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  • Waxman to probe Clinton files

    09/22/2007 11:20:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 20 replies · 439+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/12/07 | Mike Allen
    In a concession to Republicans, House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) has promised to ask the National Archives for documents relating to President Bill Clinton’s Office of Political Affairs. As a result, a Democratic push to investigate the activities of former White House senior adviser Karl Rove and other aides to President Bush could mean fresh scrutiny and publicity for long-forgotten meetings and presentations during the Clinton administration. In a letter this week, Waxman suggested Republicans satisfy their curiosity by reexamining what he estimates are more than 2 million pages of documents about the Clinton White House and...
  • Bill Clinton: 'I Do Not Agree with Our Policy in Iraq'

    09/18/2007 6:27:54 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 90 replies · 123+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | CHARLIE BRENNAN
    Former President Bill Clinton stopped in the metro area Monday to discuss the state of the world with Aurora business leaders and also pick up some campaign cash for wife Hillary later in the day at a Boulder fundraiser. Clinton made only one overt reference to her presidential campaign during his talk to a crowd of about 2,500 at the annual luncheon of the Aurora Economic Development Council, held in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, saying he hoped not to “cost her any votes” with his commentary. And, he directed no criticism at the current occupant of the White...
  • Sen. Clinton courts liberals, accuses Bush of corruption ...(That pot calling the kettle thing...)

    06/20/2007 7:54:39 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 23 replies · 465+ views
    Newsday/AP ^ | June 20, 2007 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON -- Trying to win over her party's liberal activists, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday accused President Bush of disregarding the Constitution and promised to bring a new progressive vision to the White House. Bush's government has "a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok," she said in one of the more partisan speeches of her campaign. "It is everything our founders were afraid of, everything our Constitution was designed to prevent." Clinton returned to the Take Back America conference where she was booed last year for opposing a set date for pulling U.S....
  • 'Punjab' Paper Puts Obama on Defense

    06/17/2007 4:05:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 980+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/17/07 | NewsMax
    Sen. Barack Obama is on the defensive after his campaign staff referred to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's political affiliation as "D-Punjab." A three-page analysis of the Bill and Hillary's Clinton's investments, titled "Hillary Clinton (D-Punjab)'s Personal Financial and Political Ties," was sent out to news organizations. It also slams Hillary's record on outsourcing, and on protecting American jobs. The document was sent with the understanding that news organizations not reveal that the Obama campaign was the source. When asked about the document, Bill Burton, a spokesman for Obama told the New York Times: "We did give reporters a series of...
  • Hillary removes Mother Teresa photo (from video campaign)

    06/14/2007 1:06:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies · 1,526+ views
    Politico ^ | June 14, 2007 | Ben Smith
    The Clinton campaign removed a photograph of Hillary Clinton with Mother Teresa from a campaign video after a complaint from the late nun's religious order, a Clinton spokesman said."Sen. Clinton was proud to have worked with and known Mother Teresa," said Clinton spokesman Phil Singer. "Her order asked us to remove it from the video, so we did."The head of a politically conservative Catholic group, Fidelis, said he brought the video to the attention of Sister Nirmala, Teresa's successor at the Superior General of the India-based Missionaries of Charity. Fidelis president Joseph Cella called it "wholly inappropriate, disrespectful and...
  • On the edge of a crack-up A disastrous election sent Hillary Clinton into a spiral of depression

    06/14/2007 11:25:13 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies · 1,533+ views
    Times On Line UK ^ | June 10, 2007 | Carl Bernstein
    Election day 1994 was a disaster for the Democratic party – and for Hillary and Bill Clinton. Republicans would now control both houses of the US Congress, claiming their first Senate majority in eight years and first House majority since 1954. The Democrats lost an astounding 52 seats in the House, and eight in the Senate. There had been historic losses in other elections. But this was a different kind of repudiation in that it was tied to the president and his wife. The Clintons could see that the country, not just Washington, was on the verge of a new...
  • Clinton: 'On Your Own' Attitude Must Go

    05/29/2007 1:43:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 194 replies · 4,866+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 29 | HOLLY RAMER
    Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor. "I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none." Clinton said she would...
  • { Villaraigosa } Los Angeles mayor to endorse Clinton's presidential bid

