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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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  • Thanks to TV's strong women, voters are ready for a female president

    Thanks to TV's strong women, voters are ready for a female president
    Mere hours after Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her candidacy for president in 2016, "Madam Secretary's" Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) helped prevent another Cold War. "The Good Wife's" Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), newly elected state's...
  • North Texas students petition for a speaker other than Texas Gov. Abbott

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will speak at the University of North Texas graduation next month even though some students promise to boycott their own commencement ceremony if he gives the keynote address. More than 2,000 students have signed an online petition...
  • Obama ramps up lobbying campaign on Iran deal

    Obama ramps up lobbying campaign on Iran deal
    Facing deep skepticism on multiple fronts, President Barack Obama ramped up lobbying Monday for a framework nuclear deal with Iran, one of the toughest sells of his presidency. Yet critics from Jerusalem to Washington warned they won't sit idly by while...
  • 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...
  • The bad habit

    The bad habit with which the United States was left by victory in the Cold War was to believe that the war had been a-zero sum game, which is to say that whoever won, won -- they were now and forever Number One, the leader in whatever international...
  • Conan O'Brien ignites Twitter war with Madeleine Albright

    Conan O'Brien ignites Twitter war with Madeleine Albright
    War has broken out on Twitter between two powerful factions and it seems that only some real diplomacy and statecraft can save the day. In one corner there's late night host Conan O'Brien. In the other, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright....
  • 'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed

    'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed
    Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner. Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
  • After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east

    After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east
    Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine's presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday. Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15% of the country invaded the...