Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

Of course Hillary isn't a name that's new or unfamiliar to anyone, since she has already served two terms as co-president.  But now her goal is to the the President of the United States, officially and without taking a back seat to anyone.  With that in mind, it's time to learn more about her.

Nobody expects that if Hillary Clinton is elected as President, Bill Clinton will sit in the car and wait for her to get finished with it.  They will serve again as co-presidents.  The people who denigrated the Bush father-and-son team in the White House as a "dynasty" are keeping silent about the Clinton husband-and-wife team.

The Clintons come as a two-for-one package deal.  When one is president, the other is co-president.  Hillary's campaign should be seen for what it is:  an attempted end-run around the Constitution to allow Bill Clinton to serve an illegal third term.

It's hard to imagine a hard-core leftist like Hillary ("It Takes a Village") Clinton becoming the President of the U.S., but with the help of the news media — the news media that only reluctantly reports about the Clintons' many scandals — it is within the range of possibility.

For a while, it appeared that Hillary's biggest obstacle was going to be the Norman Hsu scandal.  But that issue has quickly disappeared from the headlines.  More recently, the Clintons reluctantly released their tax returns, which paint a picture of just another ultra-rich limousine liberal who pretends to be the champion of the little guy.

Also please note that I don't intend this to be an ad hominem attack on Mrs. Clinton, necessarily — I would like to say that it is her platform that I oppose.  At the same time, it is appropriate to call attention to her inability to give a straight, honest answer to even the simplest question.  That's called chicanery.  Very simply, it means that she can't be trusted.

Subsections on this page:
The launch of the 2016 campaign
The re-launch of the 2016 campaign
Hillary's use of astroturf
Scripted campaign events using pre-arranged shills and audience plants
Hillary announces her socialist economic agenda, July 13, 2015
The rest of Hillary's platform, and this year's Democratic Party platform
Intra-party politics and friction
A vast left-wing conspiracy against Bernie Sanders
Huma Abedin
Bill and Hillary work as a team:  when you vote for one, you get the other.

Related topics on other pages:
Benghazi
Hillary Clinton's secret email servers
Hillary Clinton's performance as Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton's cloud of corruption
Hillary Clinton's Disqualifications for Public Office
Hillary Clinton's Dishonesty
Hillary Clinton's Scandals
Media bias in Hillary Clinton's favor



The launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign

Introduction by The Editor:
Hillary's long-anticipated presidential campaign was launched on or about April 13, 2015, incorporating a few bizarre features:  A giant van named Scooby, which reminds me more of the van used on the old NBC show, Ironside, a logo that looks a lot like the Cuban flag, and a series of carefully astroturfed public appearances that nobody cared about.  The rollout of the Hillary campaign generated almost no favorable press and was quickly overshadowed by a series of emerging scandals.

Expect even more executive power grabs from Hillary.  Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign launch was meant to present a different side of Hillary — a softer, more humble, less power-hungry version of the candidate.  The "Scoobie" van road trip to Iowa portrayed Hillary as the everywoman, interested only in You.  Hillary was trying to shift the public's attention away from her scandal-ridden days in Arkansas and as first lady, her Wall Street connections, the Clinton Foundation's questionable fundraising and her role as diplomatic field general for a disastrous foreign policy.  Clinton's campaign not only wanted to leave the old Hillary behind, but to distance her from President Obama as well.

The Clintons' Criminal Board of Trustees.  [Scroll down]  Hillary Clinton, of course, is the increasingly radical now 67-year-old presidential candidate who in 2008 somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of what for years before had seemed to pundits far and wide like an "inevitable" victory.  She is the unceasingly devious, condescending plutocrat who at the launch of her 2016 campaign told the American people, "Everyday Americans need a champion.  I want to be that champion."

Hillary Clinton's candidacy could sink.  Sometimes the idea of a thing is much better than the thing itself.  Take the Titanic, for example, or Hillary Clinton's campaign for president.  During the all-important conceptual phase, both benefited from an aura of invincibility — which is a great thing to have, until you meet your iceberg.

Hill and Bill can't hide from shady deals exposed in 'Clinton Cash'.  The Clintons have been playing the political press for idiots.  Revealing what they've been up to took a little bit of work.  It wasn't obvious.  While Bill Clinton was giving a speech about fighting AIDS in Africa, or about educating girls in Asia, reporters simply regurgitated the press release.  They didn't ask:  Who's that shady guy standing next to Bill?  What are his interests?  How much money has he given to, or raised for, Bill, Hillary and their foundation?  And what favorable treatment did the shady guy subsequently receive from Hillary?  When you're a political reporter, complexity is boring.  Curiosity takes work.  Asking questions and looking up information can lead to dead ends.

Does Bill Clinton Not Want Hillary to be President?  I think there is some secret, dark part of Bill Clinton — not that he actually has many "secret" dark parts, but stick with me here — that does not want his wife to be president.  How else can one explain how this most sublime of politicians seems to do everything possible to destroy her chances?  He constructed a shady charity/business empire when he knew full well she would run for president.  He helped screw up her 2008 effort with some dumb remarks about race.  The most recent unforced Bill Clinton error is his revival on the Today show this morning of the "We were so poor" theme, which Hillary already took for a test flight and crash landed with a few weeks ago.

Hillary Clinton's insultingly vapid video.  The more I watch Hillary Clinton's announcement video, the less I like it. [...] For one, the video was relentlessly, insultingly vapid — a Verizon commercial without the substance.  "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in what passed for a meaty message.  "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion."  Seriously, this makes Ronald Reagan's gauzy "It's Morning Again in America" commercial look like a Brookings Institution seminar on economic policy.

Hillary Clinton: The candidate of meh.  Hillary Clinton's campaign launch video (no big speech among the little people for her) seems at first like a commercial for Target.  It ends up with a message about — what, exactly?  That all these people who are getting on with their lives just fine somehow need Clinton to be their champion.  Her website is long on biographical information, short on policy positions.  ThinkProgress actually proposed some "economic policies Hillary Clinton could use to energize voters," since Clinton currently has none of her own.

Our fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour.  Republicans critiquing this comedy should not get too cocky.  A recent Rasmussen poll, taken in the wake of the email scandal, showed that 57% of Americans likely to vote think Hillary will be our next president.  That kind of certainty can become self-fulfilling, causing people to withhold donations and stay home on voting day.  Republicans have to work much harder than they may think to turn this around.

Our fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour.  No one in their right mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake.  If Hillary's advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.

Big: Hillary debuts new, even gayer campaign logo.  Offhand I can't think of another major Democratic politician who arrived later to the cause of legalizing same-sex marriage by judicial decree than Hillary Clinton, and of course somehow she's the party's prohibitive frontrunner for the nomination anyway.  The more I think about it, the more I think that's an even bigger lefty hypocrisy than letting Obama off the hook for opposing SSM on the trail in 2008.  For every other gay person and Democratic pol in the universe, years-long steadfast support for legalized gay marriage is an absolute litmus test for the base's support [...]

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.  More specifically, it is time for all Democrats to start thinking of candidates other than Hillary Clinton, and of building a bench up as quickly as possible, using all possible twigs.  It's not just that the "one hand clapping" plan of running a non-incumbent without opposition was always problematic.  It's that this particular candidate is not only scandal-prone but a bad politician.  On a meet-and-greet tour she went to Chipotle without talking to anyone, met "everyday people" who were liberal activists, parked her van in a space reserved for the handicapped and unveiled a logo that looks like the directions to the emergency room, where her campaign may be headed.

The Other Clinton Foundation Scandal.  In the wake of revelations about the curious timing between donations to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and favorable policies during Hillary's tenure as secretary of state, the foundation has admitted to making a couple bookkeeping "mistakes" involving foreign donations.  But the foundation, the Clintons and their phalanx of defenders all insist there's absolutely no evidence of any quid pro quo.  If that's the case, just what were these foreigners donating money for?

Clinton Foundation follies starting to roil the left.  To hear Hillary Rodham Clinton's aides and supporters tell it, questions about her family foundation's fund-raising while she was secretary of state are "nothing more than a tangled web of conspiracy theories" by Republican operatives.  Sorry:  The steady flow of disturbing news has concern growing in Democratic circles.  That's likely one reason the foundation's acting CEO, Maura Palley, released a long statement admitting "mistakes" that she insisted were mostly minor clerical errors.

Granny Clinton Ditches 'Common American' Ruse, Flies 1st-Class Back to DC.  She must have been seething to have to drag her baggage (and boy howdy, does this woman have baggage) through Logan Airport under the glare of television cameras and gazes of the average schlubs.  This woman has spent the better past of the past quarter century flying on Air Force One or private jets and now she has to lower herself to fly commercial.

Scooby hits the road at 92 MPH!  Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's security detail led a handful of journalists on two lengthy high-speed chases to homes of influential Democrats on Monday [4/20/2015].  Her lone official appearance on her first day in New Hampshire was a carefully stage-managed small-business roundtable in Keene.  But a lunchtime visit to a main-street bakery and two more appointments later in the day were off-the-books and under the public's radar.  If police radar had been engaged, however, it would have clocked Hillary's signature black conversion van — 'Scooby', for the uninitiated — hitting 92 mph in a driving rainstorm on Interstate 89, where the top speed limit is 65.  No one in the motorcade displayed flashing lights or blasted a siren.

Voters, Hillary doesn't have time for you.  So it looks like Hillary Clinton's idea of a "listening" tour is strictly invitation only.  Just ask the good people of Keene, N.H., a liberal hamlet where a half-dozen workers at a business hand-picked by Clinton's campaign made the cut.  But dozens of unscreened voters standing outside in the rain?  Sorry, Hillary won't be "listening" to you.

Hillary Clinton Flies First Class Back to Washington.  With her first campaign trip drawing to a close, Hillary Clinton traded the Scooby road-trip van for a first-class airplane seat to make the trip back to Washington.  The Democratic presidential candidate flew from Boston's Logan Airport to Ronald Reagan National Airport on Tuesday night [4/21/2015], sitting in row one of the U.S. Airways' first-class section.

All Aboard the (Magical) Mystery Machine.  Hillary Clinton's giant, unmarked black van meandered out of Chappaqua after her announcement video, barreling down the highway into a place a Clinton has seldom seen:  the heartland.  Shielded by Secret Service agents, accompanied by senior staff, and armed with the comforting knowledge that, once in Iowa, she'd be meeting with people as rich as she is, Hillary Clinton embarked on her quest to become one of the "little people."  She stopped for gas that she didn't pump, and ordered lunch from the crosstabs of a demographic poll.  She met with hand-selected Real Americans and failed to notice tip jars in minimum wage restaurants, and though she once tried to make a populist point about CEO wages, couldn't locate a credit card in her wallet that wasn't already registered with her aide.

In N.H., 'accessible' Hillary Clinton ignores supporters.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has vowed to be "accessible" to New Hampshire voters, left many of her rain-soaked supporters here high and dry when she sped in and out of a public meeting without so much as a hello.  "It should have been advertised that we're not allowed to see her," said Keene resident Michelle Isabelle.

Our fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour.  No one in their right mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake.  If Hillary's advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.

Government by Google.  It was a mainstream media asking no questions that inflicted a Marxist president on an unsuspecting West in 2008, but it is Google that is keeping him there, and Google which is making the election of Hillary Clinton in 2016 all but inevitable.  As much as half of the U.S. population so fervently wishes otherwise, America-hating Marxists in office are there to stay, courtesy of the airtight power bestowed upon them by the most arrogant, powerful and influential company on earth:  Google.

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Hillary's Campaign Logo And The Left's Love Affair With Communist Cuba.  Hillary Clinton's logo has been taking its share of lumps since she unveiled it Sunday [4/11/2015].  Some say it looks like a hospital sign.  Or the Twin Towers.  Or just plain ugly.  We can see that.  But we'd agree with those who say it looks as though it was inspired by the Cuban flag.  Not just because of the visual similarities — the blue stripes and red arrows pointing right — but because it doesn't take a big or surprising leap to make a connection between the two.


Hillary's Antiseptic Campaign: No Contact With the Riff Raff.  Hillary's famous "Listening Tour" started off just as I figured it would.  She stopped at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids to discuss education and how to make it more affordable.  The visit was good for Hillaryphiles, who have no problem overlooking that Hillary has no record of accomplishments and a long history of dishonesty and failure.  That she is running a campaign solely based on the fact that she's a woman.  (Really?)  But to come into contact with Hillary, you must pretend her record matches her rhetoric.  You can't let on you know that she accepts millions of dollars from countries where women are treated like possessions and extreme cruelty is common.  You must also overlook Hillary's long record of paying women significantly less than men.

Keeping Hillary Under Wraps — Don't Open 'Til Election Day.  Hillary is touring Iowa in a van that resembles Scott Brown's truck or even Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine less than a vehicle used to transport very important people and tie up traffic via a motorcade.  What could have less of a common touch than inspecting the peasants through tinted windows while sitting in the backseat of a chauffeured car?

Hillary doesn't have just one Mystery Machine; she has TWO (and a motorcade) to meet 'ordinary' Americans.  Hillary Clinton's security detail arrived at a suburban Des Moines, Iowa fruit processing company on Tuesday [4/14/2015] with an added vehicle — a second Scooby.  After her signature oversize black Chevy conversion van dropped her off at Capitol Fruit Company in Norwalk, Iowa, a visually identical GMC van drove up to the building with a nearly identical Secret Service escort vehicle.  Both armored vehicles have raised roofs, deep-tinted windows and New York license plates.

Hillary's Campaign Is Even Creepier Than You Think.  Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Hillary declared in her announcement video, which looked suspiciously like a 1990's Mentos commercial.  "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion."  There are several things wrong with this, so we'll start with the obvious:  Who in America older than the age of 12 wants a politician to be their "champion"?

Why is Hillary's 'Scooby' van parking in handicapped spaces?  Nothing could better represent the "rules are for little people" attitude of Hillary Clinton than cavalierly parking in parking spaces reserved for the handicapped.  But that is exactly what was captured in a video report aired by Omaha television station KETV when it covered her exit from a private meeting with local Democratic leaders in Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha.  The station's online news report made no mention of abusing the handicapped space, even though the camera clearly captured the Handicapped Parking sign where her van was parked.

Semi-Lifelike Robot, Running for 'President,' Invents Fake Family History.  That would be Hillary!, of course — a woman so dishonest and phony that she's cannot seem to the tell the truth about anything.

At her first Iowa stop, Hillary calls for constitutional limits on free speech.  You may very well have missed it.  But at her first 2016 campaign stop in Iowa Tuesday [4/14/2015], wannabe president Hillary Clinton called for a constitutional amendment if necessary to limit free speech rights granted by the Supreme Court to unions, companies and organizations donating to political campaigns.  Few might have expected the ex-Obama aide to kick off her second bid to infiltrate the Oval Office with such a proposal for fundamental change in settled American law.

Hillary Visits College, Puts 'Everyday Iowans' On Lockdown.  Hillary Clinton's effort to meet with some ordinary Iowa college students during her van tour have apparently inconvenienced those unlucky enough to be caught in her path, according to the Independent Journal Review. [...] However, while some students were meeting with Hillary, according to other students at the school, classrooms that sat along Hillary's planned walking route were put on lockdown, often leaving students stuck in classrooms until the presidential candidate was no longer nearby.

Madam Clinton descends from magical mystery van for coronation as Candidate of the People.  Granted, she has not actually steered an automobile in 19 years and quite possibly has never in her life pumped a gallon of her own gasoline, but Madam Candidate of the People is most at home with The People.

Down the Yellow Brick Road with Hillary.  The idea, I suppose, was to picture the dawning of an idyllic Clintonesque day when unflatteringly called "everyday Americans" — women, gays, the poor, single moms, workers, small business folks — would eagerly join hands with Hillary on her enlightened journey to Election Day 2016.  It was like an infomercial in which she's hawking an age-defying product:  herself.

The astonishing incompetence of Hillary's campaign rollout.  [Scroll down]  No, the source of this disaster has to be at the top, Hillary herself.  She has a reputation as imperious for good reason.  The woman who once commanded that staff in the White House not look her in the face as she walked by likes to be in charge. [...] The idea of driving a van from the East Coast out to Iowa sounds pretty good, just like lots of grandmas might do on the way to visiting family.  But an oversize, tall, shiny black van with darkened windows with a Secret Service convoy does not exactly bespeak ordinary folks.  It looks more like a monarch inspecting her domain.

No Questions, Please: Hillary Announces on Twitter.  America rejoice!  A multi-millionairess serial liar married to a multi-millionaire serial adulterer has just announced for the presidency of our country to save the middle class from impoverishment!

Clinton announces 2016 White House bid.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday officially announced her 2016 presidential campaign, ending months of speculation and anticipation about whether she would seek the Democratic nomination.  Clinton made the announcement in a YouTube video in which she says "Everybody needs a champion.  And I want to be that champion."  The roughly two-minute video begins by showing a cross-section of Americans working to get ahead before Clinton says:  "I'm doing something, too.  I'm running for president."

8 Reasons Hillary Clinton's Campaign Will Be A Train Wreck.  Hillary Clinton has announced what everyone's known for years:  She's running for the Democratic nomination for president.  Anyone not a Democratic partisan who was old enough to be mildly cognizant by the late 1990s is sighing.  After all the scandals and lies and claims of victim status, do we really need to go through all that again?

Hillary Clinton just doesn't get it:  She's already running a losing campaign.  Hillary Clinton joins the race for president today.  If you believe the leaks from her staff, and there's no reason you shouldn't, she'll do it in a video released at noon as she herself flies high above the nation in a chartered plane.  She and her top advisors, all smart people, must think it's a good idea.  It doesn't feel like one.

Liberal Politico Reporter: Clinton Campaign 'Collapsing Completely'.  Politico senior staff writer Glenn Thrush opined on Twitter that the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign was "collapsing completely" before it started, and that she "shouldn't even bother to enter the race."

Clinton's Nixonian path to office.  The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign was an act of deck-clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to process.  The former secretary of state summoned reporters to the United Nations, made a statement on Iran nuclear negotiations, then admitted deleting more than 30,000 e-mails she had deemed personal from the account she exclusively used while in office.  This was the culmination of a deliberate, multiyear end run around congressional oversight, the Freedom of Information Act and the archiving of federal records.  Documents she found inconvenient to sort while in government were convenient to destroy after leaving office.




The re-launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign
June 13, 2016

All The 'Clinton Cash' Questions Hillary Refuses to Answer.  'We need to stop the flow of secret, unaccountable money," Hillary Clinton said Saturday during her vaunted campaign "do over."  That she said this without a trace of irony is no real surprise.  Ever since the release of "Clinton Cash" — which documented the Clintons' love of secret and unaccountable money — the couple's reaction has been to pretend the scandal has nothing to do with them.

5 takeaways from Clinton's relaunch rally.  [#1] The Democratic Party is moving left fast, and she knows she needs to move with it.  Clinton's spiel was slight on specifics (she'll unveil a series of new economic initiatives in a series of speeches from July to August), but her economic-inequality rhetoric could have been comfortably uttered by the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Joseph Stiglitz, Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley.

The Clinton Foundation Reeks of Crooks, Thieves, and Hoods.  Hillary Clinton "re-launched" her floundering campaign Saturday [6/13/2015] on Roosevelt Island, formerly and fittingly known as Welfare Island.  Clinton's desperate effort to associate herself with "everyday Americans" contrasts starkly with the crooked elites with whom she and Bill normally cavort.

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Bad Signs at the Hillary Announcement.  Nobody perceives Hillary as anything more than a political animal who devotes her spare time to earning vast sums of money.  They do perceive that she is a woman, but that's not going to be enough.  And so, her political campaign kickoff redo Saturday had some bad tidings.  Her speech was fine, but no one seemed to find it really inspirational.  Her crowd was very white, and while enthusiastic, not particularly awed.  And then there was this:  [Photo]


If Republicans can't beat Hillary, they should disband the party.  Hillary Clinton certainly has a flair for the ironic.  "There may be some new voices in the Republican presidential choir," Clinton observed in Saturday's re-annoucement that she was running for president.  "But they're all singing the same old song — a song called 'Yesterday.'"  Clinton was accusing Republicans of being trapped in the past in the same speech that she began by referencing a speech Franklin Roosevelt gave in 1941.  And in doing so, she quoted a song the Beatles released in 1965 — before Republicans Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal had even been born.

Hillary Wraps Her Arms Around Obama and Liberals in Kickoff Speech.  Excoriating Republicans who embrace "trickle-down economics" and hailing a handful of Democratic presidents, one her husband and another who ended her presidential dream seven years ago, Hillary Clinton delivered a campaign kickoff speech today that demonstrated she will wholeheartedly embrace, rather than avoid, President Obama's two terms in office.

'Clinton Cash' author on all the questions Hillary won't answer.  'We need to stop the flow of secret, unaccountable money," Hillary Clinton said Saturday during her vaunted campaign "do over."  That she said this without a trace of irony is no real surprise.  Ever since the release of "Clinton Cash" — which documented the Clintons' love of secret and unaccountable money — the couple's reaction has been to pretend the scandal has nothing to do with them.  Appearing on CNN, Bill Clinton claims that the millions the Clintons made from speeches paid for by foreign individuals and entities who had business before Hillary's State Department were innocent and coincidental.

Hillary Clinton wants to take from the rich and give to the poor.  It was a dramatic do-over of her April 12 Twitter announcement that she was running for the White House for a second time.  Since that launch, her campaign has struggled amid revelations that her family's Clinton Foundation accepted questionable donations, suspicions over her use of private e-mail while secretary of state, and criticism she was ducking questions from the press and public.

Hillary Relaunches Campaign All Over Again.  The second and all-new launch happened today on New York's Roosevelt Island which, ironically, used to be called Welfare Island.  Attendees were told to expect 'airport style security' for the event.  Luckily for Mrs. Clinton's staff, it doesn't look like they had to worry about crowd overflow.

Hillary Campaign Launch Features Staffer That Said 'F U Republicans'.  A top Hillary Clinton campaign official addressed potential volunteers at Clinton's Roosevelt Island campaign launch event Saturday, despite his verifiable hatred of Republicans and membership in an anti-GOP "mafia."  Marlon Marshall, director of political engagement for the Clinton campaign, spoke at the rally where he discussed volunteer sign up numbers and pro-Hillary house parties underway in key early states.  Marshall previously served as President Obama's deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, a baldly political agency overseen by senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Hillary Clinton plays it safe during campaign kick-off in New York, catering to Democratic core.  She catered to her party's core on gay rights, better early childhood education, paid family leave, cutting student loan debt and upending the key Supreme Court decision on campaign finance.  There was nothing especially provocative, even in proposing greater worker share of profits.  And she tried to have it both ways on energy:  calling for more clean energy and the extraction of fossil fuels.

Clinton says immigrants deserve citizenship, 'not second class status,' during NYC speech.  While she didn't go in to specifics during her 45-minute speech, Clinton did say that law abiding immigrants should be offered a path to citizenship, "not second class status," and criticized her Republican counterparts for supporting stricter immigration measures.  "They want to put immigrants who work hard and pay taxes at risk of deportation," Clinton said to the crowd of a few thousand people gathered in New York City.

Pantsuit power: Hillary wants to take from the rich.  "Prosperity can't be just for CEOs and hedge-fund managers. Democracy can't just be for billionaires and corporations," Clinton declared to 5,500 fans under blue skies at Four Freedoms Park. It was a dramatic do-over of her April 12 Twitter announcement that she was running for the White House for a second time.

Welcome to Hillary Island, a Pleasant Little Police State.  Clinton formally declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination almost exactly a month ago, in April, with a 2:15 video.  "Everyday Americans need a champion," she said then.  "And I wanna be that champion."  Since that time, Clinton has not been heard from much as she has traveled around, talking to some voters and ignoring questions from the media and trying to seem as normal as possible despite being anything but.

Hillary Clinton campaigns to be Obama 3.0.  Please welcome to the presidential race the latest version of the Democratic front-runner:  Ms. Hillary Rodham Obama!  The speech Hillary delivered Saturday on Roosevelt Island made clear her presidency would be Barack Obama's third term.  The policies she would advance as president are intended to deepen Obama's unprecedented enmeshment of the economy and the government.  Ms. Rodham Obama went through an exhaustive list of goodies her presidency would deliver to Americans.  And when I say "exhaustive," I mean exhaustive.

5 takeaways from Clinton's relaunch rally.  Hillary Clinton, who has spent most of the early campaign touting her virtues as a note-taking listener, had lots and lots to say — and then some more — during her epic 2016 kickoff speech on Roosevelt Island.  Much of it was the expected proto-State of the Union stuff — the entire last half was a policy agenda full of vague specifics ("I will rewrite the tax code so it rewards hard work and investments here at home, not quick trades or stashing profits overseas") and wonked-out data points geared to justify government investment ("eighty percent of the brain is developed by age three").

Hillary 2.0 — Clinton Announcement Long on Promises, Short on Specifics.  After two months of beta testing, working out the bugs in a campaign announced on Twitter that featured a cross-country van tour but virtually no interactions with actual reporters, the Clinton campaign relaunched Saturday with an event on Roosevelt Island in her adopted home state of New York.  The former secretary of state took the stage and evoked the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his Four Freedoms.  She name-checked the last two Democrat presidents, Barack Obama and her husband, Bill Clinton.  Then she tried to set herself apart from them.

Clinton choice of Roosevelt Island for kickoff rally sparks criticism.  The island, named after former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was chosen for the event because the Democratic frontrunner's career has been inspired by Roosevelt's belief that "America is stronger when we summon the work and talents of all Americans," according to a campaign official.  And Clinton has long considered former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt a role model, the campaign said.  But critics have raised a list of concerns including that the island is notoriously difficult to reach.

Is It Just Me or Does Hillary Talk Like a Robot?  Seriously, she does.  Not only does she pronounce the word "a" slowly and distinctly, like it's the answer to a multiple-choice question, without linking it to the words before or after, and not only does she sometimes put little pauses between each word ("it's ... America's ... basic ... bargain") or in inappropriate spots ("it's the same old ... song"), but she often puts odd stresses on words, seemingly at random:  "too many of our kids never learn as they should"; "we see far more opportunities than threats"; "fight back against those who would drive us apart."  Toward the end of her speech she began to seem a bit more natural, but for most of it, she sounded like a machine that had been programmed to synthesize speech and was still learning the fine points.

The Editor says...
There is a local news anchor here in Dallas who does the same thing — putting emphasis on exactly THE most unimportant word IN every sentence. 

Hillary Clinton, the fightingest fighter in the fight.  Whatever the differences between 1941 and 2015, Clinton decided that the Four Fights, which would be waged mostly with Republicans, would be the centerpiece of her speech and campaign.  "She wrote this speech herself," Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon told CNN after the event.  "This was very personal."

The Editor asks...
If she wrote it herself, why did it sound like she had never seen the script before?

Clinton's launch speech to focus on her mother's life.  After nearly two and a half decades in the glare of the public spotlight, Hillary Clinton will reintroduce herself on Saturday by highlighting her personal journey marked heavily by the deprivations faced by her own mother.  Starting with the story of her mother's abusive and traumatic childhood, Clinton will explain the role her family played in making her an advocate for other people, campaign officials told POLITICO, previewing the highly touted speech on New York's Roosevelt Island that will set the tone for the rest of her campaign. (

Hillary Clinton: America's Most Boring Public Speaker.  Forget that she lies incessantly and stands for virtually nothing that's discernible other than her own self-interest, Hillary Clinton is one of the most boring public speakers extant.  I have heard better speeches at high school, maybe even grammar school, graduations than HRC gave in New York Saturday in the second — or is it the third — debut speech of her campaign.  It was problem after problem, cliché after cliché until you couldn't listen anymore.  Needless to say, there wasn't a fresh idea.  No new solutions to these problems on offer, only generalities.

Hillary Relaunch to Have 'Airport Style Security'.  Security will be tight at Hillary Clinton's re-launch in New York City.  It will mimic "airport style security," according to an email from the campaign to people who have registered for the event.

Here Are the Clinton Campaign's Relaunch Talking Points.  Earlier today [6/12/2015], the Hillary Clinton campaign sent out a list of talking points for friends and allies to familiarize themselves with before tomorrow's campaign relaunch.  The talking points reveal that Bill and Chelsea Clinton are "expected to attend" but will not be speaking at tomorrow's event.  The event is considered sold out.  And the next phase of the campaign will feature Hillary telling "her story."

Hillary embarrassing herself with Roosevelt Island 're-launch' tomorrow.  Hillary Clinton's campaign comprises a bunch of clueless dolts, who don't understand symbolism at all.  The choices they have made for tomorrow's event intended to bolster a flailing effort are only digging her hole deeper.  It will be far, far more difficult to attend Hillary Clinton's campaign "re-launch" tomorrow [6/13/2015] than to vote for her, if she gets her way on voting.

Hillary hopes you'll forget her awful campaign start.  Almost exactly two months after Hillary Rodham Clinton's official announcement that she's running for President, she will give her first "official campaign announcement speech," on June 13, according to her Twitter account.  In other words, the Clinton campaign wants a do-over.  Her first rollout was the most disastrous nonfatal presidential campaign debut in modern memory, so she wants another.


Astroturf

Remember that 'Republican Woman for Clinton'? She's a healthcare lobbyist married to a Clinton operative.  Sometimes our media can be so incurious.  After Jennifer Pierotti Lim spoke at the Democratic convention last month, the New York Times interviewed her, describing her only as "the founder of the volunteer group Republican Women for Hillary."  Cosmo and the Huffington Post, to their credit, mentioned Lim's employer:  the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  None of these publications, in their positive profiles of the Clinton backer, mentioned her occupation:  Lobbyist.  A lobbyist for the largest lobbying entity in the country gets on stage to praise a presidential candidate, and her job is basically omitted from descriptions of her.  That seems odd.

Media Photoshops Crowd Image For Hillary Clinton St.  Petersburg, Florida Speech.  Remember the discussions of "optics" and trying to manufacture the perception of support for Hillary Clinton?  It's all a pretense; a fraud; a corporate media ruse.  Well, a great example comes today from "The Hill", an on-line media outlet promoting the speech of candidate Clinton.

Just like antimatter, there is such a thing as anti-astroturf:
Anti-Trump forces in Maine try to suppress attendance at rally.  Some liberal Maine residents are trying to ensure empty seats at a Donald Trump rally in Portland Thursday [8/4/2016] by registering for tickets online without any intention of attending the event.  Chris Schorr, a Portland resident, is urging Trump opponents to obtain tickets from the campaign's web site "to keep attendance low, and also to show Trump that his disgusting brand of bigoted and ignorant politics has no place in Portland or in Maine."

DNC Advertises For People To Hold Signs And Cheer At Convention.  [Scroll down]  The alleged empty seats are being caused by anti-Hillary factions being forcibly removed from the convention hall.  You know, the very same convention the Mainstream Media keeps repeating is so much more unified than the Republican Convention held last week.

Immigration and Astroturf.  What if all isn't as it seems?  What if the reality you found is completely false and contradictory to the reality you are told exists?  The stories that now predominate the news headlines in America are not actually news at all.  What passes for the news today is nothing more than carefully constructed narratives created by unseen special interests designed to manipulate your opinion while pushing an artificial agenda.  This is the essence of what veteran investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson defines as astroturf.  Attkisson explains that astroturf disguises itself as being legitimate while in actuality it's not as astroturf is a "perversion of grassroots by corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploiting the media and the internet to try and convince you [that] there's widespread support for or against an agenda when there's not."

