Hold Fast

A Blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Hold Fast - a blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Entries Tagged as 'Hillary Clinton'

Not All Lobbyists Are Created Equally

April 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

The New York Times has an article today on the emergence of a problem area in the Obama administration’s nearly-blanket exclusion of lobbyists from holding positions in the administration. Essentially while President Obama’s campaign promise to shut out lobbyists has largely worked, it has also meant many uniquely talented individuals who have spent their career [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton

Our Nation on Clinton’s Visit to China

February 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

SFT Deputy Director Tenzin Dorjee talks about the current state of affairs in Tibet as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits China for the first time. Tendor was also quoted today on the Clinton visit by AFP: Students for a Free Tibet said Clinton’s remarks sent the wrong signal to China at a sensitive time. [...]

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Tags: Hillary Clinton · Tibet & China

Blue Dog Dem Trumps Liberal Aristocrat

January 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

I’d posted a few times on the outrage that would have been the appointment of aristocrat Caroline Kennedy to fill Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat in New York. The idea of someone who has never ran for office or been a public servant to be handed on of the most important exclusive jobs in the land [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton on US-Tibet Policy

January 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

Hillary Clinton was not asked any questions about Tibet during her confirmation hearings earlier this month. This marked the first time in sixteen years that a nominee for Secretary of State was not verbally asked about Tibet in their hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, an ominous sign for how the Committee is thinking [...]

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Tags: Hillary Clinton · Tibet & China

Clinton Confirmation & Tibet

January 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

Over the last week or so Students for a Free Tibet has been conducting an advocacy campaign on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, calling on the Committee to verbally ask Senator Clinton about Tibet. Today, the New York Times published a list of questions from foreign policy experts they hoped the FRC would ask Clinton. [...]

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Tags: Hillary Clinton · Tibet & China

Stop Projecting

December 2nd, 2008 · 39 Comments

Alessandra Stanley of the New York Times does some serious drama-projection in this piece on the nomination of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Here’s a snippet of the wankery: Presentations of presidential appointees can be important, but they are rarely interesting. Usually, the men and women chosen for top cabinet roles are not well [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton · The Media

Hillary Clinton Calls for Bush to Boycott Opening Ceremony

April 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

Ben Smith reports: “Clinton is calling on Bush to boycott the Olympics opening ceremony.” Well done Senator Clinton!

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Tags: Hillary Clinton · Tibet & China

Dodd on Ending the Primary and the Media’s Role In Prolonging It

March 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Via TRex, my guy Chris Dodd is speaking out with an eye towards resolving the Democratic nominating process. Look, we’ve got five more months to go before the Democratic convention at the end of August and, candidly, we cannot go five more months with the kind of daily sniping that’s going on and have a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Chris Dodd · Hillary Clinton

No, Not Really

March 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Marc Ambinder asks: Can you imagine, or envision, a Democratic/Netroots’ based Senate challenge to Clinton in four years? No, not really. For there to be a primary challenge of Hillary Clinton, there would have to be a Democrat willing to run against her. Hillary Clinton probably has the highest name ID of any Democrat in [...]

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Calls on Clinton Beginning…

March 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I’m sure it’s happened elsewhere before this, but my RSS reader has produced two  calls for Hillary Clinton to drop out, in the interest of her inability to surpass Obama’s pledged delegate lead, likely inability to pass Obama with super delegates, and a desire to focus on defeating John W. McSame. Bob Cesca is a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton