Posts Tagged ‘Hillary’

Stephen Colbert Has Finally Figured Out Hillary Clinton’s Illness

With Donald Trump accusing Hillary Clinton of being too frail to be president, and wacky health theories flying out of the GOP presidential candidate’s camp and beyond, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert decided to spend time on Tuesday diagnosing the Democratic nominee. And wouldn’t you know it, Clinton has something that afflicts about half the planet. […]

What Every Woman Should Know About Hillary Clinton (And Probably Already Does)

It’s the kind of thing that people joke about–how women in politics always have an extra set of challenges that men don’t face. As President Obama said in his speech at the Democratic National Convention, (paraphrasing Ann Richards): Eight years ago, you may remember Hillary and I were rivals for the Democratic nomination. We battled […]

Three Female Cartoonists Open Up About Drawing Hillary Clinton

Today, anyone with a Twitter account can experience the gendered terms used to denigrate Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy ― like those related to her emotions, family life, physical appearance, and more. Well, three decades ago, it wasn’t much different. Signe Wilkinson has been drawing cartoons of Clinton for 30 years. And during that span of time, […]

Hillary Clinton Is On A Mission To Rebuild The Democratic Party

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign will maintain staff in all 50 states during the general election with an eye toward overwhelming Republicans in the fall and rebuilding the Democratic Party’s infrastructure thereafter. The strategy, described to The Huffington Post by Clinton campaign aides, is a continuation of the Ramp Up Grassroots Organizing program that the campaign applied […]

Hillary Clinton Launches Anti-Trump Ads In 8 Battleground States

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ramped up her general election campaign against Republican opponent Donald Trump on Thursday, releasing ads that will air in eight states considered toss-ups in the general election. The pair of television ads highlight Clinton’s focus on children and families and her policy and advocacy work on issues like health care, […]

Hillary Clinton’s Nomination Brings America To The Brink Of Modernity

So, that happened. The primary season, for the Democrats, is now over, and the hard task of knitting up rival factions, and acknowledging the youthful vigor and obvious durability of Bernie Sanders’ movement is now the responsibility of the victor, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It’s going to be one of the more interesting political challenges that […]

Hillary Clinton Wins California’s Primary, Avoids Embarrassment

Hillary Clinton won California’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, avoiding what would have been an embarrassing loss the day after she had secured enough delegates to become the party’s presumptive nominee. The Associated Press called the state’s primary for Clinton early Wednesday. Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont and her rival, had vowed earlier […]

Why Do Progressives Cling to Hillary?

As the primaries move into their final act, Sanders supporters confront a perplexing question: How could so many progressives vote for Hillary over Bernie? After all, you would think that progressives would race toward the first self-declared socialist in American history who actually has a chance at becoming the nominee of a major political party, […]

Five for Five and it’s Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ‘Revolution’

The second super-Tuesday primaries have come and gone. Five wins for Hillary including Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri have increased her pledged delegate lead to over 300. Realistically that signals the end of Bernie Sanders chance at the nomination. The lead is even bigger than it looks as explained by Philip Bump in […]

Does Trump have More in Common with Hillary than Bernie?

Trump is attacking the established order from the right while Bernie is attacking it from the left. Democracy is in danger! So goes the mainstream media message as the cameras pan to scuffles between Trump and Sanders supporters. Increasingly the campaigns are portrayed as a threat to basic American institutions and values. Meanwhile, these polarities […]

Hillary, Applebee’s & the Two Americas

Last week, at an Applebee’s in Georgia, I met a married couple. They were older, with grown children. They were friendly and engaging people from Ohio. We talked about beer. We talked about veterans. And then, unfortunately, we talked about politics. Have you ever watched a video of a train derailing? Where the slightest swaying […]

Hillary Not Truthful About Wall Street Speaking Fees

Anderson Cooper: “But did you have to be paid $ 675,000 [for three speeches to Goldman Sachs]?” Hillary Clinton: “Well, I don’t know. That’s what they offered.” Hillary is veering from the truth when she suggests her $ 225,000 per speech fee, paid three times by Goldman Sachs, was “what they offered.” It was not […]

