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  • Rapid rise of Hillary's fortune

    04/06/2008 10:08:26 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 11 replies · 159+ views
    Timeonline ^ | April 6th, 2008 | Rapid rise of Hillary's fortune
    TOP 14,500 RICHEST FAMILY The Clintons left the White House burdened by debt but have earned $109m (£55m) in the past eight years, putting them among the 14,500 richest families in the country and presenting a stark contrast to the impoverished families championed by her campaign. AIRFORCE 2 The former president reeled in at least $12.6m - and a possible further $2.7m last year - from a business partnership with his friend Ron Burkle, the supermarket magnate and financier. Bill Clinton has his own room in Burkle’s mansion in Los Angeles and travels so frequently on Burkle’s private jet that...
  • Clintons: $109.2 Million in 7 Years

    04/04/2008 1:50:59 PM PDT · by US_MilitaryRules · 95 replies · 93+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Clinton report nearly $109.2 million in income for seven years in newly released tax data. The Democratic presidential candidate and her husband paid $33.8 million in taxes from 2000 through 2007. They listed $10.25 million in charitable contributions during that period. Clinton has been under pressure to release her tax returns, especially from rival Barack Obama, who posted his 2000 to 2006 returns on his campaign Web site last week. Neither Obama nor Republican Sen. John McCain have made their 2007 tax returns public, though both say they will this...
  • FR WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Clintons may have understated 2000-2007 income by 200 million dollars

    04/04/2008 2:17:40 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 60 replies · 135+ views
    Aaron Tonken was a grand jury witness in New York when an investigation was conducted of Bill Clinton's last-minute pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich. Tonken is currently incarcerated, but he remains a defendant and perhaps star witness in Paul v Clinton. I don't know what he told the grand jury, but I hope we can someday find out. Today, I discussed with a source, who has knowledge of the grand jury and had done work with Denise Rich, the Clinton claim of $109 million income in the 2000-07 tax returns they just released. It evoked big laughter. My source...
  • The Clinton Tax Returns: What Will They Reveal? [$50 Million Since Leaving the White House...]

    04/03/2008 9:00:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 114+ views
    The Clinton Tax Returns: What Will They Reveal? An ABC News Review Has Found the Clintons Have Made More Than $50 Million Since Leaving the White House By BRIAN ROSS and AVNI PATEL April 3, 2008— Hillary Clinton has been pulling out all the stops to win the Democratic nomination for president -- but one: she still has not released her family's tax returns. The campaign says they will release the documents sometime before April 15. Without them, many questions remain about how the Clintons made tens of millions of dollars -- and whether they used arcane tax loopholes available...
  • Clinton calendars full of unexplained private meetings

    03/19/2008 7:07:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 46 replies · 2,041+ views
    MSNBC-Deep Background ^ | 3-19-2008 | Jim Popkin, NBC News Senior Investigative Producer
    Former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's calendar entries are full of unexplained private meetings on key dates when she and President Clinton were fending off a variety of scandals, the newly released White House records show. Take Jan. 21, 1998. That's the day when most Americans first learned, courtesy of the Washington Post, that President Clinton had had a relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Mrs. Clinton's calendar entry shows that she left the White House at 7:25 pm that evening and returned 25 minutes later. The National Archives, which released the 17,484 calendar pages today, has excised the reason for the...
  • Clinton's First Lady Papers to Go Public

    03/18/2008 3:41:42 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies · 682+ views
    My Way via Drudge ^ | March 18, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Thousands of pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's schedules as first lady are being released to the public after months of pressure and criticism that the Clintons were delaying the disclosure. The National Archives, which operates the former President Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock, announced Tuesday it would release 11,046 pages of Clinton's daily schedules at the Little Rock facility and online Wednesday morning. Clinton has faced criticism from fellow Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republicans over the number of White House documents from her husband's administration that have not been made public. The...
  • Clinton’s Schedules as First Lady to be Released

    03/18/2008 1:53:42 PM PDT · by jdm · 10 replies · 487+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2008 | by Julie Bosman
    ** EXCERPT ** The National Archives announced on Tuesday that 11,046 pages of Senator Hillary Rodham’s White House schedules will be released on Wednesday. The records were the subject of a legal fight between Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, and the National Archives, which has been slow to comply with a request to release the records, arguing that the vetting process takes time. Mrs. Clinton’s schedules have attracted close attention throughout the campaign, partly because Mrs. Clinton has frequently held up her eight years as first lady as evidence of her experience. ~snip~ Of the more than 11,000 pages...
  • Clinton says will release first lady records

