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  • Trouble: Liberals that attacked Republicans for their email scandals cannot defend Hillary

    03/03/2015 7:56:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | Noah Rothman
    You just know that the usual suspects are rushing to posit that the Federal Records Act is an outmoded and onerous law that should have been repealed long ago. For now, however, the reaction of the political media to the revelation that Hillary Clinton violated the law and used a private email exclusively while she served as secretary of state has been refreshingly free of excuse making. For now, few Clinton allies the commentary class are insisting that Hillary “has to get ahead of this” or that she “cannot let the media define this scandal.” No one is suggesting...
  • Big Dawg Standing In the Shadow of Lewinsky

    03/03/2015 7:10:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-3-2015 | MOTUS
    Were all waiting for todays real news, following Bibis address to Congress. Butt while were waiting, how about that cheeky artist? Wow! Imagine the hutzpah of painting a shadow of Monicas blue dress into Bubbas official portrait?There is a shadow on the presidency.Why couldnt he have just kept his yap zipped? Why couldnt he have just kept his little act of sabotage a secret and let some future art historian discover it while researching his papers? No, like everyone else around here, he needed instant gratification. America could have lived with a portrait of Big Dawg that looks like Ted...
  • Hillary Clinton Used Private Email Account for State Department Business (Update)

    03/02/2015 9:01:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 11:04 p.m. EST Monday, March 2, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    housands of emails Hillary Clinton generated as secretary of state were not archived as official government records because she used a private email account to conduct State Department business, the State Department acknowledged Monday. Aides to the former secretary of state turned over 55,000 pages of emails from her personal account to the State Department in December at its request, a department official said. Clintons use of the personal account for work-related emails and the State Departments effort to gain control over the information were first reported by The New York Times. Clinton did not use a State Department email...
  • NYT: Hillary conducted official State business on her private e-mail account all of it

    03/02/2015 7:06:13 PM PST · by upchuck · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Ever wonder why multiple investigations of the Benghazi attack failed to turn up much from Hillary Clinton’s e-mails? So did the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the facility and the failures that led to it. To their surprise, the Secretary of State had conducted all of her e-mail on a private account rather than an official State Department account — and her aides had carefully culled only the e-mails they wanted investigators to see. The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt dropped that bombshell earlier this evening: Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government...
  • Turmoil at Clinton Foundation: A $2 billion honey pot extracted from venal influence-seekers

    03/02/2015 9:17:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a $2 billion honey pot of money extracted from a mix of the venal influence-seekers and the charitable, attracts a lot of flies. Unsurprisingly, it appears that battles already are breaking out over control of the lucre. Chelsea Clinton, whose name was added to the foundation, it appears has attempted to install her own people, only to be rebuffed by those closely connected to her parents’ political rise. Politico Magazine has a lengthy report on the recent termination of Eric Braverman as CEO.  Braverman, who was Chelsea Clinton’s boss during her brief...
  • Election 2016: Hillary Clinton Reported Ready To Announce Candidacy Next Month

    03/01/2015 11:28:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Marcy Kreiter
    Hillary Clinton reportedly plans to announce her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in April. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday Clinton and her close advisers decided on the move to allay uncertainties and boost fundraising. [Snip] Clinton had been expected to put off an announcement until summer, but donors had been holding back, thwarting fundraising efforts. A source told the Journal John Podesta played a big role in the decision. She is expected to skip the step of forming an exploratory committee. Money appears to be the issue.
  • Hillary Clinton Seen Launching Presidential Bid in April

    03/01/2015 5:58:36 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Peter Nicholas and Carol E. Lee
    Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors that she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising.
  • How Conservatives Are Readying Their Grassroots Army For 2016

    02/28/2015 2:55:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KPBS-TV ^ | February 28, 2015 | Emily Martinez, NPR
    This week's Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, brought all the expected on and off the main stage in Washington D.C. speeches by presidential hopefuls, debates and the annual straw poll. But there was one big addition: hundreds attended the conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp, which trained attendees in the best practices of do-it-yourself campaigning. The boot camp, powered by American Majority, a nonprofit conservative organizing group, was split into two tracks: the "Candidate, Campaign Manager & Campaign Operative" track and the "Activist" track. It featured lessons on social media, fundraising, organizing and data and technology. Ned Ryun, American Majority...
  • Jeb de Blasio Bush addresses CPAC