Man Caring For Mom With Alzheimer’s Leaves Hillary Clinton Choked Up

Hillary Clinton was on the verge of tears when she met a man caring for his 84-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s disease backstage at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire. Clinton’s campaign posted a video of the man, who only has a part-time job, telling the Democratic presidential candidate he cannot afford to pay for […]

Did Hillary Clinton Really Win Iowa? New Errors Detected in Caucus Results

Today, Iowa Democratic Party officials reported errors in the state’s caucus results. The news comes just days after Hillary Clinton was named the official winner in Iowa. Defeating Bernie Sanders by two tenths of one percent, she took home 23 of the state’s 44 delegates. Bernie Sanders was awarded the remaining 21 delegates. However, those […]

Biology Doesn’t Write Laws: Hillary Clinton’s Bathroom Break Wasn’t As Trivial As Some Might Like to Think

As a lot of the world now knows, last Saturday night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was late returning to the stage at the Democratic Debate after a five-minute break. Almost immediately media reported that she was delayed because of a line at the women’s bathroom. As the break came to a close, with Clinton […]

Biology Doesn’t Write Laws: Hillary Clinton’s Bathroom Break Wasn’t As Trivial As Some Might Like to Think

As a lot of the world now knows, last Saturday night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was late returning to the stage at the Democratic Debate after a five-minute break. Almost immediately media reported that she was delayed because of a line at the women’s bathroom. As the break came to a close, with Clinton […]

Hillary Clinton Reveals Plan To Battle Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced a slate of proposals to battle Alzheimer’s disease and seek a cure by 2025, including an increase in funding for research on the disease and related disorders. Clinton called for a decade-long investment of $ 2 billion per year for research, which her […]

Hillary Clinton’s Hedge Fund Support Is Deeper Than 9/11

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton argued during Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate that she could take a hard line on Wall Street excesses while accepting millions from the industry in campaign contributions. As proof, she pointed to attacks on her campaign funded by two hedge fund billionaires. “You have two billionaire hedge fund managers who started a […]

Hillary Clinton Proposes $30 Billion Plan To Help Coal Communities

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a $ 30 billion plan Thursday that would protect coal miners’ benefits and prepare their communities as the U.S. transitions to cleaner energy sources. While Clinton has embraced strong policies to combat climate change and ultimately voiced her opposition to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the Democratic […]

Hillary Clinton Calls For Overhauling Veterans Health Care System

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will announce a series of proposals to help military veterans, including an overhaul of the backlogged VA health care system. “Secretary Clinton believes that supporting our veterans is a sacred responsibility,” Clinton’s campaign said in a statement the day before the Veterans Day holiday. “As Commander-in-Chief, […]

Hillary Clinton Says Yoga Helped Her Endure The Benghazi Hearing

You’ve got to have a lot of stamina when you’re running for president and testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi for over 11 hours. Such is the case for 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who spent most of her waking hours (and ours) on Thursday testifying in a committee hearing. As the former […]

Hillary Clinton Says She’ll End Private Prisons, Stop Accepting Their Money

ImageContent(562a4158e4b0aac0b8fc8c18,562a3f521900002e00b94b78,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562a3f521900002e00b94b78,Some(),Some(jpeg?cache=UoQWWqXBn6)),(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images),Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign says she will no longer accept contributions from private prison companies or groups that lobby for them.) WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledged Thursday to ban the use of private prison companies if elected president, and in the meantime will stop accepting campaign contributions from those […]

Hillary Clinton Says She’ll End Private Prisons, Stop Accepting Their Money

ImageContent(562a4158e4b0aac0b8fc8c18,562a3f521900002e00b94b78,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562a3f521900002e00b94b78,Some(),Some(jpeg?cache=UoQWWqXBn6)),(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images),Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign says she will no longer accept contributions from private prison companies or groups that lobby for them.) WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledged Thursday to ban the use of private prison companies if elected president, and in the meantime will stop accepting campaign contributions from those […]

