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Thursday, December 31, 2009

William J. Clinton Foundation 2009 Year-End Report

Clinton Foundation announces significant strides in combating HIV/AIDS, climate change and childhood obesity, and supporting economic development in 2009.

New York, NY – The William J. Clinton Foundation today announced wide-ranging accomplishments in 2009 in the areas of health care, climate change, sustainable growth, and economic opportunity.

Founded by President Bill Clinton, the Foundation’s initiatives – including the Clinton Global Initiative

Before midnight tonight, make a donation of $50 or more and receive your 2010 calendar featuring inspiring images from our work across the globe.

There are only hours left to make a tax-deductible gift in 2009. Your donation is enormously important to our work, and you can be confident that it immediately will be put to good use.

We were recently ranked one of the "Top 25 Givers" by Barron's and the Global Philanthropy Group, recognizing our ability to take your dollars "very far" and deliver "innovative solutions to lingering problems." More than 95 percent of your donation goes directly to programs.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

January at the Clinton Center

Celebrate the New Year at the Clinton Center. "Jewels to Jelly Beans" enters its final month, and we invite students to "Read My Pins" with Secretary Madeleine Albright.

See a full listing of upcoming events.

Now until January 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Donate $50 to a good cause, get a free calendar

2 Days Left to receive our 16-month wall calendar, featuring the places we work and the people we help, in thanks for your year-end gift of $50 or more.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

'We built back better' after tsunami: Bill Clinton

Former US president Bill Clinton, who helped raise millions of dollars in aid for tsunami-hit Asian nations, said the hard-hit region "built back better" in the five years since the disaster.

"We will never forget the stories of those who lost their loved ones and all

Monday, December 21, 2009

In Newsweek this week Bill Clinton on Global Philanthropy

The 42nd president of the United States hasn't silently retired. Through the William J. Clinton Foundation, he has focused on world philanthropy and problem solving. Clinton spoke with NEWSWEEK's Jon Meacham. Excerpts:

Very good and long article

Saturday, December 19, 2009

VIDEO Happy Holidays from Bill Clinton

President Clinton reflects on the accomplishments of the Clinton Foundation in 2009 and wishes his Facebook fans a happy holiday season.

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Deadline for Clinton Global Initiative University

Due to overwhelming demand, we have extended the application deadline for the third Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), to February 22, 2010. This year’s meeting will take place at the University of Miami, Florida from April 16 – 18, 2010. Visit our website to apply to attend.

The 2010 meeting – hosted jointly by President Clinton and the University of Miami – will focus on how students like you can take practical action to solve global challenges in education, environment & climate change, peace & human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Attending the CGI U Annual Meeting is free. Travel assistance is available for those who qualify.

CGI U is also excited to launch its campus representative program for 2010. CGI U campus representatives work with students, universities, and CGI U headquarters to conduct outreach, organize events, and support CGI U commitments. Click here to learn about becoming a campus representative.

I hope to see you in Miami!


Keisha Senter
Director, CGI U

Due to overwhelming demand, we have extended the application deadline for the third Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), to February 22, 2010. This year’s meeting will take place at the University of Miami, Florida from April 16 – 18, 2010. Visit our website to apply to attend.

The 2010 meeting – hosted jointly by President Clinton and the University of Miami – will focus on how students like you can take practical action to solve global challenges in education, environment & climate change, peace & human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Attending the CGI U Annual Meeting is free. Travel assistance is available for those who qualify.

Click here to apply to attend the CGI U 2010 Annual Meeting.
Click here to watch footage of CGI U members in action.
Click here to learn about becoming a CGI U Campus Rep.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bill Clinton has sent a thankful letter to Association Friends of The USA in Kosovo

Dear Agim:
Thank you for all your hard work to organize the commissioning and unveiling of the statue bearing my likeness in Prishtina.

I know that you worked tirelessly to see this project through to completion, and I am very grateful for your dedicated efforts.

Because of you, my part in your in country's history will be forever commemorated, and I am humbled and deeply honored by this gesture.

Once again, I appreciate all you have done.

Bill Clinton
December 15, 2009

Bill Clinton pitches e-mail for Sen. Lincoln's reelection effort in Arkansas

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) got a boost in her reelection effort on Thursday morning by way of a fundraising e-mail from former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton, the one-time governor of Arkansas, sent an e-mail to Lincoln supporters asking for funds and seeking to beat back attacks from the senator's left and right

Dear Friend,

I am going to tell you what I told Senator Lincoln this week: She's going to win this thing.

Here's why. The Republicans are doing what they always do -- using fear and misinformation to obstruct. They tried it on me and they're up to their same old tricks now with Blanche.

She is doing what she always does -- fighting for the people of Arkansas, being an independent voice for progress and using her influence to get things done.

Make no mistake, this will be a tough fight. But I know Senator Lincoln well and I know she is up to it. That's why I'm standing with her and I'm asking you to do the same. She needs to know that we have her back.

Click here to make a contribution of $5 or more to stand with me in support of Senator Lincoln.

I remember all those times when I was in office and Blanche came to me with her "to-do list" for Arkansas. "Mr. President, I know that we come from the same place," she would say with her charm. "But, I want to remind you that Arkansas has critical needs." And most of those times, Blanche got what she asked for.

She is a fighter, as anyone in Congress or any Arkansan she has helped can tell you. Today, we are closer than ever to passing health insurance reform that will make insurance for those who have it make sense, cover more working families who don't have it, and slow the inflation in cost that is hurting our economy, costing us jobs, and holding down pay raises. Senator Lincoln is one of the big reasons why.

Through all the attacks from the left and the right, Blanche has maintained a steady course for common sense reforms that matter most to a rural state like Arkansas where most people are self-employed or employees of small businesses. I admire her grit and I want to help her. I hope you do too.

Click here to make a contribution of $5 or more to stand with me and help Senator Lincoln.

Blanche Lincoln has proven time and again that she is a great U.S. Senator for Arkansas. Now that she is the first Arkansan ever to chair the Senate Agriculture Committee and at the center of the health care debate, we couldn't hope for more influence for our small state. She is exactly where you should want your Senator to be.

I know that the other side will spend millions of dollars saying terrible things about her, because they think that's their only way to return to power. That's why she needs the resources before December 31 - the last reporting deadline of 2009 - to fight back.

I hope I can count on you to join me and be there for her. Please make a contribution to her campaign today.


Bill Clinton

Clinton urges passage of Senate health care bill

Former President Bill Clinton, who is all-too-familiar with what happens when Congress doesn't pass health care reform, issues a rare statement on the ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill.