    05/29/2007 12:39:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 319+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/29/7 | BETH FOUHY
    New York (AP) -- Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the endorsement of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a rising star in national Democratic politics and one of the nation's top Hispanic elected officials. Villaraigosa was set to announce his endorsement Wednesday, joining Clinton at a campaign rally at the University of California, Los Angeles, two Democrats familiar with the planned endorsement told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the official announcement. Clinton campaign officials have actively sought Villaraigosa's backing, even enlisting former President Clinton recently to woo Villaraigosa
  • Preview of Carl Bernstein's Bio on Hillary Clinton

    05/29/2007 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,471+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | May 29, 2007
    The much-awaited biography of Hillary Clinton by Carl Bernstein closes with the observation that the U.S. senator, former First Lady and current candidate for president, “has continued to speak from the protective shell of her own making,” and in doing so, “has misrepresented not just facts but often her essential self… “Almost always, Hillary has stood for good things. Yet there is a disconnect between her convictions and words, and her actions. That is where Hillary disappoints. But the jury is still out.” E&P today received a copy of the 628-page book, “A Woman in Charge,” which is to be...
  • We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says [Shared Prosperity Should Replace "On Your Own' Society"]

    05/29/2007 9:13:29 AM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 211 replies · 6,149+ views
    AP ^ | May 29, 2007 | Holly Ramer
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor. "I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."...
  • Tense relations [Hillary "The Hildebeast" Clinton campaign update]

    05/29/2007 8:49:56 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies · 1,449+ views
    The Washington Times, Inside Politics ^ | 29 May 2007 | Greg Pierce
    Tense relations " 'Serious tensions' exist between U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's Washington-based presidential campaign staff and those working on her campaign in New York," the New York Post's Fredric U. Dicker writes, citing "Democratic insiders." " 'Her New York crew is fighting . . . with her D.C. folks, and it's worse than the normal stuff, real serious tensions,' said a Democratic Party source. 'The New York folks are the ones who got her elected to begin with. They've done it and know what to do. The D.C. folks are the "geniuses" who do "national elections" and think everyone...
  • Hillary leads, but Obama is the man to watch

    05/26/2007 9:02:20 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 15 replies · 730+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | May 27, 2007 | Andrew Sullivan
    ... The crowd was strikingly diverse – mainly white but with a heavy black and Latino presence and skewed young. Obama took the stage and the energy in the room intensified. With no notes, this gawky intellectual rallied his base – part seminar, part sermon... If I had to find a single word to describe his effect it would be easy: real. In a universe of political plastic, Obama has a rough, authentic edge... It’s an odd feeling for a small government conservative like me. Obama, after all, is a big government liberal. Make no mistake about that. He may,...
  • War Over War Vote Rages On

    05/26/2007 8:47:30 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 8 replies · 796+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Saturday, May 26, 2007; Page A05 | -- Shailagh Murray
    For Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama (Ill.), their votes against the war spending bill were far from the last word on the issue. The crowd of Republican presidential candidates dined out all day on the Democratic front-runners' "no" votes, decrying them as naive and reckless, an affront to U.S. troops. "I was very disappointed to see Senator Obama and Senator Clinton embrace the policy of surrender," said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who called their opposition "the equivalent of waving a white flag to al-Qaeda." McCain missed 46 straight Senate votes -- six weeks' worth -- before showing...
  • Clintons brace for 'wandering Bill' claims

    05/26/2007 7:56:07 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 40 replies · 1,832+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/27/2007 | Philip Sherwell
    Hillary Clinton's aides have launched a characteristically withering attack against two long-expected biographies of the Democratic presidential front-runner. Bill and Hillary Clinton. Mrs Clinton's senate spokesman referred to the upcoming biographies as 'cash for rehash' They have dismissed one as "totally discredited" because of a single disputed anecdote, and claim that both simply rehash old ground. The former First Lady's battle-hardened war machine is suspected of leaking at least one of the books so that it could launch a co-ordinated rebuttal campaign and take the steam out of the revelations before their official publication next month. In a suspiciously well-prepared...
  • Books Paint Critical Portraits of Clinton (Hillary 'Seriously Feared' Indictment by Starr)