Benghazi Backfire! Presidential Hillary Clinton Showcased by GOP

As a Clinton supporter, I had not been anticipating how helpful the Benghazi hearings would be. Of course, not in the way intended. As confessed by the Republican leadership (oops, sorry, the Republicans don’t really have a leader, do they?) — Exit weeping, John Boehner; exit running, Kevin McCarthy; enter, maybe, Paul Ryan, tentatively, equivocally, […]

Conservative Group Trolls Hillary Clinton With Snapchat Filter During Hearing

EmbedContent(562900b9e4b0443bb562e604,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) Those in Washington who were inclined to check their Snapchat during Hillary Clinton’s testimony to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday could find a geofilter poking fun at Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. The filter, sponsored by the conservative group Judicial Watch, told users of […]

Hillary Clinton Increases Lead Against Bernie Sanders In Primary Race

Two national polls out Tuesday show former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton making significant gains against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), her chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, in the wake of last week’s Democratic primary debate. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds that Clinton’s standing among Democratic primary voters has improved by 7 percentage points in one month. […]

Biden Presidential Run Won’t Stop Hillary

The on again/off again media tease of a Joe Biden presidential run has been a long-running political soap opera. Now that there’s actually tangible hints courtesy of some purported Democratic Party insiders that Biden will jump in the race, the tongues are wagging even more furiously about what actual effect it will have not on […]

Money Talks: Why CNN Wants You to Believe That Hillary Clinton Won the Democratic Debate

Why would CNN be so quick to declare Hillary Clinton the winner of Tuesday’s Democratic debate, when the majority of online polls crowned Bernie Sanders? Well, it could have something to do with the fact that Time Warner Cable owns CNN. Time Warner, of course, has donated over $ 400,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaigns. That’s […]

Trey Gowdy Focusing On Hillary Clinton Allies In Closed Benghazi Committee Interviews

WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) insists his Benghazi Committee investigation isn’t about hurting 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the polls. It’s about providing a definitive account of the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. But if you look at the witness interviews he’s attended, and not attended, there is a clear theme: Gowdy […]

Hillary Clinton To Appear On ‘The Late Show’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will appear on “The Late Show” on Oct. 27, host Stephen Colbert announced on Friday. Excited to welcome @HillaryClinton to #LSSC on October 27! Can't wait to find out what project she’s promoting. — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) October 16, 2015 Clinton has appeared on multiple of late night shows since […]

Hillary Clinton To Appear On ‘The Late Show’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will appear on “The Late Show” on Oct. 27, host Stephen Colbert announced on Friday. Excited to welcome @HillaryClinton to #LSSC on October 27! Can't wait to find out what project she’s promoting. — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) October 16, 2015 Clinton has appeared on multiple of late night shows since […]

Hillary Clinton To Appear On ‘The Late Show’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will appear on “The Late Show” on Oct. 27, host Stephen Colbert announced on Friday. Excited to welcome @HillaryClinton to #LSSC on October 27! Can't wait to find out what project she’s promoting. — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) October 16, 2015 Clinton has appeared on multiple of late night shows since […]

Feelin’ the Bern: Why Hillary Really Didn’t Win That Debate

Bernie Sanders wows the crowd in Phoenix The pundits went coo-coo for Clinton after the first Democratic debate. But the public, according to lots of data, “felt the Bern,” to borrow a catch phrase from Sanders supporters. In fact, an article from an organization called “Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting,” (FAIR) offered some impressive data […]

Feelin’ the Bern: Why Hillary Really Didn’t Win That Debate

Bernie Sanders wows the crowd in Phoenix The pundits went coo-coo for Clinton after the first Democratic debate. But the public, according to lots of data, “felt the Bern,” to borrow a catch phrase from Sanders supporters. In fact, an article from an organization called “Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting,” (FAIR) offered some impressive data […]

Feelin’ the Bern: Why Hillary Really Didn’t Win That Debate

Bernie Sanders wows the crowd in Phoenix The pundits went coo-coo for Clinton after the first Democratic debate. But the public, according to lots of data, “felt the Bern,” to borrow a catch phrase from Sanders supporters. In fact, an article from an organization called “Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting,” (FAIR) offered some impressive data […]