    03/18/2008 12:02:31 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 25 replies · 967+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 18, 2008
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's activities while U.S. first lady will be made public on Wednesday, the National Archives said on Tuesday, in response to legal pressure by a watchdog group. The records, some 11,000 pages in all, document nearly all of the meetings, trips, speaking engagements and social activities Clinton engaged in while her husband, Bill Clinton, served as president between 1993 and 2001, the National Archives said. The records are being released in response to a lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group. As first lady, Clinton led a failed effort to overhaul the nation's health-care...
  • HRC Records To Be Released Tomorrow

    03/18/2008 10:17:22 AM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies · 368+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 3/18/08 | Ambinder
    18 Mar 2008 12:24 pm CBS News is reporting that eight years worth of Hillary Clinton's schedule as First Lady will be released tomorrow by the National Archives.
  • Why won't Clinton, McCain make tax returns public?

    03/18/2008 3:18:22 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 29 replies · 876+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | March 17, 2008 | William Douglas
    WASHINGTON — During Hillary's Clinton's New York race for the Senate in 2000, a man in an Uncle Sam suit calling himself "Tax Man" followed Republican candidate Rick Lazio around, demanding to know why Lazio was so slow in making his income tax returns public. "The people of New York have a right to know what he's hiding," said Howard Wolfson, then a top Clinton aide who often trailed behind "Tax Man" feeding reporters campaign spin. "Rick Lazio's 15 minutes are up — he should stop making excuses and come clean with New Yorkers." Eight years later, Clinton and her...
  • What Is Clinton Hiding? (Obama Counterattack begins)

    03/17/2008 1:13:57 AM PDT · by tlb · 14 replies · 1,184+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 16, 2008 | staff
    Hillary Clinton often seems to operate by the maxim that silence is golden. When asked whether she would release a list of her earmarks, her spokesman dodged the question, while declaring that she is "proud of the investments in New York that she has secured." But for now, at least, not proud enough to let voters know what they are. This exercise in secrecy is part of a Clinton pattern that grows more worrisome all the time. The former first lady often says that she, unlike Obama, has been thoroughly vetted, rendering her impervious to Republican attacks. In fact, there...
  • Clinton's Secret White House Tapes

    10/03/2001 9:57:35 AM PDT · by father_elijah · 146 replies · 866+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, Oct.3, 2001 | Lloyd Grove
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60911-2001Oct2.html Lloyd Grove reports Clinton kept secret diary tapes that were not handed over to Starr.
  • Some Clinton pardon papers still sealed

    03/08/2008 2:41:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies · 622+ views
    Yahoo News / Associated Press ^ | March 08 2008 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Clinton Presidential Library withheld more than a thousand pages about clemency the former president granted during his last days in office — including a pardon to fugitive financier Marc Rich — from a batch of documents recently released to the public. The library released 2,830 pages of documents this week on pardons President Bill Clinton considered for Rich and others during his last months in office. But the library withheld another 1,114 pages that archivists said would disclose confidential discussion of advice the former president received from advisers or would violate someone's personal privacy. The...
  • Library withheld papers on Clinton pardons

    03/07/2008 5:58:52 PM PST · by STARWISE · 56 replies · 2,368+ views
    KTKA/AP ^ | 3-7-08
    More than a thousand pages covering pardons granted by former president Bill Clinton during his final days in office have been withheld from the public. Archivists at the Clinton Presidential Library decided to keep the papers out of a larger batch recently released because they covered confidential discussions with advisers. Included in the more than 2800 documents that have been made public, letters in support of fugitive financier Marc Rich and his partner, both of whom were pardoned by Clinton. The delays by the library in releasing documents have led to sharp criticism of Clinton and former first lady Hillary...
  • Clintons blocking release of pardon papers

    03/07/2008 7:38:24 AM PST · by jdm · 16 replies · 578+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 07, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Remember how Barack Obama called Hillary Clinton one of the most secretive politicians in America? That apparently applies to both Hillary and her husband as a team. Archivists at the Clinton Presidential Library have decided to keep the records of Bill’s pardons locked away from prying eyes — such as those of Obama, John McCain, and the media: Federal archivists at the Clinton Presidential Library are blocking the release of hundreds of pages of White House papers on pardons that the former president approved, including clemency for fugitive commodities trader Marc Rich.That archivists’ decision, based on guidance provided by Bill...
  • Obama staff: Hillary, most 'secretive' politician in America.