Clinton, who had a similar message for the Senate Democrats recently in a party lunch, says he knows the cost of inaction and calls it a good bill.

The statement:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Press Release: Cities Join Forces on Electric Vehicles

Fourteen of the world’s largest cities today committed to take steps over the next year to make their cities more electric vehicle-friendly, in collaboration with four leading vehicle manufacturers and the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI). The announcement was made at the ‘Climate Summit for Mayors’, which is being held alongside the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.

Clinton, 180 potential donors set for Marshals Museum reception

Around 180 guests from Arkansas and around the country are expected to attend the first high-profile — but completely private — event scheduled Dec. 18 for the U.S. Marshals Museum at which former President Bill Clinton will serve as the ceremonial host.

The invitation-only event to be held at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock is designed to attract individuals who may directly or indirectly donate to the construction and operation of the museum

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bill Clinton Pens New Britannica Article on Dayton Accords

Encyclopaedia Britannica has published a new article about the 1995 Dayton Accords written by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the company said today. The article, about the agreement signed in Paris fourteen years ago today ending the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is now available on Britannica's Web sites.

Mr. Clinton's article recounts one of the bloodiest chapters in post-World War II European history. It explains the origins of the fighting among ethnic Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims that erupted in the early 1990s after the breakup of the Yugoslav federation, the suffering of civilians, the early attempts to make peace and changes in U.S. and NATO policy, including willingness to use force against Bosnian Serb aggressors, that brought all parties to the table. The agreement, reached during a conference near Dayton, Ohio, in November 1995, brought the conflict to an end.
read what he wrote

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tsunami-hit communities ready for future: Bill Clinton

Communities devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami have "built back better" and lessons were learned for future disaster recovery, said Bill Clinton, who served as U.N. special envoy for tsunami rebuilding.

Poll: Democrats' Favorite Recent President Is Bill Clinton -- Not Obama

A national survey from Public Policy Polling (D), asking respondents about their favorite and least favorite recent presidents, finds an interesting result: Bill Clinton outranks Barack Obama, thanks to a lead among Democrats.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Business leaders key to solving climate crisis says Bill Clinton

In an exclusive video message delivered to delegates attending a COP15 meeting at Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle just outside Copenhagen on Saturday evening, ex-US president Bill Clinton said: “No matter what agreement is made in Copenhagen, the business leaders brought together by the Copenhagen Climate Council and the UN Global Compact are key to whether we can actually solve this crisis. There can be no effective response to the climate problem without business innovation, investment, and low-carbon technology and processes.”

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bill Clinton Asks: What Will Your Commitment Be?

President Clinton to speak at Palm Beach event

The foundation describes itself as an organization that “strengthens Jewish identity, energizes the community’s relationship with Israel and meets the human needs of the Jewish community.”

Thursday, December 10, 2009

President Clinton Announces that the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative Will Become the Clinton Health Access Initiative

The Clinton Health Access Initiative will carry on and expand the projects previously conducted through the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative and will continue working in association with governments and other NGO partners to expand access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS and malaria, and to strengthen integrated health systems around the world. President Clinton will continue to lead CHAI as the chairman of its board, and CHAI will continue to work alongside the Clinton Foundation.

Human Rights Day 2009: President Clinton Continues his Campaign for Equality through His Foundation

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrine this timeless truth for all people and all nations: respect for human rights is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace."

With these words, President Clinton proclaimed Human Rights Day in the United States on December 10, 1993, and built his Administration’s foreign policy on promoting democracy and human rights.

In addition to issuing an order to create an interagency working group to help enforce and ratify human rights treaties, the Clinton Administration established a genocide early warning center and funded nongovernmental organizations that responded rapidly to human rights emergencies. His leadership helped to end genocide in the Balkans and expand human rights and religious freedom worldwide, including in China, Burma, and Sudan

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bill Clinton speaks to Jewish charity in Phila.

"You do this work you do out of love and affection for people with whom you identify," Clinton told about 750 people at a fund-raising reception for the Jewish charity. "The Rwandans do this work with people who killed their loved ones, because they can't get away from each other."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bill Clinton Talks About His School of Public Service

Facebook Fan Eric Eyotre wanted to know more about the Clinton School of Public Service. Watch President Clinton’s response, as he talks about the program at the University of Arkansas that he is so proud of.
WATCH Bill Clinton's answer

Monday, December 7, 2009

Climate talks an economic opportunity-Bill Clinton

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Monday that to reach a new deal to combat climate change, global warming needs to be sold as an economic opportunity not "a dose of castor oil you have to swallow."

photo from today

Give a gift that matters: President Bill Clinton

send your friends a Clinton Foundation holiday eCard. Read how it works

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bill Clinton Endorses Coakley In Senate Primary

Former President Bill Clinton has endorsed Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the special election for U.S. Senate.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bill Clinton and Wafaa El-Sadr discuss the future of AIDS advocacy

Clinton spoke Tuesday at a panel organized by the Mailman School of Public Health to mark World AIDS Day . He was joined by Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University, and other panelists representing non-profit and community initiatives seeking to prevent the spread of AIDS. The event was sponsored by Columbia’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Video Bill Clinton see how you can get a Clinton Foundation calendar

Amy ,

Before you finish reading this email, a child will die from AIDS. Two minutes later, another will die.

But there are solutions. There is hope for those who had none, as long as we work together to make it happen.

With you by our side, that's what we do every day through the Clinton Foundation. We give people hope by figuring out long-term, large-scale solutions to urgent problems like climate change, childhood obesity in the United States, poverty, and deadly diseases like AIDS and malaria. You, Amy , are part of that solution.

Today -- World AIDS Day -- I encourage you to watch this brief video that describes our impact. And join with me this holiday season in helping to save and improve more lives by making a tax-deductible gift.

In thanks for your uplifting gift of $50 or more, you’ll receive a limited-edition Clinton Foundation calendar:

Bill Clinton World Aids Day live webcast at 12:15pm from Columbia U.

President Bill Clinton is participating in a panel discussion on World AIDS Day, hosted by the Clinton Foundation and the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. President Clinton will be joined by Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, Director ICAP, and other distinguished panelists to address the global and domestic state of HIV/AIDS.
The conversation with President Clinton will be available via a live webcast on this page on
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. EST.
go to the lonk to learn more and launch

Monday, November 30, 2009

December Events at the Clinton Library

Last month, the Clinton Center celebrated "Five Days of Giving" as an opportunity to reflect, give back and look forward. We will continue this month as we honor the past, reminiscence with old friends and celebrate the season.

See a full listing of upcoming events.

