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Clinton’s busy Friday

Clinton has a super-busy Friday today. She’s meeting with the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan (to discuss Mideast peace, among other things); Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; National Security Advisor Jim Jones; and apparently President Obama (though that meeting isn’t listed on her official schedule). On top of it all, ...

Clinton has a super-busy Friday today. She’s meeting with the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan (to discuss Mideast peace, among other things); Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; National Security Advisor Jim Jones; and apparently President Obama (though that meeting isn’t listed on her official schedule).

On top of it all, she is giving a speech this afternoon to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development. (I hope to attend it if my workload doesn’t get too heavy between now and this afternoon.)

Also on this busy Friday, some Clinton headlines that I don’t have time to blog more deeply:

The State Department is sponsoring a Twitter contest. Tweet your definition of democracy, and if you get the most unique re-tweets by Jan. 21, you win a "Flip Video HD Camcorder."

When Clinton visits Hawaii next week, she’ll meet with the Japanese foreign minister to discuss the United States’ controversial Futenma air base on Okinawa. The new Japanese prime minister wants to relocate it off Okinawa or even off Japan entirely.

Yesterday Clinton attended the funeral for Washington philanthropist Smith Bagley. Husband Bill gave six minutes of remarks.

 

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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