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  • Should Hillary Drop Out?

    03/29/2008 10:21:31 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 53 replies · 1,073+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | March 29, 2008 | Chuck Todd, Anne E. Kornblut, Perry Bacon Jr., Jonathan Alter
    It is amazing how loud some of the buzz is for Sen. Hillary Clinton to "do what's best for the party" and get out. More than any other week, this one seemed to have the most actual calls for a Clinton withdrawal. It started last Friday with Bill Richardson. It has continued throughout the past seven days with calls from both Sen. Barack Obama supporters (Chris Dodd and Pat Leahy) to supposed uncommitted Dem bigwigs (Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi).
  • EDITORIAL: Is it something we said?

    03/28/2008 8:09:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 581+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/28/8 | Editor
    We admit it. The Chronicle editorial board was disappointed when Hillary Rodham Clinton refused our invitation for a meeting before we endorsed a Democrat in the Feb. 5 presidential primary. But it really hurts to learn that not only did Clinton snub us, but Tuesday she also met with the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. At the meeting, Clinton chatted up the paper's owner, Richard Mellon Scaife, the man who once served as the éminence grise/bankroller of what the then-first lady dubbed the "vast right-wing conspiracy." It's true. Clinton is fighting desperately for a huge win in Pennsylvania, while...
  • Clinton Calls on Obama to Back Primaries

    03/19/2008 10:27:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies · 848+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/19/8 | DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
    DETROIT, (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton bluntly challenged Barack Obama to agree to new primaries in Michigan and Florida on Wednesday and said it was "wrong, and frankly un-American" not to have the two delegations seated at the Democratic National Convention. "Senator Obama speaks passionately on the campaign trail about empowering the American people," said the former first lady, who trails her rival in delegates won to date. "Today I am asking him to match those words with actions." Obama has yet to declare his support or opposition, although his campaign has raised a number of procedural and legal...
  • Politics Today: Ford Jr. would be viable Clinton running mate {Call me, Harold }

    03/17/2008 11:32:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 64 replies · 812+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/17/8 | Blake Fontenay
    After last week's developments on the campaign trail, it seems highly unlikely that Barack Obama would agree to be Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate. But would Harold Ford Jr.? Several days ago, Clinton's campaign floated the idea of selecting Obama as her running mate as a way of keeping Democrats unified in the November election. Obama shot that idea down the day before his win last week in the Mississippi primary. So if Clinton were to win the nomination, where else might she turn to find a running mate who could appeal to Obama's supporters, who include large numbers...
  • Anita Creamer: It's absurd to assume all women back Hillary Clinton

    03/16/2008 2:26:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies · 955+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/16/8 | Anita Creamer
    Maybe the problem isn't that some people won't vote for a female presidential candidate. Maybe the problem is that the candidate is this particular woman, Hillary Clinton. That's what I think when I hear people complain about the role of sexism in the primaries. First whispered, then shouted, the allegations of sexism have caught hold online, at dinner parties and at family gatherings. Women have even been known to accuse other women of gender disloyalty for remaining cool toward Clinton. Granted, ever since she came to national attention in 1992, the country's conflicted feelings about women have been projected onto...
  • Pelosi asks Clinton, Obama to quit bickering

    03/07/2008 1:16:43 PM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 308+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/7/8 | Zachary Coile
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged both leading Democratic presidential candidates to cease their bickering, warning that the escalating rhetoric could hurt the party's chances in November. "I would encourage both of them, as I have, to remember we have to keep our eyes on the prize, which is the general election in November," Pelosi said Friday at a luncheon in New York sponsored by Lifetime Networks and the Hearst Corp., parent company of The Chronicle. "We are all very passionate about our politics and the issues we believe in, but we have to be very dispassionate about how we approach...
  • Getting Ugly