Special World AIDS Day Event with President Bill Clinton

On Tuesday, December 1, The Clinton Foundation and the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health will host a World AIDS day event featuring President Clinton. Clinton will discuss the current AIDS crisis and the progress both organizations have made in the fight against AIDS.
Free admission tickets for tomorrow’s event were granted on a “first come, first served" basis to people in the New York area today, but for those unable to attend the event, a live webcast will be available for viewing. Simply register online and on Tuesday morning receive instructions via email for watching the webcast. Three registrants will also be randomly selected to receive a free copy of Bill Clinton’s My Life as well as tea produced by farmers that the Clinton Foundation works with in Rwanda.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bill Clinton's World

If you wanted to know how Bill Clinton thought when he was president, you ignored the scripted set-piece speeches and instead went to listen to him talk off the cuff at an evening fundraiser. At night, he would ruminate extemporaneously on race, religion, science, and the nature of the human soul. His mind would roam widely and yet pull together disparate themes into a coherent narrative as no other politician of his generation. Today, the place to hear him think out loud is at the annual Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York, where he gathers hundreds of heads of state, business moguls, nonprofit executives, academics, and even Hollywood stars not just to talk about the world's problems but


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

VIDEO President Clinton Provides Updates on the Work of His Foundation: November 2009


FREE You're invited to a special event featuring President Clinton

On World AIDS Day -- Tuesday, December 1 -- we'd like to provide you with much more than an email update. You're invited to a special event featuring President Clinton who will discuss the current AIDS crisis and the progress we've made.

The event -- hosted by the Clinton Foundation and the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health -- begins at 12:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday in New York City.

Seats are FREE but First Come First Serve. You must RSVP Here

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series featuring James Carville and Mary Matalin

The Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series is presented by the Clinton School, the William J. Clinton Foundation and AT&T.

When: Monday, December 7, 2009
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Lecture
A book signing of All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President will follow.
Books will be available for purchase.
Where: Robinson Center
Barry L. Travis Exhibition Hall,
426 West Markham, Little Rock

Secure Your Place to Meet President Bill Clinton at the Prepaid Expo USA

Prepaid Expo USA is excited to announce that a limited number of attendees will have the opportunity to take their photo with President Bill Clinton before his Keynote address on Monday, February 22nd. Secure your place among the 50 attendees that will be chosen from the drawing to meet President Clinton by registering for the Prepaid Expo USA 2010* by December 11th.
It is in Vegas!

Monday, November 23, 2009

81-Year-Old to Spend a Day with Bill Clinton

Heavens to Betsy!"

That was Marcia Shpall’s reaction when the 81-year-old graduate student found out she would be spending a day with President Clinton.

A mother of four and grandmother of six, Marcia is getting her master’s degree at the Josef Korbel School of International Relations in Denver, Colorado.

She made a donation to the Clinton Foundation in late October in response to an opportunity to spend World AIDS Day, December 1, with Bill Clinton in New York City. But she never dreamed she would be selected: "I never win anything!"


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will speak at an environmental expo in Windsor in April. Ticket on sale this morning

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Video: Pres. Bill Clinton speaking at Gov. Bruce King

entire eulogy!!!!

Friends, politicians to mourn former NM Gov. King

Former president Bill Clinton joined more than 2,000 mourners at a funeral for former Gov. Bruce King, New Mexico's longest serving governor.

Clinton delivered a eulogy Saturday, recalling King as an astute politician with a sharp sense of humor and a common touch.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Watch President Clinton talk about the lives his Foundation has helped

People from around the world have shared stories of how the Clinton Foundation has improved their lives. Watch President Clinton talk about these stories behind the statistics that inspire him every day. And watch all the stories at

President Clinton measures the success of his Foundation by the people we’ve reached, the lives we’ve saved, and the hope we’ve restored. Hear people from around the world, from farmers in Africa and entrepreneurs in South America to Ellen DeGeneres and Paul Farmer, tell their Clinton Foundation

Clinton Presidential Center celebrates fifth anniversary



Clinton tours his library with Ark. schoolchildren

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A message from Bill Clinton

Amy, I grew up in the age before television in a family of hardworking, caring storytellers who taught me that everyone has a story. This has inspired much of the work I do today through my Foundation -- helping to give people better stories to tell about their lives, their future, and their world. Our measurable results are a part of the story: More than 2 million people living with HIV/AIDS now have access to lifesaving treatment. More than 3 million kids in the United States lead healthier lives. And 40 cities are protecting the planet by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Little Rock's Clinton Presidential Center is now five years old. Bill's Remarks

Former President Bill Clinton was back home today to mark the occasion.

He joined a crowd of about 1,000 for an anniversary celebration luncheon that was set up under a large tent on the center's grounds.

Stepping up to the podium, Clinton compared the goal of the center with how it operates today.

"I wanted to build this library so people would come through here and leave and say

Monday, November 16, 2009

Elton John to Honor President Clinton with Philanthropy Award

Sir Elton John will present an Enduring Vision Award to President Bill Clinton for his global leadership on the issue of HIV/AIDS on Monday, November 16, at the eighth annual An Enduring Vision benefit of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).

VIDEO Bill Clinton in Jerusalem

Raw Video

Bill Clinton To Present Award To Honor Lantos

Former President Bill Clinton will be presenting the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society's Life and Liberty Award to Tom Lantos, the late congressman who was the only Holocaust survivor to be elected to the House.

Barack Obama Proves He is No Bill Clinton

While Clinton appealed to the American center ideologically – through issues as well as rhetoric – Obama appealed to the center only rhetorically. That is, Obama did not embrace a centrist policy agenda during the campaign, or after. Instead, he appealed to the center by emphasizing to no end that he would move in a different direction than the unpopular President Bush. It was enough to win without compromising himself as the die-hard liberal we all knew him to be.

Consequently, Obama has not pursued a centrist policy agenda that would produce bi-partisan support.

He should have.
GREAT read

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton to speak in Chicago next year

The Biotechnology Industry Organization's annual meeting May 3-6 in Chicago will serve as backdrop for the two former leaders in what the group says will have them "appear together as co-keynote speakers at the 2010 BIO International Convention," the group confirmed.

The two former presidents will share a McCormick Place stage May 4, taking questions submitted by BIO President,0,1109867.story

More photos of Bill Clinton in Israel

Former President Bill Clinton Visits the Kosel PLUS SLIDESHOW

PHOTO LINK BELOW: Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday made a visit to the Kosel, escorted by Kosel rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bill Clinton in Israel: There would be peace if Rabin were still alive

"In the last 14 years, not a single week has gone by that I did not think of Yitzhak Rabin and miss him terribly," Clinton told a VIP gathering at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv.

