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  • Even more bad news for Hillary Clinton

    06/30/2015 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    Hillary Clinton’s re-launch did absolutely nothing to improve the trajectory of her campaign. And there are daily reminders that far from being Democrats’ best bet she may be the Republicans’ ideal opponent. First, she generates as much enthusiasm as dental surgery. But don’t just take my word for it. A new poll from Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices, Woman Vote Action Fund shows that Clinton’s hopes rest with “the changing demographic reality of the new American electorate. Unmarried women, people of color, millennials—voters of the Rising American Electorate (RAE)—will make up a majority of voters for the first time in...
  • Clinton payment plan: Campaign seeks monthly donations from supporters

    06/30/2015 4:20:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    A top Clinton campaign official has urged supporters to making monthly donations and volunteer in the former first lady's effort to win the presidency. The call from campaign manager Robby Mook apparently startled a crowd of 150 attending a $25-a-head fundraiser. It was part of his pitch to supporters to help in what is expected to be a well-funded and record-smashing $2.5 billion campaign. Appearing at the top-rated Mise en Place wine restaurant in Tampa Monday, Mook also said that Clinton plans to end Super PACs. Clinton has promised to remove "unaccountable money" from the political process if elected, but...
  • Saying Hillary Clinton Should Ditch Bill is Really Asking Once Again -- "Why Does She Stay?"

    06/30/2015 3:55:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Joanne Bamberger
    As Hillary Clinton is at the beginning of her second campaign for president, her husband Bill -- "42" in White House parlance -- appropriately has been laying low, presumably to let her gain the traction she needs to be her own candidate. But a recent article in The New Republic suggests that Bill should go one step further for the entire 2016 political season for his wife to succeed -- that he should Stay. Away. From. Hillary. he article goes one step further in offering the unsolicited advice that if Hillary really wants to be elected in 2016, she'd better...
  • Who Is Hillary Clinton? [Video]

    06/30/2015 3:22:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 15, 2015 | Staff
    A new video produced by Ben Howe and National Review asks how much Americans really know about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It features a quick montage of pundits and politicians across the spectrum questioning her private email server and multiple conflicts of interest while serving at the State Department.
  • State Department to release new batch of Clinton emails

    06/30/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Sandra Maler
    The U.S. State Department said it would release 3,000 pages of emails from the account of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday (0100 GMT on Wednesday). Department spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing the latest batch of emails would cover March through December 2009. "We recognize it's an inconvenient time," Kirby said of the nighttime release. He said State officials would be working until the last minute to get the second tranche of emails out to meet a court-ordered deadline.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Softer Side Shows Up on Pinterest

    06/30/2015 9:20:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Amy Chozick
    Cookies have played a part in previous Clinton campaigns: Like the time, in 1992, when Hillary Rodham Clinton faced a criticism when she said, in response to a question about her legal career: “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.” Twenty-three years later, this time in her own campaign for president, Mrs. Clinton pinned a recipe for chocolate chip cookies under the Summer Style category of her brand new Pinterest page. The page also shows off a “Grillery Clinton” apron (modeled by a young campaign aide) and Iowa cherry pie with the campaign’s “H”...
  • Bill Clinton: How we can fight childhood obesity

    06/30/2015 9:15:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Bill Clinton and Nancy Brown
    In the early 1990s, fried foods, carbohydrates and desserts dominated Marybelle's high school lunch choices. Vending machines lined the school hallways, offering sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks. With limited healthy options, Marybelle unsurprisingly developed habits that led to high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Today, it's a different story for her son, Bobby, who's in the seventh grade, and his generation. Bobby started an afternoon fitness club at his middle school and volunteers in his school garden. The school's food service director ensures that students are served fresh fruits and vegetables. Bobby has motivated his mom to give up soda,...
  • Bill Clinton Gets in Some Retail Therapy at Hermès in Paris

