Hillary Takes Charge At State

Hillary Clinton is ready for her moment in the spotlight. Her aides say that despite keeping a low profile in the media this year, the Secretary of State is ready to articulate her own policy agenda, and will do so in a high-profile speech on Wednesday at the Council on Foreign Relations. Clinton’s speech is expected to outline her foreign-policy strategy, and explain some of the things she’s already done this year, while relying on themes from her life as first lady and U.S. senator. It will be a “framing speech” about how the nation’s actions this year fit into a larger foreign-policy strategy, and will likely echo a recent town hall meeting, when she said: “We are prioritizing development along with diplomacy as part of our global agenda.”