"Nor has a single week gone by in which I have not reaffirmed my conviction that had he not lost his life on that terrible November night, within three years we would have had a comprehensive agreement for peace in the Middle East."


Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Clinton Presidential Center is celebrating its 5th Anniversary

This week the Center is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with "Five Days of Giving," starting Saturday, November 14, featuring free admission to the Library, a coat drive benefiting Central Arkansas families, and a service day with City Year. It culminates with a "Thank You, Arkansas" luncheon on Wednesday, November 18, with Bill Clinton himself. Get a full schedule of events.

Bill Clinton + Common at Millennium Network fundraiser at House of Blues: Review

Clinton’s remarks were so dense and thoughtful that I’d like to transcribe the entire talk—but in the interest of timeliness, here are some excerpted remarks that struck a chord with me.Read more:

Clinton event raises six figures at Marina City

Early estimates were that between $150,000 and $300,000 was raised. Tickets to the event cost $150. The price of admission to a VIP reception started at $1,500.
Clinton was in Chicago to promote his new “Millennium Network” that invites people age 45 and under to get involved in the work of the Clinton Foundation.
“You can change the world,” said Clinton. “There is always going to be a gap between what the government can provide and the private sector can produce. You got to step into it.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Clinton addresses homelessness and HIV at Chicago House event
As people around the nation acknowledge the service of veterans, Bill Clinton today addressed guests at a luncheon held at Chicago's Palmer House hotel about the service and responsibility every individual has in addressing homelessness and the growing problem of HIV. "We are in this together; around the corner and around the world," he told the crowd of nearly a thousand

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bill Clinton rallies Senate Democrats on healthcare

Clinton said he told the senators there was no perfect bill and "the worst thing to do is nothing."
"There is no perfect solution because it is a big open organic system that will have to be changed repeatedly over the next four or five years, but it's important to make a beginning," Clinton told reporters

Poet Maya Angelou is escorted by former U.S. president Bill Clinton (R) to accept a 2009 Award

Women, Angelou told the crowd in her speech, "are rainbows in the clouds."
"I am grateful to be a woman," said Angelou, who won the lifetime achievement award. "I must have done something great in another life." As for the men: "You have to write your own poem," the poet said to laughter, including from Clinton, the man who had called upon her to recite poetry at his inauguration.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bill Clinton heads for the Hill

Clinton, the last Democratic president to attempt health care reform, will address Senate Democrats at their weekly caucus meeting Tuesday at 1:45 p.m, a senior Democratic aide said

Clinton: Debate Has Evolved Since ’90s

In my second term as president, the big climate debate in Washington was over whether global warming posed a serious threat to our future and whether, if it did, we and other nations could reduce emissions without doing serious damage to the economy.

Bill Clinton on the Berlin Wall and Why We Owe George H.W. Bush Thanks

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and I thought you might enjoy President Bill Clinton's take on what happened on November 9, 1989. He and President George H.W. Bush were both honored a few weeks ago by The International Crisis Group at a dinner in New York City. Lauren Bush stood in for her grandfather, and here's what 42 had to say, both about 41 and 43

Bill Clinton Student Rates Posted

Bill Clinton in Chicago Nov 11 Just announced: Student rush tickets for $100. Student ID required at door. Select "Student Ticket" below

Friday, November 6, 2009

Come Join Bill Clinton in Chicago

Bill Clinton is coming to Chicago to raise money for his Foundation
The reception on Wednesday, November 11th will truly be an inspiring evening featuring President Clinton and a special live performance by Chicago native and GRAMMY award winner COMMON. The event will also include complimentary hor'dourves and bar. All funds raised at the event will go towards supporting the initiatives of the William J. Clinton Foundation.
General Admission - $150
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
8:00-11:00 PM
House of Blues Chicago
329 N.DearbornChicago, IL 60654
To purchase tickets online click the link below. If you could select my name from the "invited by" drop down menu in step 3 I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks Amy Dugan

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November Programs at the Clinton Center

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center celebrates its fifth anniversary on November 18. This milestone is the inspiration for “Five Days of Giving,” an opportunity to reflect, give back, and look forward. See a full listing of upcoming events.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Clinton, Bush 'debate' canceled

Update at 4:59 p.m. ET: A February "debate" between former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton "has been nixed because the promoter overhyped it as a death-match faceoff between the men," the New York Post is reporting.

Bill Clinton links extremism, lack of opportunity

Clinton told a packed basketball stadium at the American University in Dubai that people are driven to blow themselves up because they "believe they have more to gain in the next world than this one" and that "tomorrow is going to be just like yesterday."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bill Clinton to debate George W. Bush

The event is scheduled for February 2010 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, according to the NY Post.
Tickets will cost anywhere between $60 to $1250.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bill Clinton is coming to Chicago to raise money for his Foundation

Bill Clinton is coming to Chicago to raise money for his Foundation
The reception on Wednesday, November 11th will truly be an inspiring evening featuring President Clinton and a special live performance by Chicago native and GRAMMY award winner COMMON. The event will also include complimentary hor'dourves and bar. All funds raised at the event will go towards supporting the initiatives of the William J. Clinton Foundation.
General Admission - $150
Wednesday, November 11, 20098:00-11:00 PM
House of Blues Chicago329 N.
DearbornChicago, IL 60654
To purchase tickets online click the link below. If you could select my name from the "invited by" drop down menu in step 3 I would greatly appreciate it.
ThanksAmy Dugan

Clinton: I would've stayed in White House 'until I was carried away in coffin'

Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that, without term limits, he would have stayed in the job "until I was carried away in a coffin, or defeated in an election."
"I loved doing the job," Clinton said at a conference in Istanbul. "I loved being president, but I like my current life too. ..... I'll leave the politics to my wife and to President Obama."

Former President Bill Clinton will keynote the 2009 Delaware Jefferson-Jackson dinner

The fundraiser will be held at the Chase Center on Tuesday, Nov. 10. tickets SOLD out but overflow room may be open

idiots should get a bigger room and raise more money

Bill Clinton spoke at the Leadership for Sustainable Success

Speaking at a conference on "Leadership for Sustainable Success," Clinton asked that "You have to think: While your population is growing, why is your Christian Orthodox community shrinking?"

