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Condoleezza Rice is used to blazing trails -- the first African-American woman to serve as secretary of state, the first female national security adviser and now one of the first two female members of the Augusta National Golf Club.

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Condoleezza Rice says Gadhafi crush was 'weird and a bit creepy'updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 10:11:00

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described Moammar Gadhafi's crush on her as "weird and a bit creepy," saying she breathed a sigh of relief when she realized a video he made of her was not raunchy.

Rice: I knew of Gadhafi's fixation on meupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 10:11:00

Condoleezza Rice describes meeting Moammar Gadhafi and how she handled his attraction to her.

Condoleezza Rice talks marriageupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 21:00:00

Piers Morgan asks why Condoleezza Rice has never been married. Watch the full interview January 19 at 9pmET/PT.

Condoleezza Rice: 'I cannot imagine myself running for office'updated: Wed Jan 19 2011 21:00:00

Condoleezza Rice said she is enjoying life as a college professor outside the political realm, but she says the job is similar to her previous post -- secretary of state under former President George W. Bush.

Before meeting with Obama, Rice says mistakes were made in Iraqupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 09:43:00

Removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right move, but the United States made mistakes in the aftermath, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told CNN on Friday.

Condoleezza Rice admits mistakesupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 09:43:00

Former U.S. Secretary of State on the mistakes made in Iraq. Watch full interview on Monday Oct 18 at 2200 CET.

Soprano serenades doctors after lung transplantupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 13:42:00

When Charity Tillemann-Dick was 4, her parents took her to her first opera.

Soprano sings after double lung transplantupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 13:42:00

Eight months after enduring a double-lung transplant and open heart surgery, opera soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick returned to Cleveland Clinic to serenade her doctors.

Fortune: Condi: The should-be face of the GOPupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 11:42:00

Successful candidates follow a simple fundamental rule: Define yourself before your opponent can define you. The Republican Party, which mustered a thumbs-up from only 38% of voters in last week's Bloomberg poll, sorely needs to brush up on the very rule it counsels in candidate-training sessions.

Paper: Rice OK'd waterboardingupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 07:18:00

A Senate report says former Secretay of State Condoleezza Rice was deeply involved in allowing waterboarding.

Rice: People will soon thank Bush for what he's doneupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 10:50:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that despite President Bush's low approval ratings, people will soon "start to thank this president for what he's done."

Condoleezza Rice talks successes, failures of past 8 yearsupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 22:53:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the liberation of Afghanistan and Iraq's first elections are among her proudest accomplishments during her tenure.

Suspected pirates on trialupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 22:33:00

Suspected Somali pirates were supposed to have their day in court, but didn't. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

U.N.: Militaries can pursue Somali pirates on landupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 22:33:00

The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution on Tuesday aimed at combating piracy along the Horn of Africa by allowing military forces to chase pirates onto land in cases of "hot pursuit."

Clinton, Rice break bread, discuss top diplomatic jobupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 18:02:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice invited the woman set to replace her as the nation's top diplomat, Sen. Hillary Clinton, to dinner Monday night, a State Department spokesman said.

Rice plays for the Queenupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 14:08:00

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice played a piano recital in London for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II while on a European tour.

Commentary: Why Europe will miss Condoleezza Riceupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 14:08:00

Has Condoleezza Rice, as some fellow-diplomats claim, been the most powerful black woman in history? Historians will continue puzzling over that for a while.

Rice confident in Mideast peace processupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 10:06:00

Despite acknowledgment from the White House a day earlier that a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is unlikely before a new U.S. president takes office, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday she is confident that ongoing efforts would produce success.

Rice cancels Mideast trip to help with financial crisisupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 17:07:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has canceled a trip to a Middle East conference because of the global crisis in financial markets, the State Department said Tuesday.

Rice scolds Russia's behaviorupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 09:06:00

U.S. Secretary of State Rice says Russia is on a path to isolation and irrelevance during a speech Thursday.

Rice: Russia becoming isolated, irrelevantupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 09:06:00

Russia's policies are putting it on a path to isolation and irrelevance, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday.

Rice visits Libyaupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 21:53:00

CNN's Zain Verjee reports on U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's historic visit to Libya.

Rice meets with Libya leaderupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 21:53:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Friday with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who asked for the latest news on the hurricanes plaguing U.S. coasts in recent weeks.

Rice to meet with Libyan leader Gadhafiupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 12:01:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will make a historic visit to Libya next month, senior Bush administration officials said Tuesday.

Time.com: Rice: US, Iraq Closer on Timetable updated: Thu Aug 21 2008 06:00:00

U.S. and Iraqi officials agree that timetables should be set for a U.S. troop withdrawal, but conceded that nailing down a broader pact on future relations is difficult

Rice to Russia: Stop playing 'dangerous game'updated: Mon Aug 18 2008 19:51:00

Russia is playing "dangerous games" by reasserting its military power in Georgia and in other areas, such as bombing flights skirting American airspace, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday.

Analysis: Facing uphill battle in Mideast, Rice remains hopefulupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 22:05:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice emerged from three-way talks with Palestinians in a good mood, joking and laughing with reporters -- so much so that her guest, U.N. Secretary-General for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdalla, wanted in on the joke.

Rice says peace talks go on despite Olmert quittingupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 18:04:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will not affect efforts to reach a Mideast peace deal before the end of the year.

Rice presses N. Korea to verify end of nuke programupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 15:39:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressed her North Korean counterpart Wednesday to agree a plan for verifying its nuclear activity.

Time.com: Rice Pressing Nuke Terms in N Koreaupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 12:10:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pushed North Korea on Wednesday to accept terms to verify the dismantling of its nuclear weapons program

Rice sends guidance on embassy assistance for candidatesupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 16:02:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told U.S. embassies overseas that they can support visits by presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, but they must adhere to certain restrictions.

Time.com: Rice: Iran Not Serious At Nuke Talks updated: Mon Jul 21 2008 07:00:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran of not being serious at weekend talks about its disputed nuclear program despite the presence of a senior U.S. diplomat

Time.com: Rice to Focus on N. Korea Weaponsupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 09:00:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice heads to Asia next week amid signs of an imminent breakthrough in efforts to get North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons

Time.com: Rice in Beirut to Meet With Leadersupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 15:00:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice put a U.S. stamp of approval Monday on an emerging new government in Lebanon despite the increased power it gives to Hezbollah militants

Rice: Settlement plans 'not helpful' to peace effortsupdated: Sun Jun 15 2008 09:05:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday said Israel's plans to build 1,300 homes in East Jerusalem were "simply not helpful" to peace efforts in the region.

Rice blasts Iran, says U.S. will pursue tough diplomacyupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 19:35:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice blasted Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas on Tuesday and called the United States' bond with Israel "unshakable."

Time.com: Condoleezza Rice Enlists in Kiss Army Fan Clubupdated: Fri May 30 2008 11:00:00

The Kiss Army fan club has an enthusiastic new recruit: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Cafferty: Rice for VP?updated: Tue Apr 08 2008 14:56:00

Jack Cafferty asks: Would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain if Condoleezza Rice is his running mate?

McCain: No signs Rice wants on the ticketupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 18:44:00

Sen. John McCain said Sunday he hasn't seen signals Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is interested in running as vice president.

Time.com: Rice Returns to Her Mideast Treadmill updated: Mon Mar 31 2008 18:00:00

The Secretary of State is back in Israel for more talks. But despite her encouraging words, there's little sign of progress

Rice pushes Middle East peaceupdated: Sun Mar 30 2008 18:42:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attempts to breathe some life into Mideast peace talks. CNN's Atika Shubert reports

Rice: Justice for women must be priorityupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 20:22:00

Greater efforts must be taken to combat the growing trend of violence against women and end the "climate of perpetual fear" they face, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.

Israel returns to Gaza; Rice urges return to talksupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 18:50:00

Israeli soldiers returned to southern Gaza on Tuesday hours after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared in the West Bank calling for Israelis and Palestinians promptly to resume peace talks.

Rice soothes Japan on rape case updated: Wed Feb 27 2008 04:45:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Japan on Wednesday on a mission to smooth tensions created by rape allegations against two U.S. service members and to try to jump-start stalled North Korean nuclear talks.

Rice: Compromise key in Kenya crisisupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 10:19:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday that the issues of governance and "political compromise" are paramount in ending the political crisis in Kenya.

Time.com: Rice to Appoint Energy Envoyupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 12:00:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday she will appoint a special envoy for energy issues to deal with the use of oil and gas for political means

Time.com: Is US Diplomacy Being Shortchanged?updated: Wed Feb 13 2008 12:00:00

Secretary of State Rice faces critics who say the State Department is not addressing the changing world that America must deal with

Rice, Miliband visit troops in Kandaharupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 12:27:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband visited Afghanistan on an unannounced trip Thursday to meet with troops, military leaders, and top government officials.

Secretary of state upbeatupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 23:56:00

On a visit to Iraq, Condoleezza Rice sees steps toward national reconciliation in Baghdad. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Rice in Iraq to push political reconciliationupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 23:56:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and other senior leaders Tuesday on an unannounced visit to Iraq, the White House said.

U.S. doesn't have 'permanent enemies,' Rice says updated: Fri Dec 21 2007 12:53:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that 2007 was a "busy and challenging year, but also a positive one" for U.S. foreign policy.

Rice visits Baghdad and Kirkukupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 21:37:00

Turkish troops cross into Iraq during a visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

In Iraq, Rice renews call for reconciliationupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 13:30:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that improvements in security in Iraq have provided a window of opportunity in which political reconciliation should take place.

Rice urges cease-fire in Somaliaupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 22:53:00

Somalia should reach a cease-fire with its "non-extremist" opposition and finish plans to draft a new constitution, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.

Time.com: Rice: Somalia Needs Peacekeepersupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 09:00:00

More African countries should send peacekeepers to Somalia, where an Islamic insurgency has killed thousands of civilians this year, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said

Rice hopes for Mideast agreement before Bush term endsupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 13:44:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday the United States will try to get an agreement on Mideast peace before the end of the Bush administration.

Rice says Palestinian state within reachupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 19:54:00

A Palestinian state alongside Israel is within reach, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday after talks with the Palestinian president and Israeli prime minister.

Time.com: Mideast Solution Plan in Jeopardyupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 12:40:00

A Middle East "two-state solution" is jeopardized after several events including Iran's recent efforts to support Hamas militants, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said

Contractor 'command center' recommended in Iraq, sources sayupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 23:59:00

A panel recommended to the State Department that the U.S. create a "central command center" to improve coordination among agencies using private security contractors in war zones, senior State Department officials and others familiar with the review told CNN Monday.

Time.com: Rice's Peace Mission: Prospects Grimupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 20:00:00

The Secretary of State believes in the Mideast peace process but the participants themselves appear to have little faith

Rice touts 'most serious' Mideast peace efforts in yearsupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 22:48:00

Israel and Palestinian negotiators are involved in the most serious effort in "many, many years" to try to end the Mideast conflict, said U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday.

Rice: Mideast talks 'serious'updated: Mon Oct 15 2007 22:48:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Palestinian-Israel peace efforts are the most serious in years.

Time.com: Rice: Missile Plans to Proceedupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 11:15:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says plans to expand the U.S. missile defense system in Europe will proceed, but she wants to seek Russian suggestions for cooperation

Rice orders more oversight of contractors in Iraqupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 14:09:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ordered the implementation of three steps to bolster the accountability of private security firms in Iraq, including the Blackwater USA.

Shifting stance on climateupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 05:55:00

When science collides with White House politics, the chemistry isn't always pretty. CNN's Miles O'Brien reports

Nations must fight climate change like terrorism, Rice saysupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 05:55:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday told delegates to a global climate change conference that countries around the world must work together to combat climate change, much as they cooperate against terror and the spread of disease.

Rice: Syria may attend Mideast peace conference in Washingtonupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 00:39:00

Syria could attend an upcoming Middle East peace conference in Washington as part of an Arab League committee, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday.

Time.com: Rice: Mideast Issue to Be Addressedupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 09:00:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference this fall will confront "critical issues" in the Israel-Palestine conflict

Time.com: Slow Going for Rice in Jerusalemupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 19:00:00

Everyone she sees welcomes the new U.S. peace initiative, but the players demand very different things to make a peace process work

Rice, Gates in Mideastupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 07:43:00

Rice, Gates in Mideast

U.S.-Saudi arms dealupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 22:23:00

U.S.-Saudi arms deal

Rice: U.S. military deals with Mideast promote stabilityupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 22:23:00

The United States is cutting new arms and military assistance deals with Middle Eastern countries in an effort to counter terrorism and improve stability in the region, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday.

Blair makes debut as Mideast envoyupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 00:53:00

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair makes his debut as special Middle East envoy Thursday amid hopes he can re-energize the peace process.

Rice: U.S., Spain allies with differencesupdated: Fri Jun 01 2007 07:21:00

The United States and Spain share concerns on many fronts, but Spain is going its own way in its relations with Cuba, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.

Rice: 'Slam dunk' comment didn't lead to war updated: Sun Apr 29 2007 12:25:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday said the administration did not use former CIA Director George Tenet's "slam dunk" comment as the reason to invade Iraq, disputing his complaints.

Panel subpoenas Rice over Niger uranium claimupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 15:19:00

A House committee Wednesday subpoenaed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to find out what she knew about the 2003 claim that Iraq sought uranium from the African country of Niger.

Olmert, Abbas agree to hold regular talksupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 04:37:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have agreed to meet every two weeks to discuss security issues and "build confidence," U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday at a news conference in Jerusalem.

House Democrat asks Rice about 'fabricated Niger claim' updated: Mon Mar 12 2007 17:39:00

The new chairman of a House investigative committee is demanding answers to questions he asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice nearly four years ago about President Bush's assertion that Iraq once sought uranium from Africa.

Rice vows more talks with Israelis, Palestiniansupdated: Mon Feb 19 2007 04:11:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held "productive" talks Monday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and said she expects more negotiations in a bid to restart the Mideast peace process.

Rice prepares for 3-way meeting with Israel, Palestiniansupdated: Sun Feb 18 2007 05:08:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will head into meetings Monday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders despite seeing no sign that a new Palestinian government will do what world leaders have called for: renounce terrorism and recognize Israel.

Rice in Jerusalem to press for peace updated: Sat Feb 17 2007 16:19:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday for a series of meetings with Middle Eastern leaders.

Rice checks on Baghdad security crackdown updated: Sat Feb 17 2007 03:54:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Saturday to assess the security crackdown there.

Rice: Whole of Mideast wants peaceupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 06:59:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has met German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after the two sides announced a revival of peace talks.

Olmert, Rice agree to 3-way talks with Abbasupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 06:27:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have agreed to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a three-way summit as a way to generate momentum for the stalled Middle East peace process, U.S. and Israeli officials said Monday.

GOP senator: Bush plan could match Vietnam blunderupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 10:28:00

Perhaps the strongest worded opposition to President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq came from a fellow Republican on Thursday.

Rice dubious over nuke test pledgeupdated: Sun Oct 22 2006 00:46:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that a high-ranking Chinese envoy, who met earlier with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, did not say that Pyongyang would refrain from conducting further nuclear tests.

Rice: No promise on new nuke blastupdated: Sat Oct 21 2006 04:30:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that a high-ranking Chinese envoy, who met earlier with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, did not say that Pyongyang would refrain from conducting further nuclear tests.

Report: N. Korea not planning second nuke testupdated: Fri Oct 20 2006 03:40:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il told a visiting Chinese delegation that the communist nation was not planning a second nuclear weapons test, a South Korean news agency reported Friday.

U.S., China press N. Korea to talkupdated: Thu Oct 19 2006 00:08:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and China's foreign minister on Friday called for North Korea to resume talks following the Asian nation's claimed nuclear test earlier this month.

Rice reassures Japan, discusses N. Korea worriesupdated: Wed Oct 18 2006 00:10:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Japanese leaders Wednesday as the world awaited a possible second nuclear test by North Korea.

Rice meets Kurdish leaders in Iraqupdated: Fri Oct 06 2006 06:22:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil and met Kurdish leaders Friday.

Spokesman: Rice didn't 'brush off' terror warningsupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 09:25:00

In July 2001, then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice did have a meeting with CIA Director George Tenet about the threat posed by al Qaeda, but the information presented to her was not new, her spokesman said Monday.

Rice skeptical of Iran's motivesupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 21:22:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has expressed skepticism that Iran is serious about suspending its uranium enrichment program and said the United States expects to "make some movement forward" on a sanctions resolution when U.N. diplomats convene in New York next week.

Rice sees Mideast progress among the bombsupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 16:08:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday that she hopes a U.N. Security Council resolution will be reached "within days" that addresses the hostilities between Israel and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militia.

Rice hopeful of cease-fire 'this week'updated: Mon Jul 31 2006 03:12:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she believes a "comprehensive settlement" to the Mideast crisis can be reached this week, including a cease-fire and an international force to help the Lebanese army control southern Lebanon.

Lebanon cancels talks with Riceupdated: Sun Jul 30 2006 05:33:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice canceled a trip to Lebanon and plans to leave Jerusalem for Washington on Monday, senior State Department officials said.

Greenfield: Shuttle diplomacy may hit turbulenceupdated: Tue Jul 25 2006 13:13:00

As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice journeys from the United States to the Middle East to Europe, she joins a long line of officials who have tried to broker an end to disputes among warring states or factions.

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