    03/05/2008 11:51:31 PM PST · by consistentpatriot · 28 replies · 132+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 05, 2008 | Domenico Montanaro
    Hillary, 'most secretive politician in America'? Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:34 PM by Domenico Montanaro Filed Under: 2008, Clinton, Obama From NBC/NJ's Aswini Anburajan and Domenico Montanaro The Obama campaign is stepping up the rhetoric. Campaign Manager David Plouffe went so far as to call Hillary Clinton the "most secretive politician in America today." The tough talk underscored not only the negative shift in tone of the Obama campaign in the past 24 hours, but just how contentious this fight for the nomination is becoming. Part of what the Obama campaign would like the focus to be on is...
  • Obama camp: What's Clinton hiding?

    03/05/2008 5:21:37 PM PST · by traumer · 26 replies · 175+ views
    (CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign took fresh aim at Hillary Clinton Wednesday for refusing to release her tax returns, asking in a memo circulated to reporters, "What does Clinton have to hide?" "In the face of her unwillingness to release her tax returns, Hillary Clinton has made the false case in this campaign that she is more electable because she has been fully vetted," the memo stated. "When it comes to her personal finances, Senator Clinton’s refusal to release her taxes returns denies the media and the American people the opportunity to even begin that process." David Axelrod, the Obama...
  • Obama camp: What's Clinton hiding'

    03/05/2008 1:59:26 PM PST · by OPS4 · 32 replies · 223+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/05/08 | CNN
    Obama camp: What's Clinton hiding' Posted: 02:40 PM ET The Obama campaign is taking aim at Clinton over her tax returns. The Obama campaign is taking aim at Clinton over her tax returns. (CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign took fresh aim at Hillary Clinton Wednesday for refusing to release her tax returns, asking in a memo circulated to reporters, "What does Clinton have to hide?" "In the face of her unwillingness to release her tax returns, Hillary Clinton has made the false case in this campaign that she is more electable because she has been fully vetted," the memo stated....
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton's Recent Meteoric Rise in Wealth (Graphs, Links, and Thoughts)

    03/05/2008 1:42:11 PM PST · by jveritas · 51 replies · 1,456+ views
    Bill and Hillary Clinton's Recent Meteoric Rise in Wealth (Graphs, Links, and Thoughts) Since they first entered politics back in mid 1970s until as recently as 2003, the Clintons maintained a relativly modest level of net wealth. Even in the three years following Bill Clinton’s presidency their combined net worth remained surprising low - with much of Hillary’s $8 million book deal and other earnings getting eaten up by outstanding legal fees associated with numerous investigations during the presidential years. So what exactly happened between 2004 and the present that explains the Clinton's meteoric growth in person wealth? The conventional...
  • Archives to clear Clinton logs in March [delay the release of phone logs for one to two years]

    03/03/2008 2:00:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 282+ views
    Archives to clear Clinton logs in March By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago The National Archives said Monday it expects to release Hillary Rodham Clinton's schedules as first lady later this month, but has asked a judge to delay the release of thousands of her telephone logs for one to two years. Susan Cooper, a spokeswoman for the National Archives, said a representative of former President Clinton has reviewed about 10,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's schedules and approved them for release last week. The archives will soon notify the White House, which must also sign off on...
  • Hillary Clinton to Release Tax Returns April 15

    03/02/2008 7:34:08 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 33 replies · 728+ views
    CelebrityCafe.com ^ | 3/2/08 | Corinne Regan
    Hillary Clinton is said to be releasing her tax returns on April 15. According to ABC News, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is said to be releasing her tax returns “on or around April 15,” according to an announcement Sunday by her communications director Howard Wolfson. When asked why the New York Senator has not yet released her tax returns when all the other presidential candidates have, Wolfson responded, "The tax returns are going to be released around tax time." Clinton continues to campaign in Ohio Sunday, with the message to voters that the future president should be about solutions, not...
  • Like Clinton, Obama Withholds Records

