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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...