    02/28/2015 12:15:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | February 27, 2015 | Stephen Z. Nemo
    Jeb Bush reminded a CPAC audience what a conservative isn't; Ted Cruz of Texas reminded them what a conservative is. Friday, Governor Jeb Bush began to speak before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., when a sudden shuffling of feet signaled the exodus of conservative Tea Party activists from the Patomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Bush now knows what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio feels when an army of police officers turn their backs to him at every speech. William Temple, a Tea Party organizer from Brunswick, Georgia, led...
  • Lying About Benghazi Sole Hillary Accomplishment

    02/28/2015 8:48:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Documents from Judicial Watch show that Hillary Clinton's closest advisers knew from the onset, before she launched an inflammatory video lie, that Benghazi was a terrorist attack for which Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility. 'Mrs. Clinton, name an accomplishment," Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and prospective 2016 GOP presidential candidate, asked Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Last year, when ABC's Diane Sawyer asked the former secretary of state that question, Mrs. Clinton changed the subject, not even bothering to mention dodging sniper fire in Bosnia. Nor is she likely to mention Benghazi, a place now synonymous with...
  • Why I already have Hillary fatigue

    02/28/2015 5:53:27 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | February 28, 2015 | Margaret Wente
    Hillary Clinton is inevitable. Everybody says so. She has the name, the recognition, the mighty war chest and the huge Democratic machine behind her. She hasnt even said shes running for president, and she already has her partys nomination locked up. No serious Democrat would be foolish enough to challenge her. But Ms. Clintons inevitability should make serious Democrats want to stick hot pokers in their eyes. She is a purely manufactured candidate, as artificial as plastic flowers in a cheap restaurant. She has no gift for inspiring or moving people, and if she has any ideas beyond the utterly...
  • The Benghazi Brief: A Powerpoint Presentation and Report

    02/27/2015 6:42:05 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | February 27, 2015 | Sundance
    The White House and Rep. Mike Rogers House Intelligence Committee dont believe that you can handle the Truth about Benghazi. Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse does. His Benghazi Brief contains over two years of research with hundreds of very specific citations to support the evidence. The Brief has also been challenged and, with extensive vetting, factually withstood all scrutiny. The report, while exhaustive in detail, remains the strongest summary of events surrounding the two years leading up to the Benghazi Libya attack on 9/11/12. The Brief has been embedded in an audio Power Point presentation so that it can be...
  • ISIS militant Jihadi John unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi — a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • (*Crinton) Foundation got millions from foreign nations while Hillary was at State

    02/26/2015 3:16:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/15 | Meghashyam Mali
    The Clinton Foundation accepted millions from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton was secretary of State, according to a report in the Washington Post. Officials with the foundation disclosed the donations from seven countries, including Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Algeria, Australia, Norway and the Dominican Republic, to the Post on Wednesday. The report is the latest to shine a light on the Clinton Foundation's fundraising practices, which have attracted scrutiny as Hillary Clinton prepares for a 2016 presidential bid. The foundation during Clinton's tenure was under a self-imposed ban on accepting contributions from foreign governments, meant to address concerns from the Obama...
  • Im overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself

    02/25/2015 5:21:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/15 | Francesca Chambers
    Im overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself as a mom and grandma Hillary Clinton, who has in past had trouble talking about her wealth and life experiences, is intensifying an effort to humanize herself to likely voters. Clinton has increasingly made mention of her roles as both a mother and grandmother in remarks, framing her public policies in the context of the hardships she dealt with while raising only child Chelsea and the hopes and fears she has about the world her granddaughter Charlotte will inhabit. During a Tuesday speech...
  • Carvilles remarks at Saint Leo are provocative, snappy