Feelin’ the Bern: Why Hillary Really Didn’t Win That Debate

Bernie Sanders wows the crowd in Phoenix The pundits went coo-coo for Clinton after the first Democratic debate. But the public, according to lots of data, “felt the Bern,” to borrow a catch phrase from Sanders supporters. In fact, an article from an organization called “Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting,” (FAIR) offered some impressive data […]

Hillary Clinton Looks To Planned Parenthood President As Model For Benghazi Testimony

WASHINGTON — Fresh off a strong debate performance in Las Vegas this week, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is already digging in for her next big test: her testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, where Republicans are expected to grill her about her use of a private email server when she was secretary of […]

HUFFPOLLSTER: Bernie Sanders Wins Focus Groups And Social Media, But Hillary Clinton Wins Post Debate Polls

DEMOCRATIC VOTERS GIVE CLINTON DEBATE WIN – HuffPollster: “Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate on CNN did what debates usually do, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. It allowed the two leading candidates to make a positive impression on an audience of millions. More critically, however, the debate allowed front-runner Hillary Clinton to boost her standing among […]

HUFFPOLLSTER: Bernie Sanders Wins Focus Groups And Social Media, But Hillary Clinton Wins Post Debate Polls

DEMOCRATIC VOTERS GIVE CLINTON DEBATE WIN – HuffPollster: “Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate on CNN did what debates usually do, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. It allowed the two leading candidates to make a positive impression on an audience of millions. More critically, however, the debate allowed front-runner Hillary Clinton to boost her standing among […]

‘Enough of the Emails!’ Will Help Bernie Sanders Surpass Hillary Clinton in National Polls

Simply answering questions without being able to dodge contentious issues doesn’t account for a win, nor does it make a candidate “presidential,” “polished” or poised. The standard in American politics has been set lower than ever before, especially when a candidate’s correspondents are being investigated by the FBI and other intelligence agencies, yet some observers […]

‘Enough of the Emails!’ Will Help Bernie Sanders Surpass Hillary Clinton in National Polls

Simply answering questions without being able to dodge contentious issues doesn’t account for a win, nor does it make a candidate “presidential,” “polished” or poised. The standard in American politics has been set lower than ever before, especially when a candidate’s correspondents are being investigated by the FBI and other intelligence agencies, yet some observers […]

‘Enough of the Emails!’ Will Help Bernie Sanders Surpass Hillary Clinton in National Polls

Simply answering questions without being able to dodge contentious issues doesn’t account for a win, nor does it make a candidate “presidential,” “polished” or poised. The standard in American politics has been set lower than ever before, especially when a candidate’s correspondents are being investigated by the FBI and other intelligence agencies, yet some observers […]

Iranian Americans Ask Hillary Clinton to Clarify Offensive Democratic Debate Comment. Is She Implying She’s My Enemy?

My last name is Iranian. I was born and raised Catholic in the USA to parents of northern European heritage. After I divorced my Iranian (now ex) husband, I kept my last name. Because I was married to an Iranian, I became an automatic citizen of Iran, formerly known as Persia, and for a time, […]

Why Hillary Clinton Is Right on the TPP

In last night’s debate among Democratic presidential candidates, moderator Anderson Cooper criticized Hillary Clinton’s opposition to the recently concluded “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP) as mere “political expediency.” Along with her opposition to the massive new trade deal, Cooper mentioned a few other issues on which Clinton’s views have supposedly “evolved” over the last few decades and […]

Why Hillary Clinton Is Right on the TPP

In last night’s debate among Democratic presidential candidates, moderator Anderson Cooper criticized Hillary Clinton’s opposition to the recently concluded “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP) as mere “political expediency.” Along with her opposition to the massive new trade deal, Cooper mentioned a few other issues on which Clinton’s views have supposedly “evolved” over the last few decades and […]