9-Year Old Asks Hillary About Gender Pay Equity at Town Hall.  It's a pity that no regular American (a descriptor which automatically excludes 95 percent of all "professional journalists") can get close enough to Granny Catlady to ask her a serious question.  Instead, she's fielding carefully lobbed softballs from the likes of 9-year old Red Diaper Baby: [...] Heaven forbid that the Godmother of ISIS field a serious question, say, like why she lobbied for an invasion of Libya, leading to the rise of ISIS and the little matter of 20,000 "lost" missile launchers.

Hillary Clinton Offers Herself As Dinner Date Prize In TOTALLY RIGGED Sweepstakes.  After raising $45 million in the last few months by hobnobbing with hedge fund managers and wealthy elites, Hillary Clinton's newest fundraising gambit is to obtain cash by offering to eat with some specially-plucked member of the hoi polloi.  The carefully-worded language of the sweepstakes ensures that not just any old rabble can win, though.

Campaign staff drove 'ordinary' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop — including health care 'lobbyist in training'.  Hillary Clinton's astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa.  Her Tuesday morning [5/19/2015] visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton.  Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city.  Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour.

You won't believe Hillary Clinton's spin on avoiding the press.  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. [...] The vast majority of the people who have asked Clinton questions in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada were part of a pre-selected group who sat with her around a roundtable.  That's not exactly like hosting a town hall event in which none of the questions are pre-screened.  And if you look at the questions "regular" people are asking Clinton, they are not exactly the most probing of queries.

Astroturf
Mia Love Obliterates Hillary Clinton With the Stroke of a Pen.  In related Hillary news, the would-be empress held a "listening tour" on a college campus in Iowa (which means no one was allowed to ask her questions and students were actually locked in their buildings to prevent Hill from breathing the same air as the riff-raff).  Oh, and Hillary's 'unscripted' coffee shop sit-down with 'ordinary' Americans turned out to be just as phony as a jetsetter worth $200 million engaging in class warfare.


The plastic candidate with the AstroTurf campaign.  First, there was the video. The 2:19 clip hit all the touchstones:  There were blacks and whites and Hispanics and chubbies and skinnies and gays and straights and men and women (and men with men and women with women).  The quick-cut flurry sought to portray the people in the video as simply Clinton fans whom the filmmaker had skillfully tracked down and captured in off-the-cuff adoration.  But they were nothing of the kind. Instead, they were campaign volunteers for Hillary's last run, or Democratic donors.  All were approached by Team Clinton and asked to appear in the video.  And all were given scripts with exactly what to say for the seemingly "candid" video.

Clinton aide admits they screen 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events.  A Hillary Clinton campaign official explained on Monday why her presidential advisers have brought pre-screened partisans to some events promoted as an opportunity for the former secretary of state to meet with 'everyday Americans.'  Just steps away in a Keene, New Hampshire bakery, a few run-of-the-mill people decided they didn't want to be seen with her.

Campaign staff drove 'ordinary' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop.  Hillary Clinton's astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa.  Her Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton.  Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city.  Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour.

Hillary's 'everyday Americans': Democrat state campaign manager and a Martin O'Malley supporter.  Three more of Hillary Clinton's 'everyday Americans' have been revealed to have strong links to the Democrat party — including one who could be set to support a rival bid for the White House.  Julie Stauch and married couple Sean Bagniewski and Vidhya Reddy all appear in on the video announcing Clinton's 2016 bid.  They are part of a diverse group of people — from young mothers and people preparing for retirement, to Spanish-speaking brothers preparing to start a business and an Asian-American college graduate looking for her first job — chosen to show aspirational citizens as Clinton looks to speak to to wide demographic of voters.




Scripted campaign events using pre-arranged shills and audience plants:

Gee, what a coincidence on the trail with Clinton.  At a campaign forum in the [Donnellson, Iowa] fire station, a caucus site come Jan. 3, Clinton happened to be asked about her religious faith.  Practicing Methodist, she responded, adding, "I'm often asked if I'm a praying person, and I am a praying person.  My father prayed at his bedside every night and we prayed at the table over dinner."  Then, someone pointed out that Clinton's childhood Sunday-school teacher, Rosalie Bentzinger, from her Park Ridge, Ill., days, happened to be right there in the very same Iowa fire station at that same moment.  Can you believe it?  The Sunday-school teacher stood up.  Clinton rushed over.  They hugged.

Clinton staff admits planting question on college student.  A Grinnell College student says an aide for Hillary Rodham Clinton gave her a prepared question to ask the presidential candidate during a forum this week in central Iowa.  Clinton staffers acknowledge the incident but claim Clinton did not know the question had been issued when the senator called on the student during a question and answer session with the audience.

The Editor says...
I find it hard to believe that Mrs. Clinton didn't know all about it in advance, especially since it happened more than once.  Keep reading...

New 'Hill Shill' Questions.  Hillary Rodham Clinton faced more embarrassing disclosures yesterday [11/10/2007] about her staff's aggressive efforts to script her campaign appearances, as a second person came forward to claim Clinton's staff tried to use him to plant a question at a campaign event.

Is Clinton campaign too scripted?  At a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa, last week, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton peered out at the crowd of 250 people and called on a 19-year-old college student, who posed a friendly question about global warming.  The Clinton campaign insists that the New York senator chose the student at random.  If so, it turned out to be a fortuitous pick.

Hill Shill Spills All.  An Iowa college student pulled back the curtain on Hillary Rodham Clinton's stage-managed campaign stops — claiming the candidate seemed to know to call on her for a canned question at a cooked-up event that was passed off as spontaneous.  Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, 19, said a Clinton staffer waved her off the question she first wanted to ask — then produced a binder with a series of questions she could ask.  The binder, she said, had about eight questions.

Memo to Clinton staffers:  Trust your candidate or find a new one.  Does the Clinton campaign really need to twist a college kid's arm to ask Clinton a question about climate change at a climate change event? … Why would the Clinton campaign do it, especially since getting caught is so embarrassing?  Because the culture of control in presidential campaigning has gotten way out of control.

Student describes how she became a Clinton plant.  The college student who was told what question to ask at one of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign events said "voters have the right to know what happened" and she wasn't the only one who was planted.  In an exclusive on-camera interview with CNN, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, said giving anyone specific questions to ask is "dishonest," and the whole incident has given her a negative outlook on politics.

Hillary Clinton:  I'm So Glad You Asked!  America's trust in the Clintons suffered a horrible blow last week, when it was discovered that Hillary Clinton's campaign staff had planted the "spontaneous" questions being asked by audience members at an Iowa campaign event.  "They were canned," Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff (a Grinnell College student attending the performance) said of the questions that Clinton took.  In a remarkable coincidence, Clinton's answers seemed quite polished — almost prepared, really.

Clinton Aides Prompted Queries at Events.  At two campaign events in Iowa this year, aides to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton encouraged audience members to ask her specific questions, a tactic that drew criticism from an opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination and led her yesterday [11/11/2007] to promise that it would not happen again.  Mrs. Clinton, speaking to reporters in Iowa, said she was unaware that her aides had ever planted questions.

The Editor asks...
Did she promise not to do it, or never to get caught again?  And really, how much is a promise worth when it comes from Bill or Hillary Clinton?

Interview with the shill

Interview
with the unwilling audience plant.

"Diamond v. Pearl" Student Blasts CNN.  Maria Luisa, the UNLV student who asked Hillary Clinton whether she preferred "diamonds or pearls" at last night's debate wrote on her MySpace page this morning that CNN forced her to ask the frilly question instead of a pre-approved query about the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.  "Every single question asked during the debate by the audience had to be approved by CNN," Luisa writes. … "For sure, I thought I would get to ask the Yucca question that was APPROVED by CNN days in advance."

Clinton aides plant student's question.  Under the pressures of major media coverage, with polls narrowing in Iowa, campaigns can potentially control questions and coverage by planning questions ahead of time.  While no campaigns admit to this practice, at a recent Hillary Clinton campaign event in Newton, Iowa, some of the questions posed to the New York Senator were planned in advance, planting some audience members in the crowd.

So Who Was Asking Questions At That Debate?  A couple bloggers have looked into the questioners at last week's Democratic debate, and found more than a few of them have formal, professional ties to the Democratic party.  One, in fact, was political director of the Arkansas Democratic Party. … In the aftermath of the controversy over "planted" questions at Hillary events, one might think CNN would want to keep an eye on this sort of thing.

Clinton, CNN and Fall out from the Debate.  Hillary Clinton's performance at the Las Vegas debate has been overshadowed by charges of planted questions, a planted audience, and curious behavior by CNN that seemed to favor Clinton over other candidates.

Vote for Me.  I'm a Sock Puppet.  You may have seen that some Hillary Clinton "sock puppets" were recently outed on a New Hampshire blog, to the campaign's great embarrassment.  A sock puppet, for those of who you aren't immersed in blog culture, is what they call someone who pretends to be commenting as a regular voter but who is in fact posting propaganda.

Hillary's "Iron My Shirt" Protester Was Yet Another Plant.  Today at a whistle stop in Salem, New Hampshire, an alleged protester raised a sign saying "Iron My Shirt" while hollering the same idiotic slogan.  I do not know anybody in the men's movement who would resort to this level of idiocy.  I do, however, know a few individuals hitting the whistle stops with truly intelligent questions, all of whom have been hustled away literally before they could finish the question.  The way Hillary handled the situation was too smooth and prepared to be a legitimate protest.  Having worked in the entertainment business previously, I know a plant when I see one.

Hillary announces her socialist economic agenda, July 13, 2015:

Hillary: As President I Will Stop GOP's 'Mean-Spirited, Misguided Attacks' on Unions.  Monday [7/13/2015] at the New School in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said as president, she will stop the "mean-spirited" Republican "misguided attacks" on unions, which she argued have helped to increase income inequality.

Hillary Clinton Blames GOP for Everything in Economic Speech.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered an economic speech Monday morning [7/13/2015] in New York that was full of empty sound bites and predictably blamed Republicans for all of America's economic woes, ignoring any problems created by the current Democratic president, Barack Obama.  In fact, her speech was as remarkable for what Clinton didn't say as it was for what she did say.  Just like Obama, Clinton repeatedly pledged to pursue policies that increase costs both on businesses and on wage earners, without any acknowledgment of the negative impacts caused by these policies.

Hillary Clinton's 'new' economic agenda shouldn't fool anyone. It's just recycled rhetoric that hasn't worked.  Let's see: she wants more infrastructure spending, higher taxes on the foreign earnings of U.S. Corporations and hedge fund managers, a higher minimum wage, new rules to make it easier to form unions (card check), more child care subsidies, expanded paid medical leave for workers, and renewable energy subsidies.  Sound familiar?  It's more taxes, more regulatory burdens on employers, the green agenda, more government spending paid for with debt.  One looks at the list of leftist wish list priorities from yesteryear and wonders:  Hillary, is this thin grool really all you got?

Hillary Clinton's Economy Speech.  Former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president in 2016 laid out her proposed economic policy in an address to the left-leaning New School for Social Research in New York on Monday [7/13/2015].  Billed as a policy that aims to "boost the middle class," Clinton offered a hodgepodge of policy platitudes that differed little from Obama administration policies that she admits are not working.

Hillary Clinton moves sharply to left, vows wage hikes, taxes on wealthy.  Hillary Rodham Clinton moved sharply to the left Monday, promising, if elected president, she would demand pay raises for the working class, slap more taxes on the rich and increase government spending on a litany of liberal programs.  The proposals from the prohibitive favorite to be the Democratic presidential nominee appeased the party's liberal base, who long have been skeptical of the once-centrist Mrs. Clinton, and drew a stark contrast with Republicans, whose policies she blamed for past economic downturns and growing income inequality.

Hillary Clinton's Uber Speech Belongs in 1930s America.  If he is smart, the eventual Republican nominee will spend 2016 casting Clinton as the spirit animal of a washed-out and intellectually bankrupt generation that belongs nowhere near the levers of power.  If they are really smart, the broader party will make this case broadly and perpetually — and long after next year's election is over.  All political movements are guilty of nostalgia, certainly.  But few of them refuse to acknowledge their sentimentality in quite the same way as does the wing of the Democratic party to which Clinton is currently attempting to agglutinate herself.

Hillary's Trip to 1948.  Progressive" is a funny word, one that often means the opposite of what it appears to mean.  Hillary Rodham Clinton is a wanton and shameless trafficker in Nineties nostalgia, but the odd fact is that she intends to be sworn in as president in 2017 with the Democratic platform from 1948:  weaponizing the tax code for use against disfavored businesses while offering rich new subsidies for compliant corporations, raising the minimum wage, aggrandizing the micromanagerial powers of the Department of Labor, expanding our already insolvent entitlements, adding mightily to our zero-return "investments" in government-school bureaucracies and dodgy energy programs, etc.

Hillary's Tired, Demagogic Economic Proposals.  Hillary Clinton is a walking, talking cliche who spouts decades-old sound bites that were bad enough when her husband first delivered them but are painfully anachronistic today.  Same old material, same old demagoguery.


The rest of Hillary's platform, and this year's Democratic Party platform:

Expert: Hillary Clinton 'Doesn't Get' Death Tax; It Hurts Regular People More than Billionaires.  Steve Moore, an advisor on Donald Trump's tax plan and a distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, laughed at Hillary Clinton's charge that Trump's plan to terminate the federal estate tax — also called the death tax — would save his family $4 billion dollars.  "She says we're going to get $4 billion from Donald Trump on the death tax?  No you're not, you're not going to get anywhere near that," he chuckled, dismissing the claim Clinton made while campaigning in Ohio on Wednesday [8/17/2016].  "The people who tend to get killed by the death tax are not people like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Donald Trump — they have tax advisors."

Hillary Unhinged.  It's all so maladroit and ham-handed that it would be laughable if not for the stakes:  Clinton's strategy for distracting attention from her corruption and incompetence, so that she can win the White House, is an all-out attempt to re-start the Cold War (at the risk of one or more very hot wars) and resurrect Joe McCarthy between now and November.  And it just might work.  No, I can't bring myself to support Donald Trump.  But it's getting harder and harder to peg him as the distinctively harebrained, irresponsible, unhinged one in the race.

Here's How "President Hillary" Will Destroy Your Gun Rights Without Repealing The Second Amendment.  Hillary Clinton is running the first presidential campaign in the history of the United States based explicitly on the gutting of a core Constitutional and human right.  Clinton has made attacking the human right of self-defense a key part of her 2016 campaign, and if she's elected — and down-ballot Democrats manage to take control of the Senate and/or House — she's poised to be able to destroy the gun rights of American citizens in three distinct ways.
  •  Place progressive, anti-gun justices on the Supreme Court
  •  Pass bans on a wide range of common firearms
  •  repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA)

Promising More of Everything — Except for Growth.  Hillary Clinton recently laid out her plan for the economy, which boils down to more government, more spending, more taxes, more regulations and more red tape.  It translates into more debt and less growth.  Some of the most outrageous provisions of her plan are those that target U.S. corporations abroad.  To be fair, Clinton's policies are very similar to those of President Barack Obama.  They both want to prevent U.S. companies from leaving the country through a process called inversion.  They both also fundamentally misunderstand the reasons behind inversions and try to fix the perceived problem by treating the symptoms rather than the causes.

Christians in Hillary's Crosshairs.  Underpinning Hillary Clinton's political philosophy is a coercive secularism that eliminates conservative Christians from public life.  Should she win, she will not only force Christians to pay for contraceptives but also abortions.  She will treat their schools and churches as the equivalent of Bob Jones University.  She will court-martial chaplains and soldiers who don't submit to her LGBT agenda.  In effect, a governmental boycott will fall on all Christian institutions that do not conform to Hillary's secularist fiats.  Churches that don't marry homosexuals will suffer the kind of governmental ostracizing the Boy Scouts faced until they knuckled under to political correctness.  In Obama's "fundamentally transformed" America, traditional Judeo-Christian morality is defined as "un-American."  The counterculture has become the culture.  Flag-burners have become patriots.  Defenders of cop-killers "reform" police departments.  Heretics run churches.  And government becomes God.

The Changing Faith of Hillary Clinton.  When many conservatives first learned back in 2007 that I had the temerity to write a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton, especially after books on the faiths of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, they looked at me with a mix of amazement and annoyance.  Why would you do that? [...] In the time since that book was published, Clinton has completely ditched her defense of marriage, becoming gung ho not only for same-sex "marriage" but much of the "LGBTQ" agenda, which has become a major thrust of her presidential campaign.  Moreover, her abortion extremism has only gotten worse — and that's really saying something.  Hillary Clinton has plainly become a "pro-choice" fanatic.  Her support of abortion and — conversely — vilification of pro-lifers, is way over-the-top.  She has flown off the hinges.  In the process, her onetime championing of religious freedom has been devoured by her devotion to the rabid pro-choice cause.

Hillary's Big Economic Plan is an Embarrassing Display of Leftist Ignorance.  It was a powerful-sounding speech, promising to solve everyone's problems and the problems that had never occurred to them.  Jobs, lots of them, how? — Infrastructure!  Why is it always infrastructure?  If you remember, Obama was going to create all sorts of jobs in Infrastructure — "crumbling roads and bridges" — all sorts of promises of what they were going to do, and eventually Obama admitted that there didn't seem to actually be any "shovel-ready jobs." [...] Construction jobs are temporary.  That's why Obama said there weren't any "shovel-ready jobs."  We went through all this before, but Hillary wasn't paying attention, or else she doesn't care because it sounds good.

Hillary Clinton's Pro-Abortion Extremism, in Her Own Words, in Just 57 Seconds.  I write for a living, but I thoroughly understand the power of visuals — to educate, to motive, and often to enchant.  And to terrify.  A couple of days ago Gary Bauer's American Values Action PAC released a YouTube video that in a mere 57 seconds encapsulates why Hillary Clinton is (by anyone's definition not on the abortion industry's payroll) an abortion extremist.  These are Clinton's own words and they are not taken out of context.

Hillary Would Give Us a Disastrous Third Obama Term.  Democrats simply can't be honest about economic policy.  They have to demonize the wealthy to incite class warfare.  They must perpetuate and expand government dependency programs, which means creating incentives for people to remain out of the work force.  They must vilify the rich for not paying their fair share of taxes, despite the undeniable fact that upper-income earners pay far more taxes — actual and percentage — and that the lower half of income earners pay no income taxes at all.  How much "fairer" can it be for them?

Hillary Clinton's Economic Plan:  Tax-And-Spend With A Vengeance.  Hillary Clinton has big plans for the economy if she's elected president, as she made clear in her speech in economically troubled Warren, Mich., on Thursday.  It's too bad that her big plans involve only big spending and big taxes, which will produce little if any economic growth.  Clinton's speech was framed around four questions.  Which candidate has a plan to create good jobs?  Who will ensure the top pay their "fair share" of taxes?  Who will go to bat for families?  And who can deliver results?  But her answer to every question was the same:  more government spending, more government mandates and regulations, and higher taxes on businesses and investors.  Indeed, in 30 minutes she managed to pack in a huge number of new government programs.

Lies politicians tell.  [Scroll down]  Hillary Clinton flip-flops, too.  She was for trade pacts, but she's now against them; against gay marriage, now for it; for the Iraq war, now against it.  Clinton lies even more than Trump.  She lies about her emails, running from sniper fire, making $100,000 from a $1,000 investment in cattle futures, etc.  This column doesn't have room for all her lies.  But with Clinton, too, it's not the lies that will do the most damage, it's the policies she'll push — higher taxes, involvement in more foreign wars, endless regulation that will stop innovation.  Most of the time, the danger isn't politicians' personal corruption.  The real cost to our prosperity and freedom comes from what the politicians do legally.

NRA hits 'hypocrite' Clinton in new TV ad.  The National Rifle Association's political arm debuted a new TV ad Wednesday that depicts Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as a wealthy and powerful elite who is protected by armed guards while opposing gun rights for average Americans.  "An out of touch hypocrite — she'll leave you defenseless," says the male narrator in the ad.  The 30-second spot titled "Defenseless" shows a woman resembling Mrs. Clinton being whisked in a black SUV to a private jet, where machine-gun toting guards stand watch her as she crosses the tarmac.

Communist Party Unites Behind Hillary.  The Communist Party USA may not control many actual votes, but what they lack in support is made up for in enthusiasm.  That passion was in full display with a seven-person team of "reporters" covering their national political convention last month.  And their convention was the Democratic National Convention that nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton as their undisputed candidate for president of the United States.

The infrastructure illusion.  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don't agree on much of anything, but there is one area where they have a meeting of the minds:  they both want to spend way more on public works programs.  Hillary Clinton says that her primary jobs stimulus will be a massive $275 billion-plus infrastructure spending binge.  Donald Trump one-upped Hillary last week promising to spend twice that amount.  He says the money is necessary because of crumbling roads and "bridges that are falling down."  It's a rare source of agreement, so wouldn't you know it:  they're both wrong.

How Hillary's Big Ideas Will Bankrupt The Nation.  [Hillary] Clinton has left the campaign trail littered with her ideas for bigger government and has proposed major increases in taxes to pay for it in part.  A new report from the center-right American Action Forum says that 13 major new spending proposals from Clinton would "have a dramatic effect on the federal budget."  How dramatic?  The AAF says that Clinton's various plans would boost taxes by $1.3 trillion over the next decade, but it would grow spending by an even larger $3.5 trillion.  That's an added $2.2 trillion in deficits for the next 10 years.

Report: Hillary Clinton would hike taxes by $1.3 trillion.  Hillary Clinton comes up $2.2 trillion short in paying for her policy agenda, despite hiking taxes by $1.3 trillion, according to a new analysis of the Democratic nominee's campaign platform.  The American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute, released a report Thursday [8/4/2016] finding Clinton's domestic agenda would "have a dramatic effect on the federal budget."  Gordon Gray, American Action Forum's director of fiscal policy, based the report on estimates of policy proposals from the Clinton campaign itself, as well as independent analyses from the Tax Policy Center and the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Hillary Promises 'We Are Going To Raise Taxes On The Middle Class'.  Speaking at a campaign rally Tuesday in Nebraska with billionaire Warren Buffett, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump for wanting to "cut taxes for the super-rich."  She then followed up by promising she would "raise taxes on the middle class."  "Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich," Clinton told the jeering crowd.  "Well we're not going there, my friends.  I'm telling you right now, we're going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!"  The crowd cheered and Clinton appeared unaware of her Freudian slip.

The biggest speech of Hillary's life was an uninspired wish list.  In his emotional speech Wednesday [7/27/2016], President Obama promised that "we're going to carry Hillary to victory."  To judge from Clinton's performance last night, being carried by the party is the only way she's going to get there.  Instead of giving the speech of her life on the biggest night of her life, Clinton delivered an uninspired and uninspiring wish list of all the things she and other Democrats would get Washington to do.  Big things, little things, everything.  Her core principle, if it can be called a principle, is that government is here to take charge, making her theme of "stronger together" suddenly seem like a warning that her main goal is building an all-consuming federal bureaucracy.

Clinton's risky embrace of Obama.  On the same week that a Catholic priest was slaughtered by Islamic militants on a church altar in northern France, the Democrats made love the theme of their nominating convention in Philadelphia.  It's a nice sentiment, but it won't get Hillary Clinton elected the next president.  Clinton's image problems are well known.  Voters don't like her, and they think she's dishonest.  For the first time, according to a new Gallup poll, Clinton's unfavorable ratings match Donald Trump's at 58 percent.  Her convention speech is not going to fix things.  She needs a new plan.

Hillary Calls for $350 Billion Student Loan Tax Hike.  Another program, another tax hike.  Hillary Clinton today proposed a $350 billion tax increase as part of a "New College Compact" spending program.  The $350 billion tax hike over ten years comes in the form of a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions.  This creates a new Alternative Minimum Tax.

Full List of Hillary's Planned Tax Hikes.  [Scroll down]  Hillary's formally proposed $1 trillion net tax increase consists of the following:  [#1] Income Tax Increase — $350 Billion:  Clinton has proposed a $350 billion income tax hike in the form of a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions.  [#2] Business Tax Increase — $275 Billion:  Clinton has called for a tax hike of at least $275 billion through undefined business tax reform, as described in a Clinton campaign document.  [#3] "Fairness" Tax Increase — $400 Billion:  According to her published plan, Clinton has called for a tax increase of "between $400 and $500 billion" by "restoring basic fairness to our tax code."  These proposals include a "fair share surcharge," the taxing of carried interest capital gains as ordinary income, and a hike in the Death Tax.  But there are even more Clinton tax hike proposals not included in the tally above.  Her campaign has failed to release specific details for many of her proposals.  The true Clinton net tax hike figure is likely much higher than $1 trillion.

Clinton Trying To Run Away From "The Sanders Manifesto".  Hillary Clinton can try to run and hide from the radical ideas proposed in the democrat Platform, but her policies proposals confirm her full embrace of the "The Sanders Manifesto," which declares war on small business and threatens millions jobs across the country.  Last night [7/19/2016], in an interview with CBS's Charlie Rose, Clinton ridiculously claimed that her policies and the policies of her Party had not shifted to the left, even though Socialist Bernie Sanders called the democrat Platform "the most progressive platform ever."  Clinton's laughable argument that the democrat Party is the party of the "center-left" couldn't be more untrue.  [Video clip]

Clinton VP announces insane illegals plan.  It seems Virginia Sen.  Tim Kaine wants to waste as little time as possible before reaching deep into tax payer pockets.  Kaine was named the vice presidential candidate of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over the weekend.  Just days later, he's announced his priority for the first 100 days of the Clinton administration — give citizenship across the board to every single illegal immigrant in the United States.  And it would cost taxpayers big time.

Tim Kaine promises bill to legalize illegal immigrants in 'first 100 days'.  A new Clinton administration would pursue a bill to legalize illegal immigrants in "the first 100 days" of her tenure, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine told Spanish-language network Telemundo in an interview Monday [7/25/2016], presenting a deep contrast with Republicans.  Mr. Kaine also predicted that House Republicans, who stopped President Obama's last bid for legalization in 2013, will reverse themselves next year and said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will lead the GOP to embrace legalization.

As Obamacare Fails, Hillary Wants to Expand It.  It doesn't matter that Obamacare — aka the Unaffordable Care and Patient Deflection Act — has been an expensive, immoral disaster.  What counts, according to the Left, is that it has made "care" (actually, an overpriced form of coerced insurance "coverage") more "available."  But as taxpayer-funded state "co-ops" continue to collapse across the country, what's needed is... expansion!

Hillary Clinton:  Illegal Immigrants Taking Jobs Away From Some Americans.  Hillary Clinton said in an interview with Vox published Monday that illegal immigration is a problem for the United States because some undocumented workers are taking jobs from Americans, causing serious anxiety in the country.  Clinton at first appeared to downplay the idea that Americans lose jobs to illegal immigrants before saying that for many people it's a real problem.

Hillary Clinton:  Drive Less, Reduce Personal Use of Electricity to Help Stop Climate Change.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged voters to look at their personal habits in order to stop climate change, calling it one of the world's biggest problems that the next president would have to face.

The Editor says...
On the contrary, global warming is probably the most inconsequential "problem" the world has ever had, mainly because it stopped, all by itself, several years ago.  And even if the world is gradually warming, there is no reason to believe such warming is mostly caused by human activity rather than by sunlight.  And even if global warming is mostly the result of the combustion of hydrocarbons, there is no solution other than to shut down all industrial activity and automobile traffic.  I think the best solution -- and certainly the lowest cost solution -- is to do nothing about it and let nature take its course.

Hillary Goes Full Bernie:  Calls For Free College For Almost All Students.  Hillary Clinton has lurched leftward on college education, releasing a new plan that calls for all families earning less than $125,000 to receive free tuition at public colleges.  She credits the shift to the influence of Vermont Sen.  Bernie Sanders, and it's almost certainly intended to consolidate support from Sanders backers.  Previously, Clinton's plan had focused on making public college "debt-free" while still requiring students from middle income families to pay at least some tuition.  Now, though, Clinton wants the majority of students to pay nothing at all.

Hillary Clinton: 'Let's Set the Goal of Making College Debt-Free for Everyone'.  Democrat Hillary Clinton told a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday that she wants to "make it right" for "hard-working Americans," including debt-burdened college students.  "Let's set the goal of making college debt-free for everyone," Clinton said, without giving details.

The Editor says...
In this case, "debt-free" just means "free."  She wants the government to provide free college  education  indoctrination for all.  Naturally there will be several strings attached, but she hasn't mentioned those details.

Hillary: I'll Fix Obama's Lousy Economy By Applying More Of His Failed Policies.  If you want to know how bankrupt the Democratic Party is today of pro-growth ideas, check out Hillary Clinton's latest speech on the economy.  She has absolutely nothing new to offer that President Obama hasn't already tried.

Hillary's 'economy' attack is hopeless.  Hillary Clinton is known for her shameless hypocrisy, but her broadside Tuesday [6/21/2016] against Donald Trump was over the top — even for her.  Start with the fact that, while her whole point was to slam Trump's economic plans, she kicked it off by lauding — yes, lauding — President Obama's economic record.  This, when Obama's the first president in history never to see 3 percent growth or more in a single year of his watch.  When record numbers of workers have given up on finding jobs and dropped out of the labor market.  When the Federal Reserve predicts sluggish (at best) growth for the next few years.  Yet Clinton claims this is her role model for boosting the economy.

Hillary Clinton:  My Presidential Campaign 'Belongs to' Abortionists and Planned Parenthood.  Hillary Clinton said her historic presidential campaign "belongs to" Planned Parenthood "staff" and abortionists.  "I'm grateful to the entire Planned Parenthood family.  You made this campaign your own," the Democratic presidential nominee said at a speech before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, D.C., on Friday [6/10/2016].  After specifically referencing the 1,000 volunteers who showed up for a Planned Parenthood training event in Pittsburgh last month, she continued.  "It belongs to the staff, the donors, and to the providers," she said.

Hillary: Abortion 'Constitutional Right'; right to bear arms not so much.  Hillary Clinton isn't sure the Second Amendment is a constitutional right.  But she's sure the right to abortion is.  Speaking at a Planned Parenthood event in Washington Friday [6/10/2016], the likely Democratic nominee called "safe and legal abortion" a "constitutional right."  [Video clip]

Clinton promises Planned Parenthood to prioritize abortion rights.  Hillary Clinton promised to stand by Planned Parenthood in a speech to activists from the group in Washington, D.C. on Friday [6/10/2016].  In her speech Friday, she thanked the non-profit women's health group for their support in the primary and highlighted her staunch support for abortion rights.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee warned the crowd that if elected president, her opponent Donald Trump would weaken women's rights.

What Hillary Clinton would do to America.  Clinton kicked off the 2016 campaign talking about inequality, corporate greed and the struggling middle class.  She's still talking about those issues and still framing many of them through a set of often-wonky policy proposals that often focus on what you might call "kitchen-table issues" for families.  Her ideas rely on a combination of added government regulation, particularly in labor markets, and increased federal spending, in areas such as education and child care.

