Hillary Clinton’s Warning About Ending Ukraine Aid if Trump Were Reelected
Plus, Clinton calls Tucker Carlson a ‘useful idiot’ in response to Vladimir Putin interview.
Weekly Wrap is a collection of headlines from the past week. Some publications have paywalls.
Feb. 8, 2024 — Ending aid to Ukraine would mark a rupture of US leadership and a fracturing of NATO, warned experts including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who raised the alarm over Donald Trump's possible reelection. Read more
Feb. 8, 2024 — Hillary Clinton called former Fox News host Tucker Carlson a “useful idiot” in response to the news that Carlson is interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more
Feb. 8, 2024 — Former George W. Bush Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove is certainly not above pushing a dubious narrative if it fits his political agenda. But even he’s balking at this latest right-wing election theory about former First Lady Michelle Obama. Read more
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Feb. 7, 2024 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden traveled to Atlanta on Wednesday, marking the second time this week that the White House brought a message about women’s health to Georgia. Read more
East Wing Magazine
Feb. 7, 2024 — Since the days of Jackie Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson, a first lady’s press secretary has had her work cut out for her.
As press secretary, the main goal is to portray a fulsome picture of the first lady that includes her values, passions and work, whether it’s traditional hostess duties at the White House or policy and advocacy initiatives, says Lisa Caputo, who served as Hillary Clinton’s press secretary from 1992-1996 and is now the executive vice president and chief marketing, communications and customer experience officer for The Travelers Companies, Inc. With Hillary Clinton, this was a difficult task, because she “didn’t neatly fit into what one may categorize as the ‘traditional’ role of the first lady,” Caputo says. Read more
Feb. 5, 2024 — Jill Biden is remembering Toby Keith following the country music star’s death from stomach cancer. The 62-year-old “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” singer died Monday, a statement on his Facebook page announced. Read more
Michelle Obama Nabs Second Grammy for Best Audio Book Recording, Beating Bernie Sanders and Meryl Streep
Feb. 5, 2024 — Michelle Obama took home her second Grammy Award on Sunday, beating out tough competition in the storytelling category. The former first lady, 60, won the award for best audio book, narration, and storytelling recording at this year’s pre-telecast ceremony for doing the voiceover on her latest book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times. Read more
The Orange County Register
Feb. 3, 2024 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden spoke on the importance of supporting Black businesses and entrepreneurship at a star-studded gala at Paramount Studios on Saturday evening. The event was hosted by the Fifteen Percent Pledge, a nonprofit organization that asks businesses to commit 15 percent of their shelf space to Black-owned brands.
It was attended by some of the biggest names in Black fashion, beauty and entertainment including actress Tracee Ellis Ross, comedian Robin Theade and designer Emma Grede. Read more
Voice of America
Feb. 2, 2024 — U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden joined grieving families at Dover Air Force Base on Friday to honor the three American service members killed in a drone attack in Jordan. The solemn ritual, called a dignified transfer, has become relatively uncommon in recent years as the U.S. has withdrawn from conflicts abroad. Read more
Harvard Political Review
Feb. 2, 2024 — Did you spot it? On the afternoon of Jan. 20, 2021, newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrived at the North Portico of the White House. Joined by their family, they waved to media and spectators, then turned around to enter the building — but the doors didn’t open for another fifteen seconds. It would later come out that the Bidens’ counsel had unexpectedly fired Trump-appointed White House Chief Usher Timothy Harleth during the inauguration, while Harleth had been overseeing the move of the Biden household into the White House Residence. Read more
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