    03/03/2008 10:08:37 AM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 90+ views
    SFGate: PoliticsBlog ^ | 3/3/8 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Whatever the outcome of Texas and Ohio voting tomorrow, there's enough dirt being thrown in the final throes of the Democratic campaign to arm Republican John McCain with an arsenal of attacks on Barack Obama. The Clinton campaign contends they are closing in Ohio and Texas after seeing their double-digit polling leads evaporate in both states. In a conference call with reporters, the campaign said voters will wake up Wednesday to newspaper headlines that show Sen. Hillary Clinton being being "successful" in both states, though they conceded that she would remain far behind rival Sen. Barack Obama in pledged delegates....
  • Ex-President, Husband, Superdelegate

    02/20/2008 11:57:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 104+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/20/8 | VALERIE BAUMAN, Associated Press Writer
    Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- The Democratic nomination for president could come down to a vote-by-vote struggle for superdelegates, and while Hillary Rodham Clinton has lost her delegate advantage over Barack Obama, she knows she can bank on one superdelegate no matter what. Bill Clinton is guaranteed a spot as a superdelegate: Safe to say his wife gets his vote. With the two candidates separated by 85 delegates, every vote counts. So, is it an unfair edge to be married to a super-duper-delegate, a former two-term president, the last Democrat to hold the office and a leader who's still wildly popular...
  • Tom Cruise's Lawyers Among 244 Names on Pellicano List (CLINTON THUG GOING ON TRIAL)

    02/20/2008 5:45:07 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 11 replies · 332+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 19, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    Prosecutor Daniel Saunders has issued his list of potential government witnesses in the Anthony Pellicano case, and we’ve got it exclusively. The government may not call them all, but there are 244 names on the witness list for the trial set to begin Feb. 27, in which Hollywood private eye Pellicano faces federal charges of racketeering and illegally wiretapping celebrities. The list — which was obtained by this column on Monday — includes a lot of stars, studio execs and other Hollywood players whose names are familiar either because they’re famous or infamous. You decide. What’s clear is that the...
  • NAACP Head Wants Barred Delegates Seated

    02/12/2008 12:48:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 93 replies · 160+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/12/8 | BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON — A prominent civil rights leader has told the Democratic National Committee that refusing to seat delegates from Florida and Michigan would disenfranchise both states' minority communities. In a Feb. 8 letter to DNC Chairman Howard Dean, NAACP chairman Julian Bond expressed "great concern at the prospect that million of voters in Michigan and Florida could ultimately have their votes completely discounted." Refusing to seat the states' delegations could remind voters of the "sordid history of racially discriminatory primaries," he said. The DNC penalized Michigan and Florida for moving their primaries to earlier dates in violation of party rules....
  • Yes, Virginia, I Need a Santa Claus

    02/12/2008 10:38:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 60+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 2/12/8 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Sen. Hillary Clinton may not win Virginia today, but she needs to hold rival Sen. Barack Obama well below the devastating 68 percent wins he secured last weekend in Nebraska and Washington. Obama is expected to sweep all three races in the Potomac Primary today: Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. But it's Virginia that's the key. With each Obama sweep in the post-Super Tuesday contests, Clinton watches the Democratic nomination slip further from her once presumptive grasp. With more losses expected next week in Wisconsin and Hawaii, it's becoming clearer that had Clinton not won convincingly in California...
  • The Cooper Concerns (1993 Hillary: We'll crush you. You'll wish you never mention this to me")

    02/06/2008 6:03:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 69 replies · 221+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 5, 2008 | DAVID BROOKS
    I’m not a Hillary-hater. She’s been an outstanding senator. She hung tough on Iraq through the dark days of 2005. In this campaign, she has soldiered on bravely even though she has most of the elected Democrats, news media and the educated class rooting against her. But there are certain moments when her dark side emerges and threatens to undo the good she is trying to achieve. Her campaign tactics before the South Carolina primary were one such moment. Another, deeper in her past, involved Jim Cooper, a Democratic congressman from Tennessee. Cooper is one of the most thoughtful, cordial...
  • How Clinton won California

