BIG SPEECH

Hillary Back in the Arena

It took six months, but Hillary Clinton is finally giving her first major address as Secretary of State on Wednesday. Politico reports that Clinton, in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations, will promise that the U.S. will "remain clear-eyed about our purpose," and warn opponents that they "should never see America's willingness to talk as a sign of weakness to be exploited." She also sets out the administration's foreign-policy priorities, which include preventing nuclear proliferation; isolating terrorists and reaching out to Muslims; facilitating peace in the Middle East; pursuing global economic recovery; combating climate change; and defending human rights.