Four ways Hillary Clinton will work to end gun ownership as president.  On Sunday, Hillary Clinton just couldn't bring herself to say on ABC's "This Week" that Americans have an individual right to own guns.  But it didn't stop her from denying Donald Trump's claim that she wants to abolish the Second Amendment.  Clinton accused Trump of making "outright fabrications, accusing me of something that is absolutely untrue."  From changing the Supreme Court to make it possible to again ban guns in the United States to making it more costly to own guns, I predict that a President Hillary Clinton will do four things to either ban guns or at least reduce gun ownership, especially for poor people: [...]

Hillary Tells Univision Instead Of Wall, She Will Build Bridge.  Looks like Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is betting the farm that America's voters are with her in her position against building a secure wall along the United States' border with Mexico.  When asked by Univision correspondent Luis Megid about how she plans to secure the country's border, Clinton said that instead of "building walls ... we should be building bridges."

Hillary Won't Stop at Just Disarming Veterans.  Several leftist media outlets — and also a so-called "veterans' group" — have launched a new effort to get veterans to help propel Hillary Clinton to the White House.  This is quite ironic, of course, since few people have done more to disarm military veterans than the Clintons.  Under President Bill Clinton, veterans with PTSD lost their gun rights when the VA began forwarding veterans' names to the FBI for placement in the NICS system.  To date, over 257,000 military veterans have lost their gun rights because of the precedent that began under the Clinton administration.  And there is no doubt that this antipathy for our veterans' gun rights continues with Hillary — and that she wants to take away guns from far more Americans than simply veterans.

Clinton Releases Plan to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days.  Professional Republicans in the #NeverTrump movement continue to oppose the presumptive nominee selected by the GOP electorate and are now floating strategies to throw the election to Hillary Clinton.  However, an examination of Clinton's campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the complete and, possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation's borders.

Clinton Plans to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days of Taking Presidency.  A review of Clinton's stated positions on the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the U.S. Presidency.  Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically dismantled U.S. immigration law during his two terms in office.

Clinton Promises to Attack Gun Owners on Her "Very First Day" in Office.  The NRA-ILA is a top source for news about issue that could affect our Second Amendment rights.  Not that it is much of a surprise, but the Democrat frontrunner has pledged to assault the Second Amendment on day one if elected.  As usual, she claims she wants to lower gun violence... by stepping on the throats of gun manufacturers.

Hillary Clinton Opposes Heller Gun Rights Ruling, Adviser Says.  Hillary Clinton believes a 2008 Supreme Court ruling that is the linchpin of an individual's right to own a gun was "wrongly decided," her policy adviser told Bloomberg Politics on Friday [5/20/2016]. [...] The stance by Clinton, the all-but-certain Democratic presidential nominee, carries potentially profound implications for the future of gun rights in the U.S.  In striking down a longstanding handgun ban in the District of Columbia, the D.C. v.  Heller ruling marked the first time the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protected an individual's right to own a firearm for lawful purposes such as self-defense in the home.

Hillary Clinton's fierce anti-gun stance could backfire in general election.  Democrats, skittish over pushing gun control since Al Gore's bid for the White House fell short in 2000, are once again flirting with the issue, preparing to pick perhaps the most anti-gun presidential nominee in a generation.  Hillary Clinton's provocations will be on the minds of thousands of Second Amendment activists gathering in Louisville beginning Thursday [5/19/2016] as the National Rifle Association hosts its annual meetings, insisting Mrs. Clinton's fierce gun control stance will once again hamstring Democrats in a national election.  Likely GOP nominee Donald Trump will speak Friday, delivering his fervent pro-gun stance to the one part of the conservative coalition that has quickly and eagerly embraced him — which makes the contrast with Mrs.  Clinton, who's highlighted her anti-gun stance, all the more striking.

Leaked audio:  Hillary says SCOTUS wrong on 2nd Amendment — promises to fight for gun bans.  Recently, Hillary's gun control mask slipped a bit when her daughter Chelsea promised that her mom was eager to return to her gun-grabbing ways.  She promised that a Clinton Supreme Court would issue a "definitive ruling" on the subject — by which she meant overturn D.C. vs.  Heller — and gut the 2nd Amendment.  To remind you of her true intentions, the GOP War Room has cleaned up and re-released some leaked audio from last October.  In it, Hillary makes it plain as day.

The Hillary Myth.  Hillary Clinton sounds like Paul Ryan on the economy.  She says she's for "strong growth, fair growth, and long-term growth."  She would abandon the slow-growth economics of President Obama and return us to those wonderful days in the 1990s when husband Bill was in charge.  This is a different Hillary Clinton from the one we've seen in debates with Bernie Sanders, her socialist rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.  It's the centrist-at-heart Clinton whom conservatives and Republicans eager for an acceptable alternative to Donald Trump can vote for.  Only there's a problem:  This Hillary Clinton is entirely mythical.  She doesn't exist.  As the Democratic party has lurched to the left, she has lurched with it.

Shocker! WV voters don't embrace Hillary's pledge to bankrupt coal industry.  Clinton and Sanders both want to recycle the coal industry into Solyndra reboots, but one difference is that Bernie didn't say so out loud at a nationally televised debate:  [Video clip]

Trump's Not Wrong:  Clinton Wants to "Abolish" Second Amendment.  Donald Trump told his supporters at a rally in Lynden, Washington, on Saturday that the presumptive Democrat nominee would like to abolish Second Amendment. [...] Clinton seems to be of the opinion that she understands the Second Amendment better than the Founding Fathers or the U.S. Supreme Court, as revealed last October.

Hillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns.  "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence."  As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States.  Sure enough, the Washington Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans.

Six Parts of Hillary Clinton's Plan to Disarm Citizens.  [#4] Replace Instant Background Checks With Indefinite Background Checks:  Clinton wants to expand the time frame in which a background for a gun purchase is conducted.  The current time frame is "instant" — via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System — but there is an allowance for the FBI to take up to three days to complete the criminal records search on a would-be gun buyer.  Clinton wants to expand the FBI's three day allowance by transforming it into an indefinite amount of time to complete a search.

Hillary Clinton's coal flip-flop could prove costly in general election.  Hillary Clinton's pitch to voters in Appalachia fell flat this week, and she is in real danger of losing the West Virginia primary to Sen.  Bernard Sanders next week — but analysts say the former first lady has deeper problems in coal country that could spill into the general election.  Mrs. Clinton has shifted positions on coal over the past eight years, moving from high praise for clean-coal technology and the fuel's role in U.S. energy production in 2008 to guaranteeing miners will be out of work and coal mines shut down if she is elected to the White House in November.  Although she has tried to distance herself from those inflammatory statements and salvage her campaign in the pro-coal territory of West Virginia, Kentucky and elsewhere, political analysts say there is little Mrs. Clinton can do to repair the damage.  Attempts to appeal to blue-collar workers in Appalachia and possibly snatch those states from the Republican column in November look futile.

The stalled Obama economy is an albatross for Hillary.  Obama is leaving office, but the woman he wants to succeed him, Hillary Clinton, still needs to sell that line of BS to a skeptical public looking for economic relief as the 2016 presidential election approaches.  Can she do it?  It's hard to say.  But one thing is certain:  Clinton's sales (or snow) job just got a lot harder after Thursday's GDP report — which showed the great Obama economy barely growing during the first quarter of the year, underscoring the bad economic hand she'll be forced to play this election season.

Chelsea Clinton Spills the Beans on Hillary's Plans to Confiscate Guns Using the Supreme Court.  We here are the Federalist Papers Project have been warning that if Hillary Clinton becomes President she will be a true anti-gun president and will seek to confiscate our guns and put a major crimp in our Second Amendment rights.  Now Hilary's own daughter, Chelsea, is flat out admitting that what we have been saying here is 100 percent correct:  Hillary will seek to destroy the Second Amendment.  In an MSNBC broadcast of comments made at a campaign event in Maryland, Chelsea Clinton flat out admitted that her mother would seek to undermine the Second Amendment and take away our rights.  Chelsea also specifically noted her mother will stack the Supreme Court with extremist liberals who will follow her policy to destroy the Second Amendment.

Clinton: I Want To 'Go Further' Left Than Obama On A Number Of Issues.  During an MSNBC town hall on Monday evening [4/25/2016], Hillary Clinton praised President Obama's accomplishments on a number of policy issues, including the economy, but said she wanted to "go further" on other issues. [...] Among the items she named as wanting to "make a big, big push on," included equal pay for women (despite the fact that the Clinton Foundation pays female executives less than their male counterparts), early childhood education, affordable college and deb-free tuition, the Affordable Care Act, mental health, criminal justice reform, and — you guessed it — gun control.

Whether they're qualified or not...
Hillary: My Cabinet Will Be 50% Women.  Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised that her Cabinet would be 50% women if she is elected president during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday [4/25/2016].

Hillary's Soda Tax Endorsement Violates Middle Class Tax Pledge.  Clinton was speaking in Philadelphia on Wednesday [4/20/2016] when she said the following:  "I'm very supportive of the mayor's proposal to tax soda to get universal preschool for kids.  I mean, we need universal preschool, and if that's a way to do it, that's how we should do it.  Clinton used preschool as an excuse for her soda tax endorsement, and the threat to soda and pop drinkers nationwide is clear:  Clinton's official campaign plan calls for universal preschool for the entire country.

Clinton Embraces Largest Soda Tax Ever Proposed In America — What Won't She Tax?  Yesterday [4/20/2016(?)] in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton noted that she was "very supportive" of Mayor Jim Kenney's soda tax plan, the highest such tax proposed in the United States: [Video clip]  This new tax would make a 20-ounce bottle of soda 60 cents more expensive for distributors, who would obviously pass those costs on to consumers, forcing them to pay more for every bottle of Sprite and can of Coke they purchase.

Hillary Wants Your Guns.  Given the Democrats' dismal record when they run on an anti-gun platform, it is hard to believe that Hillary Clinton wants to make gun control her signature issue.  Nevertheless, that appears to be the case. [...] What do you think Hillary means by "chang[ing] the gun culture"? My guess is that she knows next to nothing about the "gun culture" as it is experienced by those who own and use firearms, and what she has in mind is making it really, really hard for anyone to buy a gun.  Except for her armed guards, of course.

Hillary Says 'Amen' To Supporter Who Wants Her To Use Executive Power To Prohibit Guns In Cars.  Hillary Clinton had one word for a supporter who urged her on Thursday [4/21/2016] to use executive action as president to restrict citizens from carrying guns in their vehicles:  "Amen.  "We need you to be able to use your executive powers to legislate that you can't carry guns in cars, you can't bring cars in buildings that are not assured to carry them," an audience member at a campaign forum in Hartford, Conn. told Clinton.  "We need executive powers to say we will fight for life and not kowtow to the sons and daughters of Charlton Heston," he added, referred to the actor and former president of the National Rifle Association.  "Whoa, let the congregation say, 'Amen,'" Clinton responded.

Clinton Vows to Spend 'Every Single Minute' as President to 'Change Gun Culture'.  At a meeting with families of gun-violence victims in Hartford, Conn., today, Hillary Clinton vowed to use "every single minute of every day" to "change the gun culture" in America.  Participants at the event included Erica Smegielski, daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, and Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was also among the Sandy Hook victims.  Clinton, who has been hammering at Sen.  Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over gun control, said "if anything else were killing 33,000 Americans a year... we would be fully mobilized, doing everything we possible could to save lives."

I predict the members of Hillary's anti-gun gang will be wearing brown shirts.
Clinton:  We Could Have Positive Gangs.  Hillary Clinton said that society needs to have "positive gangs" during a discussion on gun violence Thursday [4/21/2016] in Connecticut.  "You said something that is so important for people to hear.  You know, joining a gang is like having a family.  It's feeling like you're part of something bigger than yourself.  So we're either going to have gangs that murder and rob and do the things that are so destructive to the gang members and to the community," she said.  "Or, we're going to have positive gangs.  We're going to have positive alternatives for young people.  The discussion that Clinton took part in was to push her gun law agenda further to potential voters.

Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone.  Chelsea Clinton said Thursday at an event in Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away.  "It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control.  With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control," Clinton said.  "Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the Second Amendment and sometimes the Court struck them down.  Clinton then touted her mother's record on gun control issues and knowledge that the Supreme Court has an effect on whether many gun control laws stand.

Hillary is a tough talker while whe is surrounded by heavily-armed Secret Service agents.
Hillary Clinton:  We have too many guns 'in our homes'.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton suggested Wednesday [4/20/2016] that Americans have too many guns in their homes.  "When it comes to guns, we have just too many guns.  On the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods," the former secretary of state told a gun violence forum in Philadelphia, according to a clip obtained by Washington Free Beacon.

Hillary Says We Should Rewrite the First Amendment, If That's What It Takes to Reverse Citizens United.  Hillary Clinton endorsed a constitutional amendment today [4/14/2016] to reverse the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v.  FEC. [...] In Citizens United, the Court ruled that the First Amendment protects unlimited independent political expenditures by nonprofit groups.  The case famously arose when Citizens United, a conservative nonprofit corporation that produces documentaries, made a movie attacking Clinton and released advertisements promoting the movie during her presidential campaign in 2008. A federal court ruled that the regnant campaign laws banned the airing of those ads and the movie in the 30 days prior to the Democratic primaries.

Hillary promises a trillion dollars in new taxes if elected.  Not to be outdone by Bernie Sanders in promising free stuff to voters, Hillary Clinton is promising to raise taxes by an astounding trillion dollars a year.  Taking that kind money out of the economy and putting it into the hands of government bureaucrats will tank the economy.  But of course, with so many members of the voting pubic not paying income taxes, this may actually be an attractive proposition to them.

Hillary Clinton Is Going To Raise Taxes By A LOT.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton confirmed she plans to raise taxes by at least $1 trillion dollars during an interview with New York Daily News released Monday [4/11/2016].  The former secretary of state proposed a slew of new hikes — including a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions to raise $350 billion for college subsides.  Through "business tax reform," she said she plans to bring in $275 billion for infrastructure purposes and plans to raise somewhere between $400 and $500 billion in revenue by eliminating certain deductions, raising the estate tax, capital gains tax and implementing the "Buffett Rule," meaning anyone making over $1 million a year will face at least a 30 percent tax rate.

Clinton's $10 Bil Manufacturing 'Investment' Is Just A Thinly Disguised Gift To Unions.  Clinton calls her plan "Make it in America," but you will look in vain to find any part of it that would actually help manufacturing.  There's no talk of reforming corporate taxes, lifting the heavy burden of needless EPA regulations, or reducing the cost of hiring new workers.  Instead, she wants to get government more deeply involved in the industry — by punishing those that dare to move jobs or investment offshore, while rewarding those that do her bidding.

Hillary Clinton: 'The Unborn Person Doesn't Have Constitutional Rights'.  Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," while discussing her position on abortion, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said under our laws currently "the unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."

Hillary commits major abortion gaffe.  A gaffe, as Michael Kinsley famously explained it, is when a politician accidentally tells the truth.  And Hillary Clinton did exactly that on Meet the Press yesterday [4/3/2016], violating the rulebook of Planned Parenthood to use language that obscures the nature of abortion, substituting words like "choice" and "fetal tissue mass" to mask the taking of a human a life.  Hillary's sin?  Stating her view that "an unborn person does not have constitutional rights."  Acknowledging that an "unborn person" is what is being killed, or terminated, as the abortion industry prefers to euphemize it, creates legal conceptual difficulties.

Clinton 'unborn person' comments anger both pro-choice, pro-life sides.  Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton ran afoul of both the pro-life and pro-choice sides of the abortion debate Sunday [4/3/2016] when she said constitutional rights do not apply to an "unborn person" or "child."  "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," Mrs.  Clinton said on NBC's "Meet the Press."  "Now that doesn't mean that we don't do everything we possibly can in the vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support."  Mrs.  Clinton also said "there is room for reasonable kinds of restrictions" on abortion during the third trimester of pregnancy.

Hillary: Unborn Children Don't Have Constitutional Rights.  On Sunday [4/3/2016], Hillary Clinton told Chuck Todd that no unborn child has constitutional rights.  "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," under our current laws, said Clinton.  She also said that "the woman's right to make decisions" is most important when it comes to abortion.  Most notable perhaps is Clinton's use of "person."  Oftentimes, when talking about a woman's right to choose, pro-choicers will use terminology that suggests the unborn is not a person or human, but a "fetus."  [Video clip]

Hillary: Unborn Babies Do Not Have Rights.  Hillary Clinton says that unborn children do not have "constitutional rights."  In an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" airing on Sunday [4/3/2016], Clinton said that while it "doesn't mean that you don't do everything possible to try to fulfill your obligations [to help the unborn person], it does not include sacrificing the woman's right to make decisions."  Todd asked Clinton "if an unborn child has constitutional rights" and Clinton replied, "Well, under our laws, that is not something that exists.  The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."

Where's the Scrutiny of Hillary Clinton on Abortion?  GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump is taking a beating from the press over his flip-flops on abortion.  But the leading Democrat candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, has escaped serious scrutiny over her extreme position that would seem to prohibit any restrictions on the procedure. [...] During an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press," Mrs. Clinton, who is a grandmother, was asked, "Are there reasonable restrictions that you would ever support on abortion?"  She seemed to reply that she supported no limits to abortion up until the moment of birth.

Chelsea Clinton: My Mom Could Use 'Executive Action' to Handle Obamacare's 'Crushing Costs'.  On the campaign trail for her mother, Chelsea Clinton is both giving Hillary Clinton credit for Obamacare's basic framework and distancing her from the boondoggle's massive increase in costs to average Americans. [...] However, Truth Revolt observed last week that Chelsea Clinton told voters that something needed to be done to deal with Obamacare's "crushing costs" and said her mother was prepared to consider "executive action" as a means to bring down those costs.

Clinton would impose campaign finance, abortion litmus tests on court nominees.  Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton urged her supporters to demand that the Senate approve President Obama's Supreme Court pick — even though she herself seemed to undercut Judge Merrick Garland, saying she wanted justices with more varied "life experience" than what he brings to the bench.  Mrs. Clinton said she wouldn't second-guess Mr. Obama's decision to pick Judge Garland to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but added that if she were in the Oval Office she would search for nominees in the mold of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  Mrs. Clinton said Justice Sotomayor's Hispanic heritage and underprivileged upbringing brought needed perspectives to the high court.

Hillary Clinton: 'No Evidence' to Suggest Raising the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs.  Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton claimed Tuesday [3/22/2016] there is "no evidence" to prove raising the minimum wage costs jobs.

The Editor says...
This page is full of evidence that the minimum wage is a job killer.

According To Democrats, It's 'Un-American' To Enforce Immigration Laws.  Hillary Clinton made quite the incredulous claim last week.  In an interview with an Arizona radio station, Clinton asserted the U.S.-Mexico border is secure and migration from the Central American country was no longer a problem.  "I think we've done a really good job securing the border," the Democratic front-runner confidently stated.

Hillary Clinton to Miners: Let Them Eat Coal.  By now, most people probably know about one of Secretary Hillary Clinton's biggest campaign gaffes to date:  "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."  As soon as I heard it, I tweeted:  "Imagine a presidential candidate running for office based on putting people out of work?"  I wasn't the only one shocked by the uncharacteristic clarity of her statement.

GOP's message to voters should be this: Supreme Court fight is about Obama's abuse of power.  This isn't about Judge Robert Bork, or the "Biden Rule" — this is a fight about President Obama undermining the checks and balances established in the Constitution.  For instance, President Obama has tried to essentially shut down our coal industry through new EPA regulations limiting carbon emissions.  These rules would create a massive dislocation to our economy, which has long benefited from cheap energy, including abundant coal.  That there is a significant cost to the economy is clear; Hillary Clinton recently said "We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."  How right, and how cruelly nonchalant that statement is.

Hillary's Federal Education Jackboot Squad.  Clinton wants a cadre of new government educrats to undo the decades-old damage of old government educrats in America's worst public schools.  She pitched her creepy proposal at the Democratic presidential debate in Michigan on Sunday for an "education SWAT team" to swarm down and rescue students from failing districts in decrepit cities such as Detroit (run by whom?  Oh, yeah.  Democrats!).  "I want to set-up inside the Department of Education, for want of a better term, kind of an education SWAT team, if you will," Clinton explained in a bizarre, semi-blaccent, "where we've got qualified people, teachers, principals, maybe folks who are retired, maybe folks who are active, but all of whom are willing to come and help."

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America's "worst public schools" are filled with the illegitimate children from America's worst households.  Decades of godless, fatherless, lawless, welfare-dependent "families" cannot be remedied, normalized and assimilated into polite society by a sudden show of federal force.  Besides, the Department of Education already has a SWAT team, and it's not something to be proud of.  [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] (The DOE denies it, of course.)

Norquist: Hillary's Attack on Guns and Fracking Will Cost Her the Election.  Norquist was referring to Clinton's comment in Sunday's Democrat debate where she said, "So by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place." [...] While Clinton has always been terrible on the gun issue, her anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment statement in Sunday's debate was broad and sweeping:  "I think we have to try everything that works to try to limit the numbers of people and the kinds of people who are given access to firearms."

Hillary Was for Fracking Before She Was Against It.  [Scroll down]  In 2014 Clinton also stated with regard to fracking that "expanding production is creating tens of thousands of new jobs," and "lower costs are helping give the United Stated a big competitive advantage."  While Hillary may no longer admit this about fracking, her past statements of support are completely accurate.  According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), fracking has led to reductions in imported energy, down from 60 percent of what the U.S. used in 2004 to 38 percent in 2013.  For 2012 alone, this led to a $284 billion increase in U.S. GDP, 2.1 million jobs created, and increased the income of every American household by roughly $1,200.  Hillary Clinton's criticism of fracking at the recent Democratic debate is a blatant attempt by her campaign to gain power by appealing to the misinformed prejudices and emotions of the extreme left.

Did someone mention fracking?

Clinton Wants to Work to Limit the Numbers and Kinds of People Who Have Access to Guns.  "I think we have to try everything that works to try to limit the numbers of people and the kinds of people who are given access to firearms," Hillary Clinton said at Sunday night's [3/6/2016] Democrat debate in Michigan.  "The Brady Bill, which has been in effect now for about 23 years, has kept more than two million purchases from going forward.  So we do have to continue to try to work on that because not every killer will have the same profile."  Clinton endorsed "comprehensive background checks" for online purchases and those at guns shows.  She aslo wants to make sure gun sales do not proceed if background checks are not completed in three days.

Hillary Clinton's War on Whites.  Hillary Clinton is sweeping the Democratic primaries across the South by capturing nearly all the black votes — a staggering 86 percent in South Carolina.  She's doing it with poisonous lies designed to stoke racial resentment.  Clinton routinely tells blacks they are the victims of "systemic racism" and scolds whites for not demonstrating more "humility."  She falsely claims that discrimination is causing higher poverty rates and incarceration rates in the black community.  There isn't a shred of evidence to back up her claims.  Even so, she gets a pass from the media.

Clinton's Cowardly Capitulation to Black Lives Matter.  This Wednesday [2/24/2016] at a fundraiser in Columbia, South Carolina, Black Lives Matter activist Ashley Williams demanded that Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton apologize to black people for "mass incarceration."  In a speech Clinton gave twenty years ago, she equated some black youths to "super-predators."  Williams unfurled a handmade sign that included a quote from that speech:  "we have to bring [the super-predators] to heel."  After a tense exchange between the Williams and Clinton, the former was ushered out of the fundraiser.  Thursday afternoon, Clinton capitulated.

Clinton says she'll go further than Obama on immigration.  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both said they'll go further than President Barack Obama on the issue of immigration, with Sanders condemning recent deportation raids as "unacceptable."

Hillary X.  [Scroll down]  Hillary as a candidate and a person has no connection to the black community.  Her husband was routinely called "the first black president" during his tenure, but that was meaningless shtick used to placate discontented voters.  What has Hillary done to earn anyone's vote, let alone support specifically from black voters?  Nothing.  Well, nothing except pandering.  Progressives derive their power from division — race, gender, sexuality, income, you name it.  Racial division is their political "comfort food," their most successful weapon.  And it's about to be deployed like never before.

Mrs. Clinton's Ode to Serfdom.  Hillary Rodham Clinton is not qualified to be president of the United States of America, because she doesn't know what the United States of America are.  Terry Shumaker, former U.S. ambassador to Trinidad (I wonder what that gig cost him) and current abject minion in the service of Mrs. Clinton, quotes Herself telling an audience in New Hampshire:  "Service is the rent we pay for living in this great country."  There is a very old English word for people who are required to perform service as a rent for their existence, and that word is serf.  Serfdom is a form of bondage.

Clinton: The Money to Help Americans Pay Their Bills 'Should Come From Those Who Have It'.  "We have to change the tax system so that it is fairer," Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday [1/27/2016].  To her, that means taking more money from the rich and spending it on other people's college tuition, child care, and paid family leave.  "There are things we can do that will relieve the burdens on middle-class families, and the money should come from those who have it," Clinton told a gathering in Marshalltown, Iowa, Wednesday.

Hillary's "blame-men-first" feminism may prove costly in 2016.  During her two presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton has consistently drawn greater support from women than men.  Is this gender lag due to retrograde misogyny, or does Hillary project an uneasiness or ambivalence about men that complicates her appeal to a broader electorate?

Clinton 'loves' the idea of appointing Obama to Supreme Court.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she "loves" the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she's elected president.  At a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday [1/26/2016], Mrs. Clinton told the crowd the next president may have to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices.  When one attendee mentioned Mr. Obama as a contender, she seemed excited by the recommendation.

Hillary Clinton Would Consider Appointing President Obama to Supreme Court.  A second Clinton administration could mean a future Justice Barack Obama.  At a campaign event in Deocorah, Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton lit up when a voter asked her if she would consider appointing the president to the Supreme Court should she win the White House.  "Wow, what a great idea.  No one has ever suggested that to me, I love that, wow," the Democratic presidential candidate responded.  "He may have a few other things to do but I tell you that's a great idea."

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You can safely bet that [#1] the question was provided to that "voter" by Hillary's staff, and Hillary was in no way surprised by it, since Hillary put on one of the worst phony surprised acts ever seen, and [#2] the question was either written by Hillary herself, or supplied by someone in the White House.

Hillary Clinton's Plan Would Raise Taxes by Half a Trillion Over Next Decade.  Hillary Clinton's proposed tax plan would raise taxes by $498 billion over the next decade and would reduce the economy's size by 1 percent, according to analysis by the Tax Foundation.  In order to pay for the new and expanded government programs Clinton has touted on the campaign trail, her proposed tax plan will increase marginal tax rates on income, labor, and capital, a move that will in turn reduce GDP, lower wages, and eliminate jobs.  Most of the $498 billion in tax revenue over the next decade would come from individual income taxes, the estate tax, and taxes on corporations.

Clinton rallies Planned Parenthood vote, fights all restrictions on abortions.  Once a proponent of making abortions "safe, legal and rare," Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has now dropped the "rare" from her rhetorical pitch as she seeks to rally the Planned Parenthood vote.  Ever more worried by a challenge from Sen. Bernard Sanders, Mrs. Clinton has placed women's rights at the forefront of her candidacy, rallying with a heightened sense of absolutism:  fighting against all restrictions on abortions, including during the ninth month of pregnancy.

Clinton embraces Obama in final stretch, fueling GOP claims of seeking '3rd term'.  If you like Barack Obama, you'll love Hillary Clinton.  That seems to be the Democratic front-runner's pitch as she charges into the final stretch to the Iowa caucuses, embracing the administration's agenda and casting rival Bernie Sanders as a threat to that legacy — a strategy on full display at Sunday's [1/17/2016] primary debate.  On stage in Charleston, S.C., Clinton accused the Vermont senator of wanting to "tear" up ObamaCare, which she called "one of the greatest accomplishments of President Obama, of the Democratic Party and of our country."

Clinton: 'There is no more important issue than reproductive rights'.  Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton told voters in New Hampshire Friday [1/22/2016] that there is "no more important issue than reproductive rights."  "We want to get the economy working for everybody, not just those at the top, [and] we want to get incomes rising," Clinton told attendees of the National Abortion Rights Action League's annual Pro-choice Roe v. Wade Dinner in New Hampshire.  "But those of us in this room also know that human rights, civil rights [and] women's rights matter and there is no more important issue than reproductive rights," she added.

Hillary Wants Bill's Economic Record — Without Any Of His Pro-Growth Policies.  Hillary Clinton has come out firmly against banking deregulation.  She wants to hike taxes on capital gains.  She wants to expand the welfare state and dramatically increase the size of government — by $1 trillion and counting.  She wants to rein in cops and release felons from prison.  She also says that she'll seek Bill Clinton's input on how to grow the economy because of what "was accomplished under my husband's leadership in the '90s — especially when it came to raising incomes for everybody and lifting more people out of poverty. ... I'm going to ask for his ideas, I'm going ask for his advice."  But what Bill — or at least the Bill Clinton who was in the White House from 1993 to 2001 — would probably tell her is to abandon every one of her far-left proposals if she wants to see a return to strong GDP growth.

Hillary's Healthcare Lies.  Hillary Clinton is attacking rival Bernie Sanders, calling his plan to replace Obamacare with socialist single payer healthcare a "risky deal" and unaffordable.  She's telling Democrats the survival of the Affordable Care Act depends on her winning the presidency.  "The stakes couldn't be higher," she warned Iowa voters.  Sunday night [1/17/2016] at the primary debate she repeated it, claiming a Clinton presidency is all that stands between Obamacare and its demise.  Not so fast, Clinton.  Obamacare is on the ropes, and it still will be, even if you're elected president.  You're not leveling with the public about the health law's disastrous condition.

Clinton demands government funding for illegals' attorneys, tells Obama to stop raids.  Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton urged President Obama to halt the new round of deportation raids and called Monday night for the government to pay for attorneys for all children who wind up in immigration courts.  Belatedly joining the other Democratic presidential hopefuls, who criticized the raids more than two weeks ago, Mrs. Clinton said the families from Central America who have flooded across the border in recent years deserve a chance to make their case for claiming asylum.

Hillary Calls for Free Abortions for Medicaid Recipients.  At an event to accept the endorsement of Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire on Sunday, Hillary Clinton called for unlimited taxpayer-funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients.  "I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice.  Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all," Clinton said.  "Not as long as we have laws on the book like the Hyde amendment, making it harder for low income women to exercise their full rights," she added at the end of a list of restrictions that supposedly deny women a right to abortion.

You Snooze, She Wins.  There's no other way to say it:  Hillary Clinton is very boring.  The Democratic presidential frontrunner's campaign stops are, too.  The members of her traveling press corps look like they'd rather be anywhere else.  So do some of the attendees, who shift in their seats starting around minute 10.  Even the campaign staffers pace the back of the room or tap inattentively on their iPhones as Clinton drones on about finding a cure for Alzheimer's and universal pre-kindergarten.

Clinton struggles to explain difference between socialist, Democrat.  It seems to be the question Democratic Party figureheads don't want to answer:  What's the difference between a Democrat and a socialist?  Hillary Clinton, in an otherwise friendly interview on MSNBC, struggled to answer that question Tuesday [1/5/2016] when asked by host Chris Matthews.