    02/25/2015 12:55:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Laker / Lutz News ^ | February 25, 2015 | Kathy Steele
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is almost certain to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, according to political strategist James Carville. Her chances of winning are no worse than 50-50, said Carville who was keynote speaker on the opening day of the sixth annual International Business Conference at Saint Leo University. This years conference theme was Best Practices in Global Organizations. Before an audience of about 200 people, Carville entertained with funny anecdotes and blunt remarks on the dysfunctions of national politics. The ragin Cajun, as he is sometimes called, was the Democratic strategist who led Bill...
  • Hillary Clinton Blames Different Media For Dividing Country

    02/25/2015 11:53:06 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2-25-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton complained that different media are dividing the country, making it impossible for people to even have a conversation with each other. Clinton made her remarks yesterday in an interview with Re/Codes Kara Swisher. She criticized Americas partisan bunkers for getting in the way of confronting tough issues like racism, sexism and homophobia. Nobody wants to associate with anybody who doesnt agree with them politically, she said. You cant have a conversation, people wont listen to each other, they listen to different media, and those different media (outlets) tell different stories about the very same...
  • Hillarys State Department OKd Bills big-money speeches

    02/25/2015 8:51:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 25, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    Less than a year after Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, former President Bill Clinton asked the State Department to approve a paid, videotaped speech he was asked to make at a gala in Shanghai, sponsored by a Chinese sports foundation. Wealthy hedge fund manager Kai Jiang wanted to pay the former president an undisclosed amount through a charity fund set up by his wife, Crystal Huang, a Chinese TV and film star who regularly serves as fodder for the Chinese tabloids. But unlike hundreds of big-dollar Bill Clinton speeches that sailed through a State Department ethics approval process while...
  • The 2016 Political Environment Has Shifted

    02/24/2015 6:26:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Like it or not, the 2016 presidential race is now well under way. Republican candidates are flocking to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, while Hillary Clinton, in-between $200,000 speeches at universities, is reported to be in seclusion developing her economic policies. It's easy to get overwhelmed by minutiae, but sometimes a twist of events turns out to be important, even 12 months away from the first caucuses and primaries. And of course, always keep in mind that most minutiae turn out to be trivial. Amid all this, it's important to keep in mind changes in the broader political environment...
  • Hillarys Albatross

    02/24/2015 4:43:57 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2015 | Michael Barone
    The Obama administrations numerous foreign-policy failures will be a serious problem for her 2016 candidacy. Like it or not, the 2016 presidential race is now well under way. Republican candidates are flocking to Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, while Hillary Clinton, in-between $200,000 speeches at universities, is reported to be in seclusion developing her economic policies. Its easy to get overwhelmed by minutiae, but sometimes a twist of events turns out to be important, even twelve months away from the first caucuses and primaries. And of course, always keep in mind that most minutiae turn out to be trivial....
  • Clinton Body Count: You Wont Believe These Numbers!

    02/23/2015 5:02:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 1/17/2014
    According to the American Freedom Fighters, the latest body count associated with the Clintons has been updated. All of the people included in the list below have been connected with the Clintons in some form or another, as explained in the description provided. Not included were any deaths that could not be verified or connected to the Clinton scandals. All deaths are listed chronologically by date and current to the best of their knowledge as of January 2014. Susan Coleman: Rumors were circulating in Arkansas of an affair with Bill Clinton. She was found dead with a gunshot wound to...
  • Opinion: Women: At the political fringes no longer

    02/23/2015 5:00:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Pocono Record ^ | February 23, 2015 | Martha Burk
    Its that time of year and Americans are honoring some of our favorite presidents. How about honoring our female presidents this time around? Oh, I forgot. There arent any. Frankly, I find Americas two-centuries-and-counting streak of all-male presidents astounding. Youd think it was against the law to elect a woman. (It probably would have been if the founding fathers had even thought it could happen its not like they let them vote or anything.) And its not that women havent tried. Most people dont know about the first woman to run for our highest office. Victoria Woodhull gave it...
  • Freakout: The Media's Breathtaking Double Standards on Patriotism and 'Civility'