    02/06/2008 8:35:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 100+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/6/8 | Zachary Coile
    California has long been "Clinton country," but Hillary Rodham Clinton seized Super Tuesday's biggest prize by winning big among women, Latinos, Asian-Americans, gays and lesbians, older voters and working class Californians - which blunted Barack Obama's strong support from African Americans, white men and independents, according to exit polls. While Obama was able to carry some of the state's progressive centers - including San Francisco, Marin and Santa Cruz counties - Clinton dominated in the voter-rich Democratic strongholds of Los Angeles, Alameda and Santa Clara counties. The New York senator also vacuumed up support in inland areas like Fresno, Riverside...
  • Forcing Young People Into the System (Hillary Willing to Garnish Wages!)

    02/03/2008 3:03:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 50 replies · 867+ views
    Power Line ^ | February 3, 2008 | Power Line
    The least-acknowledged fact in the present debate over health care is that many millions of Americans have no good reason to buy health insurance. This is especially true of single young people, above all single men. They rarely become seriously ill, and they know that if they are unlucky enough to be in an accident or contract a serious illness, they will be treated anyway. So, quite properly, they see no reason to pay for health insurance or--the same thing--place a high value on health insurance as an employment benefit. Pizza Hut learned this a few years ago when it...
  • He said, she said

    02/01/2008 7:41:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 106+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/8 | Debra J. Saunders
    The "he said/she said" debate was a historic first face-off between the first viable African-American and the first viable female candidate for president. But forget the history for a moment. Ask yourself: When was the last time you tuned into a political event and had no idea what would happen? Would Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama snub or snog, brawl or be genteel, rumble or punt? Then the CNN Democratic debate started, and I realized I had to be insane to think that either senator might mix it up. This is politics, after all. Of course, the candidates decided to...
  • PHOTO THAT HAS WOMEN FURIOUS (Mod Note, Do not post image in thread re copyright)

    01/30/2008 1:03:29 PM PST · by presidio9 · 179 replies · 261+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 30, 2008 | GEOFF EARLE
    From the looks of this photo, new pals Ted Kennedy and Barack Obama are enjoying an old-boys'-club moment at the Capitol - and women are fuming at the power pair's snub of Hillary Rodham Clinton just a few feet way. PHOTO GALLERY: Hillary Snubbed Some female leaders, in fact, are calling the apparently contemptuous stare-down - which took place before the State of the Union Address Monday night - downright sexist. "In general, they've been disre spectful, and I think that women voters are going to get very tired of seeing that," said Marsha Pappas, who heads the New York...
  • Caption Hillary at the SOTU Address(Vanity)

    01/28/2008 7:51:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies · 1,082+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 28, 2008
  • Caption Hillary - stuck on "manic"

    01/28/2008 12:45:56 PM PST · by redstates4ever · 71 replies · 121+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 1/28/08 | staff
  • Tony Rezko arrested, sources say (timing is everything)

    01/28/2008 6:54:22 AM PST · by SE Mom · 168 replies · 1,080+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 28 January 2008 | Jeff Coen and John Chase
    Antoin "Tony" Rezko was arrested early Monday at his Wilmette home by federal agents on an alleged bond violation, the Tribune has learned. Investigators had in recent weeks become concerned about the movement of some of his finances, a source said. Rezko, who is scheduled to stand trial on corruption charges in less than a month at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, was taken into custody due to an alleged bond violation, a source confirmed.
  • Bill Clinton: Wife's 'Defender-In-Chief'

    01/24/2008 10:25:14 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 69+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/24/8 | NANCY BENAC, Associated Press Writer
    It started with dismissive talk of a fairy tale and deteriorated into more of a nightmare. As he campaigns for his wife's presidential run, Bill Clinton has been taking aim at her rival Barack Obama and the media with increasing rancor, trading the roles of elder statesman and supportive spouse for that of attack dog. Obama has joined in, going after the former president with increasingly heated criticism. Bill Clinton, campaigning in South Carolina, complained Wednesday that Obama had put out a "hit job" on him. He didn't explain what that meant. "Shame on you!" he scolded a reporter who...