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Kralev on Diplomacy Archive: February 2009

  • Key lawmaker hails Obama's State budget

    The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee praised President Obama's 2010 State Department budget request, which at $51.7 billion represents an increase of 9.5 percent compared to 2009. Published February 26 2009

  • 'Dear Hillary': Clinton opens up about love

    It wasn't something you'd expect to hear during a town hall meeting with the U.S. secretary of state. But there was Hillary Rodham Clinton, talking about love before an audience of 2,000 and millions more on live South Korean television. Published February 20 2009

  • Beatles and Rolling Stones top Clinton's faves list

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was the talk of young Indonesians Thursday who tuned in to one of the most popular TV show in the country to see her lighter side. Published February 19 2009

  • Clinton 'surprised' by Obama's job offer

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was "the most surprised person in the world" when President Obama asked her to be his chief diplomat, she told an audience in the Indonesian capital Jakarta Wednesday. Published February 18 2009

  • Clinton gives hope to gay diplomats

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton promised gay diplomats Wednesday to work toward securing better rights and benefits for them and their partners, whose treatment is now much worse than that of married straight couples. Published February 4 2009