Sunday, November 1, 2009

SLIDESHOW of Bill Clinton in Kosovo

Former President Bill Clinton attends unveiling of 11-foot statue of himself in Kosovo capital

Thousands of ethnic Albanians braved low temperatures and a cold wind in Kosovo's capital Pristina to welcome former President Bill Clinton on Sunday as he attended the unveiling of an 11-foot (3.5-meter) statue of himself on a key boulevard that also bears his name,0,1664207.story?track=rss

An audience with Bill Clinton... Joss Stone sings for the former American president

The former US leader is hoping to introduce his Millennium Network, a series of events that engage young people in issues such as HIV/AIDS, climate change and economic opportunity worldwide, to a UK audience.
Clinton spoke at the event about his charity, the Clinton Foundation, before the soul singer took to the stage.Read more:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bill Clinton to be honored in Kosovo Sunday

Former US president Bill Clinton will visit Pristina on Sunday for the dedication of a statue celebrating his role in the fight of the Albanian majority against Serbian rule, Kosovo's prime minister, Hashim Tahci, said Thursday. The statue is to be unveiled on the Bill Clinton Boulevard, Thaci said, calling,bill-clinton-to-be-honoured-in-kosovo-sunday.html

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

VIDEO Highlights of today's event with Corzine

good article

Former President Bill Clinton returns to N.J. for Corzine events

Clinton is scheduled to appear with the governor at rallies here and in Little Falls. Clinton sought to fire up Democrats at two events last Tuesday.
does not say a time

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ted Danson invites me to meet Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton wants to fly you and a guest to New York for World AIDS Day,December 1. It's an important time to reflect on the progress that's been made to turn the tide on this deadly pandemic and the ways we can do even more. For example, your $15 donation can ensure that a child like Jean-Pierre receives lifesaving treatment for one month. Make a secure online donation today, and you could be selected for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with Bill Clinton.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bill Clinton speaks at UTPA

"It is not poverty that kills people's is the belief that tomorrow will be just like yesterday," said former President Bill Clinton. "That change is impossible, that improvement is impossible....that people will be denied the right to live their dreams."


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bill Clinton is coming to Chicago to raise money for his Foundation buy tickets now

Bill Clinton is coming to Chicago to raise money for his Foundation

The reception on Wednesday, November 11th will truly be an inspiring evening featuring President Clinton and a special live performance by Chicago native and GRAMMY award winner COMMON. The event will also include complimentary hor'dourves and bar. All funds raised at the event will go towards supporting the initiatives of the William J. Clinton Foundation.

General Admission - $150
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
8:00-11:00 PM
House of Blues Chicago
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654

To purchase tickets online click the link below. If you could select my name from the "invited by" drop down menu in step 3 I would greatly appreciate it.

Amy Dugan

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to help solve some of today's most pressing challenges -- and spend the day with President Clinton in New York.

In honor of your commitment, President Clinton is inviting you to New York City for World AIDS Day. We'll take care of airfare and hotel accommodations for you and a guest. All you need to do is take advantage of this unique opportunity before the October 31 deadline.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Clinton touts Palmer project; Helps raise funds for green initiative

The $150 per ticket event raised money for Palmer's Trenton First initiative, a 15-year-old nonprofit that the mayor plans to reorient toward funding projects that promote energy efficiency and create "green" jobs

Monday, October 19, 2009

President Bill Clinton to campaign at New Brunswick rally in support of Corzine-Weinberg, NJ Democrats

President Clinton will join Gov. Corzine and Lieutenant Gov. candidate Senator Loretta Weinberg at a rally with Rutgers University students in New Brunswick.
President Clinton also will be attending a campaign rally in Collingswood earlier in the day.
This is a free event that will take place at the College Avenue Campus Gym at Rutgers Unversity. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. To register, go to

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bill Clinton's Foundation Initiatives Working To Ensure There’s Enough Food for All

Through the work of the William J. Clinton Foundation – including the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI), Clinton Hunter Development Initiative (CHDI), and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) – efforts to improve food security not only are increasing the access to and availability of food to those who are hungry, but also are supporting the success of HIV/AIDS treatment and improving local economies.
CHAI: Fighting Hunger and Disease
The Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) fights malnutrition and HIV/AIDS simultaneously in countries as far away as

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bill Clinton wades into U.S., Canadian politics in Montreal speech

He made the remarks to an adoring crowd of 700 that gathered to watch him receive an honourary doctorate from McGill University.
"It's simply going to be impossible for us to build the world we need unless in the wealthy countries, we are ruthlessly honest about where we are wasting money and hanging on to yesterday's way of doing things," Clinton said.

Bill Clinton to Campaign With Deeds in Northern Virginia

A Deeds campaign spokesman says the event will be Tuesday in northern Virginia, most likely in Arlington or Alexandria (web news) .

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Get FREE TicketsFormer president Bill Clinton to appear in N.J. with Gov. Corzine

Gov. Jon Corzine has added former president Bill Clinton to the list of national Democrats who will appear with him in New Jersey during the final weeks of the gubernatorial campaign.

2 locations
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A Evening With President Bill Clinton

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, President Bill Clinton will be the guest speaker at a special event hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. President Clinton will discuss current global issues and the need to focus on our common humanity in an interdependent world

Bill Clinton in London Oct 30 for his Foundation $160

William J. Clinton Foundation Millennium Network London The Dorchester, Ballroom Park Lane, London W1K 1QA Friday, October 30, 2009 9:00-11:00 PM

general admission $160
VIP options too

Bill Clinton's Foundation Free Book Fighting Childhood Obesity

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation put together the book “Be Well” to provide lessons from moms on how families can live healthier lives. Download a free copy in English or Spanish!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bill Clinton Won

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy tonight in New York City where he is this year’s winner of the Scholar-Statesman Award which “celebrates outstanding figures who, through their public service and professional achievements, exemplify the idea that sound scholarship and historical understanding are essential to the definition of wise and effective U.S. policy in the Middle East

Bill Clinton is coming to Trenton

Former President Bill Clinton and Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer continue building their friendship next week when they join forces to raise funds for Hizzoner’s nonprofit Trenton First Initiative.Bubba is scheduled to highlight an Oct. 20 event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Trenton’s Marriott Hotel.


At a medical technology conference this morning, Former President Bill Clinton commended yesterday's Senate Finance Committee vote on its version of the health care bill. He said, "We have to say thanks to Senator Baucus and Senator Snowe for getting this done." Clinton said he is sure that a bill will pass this time: "Republicans can't filibuster in the Senate. If there were 45 Republicans in the Senate, Senator Snowe's vote wouldn't matter."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bill Clinton to visit UTPA on Oct. 22 FREE

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to the Rio Grande Valley in late October.
Sources told Action 4 News that Clinton is visiting the University of Texas Pan American campus on October 22nd. see link for contact. tickets are FREE!!!!