    05/24/2007 8:18:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies · 1,875+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 25, 2007 | Peter Baker and John Solomon
    "A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton," by Carl Bernstein,SNIP "Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton," by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr., reports that during her husband's 1992 campaign, a team she oversaw hired a private investigator to undermine Gennifer Flowers "until she is destroyed." Flowers had said publicly that she had an affair with Bill Clinton while he was governor of Arkansas. SNIPAt one point, Hillary Clinton was convinced she would be next, worried that Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth W. Starr would indict her for perjury or obstruction of justice arising...
  • Clinton Backer's Firm Alleged to Aid Scammers (he is CNN's pollster)

    05/24/2007 8:04:50 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 1,157+ views
    nysun ^ | 5-22-07 | Gerstein
    Clinton Backer's Firm Alleged to Aid Scammers BY JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun May 22, 2007 URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/54982 A Nebraska entrepreneur facing allegations that his firm does business with scam artists targeting the elderly, Vinod Gupta, has directed more than $3 million in the past decade to political campaigns and projects connected with President Clinton and Senator Clinton. Mr. Gupta's company, infoUSA, Inc., repeatedly rented marketing databases to unscrupulous individuals who used the lists to engage in fraud, according to the New York Times. A front-page article in the Sunday paper said the company promoted a list...
  • Hillary to skip Iowa?

    05/23/2007 9:05:38 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 20 replies · 848+ views
    First Read ^ | Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 2:43 PM | From NBC's Chuck Todd
    In one ... leaked memo the AP obtained from Hillary Clinton's campaign which apparently argues for skipping the Iowa caucuses. We know it's not easy being the national frontrunner, but can any frontrunner skip an early state? As I detailed in a column a few weeks ago, skipping Iowa has proven to be a bad strategy. The last candidate to successfully do it was Bill Clinton and that's because EVERY one of his primary foes skipped Iowa due to the presence of Tom Harkin in the race. Oh, and by the way, Iowa is a swing state in the general...
  • MEMO URGES [MRS BILL] CLINTON TO BYPASS IOWA

    05/23/2007 12:01:49 PM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 89 replies · 2,001+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2007 | BETH FOUHY and RON FOURNIER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's deputy campaign manager wrote a memo this week making the case for the Democratic presidential candidate to bypass the Iowa caucuses and focus on later contests in the nomination fight. The memo by Mike Henry is a sign of division among the New York senator's strategic advisers. It was described generally by two senior Clinton advisers who, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was little chance the senator would take his advice. Harold Ickes, a top Clinton strategist, said the campaign is studying various options for dealing with the rush of nomination contests...
  • Memo urges Hillary Clinton to bypass Iowa

    05/23/2007 12:02:18 PM PDT · by John Cena · 2 replies · 618+ views
    AP ^ | May 23, 2007 | Beth Fouhy
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's deputy campaign manager wrote a memo this week making the case for the Democratic presidential candidate to bypass the Iowa caucuses and focus on later contests in the nomination fight. The memo by Mike Henry is a sign of division among the New York senator's strategic advisers. It was described generally by two senior Clinton advisers who, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was little chance the senator would take his advice. Harold Ickes, a top Clinton strategist, said the campaign is studying various options for dealing with the rush of nomination contests...
  • The Brand New and Same Old (Hillary Rodham Clinton)

    05/21/2007 8:35:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 1,161+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 28, 2007 | Anna Quindlen
    May 28, 2007 issue - It wasn't supposed to be like this. When we were parsing the possibility, dreaming the dream, cruising past President Barbie in her jaunty tricolor accent scarf in the aisles of Evolved Toys, we imagined the endgame: a woman at the podium and the distaff side of the aisle going nuts, seeing decades of slow, steady progress embodied in a single individual. Good morning, Ms. President. The moment has arrived when a woman could well be the Democratic nominee: Hillary Rodham Clinton, smart, experienced, sure-handed. "Help make history!" her Web site says. So how come the...
  • Clinton feels heat over Wal-Mart ties

    05/20/2007 7:53:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 981+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2006 | Beth Fouhy
    New York senator trying to distance herself from chain. With retailer Wal-Mart under fire for its labor and healthcare policies, one Democrat with ties to the company, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, has started feeling her share of the political heat. Clinton served on Wal-Mart's board of directors for six years when her husband was governor of Arkansas. And the Rose Law Firm, where she was a partner, handled many of the Arkansas-based company's legal affairs. Hillary Clinton had kind words for Wal-Mart as recently as 2004, when she told an audience at the convention of the National Retail Federation that...
  • Hillary mum on allegations against Lousiana sheriff