    03/01/2008 12:44:05 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 26 replies · 208+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Feb. 28, '08 | staff
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has blasted Hillary Clinton for withholding her First Lady records while he repeatedly ignores requests to release his own lengthy state legislative records. Media outlets, as well as Judicial Watch, have tried through public public requests to obtain his records to no avail. Obama could easily make his state legislator records available to the public by having them archived but has chosen not to do so. Instead, he has offered several stories relating to the documents since announcing his presidential candidacy. Obama should make them all available during the primaries or, at the very least,...
  • Clinton Not Ready To Release Tax Returns

    02/11/2008 7:37:53 PM PST · by John W · 34 replies · 690+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | February 11, 2007 | Beth Fouhy
    Resisting calls from Barack Obama to release her income tax returns, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she would only do so if she secures the Democratic presidential nomination and contended her rival had been less than candid about his relationship with major campaign contributors. In a televised interview Monday with Politico.com and local television station WJLA, Sen. Clinton said her financial holdings had been disclosed in her Senate ethics filings and that she had liquidated all her assets when she became a presidential candidate so her investments would not present a conflict of interest. After the former first lady acknowledged...
  • Obama suggests Clinton show tax returns

    02/07/2008 9:27:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 673+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/08 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS - Democrat Barack Obama suggested Thursday that Hillary Rodham Clinton follow his lead and release her and her husband's income tax returns so the public can see where the $5 million she loaned her presidential campaign came from. A day earlier, Clinton acknowledged that she had made the loan late last month. At the time, Obama was raising and spending more money than her heading into the round of presidential primaries and caucuses on Super Tuesday. Asked whether he would call on the Clintons to release their tax returns, Obama stopped short of saying they should. "I'll just...
  • HillaryXFiles.com Leads Efforts to Release Clinton Secret Files

    01/21/2008 4:35:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 249+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/21/08
    HillaryXFiles.com Leads Efforts to Release Clinton Secret FilesMon Jan 21, 1:44 PM ET To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Bob Sturm, +1-703-396-6974; After 6 PM Eastern time, contact Vi Shields, +1-703-906-6542 or Bob Sturm, +1-703-368-1812, all of HillaryXFiles.com MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new website, www.HillaryXFiles.com, will lead the charge for the release of the Clinton Secret Files -- the files about Hillary Clintons involvement in White House affairs that President Bill Clinton has refused to let the public see. The site features a petition demanding that the files be released so that voters will have the information they need...
  • The Hillary Papers Get Ignored By The Media

    01/21/2008 8:21:58 AM PST · by OESY · 21 replies · 124+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | January 21, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    After last week's release by Judicial Watch of internal documents of Hillary Clinton's Health Care Task Force, many of us waited to see the national news media cover their disturbing contents. No surprisingly, none of them did so. Despite the proposals to use smears against critics of the government and to turn the DNC into a domestic espionage unit for the White House against its opponents, the mainstream news media has shown little interest in even noting the fact that this evidence appeared in a microscopic sample of the three million documents that have been blocked from public scrutiny. Let's...
  • New Hillary Health Care Records

    01/18/2008 9:55:39 AM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies · 278+ views
    Judicial Watch Releases Records Re: Hillary's Health Care Reform Plan Internal Memos Detail Creation of Government "Interest Group Database" to Collect Personal Data on Health Care Debate Activists Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188 WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released records obtained from the Clinton Presidential Library related to the National Taskforce on Health Care Reform, a "cabinet-level" task force chaired by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Clinton administration. Specifically, these documents come from the White House Health Care Interdepartmental Working Group. Among...
  • Politicizing The Office? (More On Those Hillary Clinton Documents)

    01/18/2008 7:59:38 AM PST · by jdm · 10 replies · 5,667+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 18, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The Bush administration has taken plenty of heat over their alleged politicization of the White House, especially in the roles Karl Rove has played in the past two terms. The release of the memos from the 1993 Health Care Task Force might put that in some perspective. The HCTF anticipated a tough debate over its proposal to nationalize American health care, and it proposed some specific remedies -- including using the DNC to conduct intelligence operations. A February 1993 memo to Hillary Clinton from Alexis Herman and Mike Lux proposes that the HCTF -- a White House policy group --...
  • The First Look At Hillary Documents

    01/17/2008 7:56:25 PM PST · by jdm · 167 replies · 21,242+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 17, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Judicial Watch has tried to gain access to the records from Hillary Clinton's task force on revamping the American health-care system, and has been met with considerable resistance. After seeing the first batch released by the Clinton library, one can certainly understand why. In a press release from Judicial Watch earlier this evening, they excerpted some explosive passages within the documents, passages which will create some uncomfortable questions for Hillary on the campaign trail. First, an internal critique of Hillary's plan marveled at the unprecedented scope of government control over a private industry -- at least in peacetime: A June...
  • 2,600 Pages of Clinton Records Withheld