Bill Clinton event Nov 11 SAVE the date

Bill Clinton to return to Chicago Nov 11 to raise money for his Foundation. Tickets start at $150. I will post link to buy when it is up.
VIP photo-op tickets available too

Sunday, October 11, 2009

President Clinton’s Global IQ Test

For every test taken, President Clinton’s fans are helping us raise $1 to fight global challenges like climate change

Bill Clinton Funding the World’s Largest Solar Power Project

“The Clinton Foundation will help us in bringing manufacturers and power generators and also in providing access to international funding at cost-effective interest rates,” said S. Jagdeesan, principal secretary, energy and petrochemicals in the government of Gujarat in an interview. “They are facilitators. We will invest in the infrastructure.”

India, Pak could overtake China: Bill Clinton

Video Clip "If you did not have to raise defence spending 20 per cent a year and these countries could be working together, I think you will grow faster than China," said Clinton.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Keynote by US President Bill Clinton at PanIIT

Mr Clinton started his talk by recognizing the contribution of IITs and IITians in advancing US Economy. He shared the contribution of American Indian Foundation (, a non-profit American development organization that is devoted to accelerating social and economic change in India. Talking on recent financial crisis, he emphasised on the importance of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which are key to forward World Economy and thus creating Peace and Prosperity. He mentioned about various projects he is currently involved in - especially about solving AIDS and other Healthcare challenges.

Bill Clinton at Harlem Childrens Zone this morning with Rachael Ray

Bill Clinton urges parents to make schools healthier places, have active family time and eat together with kids . He was at Harlem Childrens Zone this morning with Rachael Ray and athletes for Fun and Fit in the City. Bill Clinton spoke about childhood obesity, 1 in 3 kids is obese

Watch Bill Clinton speak LIVE Saturday at 4pm Central! We are broadcasting PanIIT from Chicago 10/10

live action for the first time directly from the PanIIT conference floor! Watch Live Broadcasts as well as Recorded Videos by clicking on Video-on-Demand!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bill Clinton's Take on Innovation, Globalization, and Technology

at the World Business Forum in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Closing out the two day conference is an even more iconic figure, though: former President Bill Clinton.


FULL VIDEO of Bill Clinton, John Garamendi event

Addressing the audience, Clinton recalled a visit to the Basque Country with Hillary more than 30 years ago. It was a great experience, he said, except for the “fish and cold milk.” His comment drew laughter from the several hundred people at the rally.
Garamendi, among the most prominent Basque American elected officials in the U.S., is the grandson of Basque immigrants. A Democrat, Garamendi is running in a special election Nov. 3 to fill a vacant seat in the Northern California congressional district.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

U.N. Reports Great Progress Made in HIV/AIDS Fight

Among the most promising findings:
275,700 children now are receiving ARV treatment, up from 198,000 in 2007.
In South Africa, which has more people living with HIV than any other nation, the number of people getting ARVs grew by half.
The number of people tested for HIV more than doubled in dozens of countries
The report cited the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) as contributor to the response to HIV over the past several years, noting CHAI’s work to lower prices of ARVs.

Bill Clinton Helping O'Malley's 2010 Campaign

Clinton is scheduled to appear at an O'Malley fundraiser Wednesday night in New York at the home of investment banker James Passin and his wife, Sydney, according to O'Malley aides.

Clinton gives Newsom shot in the arm

Former President Bill Clinton delivered a boost Monday to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's campaign for governor, formally endorsing him in next year's race and calling Newsom a national leader in green technology and energy.Read more:

Bill Clinton’s Win-Win Philosophy

Packing a wealth of stories, stats and a good sense of humor, he promised and then delivered a framework we can all use to make sense of today’s complex world in which we live. Wondering about what caused the financial meltdown of September 15, 2008? How about our education crisis (according to Clinton we slipped from first to tenth in the past decade)? Or how we’re to “win” in Afghanistan? For most of us, it takes every bit of our energy to deal with life’s immediate challenges, let alone trying to sort fact from fiction from all the information we’re bombarded with in today’s fragmented and often biased media ecosystem. His talk gave a fresh perspective on how to interpret the world today and s

Monday, October 5, 2009

Clinton talk takes civic tone in T.O

“In order for us to win, someone doesn’t have to lose,” he said. “Our differences matter but our common humanity means more. The ‘win-win’ game is what we need to play for our children’s future.”
Clinton also bemoaned what he said is a growing lack of civility in politics. He noted that he still works on many projects with the Bush family, his political rivals.
He touched on the nation’s healthcare debate and said, “I can’t help but think that the most dangerous thing we can do right now is nothing.”
Clinton will also be speaking today in Pasadena and on Tuesday in Redondo Beach as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Free Rally With Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton will host a rally* with 10th Congressional District candidate and Lt. Gov. John Garamendi on Tuesday in South San Francisco.
The public event begins around 2:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave., in South San Francisco

They Just Love Bill Clinton

slideshow of Bill Clinton's visit to Haiti

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bill Clinton to attend Mideast policy conference in J'lem mid-November

Former US president Bill Clinton will visit Israel in mid-November in order to participate in the Saban Center's Forum for Middle East Policy.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Former U.S. President recognized for lifetime of outstanding leadership

McGill University is proud to announce that it will award an honorary doctorate to President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States of America, at a private honorary degree ceremony in Montreal on Friday, October 16.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October at the Clinton Center

Now through January 30, 2010 – “Jewels to Jelly Beans: Treasures from the Presidential Vaults ”
October 15 – Around the World Thursday at Forty Two: Munich, Germany
October 20 – Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center InitiativeOctober 31 – Big BooseumNovember 18 – Save the Date: Clinton Presidential Center 5th Anniversary

Clinton tours historic palace in Haiti tourism bid

Bill Clinton, slathered in sunscreen, urged Americans to explore the riches of Haitian tourism on Friday as he took a VIP trip to a mountain palace and a nearby beach where a cruise ship pier is being built.
The appeal to tourists is part of the former U.S. president's crusade to help the hemisphere's poorest nation emerge from a cycle of poverty and instability — problems that have helped drive tourists away.


Apply now for CGI U 2010 at the University of Miami!