    05/20/2007 7:07:25 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 25 replies · 1,349+ views
    Newsday ^ | May 20, 2007 | BY MARTIN C. EVANS martin.evans@newsday.com
    Hillary Rodham Clinton ... slipped away without responding to reporters questioning her ties to a Louisiana sheriff. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee, who served on the host committee of a Clinton fundraiser Friday in New Orleans, had been accused of racial bias for barring New Orleans residents from crossing a bridge into Jefferson while fleeing from Hurricane Katrina. In another incident, in the 1980s, Lee said his deputies would stop "young blacks in rinky-dink cars" following a spate of robberies in white neighborhoods outside New Orleans. Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Hanley said that Lee has been "a longtime friend" of Clinton...
  • Iowa Poll: Democrats prefer Edwards in new poll (HUSSEIN Obama 2nd, Hillary 3rd)

    05/19/2007 9:04:57 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 898+ views
    The Des Moines Register | 5/19/07 | Jonathan Roos
    Link Only: Democrats prefer Edwards in new poll
  • Clinton Leads Both Thompson and Romney by Three Points

    05/19/2007 2:14:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 72 replies · 1,693+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 17, 2007
    Senator and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton (D) leads actor and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R) by three percentage points in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Clinton attracts 47% while Thompson earns support from 44% (see crosstabs). That’s a four-point improvement for Clinton from a month ago. In our April survey of this match-up, the gruff-voiced star of "Law and Order" had a one-point edge, 44% to 43%. Clinton also enjoys a three-point lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (47% to 44%). That's an improvement for Romney who trailed Clinton by nine in March. Romney has...
  • Clinton: 'Obligation' to aid New Orleans

    05/19/2007 12:20:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies · 675+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | May 19, 2007 | Becky Bohrer
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday rebuilding New Orleans is an "American obligation" the Bush administration has not met since Hurricane Katrina struck. "If talk, bureaucracy and promises were enough, we would've rebuilt New Orleans three times over by now," the Democratic president candidate told graduates at Dillard University, the historically black school devastated by the storm in August 2005. "What you do need is action, action supported by our federal government but driven right here in New Orleans and in the surrounding parishes by people who understand the reality on the ground, action that leads to real, measurable improvements, not...
  • At Wal-Mart, Clinton didn't upset any carts [MUST READ]

    05/19/2007 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Silly · 51 replies · 1,826+ views
    Times / Trib ^ | May 19, 2007 | Stephen Braun
    HEAVILY SNIPPETED EXCERPTS HERE- SEE LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE ARKANSAS — Four times a year, Clinton would leave Little Rock, driven by Arkansas state troopers and sometimes accompanied by her husband, then-Gov. Bill Clinton Clinton assumed the role of loyalist reformer... wihout rocking the boat. ...her presence brought little lasting change to the firm. "She was not a dissenter..." "She shouldn't have been put on there in the first place." Clinton[s] amassed... $100,000 worth of Wal-Mart stock that they still maintain. She covered her Wal-Mart tenure in a single paragraph in her autobiography... Walton.. phoned her and said: "They tell...
  • Help Hillary with her "problem"

    05/18/2007 2:07:39 PM PDT · by ears_to_hear · 41 replies · 1,430+ views
    Help Hillary pick an "appropriate" song
  • Pre-Emptive Clinton Fatigue

    05/17/2007 9:00:21 AM PDT · by Unmarked Package · 36 replies · 1,460+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | May 17, 2007 | Tom Purcell
    It’s early yet, but I’m already worried. I’m worried about Bill and Hillary’s possible return to the White House -- that their personal life may become front-page news again. The first shot was fired across the bow one year ago. The New York Times interviewed 50 people who know Bill and Hillary. The reporter attempted to get a "grab" -- a regrettable choice of words, I know -- on the married life of the power couple. That prompted columnist David Broder to call their marriage the "elephant in the room" (or, as he should have said it, the elephant in...
  • Hillary gets the adult film star vote

