the sleaziness of politics in general. If everyone just had the brains to stay home on election day we could rid ourselves of all these f**king parasites!
 
BaalsTears
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What has Hillary Clinton accomplished other than running interference for her huband's philandering?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

What has Hillary Clinton accomplished other than running interference for her huband's philandering?



She's blond isn't she? -
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

What has Hillary Clinton accomplished other than running interference for her huband's philandering?

Republicans were just pissed that they didn't have an intern under their desks.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

What has Hillary Clinton accomplished other than running interference for her huband's philandering?

She would be the first prez with tits. Anyone left of Rush Limblaugh would have to vote for her or risk being labeled anti feminist.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

She would be the first prez with tits. Anyone left of Rush Limblaugh would have to vote for her or risk being labeled anti feminist.


I don't think you have to worry about her being prez!
 
BaalsTears
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

She would be the first prez with tits. Anyone left of Rush Limblaugh would have to vote for her or risk being labeled anti feminist.

She'll be the first president with tits, and junk between the legs. Feminists in America are pretty masculine.
 

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