Three Surprising Things I Learned Writing a Book About Hillary Clinton

The first Democratic presidential debate for the 2016 election is almost upon us and cable news coverage has been parsing and pontificating and engaging in the usual punditry, especially on these questions — exactly how will Hillary Clinton do in the debate and what can she say to start convincing those voters who are on […]

Three Surprising Things I Learned Writing a Book About Hillary Clinton

The first Democratic presidential debate for the 2016 election is almost upon us and cable news coverage has been parsing and pontificating and engaging in the usual punditry, especially on these questions — exactly how will Hillary Clinton do in the debate and what can she say to start convincing those voters who are on […]

Three Surprising Things I Learned Writing a Book About Hillary Clinton

The first Democratic presidential debate for the 2016 election is almost upon us and cable news coverage has been parsing and pontificating and engaging in the usual punditry, especially on these questions — exactly how will Hillary Clinton do in the debate and what can she say to start convincing those voters who are on […]

Three Surprising Things I Learned Writing a Book About Hillary Clinton

The first Democratic presidential debate for the 2016 election is almost upon us and cable news coverage has been parsing and pontificating and engaging in the usual punditry, especially on these questions — exactly how will Hillary Clinton do in the debate and what can she say to start convincing those voters who are on […]

For Hillary Clinton, History Could Repeat Itself On The Debate Stage

WASHINGTON — The first debate of the Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday evening presents an opportunity for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to shore up her support among progressives and cement her status as the field’s front-runner. But a review of the primary debates Clinton participated in in 2007 and 2008, the last time […]

Hillary Clinton Is About To Get Two Key Chances To Quiet Her Skeptics

WASHINGTON — The next two weeks will provide Hillary Clinton with two of her best chances yet to distinguish herself from her presidential primary opponents and put to rest lingering concern over the private email server she used while secretary of state. The first chance comes Tuesday, when five Democratic candidates face off in Las Vegas for their first debate. […]

Go Ahead, Back Hillary Clinton and Forget All About Her Record

Go ahead and support Hillary Clinton, those of you for whom having the first female president is the top priority. She is by far preferable to Carly Fiorina, though of course no match for likely Green Party candidate Jill Stein (I know: You want to win). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a principled and electable person, is […]

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Reform Plan Is A Rebuke To The Obama Administration

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton on Thursday detailed her plans to crack down on risky Wall Street behavior, delivering a sharp rebuke to the Obama administration’s weak enforcement against financial misconduct. But the candidate stopped short of calling to break up big banks, drawing a clear contrast with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), her top rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. […]

Ezra Klein: Hillary ‘An Extraordinary Policy Mind’ Undermined By Her Own ‘Politically Convenient Policy Changes’

In 2008, Hillary Clinton was running against an inexperienced, untested young senator named Barack Obama. Clinton was known as one of the most serious policy wonks to ever run for president, and her network included most of Democratic Party’s top policy staff, many of whom had worked directly for her or her husband.   — […]

Hillary: Vast or Half-Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

On January 27, 1998, Hillary Clinton appeared on the Today show and stated, “The great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.” In the current presidential campaign, […]

Hillary: Vast or Half-Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

On January 27, 1998, Hillary Clinton appeared on the Today show and stated, “The great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.” In the current presidential campaign, […]

Hillary: Vast or Half-Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

On January 27, 1998, Hillary Clinton appeared on the Today show and stated, “The great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.” In the current presidential campaign, […]

Hillary Clinton: I Learn Something About Myself From ‘SNL’ Impersonations

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is excited to appear on “Saturday Night Live” this week, but wouldn’t say whether she prefers Amy Poehler or Kate McKinnon‘s impersonations of her more. While Clinton said that she was more familiar with Poehler’s impressions of her, she added that she looked forward to seeing more of McKinnon’s. She […]

Dear Hillary: A Letter From a Should-Be Fan

Dear Hillary, I should be your biggest fan. I grew up in a clan of strong, scrappy, determined, working women. That I was born to a single mother was never portrayed to me as an obstacle I would need to overcome. Nor was the fact that I am female. The message I got, loud and […]