I am pleased to announce the third Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), which will take place at the University of Miami from April 16 – 18, 2010. Visit our website to apply to attend.
The 2010 meeting – hosted jointly by President Clinton and the University of Miami – will focus on effective solutions to global challenges in education, environment & climate change, peace & human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. All attendees are required to make a Commitment to Action — a new, specific, and measurable plan to make a difference within any of these five areas.
Attending the CGI U Annual Meeting is free. Travel assistance is available for those who qualify. The deadline for early decision applications is November 20, 2009, and the final application deadline is February 1, 2010. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
I hope to see you in Miami!
Keisha SenterDirector, CGI U Click here to apply to attend the CGI U 2010 Annual Meeting.Click here to watch footage of CGI U members in action.Click here to learn about becoming a CGI U Campus Rep.

VIDEO Bill Clinton Speech to Lawton Chiles Leadership Corps

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President Clinton and President Preval Sign Agreement to Expand HIV/AIDS Services and Strengthen Health Systems in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti - President Bill Clinton signed a Memorandum of Understanding today with President Rene Preval and the government of Haiti. The agreement invites the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) to provide on the ground programmatic and technical support to the Government of Haiti, to help expand access to HIV/AIDS care and treatment services and strengthen the systems required to deliver primary health care services.
“My Foundation’s global AIDS work began in the Bahamas, the setting for one of the great success stories in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” President Clinton said. “I am confident that by using the same approach that is currently helping 2 million people access lifesaving treatment around the world, we can achieve the same success in Haiti. I look forward to working alongside the government of Haiti to strengthen health systems and save more lives.”

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Former President Clinton, Trade Delegation in Haiti

Mr. Clinton -- the United Nations special envoy for Haiti -- and his delegation, arrived early Thursday for a two-day visit. The former president's agenda includes meetings with Prime Minister Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis and President René Preval. Mr. Clinton was also delivering the keynote address at a conference of the Inter-American Development Bank

Greetings From Bill Clinton

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Clinton, in Sarasota, insists it's time for a global approach

Former President Bill Clinton implored a Sarasota audience on Wednesday to look beyond their borders and address worldwide problems.AC = -->
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Citing the financial crisis, the spread of swine flu and the growing threat of climate change, Clinton said that the nation's problems are also the world's problems, and that it will take a global effort to solve them.
"I think we are stuck with each other, folks, whether we like it or not," Clinton told about 1,700 people at a fundraiser for the Ringling College Library Association.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Plan Colombia amazingly successful: Bill Clinton

"We just had the 50th anniversary of the Interamerican Development Bank in Medellin, it is inconceivable that there could have been an international gathering attended by the United States Treasury Secretary in Medellin without the partnership we achieved to give to Colombians the power to take back their country as much as of they could" Clinton said.

Bill Clinton sees big opportunity for Haiti

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

VIDEO Clinton's one-cent solution

scroll down the Miami Herald video list for Clinton video
Clinton talks about Haiti initiatives, including fuel briquettes that cost only a penny.

Bill Clinton Speaking Livestream Today 4:45

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Bill Clinton Speaking Oct 5

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Bill Clinton supports Lee Fisher for Senate

Dear Amy,Ohio once again finds itself poised to play a pivotal role in determining the direction of our country. Next year's U.S. Senate race in Ohio is shaping up as a campaign with national implications between those who believe in working hard to find solutions to the unprecedented challenges facing us as a nation, and those who want to obstruct progress, let ideology rule the day, and leave those in need out in the cold.I've known Lee Fisher since he helped me win Ohio, and the presidency, in 1992. Since then, I've followed Lee's tireless commitment to public service, as attorney general, president of the Center for Families and Children, and as lieutenant governor. With Lee, we have a chance to send someone who's devoted his life to helping Ohio families to Washington.The stakes of these elections couldn't be higher. We need effective health care reform that will lower costs, financial regulations that will put an end to the reckless policies and shameful business practices of recent years, and clean energy initiatives that will create jobs. Lee has been advocating for these very same issues all his life. But the pundits and prognosticators don't know Lee like you and I do. They care about just one thing right now: the quarterly financial report due at midnight tomorrow. So let's make sure it's a good one.Will you make a donation of $25 or more before midnight tomorrow and show the strength of this campaign?This is going to be one of the hardest fought campaigns in the country, and Rob Portman is going to have a very large war chest by next summer. The good news is, there's something you can do. With your support, there is no doubt in my mind that Lee can win this vital Senate seat.In fact, your support is a big reason why his campaign has so much momentum today.But we have a long road ahead of us, and it's going to take a consistent, applied effort to win next November.Click here to contribute $25 or more to help the campaign have the strongest financial report possible.Now let's work together to make sure Lee Fisher is the next U.S. Senator from Ohio.Thank you, Bill Clinton

Monday, September 28, 2009

Bill Clinton Speaking Sept 29 at Americas Conference Live Stream

Tuesday Sept 29
4:45pm Principal Address: Haiti Initiatives
President Bill Clinton, UN Special Envoy for Haiti

Newsmax Boss Says He Now Thinks Bill Clinton 'Was a Great President'

Ruddy says in an interview that he was "overzealous" and "over the top" when publisher Richard Mellon Scaife was financing his Clinton investigations. (Scaife has also made peace with his onetime nemesis.) "I think he was a much better president than I thought," Ruddy says. "I think he was a great president."

Bill Clinton to headline New Hamphshire Dem fundraiser

Ray Buckley, chair of the state Democratic Party, announced Monday that Clinton would appear at the Dec. 2 Jefferson Jackson Dinner, a $100 per person fundraiser.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hillary to Speak Friday at CGI

Fri 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary Session featuring President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

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Bill Clinton on HIV vaccine trials

Good video informative
as a microbiologist i believe a vaccine that protects 30% will increase transmission as all those vaccinated , including the 70% not helped by it, will be less likely to practice safe sex or use clean needles while those not vaccinated will be more careful

Boston Celtics Captain Paul Pierce Talks Sports and Politics With Bill Clinton and Usher at Clinton Global Initiative

--What do Boston Celtics All-Star Paul Pierce, former president Bill Clinton, and multi-platinum recording artist Usher all have in common? A common interest in helping America's youth. The power trio were on hand today to join forces with the world's foremost leaders to tackle pressing global issues at the Clinton Global Initiative. With child obesity quickly becoming a national issue, this conference was the perfect platform for Pierce to officially launch his Truth on Health Campaign, a national effort designed to bring health and fitness to America's youth. Other famous celebrities in town for the Clinton Global Initiative included Brad Pitt, Barbra Streisand, Goldie Hawn, and Jessica Alba.