    12/19/2007 10:36:59 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 602+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | December 19, 2007 | Joseph Gertstein
    The National Archives is withholding from the public about 2,600 pages of records at President Clinton's direction, despite a public assurance by one of his top aides last month that Mr. Clinton "has not blocked the release of a single document." The 2,600 pages, stored at Mr. Clinton's library in Arkansas, were deemed to contain "confidential advice" and, therefore, "closed" under the Presidential Records Act, an Archives spokeswoman, Susan Cooper, told The New York Sun yesterday. An official who oversees the presidential libraries operated by the federal government, Sharon Fawcett, said in a recent interview that the records were withheld...
  • B. Clinton: media is not reporting Hill's record - the same record that is hidden in the archives!

    12/04/2007 12:28:59 PM PST · by V.Foster · 38 replies · 50+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | December 4, 2007 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Amazing: Bill Clinton complains media is not reporting Hillary's record - the same record that both he and Hillary are keeping hidden in the archives!Read it all here!
  • Clinton Camp Says It Has No Dirty Secrets About Obama

    11/17/2007 12:44:18 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 95 replies · 133+ views
    Fox News ^ | 17 November 2007 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton's campaign insisted Saturday it is not sitting on any scandalous information about rival Barack Obama, after conservative columnist Robert Novak wrote that the Democratic frontrunner was holding on to a secret that could wound Obama's campaign. Novak wrote in a three-paragraph item Saturday that "agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton are spreading the word in Democratic circles that she has scandalous information about her principal opponent for the party's nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, but has decided not to use it." Novak wrote that the nature of the alleged scandal is not known but "this word-of-mouth among Democrats makes Obama...
  • How the Clintons hid Hillary's thesis

    11/12/2007 1:19:58 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 34 replies · 440+ views
    MSNBC Interactive ^ | Sept. 6, 2007 | Bill Dedman
    “…It was early 1993, in the first days of the Clinton administration, when Hillary Clinton's friend and former thesis adviser at Wellesley College took the phone call that would land him in the middle of a political intrigue. "I got a call from ... the White House — shortly after the inauguration, saying the Clintons had decided not to release her thesis," professor Alan H. Schechter told MSNBC.com. "I said, 'Why? It's a good thesis.' I got some mumbo jumbo about how they were beginning to work on health care and she had criticized Sen. Moynihan in the thesis, and...
  • HILLARY'S HEALTHCARE RECORDS

    11/12/2007 6:35:21 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 8 replies · 188+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio/LA Times ^ | November 12, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    There are hundreds of pages worth of memos and correspondence that involve Hillary's healthcare plan in the early 1990s. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-archives11nov11,0,4319964.story?page=1&coll=la-home-nation But you will probably never get to see any of this correspondence, because federal government archivists have deemed the material "confidential." It is being withheld under federal law allowing the restriction of "private communications between presidential advisors." Let's take a look at some of the memos: "Positioning ourselves on healthcare." Not available. This is confidential advice. How about, "General targeting strategy." Also not available. So guess who the Clintons are blaming for all of this mysteriously unavailable material? The Government!...
  • Clinton no open book on healthcare [Hillarycare]

    11/11/2007 11:15:54 AM PST · by Enchante · 16 replies · 165+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/11/07 | Peter Nicholas
    "Now, all of the records, as far as I know, about what we did with healthcare, those are already available," Clinton said at a Democratic debate last month. But a big part of that history is being concealed. Hundreds of pages of memos and correspondence involving the healthcare plan of the early 1990s have been withheld, leaving a gap in a historic period when Clinton undertook one of the most ambitious domestic policy forays ever attempted. Some of the records kept from public view are memos from the early 1990s that White House aides wrote to Clinton about members of...
  • Team Clinton Does Its Best Work In Secret