    02/23/2015 4:20:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Democrats and Republicans play by different rules because the media enforces those rules, and members of the national press tend to be liberal Democrats. During the Bush years, we were often reminded, dissent was the "highest form of patriotism." Over the course Obama's tenure, dissent became dangerous, disrespectful, un-American and quite possibly racist. When a conservative figure says something that seems to impugn or question a prominent liberal's character or love of country, "civility" SWAT teams are dispatched to knock down some proverbial doors. Such transgressions mustn't stand. But when the dynamic is reversed, the civility police are curiously off...
  • Ted Cruz surges ahead of Rick Perry in Texas poll

    02/23/2015 10:58:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 23, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Sen. Ted Cruz leads a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination in Texas, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released on Monday. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker grabbed only 2 percent of the vote in the last such poll in October, but he has surged to a close second. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom 14 percent of Republican voters would have chosen in October, fell to fifth place in a wide-open field. Twenty percent of those surveyed went for Cruz, with Walker coming in with 19 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and neurosurgeon Ben Carson...
  • Hillary Clintons War on Women

    02/23/2015 8:06:40 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-23-15 | Brent Scher
    Hillary Clinton portrays herself as a champion of women in the workforce, but women working for her in the U.S. Senate were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of her Senate years salary data. Snip Politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama cant have it both ways, Perry said. They use raw, aggregate, unadjusted gender differences in pay and then claim that those pay gaps are the result of gender discrimination, like the 23 percent national gender pay gap in aggregate median income. They would then have to admit that...
  • The making of Hillary 5.0: Marketing wizards help reimagine Clinton brand

    02/22/2015 4:44:54 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/21/2015 | Philip Rucker and Anne Gearan
    <p>Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonalds Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? JCPenney or J. Crew?</p>
  • NYT to Hillary: Ban foreign donors (please?)

    02/21/2015 3:37:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/20/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    The editorial board of The New York Times is urging the Clinton Foundation to ban foreign contributions ahead of Hillary Clinton's likely presidential bid. In its Friday editorial, the newspaper notes that the foundation has pulled in nearly $2 billion in cash and pledges since 2001, including millions in contributions from foreign governments. "All of which underlines the need for Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her all but certified role as a Democratic presidential candidate, to reinstate the foundation's ban against foreign contributors, who might have matters of concern to bring before a future Clinton administration," they wrote. Clinton came under...
  • Too Many Lies, Too Much of the Time

    02/19/2015 9:11:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/15 | Alan Caruba
    We expect our enemies to lie. We should not expect our government to do so in such a routine and obscene fashion He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the worlds believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Peter Carr, Aug. 19, 1785 I am beginning to wonder if Americans have grown so...
  • In 2016 Race, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are the Titans of Social Media

    02/18/2015 3:37:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire ^ | February 18, 2015 | Natalie Andrews
    Overall mentions of potential 2016 candidates on Twitter.If name mentions on social media were a gauge of how well a candidates message was being received, the 2016 race would be a battle between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas). On Twitter, Mr. Cruz is the most-mentioned potential presidential candidate. On Facebook, Mrs. Clinton wins. Both have significant leads over the other, according to data provided by the social networks. The two differ on their approach to social media almost as much as they differ in politics. Mr. Cruz, with more than 404,000 followers, tweets about 31 times a...
  • Poll finds Clinton, Bush tied in Virginia

    02/18/2015 6:06:46 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 48 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 2/18/15 | JIM NOLAN
    If the 2016 presidential election were held today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be in a virtual tie with Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the race for Virginia, according to a new Quinnipiac Poll released this morning. The survey of potential presidential candidates in the swing states shows that Clinton, a likely Democratic nominee, and Bush, the son and brother of former Republican presidents are tied, 42-42 in Virginia. With a margin of error of +/- 3 percent, Clinton is also in a statistical tie with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, with a 44-42 edge, as well as former...
  • Walker: We Dont Need Ivy Leaguer, Not Scared of Other GOP Candidates

    02/18/2015 4:19:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/17/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) declared the country needs a fighter, not just an Ivy Leaguer while expressing that he wasnt afraid of any of the other GOP candidates and dismissed criticism of his lack of a college degree as an elitist, government knows best, top-down approach while arguing weve had [an] Ivy League-trained lawyer in the White House for the last six years[who has] done a pretty lousy job leading this country and on Tuesdays Kelly File on the Fox News Channel. After seeing a clip of former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D) criticizing Walkers lack of a degree,...
  • Clinton Foundation accepting money from foreign governments [necessary for charity work]

