Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Come Out Of The Woods'

Hillary Clinton speaks at the Society of Irish Women's annual dinner on St. Patrick's Day in her late father's hometown in Scranton Pa. Friday

Hillary Clinton speaks at the Society of Irish Women's annual dinner on St. Patrick's Day in her late father's hometown in Scranton Pa. Friday

"I am ready to come out of the woods and to shine a light on what's already happening around kitchen tables at dinners like this to help draw strength to enable everyone to keep going, that's the spirit of Scranton", she said at the dinner.

That's not just a metaphor, either.

Clinton's announcement came over a month after US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, tried to silence his female colleague Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, as she gave a speech. It became a meme, with social media users collectively wondering whether she'd ever fully emerge from her life of woodland hermitude.

G20 leaders fail to reach agreements on free trade
Finance ministers reportedly attempted to draft new language that would satisfy the US on the question of bilateral trade. The finance ministers' meeting will pave the way for a July 7-8 summit of national leaders in Hamburg, Germany.

Clinton's gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St. Patrick's Day speech in her late father's Pennsylvania hometown of Scranton. Now there's more speculation of a return to political office as Clinton just made a public appearance in Scranton. It's been widely assumed that her 2016 defeat marked the end of her career as a presidential aspirant, although she has never commented on or confirmed this. Last week, it was reported that if she ran against New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, she would likely win.so long as she ran as an Independent. If she were to run, however, she'd likely have a great opportunity to succeed ― early polling for the city's upcoming November 7, 2017 election found Clinton to be perhaps the only Democrat who could topple the incumbent first-term mayor. "I do not believe that we can let political divides harden into personal divides", Clinton said.

Who better to bring Americans together and help them find common ground than the woman who sees half of Trump supporters, including those in the rustbelt states she lost, as a basket full of deplorables?

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