    06/29/2015 4:35:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    People Magazine ^ | June 29, 2015 | BY PETER MIKELBANK AND MARIA CODER
    When in Paris, even former President Bill Clinton can apparently spare a little time for shopping – at Hermès. A five-car convoy carrying the former president and a security detachment arrived out front of the luxury brand's landmark boutique on Monday at noon. Clinton, 68, spent more than an hour on the shop's third floor section, where windows were closed after his arrival. The observer speculated: "He's up there, probably buying the store." He reportedly left with several shopping bags. We can't help but wonder what he purchased and whether Clinton was shopping for himself or his wife and U.S....
  • Fournier: Hillary Clinton Undermining Public Trust In Her and Politics In General

    06/29/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | BY: Andrew Kugle
    National Journal reporter Ron Fournier said Monday on Morning Joe that Hillary Clinton has undermined the public’s trust in government and politics. “White House officials tell me they’re disgusted with the fact that Hillary Clinton violated their rules on foreign donations, violated their rules on email,” Fournier said. “Well, I haven’t heard the president rebuke her. I haven’t seen his State Department investigate this. So I’ve got to assume that the Obama White House is complicit in this lack of transparency and in this rule breaking and whatever else is going on that we don’t know about.”
  • No probe over undisclosed Clinton emails, State says

    06/26/2015 3:33:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Martin Matishak
    The State Department says there won't be an internal investigation into why the agency couldn’t find part or all of 15 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. “I know of no such investigation, certainly not by the State Department, no,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said during a Friday press briefing. “We were clear about that in our communication with the committee that of the 15 that we did not have, that Mr. Blumenthal had, they were not specifically related to Benghazi, which was the original mandate on the select committee,” Kirby said. “Again, we...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Hires Unpaid Labor as She Tackles Youth Unemployment

    06/17/2015 3:14:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2015 | By LIZ KREUTZ
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today rolled out a series of programs designed to reduce the youth unemployment rate, but Clinton, herself, is building out a portion of her campaign with unpaid labor. Clinton’s campaign is establishing a network of grassroots trainees, called “Organizing Fellows,” who are being signed on full-time to work for free. Some, even those who are young professionals with experience in politics, are reportedly being told they need to work without pay for at least the summer months. Some see Clinton’s fellowship program, which is comprised of mostly 18 to 24 year olds likely doing much...
  • Poll: Clinton's honesty and trustworthy problem extends to swing states

    06/17/2015 6:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2015 | By Dan Merica
    A majority of voters in three key presidential swing states view Hillary Clinton as not honest and trustworthy, according to a new poll out Wednesday. In Florida, 51% of voters hold the negative view of Clinton, compared to 43% who feel she is trustworthy. In Ohio, 53% of voters find Clinton not trustworthy, compared to 40% who do. And in Pennsylvania, 54% of voters don't find her honest, while 40% do. Compounding the possible issue for Clinton, being honest and trustworthy is also the top issue to voters in all three early states.
  • Clinton was too busy to do favors for foundation donors, husband says

    06/10/2015 5:07:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2015 | BY JONATHAN ALLEN
    Bill Clinton gave one of his lengthiest rebuttals yet on Wednesday of allegations that his wife Hillary Clinton, now running for president, gave favorable treatment to donors to the family's charities while she was U.S. secretary of state. "No one has ever asked me for anything," he said of the foundation's donors in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. Clinton said he did not know whether foreign governments, companies and other foundation donors were seeking anything in return beyond supporting philanthropy. "And I don't think Hillary would know, either," he said. "She was pretty busy those years. I never saw...
  • Bill Clinton Might Stop Giving Paid Speeches If Hillary Wins The White House

    06/10/2015 4:24:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2015 | By MATTHEW CLAIBORNE
    At the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Denver, the former president said that he will likely stop giving paid speeches if Hillary Clinton is elected president. "No. I don't think so," Clinton said in an interview with Bloomberg TV when asked about staying on the paid speaking circuit were his wife to win. "Because once you get to be president, then you are just making a daily story." But Clinton added that he would not stop speaking publicly altogether: “I will still give speeches on things I’m passionate about.”
  • How cheap is Hillary Clinton’s campaign? This cheap.