    02/17/2015 11:07:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Oman have collectively contributed millions to the Clinton Foundation, which has dropped a self-imposed ban on donations from foreign governments, The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday. The foundation's decision to again begin accepting foreign contributions will likely raise new questions, just as Hillary Clinton prepares for the expected launch of her 2016 White House bid in the coming months. The U.S. prohibits foreign citizens from donating to American campaigns. The ban, which prohibited donations not approved by State Department ethics officials, took effect in 2009 after Hillary Clinton became secretary...
  • (Ebay) Framed document State Dept JOB TRAINING OFFERING FOR MEMBERS OF ISIS

    02/17/2015 10:00:11 PM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    ebay ^ | 2-17-15 | dfu
    Enjoy the mocking of Marie Harf. Job training for ISIS, my butt. DOCUMENT - non-official State Department job training announcement for members or prospective members of ISIS. You are bidding on a document that will be placed in a cheap frame from the local $.99 store. It may become an interesting piece of historical memorabilia that you can show off when naive leftist airheads visit your home or business. You know the ones. They think John Lennon's "IMAGINE" is the template for dealing with evil in the world. And they loved the video of the children in West L.A. forced...
  • Presidential politics: what to watch for in 2015

    02/17/2015 2:15:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 16, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Its far too early to guess intelligently about who will be elected president next year or whom the Republicans will nominate, but this doesnt seem to be stopping many pundits. Fox News has its Special Report panels lay odds on the Republican field once a week. The Washington Posts Chris Cillizza handicaps the Republican field once a week. And the Weekly Standards Steve Hayes has just produced an assessment of that field so exhaustive that it includes Donald Trump. Memories of eight years ago prevent me from joining in the fun. At this time in 2007, and for a considerable...
  • Will a Hillary coronation crown the GOP nominee too?

    02/16/2015 5:21:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 16, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin and Alex Seitz-Wald
    The 2016 Republican presidential field is shaping up into a legendary free-for-all, with polls showing the race wide open and more candidates expressing interest by the day. Will it be Jeb Bush who consolidates establishment support? Can Rand Paul or Ted Cruz break through with a powerful grassroots coalition? Could Scott Walker thread the needle between both sides? What about Marco Rubio? And then theres the Democratic side. Will it be Hillary Clinton who prevails? Or will actually, you know what, it will probably just be Hillary Clinton. While the former secretary of state hasnt even said whether shell...
  • Say It Aint Joe: Will Hillary Pick Biden?

    02/16/2015 2:49:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 16, 2015 | Jeff Greenfield
    The chances of him winning the presidency are, um, slim. But what if Hillary just keeps him around a bit longer?In the financial world, inflation is defined as too much money chasing too few goods. In the world of political journalism, inflation is too many pundits chasing too few scenarios. Like the editors of Cosmopolitan struggling each month to find new sexual positions, implements, and erogenous zones, scribes are already running out of ways to chronicle the strategies and prospects of presidential contenders: How Marco Can Stop Jeb; How Paul Can Block Cruz and Huckabee; How A Fiorina-Santorum Alliance Can...
  • Bills libido threatens to derail Hillary again

    02/15/2015 7:28:45 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2/14/2015 | Maureen Callahan
    She hasnt even announced, but the question has already resurfaced: Will Bill Clintons baggage derail Hillary Clintons presidential hopes? Just a few weeks ago, reports broke that Bill Clinton had flown at least 11 times on The Lolita Express a private plane owned by the mysterious financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. According to Virginia Roberts, who claims to have been one of Epsteins many teenaged sex slaves, Clinton also visited Epsteins private Caribbean retreat, known as Orgy Island. I remember asking Jeffrey, Whats Bill Clinton doing here? Roberts said in 2011. The former president, she added, was...
  • Why Are The New Sex Allegations against Bill Clinton Not Being Publicized Like Bill Cosby's?