Hillary Clinton: We Should Heed The Pope’s Message On Climate Change

Former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton praised Pope Francis for bringing his message of compassion to Congress, pressing the United States to “heed his message” and take action on climate change. In a Friday op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter, the Democratic presidential candidate said “there’s no time to waste” in the fight to curb […]

Hillary Clinton: We Should Heed The Pope’s Message On Climate Change

Former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton praised Pope Francis for bringing his message of compassion to Congress, pressing the United States to “heed his message” and take action on climate change. In a Friday op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter, the Democratic presidential candidate said “there’s no time to waste” in the fight to curb […]

Hillary Clinton: We Should Heed The Pope’s Message On Climate Change

Former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton praised Pope Francis for bringing his message of compassion to Congress, pressing the United States to “heed his message” and take action on climate change. In a Friday op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter, the Democratic presidential candidate said “there’s no time to waste” in the fight to curb […]

Hillary Clinton Shuts Down Ben Carson Comments On Muslim President Eligibility

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined the chorus of 2016 hopefuls criticizing neurosurgeon Ben Carson for saying he would not support a Muslim becoming president. Clinton, like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), invoked the Constitution in a tweet Monday, debunking Carson’s point that Islam is incompatible with the Constitution and the American presidency. Can a Muslim be […]

A Response to Hillary Clinton’s ‘To Latinos, I Stand With You’ Op-Ed

Last week Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton issued an op-ed saying “to Latinos, I stand with you.” In her statement, she singled out Jorge Ramos, Dolores Huerta, Pat Mora, and others, including me, saying “I stand with Maria Hinojosa, who founded the Futuro Media Group to tell stories of the overlooked and underrepresented.” It’s good to […]

Hillary Clinton Has ‘No Interest’ In Running Negative Ads Against Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she had “no interest” in running negative television ads against her main rival for the nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).  CBS News’ “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson had asked Clinton whether she would pledge to refrain from running such ads.  “I want this to […]

Hillary Clinton Calls On United States To Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on the United States to accept significantly more Syrian refugees than it already has in an interview Sunday.  President Barack Obama has instructed his administration to be prepared to admit at least 10,000 refugees, but advocates for refugees have said that is an insufficient number to deal with […]

Activists Are Ready For Hillary… To Say Something About Keystone XL

Anti-Keystone XL protesters are getting very anxious for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to weigh in on the proposed pipeline. Though Clinton was secretary of state when the Obama administration began considering whether to grant a permit for the massive pipeline from Canada to Texas, she has been tight-lipped about it on the campaign trail. […]

Democrats Shun Hillary at Their Peril

California governor Jerry Brown and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley have said publicly what a bevy of Democratic party officials have said privately. And that’s that they are worried about, have misgiving about, or are outright hostile to Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate. This doesn’t even count the legions of Democrats who fervently back […]

Hillary Clinton, NASA Scientist Rally Around Muslim Teen Arrested For Homemade Clock

Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old high school student who was arrested Monday after he brought a homemade clock to school, has a whole lot of support behind his innovative spirit, including a presidential candidate and a rocket scientist. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on the event, which some have called blatant Islamophobia, telling Mohamed […]

Hillary Is Sorry and Is Fighting Back — for What and Against Whom?

The great email saga is over! Mrs. Clinton is sorry for not keeping two email accounts — a personal one and a business one. Fine, thank goodness that “serious” matter is out of the way so we can turn to the lesser issues of persistent racial hatred in too many law enforcement venues (more below), […]

Chelsea Clinton Says Hillary Already Wants More Grandkids

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said she’s already gotten requests from her mother for more grandchildren, less than one year after the birth of Chelsea’s first daughter. “She was very public about wanting a grandchild, and it’s been such a joy to see her as a grandmother,” Clinton said of her […]

Hillary Clinton Was Totally Free To Delete Personal Emails, DOJ Claims

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would have had the authority to delete personal emails even if she had used a government email address, instead of her own private server, government lawyers argued this week. Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing, first reported by Buzzfeed and The Washington Times, that there was “no […]

Humanizing Hillary: The Endless Quest

“Message: I’m spontaneous.” — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the […]