    06/09/2015 10:07:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2015 | By Anne Gearan
    John Podesta -- counselor and enforcer to two presidents, longtime Democratic sage and now the chairman of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign -- stood in line on a Manhattan street corner the other day, waiting to board a bus. Podesta was paying just $30 to travel to Washington aboard a Vamoose bus. And that's the reason the Clinton campaign has decreed that staffers must schlep on the bus. There is plenty of eye-rolling among the staff, nonetheless. Campaign staffers are also using their personal cellphones for work to save a few bucks. Clinton is running as a warrior for the...
  • Bill Clinton Hung Out With a Former Redskins Cheerleader at the Belmont

    06/08/2015 2:08:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2015 | BY: Brent Scher
    Former President Bill Clinton acquainted himself with the former cheerleader ambassador for the Washington Redskins—known to most in the liberal community simply as the Washington Football Team. Kirby Parkhomenko served as cheerleader ambassador for the team through last season and also is a staffer at Ready for Hillary. Hillary Clinton has called the team name “insensitive” in the past, and has said that “there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital.”
  • Should Hillary Clinton Call for Debt-Free College for All Americans?

    06/08/2015 1:18:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 8, 2015 | by Perry Bacon Jr.
    An aggressive push for what's being billed as "debt-free college" has galvanized progressive activists, putting Hillary Clinton in the position of either endorsing an idea that will be controversial or being criticized by liberals as too timid if she does not. The proposal, which is also energizing Democrats on Capitol Hill, attempts to enshrine a promise that all Americans can attend a public college and get a four-year degree with little tuition cost and while incurring no student debt. One of Clinton's Democratic rivals, ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, has endorsed the idea. Another Democratic candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has...
  • Clinton Ally Sidney (Vicious) Blumenthal Will Testify to Benghazi Committee in Closed Session

    06/06/2015 12:49:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 6, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Longtime Hillary Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal will testify this month before the House Select Committee on Benghazi behind closed doors.The committee subpoenaed him a few weeks ago after a report revealed that he had sent misleading and sometimes inaccurate emails about Libya directly to Clinton while she was Secretary of State.According to Bloomberg, the Benghazi committee will speak to Blumenthal on June 16th in a closed session.The committee will presumably grill Blumenthal on the aforementioned emails, including one that made the inaccurate claim that the Benghazi attack could be sourced back to a YouTube video in an email Clinton...
  • Clinton the inauthentic

    06/05/2015 3:48:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2015 | By Dana Milbank
    ... There doesn’t have to be smoke to give the appearance of fire at the Clinton Foundation. The sprawling charity has sucked in so much cash from so many sources that, with some creativity, it can be tied to virtually any skulduggery. Alleged wrongdoing at FIFA? There’s a Clinton tie. International arms dealers? The Kremlin? Uranium production? Human rights violators? Known felons? All can be connected to the Clintons. At a time when Democrats need to draw contrasts with Republicans by sticking up for the little guy, Clinton’s solicitation of — and favors for — the powerful make her an...
  • Pollster: Don't Believe Clinton Polls

    06/04/2015 10:30:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | June 4, 2015 | by Kenneth T. Walsh
    Don't take the current wave of bad poll numbers for Hillary Clinton too seriously. That's the word from one of the Democratic presidential front-runner's senior advisers, pollster Joel Benenson. Benenson told CNN that the surveys give a distorted view of Clinton's standing, which the pollster said remains rock solid. "I take all of these public polls with a certain grain of salt," he said. He told host Wolf Blitzer Wednesday, "I don't want to debate you over your poll. You want to treat it as the gold standard. I don't think that's what it is." Benenson's appearance on TV was...
  • Bill Clinton pens letter to foundation donors

    05/29/2015 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2015 | By ANNIE KARNI and KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the controversies swirling around his family’s foundation and vexing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “It’s the political season in America, so the purpose and impact of the efforts your support makes possible has largely been ignored in recent coverage of the Foundation,” Clinton wrote Friday morning in a 1,178-word letter to donors and supporters of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Clinton’s only concession to the spate of bad news was that the foundation will “continue to look for ways to improve our reporting systems so that we can operate as accurately,...
  • An Award for Bill Clinton Came With $500,000 for His Foundation

