In an intriguing interview on Monday’s “Today Show,” Chelsea Clinton said that she would be open to running for office someday.
“Right now I’m grateful to live in a city, in a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president, my senators and my representative,” she said, adding that “If at some point that weren’t true and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, I’d have to ask and answer that question.”
As for whether or not her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will be running for president in 2016, anything is possible.
“I deeply respect and appreciate all of the admiration and respect and gratitude for my mother’s service,” Clinton said. “As a daughter, I very much want her to make the right choice for herself. I know that will be the right choice for our country, and I’ll support her in whatever she chooses to do.”
After years of shrinking from the spotlight, Chelsea Clinton has stepped up her game. She recently took a leading role at CGIU, the Clinton Global Initiative’s meeting for college students, where she appeared with daddy Bill and moderated panels and discussions, and appeared on the cover of Parade on Sunday.
Surprisingly, Chelsea doesn’t attribute her interest in public service to her parents, but rather to her grandmother, Hillary’s mother, who died in 2011. “She probably didn’t think of it as urging,” Chelsea told “Today,” “she definitely thought of it as, you know, grandmotherly nagging, and she exercised that prerogative often.”
Bubbe knows best.
Watch the whole interview here:
Hey NoMad, you have new neighbors!
Chelsea Clinton and hubby Marc Mezvinsky have signed a contract for a $10.5 million condo across the street from Madison Square Park, the New York Post reported Thursday.
The couple will be moving into 5000-square-feet on the fourth floor of 21 East 26th Street, including four bedrooms, six and a half baths, a media room, and views of the park (see pictures below). The gigantic master suite has two baths and two dressing rooms — essential for any couple who plans on staying married.
Condo fees are $4,342 a month, and the monthly real-estate taxes are $7,913, MSN Real Estate reported.
Natalie Portman stumped for President Obama on Saturday at the Nevada Women’s Summit, where she spoke about the president’s commitment to women’s rights.
Portman has a history of flexing her political muscle. In 2008, she defended Hillary Clinton against sexist barbs and then made phone calls for Democratic nominee, Obama. Four years before that, Portman took up John Kerry’s campaign as a cause.
In case you’re wondering what Portman wore while discussing politics (a collared blouse and pants), what color they were (matching black), or what Babble’s famecrawler thought of it (“uber-cute”), you can easily find that with a quick Google search.
But if you actually want to know what she said, scroll all the way down and click on the British Daily Mail article which goes into detail about her remarks. “The president has proven that he is a strong advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to women and their families, from affordable health care to fair pay and quality public education,” she said according to the Daily Mail.
Jason Segel is a guy who looks ahead and thinks big. While complimenting his current co-star Emily Blunt (“The Five Year Engagement”) in an interview with Us Weekly back in March, he mentioned that he’d ultimately like the chance to appear on the big screen together with another special gal.
Segel wasn’t talking about Mila Kunis, Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Aniston, or any of those other romcom leading ladies. He was thinking really outside the box…well, at least outside of Hollywood. Who does he want to share the marquee with? None other than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
A Hasidic newspaper in Brooklyn has attracted national attention for defying explicit White House instructions and erasing Hillary Clinton from what’s arguably the year’s most powerful photo.
The Yiddish-language newspaper, Der Tzitung, also erased Director of Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason from the image, which was taken as President Obama and his top officials watched the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Der Tzitung left all the men in the photo. The paper’s decision to alter the image directly violates instructions from the White House, which decreed upon the image’s release that it “may not be manipulated in any way.”
The Forward has learned that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not in Melbourne, Australia, as has been widely reported. According to documents that Assange accidentally leaked to his own website, Assange has set up shop in Rhinecliff, NY, where he and anonymous volunteers are amassing top-secret information about Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to Marc Mezvinsky.
The Forward has managed to plant moles in the Assange team, who have been issuing a steady stream of revelations about America’s most highly classified nuptials. Here are some of the highlights:
“If you can survive being an MOTB, being the special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism seems like a relief,” Hillary Clinton quipped recently to fellow MOTB – Mother of the Bride – U.S. Special Envoy To Combat Antisemitism Hannah Rosenthal at an event honoring Rosenthal in Washington.
Clinton has been taking time from Middle East policy to help her daughter Chelsea with tastings and dress fittings for her upcoming wedding to Marc Mezvinsky on July 31. Specifics of the wedding have been kept so quiet that “details are harder to ferret out than the president’s Afghanistan strategy,” the New York Times Style Section declared this Sunday.
As if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doesn’t already have enough trouble with Israel, now this: Clinton is now expected to put some pressure on the Israelis once again, this time not because of the settlements, but because of gefilte fish.
Turns out that Israel has imposed a 120% import duty on processed gefilte fish — the famous Jewish Passover staple, and this decision made it to the floor of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday.
“I have [in my district] the world’s only fish processor of gefilte fish,” stated Illinois Republican Don Manzullo when his turn came to present Clinton with questions. As Manzullo described the origins of the fish (Asian carp caught in Lower Mississippi and the Great Lakes), Secretary Clinton began to chuckle as did some of the committee members.
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