After 9/11, Bernie Sanders Voted Against Iraq. Hillary Clinton Calls Her Vote a ‘Mistake’

After 9/11, Americans and the Democratic Party needed someone to stand up to the Bush Administration. We needed a true two-party system that offered a choice between invading Iraq and containing Saddam in the manner we had done for over a decade. Instead, leading Democrats sided with neoconservative Republicans, primarily because 72% of Americans supported […]

Why I’m Sticking With Hillary Clinton

Everybody seems to want the perfect hero, someone they can believe is ideologically pure. But when it comes to politics I think that’s where we often make our greatest mistake. Politicians are not heroes, they are flawed human beings just like the rest of us. No one, absolutely no one, is perfect. Yet the expectation […]

Joe Biden Gets A Poll Bump As Hillary Clinton’s Lead Weakens

Vice President Joe Biden has not announced a run for president, yet he’s up 10 percentage points from one month ago in a new national poll, while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has taken a 10-point drop.  A Monmouth University poll released Tuesday finds that Clinton’s support has dropped to 42 percent among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters; at […]

What Is a Women’s Issue, Hillary?

I attended Hillary Clinton’s campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Saturday September 5, where she kicked off her “Women for Hillary” campaign. There is no doubt Hillary Clinton is a polished speaker. And America is in desperate need for a female voice in the Oval office. And if applying for the job of being […]

Hillary Clinton To Appear On ‘The Tonight Show’

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will sit down with Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” on Sept. 16. The appearance will be Clinton’s first on a late-night talk to since announcing her candidacy. According to the New York Times, Clinton will also appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday. An ABC interview with Clinton is […]

Hillary Clinton: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is A ‘Global Crisis’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the United States should help to address the Syrian refugee crisis, but added that a much larger global response was needed to resolve the issue. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, whether the U.S. should raise its quota for Syrian […]

Hillary Clinton Backs Bill That Would Ban ‘Golden Parachutes’ For Wall Street Bankers

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced her support Monday for legislation that would ban “golden parachutes” for private sector employees, like Wall Street bankers, who take jobs with the federal government.  The Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act, which is sponsored in the Senate by Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and in the House by Elijah Cummings […]

How Should the Nonreligious Feel About Hillary Clinton?

With the 2016 presidential race fully underway, the growing population of nonreligious voters across the country is deciding who to support. While Donald Trump remains the most talked-about candidate, the clear frontrunner nationally and in many of the upcoming primaries is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. At first glance, Clinton appears to be a […]

Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer Defends Her Use of Personal Email

Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account for conducting State Department business followed both federal rules in place at the time and the practice of some of her predecessors, her lawyer says. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may […]

Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer Defends Her Use of Personal Email

Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account for conducting State Department business followed both federal rules in place at the time and the practice of some of her predecessors, her lawyer says. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may […]

Martin O’Malley Explains How He’d Expand Social Security As Progressives Wait On Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Friday that he would expand Social Security benefits and lift the payroll tax cap on the wealthy if elected president, as progressives wait to see whether the candidate he’s trying to catch up to, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will offer a similarly ambitious proposal.  O’Malley’s plan […]

Women Who Have Run For President Know What Hillary Clinton And Carly Fiorina Are In For

WASHINGTON — When Democrat Pat Schroeder explored a run for president in 1987, she encountered plenty of people who were excited that she could become the first woman in the Oval Office.  But Schroeder, who was then a congresswoman from Colorado, nevertheless had trouble raising money. Those same supporters didn’t think she could actually pull it off. […]

Hillary Clinton’s Keystone Crisis

Hillary Clinton’s pipeline problem started in earnest this July 28, when Bruce Blodgett, a retired software engineer, asked Clinton about her position on Keystone XL during a town hall forum in Nashua, New Hampshire. The video of Clinton’s response is painful to watch, in part because it’s so emblematic of the cautiousness and doublespeak that […]

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton Need Political Viagra

For weeks now, the pundits have asked the same stupid questions and made the same stupid predictions. Every day I keep hearing that Donald Trump is just a reality TV star and a clown and going to say something so outrageous that he’s going to flame out. Not gonna happen. He’s a rumbling volcano of […]

