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PHILADELPHIA, United States, July 26 (Xinhua) — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to run for president on behalf of a major U.S. political party.

At the age of 68, the former U.S. secretary of state enjoys nearly universal name recognition after her almost four-decade-old public life.

Her debut as a political figure started in 1979 when her husband, Bill Clinton, became the governor of Arkansas. When Bill Clinton campaigned for the White House in 1992, he once quipped that he was offering voters two presidents for the price of one.

As first lady of the United States, Hillary raised her profile in 1993 by aggressively campaigning for universal health care for Americans. But she failed.

Between the mid-1990s and the end of his second term in office, Bill Clinton was involved in various scandals, including an investigation into a failed real estate project in which the Clintons had invested and his affair with a White House intern that later led to impeachment proceedings.

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After Obama’s win, Hillary became secretary of state. She left office after Obama’s first presidential term.

She entered the 2016 presidential race with strong momentum in April 2015. But her campaign has been dogged by controversy around her use of a private email account and server in her capacity as secretary of state and her handling of an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Now she is facing a fallout from emails published by WikiLeaks, indicating that staff of the Democratic National Committee tried to tip the scales for Hillary to win against Bernie Sanders in the primaries.

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MANILA, May 27 (Xinhua) — As earlier predicted by some quarters, the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) signed on April 28 by the Philippines and the U.S. would have a rough sailing before it can be implemented Authentic Patrick Kane Jersey , if ever it could be implemented at all.

On Monday, two former senators, Wigberto Tanada and Rene Saguisag Corey Crawford Jersey , joined 10 other petitioners who questioned before the Supreme Court the constitutionality of EDCA and its implication on Philippine sovereignty and national interest.

The petitioners asked the country’s highest court to stop the implementation of the accord pending the resolution of the petition for certiorari or review of the legality of the agreement. They asked the court to declare the agreement unconstitutional for violating several provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

“This agreement will effectively allow the U.S. to establish and operate de facto military bases anywhere on Philippine soil, minus the cost of paying for one,” the petitioners said.

In l991 Jonathan Toews Jersey , Senators Tanada and Saguisag, along with 10 other senators, voted against the extension of the lease of the Subic Naval Base in Zambales province and Clark Air Base in Pampanga province Duncan Keith Jersey , north of Manila.

The extension of the lease for another 10 years of the two American military facilities, the biggest in Asia, was initiated by then President Corazon Aquino Patrick Kane Jersey , the late mother of now President Benigno Aquino III.

President Aquino has said that EDCA can stand scrutiny amid critics questioning its constitutionality. “We are reasonably confident that anybody looking at it objectively will be able to say that we have met all the stipulations in the Constitution,” Aquino told the media on the sidelines of the recently-held 24th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Myanmar.

The president said it was expected that some sectors would try to derail the agreement between the Philippines and the U.S.

The petitioners said that EDCA is an affront to the country’s national interest and is lopsided in favor of the U.S. compared with other agreements Washington has signed with its other allies.

They said that with EDCA, not only is the Philippines not receiving any remuneration for allowing U.S. presence in the country Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirts , it is committed to making all efforts to facilitate U.S. presence in the country, including providing security for the facilities, equipment Chicago Blackhawks Hoodie , supplies and other war materiel.

The petitioners claimed that the agreement has made the country a “target of U.S. enemies” because U.S. military facilities located here can be considered effectively contributing to U.S. military action.

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