    11/07/2007 5:16:32 PM PST · by vietvet67 · 11 replies · 42+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 07, 2007 | L. BRENT BOZELL
    Let's face it: The Clintons will say anything in their quests for the presidency. Just as Bill Clinton railed against Republican corruption in 1992, promising his would be "the most ethical administration in history," Hillary Clinton now is presenting herself as the antidote of the Republican "culture of corruption" and the antithesis of the Bush administration's penchant for secrecy. What makes this argument all the more laughable is that secrecy has always been their modus operandi, and their key method of their scandal damage control. It's on display again. In the Oct. 30 Democratic debate on MSNBC, Tim Russert asked...
  • Clinton Papers Won't Be Released Until After Election

    11/06/2007 8:38:12 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 50 replies · 151+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 6, 2007 | JAKE TAPPER
    Democratic frontrunner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has been taking heat from her Democratic and Republican opponents for the reams of papers detailing her various activities as First Lady that the National Archives has yet to release from the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library. And now questions are being raised about why another set of papers relevant to her political career at yet another Arkansas library will not be available to the public until well after election day 2008, despite earlier indications that the papers would have been released by now. Those papers were written by Diane Blair, a close friend...
  • Hillary Clinton's Unspoken Vulnerability

    11/06/2007 1:17:49 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 23 replies · 184+ views
    Baltimore Chronicle ^ | November 6, 2007 | Robert Parry
    An unspoken political vulnerability of Sen. Hillary Clinton is that she is the first presidential candidate to have both her and her spouse subject to regular, long-term surveillance by an Executive Branch under the control of an opposing political party. Since they left the White House in 2001, Bill and Hillary Clinton – as the former President and First Lady – have been under the protection of the Secret Service, a branch of the Treasury Department. Records are maintained showing where they go and, to an extent, whom they meet. Ordinarily, those records are kept as closely held secrets, but...
  • Group Sues to Get Clinton Records

    11/05/2007 4:26:43 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 151+ views
    Group Sues to Get Clinton Records Nov 5 06:47 PM US/Eastern WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative public interest group has sued the National Archives to obtain records from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as head of a White House task force on health care during her husband's administration. Judicial Watch, which has been seeking access to Clinton's White House records since April 2006, announced the filing of the lawsuit on Monday claiming the National Archives has failed to make records available or to indicate when access to the records would be allowed. The lawsuit comes as Hillary Clinton is facing increased...
  • Clinton rejects secrecy charge ["My husband has not withheld a single document,"...]

    11/04/2007 4:31:52 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 168+ views
    Clinton rejects secrecy charge By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer2 hours, 31 minutes ago Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday rejected charges she's being secretive about her role as first lady in trying to overhaul the nation's health care system. "There's been some misunderstanding and some misrepresentation about what the facts are," said Clinton, the front-runner for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Reporters asked Clinton about a series of charges that have been made about her since last Tuesday's Democratic debate. She shrugged off the attacks. "I don't think they piled onto me the other night because I'm a woman, I...
  • Astronaut Snags Archived Clinton Documents on Spacewalk

    11/04/2007 11:55:40 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 2 replies · 390+ views
    (WASHINGTON, DC) Astronaut Scott Parazynski did more than perform emergency surgery on a torn solar panel on the International Space Station today. At the end of his spacewalk, almost as an afterthought, he reached out with a 90-foot robotic arm and boom extension, and deftly snagged a strand of twine dangling from a mysterious bundle of space debris. “Yee haw,” was all that earthbound controllers could hear Parazynsky say into his space helmet at that moment. However, Col. Douglas H. Wheelock, giving visual cues to Parazynsky during what officials have termed the most dangerous spacewalk in history, shouted something else:...
  • Video: Clinton takes on Russert, says letter was no cover-up

    11/03/2007 10:48:18 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 46 replies · 171+ views
    seattlepi.com ^ | November 2, 2007 | Monica Guzman
    "Breathtakingly" misleading. That's what former president Bill Clinton called a question Tim Russert asked his wife at this week's Democratic presidential candidates' debate. And boy was he mad. "The implication was that in the last few weeks since she'd been a candidate, I had endeavored to cover up records involving her. You agree with that? That's what people thought when they heard that question," Clinton said. "Here are the facts." He asserts the letter in question is five years old, involves Hillary only incidentally and requests that the National Archives speed up the release of certain documents, not slow it...
  • Byron York: Hillary wants you to see those White House papers. Really.

