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March 12th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Clinton makes women's rights a priority at State Dept.

(CNN) – During the 2008 presidential election campaign, then-Senator Hillary Clinton almost shattered the nation's ultimate glass ceiling. After her defeat, she thanked her supporters for putting 18 million cracks into that ceiling.

Now, as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton is bringing new power and prestige to her fight for women's rights. Our Jill Dougherty reports on Sec. Clinton's push for women's rights at the State Department.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Women's Rights
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  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    I am very pleased to see Secretary of State Hillary Clinton literally shine in her newest position as a public servant for America.

    I was deeply disappointed when Vatican officials met with former Secretary of State Condie Rice to call upon the US Justice Dept. to block the US Courts seeking monetary claims for hundreds of children that were found to have been raped by Catholic Priests and were seeking compensation from the Vatican. Shortly after that Vatican visit with Secretary of State Rice, Rice reportedly met with then president Bush jr. and the US Justice Dept. blocked those court ordered monetary claims.

    March 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm |