Hillary Clinton's New Job: High-Paid Public Speaker

Hillary Clinton is following in her husband's footsteps — no, not in running for president (yet), but in collecting massive speaking fees. The former secretary of state is about to give her first paid speech Wednesday before the National Multi Housing Council in Dallas, where President Barack Obama was meanwhile headed to a DNC event ahead of the dedication of the new George W. Bush presidential library there. She is expected to make about $200,000 for every speaking engagement — more than she made annually when she headed the State Department. Clinton's speech is closed to the press, but it's being closely watched for hints of a future presidential run. Three years ahead of the next election, she has been deemed a 2016 frontrunner and regularly tops polls of admired women and popular Democrats. But if she runs for president, she could potentially face the brother of the former president whose library's dedication she's attending Thursday — Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and one of the GOP's preferred would-be saviors.

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