    02/15/2015 8:54:01 AM PST · by pinochet · 85 replies
    Do You Remember Bill Clinton's Bimbo Eruption in 1992-1998? First of all, the mainstream media did not tell the full story of all the sex allegations against Clinton during his presidency. The cases that received MSM publicity were those of Monica Lewinsky, Jenifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and Elizabeth Ward Gracen. These cases were a mere 5 percent of the allegations made. The other 95 percent did not receive MSM publicity. One tabloid at that time, claimed that Clinton produced illegitimate children, an allegation the MSM ignored. The New York Post of February 14, 2015 has even...
  • Bill Clintons Libido Threatens To Derail Hillary Again

    02/15/2015 2:36:25 AM PST · by lbryce · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 14, 2015 | Maureen Callahan
    She hasnt even announced, but the question has already resurfaced: Will Bill Clintons baggage derail Hillary Clintons presidential hopes? Just a few weeks ago, reports broke that Bill Clinton had flown at least 11 times on The Lolita Express a private plane owned by the mysterious financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. According to Virginia Roberts, who claims to have been one of Epsteins many teenaged sex slaves, Clinton also visited Epsteins private Caribbean retreat, known as Orgy Island.
  • Think Hillary Clinton is likely to win? Think again.

    02/14/2015 2:49:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    National Journal's Predictive Intelligence ^ | February 14, 2015 | Alex Roarty
    Ask around: Washington is pretty certain Hillary Clinton is the favorite to win the White House. Democrats have a natural turnout advantage in presidential years, seasoned political operatives reason. Five of the past six popular-vote tallies have gone to the Democratic candidate. And early polls that show Clinton sporting a big lead, especially among women, have strategists wondering how the Republican nominee could ever catch up. But outside of the capital, from Georgia to New York to California, there's another set of political professionals watching this race: academics and model-makers. And based on the data they track, Democrats have little...
  • Who's going to win Iowa and N.H.? Introducing The POLITICO Caucus (Might surprise you)

    02/13/2015 4:03:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 13, 2015 | James Hohmann and Kristen Heyford
    The Walker surge in Iowa, Hillarys Obama problem and other news from Week One of our yearlong insiders survey from the ground in 2016s first-in-the-nation races.Most Iowa insiders believe Scott Walker would win their states Republican caucuses if they were held this week. But theyre not this week, and virtually none of the most influential thought leaders in the Hawkeye State believe that the Wisconsin governor will sustain his recent bounce in polls. This is one of several intriguing findings in the debut survey of The POLITICO Caucus. More than 100 of the most plugged-in activists, operatives and elected officials...
  • How Hillary Scares Off Elizabeth Warren

    02/13/2015 8:16:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2015 | John Fund
    Her team is famous for playing mean, and potential competitors are afraid to enter the ring. It seems everyone on the activist left of the Democratic party wants Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton. The New York Working Families Party, born out of the infamous and disbanded ACORN empire, has endorsed her. A new YouGov poll paid for by Warren backers purports to show that once voters are familiar with the stances of both women, Warren will beat Hillary in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Warren, who was elected to the Senate from Massachusetts only four years ago, has refused...
  • Hillary calls for extending CHIP funding (no sighting yet, perv *Bubba not mentioned)

    02/13/2015 2:23:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Hillary Clinton is pushing for Congress to reauthorize the federal government's child healthcare program, lending her support to congressional Democrats looking to keep the program around. "[D]espite strong bipartisan support, we are concerned that gridlock in Washington and unrelated disputes over the Affordable Care Act could prevent an extension of the program," Clinton and former GOP Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (Tenn.) wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times on Thursday. "As parents, grandparents and former legislators, we believe that partisan politics should never stand between our kids and quality health care," the pair added. Clinton, the presumed...
  • Brent Budowsky: A GOP one-party state?

