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Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright became the first woman to be appointed U.S. secretary of state when she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate under the administration of President Bill Clinton. She was sworn in Jan. 23, 1997. Prior to her secretary of state appointment, Madeleine Albright served as the United States representative to the United Nations and as a member of President Clinton's Cabinet and National Security Council. In the early 1980s, Madeleine Albright was awarded a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian. She also served as a senior fellow in Soviet and Eastern European affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. More rece... Show more »
Madeleine Albright became the first woman to be appointed U.S. secretary of state when she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate under the administration of President Bill Clinton. She was sworn in Jan. 23, 1997. Prior to her secretary of state appointment, Madeleine Albright served as the United States representative to the United Nations and as a member of President Clinton's Cabinet and National Security Council. In the early 1980s, Madeleine Albright was awarded a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian. She also served as a senior fellow in Soviet and Eastern European affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. More recently, she has taught as a professor at Georgetown University. « Show less

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  • Email issue revives old questions about Clintons

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades.
  • Clinton used personal email account as secretary of state

    Clinton used personal email account as secretary of state
    Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law. Clinton's office said...

    Cast of 'Parks and Rec' off to greener pastures

    Cast of 'Parks and Rec' off to greener pastures
    Let us now praise "Parks and Recreation," which ends Tuesday night in an effervescence of heart and hope, proof positive that success and significance are not always measured in gold, statuary or otherwise. The show that gave us Leslie Knope (Amy...

    McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

    McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Shortly after...

    National service? No thanks, dude

    National service? No thanks, dude
    Here's an idea that periodically develops traction across the political spectrum, even though it's not particularly likely to be implemented: A one-year, nonmandatory national service program for Americans ages 18-28. One focus for this notion is the...