Hillary Can't Explain The Difference Between A Democrat And A Socialist.  [Chris] Matthews asked Clinton, "What's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?  Is that a question you want to answer, or would you rather not?"  "You'd have to ask [Sanders]," Clinton said before being interrupted by Matthews.  "You see, I'm asking you.  You're a Democrat, he's a socialist.  Would you like someone to call you a socialist?" Matthews asked.  "I am not one," Hillary responded without answering the question.  "OK, well what's the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?" Matthews asked again.  "I can tell you what I am, I am a progressive Democrat," Clinton responded.  "How is that different than a socialist?" Matthews asked a third time.

Hillary Proposes Defense Cuts to Cure Alzheimer's.  Last week, Hillary Clinton pledged to spend $2 billion a year to find a cure for Alzheimer's by 2025 — an admirable effort, no doubt.  At the time, an aide said the program would be paid in the form of tax reforms and other savings.  On Tuesday [12/29/2015], Clinton gave us some indication regarding what those "other savings" would look like.

Hillary's blindness to Muslim extremists is dangerous.  Hillary Clinton chose Minneapolis — with its growing enclave of fundamentalist Muslim refugees — to announce her plan to combat terrorism on Tuesday.  That's like choosing Baskin-Robbins to announce your weight-loss plans. [...] The key to Hillary's anti-terrorism plan is the empty hope that Muslims in America will self-police.

Hillary Clinton caught in another video lie.  [Scroll down]  The solution from the politician in the signature pantsuit?  "Mrs Clinton said that Americans need to work more closely with the Muslim community in their country because 'they will be our early warning signal' against possible terrorist attacks." (DailyMail)  There was no warning signal from the Muslim community for the massacre in San Bernardino, nor will there be for the next terrorist attack wherever it strikes.  "Working closely with the Muslim community"?  No[t] only is Obama working so closely with the Muslim community that some suspect he's one of them, he's installed their members in prominent portfolios in his administration.

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As far as I am aware, there has never been an early warning from "the Muslim community" about an impending Islamic terrorist attack.  They rely on the element of surprise, and apparently the only people with advance knowledge of an attack are the principal actors and a few of their supervisors.  Mrs. Clinton wants us to work (more closely) with the Muslims.  Exactly the opposite is true.  Americans should work against the spread of Islam at every opportunity.

Hillary: Illegal immigrant children must be sent home.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday [11/8/2015] that U.S. should send a clear message that the illegal immigrant children who have been surging across the border will be sent home.  Mrs. Clinton, speaking during a town hall hosted by CNN, said the children should receive the best possible medical care, but should be return to their home countries if their relatives can be located.

Liberals Praise Hillary Clinton's New Ad With Same Sex Couples Kissing.  The Hillary Clinton campaign is out with an ad highlighting her record as an advocate for LGBT rights.  The spot includes images of gay couples kissing each other.  The liberal website Slate praises Clinton for including same-sex kissing in her campaign ad, saying, "Given the distressingly puritanical rules that govern gay PDAs, it's both impressive and heartening that Clinton includes gay kisses in her official campaign spots."

Hillary's ISIS strategy is just as lame as Obama's.  Poor Hillary Clinton: She wants desperately to distance herself from President Obama when it comes to fighting ISIS.  Yet her approach is every bit as lame as the one that's driven his polls through the floor — because it's almost exactly the same.

Hillary's Reichsfluchsteuer Emerges as a New Tax Straight Out of Germany.  The former secretary of state and senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, reportedly will announce on Wednesday [12/9/2015] plans to impose an "exit tax" on companies that move their headquarters out of America or merge with foreign firms to escape America's unreasonably high corporate taxes.

Clinton Plans $1 Tril In New Spending With No Way To Pay For It.  The Democratic front-runner won great applause among unions and the construction lobby when she recently announced her support for a new $275 billion program for public works projects because of "the sorry state" of our infrastructure.  But didn't Barack Obama spend hundreds of billions of dollars on "shovel ready" projects as part of his stimulus program?  There's no word yet from Clinton about what happened to all that money or how she'll pay for the new bricks and mortar.  She is, after all, still promising not to raise taxes on families who earn less than $250,000.  That promise looks more improbable in view of all the other programs Clinton wants to throw money at.

Recipe for tax hikes? Clinton proposals hit $1T mark, Republicans say.  The cost of Hillary Clinton's campaign promises has topped $1 trillion — a spending "binge" that would require middle-class tax hikes to pay for it, Republicans say.  Clinton critics say she hit the $1 trillion mark over the weekend, when she unveiled a $275 billion infrastructure plan.

Hillary Clinton Calls for Additional $275 Billion to Modernize Infrastructure Nationwide.  Hillary Clinton unveiled a five-year, $275 billion plan today [11/29/2015] to rebuild and modernize the nation's infrastructure, which she says will be a "down payment on our future." [...] As part of her infrastructure plan, Clinton also called for Congress to pass the long-time highway bill by the end of the year, and said that she wants Internet in 100 percent of households by 2020.

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A down payment is the first step into long-term debt.  This country is already deeply in debt.  Hillary plans to put the internet into every household without exception, which makes me wonder if she thinks Orwell's 1984 is a how-to manual.  Suppose the Mennonites don't want the internet in their homes.  What than?  If the internet is wired into every house, what happens to the broadcasting industry?

Hillary Clinton panders to middle-class voters with unrealistic tax promises.  If there is a social or economic need, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has a tax credit to match.  She's proposed one for businesses that institute profit-sharing plans (cost:  $20 billion over 10 years); another for hiring disabled veterans; and, as of last week, a tax credit worth up to $1,200 to help families defray the cost of caring for their elderly members at home (a $10 billion, 10-year item).  Coming soon:  changes to Social Security to benefit workers who take time off to care for the elderly.  When it comes to paying for these "targeted" benefits, plus her other promises such as universal preschool, however, the former secretary of state has a clear principle:  none of the 97 percent of U.S. households that earn $250,000 or less per year will be asked to contribute higher taxes.

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The writer at the Washington Post seems to think that taxes are contributions, which the government asks for, as opposed to demanding they be paid under threat of imprisonment.

Even the AP couldn't validate any of Hillary's gun control nonsense.  The Democratic debate on November 14 has come and gone — and Hillary is just like any other Democrat when it comes to the issue of gun violence:  she's completely and utterly wrong.  Just like her former boss, she rattled off talking points that were wholly inaccurate and rested on the border of being a flat-out lie.

Hillary Clinton In 2007: I Want To 'Keep Track' Of Illegal Immigrants.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton once said that she wants to "keep track" of all the illegal immigrants in the United States, to prevent terrorist attacks.  Speaking at an Iowa town hall during her previous presidential campaign in November 2007, Clinton pitched an idea similar to a database for illegals to stop another potential terrorist attack like 9/11.

Clinton says her use of term 'illegal immigrant' was a 'poor choice of words'.  Hillary Clinton said Tuesday [11/24/2015] that her use of the term "illegal immigrant" at a town hall in New Hampshire earlier this month was a "poor choice of words."  "That was a poor choice of words," Clinton wrote during a Facebook chat.  "As I've said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers.  They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected."

The Clinton solution for refugees: Guantanamo.  Hillary Clinton has joined Barack Obama in accusing Republican of betraying American values for raising legitimate security concerns about admitted Syrian refugees, declaring last week that "slamming the door on refugees isn't who we are."  Funny, because when her husband was president, he "slammed the door" on refugees — the cell door at Guantanamo Bay.

Clinton Wins Gun Control Award From Major Anti-Bill of Rights Group.  The Brady Campaign came up with a new award they named for a former anti-gun New York Governor, Mario Cuomo.  The current anti-gun New York Governor, his son Andrew Cuomo, was on hand at an event in Manhattan to praise Clinton as the recipient of the inaugural "Mario Cuomo Visionary Award."  The primary message of the event was clear:  everyone wants more gun laws, and the only thing stopping their passage are cowardly politicians acting in concert with the NRA.

There's no such thing as dirty energy; nonetheless...
Clinton promises 'enough clean energy to power every home in America'.  If elected president, Democrat Hillary Clinton says she can create enough green energy to power every home in America by the end of her second term.  "By the end of my first term, we will have installed a half a billion more solar panels, and by the end of my second term, enough clean energy to power every home in America," Clinton said at the Blue Jamboree in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday [11/21/2015].

Hillary Clinton's career will sink or swim with Barack Obama's ISIS strategy.  The president is quite the neoliberal — mugged by reality yet refusing to press charges.  His approval rating on foreign policy is consistently underwater.  Two-thirds of the country says it's headed in the wrong direction.  And yet Clinton's ISIS strategy is essentially the same as Obama's.

Why Can't the Dems Say 'Radical Islam'?  Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate offered the country a moment of clarity that exposes just how brittle and discredited the worldview of America's elites has become — and it showed that critiques of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approach to policy are an exposed nerve which will absolutely present a challenge to her in future debates next fall.

Hillary Clinton refuses to say U.S. is at war with radical Islam.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to say the U.S. is at war with radical Islamic terrorists during the Democratic presidential debate here on Saturday [11/14/2015].  "I don't think we're at war with Islam.  I don't think we're at war with all Muslims," Mrs. Clinton said.

Hillary Still Wants to Bring in 65,000 Syrian Refugees.  This is particularly relevant, as early reports on yesterday's attacks in Paris suggest that they may have been committed by Syrian refugees.  Clinton did not explain the specifics of her proposed screening and vetting process.

Hillary Clinton's bought-and-paid-for betrayal of charter schools.  Whoosh! There goes Hillary Clinton, hurtling leftward after another 180-degree cartwheel on a critical issue — this time, a flip-flop on charter schools.  Charters once had no greater fan.  Back in 1996, Clinton hailed them as being "freed from regulations that stifle innovation, so they can focus on getting results."  But the two national teachers unions — the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers — were first to endorse her latest presidential run.  So now Clinton's script on charters might as well be written by AFT President Randi Weingarten (an informal campaign adviser).

Is Hillary Clinton a friend of Israel?  If one looks at Hillary Clinton's public history one finds a lifetime of anti-Israel positions.  But wait some might say, Hillary was a big supporter of Israel when she was in the U.S. Senate.  Indeed, she was.  With the possible exception of the time from her first campaign New York's Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009 — except for the time she needed New York's Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has never been pro-Israel.  And when she held the position of Secretary of State, she helped Barack Obama craft his anti-Israel positions.  Even before her marriage to Bill, Hillary Clinton was opposing Israel and promoting the forces of terrorism.

Video: New Hillary ad demands more gun control.  In 2008, Hillary Clinton accused Barack Obama of being a gun-grabber.  Seven years later, she's complaining that Obama hasn't grabbed enough guns.  In a new campaign ad launched today, Team Hillary demands more federal action on gun control, apparently sensing a weakness in Bernie Sanders' record — but possibly opening up a large weakness in Hillary's general-election campaign: [Video clip]

The Anatomy of Hillary's Electorate.  The beneficiaries of Obama's spendthrift ways expect the goodies to flow uninterrupted under a Clinton administration.  Here are some key groups.  [#1] The millions of Americans who pay no (or virtually no) taxes and will be getting free health care under Obamacare as well as many other benefits.  [#2] Crony capitalists of one kind or another, especially those in "green" industries despite the fact that there is nothing whatever to show for the billions the feds have handed them.  Remember Solyndra?  [#3] The ever-growing grievance industry, which includes Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH and Al Sharpton's National Action Network. [...] [#4] Academia generally, which benefits from government grants and subsidies funneled through the Department of Education and its various agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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The article also goes on to say that the Republicans are also up against the feminists, the abortionists, the tax-and-spend statists, the atheists, the emotion-driven shallow thinkers (e.g., public school students), the Muslims, and the news media.

Hillary Clinton Tries to Emulate Barack Obama; Fails.  Clinton insiders have made no secret of her desire to emulate Barack Obama's 2008 "historic" campaign as she makes her second bid for the White House.  Her kickoff campaign video featured the exact same constituencies Obama energized in his bids for the presidency — working women, minorities, gay voters.

Hillary Lets It Slip: If Elected President, She Will Indeed Try to Confiscate Your Guns.  As Hillary Clinton floundered on the witness stand last week, despite withering help from her Democrat apologists who dutifully fell in line and insisted that she can do no wrong, her speech last Friday [10/23/2015] on the subject of private ownership of guns by American citizens has gone largely unreported.  Last Friday, Clinton, in a rare moment of honesty, advocated for the forced confiscation of privately, legally-owned guns from otherwise innocent American citizens.

Girl Gone Wild: Hillary's $350 Billion "Free" College Plan.  Hillary knows Obama won the youth vote in two consecutive presidential elections by promising to erase the burden of college loans.  She also knows the average college student graduates with $33,000 in debt.  Finally, she knows independents and Republicans are offering young voters little by way of a counter offer.  Today I'll lay out a three-step proposal we can use to counter Hillary's offer to strip $350 billion out of the economy over ten years and make college tuition "free."

Hillary Clinton: Illegal Aliens Are 'Law-Abiding' And Cops Are Criminals.  We all know how [badly mistaken] Hillary Clinton is, but she just outdid herself in a big way at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Des Moines Iowa on Saturday [10/24/2015].  In the same speech in which she called illegal aliens law-abiding people she suggested that police officers are bigots and criminals.

Arranging American Gun Confiscation.  America's progressive chatter on guns has been shifting noticeably from the abstract language of "control" to the concrete language of "confiscation."  Hillary Clinton is just the latest leading voice to serve notice that the forced disarmament of law-abiding Americans is not the dystopian fantasy of paranoids, but a matter of current policy discussion — and action.

Of course Hillary wants your guns.  Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights "extremists".  In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for "responsible gun owners" apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting.

Clinton unveils plan for tighter gun control including executive action, expanded background checks.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday [10/5/2015] proposed tighter gun-control measures, including expanded background checks, and suggested that if elected she would use executive powers to achieve her goals.  "I want to push hard to get more sensible restraints," Clinton said on NBC's "Today" show.  "I want to work with Congress, but I will look at ways as president."  She called for expanded background checks for firearms sales online and at gun shows.  Clinton also called for closing loopholes in federal laws that allow for gun-sale transactions to be completed if the buyer's background check is not finished within three days.

Clinton suggests she'd consider mandatory gun buy-backs, sparking fears of 'confiscation'.  Hillary Clinton said Friday [10/16/2015] that mandatory gun buy-back programs like ones in Australia are "worth looking into," sparking criticism that the Democratic presidential front-runner would, if elected, impose gun-confiscation efforts.  Clinton made the comments during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., when an attendee asked about Australia's 1996 and 2003 buy-back programs that collected roughly 700,000 banned semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.  "I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level, if that could be arranged," Clinton responded.

Clinton goes on the attack over voting rights in Alabama.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Alabama on Saturday [10/16/2015] and waded into the national debate over voter rights, criticizing Republican leaders in this state and others for ID laws that she said have made voting harder for people of color and young people, two groups critical to her chances of winning the presidency.  Clinton slammed Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) for closing 31 driver-licensing offices in rural, mostly black areas, eliminating a source for the — government-issued photo ID that is now required to vote in Alabama.

Hillary Clinton: Gun Ban, Confiscation "Worth Considering".  Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated on Friday [10/16/2015] that she was in support of the concept of the "Australian Model" of gun control, which hinges upon bans of most common firearms and confiscation of the same through forced buybacks.

Hillary's gun confiscation proposal is going to backfire in a big way.  Allahpundit wrote yesterday [10/16/2015] about Hillary Clinton's startling lurch to the left on guns.  The story dealt largely with her fascinating suggestion that the United States should look at a "buyback program" similar to Australia's draconian laws which they instituted in 1996 following a mass shooting in Tasmania.  (Barack Obama made the same reference last year, by the way, though it never went anywhere.)  As AP noted, this wasn't a gun buy back program such as many states and municipalities have offered.  It was mandatory confiscation with a modest cash reimbursement to soften the blow.

Hillary was "Human" and "Likable" Last Week But She's "Tough" and "Candid" This Week.  She's now considering adding the issues of radical black Marxists to her platform.  She met with BlackLivesMatter on Friday [10/9/2015].  "We had a tough conversation about de-centering the police as the key mechanism to ensuring safety in communities.  And we also had a spirited conversation about alternatives to policing," Deray McKesson, one of the leaders of the Campaign Zero, a Black Lives Matter group — told Politico.  These people want the police out of their neighborhoods completely.  The meeting held at the National Council of Negro Women in Washington D.C. is in preparation for her criminal justice reform platform which she will roll out in the next few weeks.

Hillary tells Black Lives Matter she'll end private prisons.  Hillary Clinton reportedly told leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday [10/9/2015] she will get rid of private prisons.  The meeting with Black Lives Matter comes a day after Clinton was heckled by a protester at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala over her ties to the private prison lobby.

Hillary Clinton and your right to self-defense.  She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi, Libya, now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Connecticut, and Roseburg.  On the heels of the latter and referring to both tragedies, she launched an emotional attack early this week on the two most recent Supreme Court decisions upholding the personal right to keep and bear arms.  She offered to "fix" them should she be elected president.  Her so-called fix consists of a dead-on-arrival legislative proposal making gun manufacturers financially liable for the misuse of their products and an executive order determining the meaning of certain words used in federal statutes.

Hillary Clinton's Simple-Minded Gun Control Ideas.  After a gunman murdered nine people at a community college in Oregon last week, President Obama said the solution to such violence is obvious.  "It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun," he declared.  The problem is that we generally do not know a gun buyer "wants to inflict harm on other people" until he does it.  That reality shows the folly of relying on background checks or psychiatric intervention to prevent mass shootings.

Hillary Will Grab your Guns, With or Without Congress' Help.  What Hillary Clinton is doing here is making the mistake of believing that the news media she watches all day is representative of the American people as a whole.  In fact, they are not.  For the last two months solid, the news media has ghoulishly fixated on every tragedy that has occurred in this country and tried to pound home the message that everyone believes it is too easy in this country to buy a gun.  Their transparent campaign has backfired spectacularly.

Hillary Clinton doesn't like that Constitution thing.  Our national institutions were designed to be managed by honorable men.  The seven long years under Obama have shown that even though our institutions are two centuries old they cannot resist sustained attacks by the executive branch.  Never, ever lose sight of the fact that even though Clinton seems to be a doddering old coot she is actually the same stripe of vicious and unprincipled socialist as Obama.

Hillary Clinton Pushes Change Allowing Shooting Victims To Sue Gun Makers In Wake Of Oregon Attack.  In the wake of the attack on Umpqua Community College (UCC) Hillary Clinton is pushing new regulations on gun shows and a change in laws allowing shooting victims and their families to sue gun manufacturers. [...] Of course, the problem with this approach is that the UCC gunman passed a background check for his guns, as did almost every mass shooter of note in the last eight years.

Clinton unveils plan for tighter gun control including executive action, expanded background checks.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday proposed tighter gun-control measures, including expanded background checks, and suggested that if elected she would use executive powers to achieve her goals.  "I want to push hard to get more sensible restraints," Clinton said on NBC's "Today" show.  "I want to work with Congress, but I will look at ways as president."  She called for expanded background checks for firearms sales online and at gun shows.  Clinton also called for closing loopholes in federal laws that allow for gun-sale transactions to be completed if the buyer's background check is not finished within three days.

Why Hillary Clinton's gun control proposal is all wrong.  The Umpqua Community College in Oregon shooting shows yet another case where guns were banned.  With these killers explicitly picking places where victims are defenseless, at some point it should be impossible to ignore.  Clinton's proposals wouldn't have stopped these attacks.  The "universal" background checks on private transfers may raise the cost of law-abiding citizens getting guns.  They wouldn't have stopped any of the mass public shootings during Barack Obama's presidency, including last Thursday's in Oregon.  At some point an enterprising reporter might ask Obama or Clinton to name just one of the cases they have used to push this law where the law would have stopped the attack.

Hillary Believes Gays Booted From Military Should Receive Honorable Discharges.  Hillary Clinton proposed on Saturday [10/3/2015] that the military records of gays, lesbians, and transgenders who were kicked out of the military be amended to show they received honorable discharges.  This is a major bone tossed to one of the most important Democratic Party constituencies — an indication that Clinton believes her support of gay rights gives her a leg up on her challengers for the nomination.

Clinton at private fundraiser: SCOTUS is 'wrong about the Second Amendment'.  At a small private fundraiser in New York, Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court and the National Rifle Association on Second Amendment issues, even going so far as to say that the Court is "wrong" regarding this provision in our bill of rights.

Hillary Utterly Unable to Answer How She's Different from Barack, Bill.  [Scroll down]  However, the second half of Todd's interview provided a tougher playground for Clinton, who when pressed to identify the ways she would be different from President Barack Obama, well, couldn't.  After mentioning Clinton's repeated talking point that she is not running for Obama's third term, Todd continued, "What's a couple places you differ?".  Clinton dug in her heels and evaded the question with her best effort.  She noted, "I would have a different job."

Hillary Clinton: We Should Have a 25 Percent National Tax on All Gun Sales.  As we continue to focus on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to send and receive top secret, classified information, it's important to remain focused on the rest of her record as well.  Gun control will no doubt be a topic of debate as the 2016 presidential election inches closer and anti-Second Amendment Clinton has a lot of explaining to do.  American's For Tax Reform is out with a new piece reminding voters of testimony then First Lady Clinton gave back in 1993 when she called for a 25 percent tax on all gun sales.  Although her statement was reported by mainstream outlets at the time, it hasn't been reported by any media outlet for more than 20 years.

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Even a 200 percent sales tax on guns wouldn't keep guns out of the hands of homicidal/suicidal maniacs who have reached the end of their respective ropes and have no further need for money.

Hillary Clinton bows to left, takes swipe at Wall Street.  Bowing to pressure from liberal activists, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday [8/31/2015] threw her support behind legislation that would close the "revolving door" between Wall Street and the federal government.  Mrs. Clinton co-authored an op-ed with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat, voicing support for Ms. Baldwin's bill that would end huge payouts or "golden parachutes" that Wall Street firms lavish on executives who leave to work in the federal government.

Hillary Clinton Campaigns On Gun Control and Calls for a National Gun Registry.  Hillary Clinton is coming after our guns big time.  The very core of her campaign is Universal Background Checks.  If that goes through it will create a national gun registry and you will no longer be able to sell your guns to whoever you want to.  She also wants all gun owners licensed.  These are precursor steps to seizing and banning guns.  Clinton is blunt about it and feels it is a winning position for her.  How?  Most of America owns guns and cherishes their Second Amendment rights.  They abhor a registry as unconstitutional and they detest being taxed for ownership.

Hillary Clinton Really Is Coming For Your Guns.  Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while.  Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades.  No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down.

Hillary Clinton vows to be gun-control president.  "We have got to do something about gun violence in America — and I will take it on," Mrs. Clinton said in an on-camera statement to reports while on campaign trail in Iowa.  In an emotional plea for more restrictive gun laws, Mrs. Clinton said that too many people known that the availability of firearms is a problem in the United States but avoid the subject because "it is hard."

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Drop Out Of The Race.  [#4] Hillary Clinton is a hard leftist.  Don't mistake her for husband Bill, who often governed as a moderate Democrat.  She's not as far left as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-identified socialist, but she's close enough.  Her campaign has been filled with calls to "topple" the 1% — a group she belongs to — and to take private money out of political campaigns.  She yowls about income and wealth inequality and talks about "fairness" as if it were something that could be achieved if government just had more power and authority.

Why Progressives Are Wrong to Revere Margaret Sanger.  Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church.  She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame.  Liberals revere this woman who preached "race improvement" and denounced what she called "human weeds".  Hillary Clinton glows that she is "in awe of" Sanger.  She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood's "highest honor" that year:  its coveted Margaret Sanger Award.  Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014.  Speaking to Planned Parenthood a year earlier, President Barack Obama, hailed the organization founded by this racial eugenicist committed to creating a "race of thoroughbreds" and purging America's "race of degenerates."

Yet Another Tuitiion-Exploding Education Subsidy, This Time From Hillary.  If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college "more affordable."  The U.S. already has an $18 trillion debt (and growing by the day), but Clinton wants to add to it.  That's not affordable.

Hillary Clinton Says All Cops and Judges are Racists Against Black Men.  Hillary Clinton went on the Al Sharpton radio show on Sunday [8/9/2015] and said that all cops are racist toward black men.  During the conversation, she said, "I believe we need to end the era of mass incarceration.  If you compare arrest records in, you know, in charging of crimes, in convicting of crimes, in sentencing for crimes, you compare African-America men to white men, it is as unfortunately clear as it could be that there is a bias in favor of white men" who are arrested and charged.  She goes on to praise Obama's task force on policing "roadmap for reforms."

Hillary Wants Debt-Free College (Just Like Bernie!).  [Scroll down]  Yes, lots of people have borrowed lots of money, myself included.  Occasionally, that money becomes difficult to pay back.  And the cost of college is fundamentally out of whack with the economy, of course:  as the supply of schools increases for students and demand for higher education decreases for colleges, it follows that higher education costs should go down and not up, even if the majority of the students attending those schools are getting useless degrees in mid-century French film.  But that's not what's happening — as the years go on, college gets more expensive and less necessary, and students are paying back scads of money to the Federal government without an end in sight.

Hillary's College Plan: Bribe Kids to Vote Dem.  Of course Hillary Clinton rolled out a college tuition program that will tax the living daylights out of the Evil Rich to shower students with "free" goodies.  That was always how this was going to work.  From the day Obama seized control of student loans under ObamaCare and blew them into orbit, dumping tons of fresh debt on the shoulders of young people to handle ridiculously inflated tuition, the endgame was always about buying the votes of those kids with debt relief.  Like ObamaCare itself, the degeneration of academic finance is a bid to subjugate the middle class, making them helplessly dependent on government handouts to finance something people in a stronger, more independent America handled on their own.

Hillary Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan.  Calling for a "new college compact," Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt.

Hillary Clinton, Reactionary.  Ostensibly Clinton's candidacy is to be a continuation of her boss's eight years.  The problem, however, is that for all Obama's iconic status, the president polls well below 50% in approval ratings.  He lost both the House and Senate, and the majority of state governorships and legislatures are now Republican, if not solidly conservative.  His signature legacies — Obamacare, the Iran nuke deal, open borders, and massive deficits — poll poorly.  Is borrowing another $8 trillion Clinton's agenda?  Cutting another 25% from defense?  No one believes that Obama's liberal boilerplate — more government regulation, zero interest rates, higher taxes, bigger deficits, smaller defense, more illegal aliens, greater racial hyphenation — is working.

Democratic leader Hillary Clinton: 'I'd defend' President Obama's plan on power plant emissions.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday [8/2/2015] quickly jumped aboard President Obama's plan to impose stricter limits on emissions from power plants, vowing to be a third term of the Obama administration when it comes to fighting climate change.  "It's a good plan, and as president, I'd defend it," Mrs. Clinton said in a statement.

Hillary Clinton comes out in support of Planned Parenthood.  Hillary Clinton is making her position on Planned Parenthood very clear:  She is in full support of the organization.  "I'm proud to stand with Planned Parenthood, I'll never stop fighting to protect the ability and right of every woman in this country to make her own health decisions," Clinton said in a video released Monday [8/3/2015].

Hillary begs forgiveness from abortion warriors in new video: I am with you, Planned Parenthood!  This is pure litmus-test material for liberals, something Sanders (or Joe Biden?) could club her with if she stayed silent, especially after she already antagonized them with what she said about the clips.  Plus, single women are arguably the most important constituency to her campaign next year, one where she needs to run up the score to offset the GOP's advantage with men.

Hillary Clinton promises to build on Obama climate plan as industry and environmental groups weigh in.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Sunday [8/2/2015] that if elected she will build on a new White House clean-energy program and defend it against those she called "Republican doubters and defeatists."  Clinton was the first 2016 candidate to respond to the ambitious plan that President Obama will debut on Monday.  Details of the program, which aims to cut greenhouse-gas pollution, were released over the weekend.  The new regulation will require every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants.  In a statement Sunday, Clinton called the plan "a significant step forward in meeting the urgent threat of climate change."

Hillary's 'Progressive' Demise.  Mrs. Clinton has yet to propose a truly new idea.  Each of her few policy positions are regurgitations of populist pabulum that offer nothing innovative, nothing for Americans to get excited about, no hope to improve the lives of people anywhere on the income spectrum, and no future for our nation.  In short, she is a perfect Progressive.

Clinton attacks the GOP on climate change. But her plan has a glaring gap.  Hillary Clinton has a new plan to ramp up emissions-free renewable energy.  That puts her head-and-shoulders above her GOP rivals, who range from climate chickens to climate deniers.  Nevertheless, her plan is plainly worse than what she ran on eight years ago — and it has a glaring gap.  Ms. Clinton's proposal came under immediate scrutiny in part because she hasn't taken a strong stand on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline since leaving the State Department.  But, like the rest of the debate on the pipeline, this reaction misses the point.  The fate of the planet does not depend on a single oil infrastructure project but on the high-level policy that will shape the market for clean energy.  On this, Ms. Clinton has some ideas; the problem is that they are all second-best ideas.

The Failed Missionary.  [Scroll down]  [President Obama] has created a position at the State Department for a roving gay activist, called the nation's "first special envoy for the human rights of L.G.B.T. persons," to meddle abroad.  Obama has dispatched that envoy to Africa but he wouldn't dare send him to an Islamic conference, say, in Riyadh.  Should Hillary Clinton win the presidency, such positions will multiply.  She was the first Secretary of State to declare gay activism abroad to be a "priority of our foreign policy."

Hillary channels Margaret Sanger.  Let's see what Mrs. Clinton finds so laudable about the well-known Margaret Sanger: a leading voice of eugenics, defined as a belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits.  This selfsame philosophy (and its disproven pseudo-science) informed Nazi Germany's racial policies and extermination of Jews and so-called "life not fit for life."  Essentially, Mrs. Sanger's view was the creation of a (white) "master race" by determining or otherwise controlling who has children. [...] That was the underlying purpose of Planned Parenthood, started by "trailblazer" Sanger in 1916.  So why would Mrs. Clinton proudly accept such a dubious honor named for such a nefarious character (especially in light of the history, of which it is reasonable to assume she is aware) and further defend that organization today with the exposure of business practices that would have given Adolf Hitler pause?

Hillarynomics is an unoriginal mess of bad policy.  Hillary Clinton thinks quarterly earnings reports are bad.  She believes something called "short termism" from activist investors like Carl Icahn is the root of all economic evil.  And therefore, according to Hillary, if we all just focused on the long term by jacking up capital-gains taxes, the country would return to those economic halcyon days when she and her husband were running things out of the White House.  At least that's what Clinton proposed Friday in a speech at NYU, in which she strained to sound populist about Wall Street lest she get out-demagogued by Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.

Hillary Clinton's Clean Energy Plan Is A Farce.  Clinton says she has two big goals that she'll start working on "day one" to combat climate change.  First is to expand solar energy supplies by 700% by installing half a billion solar panels by 2020.  Second is to power "every home in America" with renewable energy by 2027.  She describes these as "bold national goals."  The more appropriate label is "expensive pipe dream."

Hillary Clinton Pledges to Install 500 Million Solar Panels if Voted President.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday [7/26/2015] made tackling climate change one of her key goals were she to enter the White House, pledging to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide by the end of her first term in office.  Clinton also called for a major increase in other renewable-energy sources, saying she wants every U.S. home to be powered by clean energy within a decade, reports Reuters.

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My house is already powered by clean energy, for indeed there is no such thing as dirty energy.