    05/29/2015 7:06:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 29, 2015 | By DEBORAH SONTAG
    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Petra Nemcova, a Czech model who survived the disaster by clinging to a palm tree, decided to pull out all the stops for the annual fund-raiser of her school-building charity, the Happy Hearts Fund. She booked Cipriani 42nd Street, which greeted guests with Bellini cocktails on silver trays. She flew in Sheryl Crow with her band and crew for a 20-minute set. The gala cost $363,413. But the real splurge? Bill Clinton. The former president of the United States agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award at the June...
  • This Is How Much Hillary Clinton’s Pantsuit Costs

    05/28/2015 3:47:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    TIME ^ | May 28, 2015 | by Claire Zillman
    Dressing like a presidential hopeful is not cheap As Hillary Clinton graces stage after stage during her 2016 presidential campaign, she’s sure to be wearing her signature look: the pantsuit. Her campaign has even made light of her penchant for pantsuits by selling a t-shirt version of the trademark style. You can buy the “Everyday Pantsuit Tee” for $30. The real thing will cost you a tad more, up to $1,400. Jackets by designer Nina McLemore—who has sold Clinton many a pantsuit, according to Politico—will set buyers back between $500 and $1,000. Pants cost about $400.
  • Hillary Clinton Tells Voters She’s Listening, and Learning

    05/27/2015 10:12:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2015 | By AMY CHOZICK
    ... Mrs. Clinton lacks some of the extraordinary gifts for connection and empathy that her husband possesses, and the round-table events that have characterized her early campaign can feel stage-managed. But even these settings are producing revealing moments, as Mrs. Clinton finds herself far from the world of international diplomacy and scrambling to re-educate herself about the nation she hopes to lead. A lot has changed since Mrs. Clinton left domestic politics to become the secretary of state: Student debt has ballooned, access to credit has tightened, and the cause of income inequality has taken on a forceful momentum. Ever...
  • Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

    05/26/2015 8:37:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | By David Sirota
    Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East. Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure -- derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State...
  • Archives officials worried about preserving Hillary’s records

    05/21/2015 4:18:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    Before Hillary Clinton stepped down as secretary of state in early 2013, National Archives officials were warned that her official records might wind up outside the control of the State Department and pledged to take steps to address the issue, newly released records reveal. “We need to discuss what we know, and how we should delicately go about learning more about, regarding the transition plans for Secretary Clinton’s departure from State,” Paul Wester, chief records officer for the U.S. Government wrote to National Archives colleagues in a Dec. 11, 2012, email message obtained by POLITICO. Wester said an individual —...
  • Hillary Clinton Super PAC Struggles to Raise Money

    05/21/2015 1:50:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2015 | By PETER NICHOLAS and LAURA MECKLER
    The super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid is struggling to raise money and now expects to collect only about $15 million through the end of June, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The group, Priorities USA Action, is shaking up its senior staff in hopes of jump-starting a fundraising operation that, five weeks after Mrs. Clinton entered the presidential race, has garnered only about $5 million in “hard commitments,” two people familiar with events say.
  • Fundraiser puts spotlight on Clinton Foundation finances

    05/20/2015 2:27:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | May 20, 2015 | By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI
    The Chicago media executive hosting Hillary Clinton at his home for an afternoon fundraiser Wednesday ranks in the elite category of those who have given at least $25 million to the Clinton Foundation. The foundation’s website lists Eychaner’s Alphawood Foundation as a donor of somewhere between $10,001 and $25,001, but an examination of the Alphawood Foundation’s Form 990 tax documents reveals that it in fact contributed $7.25 million from 2003 to 2007. That’s not the only point of confusion: The low-profile Eychaner, a major Democratic fundraiser who started Alphawood, is listed by the Clinton Foundation as one of just seven...
  • You won’t believe Hillary Clinton’s spin on avoiding the press

