• Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty )

    Women's Rights, Human Rights

    Hillary, Joe Biden Honor Vital Voices Award Winners

    Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, former ambassador Melanne Verveer among the 2013 recipients.

    Three months after a young Indian woman died from her injuries after a brutal gang-rape on a Delhi bus—and three days after an American tourist fell victim to a similar sexual attack in Rio de Janeiro—the presenters and honorees at the 12th annual Vital Voices Global Leadership awards, including former secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden, delivered an overriding message: the violence against women must end.

    The awards, which took place on Tuesday night at Washington, D.C.’s grand Kennedy Center, honored eight human-rights heroes and heroines, global leaders, and moral warriors from Somalia to Palestine. Among the recipients this year were Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who narrowly escaped assassination by the Taliban over her campaign to educate schoolgirls, and Dr. Hawa Abdi, whose refugee camp has become a symbol of resistance in Somalia’s lawless countryside.

  • Biden on Monday, and Clinton yesterday. (Getty; AFP/Getty)


    Poll: Hillary Beats Biden in ’16

    While one Democrat says veep “intoxicated” by run.

    Has no one been swayed by The Onion’s autobiography of Joe Biden? The vice president comes in second in favorability ratings to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Clinton has favorable rating of 67 percent, compared with a 26 percent unfavorable rating, while Biden has a 48 percent favorable rating and a 37 percent unfavorable rating, according to the joint Washington Post–ABC News poll. Meanwhile, Democrats said Wednesday that Biden has ambitions of a 2016 run, with one source close to the White House telling Politico that the vice president is “intoxicated” by the idea. But don’t get your hopes up too soon for a Biden-Clinton race: Democratic sources insist it’s unlikely the two would challenge each other.

    Read it at Politico