Here’s The Problem With Hillary Clinton’s Email Explanation

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org.  Hillary Clinton gave an odd — and factually inaccurate — account of how the controversy over her email habits as secretary of state mushroomed into a public spectacle. Clinton chalked it up to her pride in her work at the State Department and her desire for government transparency. […]

Hillary Clinton Continues To Distance Herself From Her Husband’s Crime Policies

WASHINGTON — A week after meeting with Black Lives Matter activists in New Hampshire, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attempted on Tuesday to defend her husband’s record on criminal and racial justice, while also acknowledging that the policies had disproportionately affected minorities.  Under former President Bill Clinton, the black prison population grew over 50 percent as violent […]

Hillary Needs a Vision

In recent days, the commentariat has made much out of the fact that news about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server has drowned out the policy proposals she has unveiled. These proposals indeed deserve public attention. However, they also reveal one of her campaign’s great weaknesses: its tendency to treat the public as […]

Critique of Hillary From Bernie Supporters Shouldn’t Lead to the Phrase ‘You Sound Like A Republican!’

There’s a civil war of ideas occurring within the Democratic Party, primarily between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Like most people voting for the Vermont Senator in 2016, I’ve drawn a clear line in the sand between Clinton and Sanders. My latest Cleveland Plain Dealer article is tilted Bernie Sanders can win and […]

I Really Am Still Undecided Between Bernie and Hillary

In some ways I envy those of you who feel certain in your choice. I’m just not there yet. And I doubt I’m the only one, even on this site. On what basis is this undecided voter going to decide? That’s what this post is about. At the heart of the matter, I’m a liberal. […]

Hillary Clinton Breaks With Obama Over Arctic Drilling

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has agreed with the vast majority of President Barack Obama’s policies, but in a Tweet on Tuesday she expressed her disapproval with one: letting Shell drill for oil in the Arctic.  Clinton had previously said she was “skeptical” and had “doubts” as to whether the Obama administration should have […]

Black Lives Matter Releases Video Of Closed-Door Meeting With Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON — Newly released video of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private meeting with Black Lives Matter activists in New Hampshire last week shows a testy exchange between Clinton and the activists. “This is and has always been a white problem of violence. There’s not much that we [black people] can do to stop the […]

Hillary Clinton Can’t Ignore Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton ought to be concerned. Even though the Clinton campaign has certainly been aware of the significant and passionate left-wing populism within the Democratic Party, the campaign has merely underestimated and, for far too long, sidelined the substantial and growing support of Bernie Sanders. The Vermont Senator and self-professed democratic socialist, Sanders has been […]

Hillary Clinton Wants To Improve Social Security Benefits For Women, Low-Income Seniors

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton has told the AFL-CIO she wants to improve Social Security benefits for women and lower-income seniors, offering a glimpse of the Democratic presidential front-runner’s thinking on a topic she has rarely addressed on the campaign trail. In a questionnaire on labor issues from April that has not […]

Jeb and Hillary: Prisoners of History?

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Hillary Clinton’s time is now: sexists, purists, and a phony email scandal won’t stop her

The far-right thinks sexist attacks on Hillary will stop her. The far-left think attacking her for not being a purist will. Some think a phony email scandal will. Perhaps the FBI should be looking at how President Obama’s emails have been hacked, OPM has been hacked, the Joints Chiefs of Staff’s emails were hacked, but […]

Support for Iraq War Still Haunts Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy

Originally posted Aug. 4, 2015 in NCR Today More than a dozen years later, Hillary Clinton is still being haunted by her decision to break with the majority of her Congressional Democratic colleagues and vote in favor of President George W. Bush’s call to authorize the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Clinton is the […]

Hillary Clinton: Brilliant, Passionate and Trustworthy

Hillary Clinton understands different times require different solutions. She has lived her life by a set of principles and convictions formed as a young woman who learned from her mother when life presents you with challenges you must work hard to overcome them to thrive. The convictions and principles she learned at an early age […]