[FORBES]: Bill Clinton On Business Innovation : The former president talks about The Clinton Global Initiative


Take Bill Clinton's Global IQ Test

CGI today includes Brad Pitt. Watch Live Webcast and check schedule

don't miss out. Clinton Global Initiative Continues

Clinton uses Northern Ireland as example of resolution

Former US President Bill Clinton has said the peace process in Northern Ireland should be studied in all trouble spots around the world.
He was speaking at a special session of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York yesterday evening aimed at helping attract inward investment to Northern Ireland.
To a packed audience, Mr Clinton held

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Interview with Bill Clinton

Great report

Corporations, NGOs, and Foundations Announce 13 New Commitments to Empower Girls and Women at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiativ

Millions of girls and women will have access to improved health care, better education, and increased economic opportunity because of commitments made today at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which brings together leaders from across sectors of society to identify solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
“Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, and produce 50 percent of the food, yet earn only 10 percent of the income and own 1 percent of the property,” President Bill Clinton said. “Whether the issue is improving education in the developing world, or fighting global climate change, or addressing nearly any other challenge we face, empowering women is a critical part of the equation.”

Bill Clinton basks in role of world savior

Unlike at the UN building there was no dissension in the Sheraton and, contrasting with the famously slow-moving United Nations, the CGI emphasized the need to turn good words into deeds.
Among its accomplishments, the CGI says, are commitments to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 60 million tons, treat 34 million people for tropical diseases, give 10 million children better education, and provide safe drinking water to three million people in Asia.
The annual four-day networking, brain-storming and fundraising session also gives Clinton an extraordinarily high-profile platform eight years after leaving the White House.

Watch LiveCasts of CGI Meeting

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VIDEO clip of Bill on Letterman

about 3 minutes of it

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Matt Damon commits $2 million to Bill Clinton..

Matt Damon took a break from working on The Adjustment Bureau in NYC today to make an appearance at the Cinton Global Initative. He posed with the event's main man Bill after giving a short speech, in which Matt and co-founder Gary White announced their new multi-year plan to bring clean water to people in Haiti. Matt also took the stage at the convention last year to address the same issue, though this time around he has twelve months of good deeds to back up his talk.

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Brad Pitt And Bill Clinton Make It Right!:

On Thursday, two of the world's most recognizable faces will come together in NYC for a good cause!

TreeHugger Talks Climate with Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton and TreeHugger’s Brian Merchant Bill Clinton has become one of the most influential, ardent supporters of climate action of our time–and within five minutes of his walking into the small conference room at the Sheraton New York, it was clear why. His passion on the subject is infectious, his logic crystal clear, and his thinking fresh and forward-looking. I was invited, along with a handful of other bloggers, to discuss the most serious problems facing the world with the former president

Worried Lauer Asks Bill Clinton if NY Gov Hurting Democratic Party

During a wide-ranging interview with Bill Clinton, on Tuesday's Today show, about his Clinton Initiative summit, NBC's Matt Lauer wanted to get the former President's advice on whether current New York Governor David Paterson should run again. Lauer, seemingly concerned about the GOP capturing the governorship in New York state, asked Clinton if the unpopular Democrat's reelection bid might "hurt the Democratic Party."


On the same day President Obama is set to appear at CGI with Clinton today in New York, the former president lends his name to a fundraising appeal for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Bill Clinton Tells Newsmax: Carter Wrong on Race; Obama Plan to Pass

During Clinton's interview with Newsmax, he took issue with Carter's recent declaration that "an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he is African-American."
Clinton's assessment of the comment: "I wouldn't have said what he did in the way that he did it because I believe that while it is true that some of the most extreme opponents of President Obama may also still have racial prejudice, I believe that 100 percent of those who are opposing him now would be against him if he were a white Democrat."

Bill Clinton says US must approach Iran carefully

Former President Bill Clinton says Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is "lashing out at the world" right now and that it's important for U.S. leaders to figure out why.
Clinton suggested Tuesday that Ahmadinejad's (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) actions, including the fact he again has denied the Holocaust, are because of the international criticism he got after violence-marred elections.

Clinton Global Initiative Starts Today

Over the next four days, September 22 to 25, global leaders are coming together to plan specific projects that address urgent economic, environmental, and social challenges around our world READ how you can be a part of this meeting!!!!!

Bill's Back in Business

“We’re announcing over 250 commitments to action, sponsorship is up 20 percent, and—more than ever before—over 60 current and former heads of state will be discussing the major challenges of our time.”

Bill Clinton: "I Don't Have Parkinson's Disease"


Monday, September 21, 2009

Bill Clinton weighs in on charges of racism against Obama

Former President Bill Clinton told CNN Monday that he thinks some of the criticism directed at President Obama is racially motivated, but added that not all of Obama’s detractors are racist and urged his fellow Democrats to remain focused on trying to enact health care reform.

Secret interviews add insight to Clinton presidency

The call from the White House usually would come in late afternoon. President Clinton had a few hours open in the evening. Could he come over?
Taylor Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and civil rights historian, would pick up a notepad of questions and two microcassette recorders and drive his truck down Interstate 95 to Washington. Parking on the South Lawn, he would head to the White House family quarters for interviews so secret Clinton stored the tapes of them in his sock drawer.
What followed sometimes seemed like one of the bull sessions the two had two decades earlier when they shared an apartment in Austin, running George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign in Texas.

Bill Clinton Discusses Upcoming 2009 Meeting Of Clinton Global Initiative In Exclusive Video:

The CGI Annual Meeting brings together a diverse group of the world's most distinguished leaders from government, business, and civil society to examine today's most pressing global challenges and transform that awareness into tangible action. The 2009 Annual Meeting will take place in New York from September 22-25, 2009.Read more at:

Less money to be pledged at Bill Clinton's summit

The international financial crisis will result in less money pledged to tackle global problems at former U.S. President Bill Clinton's philanthropic summit this week and there will likely be more U.S.-focused plans because of the recession, organizers say

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rudd and Clinton share breakfast

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and former US president Bill Clinton have shared a relaxed breakfast in a small village just north of New York.
The pair used the Sunday morning meeting at Chappaqua in Westchester County to discuss Mr Rudd's participation on Tuesday afternoon at the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Gala reception with President Clinton in CA

Gala reception with President Clintonin support of Congressman Brad Sherman
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

2009 CGI Annual Meeting to Feature Special Session on Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's First Minister and deputy First Minister will participate in special session on Northern Ireland during the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting.
The special session will be moderated by President Clinton, and panelists will include Peter Robinson, First Minister, Northern Ireland Executive; and Martin McGuinness, deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland Executive; Declan Kelly, Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland; U.S. Department of State; Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; and Micheál Martin, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ireland.

Submitted Question Answered by Bill Clinton

Fans have been asking great questions about President Clinton’s work and global challenges. Lia wants to know what the Clinton Foundation does to improve global health.

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