    05/17/2007 7:53:22 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 75 replies · 2,535+ views
    Just Hillary ^ | 5/17/07
    Jenna Jameson, who's been called the world's most famous porn star and is the author of the New York Times bestseller "How To Make Love Like a Porn Star," talked about Hillary Clinton in an interview with PR.com....May 17, 2007... PR.com: "Who's your favorite Democratic front runner for 2008? Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or John Edwards?" Jenna Jameson: "I love Hillary. I think that in some ways she's pretty conservative for a Democrat, but I would love to have a woman in office. I think that it would be a step in the right direction for our country, and there...
  • Clinton Won't Commit on Iraq Deadline (Hillary pulls a John Kerry)

    05/16/2007 8:05:58 PM PDT · by ASC2006 · 23 replies · 622+ views
    AP ^ | May 16 2007 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton voted Wednesday to advance legislation cutting off money for the Iraq war, then refused to pledge to support the measure if it came to a vote, then said she would. At lunchtime, the New York senator and presidential candidate was asked repeatedly by reporters whether she favored the troop withdrawal legislation that had just come up for a procedural vote on the Senate floor. Her answer: "I'm not going to speculate on what I'm going to be voting on in the future. I voted in favor of cloture to have a debate." By supper time, she...
  • Tim Russert and Chris Matthews Agree: Hillary Benefits from 'Bad Bill'

    05/15/2007 11:59:22 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 28 replies · 1,143+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/node/12763 ^ | May 15, 2007 | by Geoffrey Dickens
    The question about whether Bill Clinton will be a hindrance or help to Hillary's campaign has been decided and the final verdict is in, Hillary "benefits" with having Bill on her side. Well at least that's what two of the top opinion-shapers at NBC News have decreed. Appearing on last night's Hardball, NBC News' Washington bureau chief Tim Russert marveled, along with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, at how Hillary Clinton will get the best of both worlds with Bill on her campaign. According to Matthews and Russert not only will Hillary gain from the "Clinton record," but she won't be hurt by...
  • The Missing Word of the 2008 Presidential Campaign (Vanity)

    05/10/2007 12:27:04 PM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 16 replies · 588+ views
    None | 5/10/07 | Night Hides Not
    Remember the 2000 election, when a major concern (among talking heads) regarding George W. Bush was his lack of gravitas? At least Dubya was in his second term as governor of the second largest state of the country. Fast forward to 2007, and of the Democrat candidates, who has the gravitas to be President? Hillary? Please, don't make me laugh. She's been a Senator a total of six years, and she's cut-and-run from her most important vote. Edwards? The Breck Girl? BWAHAHAHAHA! Obama? Two years in the Senate? He's THE reason gravitas is not being discussed. All the man has...
  • New York Gov. Spitzer to Endorse Clinton

    05/08/2007 8:09:54 PM PDT · by jdm · 10 replies · 482+ views
    AP via Guardian (U.K.) ^ | May 9, 2007 | MARC HUMBERT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will put an end to questions about his support for New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid with an endorsement next week. ``New Yorkers know first hand how effective Hillary is as a leader, which is why her support runs deep in this state,'' Spitzer said Tuesday. ``As senator she has capably represented New Yorkers and together with countless other supporters I look forward to sharing with the rest of the country the values and strengths that will make her an excellent president.''
  • Comparison To Clinton Is Dismissed

    05/08/2007 9:26:12 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 41 replies · 1,418+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2007 | Anne E. Kornblut
    There was a time when advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) looked abroad for proof that women can get elected to a top leadership role in the modern world: Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister; Angela Merkel, the German chancellor; and Michelle Bachelet, the president of Chile. But as presidential candidate Ségolène Royal was defeated by a conservative man who had been France's chief law enforcement officer, the Clinton campaign was quick to dismiss comparisons between their candidate and her Socialist counterpart across the Atlantic. "Other than the fact that they are both women, they don't have much...
  • The Clinton Magic (nobody does it like BJ)

    05/08/2007 8:40:10 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 2,942+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | May 8, 2007 | SETH GITELL
    When President Clinton walked into the third floor ballroom at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square on Friday, he proved one thing — nobody in politics does it like Bill Clinton. The political skills of the current crop of candidates — Republicans and Democrats — are vastly inferior to those of the former president. Armed with only a single sheet with notes scrawled in blue ink, Mr. Clinton waxed poetic on health care, the environment, nuclear proliferation, and economic development. The crowd of policy wonks, Harvard staffers, and general enthusiasts treated Mr. Clinton with a rock star status, greeting his...
  • Hillary Campaign: Senator is no Ségolène...