    05/18/2015 4:15:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | By Chris Cillizza
    With Hillary Clinton rapidly approaching a month since she answered a question from a reporter, her allies are working to push back on the idea that she is ducking the press. "PUTTING THE VOTERS FIRST, HILLARY ASKS THE QUESTIONS THAT REALLY MATTER," read the subject line of an e-mail -- ALL CAPS in the original! -- that arrived in my inbox this morning courtesy of Correct The Record, a pro-Clinton super PAC directly coordinating with the presidential campaign on rapid response. The missive lays out the facts aimed at putting lie to the "she won't answer questions" narrative. The group...
  • Clinton facing new ethics questions on role in Boeing deal

    05/12/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Dan Springer
    When Hillary Clinton was America's top diplomat, she also appeared at times like a top salesperson for America's biggest airplane maker, Boeing. A sales plug in Russia in 2009, though, may have proved especially fruitful. While touring a Boeing plant, Secretary of State Clinton said, "We're delighted that a new Russian airline, Rossiya, is actively considering acquisition of Boeing aircraft, and this is a shameless pitch." In 2010, Boeing landed the Russian deal, worth $3.7 billion. And two months later, the company donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation. This chain of events is raising new questions for Clinton, and Boeing,...
  • Hillary Clinton hasn’t answered a question from the media in 20 days

    05/11/2015 3:02:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By Chris Cillizza
    Welcome to day 29 of the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign! In those 29 days -- including April 12, the day she announced, and today -- Clinton has taken a total of eight questions from the press. That breaks out to roughly one question every 3.6 days. Of late, she's taken even fewer questions than that.
  • Clinton’s claim that illegal immigrants pay more in taxes than some corporations

    05/11/2015 10:58:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By Glenn Kessler
    FACT CHECKER: “In New York, which I know a little bit about because I represented it for eight years and I live there now, our undocumented workers in New York pay more in taxes than some of the biggest corporations in New York.” –Hillary Clinton, roundtable in North Las Vegas, May 5, 2015 ...Comparing the taxes of hundreds of thousands of people to the tax bill of one corporation is a stretch and fairly misleading. Even the companies that pay little or no federal income taxes end up paying lots of other taxes. So it’s a nonsense comparison. We wavered...
  • Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton Takes Hit in WSJ Poll, Free Trade, More

    05/05/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2015
    Hillary Clinton‘s stature has been battered after more than a month of controversy over her fundraising and email practices, but support for her among Democrats remains strong and unshaken, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. In just seven weeks, a period in which Mrs. Clinton formally began her presidential campaign, the share of people with a negative view of her jumped to 42% from 36% in last month’s survey, and only a quarter of registered voters said they viewed her as honest and straightforward, down from 38% last summer. But she remains highly regarded among Democrats, with 76%...
  • Billionaire Mining Mogul Frank Giustra Won’t Be “Another Rich, Dead Dude” [From last year]

    04/23/2015 2:31:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Nonprofit Quarterly ^ | December 1, 2014 | BY RICK COHEN
    “I don’t want to be another rich, dead dude.” So said Frank Giustra, the billionaire Canadian philanthropist who recently received the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award from the Dalai Lama himself. For the Hollywood Reporter, Giustra is the Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, which he founded 15 years ago or so. Moviegoers and TV watchers know Giustra, or rather Lionsgate, for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Hurt Locker, Juno, Monster’s Ball, Orange is the New Black, and Nurse Jackie. Undoubtedly, based on the award and the Hollywood Reporter headline, the group of online journals that have arisen lately to lionize big givers...
  • Hillary Clinton to Hold Five Fund-Raisers at End of April

    04/21/2015 12:29:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | By Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold five fund-raisers in two days this month, low-key events in private homes hosted by a number of longtime supporters of hers — and one prominent 2008 backer of Barack Obama. In New York City, Mrs. Clinton will appear at three receptions. One is at the home of Lisa Perry, whose husband is a hedge fund executive and who was a major supporter of Mrs. Clinton for her last three campaigns. The second will be hosted by Milly and Arne Glimcher, who supported Mr. Obama in his 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and the third will be...
  • Reporters Outnumber Voters as Hillary Clinton Opens Campaign in Iowa

