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Thursday
Sep062012

Secretary Clinton Watches Bill’s DNC Speech from Asia

Nick Merrill/US Department of State(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have been 10,000 miles away from Charlotte when her husband gave his rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, but that didn’t stop her from watching him.

After touring a coffee plant in Timor Leste, a tiny new democracy in Asia, she met the country’s Prime Minister and then held a press conference. Coincidentally, former President Clinton’s speech ended right about the same time his wife was asked about it by reporters, according to an aide traveling with the secretary.

“My husband read parts of his speech to me over the last few days,” said Secretary Clinton.

She first met with the staff and families of the Embassy to greet them and thank them for their service. Once that ended she walked over to the ambassador’s house, where the former first lady was finally able to take a break from being America’s top diplomat and enjoy being a proud spouse. In a picture released by the State Department, Secretary Clinton is seen beaming as she watches her husband nominate President Obama for a second term.

Being able to watch the speech from a country that barely has infrastructure, let alone high-speed Internet, took some technical prowess. She was able to watch using SlingPlayer, which streamed a recording from a SlingBox connected to an aide’s home TiVo, allowing her to watch the feed from nearly 10,000 miles away.

As Secretary Clinton boarded the plane to head to Brunai, the 110th country she’s visited as Secretary of State, when asked what she thought about her husband’s speech told reporters “it was great!”

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Monday
Mar192012

Kate Middleton Gives First Public Speech

John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Duchess of Cambridge made her first public speech on Monday at a hospice she recently became a patron of.

Kate Middleton visited The Treehouse, a children’s hospice facility run by one of the charities of which she is a patron, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).  She met with children and their families who receive care and support from the hospice before giving the speech.

After speaking, the duchess planted a tree on the grounds of the facility.

Middleton accepted the position of Royal Patron of EACH in January after visiting a hospice in Milton last fall.

The duchess had been reportedly practicing her speech in front of family, friends and a mirror.

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Thursday
Mar032011

Moammar Gadhafi Predicts "Bloody War" If U.S. and Allies Attack Libya

Photo Courtesy - Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images(TRIPOLI, Libya) -- In a three-hour speech that was even classic by his standards, Col. Moammar Gadhafi promised a bloodbath Wednesday if the U.S. or NATO stages military action against him.

Speaking to supporters gathered in Tripoli, Gadhafi said foreign intervention will result in "a bloody war, and thousands and thousands of Libyans will die...It will become another Vietnam, another historic battle."

Should the U.S. and its allies join the revolt against him, Gadhafi warned, "They will set foot in hell -- worse than Afghanistan."

Gadhafi also alleged that the international media was "filling the air with provocation and nonsense" and disputed reports of a large-scale demonstrations against his rule.

He told supporters that the fighting taking place outside of Tripoli was being led by prisoners who had escaped from jails with the aid of al Qaeda.

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