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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8de30000Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State under President Obama from 2009 to 2013, after being defeated by Obama for the Democratic party's nomination for President in 2008. First coming to national prominence as the wife of President Bill Clinton, she made history as the first ever First Lady to run for office, winning a U.S. Senate seat representing New York in 2000.A native of Illinois, Clinton graduated from Yale Law School, and worked as a lawyer both in public service and private practice, notably as the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in Arkansas. Clinton also served as First Lady of the state of Arkansas twice, from 1979 to 1982, and form 1983 to 1992. Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 candidacy on April 11, 2015, via social media and video. (You can watch the video below.)Further Reading/Viewing:Via NPR: Hillary Clinton Is Back, But Will There Be A Return Of The "Rodham?"Video: Watch Clinton's video announcement of her 2016 candidacy0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8de30002

Friday Is For Memes: Texts From Hillary

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A 3am text message is sort of like a 3am phone call.

She's been Secretary of State, a US Senator, First Lady, the world's most admired woman... and now she's gone viral. Hillary Clinton is a meme, thanks to the Texts from Hillary Tumblog.

The biggest political meme to hit the web in a good while stems from a photo of the Secretary checking her smartphone, wearing sunglasses. She's got tons of paperwork in front of her, but she's still got time to dash off a few quick texts to President Obama, her husband, even Oprah and Jay-Z.  (Though we should note: fans of Sarah Palin probably won't like the "texts" Hillary "sends" her.) 

My favorite so far is a very meta text exchange between Clinton and her predecessor at the State Department, Condoleeza Rice, over the sunglasses. But since the sunglasses are the draw here, how about a guest appearance by  David Caruso of "CSI: Miami" and his shades? Or, for that matter, Corey "Sunglasses at Night" Hart?

[Texts from Hillary Clinton via About Political Humor]