    11/02/2007 8:12:41 PM PDT · by Jean S · 24 replies · 127+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/02/07 | Byron York
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) often talks about someone called “the president.” This guy — “the president” — has ordered that zillions of so-far-unreleased documents in the National Archives concerning the former first lady’s activities in the Clinton White House will remain unreleased for several more years. That means they will stay secret until long after the current presidential campaign is over. The papers might be quite valuable to voters, given that Sen. Clinton cites her White House experience as a major part of her qualifications to be president. For example, it would be nice to know more about her...
  • HRC White House papers will go public in ‘08

    11/03/2007 5:50:05 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 30 replies · 39+ views
    Politico ^ | Nov 2, 2007 | Ben Smith
    The Clinton library is readying a trove of detail about Hillary Rodham Clinton's eight years as first lady in the White House for release in late January, government lawyers said in a court filing. But Bill Clinton's lawyer will have the final say on whether 10,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's private White House "daily schedules" will be immediately released to the groups who requested her calendar under the Freedom of Information Act. Even so, the documents appear likely to become public within a month of their release by the archives, as the general election heats up in February. The New...
  • Bill Clinton Says Speed Papers Release [Hillary's White House papers]

    11/02/2007 4:03:44 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 54 replies · 75+ views
    AP ^ | 11-02-2007 | By JESSICA MINTZ
    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Former President Clinton said Friday that a letter he wrote to the National Archives was to expedite release of his papers, not slow the process or hide anything as rivals are suggesting in criticism of his wife. Hillary Rodham Clinton was quizzed during this week's Democratic presidential debate as to why correspondence between her and her husband from their White House years remained bottled up at the National Archives. Barack Obama said that was a problem for her as a candidate after "we have just gone through one of the most secretive administrations in our history."
  • Clinton denies delaying release of husband's documents

    11/01/2007 3:47:14 PM PDT · by yorkie · 31 replies · 113+ views
    CNN ^ | November 1, 2007
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton's rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination are accusing her of delaying the release of records from her husband's administration, something the front-runner and President Clinton have denied. "We have just gone through one of the most secretive administrations in our history. And not releasing, I think, these records at the same time, Hillary, that you're making the claim that this is the basis for your experience, I think, is a problem," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, charged during a presidential debate Tuesday. But Clinton, who represents New York, said the release of the records are...
  • National Archives taking time in release of Hillary Clinton records

    10/09/2007 6:37:13 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 15 replies · 648+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10/9/7 | Chad Groening
    The public interest group Judicial Watch says the National Archives is apparently ignoring a court order aimed at forcing a more timely release of Hillary Clinton's White House records. Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information Act Request to obtain Mrs. Clinton's office records, including phone logs, personal schedules, and other documents that may shed light on her activities during the Clinton years. A court ruled that 10,000 pages of those documents will be processed completely by the end of January 2008; however, the National Archives and Records Administration "cannot provide a date certain" to complete the processing of...
  • Archived Clinton Records May Go Public Soon

    09/13/2007 8:47:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 866+ views
    Archived Clinton Records May Go Public Soon BY JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun September 13, 2007 URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/62549 An estimated 10,000 pages of daily schedules from Senator Clinton's tenure as first lady could be made public as soon as December, though Presidents Clinton and Bush could postpone the records' release, a National Archives official said yesterday. "Our hope is to get it done by the end of the year," the acting director of the Clinton Presidential Library, Emily Robison, told The New York Sun. She stressed that she was only referring to the review and redaction of...
  • Open the First Lady files

    09/03/2007 9:37:13 AM PDT · by The Forgotten Man · 16 replies · 950+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 29, 2007 | Oped
    Open the First Lady files template_bas template_bas Hillary Clinton should help the National Archives put release of her White House papers on a fast track. August 29, 2007 In asking a federal court to force the National Archives to release papers from Hillary Rodham Clinton's time as first lady, the public interest group Judicial Watch has opened itself to the charge that it's on a fishing expedition. Maybe so, but the group is fishing with a license -- the Freedom of Information Act. That law allows citizens to inspect public documents after deletions are made for privilege or national security....
  • Hillary's Secrets

    08/14/2007 4:55:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,141+ views
    IBD ^ | August 14, 2007
    Politics: Two million pages of Hillary Clinton's files as the most active first lady in history are locked up until after next year's election. Candidates are usually proud of their record. Does she have things to hide? The Los Angeles Times reports that calendars, memos and reams of other records from the office of the first lady in the Clinton administration will stay off-limits to public scrutiny until after the 2008 presidential election, according to federal archivists at the Clinton presidential library. While former President Bill Clinton has authorized lots of the records regarding Hillary's secret health care task force...