    05/08/2007 3:16:57 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies · 2,639+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8 May 07 | Matt Drudge
    There was a time when advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) looked abroad for proof that women can get elected to a top leadership role in the modern world: Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister; Angela Merkel, the German chancellor; and Michelle Bachelet, the president of Chile. But as presidential candidate Ségolène Royal was defeated by a conservative man who had been France's chief law enforcement officer, the Clinton campaign was quick to dismiss comparisons between their candidate and her Socialist counterpart across the Atlantic. "Other than the fact that they are both women, they don't have...
  • Clinton’s childhood story is an agrarian tall tale

    05/07/2007 1:30:44 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 111 replies · 3,378+ views
    The Daily Herald (Chicago) ^ | May 7, 2007 | Chuck Goudie
    (snip) “When I was growing up, the neighborhoods I lived in were surrounded by farm fields, and every harvest season we had a lot of the migrants who come up from Mexico, through Texas, following the harvest, all the way up through Illinois and Michigan,” Mrs. Rodham Clinton has told the spellbound. Of course millions of people across the country have no idea where Park Ridge is located. They don’t realize it is, was and forever will be an appendage of O’Hare International Airport, attached to Chicago like your nose is to your face. Mrs. Rodham Clinton has been telling...
  • Gingrich: Clinton Looks 'Foolish" On Iraq

    05/06/2007 4:47:29 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,419+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-6-2007
    Gingrich: Clinton looks 'foolish' on Iraq WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich Sunday said Sen. Hillary Clinton's call for repealing congressional authority for the Iraq war "made her look foolish." "Well, I think, quite frankly, it made her look foolish," Gingrich told host Bob Schieffer on CBS's "Face the Nation." If she honestly believed that we should get out of Iraq, vote no on the funding. The Congress has every authority under the Constitution to force the president out of Iraq." Clinton, D-N.Y., last week said and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., would introduce legislation to...
  • Bill Clinton Warns of Looming Disasters

    05/05/2007 5:14:42 PM PDT · by freemike · 49 replies · 1,293+ views
    My Fox ^ | 04 May 2007, | JESSE HARLAN ALDERMAN
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that disasters such as worldwide famine and an obesity epidemic threaten the country's stability unless politicians begin to look ahead and cooperate
  • email from Queen Hillary, send money now

    05/05/2007 11:22:46 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies · 825+ views
    Dear Friend, America is ready for change. Everywhere I go, people tell me they are ready to put an end to the disastrous Bush years -- ready to make a fresh start and finally meet the challenges we face. Wouldn't it be great to restart the 21st century? Once the voting begins, our opportunity to persuade people that we are ready to lead America into that future will come at a fast and furious pace. As more big states move up the dates of their primaries, we're headed for an election in which more than half of the country will...
  • Gallup Poll: Hillary's image (52% of Americans have an unfavorable view of Hillary)

    05/04/2007 12:49:54 PM PDT · by John Cena · 24 replies · 933+ views
    Gallup News Services ^ | May 4, 2007 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Hillary Clinton is one of the best-known political personalities in the country, having been in an intense public spotlight for more than 15 years. Although Clinton has been well-known for some time, opinions of her have shifted considerably as the years have gone by. At one point in early 1999, toward the end of her husband's impeachment proceedings, Clinton was viewed favorably by 66% of the American people. But within two years, just after the Clintons left the White House in 2001, her favorable rating had fallen to 44%. More recently, Hillary Clinton's image has undergone a...
  • Hillary Clinton's Hidden Formula For Success

    05/03/2007 9:30:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies · 902+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 3, 2007 | Matt Towery
    While the media continues to have "Obama Fever," I keep looking at poll after poll confirming Hillary Clinton as the clear leader in the Democratic race for the White House. Let's take a look at her "secret recipe" for winning her party's nomination.First, take a good number of prominent men who manage to break up the male Democratic vote into small pieces. Second, capture at least 40 percent of the female Democrats who say they will vote in any given state's presidential primary. Third, remind as many African-American voters as you can that you are still Bill's wife. Voila --...
  • NEXT, SHE'LL PLAY THE CHELSEA CARD

    05/02/2007 8:42:22 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 71 replies · 2,143+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2007 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS and ELIZABETH WOLFF
    It's time for Chelsea Clinton to hit the campaign trail again. That's the consensus of several political insiders, who say Chelsea stumping for her mom's presidential campaign is a foregone conclusion, although Hillary Rodham Clinton's staffers deny such discussions are taking place. But Republican strategist Roger Stone said campaign members were already strategizing. "They are talking over the feeling that, to a certain degree, Bill's involvement in the campaign can diminish and build the candidate, while Chelsea's presence only helps build the candidate," he said. "It's not a question of if the campaign
  • Why would anyone kill (Ron) Brown?

