Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Run; Obama Supports

Super ! Tout sauf une surprise. Bonne chance à elle. Yes she can !
Great news. No surprise at all haha. Well good luck to her. Yes she can !

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After two years of speculation, Hillary Clinton announced she will run for President of the United States in 2016 via a YouTube video.

“I’m getting ready to do something too,” Clinton announced in a YouTube video entitled “Getting Started.” “I’m running for President. Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion. So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote — because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.”

Clinton ran against current President, Barack Obama, for the 2008 Democratic nomination and eventually conceded in June of 2008. She then served as a member of Obama’s cabinet from 2009 through 2013 as Secretary of State. The former First Lady can count Obama as one of her early supporters.

“She was a great supporter of mine in the general election,” President Obama told The Guardian when…

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Remembering Günter Grass and The Tin Drum

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Remembering Günter Grass and The Tin Drum

Nobel Prize Winning Author Günter Grass died today in Germany at the age of 87.

Grass is best known for his first novel, « The Tin Drum. » The allegorical novel was adapted into an acclaimed movie that won an Oscar, a Cesar, a Jupiter and took the Golden Palm at Cannes.  It is rated by some as among the top 10 German Films of all-time.

From Rotten Tomatoes (which gives it a very high 79% score):

David Bennent plays Oskar, the young son of a German rural family, circa 1925. On his third birthday, Oskar receives a shiny new tin drum. At this point, rather than mature into one of the miserable specimens of grown-up humanity that he sees around him, he vows never to get any older or any bigger. Whenever the world around him becomes too much to bear, the boy begins to hammer…

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