    02/12/2015 10:28:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2015 | Brent Budowsky
    If the Republican nominee for president is elected in 2016 even by one vote America will become an effective one-party state with the GOP controlling the presidency, the House, the Senate and the Supreme Court. I warn my fellow liberals who casually discuss a challenge to Hillary Clinton from the left, a challenge I oppose, despite my strong agreement with their views and aspirations. The mortal threat to American liberalism is not in electing a Democratic president we agree with 90 percent of the time, who would nominate Supreme Court justices we agree with 100 percent of the...
  • Hillary Clinton's suffocating presence

    02/12/2015 2:54:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Economist's Democracy in America Blog ^ | February 12, 2015 | Will Wilkinson
    THE field of Republican presidential contenders may be limited to a narrow range of conservative fellows in mid- to late-middle age, but at least there are a lot of them. The Democratic field is, for all practical purposes, Hillary Clinton. Ahead by an average of 49 points in early polls, it is not clear that Mrs Clinton has any serious competition. There is some sign that Joe Biden might jump in, but his poll numbers are dismal for a second-term vice-president. Martin O'Malley, Maryland's former governor, might run. Jim Webb, a former Virginia senator, is a possibility. Bernie Sanders of...
  • Axelrod: Elizabeth Warren Can't Beat Hillary Clinton

    02/12/2015 7:30:15 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/12/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As we inch closer to the 2016 presidential election, many continue to question whether Democrats will put up a challenger against Hillary Clinton, who all but seems to have locked down her party's nomination. During an interview with former Obama White House advisor David Axelrod yesterday, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked if Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has a chance at defeating Clinton. The answer was a diplomatic "no." HH: Can Elizabeth Warren beat her? DA: I dont think Elizabeth, I know Elizabeth Warren well, and my strong feeling is shes not going to run. I think shes trying to...
  • This terrible poll shows Elizabeth Warren beating Hillary Clinton

    02/11/2015 3:53:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/11/15 | Aaron Blake
    MoveOn.org wants Elizabeth Warren to run for president -- so much so that it has commissioned a poll with the very clear purpose of making Warren's potential candidacy look as good as possible. Mission accomplished. The just-released poll from YouGov shows Warren ahead of Clinton 31 percent to 24 percent in Iowa and 30-27 in New Hampshire. How do you get results so far afield of any polling we've seen to date? You say a bunch of positive/liberal-friendly things about Warren before you ask the head-to-head question.
  • Hillary for President: an idea whose time has passed?

    02/11/2015 9:50:39 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/10/15 | Amy Miller
    Yesterday, operative and scourge-of-the-right-wing David Brock resigned in protest from pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action. In his message to the board, he accused his colleagues of orchestrating a hit job against his other project organizations, American Bridge and Media Matters. More from Politico: Those groups along with another pro-Clinton group, the super PAC Ready for Hillary had their fundraising practices called into question last week by a New York Times report. It pointed out that veteran Democratic fundraiser Mary Pat Bonner got a 12.5 percent commission on funds she raised for Brocks groups and a smaller percentage...
  • Candidates for 2016 Lack Commitment

    02/11/2015 9:39:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Public Slate - Speaking Truth To Power ^ | February 11, 2015 | James Turnage
    I dont get it. Sometimes when I lack understanding about an issue or situation in the news, and after researching the issue, I say to myself; okay, I get it. Other times, just like this instance, I really dont understand. What is the problem with candidates who are without a doubt intending to make a run for the White House in 2016 committing to the fact? The obvious is Hillary Clinton. She has gathered a qualified campaign staff; several Super PACs have been created to finance her campaign; and she resigned as Secretary of State to allow herself to be...
  • Axelrod: Patronizing and Disrespectful Obama Chewed Out Maureen Dowd

    02/11/2015 7:44:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast's Power Play Blog ^ | February 10, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    When David Axelrod published his memoir he hoped it would be seen as a respectable political memoir. Naturally, everyone just wants the bitchiest dish.President Obama despises Maureen Dowdabsolutely loathes the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist. Hes annoyed by Mitt Romney. And the presidents messaging guru and top gun, David Axelrod, has little regard for Mark Penn, Hillary Clintons erstwhile chief strategist. Those are a few of the gossipy take-aways from Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, Axelrods hotly-anticipated (by political junkies) memoir that goes on sale today. Yet those anecdotes represent just the sort of slicing and dicing of...