Hillary Clinton Calls Out GOP Climate Change Deniers in New 'Stand With Reality' Video.  Hillary Clinton today attacked the Republican presidential contenders who deny "the settled science of climate change" and laid out two renewable power goals in a new video that outlines part of her plan to tackle global warming. [...] "You don't have to be scientist to take on this urgent challenge that threatens us all.  You just have to be willing to act," she continues.

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Global warming at the rate of one degree per century is not an urgent problem, nor does it threaten us all.  In fact, it doesn't threaten anybody, especially since it has now stopped, all by itself.

The holes in Hillary Clinton's climate plan.  Hillary Clinton's newly unveiled climate vision sounds ambitious on its face:  500 million new solar panels from coast to coast, eco-minded energy tax breaks and enough green power to keep the lights on in every U.S. home.  But just as glaring are the details she left out.  Does Clinton support or oppose the Keystone XL oil pipeline?  Or Arctic offshore drilling?  Or tougher restrictions on fracking?  Or the oil industry's push to lift the 1970s ban on exporting U.S. crude oil?  Clinton avoided all those questions in the solar-heavy climate plan she outlined Sunday night [7/26/2015] and in her speech promoting it Monday in Iowa — and she declined yet again Monday to say where she stands on Keystone.

Hillary Clinton talks big on climate change but silent on Keystone XL.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton set ambitious goals to combat climate change Monday [7/27/2015] but still wouldn't take a position on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that environmentalists warn will contribute to global warming.  Mrs. Clinton has dodged questions about the controversial oil pipeline since the campaign began, and she again ducked the issue even as she vowed to "decarbonize" America and make it the "world's clean energy superpower."

More about the Keystone XL pipeline.

Hillary Clinton resurrects '90s tax policy.  Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday [7/24/2015] proposed resurrecting tax policies from the time of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, that she promised would promote long-term investments and build a stronger economy.  Mrs. Clinton's plan would replace the current two-tiered tax on capital gains — the profit from selling stock or other assets — with a six-year graduated rate that penalized wealthy investors for selling too early.

Hillary Clinton's Great Depression Strategy.  Hillary Clinton didn't mention 1934 in her speech today about fighting short-termism, but she could have.  The last time the U.S. taxed capital gains roughly the way she wants to was from 1934 to 1941, from the depths of the Great Depression to the eve of World War II.  In other words, when it comes to tax policy, everything old is new again.  In a speech at New York University's Stern School of Business, the Democratic presidential candidate said that giving preferential tax treatment to investments that are held longer would give investors an incentive to be more patient so companies could embark on projects with big upfront costs and long-term payoffs.  "We need a new generation of committed, long-term investors to provide a counterweight to the hit-and-run activists," Clinton said.

Hillary Clinton Defends Embattled Planned Parenthood'.  Hillary Clinton strongly defended Planned Parenthood Thursday [7/23/2015] as the women's health organization reels from the fallout over a sting video released by anti-abortion activists earlier this month.  "For more than a century, Planned Parenthood has provided essential services for women," Clinton said while campaigning at a community college in Greenville, South Carolina.  "And I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood has been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years.  And it's really an attack against a woman's right to chose."

Nigh Inconceivably Stupid Would Be a Fair Phrase For Clinton's Tax Hike.  The worst sectors of the worst recovery since World War II are business investment in new plants and equipment and new business start-ups.  These are the biggest job-creators, and their slump is a key reason for the sub-par labor recovery, with low participation rates and high involuntary part-time workers.  So if investment is the problem, what does Hillary Clinton go out and do? She proposes jacking up the tax on investment.  It's almost inconceivably stupid.

Hillary Clinton Calls Law Protecting Lives of Viable Infants 'Extreme and Unacceptable'.  This week, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a law protecting the lives of infants after the fifth month of pregnancy (or 20 weeks after conception), a point in human development when babies can feel pain and survive long-term if born prematurely.  The law includes an exeption for cases in which a physical health issue endangers the life of the mother, but Hillary Clinton still denounced the late-term abortion ban as an "extreme and unacceptable" measure: [...]

Hillary Clinton Calls Law Protecting Lives of Viable Infants 'Extreme and Unacceptable'.  Republicans in Congress have not only tolerated the legality of abortion in pregnancies that result from rape, they have voted since 1993 for laws allowing federal Medicaid funding of abortions in these extreme cases in order to prohibit funding in more than 99 percent of other cases.  But even if one accepts this exception for principled or prudential reasons, it does not follow that this exception must exist in the ninth month of pregnancy.  So does Clinton support any limits on abortion?  She has given conflicting answers over the years, and her campaign still hasn't answered several questions about her position on late-term abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion[.]

Hillary Clinton supports infanticide.  Here the "rape and incest" mantra is just stupid.  Even if we assume a child conceived through rape or incest is totally worthy of death, the idea that a woman could wait for 20 weeks or more to make the decision is ludicrous.  The recent videos of the Planned Parenthood baby parts brokering business leads one to the obvious conclusion that the reason the pro-aborts are fighting so hard over 20 weeks is because that is where the real money is made.  The organs of post-20 week infants are in demand with medical researchers and the researchers don't want organs from babies with "serious fetal anomalies."  They want normal and healthy organs.

Hillary Clinton Attacks Scott Walker's 20-Week Abortion Ban as 'Dangerous,' 'Extreme And Unacceptable.  [Wisconsin Gov. Scott] Walker signed into law on Monday [7/20/2015] in Wisconsin a bill that bans abortions in his state after 20 weeks, when babies in the womb are widely considered to have reached a threshold in their development before birth where they can feel pain. [...] "Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI — without exceptions for rape or incest.  Extreme and unacceptable," she [Hillary Clinton] Tweeted late Monday evening.

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Does Mrs. Clinton believe that a baby conceived by an act of rape or incest cannot feel pain, or deserves to feel pain?  How does anyone know with any certainty that unborn babies can't feel pain prior to 20 weeks?

National Security Expert Slams Hillary's 'Assault' On Free Speech.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton put her willingness to defend the Constitution in serious doubt when she promised Islamic countries the United States government would intimidate Americans who violate their free speech code, national security expert Stephen Coughlin told The Daily Caller News Foundation.  As Secretary of State, Clinton promised an international Islamic organization in 2011 that the United States government would "use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming" to intimidate Americans who improperly criticize Islam or Muhammad.

It's time to get Clinton and the rest of the Democratic field on the record about the Planned Parenthood scandal.  On Tuesday, America's largest abortion company was found to be harvesting fetal parts for a tidy profit.  Within days, other abortion industry atrocities were revisited, the House initiated a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, and the cry for Planned Parenthood's defunding became front-page news.  Front page news, that is, if you're not Hillary Clinton or the rest of the 2016 Democratic presidential field.

The World Requires Voter ID, but George Soros and Hillary Clinton Are Determined the U.S. Won't.  It's been over seven years since the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision that was written by liberal favorite John Paul Stevens, declared that voter-ID laws don't constitute an undue burden on people attempting to vote.  But that hasn't stopped liberals from fighting in legislatures and courts against those laws and other efforts to promote voter integrity.  The lawsuits are often brought by Marc Elias, who doubles as the attorney for Hillary Clinton's campaign.  And their efforts have paid off:  Only about 18 states currently require a photo ID to vote.

Hillary Clinton sounds the alarm on meteorites.  Hillary Clinton on Thursday called attention to a dire security threat:  meteorites.  Speaking before a town hall in New Hampshire, the Democratic front-runner said experts should be mapping meteorites and asteroids "on a security basis," noting the importance of scientific research and development in stimulating the U.S. economy.

Hillary Clinton Wants to Run on Climate and She Thinks Democrats Should Too.  Hillary Clinton isn't afraid to talk about global warming — and she wants her fellow Democrats to join her.  In closed-door meetings with House and Senate Democrats Tuesday, Clinton jumped at the chance to discuss the hot-button topic in political terms, numerous lawmakers said.  Clinton delivered a clear message:  Democrats must convince the American public that action to combat Earth's rising temperatures is urgent, and her party can make that case by tailoring their message to different kinds of voters.

Hillary Clinton Is Running On Barack Obama's Policies.  Obama's policies in 2014 suffered a historic trouncing by voters.  But they haven't disappeared.  Far from it.  The agenda that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, unveiled on Monday [7/13/2015] contains almost the entire arsenal of Obama legislative and regulatory policies.  She strongly endorsed ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, while calling for more taxes on businesses, more government spending, more regulations on employers, more union-friendly policies and a higher minimum wage.  She calls it "fair growth."

Hillary: I 'Twisted A Lot of Arms' to Get Iran Deal.  Hillary Clinton issued a lengthy statement tonight not only giving props to the Iran nuclear deal but also basically taking credit for it.

Hillary: I'm Coming For Your Guns.  A tired millionaire recluse who wants to be President of the United States has decided that she needs to run to the left of socialist candidate Bernie Sanders in order to claim the Democrat Party nomination.  Her chosen path to outflank Sanders and to energize the radical left is to pledge to attack the self defense rights of American citizens.

How the Obama Administration Gutted Illegal Immigration Detainers.  In the wake of the murder of Kathryn Steinle — or, rather, the news coverage of her murder — Democrats are back-pedaling from their longstanding and consistent support for "sanctuary" cities.  When asked about the issue, Hillary Clinton followed her usual policy:  she lied.

Hillary Clinton Promises Citizenship For 20 Million Illegal Aliens.  If you were on the fence about Hillary Clinton, and I can't imagine that is the case, she just gave you a really good reason not to vote for her.  At a campaign stop in Iowa, the fading democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race promised to grant citizenship to all of the illegal aliens currently in this country, including those rapists and murderers Donald Trump warned about.  "I want people to know that if they're voting for me, they're voting for comprehensive immigration reform," Clinton told an audience in Iowa City.  So what exactly does Clinton consider "comprehensive immigration reform?"  She gave us a few hints as she slammed Republicans for not passing an amnesty bill.

Hillary Clinton's plan to end Social Security.  Hillary Clinton says she cares about the middle class, but she doesn't.  If she did, why would she want to dramatically reduce future Social Security benefits, suck unaffordable amounts from young people footing the bill and even risk the program's ultimate collapse?  To be sure, she doesn't say that's what she wants, but it's what her pronounced policy preferences could lead to as they also mangled the budget and economy and threatened a calamitous fiscal crisis.

Hillary Clinton's two-faced Israel games.  Will the real Hillary Clinton please stand up?  In private sitdowns with wealthy Jewish donors, Politico reports, Clinton is signaling she would be a better friend to Israel than President Obama has been.  That's the same President Obama she served for four years as the nation's chief foreign-affairs officer and policy-maker — including on the Middle East.

Hillary Clinton: Well-Known Candidate of Unknown Positions.  The fact Hillary Clinton is well known is allowing her to keep her policy positions unknown.  Thus far her 2016 strategy completely contradicts 2008's — then Hillary was a policy diva, today we must divine where she stands.  The danger in Clinton's short-term approach is it threatens to increase the long-held questions many Americans have about her.

All Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support 'Sanctuary Cities'.  As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities.  In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities.  And last year, as governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley announced that the Baltimore city jail would stop honoring requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold illegal aliens until they could be deported.

More about California's sanctuary cities.

Refuting Hillary's Ridiculous Claim — She Will NOT Be Better For Israel Than Obama.  Looking at Hillary Clinton's history in public life one finds a lifetime of anti-Israel positions.  But wait, Hillary was a big supporter of Israel when she was in the U.S. Senate.  Indeed she was, but with the exception of the time from her first campaign New York's Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009; except for the time she needed New York's Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has never been pro-Israel.

Lanny Davis: Hillary Clinton 'Hasn't Changed a Single Position in Her Entire Career'.  Clinton ally and political strategist Lanny Davis argued on Fox Business Network that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has never changed her position on any issue throughout her entire career. [...] "She hasn't changed a single position in her entire career, she has been a progressive Democrat.  So I don't know what you mean by going left.  Name me the issue she went left on," Davis said.  Well, since he asked:
  The Iraq War
  No Child Left Behind
  NAFTA and TPP
  Criminal justice reform
  gay marriage
  The individual mandate
  Driver's licenses for illegal immigrants
  ethanol subsidies
But other than that, not much.

Comments o' the day, spotted at — of all places — The New York Times.  ["]I don't care for Mrs. Clinton.  She is untruthful and extremely overrated.  Much of her support is based on sympathy because she married a serial philanderer.  But lying is now, for the Democrat Party, the state of the art with respect to campaigning and governing.  It's an indispensable part of modern liberalism.  The whole point is that the Democrat elite and their bureaucrats know better.  They know what's good for the masses.  The masses are dumb and do not know what's good for them.["]

Hillary Clinton is playing the "woman card" too early.  [Hillary Clinton] is already talking about the symbolism of her candidacy as a reason why we should support her.  As she said in an interview with the Des Moines Register in Iowa on Sunday [6/14/2015], "I expect to be judged on my merits, and the historic nature of my candidacy is one of the merits that I hope people take into account."  Well, her campaign can't be pitched as a third Obama term and her own post-government private sector money hunt erodes her credibility in championing solutions to income inequality.  Her record as Secretary of State doesn't exactly shine.  She doesn't appear to feel particularly strongly about any particular issue.  "Fighting for the middle class" isn't exactly a fresh, bold appeal.

If Hillary's Elected President, Get Ready for Massive Obamacare Taxes.  The Supreme Court will soon announce its decision in King v. Burwell, a case that could have far-ranging impact on the Affordable Care Act.  The system more commonly known as Obamacare pays subsidies to taxpayers below 400 percent of the poverty line to cover health-insurance premiums.  The plaintiffs in King argue that the explicit language of the law forbids subsidy payments to those purchasing health insurance outside of a state exchange.  If the Supreme Court decides to follow the explicit textual language of the ACA, people in 34 states could end up with skyrocketing premiums and no way to pay them.

Hillary Rodham Clinton: 'There Is Only the Fight'.  That was the title of Hillary Rodham's senior thesis back in her Wellesley College days, a reference to the work of Saul Alinsky, the Frankfurt School's most noxious avatar and a man of still-outsized influence today, having intellectually (if you can call it that) bequeathed us not only the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua but Barack Hussein Obama, both spawned in the petri dish of Alinsky's Chicago.  It was a theme she returned to yesterday, on the occasion of the "relaunch" of her creaky "candidacy" for the Democrat presidential nomination next year.  Fight, fight, fight — the Democrats, it seems, always want to fight.  But who are they fighting for?  And who are they really fighting?

No Kidding: Hillary Clinton wants to be Obama 2.0.  As Barack Obama golfed Saturday, Clinton stood in a glaring sun on Roosevelt Island in the middle of New York City's East River with an adoring if underwhelming crowd.  She even imitated Obama, with a teleprompter scrolling nearly 5,000 words of almost every liberal cliche and talking point you can imagine.  Climate change is "one of the defining threats of our time."  We need to make "preschool and quality childcare available to every child in America.  Let's make college affordable and available to all."  "We can renew the promise of our democracy."  "We should ban discrimination against LGBT Americans and their families."  "It is way past time to end the outrage of so many women still earning less than men."

20 Hillary Clinton Quotes You Should Read Before Voting For Her
[#8]  "No.  We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices ... Government has to make those choices for people."
[#9]  "If you have guns in your home, tell your parents to keep them away from you and your friends and your little brothers and sisters." — Hillary Clinton to middle school students[.]
[#10]  "I also believe that every new handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry..."

Fighting for the Black Vote.  Speaking at the historically black Texas Southern University earlier this month, Hillary Clinton gave a fiery speech on voting rights.  She accused Republicans of spearheading "a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people from one end of our country to the other."  Clinton's rhetoric is pure demagoguery, a cheap ploy to scare black voters into backing her as strongly as they supported Barack Obama.  But the problem for the GOP is partly of its own making.  So long as the party remains ambivalent about the concerns of black voters, Democrats like Clinton will easily castigate their opponents in the harshest terms.

Clinton Gets Everything Wrong on Voting.  Hillary Clinton made so many false assertions about voting in the speech she gave at Texas Southern University that it's hard to know where to start.  Contrary to her contention, no "barriers" are being imposed on eligible Americans that prevent them from easily registering and voting in our elections.  Let's examine Clinton's claims in light of the facts.

Hillary moves to the edge of the cliff.  Some Democrats concede that moving as far as she can before falling off the edge of the world is risky business, but when even her staunchest friends say they're for her no matter what because she's all they've got, the risk doesn't seem so great.

Hillary Plays the Race Card.  Here we are barely at the half-way mark of the year before the presidential election — and right on cue Hillary Clinton is out there playing the race card, this time using the vehicle of voter ID cards.

Hillary's Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting Rights.  The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted.  The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment ("In war, the end justifies almost any means") is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues.  Last March, President Obama rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting:  "If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country."  Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line.

Voting Rights is not the Issue.  There are few candidates in recent memory for whom the maxim "the issue is not the issue" applies more than it does to the Duck 'n' Hide presidential wannabe, Hillary Clinton.  Her current strategy is sensible for someone so surrounded by the stench of corruption, cronyism, and incompetence. [...] Given the Clinton strategy, which includes refusing to answer questions from reporters and not taking positions on certain controversial issues while flip-flopping on others, literally nothing the woman says should be taken at face value.

Hillary Sweeps Left in Houston, Sells Early Voting as Civil Rights Issue.  Hillary Clinton ran one of the most boring, tired football plays in Houston this week — Wishbone Sweep Left.  We've seen it over and over again:  tell Democrats that Republicans are out to bring back Jim Crow, energize a moribund, racially motivated base by scaring them into thinking the Voting Rights Act has vanished, and claim that not having a month-long election day means blacks are being targeted for vote "suppression."  The play is tired, familiar, and goes nowhere.

Hillary goes ugly early with racism claims.  Down in Texas for a campaign event aimed at restoring her relationship with black Democrats who rejected her 2008 candidacy, Clinton said that laws requiring voters to show identification at polls were part of "a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to the other."  Note the language here.  It's not a misguided effort with an unfortunate result, it is a deliberate effort to prevent minorities from voting.  That's not just racist, that's evil.

Why Voting Rights Reforms Aren't a Silver Bullet for Hillary Clinton.  In her speech Thursday [6/4/2015] on voting rights, Hillary Clinton suggested automatically registering all citizens to vote when they turn 18 as well as expanding early voting and online registration.  Measures by Republican-controlled state legislatures to tighten voter ID laws and limit early and weekend voting hurt minority, poor, and young voters the most, she said.  As many have noted, the support of those groups is seen as crucial for Mrs. Clinton to win the White House.  But the struggle between Republicans and Democrats over voting administration isn't at the core of what's causing voters to disengage from the political process.  There are benefits to making it easier for people to register, but it would take a lot more to energize potential voters who have been sitting out.

Hillary Needs a Faux War on Voting Rights.  Hillary Clinton was in Texas on Thursday [6/4/2015] doing what she usually does:  not taking questions from the press while seeking ways to energize the Democratic base.  In this case, her focus on highlighting a key issue for Democrats:  voting rights.  But contrary to the overheated rhetoric she and other members of her party are employing, this has little to do with fighting actual efforts to stop minorities from voting and everything to do with creating a sense of crisis, particularly among African-Americans, that Republicans are seeking to put them "back in chains."  The main focus of this effort is to invalidate laws requiring voters to have photo IDs while seeking to institute weeks-long periods of early voting.

On Day of Massive Data Breach, Hillary Clinton Advocates Voter Registration Enabled by 'Technology'.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday [6/4/2015] called for "universal, automatic voter registration" enabled by "technology."  Coincidentally, but notable nevertheless, the federal government announced the largest data breach in its history just hours after Clinton told a crowd in Texas that Oregon is "already leading the way" in modernizing its voter registration system — "and the rest of the country should follow," she said.  "The technology is here," Clinton said — on a day when that technology appeared particularly vulnerable.

Clinton calls out GOP opponents by name on voting rights.  Hillary Clinton accused four potential GOP presidential rivals by name of being "scared of letting citizens have their say" as she called Thursday [6/4/2015] for every American to automatically be registered to vote.  Clinton told an audience at the historically black Texas Southern University that she supports the concept of signing every American up to vote as soon as they're eligible at age 18, unless they specifically opt out.  She called for expanded access to polling places, keeping them open for at least 20 days and offering voting hours on evenings and weekends.

Hillary to Call for Expansion of Early Voting Scam Nationwide.  In whatever universe the Democrats are inhabiting, the two most difficult things to do seem to be getting an ID or reading a calendar to plan for 30 minutes at the polls.  While I don't think it helps much to immediately dismiss people on the other side of the political aisle as stupid, the Democrats keep asking us to treat them that way.  The notion that current early voting laws are "restrictive" is laughable.

How Hillary Clinton Wants to Change Voting Rights Laws.  At a campaign event, Clinton is expected to lay out specific policy proposals to address laws that she believes suppress voting — including calling for a nationwide minimum of 20 days of early in-person voting, according to an aide.  Clinton is expected to announce her proposals to tackle "assaults to voting rights" during remarks at the Texas Southern University, a historically all-black college, in Houston, Texas, where she is receiving the Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award.

The Editor asks...
What did Hillary Clinton do to merit a leadership award?

Fiorina To Hillary: Look At Your Own Office Before 'Lecturing Others' On Equal Pay For Women.  Carly Fiorina kept up her tough rhetoric on Hillary Clinton Wednesday, saying the former secretary of state should worry about her own staff and stop "lecturing others" on equal pay for women. [...] The former Hewlett-Packard CEO was pointing to the revelation that Clinton paid her women staffers 72 cents for every dollar she paid a man during her tenure in the U.S. Senate.

Hillary's Support of Sleazy Corporate Welfare Is a Political Gift — If the GOP Will Seize It.  Hillary Clinton is an artful dodger when it comes to taking positions on lots of issues, but last Friday [5/22/2015] she opened a clear gap between herself and virtually every possible GOP presidential candidate.  Breaking with sincere progressives such as Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary went out of her way to endorse the Export-Import Bank, a little-known government agency that guarantees loans so that American corporations can sell products overseas.  Its charter is set to expire on June 30 unless Congress rescues it from critics who have long opposed its record of funneling the vast majority of its loans to mega-companies such as Boeing, General Electric, and Caterpillar — all of which can easily secure trade financing on their own.  But Hillary appears to have no trouble embracing such corporate welfare.

Hillary's campaign-finance reform advocacy isn't hypocrisy, it's self protection.  Hillary Clinton is making campaign finance reform a major plank of her presidential run.  Laugh if you like at this risible pledge from a candidate who will shatter all previous fundraising records.  But don't call it hypocrisy.  It's something worse than hypocrisy.  Clinton, in advocating the same restrictions on political speech Democrats have sought for years, is pushing for a legal regime that would protect her from criticism while increasing her power and her own fundraising advantages.

Cisneros: Hillary Clinton's only option for VP is Castro.  Henry Cisneros told a Spanish-language television network that Julian Castro is Hillary Clinton's first and only option to run as her vice presidential running mate.  Cisneros told Univision's Félix De Bedout that people within the Clinton campaign have told him that Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio mayor, is "the first person on their list."

The Editor says...
Fidel Castro would be an even better match than Julian.  He has leadership experience and probably agrees with the entire Democratic Party platform.

Hillary Clinton's betting that America is moving left.  Polls show that despite two months of problematic stories about destroyed emails and discomfiting revelations about the behavior of the foundation that bears her last name, she remains wildly popular among Democrats.  That fact should give her all the running room in the world — and usually when presidential candidates have running room, they run as fast to the center as they possibly can.

Hillary Clinton's hypocritical bid to settle a grudge and smash free speech.  Her fans may see it as a principled stand, but we suspect it's just Hillary Clinton holding another grudge against her critics.  According to The Washington Post, Clinton told a roomful of supporters (behind closed doors) that as president she would require her Supreme Court nominees to pledge in advance to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision.  That's the case where the high court upheld the right of a conservative group to air its anti-Clinton documentary, "Hillary: The Movie," and run ads for it during the 2008 Democratic primaries.

Litmus test:
Hillary Clinton's litmus test for Supreme Court nominees: a pledge to overturn Citizens United.  Hillary Clinton told a group of her top fundraisers Thursday [5/14/2015] that if she is elected president, her nominees to the Supreme Court will have to share her belief that the court's 2010 Citizens United decision must be overturned, according to people who heard her remarks.

The Unassailable Virtue of Victims.  If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in 2016 she will not only be the nation's first woman president but our second affirmative-action president.  By affirmative-action president I mean that she, like Barack Obama, will have got into office partly for reasons extraneous to her political philosophy or to her merits, which, though fully tested while holding some of the highest offices in the land, have not been notably distinguished. [...] How have we come to the point where we elect presidents of the United States not on their intrinsic qualities but because of the accidents of their birth: because they are black, or women, or, one day doubtless, gay, or disabled — not, in other words, for themselves but for the causes they seem to embody or represent, for their status as members of a victim group?

Hillary Clinton, Immigration Extremist.  If you like President Barack Obama's constitutionally dubious expansions of presidential power, you'll love President Hillary Clinton.  Obama has repeatedly insisted that the Constitution poses limits on his ability to set immigration policy, and then has repeatedly blown through those limits.  In 2011, he was asked to grant "administrative relief" from deportation to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as minors.  He responded that it was "just not true" that he had the authority to do so, and that suggestions to the contrary were getting in the way of passing legislation that would provide real relief.

Clinton's bold campaign promises stun immigration advocates, baffle White House.  Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign pledge to give pro-immigration activists almost everything they want — including expanding President Obama's deportation amnesty to more illegal immigrants — wowed activists but also left them wondering whether she was merely pandering to Hispanic voters.  Her bold immigration agenda also gave pause to the White House, which has argued that Mr. Obama has gone as far as legally possible to unilaterally change immigration laws.  Cesar Vargas, co-director of the anti-deportation Dream Action Coalition, said activists wanted more than words from the Democratic front-runner after Mr. Obama failed to keep promises to illegal immigrants.

Hillary In 2003: 'I Am, You Know, Adamantly Against Illegal Immigrants'.  Presumed Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton said Tuesday [5/5/2015] that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship."  It was one of her many flip-flops in recent years. [...] Clinton's stance may or may not differ with her potential 2016 opponents, but it definitely differed with what she said to John Gambling in 2003.

Unearthed Audio: Hillary Said She's 'Adamantly Against Illegal Immigrants'.  Though you wouldn't know it from her remarks earlier this week, Hillary Clinton was once "adamantly" against illegal immigration and was for erecting a border fence similar to one that protects Israel.  "I am adamantly against illegal immigrants," then-Sen. Clinton said on the John Grambling radio show in Feb. 2003.  "Certainly we've got to do more at our borders," she said, adding that, "people have to stop employing illegal immigrants."

Hillary Clinton's betting that America is moving left.  Hillary Clinton is doing the country a great service.  By making it clear she is going to run for president as an unapologetic left-liberal — with emphasis on the "left" — she has made sure that the 2016 election will be exactly the referendum on America's future it ought to be.  She did not have to make this choice.  Polls show that despite two months of problematic stories about destroyed emails and discomfiting revelations about the behavior of the foundation that bears her last name, she remains wildly popular among Democrats.

Clinton swerves harder left than even Obama.  Leaving hubby Bill to defend their family foundation's fundraising foolishness, Hillary Clinton has made another leap to the left in her basically unchallenged romp to the Democrats' presidential nomination next year.

'I Have Some Questions': Middle-Class Millennial Female Writes Scathing Open-Letter to Hillary.  A young millennial has taken aim at Hillary — and good for her, if you ask me.  She isn't backing down, and she is asking all the right questions.

Hillary's Foolish Amnesty Double Down.  If the current objective of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is to give possible liberal challengers as little room to maneuver as possible then her remarks on illegal immigration yesterday [5/5/2015] was smart politics.  The former secretary of state not only embraced President Obama's extralegal executive orders granting amnesty to millions of illegals but also went further signaling her support for an easy path to citizenship for all 11 million people currently in this country without permission.  By tilting to the left in this manner, Clinton believes she is making it harder for a credible opponent to outflank her with the base of the Democratic Party.  Even more, she appears to think that by doubling down on amnesty, she is guaranteeing a heavy Hispanic turnout in 2016 that will vote for her over any possible Republican rival.

Hillary Clinton says Obama's immigration orders are 'just the beginning'.  Hillary Rodham Clinton threw down the immigration gauntlet on Tuesday [5/5/2015] and pledged that she would extend President Barack Obama's executive orders past their current boundaries if she were to succeed him in the White House.  'I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship,' she told a Las Vegas roundtable of illegal immigrant high school students, including one who said he was transgender and another who identified herself as a lesbian.

Hillary Clinton goes all in on immigration; pledges to outdo Obama.  Hillary Clinton held a Cinco de Mayo event with illegal immigrants in Nevada Tuesday — "an especially appropriate day for us to be having this conversation" — in which she promised to go farther than President Obama in using executive authority to confer legal status on illegal immigrants, and to ultimately to award them U.S. citizenship.  No matter what Republicans might offer to illegal immigrants in terms of legal status, Clinton said, she will offer more.  Changing the immigration system will be a top priority should she become president, Clinton said.  "We can't wait any longer.  We can't wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship."

Hillary Clinton Just Told Immigration Activists What They Wanted to Hear.  What activists really wanted to know ahead of the speech was whether Clinton was prepared to pick up where Obama left off on executive actions.  She gave them an answer.  "I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for you and for your families across our country," she said Tuesday [5/5/2015].

Clinton speaks forcefully for path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.  Staking a strongly liberal position on the divisive issue of immigration, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday [5/5/2015] that she wants to ensure that illegal immigrants can gain full citizenship under a reform of the patchwork system and the limited protections President Obama has put in place in the meantime.  Republicans want to make sure immigrants can never be more than "second-class" Americans, the Democratic presidential candidate said in sharply partisan remarks that could shake up the presidential contest by pushing immigration to the fore.

The Editor says...
Hillary is right (and at the same time, wrong) about one thing:  I don't want illegal immigrants to be "more than 'second-class' Americans; in fact, I don't want illegal immigrants to get the idea that they are Americans at all.

Clinton To Endorse Path To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants.  Hillary Clinton will endorse a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants during a campaign stop at a Nevada high school Tuesday [5/5/2015], according to reports.  Politico's Playbook reports that during a roundtable at the majority Hispanic Rancho High School, Clinton is expected to call for a comprehensive immigration reform plan that includes "nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants.

Hillary Equates Gun Owners With Terrorists, Says They're "Prone to Violence.".  Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks that "gun free zone" signs work, twice claims that modern sporting rifles are "automatic weapons," and states that owners of the most popular rifle sold in the United States today are a small group "that terrorizes the majority of people."  The June 17, 2014 interview shows just how out of touch Clinton is with a nation where the majority of people in this country who favor gun rights.  Clinton went on to bizarrely claim that those who do not bow to her views on gun control are "prone to violence."

Clinton Proposal Could Allow Feds to Ban Book Critical of Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton's proposal to get money out of politics could allow the federal government to restrict or ban the publication of a book that has embroiled her presidential campaign in controversy, experts say.  Clinton called for a constitutional amendment to "get unaccountable money out of" politics in an op-ed for the Des Moines Register published Monday.  Her campaign did not respond to requests for additional details, but legal experts say similar efforts over the past two years would have profound effects on Americans' free speech rights.