    04/14/2015 3:25:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4-14-15 | Emily Schultheis
    April 14, 2015 MONTICELLO, Iowa—Hillary Clinton may have been speaking to just 22 people here at her Iowa kickoff event, but the now-official 2016 candidate was looking far beyond the voters in the room when she outlined in the clearest terms yet the rationale for her campaign. "A lot of people in the last few days have asked me, 'Why do you want to do this?' and 'What motivates you?'" Clinton said at the event. "And I've thought a lot about it, and I guess the short answer is, I've been fighting for children and families my entire life. ......
  • Scarborough: 'More and More' Insiders Say Hillary Might Not Run

    03/17/2015 5:27:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you're David Brock, James Carville or Lanny Davis. Stop: no! Can't do that to our Newsbusters readers. Let's just picture someone in the Hillary camp—even Herself. He/she's settled in front of the tube this morning, Grande, two-pump Vanilla, Non-Fat, Extra Hot Latte in hand, and tuned to fave: Morning Joe. Suddenly, from an array of people, you hear these phrases: "in jail for five to ten years"; "Clinton fatigue especially among Democratic primary voters"; "perjury charges"; "I'm still not certain she's going to be a candidate"; and "more and more people in the inside [saying] they don't think --...
  • But for the video…

    03/01/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Radley Balko
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In order to help out his family and earn a quick $50, Dendinger agreed to act as a process server, giving a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew to Chad Cassard as the former Bogalusa police officer exited the Washington Parish Courthouse. The handoff went smoothly, but Dendinger said the reaction from Cassard, and a group of officers...
  • Chickens Coming Home To Roost: Rev. Wright’s Daughter Headed To Prison

    02/23/2015 6:18:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/15 | DEREK HUNTER
    Jeri Wright, the 48-year-old daughter of President Barack Obama’s mentor and former pastor Jeremiah Wright, is heading to jail. Free on bail while awaiting sentencing for money laundering in connection to a government-funded jobs training program, a U.S. District Court Judge found “there was probable cause to believe Wright committed a separate theft while on bail, thereby violating terms of her supervised release.” The new charges against Wright involve more sketchy bookkeeping. The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Prosecutors now say Wright was taking part in another scheme — this one involving ghost payrolling — even as she was standing trial. Between...
  • Puckett and Faraj Press Statement on Sentence of SSgt Wuterich (Trial Defense Attorneys)

    01/24/2012 5:15:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    Puckett and Faraj PLLC ^ | 1-24-2012 | Haytham Faraj, Esq. and Neal A. Puckett, Esq.
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: – January 24, 2012, 3:50PM, Camp Pendleton CA Puckett and Faraj Press Statement on Sentence of SSgt Wuterich We wish to first acknowledge the tragic loss of civilian life in Haditha on November 19, 2005, and express our condolences to the families who lost loved ones that day. The military justice system has fairly dealt with SSgt Wuterich’s case by delivering a measure of justice. Today, SSgt Wuterich stands vindicated by the very system that has held him captive for over 6 years. This case began with sadness for the loss of life and ended with rage...
  • SECNAV Boots Two Sergeants for Lying At Haditha Court-Martial

    04/20/2012 9:50:38 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Neal Puckett ^ | 4-20-2012 | Neal Puckett
    April 20, 2012 SECNAV Boots Two Sergeants for Lying At Haditha Court-Martial Neal Puckett Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has ordered administrative separation processing of two squad members who testified against SSgt Wuterich in January and admitted lying to NCIS and on the stand about the November 2005 shooting deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha.  During the January 2012 court-martial of the squad leader, SSgt Wuterich, Sgt’s Humberto M. Mendoza and Sanick P. Dela Cruz testified on the stand that they lied to NCIS during the investigation, the Article 32 investigations and withheld information.  Their motivation to do so was...
  • What to call a president's husband? Bill Clinton has ideas

