‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

A Christmas story from former President Bill Clinton in 1997.

This video was taken on December 18, 1997 at a children’s event at the White House.


And the First Lady, fifteen years later:



Gillard Speaks To Media In Perth

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has discussed a range of issues at a media conference in Perth today.

Julia Gillard

 

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Gillard discussed a range of issues, including the visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Royal Commission on child sexual abuse, and the latest opinion polls.


Hillary Clinton On China

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has delivered an important speech on China which appears to depart from the line previously taken by the Obama Administration.

Addressing the US Institute of Peace China Conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s visit to China, Clinton seemed to call for another “Nixon moment”. [Read more...]


Hillary Clinton With Hamish and Andy

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on The 7PM Project on November 8.

Mrs. Clinton is in Melbourne for the latest round of AUSMIN talks.


Hillary Clinton Speaks In Melbourne

The United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has spoken at a range of events in Melbourne today.

In the morning, Clinton spoke to a group of young Australians at the University of Melbourne.

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Hillary Clinton at the University of Melbourne

Hillary Clinton at the University of Melbourne

Later, Clinton spoke at the announcement of an Australian-US collaborative research venture aimed at cutting the cost of solar energy to the level of conventional fossil fuel power within five years. Clinton was joined by Prime Minister Julia Gillard at a joint press conference. [Read more...]


Senator Kennedy Endorses Barack Obama For President

Senator Edward Kennedy has endorsed Barack Obama for this year’s presidential election.

The senior senator from Massachusetts, and the sole surviving brother of John and Robert Kennedy, was accompanied by JFK’s daughter, Caroline, who endorsed Obama in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on the weekend. [Read more...]


Historic Firsts As United States 107th Congress Convenes

Hillary ClintonThe 107th United States Congress convened today following last November’s elections. In a series of ceremonies, a number of intriguing and historical situations have now unfolded.

With Hillary Clinton’s swearing in as the junior senator from New York, this is the first time an incumbent First Lady has also served as an elected representative. President Bill Clinton attended the swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber.

As Vice-President, Al Gore also serves as President of the Senate. He has a casting vote in the event of a tie. There are now 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans in the Senate. Gore’s casting vote means that the Democrats will hold a majority for 17 days until George W. Bush is sworn in as President on January 20. On this day, the new Vice-President, Dick Cheney, will assume Gore’s role in the Senate, swinging the balance of power back to the Republicans. [Read more...]