Likely Felon Hillary Clinton: Let's Open Up All the Prisons.  [Scroll down]  WaPo black-and-gay-issues writer Jonathan Capeheart got a round of approbation for admitting that everything he thought he knew about the Brown shooting was a lie, and then, a couple of weeks later, listed Brown anyway in the List of the Fallen Black Innocents.  Hillary Clinton is claiming that our jailed are filled with the indiscriminately-imprisoned — that "masses" of people are just winding up in jail.  It is one thing to call for criminal justice reform.  It is another thing entirely to demagogue the issue from a hard leftwing viewpoint and claim that "masses" of prisoners — most of them — are essentially politically prisoners.

Hillary channels Madame Mao: 'deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed'.  Barack Obama was a piker when he wrote about audacity.  Hillary Clinton seems to be calling for nothing less than a Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the United States, mimicking Mao Zedong's wife Jiang Qing, who sought to overturn millennia of Chinese culture in order to impose a communist paradise through the Cultural Revolution.  But of course, Hillary was urging the rejection of our religious and cultural heritage in order to facilitate the killing of unborn children.

Hillary On Abortion: 'Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs And Structural Biases Have To Be Changed'.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a feminist tone on Thursday [4/23/2015].  She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" for the sake of giving women access to "reproductive health care and safe childbirth."  "Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don't count for much if they're not enforced.  Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper," Clinton said.

Hillary Clinton conveniently evolving.  We are all familiar with then-Senator Obama defending traditional marriage in 2008.  Mr. Obama used Christianity and God to justify his position.  We learned later from Mr. Axelrod that the whole thing may have been just a little "lie" to appeal to black Americans.  In other words, he was always for same-sex marriage but did not have the courage to share that with voters in 2008.  The latest discovery is Hillary Clinton in 2004, or back in the days when she was a hawk on Iraq and defending traditional marriage.

Hillary at meeting with economists: We need to "topple" the wealthiest one percent.  It takes a net worth of around $8 million to join "the one percent."  The Clintons' net worth is estimated at $55 million; Hillary alone got a cool $14 mil as an advance for her dismal memoir "Hard Choices."  The electorate's usually willing to let populists slide on their personal wealth — FDR is the ultimate example but John Edwards was a lefty heartthrob for a time as recently as 2008 — but I wonder if they'll be so forgiving for Hillary.

Martin O'Malley Slams Hillary for Late Evolution on Gay Marriage, Driver's Licenses for Illegals.  On Thursday [4/16/2015], former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley criticized Hillary Clinton for her late evolution on gay marriage and driver's liceses for illegal immigrants.  Clinton's team this week said she believes gay marriage is a "constitutional right" and illegal immigrants should receive driver's licenses.  When she ran for president in 2008, Clinton opposed gay marriage and driver's licenses for illegal immigrants (after much waffling).

Hillary Clinton pushes Supreme Court on same-sex marriage.  As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage, defending her past reticence to discuss the issue and falling well short of full-throated support.  Now, in a markedly new position, Clinton is offering just that, calling gay marriage a right afforded by the Constitution.

Hillary Says We Should Rewrite the First Amendment, If That's What It Takes to Reverse Citizens United.  Hillary Clinton endorsed a constitutional amendment today [4/14/2015] to reverse the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.  Clinton said that the Citizens United ruling should be reversed "once and for all, even if it takes a constitutional amendment," according to MSNBC's Ari Melber.

Hillary Clinton on Guns: Not a Big Fan.  The presidential candidate, who once supported licensing and registration, says resistance to gun control "terrorizes" the nation.

When and how will Hillary Clinton break from President Obama's foreign policy?  Over the next 20 months, how many enemies of the United States can President Obama outright lose to or accommodate?  He has embraced Cuba, acquiesced to Iran and gone silent on Syria and continues to be ignored by Russia; he has done much to embolden our adversaries.  Meanwhile, our allies — from Britain and Canada to Japan, Egypt and Israel — are at best bewildered and at worst disgusted with how this administration has conducted foreign policy over the past six years.

Hillary Clinton Won't Spell Out Position on Late-Term Abortion.  Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton is dodging a key question in the abortion debate:  Under what circumstances should late-term abortion be legal?  Every declared or likely Republican presidential candidate has expressed support for legislation that would ban most abortions later than 20 weeks after conception — or 5 months into pregnancy — when infants can feel pain and survive if born prematurely.  But Hillary Clinton and her spokesman have declined to spell out Clinton's position on late-term abortion.

The Tough Questions Hillary Faces As Candidate.  First, the political culture has changed dramatically since 2008.  Back then, both she and Barack Obama officially opposed "same-sex marriage," an issue that has changed the political landscape at light speed — becoming an intensely polarizing issue that has even challenged previous assumptions about religious freedom.  Today both Obama and Clinton support same-sex marriage, both acknowledging that their views have "evolved" over the years.

Israel's future: Hillary Clinton's silence on Netanyahu's win speaks volumes.  Following his election victory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at length with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, and with President Obama, but there's no sign that Netanyahu has heard from Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce soon that she will run for U.S. president.  This stands in stark contrast to several Republicans contemplating presidential bids who rushed to congratulate Netanyahu right after his "against all odds" win for his Likud Party.

Hillary Clinton Endorses FCC's Title II Designation for the Internet.  Although Clinton defended the FCC's attempt to make the internet a public utility, she seemed open to other ideas to bring about net neutrality.  "They have to have a hook to hang it on, so they're hanging it on Title II," she said, defending the FCC's decision as "the only hook they've got" to bring about change.  Clinton signaled support for "another hook" for net neutrality derived from a "modern 21st century telecom technology act" but conceded that it was unlikely to happen in the near future.

Hillary Clinton veers left in search of the Democratic base.  Hillary Clinton angrily condemned the bleakest results of Barack Obama's economy in a recent speech, but didn't dare say who was responsible for them.  "What would Robert Kennedy say about the fact that still, today, more than 16 million children live in poverty in the richest nation on earth," she said in an address to an elite, well-fed crowd in a Manhattan ballroom at an awards gala to honor the slain Democratic presidential candidate.

Hillary Clinton looks to shore up support on the left.  Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for president, is working hard to shore up support among liberals in hopes of tamping down a serious challenge from the left in the battle for the 2016 nomination.  Clinton has aligned herself firmly with President Obama since the November midterms on a range of liberal-friendly issues, including immigration, climate change and opening diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Hillary Clinton: 'I would consider' anti-Citizens United amendment.  While eying a potential presidential run that would surely be boosted by deep-pocketed super PACs, Hillary Clinton said Monday evening [7/21/2014] that she's open to supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which opened the door to the outside groups and the flood of money that poured into the political process with them.

Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' warns Hillary Clinton will 'finish off' the country.  In his highly anticipated new book and movie "America," conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is warning that Hillary Clinton won't be a clone of her moderate husband, but will instead take the baton from President Obama to continue radicalizing the country and "undo the nation's founding ideals."  "America — Imagine a World Without Her," published by Regnery and set for release Monday, charges that as students of radical organizer Saul Alinsky, Obama and Clinton could have enough time to "unmake and then remake America" into a nation the founding fathers wouldn't recognize.

Hillary Clinton: Gun Laws Are Too Lenient, Must Be 'Reined In'.  During a May 6th speech at a National Council for Behavioral Health conference, while making the case that gun laws are far too lenient and need to be "reined in," Hillary Clinton asserted, "We're way out of balance" on guns.  According to the National Journal, "Clinton said she supports Second Amendment rights, [but] she added that there needs to be a proper trade-off between safety and freedom."

The Editor says...
The government's job is to preserve liberty, not safety.

Pure coincidence? The 'ban bossy' movement and Hillary's campaign.  The bizarre movement to "ban" the word "bossy" because it allegedly stigmatizes girls struck many people as ridiculous.  But on consideration, it is something far more sophisticated and sinister than mere feminist hyperventilating.  Hillary Clinton faces an image problem, and the deep thinkers on her propaganda team know it.  In a debate during the 2008 primary campaign, Barack Obama alluded to it when he called her "likable enough," a backhanded compliment/slap that stung.  The woman who as first lady demanded that military service personnel assigned to the White House not look her in the face is an imperious, demanding, and frosty sort of person.

Memo Says Hillary Supports Single Payer Health System.  A 20-year-old memo says Hillary Clinton backed a single-payer socialist health system, believing ObamaCare-like mega-regulation to be "a crock."  As president, she'd double down on government control.  It's buried over 60 paragraphs into Alana Goodman's investigative article in the Washington Free Beacon this week about unpublished documents exposing Clinton's ruthlessness.

Hillary's Racial Politics.  Hillary Clinton began her 2016 march to the White House last week, and it wasn't a promising debut.  The former first lady and Senator used her first big policy speech since leaving the State Department to portray American election laws as fundamentally racist.  The speech was longer on anecdotes than statistics, so allow us to fill in some of the holes.

Hillary Builds 2016 Campaign on Racial Politics.  Hillary Clinton has worked her way back in the news by making racially-charged remarks to the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco.  There is, she claimed, an ongoing "assault on voting rights."  But the only "assault" going on is a liberal assault on the truth about efforts to protect the integrity of our election process.

Hillary's race card.  Madam Secretary hasn't missed a beat.  She knows that the calling card of Democrats in the Barack Obama era is a polarizing politics that seeks to fire up minority voters by stirring fears of fire hoses and police dogs.  Its basic vocabulary is imputations of racism; its evidentiary standard is low and dishonest; and its ethic is whatever works — so long as its stirs fear, anger, and resentment.  Get ready for Hope and Change 2.0.  The latest target is the state of North Carolina, which is accused of soiling itself with a new voter ID law, among other changes in its election laws.


Campaign themes and slogans:

First 'Rodham,' now 'Clinton' missing from Hillary's pitch.  First the middle name, "Rodham," disappeared, and now the last name, "Clinton," is MIA in Hillary for America's latest email to donors.  Campaign boss Robby Mook's offer to supporters to donate just $5 to become a "founding donor" never refers to his candidate "Hillary Clinton."  It's just Hillary.  "You're all in to elect Hillary as our next president," he wrote.  "You're proud to be one of the first people to get Hillary's back in this race," he added.

Hillary Clinton Is Learning All the Wrong Lessons From Obama.  Hillary Clinton is clearly looking to emulate President Obama's historic 2008 campaign as she makes a second bid for the White House.  Her kickoff campaign video features the very constituencies that Obama effortlessly energized in his first bid for office — working women, minorities, gay voters.  She's hired several of Obama's top advisers to guide her bid, including pollster Joel Benenson and media strategist Jim Margolis.  Even the name of her campaign organization, "Hillary for America," is a throwback to "Obama for America."


Platform planks and programs from years ago:

Hillary Clinton (D.-MoveOn.org) Is A Radical.  Hillary is not mainstream.  She's not even on the far left bank of the mainstream.  She is way, way out there — a genuine '60s girl, and the ideas and staff she would bring to the White House would represent a sharp break with all that has gone before in American politics.  With as many as six appointments to the Supreme Court in the next eight years (six Ruth Bader Ginsburgs!) a Hillary Court would be like a Hillary presidency — a radical Bench to back up a radical Administration.  That's the 2008 campaign in a nutshell.

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Hillary's Radical Skeletons:  The former Goldwater girl would write her 1969 thesis for Wellesley College on the ideas of native Chicago radical Saul Alinsky. … Hillary had one difference with Alinsky:  she did not believe street demonstrations were effective avenues to promote their shared, far-Left values.  Instead, she affirmed her commitment to working "inside the system," because she believed all change came about only by acquiring political power.

How crypto-Marxism won the Cold War.  Today, for the first time in American history we have two — count 'em, two — hard-core Leftists running for the Democrat Party nomination.  The Left hasn't had this kind of chance for power since Truman defeated Henry Wallace in 1948.  Hillary and Obama are Marx twins who only differ in race and gender.  All the media tell us is how great it is to have a woman and a black man running for president.

What else are the media not reporting?

Clinton will eliminate disparities for same-sex couples.  Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she would defend gay rights as president and eliminate disparities for same-sex couples in federal law, including immigration and tax policy.  Clinton said states such as New Jersey and Massachusetts are extending rights to gay couples "and the federal government should recognize that and should extend the same access to federal benefits across the board.  I will very much work to achieve that."

Clinton Calls for $30 Billion for Home Mortgage Crisis.  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to one of her major campaign themes Monday — the economic impact of the home mortgage crisis — and called on Congress to provide $30 billion to help states and communities lessen the number of foreclosures.

Cradle-to-college socialism:
Hillary Clinton Backs Federal Funding for 'America's Pre-K Movement'.  While senators scrambled to pass a financial "rescue" or "bailout" package that could cost taxpayers up to $700 billion on Wednesday [10/1/2008], Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Kit Bond (R-Mo.) called for expanding the public education system to include 3- and 4-year-olds.  The pre-K programs would be paid for by state funding and supplemented by federal grants.

Going After OPEC:  Hillary Clinton says she wants to dismantle OPEC if she becomes president. ... But Clinton's plan to go after OPEC is a slick PR exercise, and her recent threats against U.S. oil companies are downright dangerous.  "(Oil companies) have record profits," she said, "that they frankly are just sitting there counting because they are not doing anything new to earn it; they are just taking advantage of what's going on."  This is patently false.

Don't Stop Worrying About the Clintons.  On the trail these days, Clinton is waging a campaign whose motto should be "Say Anything." … "We're going to go after OPEC," she hollered, dismissing it as "monopoly cartel" in which members "sit in some conference room a couple of times a year, decide how much oil they are going to produce, and how much they are going to charge for it."  It's a nice idea, but her strategy of changing laws to sue the organization on anti-trust grounds is risible, because it's hard to see how the group would abide by any U.S. court decision.

The "Problem" Of Human Freedom:  Could it be that a foolish and abusive use of governmental power is a causal factor with our energy woes?  Could it be, as [Bill] O'Reilly suggested, that our government's (and Mrs. Clinton's) prohibition of domestic energy development is part of the reason we are now held hostage to the "monopoly" of OPEC?  Not so, for Hillary.  In her leftist world, the problem is that American citizens are enjoying too much freedom.  "Consumers" and "drivers" behave badly, they drive too much, and they drive the "wrong" vehicles; and American oil corporations (just as President Carter told us in the 1970's) are once again raking in "windfall profits."

Will Hillary's 'Secretary Of Poverty' Solve Problems Of The Poor?  "I believe we should appoint a cabinet level position that will be solely and fully devoted to ending poverty as we know it in America," she solemnly intoned. … The media largely ignored her proposal but her former rival John Edwards applauded it.

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You remember John Edwards — the champion of the poor, who pays $400 for a haircut.

Hillary's plan for economic ruin:  Hillary Rodham Clinton sat down with The New York Times to outline her economic plans if elected president, and we now know the sad, sordid facts — how confused the senator is and how intent she is on ruinous policies. … The Times story tells us that Hillary Clinton is generally far more skeptical of free trade and free markets than was Bill Clinton as president.  The truth is that relatively unhampered trade has produced literally millions of jobs for this nation.  It has also driven down prices to far greater benefit for America's poor than any dozen new governmental programs the senator's socialistically inclined imagination might come up with.

Clinton pits herself against business.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) trashed an array of corporate interests in an economic speech in Ohio Thursday [2/14/2008], vowing that as president she would go after oil, credit-card, insurance, pharmaceutical, investment, and loan firms.

Clinton:  Rein in special interests.  Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, criticized for taking corporate special interest contributions, proposed restrictions on a wide array of industries Thursday [2/14/2008] … She said she would rein in oil, insurance, credit card, student loan and Wall Street investment companies and generate $55 billion a year that would be used for middle-class tax cuts, create jobs and pay for an array of domestic programs.

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Senator Clinton's feigned objection to "special interests" is a little hard to swallow.  Are the labor unions a "special interest?"  Are the baby-killing feminists a "special interest?"  Is Norman Hsu a "special interest?"

Clinton Issues Economic Plan.  Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign released a 13-page blueprint for fixing the economy Monday [2/18/2008], detailing the former first lady's plans to achieve universal health care, address the home foreclosure crisis and develop jobs for the middle class.  The pamphlet, which will be distributed to voters at campaign events and posted online, outlines many of the ideas she talks about on the campaign trail each day.  But by pulling them together, the document resembles a populist manifesto … with Clinton championing the needs of working-class voters over corporate and business interests.

Liberal Media is Hillary's Secret Weapon.  All you have to do is look it up.  How hard is this to do?  It would take a reporter about five nanoseconds.  When you've got an "F" from the National Taxpayers Union, a zero from the National Tax Limitations committee, an eight from Citizens Against Government Waste, a twelve from the American Conservative Union, an "F" from the Gun Owners of America, how are you moderate?  When you've got a 95 from the ADA, when you've got a 100 from the Brady campaign against guns, a 93 from the AFL-CIO, a 100 from the State and County Municipal Employees, that doesn't make you a moderate!

Hillary would raise taxes on rich.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday [12/13/2007] said her plan for fiscal responsibility includes tax increases, during a debate at which the Democratic contenders kept it civil and stressed they will "ask" Americans to sacrifice to achieve their policy goals.  "I want to restore the tax rates that we had in the '90s," said the New York Democrat and former first lady.

Santa Claus Politics:  Senator Hillary Clinton's Christmas commercial, showing various government programs as presents under a Christmas tree, was a classic example of calculated confusion in politics.  Anyone who believes that the government can give the country presents has fallen for the oldest political illusion of all — the illusion of something for nothing.

The Hillary Who Stole Christmas.  If you take Hillary's ad remotely as seriously as many are taking Huckabee's, you're left with a disturbing glimpse of not just Hillary's politics but her vision of government.  Her programs, which would cost billions and billions of dollars by even the most generous accounting, are simply "gifts" for the American people.  No sacrifice, no cost, no strings attached at all — save the price of your vote.

Candidates lose fear of wishing 'Merry Christmas'.  In Sen. Clinton's Christmas message, Hillary is bundling up presents for all of us. … "Where did I put 'Universal Pre-K'?" she says.  "Ah, there it is."  If you thought Christmas at the mall was too materialistic, this is bonanza time.  Message:  It Takes A Santa's Village Staffed By Unionized Government Elves To Raise A Child, and I'm Santa and you're gonna need a much bigger chimney for all the federal entitlements I'll be tossing down there.

Mrs. Hillary Clinton and the Neo-Marxist Democrats.  Evidence of the resurgence of Marxism, or neo-Marxism, as a result of the failures of the neo-conservative Bush regime, is evident both in polling data and in the current debate among the participants in the Democrat primary contest.  The leading contender, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, proffers a specific set of concepts designed to assert a "progressive" or positivistic policy whose intention is to "improve" the condition of the American people.

Hillary Rodham, The Making of a Social Radical.  Most know that Hillary Rodham Clinton's politics veer to the outer fringes of the radical Left.  But how many understand the reasons for her conversion from Goldwater conservative to cultural Marxist, and how this would play out during her controversial bid for the U.S. presidency?

Hillary's Chutzpah:  What the Congress needs to do is give us classical supply-side measures.  It needs to incent earning the next dollar, which means the opposite of the kinds of tax increases Mrs. Clinton wants.  It needs to pass the trade agreements awaiting ratification in the Congress.  It needs to stabilize the dollar and work toward a policy of sound money.

Hillary Clinton 'would move US to Left of France'.  America under Hillary Clinton would suffer high taxes and lavish public spending that would make it more Left-wing than France, Rudy Giuliani, the Republican presidential hopeful, has claimed.  His remarks drew anxious gasps from his audience of party supporters in the key primary state of New Hampshire.

The Democrats and Gun Control:  Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly voted for antigun proposals, and co-sponsored many of them.  After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans and St. Tammany police confiscated guns from law-abiding citizens, violating an explicit Louisiana law.  In some cases, the confiscation was carried out with the assistance of federal agents, and was perpetrated via warrantless break-ins into homes.  The next year, the U.S. Senate voted 84-16 for a homeland security appropriations rider stating:  "None of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be used for the seizure of a firearm based on the existence of a declaration or state of emergency."  Mrs. Clinton was one of the 16 who voted "no."

We're All Gun Nuts Now.  During a campaign debate on April 16, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were asked if the District of Columbia's ban on gun possession, now facing a challenge before the Supreme Court, is constitutional.  "I think a total ban, with no exceptions under any circumstances, might be found by the Court not to be.  But I don't know the facts," said Clinton (Yale Law '73), dodging the question for the third and final time.

Hillary Clinton's Left Hook:  After Hillary Clinton clerked in the summer of 1971 at an Oakland, Calif., law firm run by attorneys with ties to the Communist Party, she never returned to work there.  But she stayed in touch with one of the firm's partners and his wife, and they stayed in touch with her, until they died.

Hillary Clinton's Radical Summer:  In a life marked largely by political caution, one entry on Senator Clinton's résumé stands out:  her clerkship in 1971 at one of America's most radical law firms, Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein.  One partner at the firm, Doris Walker, was a Communist Party member at the time.  Another partner, Robert Treuhaft, had left the party in 1958, several years after being called before the House Un-American Activities Committee and labeled as one of America's most "dangerously subversive" lawyers.

Clinton:  Use Fluorescent Bulbs, Wrap Water Heaters in Blankets.  Visitors [Hillary's] Web site are asked to take a pledge to "confront … global warming and move our country towards energy independence."  The energy-saving advice was posted to coincide with the release of Clinton's new proposed energy policy, which would, among other things, set up a $50 billion strategic energy reserve and phase out the incandescent light bulb.

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The alternative to the incandescent light bulb is the compact fluorescent light bulb, about which I have posted a lot of information — none of it favorable.  And if the people on the political left are really interested in America's energy independence, why do they oppose drilling for oil in Alaska?

The Liberal Card Deck.  Hillary knows she can cream any other liberal presidential candidate, but she still can't figure out how to be more conservative than a conservative.  That concept of personal responsibility as opposed to governmental intrusion to solve societal deficiencies is far beyond her grasp.

Hillary Lurches Leftward:  An Early Abandonment of Her Centrist Strategy.  Hillary Clinton apparently felt the need for these swiftly escalating efforts at flamboyant anti-warism to match the "bring the troops home within months" proposals of her two strongest challengers: former Sen. John Edwards and Sen. Obama.  Compounding this dangerous leftward pull on the Democratic Party presidential aspirants is the fierce economic populist message of former Sen. Edwards, who is currently running disconcertingly (for Clinton and Obama) strongly nationwide — particularly in Iowa.

It Takes a Snow Job.  Hillary Clinton is a reminder that self-described children's activists pose one of the greatest threats to children.  Many children's activists are just feminists who don't particularly like children, and certainly don't want to stay home and raise them.  Their children's activism amounts to an attempt to shift responsibility for children from mothers to the state.

There's something about Hillary.  Hillary Clinton is an immensely dangerous politician.  Despite recent attempts to modify her image, Hillary remains an unabashed liberal — a radical on abortion, health care, the judiciary and the economy.  Hillary maintains a 100 percent favorability rating from the National Abortion Rights Action League.

Sen. Clinton's Abortion Record May Haunt '08 Campaign.  The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, [Senator Hillary] Clinton has a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood.  The same can be said of Democratic Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois, John Kerry of Massachusetts, Joseph Biden of Delaware and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards — all of whom are expected to challenge Clinton for the nomination.  Although helpful in a Democratic primary, a rigid stance on the issue could pose a challenge in a general election.

Hillary Clinton:  Shill for the pill.  Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., portrays herself as a scourge of the pharmaceutical industry, but she has shown that she's willing to help a drugmaker if that's what it takes to profit Planned Parenthood, her indispensable political ally.  Clinton's campaign Web site touts that she has "battled the big drug companies."  Yet she has sponsored many bills that would directly subsidize Barr Laboratories, maker of the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B, which also functions as an abortifacient.

Disturbing Questions about Hillary Clinton and Abortion.  Especially when the issue involves protecting innocent life, the subject of this report, the American people deserve to know the full truth about the Clintons' radical, and often corrupt, agenda.  And Judicial Watch is committed to providing it.  As part of Judicial Watch's Open Records Project, we have examined important government documents about the core public policy issue of abortion.  This special report examines three new documents pertaining to the Clintons pro-abortion policies, with special emphasis on Hillary Clinton's central role in crafting and promoting these policies.

Hillary Clinton:  Still Socialist After All These Years.  The ever-cautious Clinton occasionally exposes her true ideological core.  "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good," she told San Franciscans in June 2004.  As First Lady, she said:  "We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society."  Hillary Clinton is a hardened socialist, despite the mainstream media's efforts to portray her as a "centrist"….

Clinton Would Fund Stem Cell Research.  If elected president, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton says she would sign an executive order rescinding President Bush's restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.  She says she also would bar political appointees from altering or removing scientific conclusions from government research without a legitimate reason for doing so.

Clinton proposes to extend Family Medical Leave Act.  Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) unveiled a plan Tuesday [10/16/2007] that would expand the Family Medical Leave Act to cover 13 million additional workers.

Hillary Weaves.  Indeed, it actually sounded like the woman who wanted to nationalize one-seventh of the U.S. economy was never in favor of big government.  But rather than admit she's a liberal, she pulls the rhetorical rip cord and parachutes to safety:  "I prefer the word 'progressive,'" she proclaimed, "which has a real American meaning, going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century.  I consider myself a modern progressive."  Refusing to define that, she moved on, neglecting to mention that progressives — modern and old-fashioned alike — believe in big government, too.

8 Reasons Why Conservatives Must Defeat Hillary.  Today's Democratic Party and its likely nominee, Hillary Clinton, have moved well to the left of where they were in the pre-George W. Bush era.  That could have some rather serious consequences if she becomes the next President of the United States.

What a difference a Clinton makes.  Hillary Clinton will forever be the Orwellian Big Sister candidate.  She has fallen victim to a video, being screened on YouTube, which portrays her as Big Brother, telling the serried ranks of human drones that she wants a "conversation" about America. … The spoof hits home because it portrays exactly what bothers America about Hillary.

Hillary:  The Big Sister We Can Do Without.  The first is that many people in both parties see her as ideologically repellent. … If the right regards her as a dangerous leftist and the left regards her as an unprincipled accomplice in the Iraq disaster, who really likes her?

Hill Eyes National Cig Curb.  Hillary Clinton lavished praise on New York City's tough anti-smoking laws yesterday — and said she supports smoking bans in public places across the country.  Asked at an Iowa forum on cancer whether banning smoking in public places would be good for America, Clinton replied, "Well, personally, I think so.  And that's what a lot of local communities and states are starting to do."

Look out, Hillary's morphing into Bill.  If you've listened to Hillary Clinton lately, you could be forgiven for thinking you were hearing her husband Bill.  In the last week in particular, she's been positioning herself for a presidential run in 2008, modifying or even lying about her positions in an effort to obscure her hard-left record.  Hillary a centrist?  That's the plan.

Hillary the Chameleon:  I have always considered Hillary Clinton a formidable politician, but I haven't really feared a Hillary presidency because I haven't thought she was electable.  I'm not quite as sure anymore.  Hillary, in her true skin, is too stridently liberal and unlikable to be electable in a national election.  But who says she has to show her true skin? … She has been doing a masterful job of toning down her liberalism a little dose at a time.  Even so, her metamorphosis has been so transparent that even the perennially apathetic and ignorant should be able to see through it.  But many don't.

Sen. Clinton's Slur:  Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday [9/12/2007] found herself positioned firmly to the left of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding that disgusting New York Times/MoveOn "General Betray Us" attack on Gen. David Petraeus' integrity.  That's not an enviable position for a woman who's trying to convince the American people that she's fit to be president of the United States.

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Hillary's refusal to condemn attacks on Gen. Petraeus is unpresidential.  With her refusal to denounce the far-left MoveOn.org for its smear of our top commander in Iraq, Clinton has taken another big step away from the center of American politics.  On the most important issue of our times — Iraq and the fight against Islamic terrorism — the Democratic presidential front-runner has thrown her lot in with the radicals, kooks and nuts that litter the wackadoo wing.  And she has turned her back on our soldiers and their leaders during wartime.

It takes a (socialist) village.  Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has unveiled her economic vision.  Should she be given the power to implement it, we can say goodbye to the prosperity and opportunity we have enjoyed since the Reagan years.  In a speech at Manchester School of Technology in New Hampshire, Clinton said it's time to replace President Bush's "ownership society," which she called an "on your own" society, with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.

Subprime.  Senator Hillary Clinton presents herself as a policy expert and declares her readiness to govern from "day one."  But her recent prescriptions for the housing market should cause doubts for thoughtful observers.

Religion and politics New York style:  In a 1996 address to the United Methodist General Conference, Mrs. Clinton amplified the theme in her book, "It Takes a Village":  "As adults we have to start thinking and believing that there isn't really any such thing as someone else's child … .  For that reason, we cannot permit discussions of children and families to be subverted by political or ideological debate," which, of course, is precisely what she does.

Child's Play.  Hillary Clinton's entire approach to public policy, from her earliest days as a "children's rights advocate," has been grounded in the idea that political differences need to be put aside for the sake of The Children.  In 1996 she proclaimed, "As adults we have to start thinking and believing that there isn't really any such thing as someone else's child." … But here's the thing:  There really is such a thing as somebody else's child.  I don't want to live in a country where there's no such thing as somebody else's child, because that means there's no such thing as my child. … Almost as important, I don't want to live in a country where I am a "subversive" simply by offering political or ideological debate against this vision.


"As adults we have to start thinking and believing that there isn't really any such thing as someone else's child."
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HillaryCare:  Socialized medicine with a very thin candy coating.

What Hillary Knew — In 1993.  Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' recent comments doubting that Obamacare's employer mandate will ever be implemented — he called it "one of the first things to go" — likely caused heartburn among his onetime West Wing colleagues.  But there's one former Obama administration official whom Gibbs must have terrified more than most.  Years ago, that famous figure testified publicly that if Congress were to pass legislation with an individual mandate to purchase insurance, "we worry that the numbers of people who currently are insured through their employment will decrease because there will no longer be any reason for many employers" to offer coverage, when individuals can receive government subsidies instead.  That figure's name is Hillary Clinton.

Before ObamaCare, IBD Helped Spare The Nation HillaryCare.  Although this editorial was written more than 20 years ago, just replace "Clinton" with "Obama," and it all applies perfectly to ObamaCare, from the phony promises to the bogus financing scheme to the massive new bureaucracy.  It was this editorial and as many as 100 more like it in IBD that helped spare the nation the tragedy that would have been HillaryCare.

Clinton Files: Advisers pushed 'Health Care University,' crafted 'enemies' list.  Members of the Clinton administration were so vigorous about their push for health care reform in 1993 that they pushed the idea of launching a "Health Care University" — and even circulated an "enemies" list of those who opposed the overhaul.  The details were included in the latest batch of Clinton administration documents released Friday by the National Archives.  Included in the 7,500 pages were two curious documents from 1993.

Documents: Biden and Kerry both opposed Hillarycare before they supported Obamacare.  Then-Sens. Joe Biden and John Kerry were both opposed to Hillary Clinton's 1993 health-care reform program, according to documents released by the Clinton presidential library.  Clinton marked a handwritten "No" beside Biden's name on Clinton's list of Capitol Hill lawmakers that she needed to win over for her universal health care law, known as the "Clinton health plan" or "Hillarycare," to pass.  John Kerry, meanwhile, was marked with a "Probably not."  "Hillarycare" ended up dying in the Democratic-controlled Senate in 1994 without coming to a floor vote.