    01/27/2015 5:04:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Judy Kurtz
    Bill Clinton has an interesting suggestion for what to call him if his wife becomes president: “Adam.” In an interview with Rachael Ray airing Thursday, the cook-turned-talk show host asked the former president about what his title would be if Hillary Clinton were to win a 2016 White House bid. “Let’s say, if a woman became president, we could, I could be called ‘Adam.’ I don’t know,” Clinton said, according to comments released in advance of the show’s airing. Clinton also wondered aloud about what would happen if a gay couple occupied the executive mansion: “You know, if the president...
  • Bill Clinton Gushes Over ‘Selma’: ‘I Stood Up and Started Cheering All By Myself’

    01/19/2015 2:29:17 PM PST · by maggief · 61 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2015 | Ronda Racha Penrice
    EXCERPT Good-naturedly referencing his friend Andrew Young—who marched with King and is prominent in the film—early in his speech, Clinton told the sold-out crowd, “I saw Andy earlier today and I said, ‘Andy, I just watched Selma. Were you ever that thin?’ (eliciting thunderous laughter) and he said yes, he was, that they were dodging so many bullets in droves they all used to be thin.” As he continued to speak, he got decidedly more serious. “If you haven’t yet, go see the movie Selma,” he insisted, “and you will see the enormous pressures imposed on the King family and...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • Rolling Stone UVA RAPE story is identical to Senate testimony held on June 26 2014

    One of the student survivors I worked with, Jenna*, was gang-raped by five fraternity men early in her freshman year. Despite the severity of the assault and injuries she sustained, Jenna still experienced a feeling of personal responsibility. Looking for affirmation, she sought out peers and told her story. Sadly, each and every one of the friends she reached out to responded with varying denials of her experience; these responses worsened her feelings of self-blame – that she must be confused because that fraternity “is full of great guys”; that she must have made them think she was “down for...
  • Justice Department Admits It Misled Court About FBI’s Secret Surveillance Program

    11/14/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    National Journal Group ^ | November 13, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    The Justice Department acknowledged that it misled a federal Appeals Court during oral arguments last month in a case reviewing whether the government should be able to secretly conduct electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant. In a newly unsealed letter, a Justice Department lawyer told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that it spoke erroneously when describing the disclosure restrictions placed upon the FBI's use of so-called national security letters. NSLs, as they are often referred, can compel companies to hand over communications data or financial records of certain users to authorities conducting a national security...
  • Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY Governor

    10/23/2014 9:43:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 23, 2014 | BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term. Clinton appeared Thursday at a Manhattan rally with the Democratic incumbent and his pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul. Clinton says Cuomo is the "right leader at the right time." The rally was run by the Woman's Equality Party, a political organization founded by Cuomo.
  • Clinton: Midterm Elections Should Motivate Women

    10/20/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By LISA LEFF
    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. The former secretary of state made the remarks during a sold-out women's luncheon in San Francisco that raised $1.4 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "It's truly regrettable that despite all the great work Nancy did and President Obama, given what was inherited when the president came into office that we are having to work so hard to elect and...
  • Monica Lewinsky recalls pain, humiliation after revelation of affair with Bill Clinton

    10/20/2014 3:24:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Monica Lewinsky was "in love" with former President Clinton, the disgraced former intern revealed Monday. "Sixteen years ago, fresh out of college … I fell in love with my boss," the infamous former White House staffer told a business conference Monday during an eye-opening speech about her devastating experience in the public eye following the revelation of her affair with Clinton — her first public address in 13 years. "Overnight I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was patient zero," she said, according to reporters present at the Forbes magazine "30 Under 30"...
  • Monica Lewinsky's on Twitter: '#HereWeGo'

    10/20/2014 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By ERIN DOOLEY
    In May, Monica Lewinsky vowed to speak out in order "to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past." Now she seems to be doing just that -- on Twitter. Just months after Lewinsky’s personal revelations were made public in a Vanity Fair interview, she sent her first tweet this morning.