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Clinton mulls idea of White House run, aware of 'challenges'

By Philip Barbara WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton acknowledges that she is wrestling with whether to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, well aware of the "political and governmental challenges" she would face if she wins. The former U.S. secretary of state and first lady said in an interview with New York magazine that has not decided if she will run and is trying to be "both pragmatic and realistic."

2016 repercussions? Hillary Clinton backs Obama on Syria action

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Before I get to the subject at hand, I'd like to say a few words about Syria." With that preface, Hillary Clinton turned a routine White House event about the perils of wildlife trafficking into a platform to voice her views about U.S. military action against Syria. She also delivered a message from President Barack Obama that a new Russian proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control "would be an important step."

Clinton: Syrian chemical arms handover would be 'important' step

Hillary Clinton emerged from a meeting with US President Barack Obama Monday saying a Russian plan for Syria to hand over its chemical arms would be an "important step." The former secretary of state also warned that Russia must sincerely help international efforts to defuse the crisis or "be held to account" and that the new initiative must not be an excuse for delay or obstruction by Syria.

Possible White House rivals Clinton, Biden have breakfast

US Vice President Joe Biden and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, both possible 2016 presidential candidates, had breakfast together on Tuesday, Biden's office said. The meeting in Washington came a day after Clinton shared a closed-door lunch with President Barack Obama, who defeated her in a hard-fought 2008 primary before recruiting her to be the top US diplomat. Clinton, who has yet to say whether she will seek the presidency again, is already widely viewed as a frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.

Attention 2016 watchers: Hillary Clinton has lunch at the White House

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was the pasta jambalaya and grilled chicken lunch heard across the U.S. political spectrum. Hillary Clinton, who generates speculation about a potential 2016 presidential run wherever she goes, had tongues wagging anew on Monday by sitting down for lunch with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Hillary Clinton would like to see a woman U.S. president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton has fed speculation that she might run for the White House in 2016 by telling an audience in Canada that she would like to see a woman president in the United States in her lifetime. "Let me say this, hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime," Clinton told a private audience in Toronto. "And whether it's next time or the next time after that, it really depends on women stepping up and subjecting themselves to the political process, which is very difficult."

Missouri senator joins effort urging Hillary Clinton to seek presidency

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not committed to a run for president in 2016 but on Tuesday she picked up an endorsement from Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who announced she is supporting a group encouraging Clinton to run for the White House again. McCaskill, who in 2008 backed Barack Obama over Clinton in the Democratic primaries, became the first member of Congress to announce her support for Clinton.

US senator backs Clinton for president

Hillary Clinton may be two years away from announcing whether she will seek the White House, but that is not stopping Senator Claire McCaskill from endorsing the star Democrat for president in 2016. Stressing that "it's important we start early," McCaskill on Tuesday threw her support behind Clinton, who has barely caught her breath following four years as secretary of state.

Clinton never questioned in Benghazi probe

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was never questioned by investigators looking into the attack on the US mission in Libya that claimed the life of the US ambassador, a head of the internal probe said Sunday. Ambassador Thomas Pickering said he and retired admiral Mike Mullen interviewed Clinton near the end of their investigation into the September 11 attack in Benghazi but saw no need to question her about her role.

Speculation Swirls - Will Hillary Clinton Run for President in 2016?

US President Barack Obama has barely scratched the surface of his second term in office, a scant 79 days, and already, the finicky American public is practically salivating over speculation that former first lady, US senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, will try to succeed him in 2016, APA reports quoting RIA Novosti.“Do I think she will run? Yes I do… Has there ever been a male candidate who was the odds-on favorite to be president and backed away?
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