Judicial Watch Obtains 57,000 Pages of Records on Hillary's Health Care Task Force.  Judicial Watch has long been on the trail of the corruption and deceit that were part and parcel of former First Lady Hillary Clinton's National Taskforce on Health Care Reform.  I'm pleased to report that we have scored another breakthrough, pulling back more the veil of secrecy in which the Clintons have long shrouded their most famous policy failure.

Remember Presidents Clinton?  Bill was just half of the 1990s White House duo.  Many argued that Hillary was actually the driving force behind the Clinton co-Presidency, even though Bill was the charismatic face and voice of the administration.  Hillary-Care failed under Bill, but some in America still think that socialized medicine is the answer to our health care challenges.  Nobody believes this more than Hillary, and she has many who agree.

Hillary Clinton:  Upon entering the White House in 1993, then-President Clinton appointed his wife to lead a task force on health care reform, the centerpiece of his agenda.  The finished product was so controversial it was abandoned in September 1994 without receiving a vote in either congressional chamber.  Six weeks later, Mrs. Clinton's political debacle on health care was instrumental in the political maelstrom that installed Republicans in control of the House (for the first time in 40 years) and the Senate.

Hillarycare revisited:  During Hillary Clinton's 1993 visit to Capitol Hill to testify about her proposed health-care plan, she was asked by Virginia Rep. Norman Sisisky what could be done to ease the burden of the plan's mandates on small businesses.  The former first lady responded in her best let-'em-eat-cake style:  "I can't go out and save every undercapitalized entrepreneur in America."

Clinton urges health care for all.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday made a stronger pitch for universal health care and again defended her Iraq position, at the outset of a campaign swing through Iowa. … "I have some goals.  One of them is we're going to have universal health care coverage," the New York senator said, prompting loud cheers from the capacity crowd on the Dubuque campus.

Hillary Claiming Bill Clinton's Record.  Hillary was the moving force behind the Clinton presidency in 1993 and 1994 — with primary responsibility for the disastrous health-care plan, which helped hand Congress to the Republicans.  After that, her husband sent her into a polite exile.

Hillarycare will be mandatory.
A second shot at health care for Hillary.  Hillary Rodham Clinton will plunge back into the health care debate tomorrow with a sweeping plan that would require all Americans to sign up for health insurance — putting her at odds with top rival Barack Obama, Newsday has learned.

The Wages of HillaryCare.  Mrs. Clinton's proposal requires everyone to buy health insurance, along with more insurance regulation, a government insurance option for everyone and tax hikes.  Mr. Obama likes all that but his mandate would only apply to children.  He argues that the reason many people aren't insured is because it's too expensive, not because they don't want it.  Mrs. Clinton counters that coverage can't be "universal" without a mandate.

Bend over for Nurse Hillary.  Last week freedom took another hit.  Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled her new health care plan.  Unlike her old health care plan, which took longer to read than most cancers take to kill you, this one's instant and painless — just a spoonful of government sugar to help the medicine go down.  From now on, everyone in America will have to have health insurance.  Hooray!  And, if you don't, it will be illegal for you to hold a job.

It's Not Hillarycare, It's Hillarycon.  Sometimes Hillary Clinton leaves me breathless with the sheer arrogance of her assumption that the American people are like a bunch of straw-chewing rubes eager to buy her latest brand of snake oil. … Hillary knows that the law provides that nobody can be turned away because of their inability to pay for needed medical services — she just hopes the voters don't know that.

Hillary Clinton shills again for health care.  Nearly 15 years after her grand plan to revolutionize American health care collapsed in ignominious defeat, a chastened Hillary Clinton will propose today [9/17/2007] a new easier-to-swallow centrist proposal that focuses on providing universal coverage and reducing skyrocketing medical costs.

The Dark Side of Hillary Clinton's Health Care Plan:  The public face of Hillary Clinton's new health care plan is sunny, filled with choices for consumers and bright with promises for better health care for all.  But a close examination of the proposal alongside other initiatives of Sen. Clinton in the past few years reveals a dark side she wants to hide from public view until after the election is over.

Hillary's health care bomb could blow up a good system.  Hillary Clinton just dropped the universal health care bomb that everyone knew was coming.  "I intend to have a universal health care system that does three things — lowers costs for everybody, improves quality for everybody and covers everybody."

Hillarizing Health Care:  The new Hillary health-care plan is very different from the old 1993-1994 Hillary plan.  It is far slyer, and far cleverer, far more well-packaged.  The same arguments that applied to the old Hillary plan do not necessarily apply to the new plan.  But the new health plan ends up in the same place as the old health plan — with the government running everything.

Unlearned Lessons:  HillaryCare II.  This is supposedly the grand lesson [Senator] Clinton learned from her many political scars:  People don't want government-run health care.  But she might want to study her mistakes a bit more closely because her alternative is to provide government-run health insurance, which ultimately is the same thing.  Clinton's plan would yank insurance regulation from the states and impose a series of federal mandates on employers, individuals and insurance companies.

It's Not True That Thousands Died for Lack of Health Insurance, Critics Say.  Last month, when she announced her $110-billion health-care reform plan, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), said, "Each year, 18,000 people die in America because they don't have health care. … But while some experts looking at Clinton's statistics and the issue of a health care crisis said she is correct, other experts said the data and claims are not accurate.

Schip Wreck:  Oregon voters send a message on HillaryCare.  Oregon voters passed judgment Tuesday [11/6/2007] on a plan that would have made their state children's health insurance program "universal."  Sound familiar?  It should, because Oregon reproduced the current Schip fracas in D.C. on the state level — and the referendum took a major shellacking, with voters siding three to two against.  Oregon's expansion was almost identical to the one backed by Congressional Democrats….

Exhuming Hillarycare:  In the 1990s, Judicial Watch, an organization that seeks to hold Democrats and Republicans accountable to the law, pursued members of the Clinton administration. … Now the self-described "public interest group" may have come up with its biggest find of all (so far).  It has obtained records from the library at the Clinton Presidential Center that reveal the internal workings and attitudes of people associated with Hillary Clinton's National Taskforce on Health Care Reform.  These documents penetrate Mrs. Clinton's carefully crafted personae, expose her true character and suggest what she and her Democratic allies would impose on the nation, if given the power.

Hillary's Health Care Cabal:  Judicial Watch released new documents last week from the Clinton Presidential Library regarding Hillary's botched attempt to stage a government takeover of our nation's healthcare system in 1993.  Our investigators found them during a trip to the Clinton Library in Little Rock last year.  Here are a few highlights from what we found.

The SCHIP Hits the Fan.  Hillary Clinton, now seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, has put forth a vision of health care for all the uninsured which would be funded by increasing federal income taxes, raising tobacco taxes and raising capital gains taxes.  This would assure a universal health care system, she contends, and move us in the direction of socialized medicine (a term she has been careful not to use).

Hillarycare is mandatory!
Hillary's Plantation Politics.  Both [Obama and Clinton] noted a key difference in their approach to health care.  Each wants extensive government regulation.  But Clinton wants federal government mandates to force individuals to buy her plan and Obama rejects individual mandates.  This key departure in health policy hints at a far more fundamental difference in the mindsets of these two candidates.  Clinton's big-government liberalism is less rooted in liberal ideals than in the interest-group plantation politics that has defined the Democratic Party of recent years.

Clinton health plan may mean tapping pay.  Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday [2/3/2008] she might be willing to have workers' wages garnisheed if they refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.

Clinton May Garnish Wages to Achieve Universal Health Care.  Will Sen. Hillary Clinton garnish the wages of people who can afford health insurance but refuse to buy into her universal health care plan?  Maybe.  The Democratic presidential hopeful tried to duck the question Sunday, when ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked her about wage-garnishing three times.  But she didn't rule it out.

Denied.  Hillary Rodham Clinton's dream of overhauling the country's health-care system as the steward of a new Senate subcommittee has reportedly flatlined.  The New York senator had made health-care reform the centerpiece of her presidential campaign.

Reading the Bill...   The White House has pointedly refused to say whether President Obama will read the 1,000+ page health care bill — HR 3200 — now pending before the House of Representatives. ... The language may seem innocuous, but Sec 1866D actually describes the plan for American health care that was first proposed as HR 3600 in 1993 and known as HillaryCare.

Read more about about Obamacare.

Judicial Watch Gets Hillarycare Docs ... After 5-Year Legal Battle.  After a five-year battle with two presidential administrations, Judicial Watch finally got notification of a large cache of documents at the Clinton Presidential Library related to Hillarycare.  How large?  Try 54,527 pages.

Another nearby page has more information about socialized medicine and SCHIP.



The Baby Bond:
Hillary attempts to buy votes with other people's money.

This is a classic example of liberal utopian politics, where politicians promise to provide everything to everybody at no cost.  But this idea only lasted about a week, and when the polls showed what a huge mistake Hillary had made, she wasted no time in retracting the offer.

Clinton:  $5,000 for Every U.S. Baby.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday [9/28/2007] that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond" from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home.  Clinton, her party's front-runner in the 2008 race, made the suggestion during a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Hillary's baby bounty:  Just last week at a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus, Hillary Clinton proposed that each baby born in the United States receive a $5,000 "baby bond" from the federal government. … Such a program extends government's hold over Americans' lives, from cradle to grave, and provides yet another "benefit" that can be used to justify higher taxes and greater regulation.  It would help condition otherwise self-sufficient voters to sup at the government trough — to expect government assistance even when it's not necessary.

GOP hits Hillary's 'baby bonds'.  Republican strategists say Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton"s call for giving every newborn $5,000 for education is the first major mistake in her front-running campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.  They say it undermines the centrist image the New York Democrat has carefully built and, if exploited skillfully, could prove fatal in the 2008 general election.

Hillary McGovern.  Political candidates routinely do the obligatory baby-kissing.  Hillary Clinton wants to give each baby a check.  Never mind that she'll get the money by raising their parents' taxes.  George McGovern, who parlayed his $1,000-in-every-pot proposal into a 49-state loss in 1972, should sue for copyright infringement after Sen. Clinton told the Congressional Black Caucus' annual legislative conference that every baby born in America should be given a $5,000 "baby bond."

Let the backpedalling begin...
Hillary abandons 'baby bonds' plan.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's quick backtracking from an off-the-cuff "baby bonds" proposal demonstrates her campaign's ability to jump on damage control.  It's been less than two weeks since the New York Democrat casually said, "I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time."



Hillary's friends
Hillary's leftists friends include the labor unions, AARP, NAACP, La Raza, and a large number of Hollywood millionaires.

The Taxpayer Frog In the IRS Pot:  The Communist Party USA openly advocates to "defeat McCain and strengthen Democratic majorities in Congress" and to elect either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in 2008.  The CPUSA itself says electing more Democrats helps the Communist cause.

Clinton Keeps Quiet About Her Own Radical Ties.  When Hillary Rodham Clinton questioned rival Barack Obama's ties to 1960s radicals, her comments baffled two retired Bay Area lawyers who knew Clinton in the summer of 1971 when she worked as an intern at a left-wing law firm in Oakland, Calif., that defended communists and Black Panthers.  "She's a hypocrite," Doris B. Walker, 89, who was a member of the American Communist Party, said in an interview last week.  "She had to know who we were and what kinds of cases we were handling.  We had a very left-wing reputation…."

Clinton gets backing of Maxine Waters.  Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the backing of California Rep. Maxine Waters, an influential member of the Congressional Black Caucus whose support could help blunt charges of racial polarization against the Clinton campaign in the South Carolina primary.

The Clinton family machine:  In the case of AFSCME the back story is yet another example of how the Clinton husband-and-wife team works together as they strive to move back into the White House.  Hillary has diligently done her part as senator from New York, championing AFSCME causes in Congress.

Former president of La Raza named co-chair of Clinton campaign.  An immigration reform activist thinks Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton revealed a great deal about how she really feels about the illegal immigration problem when she announced that a former president of the National Council of La Raza has joined her campaign team.  Senator Clinton (D-New York) says Raul Yzaguirre will co-chair her campaign and lead its outreach to Hispanic voters.

Clinton Polls Best Among Gays, Lesbians.  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York is the clear favorite among gay and lesbian voters, who see her as a champion of gay rights, according to new nationwide poll released today by Hunter College in New York.

Rep. Barney Frank Endorses Clinton, Will Serve as Economic Advisor.  Frank possesses "one of the sharpest minds in Congress," said Clinton, who currently leads the Democrats in national polling.

Gay lawmakers line up to support Clinton.  Both openly gay members of Congress have now endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.  The New York senator secured the support of Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin congresswoman who is the only out lesbian in the House, months ago.  And this week Clinton gained the enthusiastic endorsement of House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, the only out gay man currently serving in the chamber.

Clinton's Social Security fecklessness.  In words a more thoughtful Clinton likely would have avoided, the leading Democratic presidential contender told a cheering crowd of AARP policy wonks and political activists that when she's back in the White House, there won't be any talk about cutting or privatizing Social Security.  "This is the most successful domestic program in the history of the United States.  When I'm president, privatization is off the table because it's not the answer to anything," she said.  Also off the table will be any benefit cuts or increases in the retirement age.

Hillary will bring her broom...
Hillary Rodham Clinton rallies at the CWA Hall in Houston.  Saying "it will take a woman" to clean up the problems in the White House, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton today urged about 1,000 Houston-area voters to support her campaign to change America.  "Bring your brooms," the Democratic presidential candidate told the crowd at a union hall in downtown Houston.

Clinton Gets Another Controversial Endorsement.  A former San Francisco mayor, [Democratic Senator Dianne] Feinstein was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 and she is one of California's most powerful and popular politicians as well as one of the wealthiest members of Congress with a net worth of about $42.6 million.

Alcee Hastings To Lead Clinton Campaign.  Hastings has the dubious honor of being one of only six federal judges to be removed from office through impeachment for perjury and conspiracy to obtain a bribe.  Hastings was wrapped up in a 1983 scandal involving the solicitation of a $150,000 bribe in return for favorable treatment for defendants in a racketeering case before him.

Blaspheming Hillary plays up to Harlem Baptists.  How can these parishioners sing "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" while at the same time shaking hands and clapping applause for the devil's agenda?  That's what goes on when Hillary steps inside a Christian sanctuary — it's called anathema.  It's known in biblical terms as "hypocrisy."

The Clintons' New Escape:  Bill and Hillary Clinton have their eyes on the ball when it comes to 2008, but in the meantime, has anyone noted that they bought a piece of beach property in the Dominican Republic right next to the beautiful domain of designer Oscar de la Renta and his wife, Annette?

Pardon Me But...  Said Tony Snow:  "I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah, but this is a gigantic case of it."  Here, after all, is the wife of a president who all but peddled pardons to an assortment of felons and miscreants including one malodorous fugitive from justice who had renounced his American citizenship.  Doesn't this woman recall that on her husband's last day in the White House he signed 140 pardons and several commutations?  … In the wake of the pardons the Federal prosecutor in New York, Mary Jo White, was appointed to investigate what the media was calling "Pardongate."  She was replaced by James Comey, who obligingly cleared Clinton of any wrongdoing.

Hill Hauls In a Cool $10 Million.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's weekend trip to California capped off a breathless week of fund-raising that hauled in nearly $10 million, revealing the reach of her network of wealthy supporters.

Clinton rakes in millions; outraised by Obama.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign has gathered an additional $27 million in campaign contributions in the past three months, but will finish behind rival Senator Barack Obama in the money-collecting sweepstakes, a key Clinton aide said today.

Too Much Money, Too Little Joy.  Hillary Clinton's campaign has announced that the $26 million she has raked in so far for her presidential effort is "staggering."  But the only thing that staggers me is why anybody would give a dollar to these campaigns.

Clinton backs public funds for campaigns.  A day after her campaign announced a record-breaking fundraising haul, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she would support public funding of campaigns if elected president next year. … In fact, Clinton's campaign was the first to completely opt out of the public funding system that has existed for more than 30 years.

Clinton Woos Black Vote, Targets Obama.  Far from conceding African-American support to the most credible candidate ever of African descent, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., the Clintons are pushing aggressively for the help of their longtime allies in the black business, political and entertainment elite.  Clinton's supporters say she intends to make the Illinois senator fight for every black endorsement and every black vote.

Clintons' Guests De$ert to Obama.  They jumped from Clinton's guest bedroom to Obama's bandwagon. … Movie mogul and former friend of Bill David Geffen led the list of Democratic turncoats last week when he held a fund-raiser for Obama and trashed the Clintons in the process.

Barack Obama isn't the only candidate with ties to a controversial religious group.  When I was profiling [Hillary Clinton] two years ago, I learned about her involvement with a secretive Christian organization called The Fellowship that has operated in the Washington shadows since the 1930s. … There is something deeply strange about the group.  They certainly do not like press coverage, so in that regard Clinton's attraction might make sense.  Reporters hoping to look into the group might want to think again.  A few years ago, The Fellowship's archives, which are held at Wheaton College, the evangelical school in Illinos, were reclassified as "restricted" and placed under lock and key.


Intra-party politics and friction:

'Rigged system' crusader Bernie Sanders conveniently never got around to releasing his personal financial disclosure form.  Vermont Sen.  Bernie Sanders almost giddily hit Hillary Clinton for giving paid speeches to Wall Street during the Democratic primary, but yet he never filed a personal financial disclosure form of his own.  The non-profit Center for Public Integrity discovered that Sanders, amid a tough primary campaign, asked for an extension twice and then never provided the documents to the Federal Election Commission as his presidential campaign wound down.  Meanwhile both Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump filed their forms by the mid-May deadline.

About A Third Of Bernie Sanders's Supporters Still Aren't Backing Hillary Clinton.  One of the big questions heading into the Democratic National Convention late last month was whether Hillary Clinton could rally Bernie Sanders supporters to her side.  Before the convention, many Sanders supporters said they would support Clinton in a two-way matchup against Donald Trump, but when pollsters offered them third-party candidates as an option, they abandoned her.

Bernie Sanders leaves the Democratic Party.  Sanders, who considers himself, officially, an Independent in Congress because his views lean further left than the Democratic party's platform, caucuses with Democrats.  But until declaring an intention to run for the presidency in 2015, he had rarely, if ever, identified as a member of the Democratic Party (he's been in politics since 1979).  And now, despite pleading with his base to support Hillary, even though they're concerned that she's too moderate, Sanders will return to Vermont and to his seat in the Senate, and he'll do it with no official party affiliation.

Obama's Final Revenge:  The Accidental Destruction of Hillary Clinton.  Bill Clinton's wife is one of the least empathy-driven candidates in the history of politics.  She's manipulating, cynical, and nasty.  She's instinctively defensive, brutally cutting, and utterly cold.  The polls show it.  This week's CNN poll demonstrated that 68 percent of Americans consider Hillary dishonest, and 54 percent think she's running for personal gain.  Fifty-five percent view Hillary unfavorably overall; but only 52 percent view Trump unfavorably.  Just 47 percent think he's running for personal gain.  A majority of Americans think Trump is running to help America.  They think Hillary is running to help Hillary.

Andrea Mitchell:  I've Never Seen Anything Like Scene Where DNC Chair Was Booed off the Stage.  MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell said Monday she had never seen anything like the chaotic scene at the Florida Democratic delegation breakfast where outgoing party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) was booed off the stage and escorted out by security.  Schultz was forced to yell her remarks Monday morning over jeers and shouting from angry Bernie Sanders supporters in the wake of the DNC email leak showing Democratic Party favoritism for Hillary Clinton.  Schultz announced Sunday she would resign as party chair after this week's convention, but she still tried to speak to her fellow Florida delegates, to no avail.  "She was booed off the stage," Mitchell said.

DNC wall
Fearful Democrats Erect Makeshift Interior Wall Around DNC Convention Stage.  I doubt you could find a more apropos visual representation for day #1 at the DNC convention in Philadelphia than this one.


Left-Wing Supporters Boo as Bernie Sanders Says 'We Must Elect Hillary Clinton'.  Supporters of Sen.  Bernie Sanders booed today as the former Democratic presidential contender told them, "We must elect Hillary Clinton."  He was appearing for the first time this week in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention is set to kick off later today.

Kaine and Unable.  [Tim] Kaine has been operating in the political arena for over 22 years.  He has an all too familiar "insider" résumé that tracks his career moves through various levels of state, party, and federal government.  He is being touted by Democrats as someone who at times disagreed — but respectfully! — with President Obama, the objective being to paint him as his "own man" with potential appeal for independents.  But those in the know recognize that Hillary, as president, would never brook disagreement from anyone.

Democrats grapple with intraparty divisions two days before convention opens.  The Democratic Party arrived here still divided over the results of its presidential primary season, with anger at the nominating process, the Clinton-Kaine ticket and hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee spilling into the party's final meetings before the convention begins.

Clinton says there is 'Hillary standard' for her on campaign trail.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday [7/24/2016] that chants of "lock her up" at last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland made her feel "very sad," while also suggesting she faces more scrutiny than other politicians.

The Editor says...
Hillary and her husband have been the subject of considerable scrutiny for decades, for a number of reasons, none of them good.

Yes, There Is A 'Hillary Standard' — She Gets Away With Everything.  In an interview with "60 Minutes" that aired on Sunday [7/24/2016], Hillary Clinton actually said something that is undeniably true:  "I often feel like there's the Hillary standard, and then there's the standard for everybody else."  By that, Clinton meant to say that she often gets treated unfairly.  Which is also true. [...] Anyone who isn't blinded by partisanship can see that there is, and has been, a Hillary standard.  But not one in which Hillary is the victim.  It's one in which she, because of her party affiliation and gender, is held unaccountable for any wrongdoing that would doom mere mortals.

Wikileaks dump appears to show DNC favored Clinton campaign.  WikiLeaks posted close to 20,000 emails and 8,000 attachments Friday [7/22/2016] sent or received from top Democratic officials that seem to suggest the committee's chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other higher ups tried to tip the scales in Clinton's favor.  WikiLeaks dubbed the document dump the "Hillary Leaks series."  Sanders has repeatedly claimed that he thought the system was "rigged" during the primaries.

What Happens If Hillary Is Indicted?  The FBI is reportedly ready to interview Hillary Clinton Saturday, which brings up the question of who will be the Democratic nominee for president if the former secretary of state is indicted. [...] Superdelegates who have pledged support to Clinton would be free to switch allegiance over to Vermont Sen.  Bernie Sanders.  Sanders has remained in the Democratic nomination and still has 1,831 pledged delegates.  To win the Democratic nomination one needs to get the support of 2,383 total delegates, including the superdelegates already supporting him Sanders would have to get the backing of 504 of Clinton's superdelegates.

Virginia senator being vetted as a Clinton running mate took $160,000 in gifts.  Sen.  Tim Kaine took more than $160,000 in gifts while serving as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia, which could complicate Hillary Clinton's veepstakes.  Kaine is reportedly on the likely Democratic nominee's shortlist, as a folksy and popular governor-turned-senator from an important swing state.  But according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project and given to Politico, Kaine took an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, was given $5,500 in free clothes and took a trip to see George Mason University's men's basketball team play in the Final Four — all while in office.

The Editor says...
Senator Kaine sounds like a perfect match for Clinton.

Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Won't Support Clinton.  In the two weeks since Hillary Clinton wrapped up the Democratic presidential primary, runner-up Bernie Sanders has promised to work hard to defeat Donald Trump — but he's given no sign he'll soon embrace Clinton, his party's presumptive nominee.  Neither have many of Sanders's supporters.  A June 14th Bloomberg Politics national poll of likely voters in November's election found that barely half of those who favored Sanders — 55 percent — plan to vote for Clinton.  Instead, 22 percent say they'll vote for Trump, while 18 percent favor Libertarian Gary Johnson.

Hillary Clinton faces serious, even legal, potholes on the road to becoming Democratic candidate for president.  Republican delegates are required to vote at their convention as they did during their state primary.  The rules are different for the Democrats.  Delegates are free to vote for any candidate, regardless of who won their state primary.  If Clinton continues to falter and limps into the convention, or if she withdraws, it could result in an "open" convention.  The results could be surprising.

Obama's active role for Hillary Clinton is a break from past elections.  President Obama on Thursday afternoon [6/9/2016] offered a full-throated endorsement of Hillary Clinton's campaign, saying he's excited to hit the campaign trail with her next week and in the months ahead.  He'll be one of the few sitting presidents in recent history to play an active role in his successor's election bid.  On the whole, there's a reason why sitting presidents often steer clear of the campaign trail for their successors:  it's rare for one party to hold the White House for longer than eight years, and a party's nominee doesn't want to be saddled with a surrogate who has lagging approval ratings and inspires voter fatigue.  In recent years, incumbent presidents have proven to be more a liability than an asset — or at least that's what their successors' campaigns seemed to think.

Clinton Might Not Be the Nominee ... And This Is Not Just a Theory Anymore.  There is now more than a theoretical chance that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee for president.  How could that happen, given that her nomination has been considered a sure thing by virtually everyone in the media and in the party itself?  Consider the possibilities.

Clinton Surrogate:  Superdelegates Intended To 'Temper The Raging Masses'.  Former Michigan Gov.  Jennifer Granholm, a Hillary Clinton surrogate, acknowledged on Monday what the Democratic party's superdelegate system is all about: "temper[ing] the raging masses."  Appearing on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," Granholm weighed in on news that the Associated Press and NBC News had named Clinton the party's presumptive nominee based on a sum of her pledged delegates and superdelegates.  The projection caused a stir among some political observers and Bernie Sanders supporters.  Sanders and his backers have argued that the use of superdelegates — a group of 714 party leaders and elders — usurps the democratic process.

Hillary Clinton should keep VP Joe Biden.  Consider the following scenario: after a bruising primary against socialist Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally emerges from the Democratic National Convention as her party's nominee.  Although the raucous convention is marked by protests from disaffected Sanders supporters, Clinton leaves Philadelphia triumphant and begins the long process of uniting her party's warring factions.  In a campaign marked by countless missteps, everything seems to be falling in place for Clinton, until the political world is rocked with the news that federal indictments are coming down involving her private email server.

Hillary is cheating her way to the Democratic nomination.  The Democrats had a script for 2016.  Backed by big-money donors, party insiders, liberal institutions, universal name recognition, the media and terror on the part of all other serious potential candidates, Hillary Clinton would glide to the nomination, her path marked by rose petals.  Gentlemen would doff their caps as smiling troubadours gently strummed their lutes by the side of the path to the nomination.  Somehow a coronation turned into "Mad Max:  Fury Road."  Every time Hillary looked in the rearview mirror, there he was:  a nutty old socialist chained to the grille of a monster truck and screaming imprecations into the wind.

Bernie Sanders keeps repeating his biggest mistake of the campaign.  For the bajillionth time in this campaign, Bernie Sanders was asked over the weekend about the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server during her time as secretary of state.  And, for the bajillionth time, Sanders took a hard pass on the question.

Bernie Sanders Says Superdelegates Should Consider Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal.  Bernie Sanders said in a new interview that voters, and superdelegates to the Democratic convention, should take a "hard look" at a recent and highly critical State Department report on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while Secretary of State.  The Vermont senator, who has refrained from attacking his opponent on the email scandal on the campaign trail, mentioned the Thursday report by the State Department's inspector general during a Sunday appearance on CBS' Face the Nation.  The inspector general concluded that Clinton and her senior aides ignored repeated warnings that her private email system was vulnerable to hackers when she was Secretary of State.

Hillary Clinton must choose left-wing running mate, says Bernie Sanders.  Bernie Sanders warned on Sunday [5/29/2016] that Hillary Clinton must choose a left-wing candidate as running mate if the Democratic party is to win the presidential election.  The comments came amid mounting criticism that Mrs Clinton's campaign is poorly equipped to take on Donald Trump.  Mr Sanders cautioned that to beat the bombastic Republican nominee, the Democratic party must defend working families by choosing a non-traditional candidate who would stand up to "Wall Street" and the "greed of corporate America".

The Democratic Party's Civil War Is Just Getting Started.  When Hillary Clinton formally claims the Democratic Party's presidential nomination this summer in Philadelphia, she will inherit a party in the throes of a revolution — one in which her side seems likely to lose in the long term.  The upheaval has been decades in the making, as the party has evolved from choosing relative centrist nominees such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry over more liberal contenders, to Barack Obama, who positioned himself to the left of Hillary Clinton in 2008.  Now, even while Clinton appears set to win the Democratic nomination this year, she has faced an unexpectedly difficult challenge from Sen.  Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the farthest-left Democratic candidate to seriously vie for the nomination in decades.

Why Bernie isn't quitting just yet.  Frustrated mainstream Democrats worried about the polls showing a neck-and-neck presidential race cannot figure out what Bernie Sanders is doing — and they're beginning to panic.  They know there's maybe a 2 percent chance Hillary Clinton doesn't clinch the nomination June 7 — she needs only 78 more delegates and is leading by double digits in both New Jersey and California, where 690 are up for grabs.  It would take a calamity beyond reckoning for her not to get those 78 that night. [... But] Sanders' continuing presence in the race and the effectiveness of his attacks on her with leftists are actively contributing to the decline of her image.

Sanders demands new Kentucky election canvass after losing by the tightest of margins to Clinton.  Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky's presidential primary Tuesday [5/24/2016], where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote.  The Sanders campaign said it will ask the Kentucky secretary of state to have election officials review electronic voting machines and absentee ballots from last week's primary in each of the state's 120 counties.  Sanders signed a letter Tuesday morning requesting a full and complete check and recanvass of the election results in Kentucky.

We Are a Fish, Rotting From the Head.  The only way Hillary will be indicted, as she certainly deserves to be, is if the Democrats decide that she can't beat Donald Trump — an increasingly likely eventuality — and decide to go with someone else.

Bernie faces wrath of Clinton Mafia as he refuses to surrender.  Now it's Bernie Sanders' turn to feel the burn.  Unfortunately, the heat is coming from the Clinton Mafia.  The Democratic National Committee, top members of Congress and their media handmaidens are turning on the formerly adorable, 74-year-old senator with rabid ferocity.  His sin:  refusing to concede to St. Hillary.  Off with his head!  For his impudence, Sanders and his backers stand accused of fomenting violence and using intimidation tactics, of being rude and sexist and of sabotaging Clinton.

Will Obama Indict Clinton to Save his Party?  [Scroll down]  I don't believe for a moment that Obama has any personal investment in Hillary Clinton becoming President — he'd personally be just as happy with Bernie if not more so.  Moreover, his own Justice Department is allegedly threatening open mutiny if action is not taken against Clinton after the probe into her private email server is completed.  If Clinton were in a strong position for the general election, no doubt Obama would order Lynch to softpedal any action that lands on Clinton herself, no matter what the facts say.  However, Obama can read the polls as well as anyone, and he knows that Sanders would walk all over Donald Trump, whereas Clinton might well find herself in a dogfight.  At this point, an indictment of Clinton might well seem like an escape hatch for President Obama.

Hillary's Support Among Democrats Fades As Party Crisis Looms.  Democrats still can't decide if Hillary Clinton is electable — in fact, her support has diminished as the primary season has dragged on.  There are fears of a party revolt by Bernie Sanders supporters at the July convention, and there's a huge rift forming between two of its major factions.  Plus, polls show that the supposedly can't-possibly-win Donald Trump is now close to Clinton.  The latest evidence of trouble came with Tuesday's primaries, where Clinton beat Sanders by a mere half a percentage point — 46.8% to 46.3% — in Kentucky, a state where in 2008 Clinton walloped Obama by 66% to 30%.  Sanders beat her in Oregon by an almost 10-point margin.