    05/01/2007 11:14:00 PM PDT · by Omega Man II · 109 replies · 4,533+ views
    Louisiana Weekly ^ | April 9, 2007 | By Rev. Barbara Reynolds, NNPA Columnist
    Why would anyone kill Brown? By Rev. Barbara Reynolds, NNPA Columnist April 9, 2007 April ought to be the month that we not only reflect upon the Crucifixion of Jesus but also the untimely deaths of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, the man often suggested would become the nation's first black president. What's the connection? So glad you asked. If the reporter/witnesses, such as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, had stopped talking and writing about the Assassination of Jesus and his subsequent Resurrection, what Scriptures would Christians have to base their faith upon? The...
  • Putting a whole new accent on politics [Hillary Clinton]

    04/29/2007 2:21:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 29, 2007 | John Kass
    'I think America is ready for a multilingual president," said Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-Bill) last week, responding to pesky critics who don't like the fact she uses various Southern accents, including Daisy Duke. And now they're pecking at her, mercilessly, the way chickens peck on a hen with a head sore. I happen to think she's correct. America is ready for a president of multiple accents. President Bush talks cowboy when he wants. So why can't Hillary channel multiple Southern women if she so desires? And if she wants to slip in and out of Southern and Northern accents like...
  • DICK MORRIS: HILLARY’S EXPERIENCE IS AT SURVIVING

    04/24/2007 2:37:58 PM PDT · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    DickMorrisReport Newsletter | 4/24/2007 | Dick Morris
    HILLARY’S EXPERIENCE IS AT SURVIVING By Dick Morris Will be published on TheHill.com on April 25, 2007. Polls suggest that the leading attribute attracting voters to Hillary’s presidential candidacy is her “experience,” a virtue which contrasts, presumably, with the lack of it in Senator Barack Obama, her chief rival. But a close examination of her record as first lady and as New York Senator suggests that her experience is largely in the avoidance of death by scandal. Were it to be captured in a television series, it would certainly not rise to the level of “Commander In Chief” and probably...
  • I'll fight like Harriet Tubman, Hil tells her young backers

    04/24/2007 9:22:48 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 69 replies · 1,292+ views
    N.Y. Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 24th 2007 | HELEN KENNEDY in New York
    Hillary Clinton invoked Harriet Tubman at a mega-fund-raiser last night, telling young supporters she'd fight to "take back the White House" just as the escaped slave fought to free others. The Democratic presidential hopeful brought out the whole family for the "low-dollar" event at the West Side's Pier 94. But Bill Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, left the limelight to the candidate, who found herself struggling with a faulty microphone. "This reminds me of one of my favorite American heroines, Harriet Tubman," the senator told 1,800 cheering supporters when her mike was restored. "She made it to freedom after having...
  • Rosie Grosses Out Media Elite

    04/24/2007 5:50:34 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 120 replies · 4,965+ views
    NY Post (Page Six) ^ | 2/24/07 | Richard Johnson
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  • 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama, Clinton Tied (32-32% Deadlock)

    04/23/2007 11:31:32 AM PDT · by meg88 · 21 replies · 1,006+ views
    2008 Democratic Presidential Primary Obama, Clinton Tied April 23, 2007 For the fourth straight week, Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) has gained ground and he has finally caught New York Senator Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. It’s now Obama 32% Clinton 32% and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards holding steady at 17%. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is a distant fourth at 3%. Senators Chris Dodd and Joe Biden each attract 1% support. So does General Wesley Clark. Obama has been steadily gaining ground during April. Last week, Clinton had a two-point lead. Two...
  • Caption Hillary in New Jersey

    04/23/2007 10:31:57 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 23 replies · 921+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 4/20/07 | staff