Cenk Uygur:  "CNN Never Showed You" What Really Happened At Nevada Dem Convention.  The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur explains how CNN exposed its pro-Clinton bias this weekend.  "You're so biased you don't even see it," he said about the hosts of the news network.  "You think:  I just got here on CNN because I'm, well, awesome.  No you got on CNN because you will say things that do not rock the boat.  If you rock the boat, you will be called a radical and rabble rouser and shown to the door."

Democratic Party split over Sanders becomes real, personal, and very dangerous.  The Democrat establishment is waking up to the awful truth on Bernie Sanders: he is a mortal danger to not only the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, but the continued viability of the party's strategy of mouthing populist rhetoric while practicing crony capitalism.  Too late, they now realize he actually means what he says about a "political revolution," and bringing him back into the fold by the time of the Philadelphia Convention will be a problem.

Sanders sticks it to the Democratic Party.  As fallout from Saturday's Nevada Democratic convention expanded across Democratic circles, the Vermont senator's defiance appeared to confirm some of the party's worst fears:  The rifts caused by the presidential primary may be deeper than anyone knew.

Dems' new fear: Sanders revolt could upend Democratic convention.  Sen.  Barbara Boxer, a veteran of Democratic politics, says she never saw anything quite like this before.  Loud cursing, shouting, obscene gestures and vile insults, including crude comments about the female anatomy.  It was all on display over the weekend as supporters of Bernie Sanders turned the Nevada State Democratic Convention into chaos.

Julian Castro modifies HUD policy in apparent bid to be Clinton's running mate.  [Scroll down]  In what I'm sure is yet another in a series of totally accidental, coincidental bits of timing, the HUD announcement was rolled out just as a group of progressive activists revealed that they were planning "a full offensive" against Castro.  The changes being proposed at HUD look suspiciously like olive branches intended to defuse their complaints.  These include requirements for investors to offer to reduce the principal on underwater mortgages and to freeze interest rates for five years.  That may sound great to those holding the mortgages, but it's not exactly sound fiscal policy.  So are these changes supposed to be helping improve the program or enhance Castro's chances at being Hillary's running mate?  And even if it's the latter, could it ever be proved?  Tough to say, but if he is the veep nominee, expect to hear more about this straight through November.

Democrats in Disarray:  Sanders Wins Indiana in Upset.  Sanders winning Indiana is a major upset but you wouldn't know that by looking at the news.  Everyone is covering the Trump news and ignoring the fact that there was actually a Democrat primary as well.  The media narrative has always been how "chaotic" the GOP race is.  Well, not so much, there is clarity tonight.  The chaos belongs to the Democrats, and tonight proves it.

Read the Radical Resume of Tom Perez, Possible Hillary VP Pick.  Although much of Perez's history is well-known to PJM readers due to his many fringe polices at the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) recently obtained his revealing eight-page resume.  Nearly every single entry of his career history involves some form of racial activism. [...] The document shows that with Perez near the White House, race-based politics and social division in America will be sure to intensify.  Picking Perez would ensure the most extreme and marginalized policies of the Obama years would carry on into a Clinton administration.

You Need to Know About Tom Perez:  Likely Hillary VP Opposes First Amendment.  Hillary Clinton is 68, and beset by a persistent cough that she has never adequately explained.  According to Ed Klein, author of Unlikeable:  The Problem with Hillary, she also suffers from "blinding headaches, exhaustion, insomnia, and a tremor in her hands."  If Hillary goes unindicted (as seems likely, given that the Justice Department has been hiring based solely on left-leaning ideology) for her mishandling of classified material on her private email server, the deep split in the Republican Party makes it likely that she will be the next president.  Unless her health prevents her from remaining in office.  Given her apparent health issues (and the fact that her rival for the nomination, Bernie Sanders, is 74 years old), the Democrats' choice for vice president could be their most important since 1944.

Sanders Campaign Accuses Clinton and DNC of Violating Campaign Finance Rules.  Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign is accusing his rival Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) of "serious apparent violations of campaign finance laws" by improperly allocating money obtained through joint fundraising.  In a statement released Monday [4/18/2016], the Sanders' campaign wrote that the joint fundraising committee Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) is being "exploited" to solely benefit Clinton's campaign for president.

Flashback: Clintons attacked Obama's qualifications, 'one speech senator'.  When it comes to comparing the qualifications of others with themselves, Bill and Hillary Clinton revert to standard operating procedure:  Bash them as inexperienced.  Just as the Clinton campaign is doing to Sen.  Bernie Sanders, Hillary and Bill did to President Obama when he ran against her in 2008.

Bill Clinton Accuses Black Lives Matter Protesters of Defending Murderous Drug Dealers.  America's "first black president" has some detractors among the African-American community of Philadelphia.  While rallying support for his wife ahead of Pennsylvania's Democratic primary, Bill Clinton found himself in a shouting argument with a group of Black Lives Matter protesters.  The activists crashed Clinton's speech, bearing homemade signs reading, "Clinton's crime bill destroyed our communities," and, "Welfare reform increased poverty."  One sign made reference to Hillary Clinton's infamous use of the right-wing trope superpredators — a term that described a "new class" of young black criminals who lacked all conscience and empathy — during her husband's reelection campaign.  The former First Lady apologized for using the term when confronted by protesters back in February.  Her husband took a different approach.

How Hillary Clinton Bought the Loyalty of 33 State Democratic Parties.  Collusion between the Clinton campaign and the DNC allowed Hillary Clinton to buy the loyalty of 33 state Democratic parties last summer.  Montana was one of those states.  It sold itself for $64,100.  The Super Delegates now defying democracy with their insistent refusal to change their votes to Sanders in spite of a handful of overwhelming Clinton primary losses in their own states, were arguably part of that deal.  In August 2015, at the Democratic Party convention in Minneapolis, 33 democratic state parties made deals with the Hillary Clinton campaign and a joint fundraising entity called The Hillary Victory Fund.  The deal allowed many of her core billionaire and inner circle individual donors to run the maximum amounts of money allowed through those state parties to the Hillary Victory Fund in New York and the DNC in Washington.

'Godmother' Hillary shows her mob boss side.  Hillary Clinton lost her temper the other day.  She said she was "sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me." It's hard to believe that this is what she's sick of — since Sanders is, without question, the gentlest opposition candidate any front-runner has faced in the history of American politics.  The truth is likely this: She's sick, all right — sick of having to run against Sanders.  Look, she had it in the bag, guys, she had it in the bag.  Before she declared her candidacy she made like Don Corleone of "The Godfather" and put all the politicians and party bigwigs in her pocket.  She lined up the superdelegates.  She scared Elizabeth Warren out of the race.  She scared Joe Biden out of the race.  The only one who dared face her was a septuagenarian leftie lunatic from Vermont.

On the Left, Deep Unease About the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua.  Pass the popcorn: while conservatives are engrossed in the battle between Trump and non-Trump, over on the Left, they're having an ideological conniption fit over the fixed-fight they call the Democrat primaries.  Nobody, it seems, much likes Hillary: [...] In fact, no one less than the FBI director himself, James Comey, will interview the new chief of the Clinton Crime Family.  With nearly 150 agents on the case, it's clear that where there's (obvious) smoke there's also a four-alarm fire; the only question is whether the corrupt Obama "Justice" Department will dare or deign to indict the career criminal, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Bi-Polar: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Embrace and Reject the Obama Legacy of Fail.  The two candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination are trying to have it both ways:  they want the support of the Barack Obama coalition that got him elected to the presidency twice, but at the same time they are making the case that his policies have failed, and they know better how to fix them.  But the mainstream media have cast the latest Democratic debate as serving neither Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) nor Hillary Clinton, but instead bolstering the reputation of President Obama.  While many in the media claim that Mrs. Clinton has embraced President Obama's legacy more than the socialist Sanders has, a closer examination of her words reveals implicit criticism of Obama's policies and progress.

Clinton's Failure to Close.  With Super Tuesday over, Clinton is once again demonstrating her inability to dispatch a "lesser opponent."  That inability to "close" cost her 2008's nomination and eight irretrievable years.  This time it could cost the presidency and her reputation.  For this year's nomination, Hillary Clinton faces the junior Senator from America's second smallest state.  He is a self-described socialist and would be America's oldest president at inauguration — by over five years — if elected.  If ever a profile existed for someone for the Democrats' most famous politician to beat handily, Bernie Sanders would seem to have it.

Trump Derangement Syndrome Turns Into Treason.  [Scroll down]  Under pressure from Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is now adopting positions well to the left of Obama.  On racial issues, she's already more extreme than he is.  Ponder that for a minute.  Both Democratic candidates are now airing blatantly racist views about white privilege.  Sanders and Clinton are also scrambling to get to the left of Obama on terrorism, socialized medicine and a raft of other issues.

The case against Clinton: This is the disaster Democrats must avoid.  So far [Hillary] Clinton seems to have retained the status of favorite for the Democratic nomination.  But there are strong signs that it's Sanders who would fare better against the eventual GOP nominee.  Recent polling shows Sanders doing better than Clinton against each of the Republican contenders.

Bernie Sanders has raised $16 million from the unemployed.  One of Bernie Sanders talking points on the campaign trail is that the "real" unemployment rate is much higher than the official 4.9% cited by the Labor Department, and he should know.  That's because Sanders' biggest source of fundraising support comes from the retired or unemployed, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission, as reported by Bloomberg.  $16 million of the $73 million the candidate raised in 2015 came from individual donors who said they were without jobs, according to the report.

Bernie Sanders' brother says 'rapist' Bill Clinton was a lousy president.  Bernie Sanders' big brother ripped Bill Clinton in an interview published Friday — saying that people forget what a lousy president he was because they're too preoccupied with his sordid sex life.  "Is Bill really such a terrible rapist — or is he a nice rapist?" Larry Sanders told The Daily Beast, asking the question he said is on most people's minds when it comes to the former president, whose wife, Hillary, is in a showdown with Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Bernie's brother: Media can't decide if Clinton is 'terrible rapist' or 'nice rapist'.  Bernie Sanders's elder brother rips Bill Clinton in a new interview, suggesting the media is too focused debating whether the former president is a "terrible rapist" or "nice rapist."  He also suggests that his brother, a self-described democratic socialist running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is "very socialist" in his view of "class warfare."  "Bill Clinton has leapt in to try and make it personal with Bernard," Larry Sanders, 80, who lives in England, told The Daily Beast for an interview published Friday [2/19/2016].  He described Clinton as a "dreadful" president for poor people.

Clinton Campaign Is Facing Fierce Headwinds.  Hillary Clinton's struggling campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is collapsing faster than you can say "Bernie Sanders."  And Democrats are now starting to ask if Sanders, the rumpled, fiery Vermont socialist, could beat her in enough primaries to weaken her prospects in the general election, if not defeat her outright.  Sanders, who was once dismissed by party leaders as a kooky left-wing insurgent with little grassroots support, is giving Clinton the political fight of her life.

Frustrated female senators say Clinton is victim of sexism.  Women serving in the Senate say Hillary Clinton is being subjected to an unfair, sexist double standard on the campaign trail.  Criticisms of Clinton's tone of voice have become prominent in recent weeks, stirring strong feelings among Senate Democratic women who say they too have had to battle the stereotype of the shrill female.  "She's often judged by a double standard," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the dean of the Senate women.

Grim Tidings for Hillary.  Hillary Clinton's loss to Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary wasn't as bad as she'd feared.  It was worse.  Sanders's margin of victory — 60 percent to 39 percent — was the largest ever by a Democrat who wasn't a sitting president.  It was a come-from-behind win:  Eight months ago, Sanders was at 9 percent and Clinton held a 46-point advantage.  And Sanders overperformed the polls.  Only 1 of the last 15 polls had him above 60 percent; the Real Clear Politics average in New Hampshire had him at 54.5 percent going into the vote.

Dumb, Dumber and Democrat.  Not all Republicans are talented valedictorians residing on Mt. Genius, but today's Democratic party and its supporters have become disgustingly dumber as the presidential campaign wears on.  It escapes me how a Democrat, let alone any American citizen, would cede their rights to bureaucratic dolts.  But that is the preference of the Democratic electorate.  Their choices for president include an old con-artist just toenails ahead of federal prosecutors and an ancient curmudgeon determined to tax and spend our nation into the dust bowl of history.

The Progressives' Phony Democracy.  Consider the recent two presidential primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire.  In the popular vote Bernie Sanders tied Hillary in Iowa and wiped her out in New Hampshire.  Yet Hillary ended up with more delegates — 394 to Sanders' 44.  Why?  Because there are 712 "superdelegates," Congressmen, governors, some mayors, and certain party apparatchiks.  Each superdelegate is worth about 10,000 of one citizen's vote.  So much for believing "mankind are capable of governing themselves."

Clinton campaign's comment that Nevada is '80% white' angers some Democrats.  The ethnically diverse Nevada has been touted for months as the state where Clinton finally pulls away from the dead heat race she's been running with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose coalition of young, generally white voters propelled him to a win in New Hampshire and a virtual tie in Iowa.  But the form secretary of state's campaign team seems to hedging their bets and downplaying her chances of pulling off a major victory in the Silver State.

Eight years later, Bill Clinton is causing headaches for his wife again.  Halfway through a 40-minute stump speech here, Bill Clinton arrived on the topic of Bernie Sanders's proposal for single-payer health coverage — and became annoyed.  "Every time we try to have a debate on this, they say:  'You don't understand.  We're creating a revolution.  You're getting in the way.  You're part of the establishment,'" Clinton drawled, with more than a hint of frustration in his voice.  "God forbid we should have an honest discussion on it."  Then Clinton changed course again.

Uncle Bernie Sanders Is Brainwashing Our Uneducated Youth.  Lovable Bernie is essentially propagandizing a generation of gullible American young people who don't have anything near the education or experience to understand what is happening to them.  His task is made simpler because his Democratic Party opponent is demonstrably and obviously corrupt and in danger of prosecution.  She has also been pushed so far to the left by Bernie's success (and her own fears) that no serious questions about socialism are even asked.  Our educational system, which, even at the college level, rarely looks at socialism from a results-oriented perspective, exacerbates this situation.  Yet those results sit just below our southern border in catastrophic form for all to see, though few, especially among the young, have the background or, frankly, even the interest, to look.

Even Democrats' Rigged Superdelegate System May Not Be Enough for Hillary to Prevail.  [Scroll down]  Mrs. Bill is so terrible once she gets in front of the public that even those in the rigged system that should be her safety net abandon her.  Again, this is largely because the Hillary Clinton pitch to the electorate is mostly myth.  She's not really a strong feminist.  She's not really even a strong woman.  She's ridden the coattails of two men who embarrassed her publicly to get where she's at.  And she was still the best the Democrat elites had to offer as their establishment pick the last two times they got to anoint a non-incumbent.

Democrat primaries: Soviet style.  Importantly, unlike with Republicans, the Democrats' modern election "process" is ironically autocratic, not democratic.  Superdelegates may ensure a unified decision-making process, but it is top-down and based upon the party's stamp of approval rather than a generalized expression of whom the voters want.  In this way, a top-down process is antithetical to the traditional bottom-up process the Founding Fathers intended:  common people choosing informed electors who in turn choose the nominee.  But it's worse than that.  Super-delegates beholden to no one — save the party itself — make this nominating process inherently corrupt, based upon backroom dealing completely removed from the American people's influence.

Beware a Wounded Clinton.  Hillary and Bill Clinton were prepared to lose, but there's a loss and then there's a shellacking.  After barely winning Iowa, with its coin tosses and independent calls for a public recount of the secret ballots, getting trounced by Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 20 points suggests tissue-rejection of the Clinton candidacy.  It's likely some of those voters weren't even pro-Sanders, just turned off by Clinton.  The Republican race is starting to look tame by comparison.  The rejection went to her character.  Among Democrats who say they care most about honesty and trustworthiness, she lost by 86 points.  None of Bill's lip-biting brand attached to her:  She lost by 65 points among those who want their candidate to care about people like themselves.  Then there are the women.  Although they were threatened with eternal damnation, a majority of women — seven in 10 under 45 — did not vote for the would-be first female president.

The Coming Hillary Meltdown?  Interesting tidings in the media the last 24 hours that suggest a smoldering volcano of Democratic discontent and near panic.  The Democratic establishment has cleared the field for Hillary, and she's having trouble putting away Bernie Sanders!  If she can't handle Bernie Sanders, how will she match up with a Republican nominee?

Hillary Steals Obama's 2008 Playbook: Minority Support, Voter Fraud.  Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton watched as Barack Obama crushed her dreams, then used her body as a stepping stone to the presidency.  Now, she has determined that she will become Obama.  Hillary rightfully should have won the 2008 primaries — she had all the advantages on her side.  She didn't, because Barack Obama seized it from her arthritic hands thanks to three distinct phenomena:  wildly disproportionate support from the minority community, a friendly media unwilling to ask tough questions, and voter fraud.  Hillary has learned her lesson.

The Unhinged.  When presented with a fair fight or an all-out political nuclear war, the Clintons always push the button.  Bernie [Sanders] must be destroyed because he can beat her.  Don't get me wrong.  There isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two:  Both want free college, higher taxes, more spending, bigger government, less personal responsibility, etc., etc.  The difference is Hillary has speechwriters twisting those things into rosy, horribly delivered lectures, and Bernie speaks from the heart like a homeless man yelling at an empty cookie jar.  But the Democratic Party has turned into the home of homeless people yelling at cookie jars, so he's a threat.

Democrats Might Rue Their Attempt to Coronate Hillary.  If Hillary Clinton were in an actual horse race, she'd be at the glue factory today.  Consider:  In an effectively two-way race for the Democratic nomination, the former first lady, U.S. senator, and secretary of state — vanquisher of the patriarchy, shatterer of glass ceilings, modeler of pants suits — earned less than half the vote against a 74-year-old, Marxist incarnation of Waldorf from The Muppets, [...]

Clinton wins Iowa by 0.2 percent.  The last precinct to report — Polk County's precinct No. 42 — reported a Sanders win with 58.3 percent of support above Clinton's 41.7 percent.  In Iowa with all 1,683 precincts reporting, Clinton won with 49.8 percent to Sanders' 49.6 percent.

The Revolution That Will Either Destroy America... or the Left.  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are the same candidate.  They're both leftist radicals with degrees in political science who held back some of their more radical ideas to pursue political office.  In the two years that they served together in the Senate, they voted the same way 93 percent of the time.  They're also political opportunists.  Bernie Sanders, no less than Hillary, reinvented his political views, including his allegiance to Socialism, numerous times over the years.  Sanders moderated his positions on everything from gun control to Israel when it helped his political career.  He's now modifying plenty of positions all over again in order to appeal to new and different voters.  Bernie Sanders is no more authentic than Hillary Clinton and she is no less radical than he is.

Team Clinton Attacks Bernie Sanders As A Socialist.  After desperately trying to convince the Democratic base that she's as liberal as Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and her backers are now charging that Sanders is unelectable because he's too extreme.

New Hillary Emails Confirm: Democrats to Nominate First Openly Socialist Presidential Candidate.  About two weeks ago, I wrote that we should "Stick a fork in Hillary, because she's done."  In that particular case, emails revealed that then-Secretary of State Clinton had instructed aides to strip classification headers from secure documents and send them over insecure channels.  Which, by my count, was felony #336 committed by Ms. Clinton and her aides, who conspired to co-mingle State Department, Clinton Foundation transactions, and related criminal activity using a private email server that operated outside public scrutiny.  Today's news really does mean the demise of Clinton's campaign.  The intelligence community's inspector general reported to Congress that he "had discovered "several dozen" classified emails, including messages containing what's known as 'special access programs' (SAP) information".

A desperate Hillary attacks Sanders for supporting legislation Bill signed.  Sanders, of course, was the only one of the stage who could have voted to deregulate in 2000.  Neither Clinton nor Martin O'Malley served in Congress at that time. [...] Consider this, however.  Bill Clinton signed into law the very act — The Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 — that Hillary attacked Sanders for supporting.  I don't know the exact state of the Clinton marriage in 2000, but it seems highly unlikely that Hillary would have voted against an act her husband was willing to sign.

Clinton casts herself as Obama's heir, Sanders calls for 'revolution' in debate.  Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Sunday cast herself as President Obama's natural heir on guns, health care and the economy in the final debate before Iowa's caucuses, but Sen. Bernard Sanders said it's time for Democrats to push further, saying the country needs a "political revolution" to break the power of big corporations.  Mrs. Clinton accused Mr. Sanders of betraying Mr. Obama by seeking a primary opponent for him in 2012, and calling the president weak on tackling Wall Street.  And she said Mr. Sanders' new plan for government-sponsored universal health care would undo the advances of Obamacare, which she said she would defend and expand.

Clinton clings to Obama to push back against Sanders in heated debate.  What's unjust about the Democratic process?  Just look at the calendar.  The party's first debate — Oct. 13 in Las Vegas — coincided with a Dodgers-Mets playoff game.  Bye-bye, viewership in America's largest media markets.  The second debate — Nov. 14 in Des Moines — aired on a Saturday night, pitting it against a heavy slate of college football.  Hillary vs. Bernie 3 — Dec. 19 in New Hampshire, also a Saturday — went missing amidst pre-Christmas shopping and holiday parties.  Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, fervently denies that this is a conspiracy to dowse "Feel The Bern."  When her term is up, she has a wonderful future ahead of her in witness relocation.

Biden Kneecaps Hillary as the Dem Establishment Gets Nervous.  You don't say this sort of thing if you're enthusiastic about Clinton being the Democratic nominee in 2016. [...] Perhaps Biden is just miffed at Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic National Committee for rigging the primaries in Clinton's favor.  The DNC ruled there would only be six debates, only four of them before Iowa, and two buried late on Saturday nights.  They've scheduled debates opposite major sporting events — last night's candidate forum, which ran on little-watched Fusion while Americans were captivated by the college football national championship game, was just the latest example — and on the weekend before Christmas, doing everything in their power to give the impression that they don't want audiences to watch their candidates spar.

Biden His Time.  What happens if Hillary Clinton is, mirabile dictu, indicted for her crimes?  Yes, I know — that's why I called it a thought experiment.  Still, it could happen, or at least if the FBI recommends prosecution and the Justice Department declines to indict, it might be enough to cause a crisis that even the Clintons can't overcome.  What happens then?  Surely the Democratic establishment won't want to head to the fall with Bernie Sanders as their standard-bearer.  (And Martin O'Mushly isn't a very good fallback position either.)  Vice President Joe Biden is the obvious Plan B for the Democratic Party, and there's no doubt the party would change the nomination rules if it has to in order to put Slow Joe in the fast lane.

Bernie Hints at Warren for VP.  In what would be a dream ticket for some and a nightmare to others, Bernie Sanders has been dropping some not-so-subtle hints that he would select Elizabeth Warren as his running mate.  This would be a smart move on Bernie's part.  He has been functioning as a stand-in for Warren and derives support from her wing of the Democratic Party.  The left would be electrified.  The rest of the country would be horrified as these two Neo-Marxists traveled the land promising to take wealth from some and give to others.

Morning Joe Panel Says [the] DNC [is] Rigging [the] Primary for Hillary Clinton.  The panel on MSNBC's Morning Joe harshly criticized the Democratic National Committee on Monday [11/21/2015] for trying to protect Hillary Clinton and ensure she receives the Democratic party's presidential nomination.  While discussing Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate, co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "There isn't really a nomination fight, is there?  The way this is set up."  Her co-host Joe Scarborough shook his head in agreement before saying to BBC's Katty Kay, "If the Democrats, I think, for the first time in the history of modern politics — and I'm serious — you had a political party take every measure they could for Americans not to see their candidates."

Obama, Clinton may be setting up Trump to win Republican nomination.  President Obama and Hillary Clinton have intensified attacks on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, accusing him of manipulating voters' "fear and ignorance" and using anti-Muslim rhetoric that helps recruit Islamic State terrorists — jabs that appear to be energizing his supporters and strengthening his campaign.  But campaign strategists say the attacks are not aimed at knocking down Mr. Trump.  Instead, the smears are part of a calculated ploy by Democrats who want to help him win because they are convinced the billionaire businessman will lose in the general election.

Elizabeth Warren Only Female Democratic Senator Missing From Hillary Clinton Endorsement Event.  One by one tonight [11/30/2015], 13 female Democratic senators took the stage inside the packed ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC to raise money and announce their support for Hillary Clinton.  But it was the person missing from the group who stood out most.

Since Vince Foster isn't available...
Push on for Clinton-McAuliffe ticket.  Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor who was former President Bill Clinton's top fundraiser and Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign chair, is being pushed for vice president, possibly creating an extended Clinton family dynasty in America's two top political offices.  A Clinton-McAuliffe pairing would be the most friendly ever and a long road from the usual ticket coalition like the 1980 Reagan-Bush ticket.

Democrats already looking at possible V.P. candidates to run on Clinton ticket.  Reportedly among the possible running mates: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Maryland governor and presidential contender Martin O'Malley, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.  "It would be a balanced and diverse ticket, and it would be two firsts:  a female as president and a Latino as vice president," Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said of a Clinton-Castro ticket.  "I think it's a better reflection of America than what the other side can offer."

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Once again we see that the Democrats are the party that categorizes everybody.  Beliefs and values don't matter to them as much as skin color and membership in a perpetually-aggrieved demographic category.

Biden's Exit Shows The Fix Is In: Hillary Is The Nominee.  After much public agonizing, Vice President Joe Biden finally said he would not run for president.  His decision shows Hillary Clinton's strength — for all its leftward tilt, cash and impunity — is formidable.

Joe Biden opts out of presidential race.  Vice President Joe Biden has decided to forgo a 2016 presidential bid, he announced Wednesday [10/21/2015].  "I believe we're out of time — the time necessary to mount a winning campaign," the vice president said from the White House Rose Garden with his wife Jill Biden and President Obama by his side.

Jim Webb May Run As Independent and Elect Hillary Clinton.  It's almost like they're all in on this together.  One advantage of being part of the progressive movement is that they're relatively united.  They're all pretty much socialists and social justice warriors.  They disagree, a bit, on how seriously they should take these plans to re-fashion man in Marx's image, but on the basics of the thing, they all agree.  The opposition to these forces is, on the other hand, fractured.  The left isn't really challenged by a conservative movement; it's challenged by a coalition that is merely non-leftist, which includes people who believe in a semi-coherent ideology called "conservatism," but which also includes a lot of people who disagree with conservatism, such Republicans.

Hillary Clinton is still a terrible candidate.  Yes, Clinton can unite her party.  Especially when the other options are an avowed socialist, a former Republican senator, a former Reagan official who smiles at the thought of killing on the battlefield, and a former Maryland governor who built a cops-and-incarceration résumé and ran in the exact year when those politics seem cruelly out of date.  But did last week change any of her problems?

Democratic Candidates for Governor Avoiding Ties to Clinton.  As Hillary Clinton battles the perception that shes struggling to win over support in the 2016 presidential race, Democrats running for governor in 2015 are avoiding association with her as they finish their campaigns.

Halperin: Bill Clinton's Performance Defending Hillary 'Has Freaked Out a Lot of Democrats'.  Bloomberg reporter Mark Halperin said Monday [9/28/2015] that Democrats are "freaking out" about an off-message interview given by Bill Clinton because they need him as a positive face of the campaign for 2016.  In a Sunday [9/27/2015] interview with CNN, the former president talked about the scandals weighing down Hillary's campaign, which he attributed to a partisan effort to destroy her political ambitions.

The Uni-party's 2016 Election Strategy.  The main objective of the political-media establishment and, in particular, Barack Obama is to prevent any post-election investigation of the rampant corruption in Washington DC.  Both the Democrats and the Republicans want to maintain their standing as permanent political elites, whereby they may continue to treat ordinary Americans as indentured servants and broker the tax revenues for the benefit of themselves and their wealthy donors.  It is clear that the Obamas and Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrett hate the Clintons and do not want to risk "payback time" from a vindictive and ruthless President Hillary.  The Obama strategy is stretch out the homebrew server scandal to undermine Hillary's campaign through a death by a thousand cuts.  It has to be delicate surgery, something short of indictment and trial, which would likely implicate him, and something that would prevent retaliation from the Clinton camp, perhaps leaks of the Muslim or birther variety that we witnessed from them during the 2008 primary season.

Joe Biden is no Hillary Clinton.  Sure, he's a gaffe-monster.  He's a little goofy.  He's been wrong more than just about anybody on just about everything.  He's a bloviator.  And he can be nasty, for example when he accused Republicans of wanting to put blacks back in chains.  But he has something Hillary will never have.  Believability.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Must Go.  During the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton's, serving as a co-chair to her campaign.  In April this year she told the Sun-Sentinel, "Secretary Clinton, I think is arguably one of the most qualified people — assuming she announces her candidacy — who have ever run for president.  I was proud to support her in 2008.  Of course, as DNC chair, I will neutrally manage our primary nomination contest, assuming we have one."  Schultz didn't count on Senator Bernie Sanders becoming a serious contender in the Democratic primaries.  In response, Ms. Wasserman-Schultz has ceded her stance of neutrality to aid Hillary Clinton's run for president.

Hillary Clinton: Biden Buzz Isn't Impacting My Support.  Hillary Clinton said Friday that the buzz surrounding Joe Biden's possible White House bid has not kept her potential supporters on the sidelines and spoke openly about her campaign's efforts to secure delegates while attending the Democratic National Committee meeting.  Clinton said she hasn't seen "any evidence" that Democrats are waiting for the vice president to make a decision before pledging their support for her.  "We have picked up additional supporters yesterday and even today," Clinton added.

An authentic alternative to Hillary Clinton.  The media fixation on the largest Republican field of presidential candidates in history misses the very real crisis Democrats are facing as their slam-dunk nominee's campaign unravels before their eyes.  A year ago virtually everyone agreed that Hillary Rodham Clinton would not only be easily nominated, but was the odds-on favorite to succeed President Obama.  Now with the FBI on her tail, a string of less than inspiring appearances and interviews and polls showing her fading, Democrats are faced with the question of what to do if her campaign collapses.

With friends such as these ....  Just how bad are the Democrats' problems regarding the 2016 presidential nomination?  They find themselves with an "inevitable" nominee whose campaign is imploding, who is facing not merely political but huge legal problems, who is the subject of investigations by federal agencies that may explode any day with unwelcome surprises, and who is dropping by the day in polls of potential national voters.

Obama and Biden Meet for Lunch as Momentum Builds for Challenge to Hillary.  Back in Washington D.C. after an extended vacation, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden sat down for lunch today while reports suggest that the vice president is "leaning towards" a primary challenge to Hillary Clinton's Democratic nomination for president in 2016.  The event took place in the private dining room of the White House, but was closed to the press.  While it is likely that the pair discussed a potential Biden run for president, no details were leaked about the content of their discussion.

A Biden-Warren Ticket?  It speaks poorly of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren that neither has entered the presidential race.  Hillary Clinton's vulnerability has been evident for quite some time, if not all along.  Yet neither Biden nor Warren have had the guts to challenge her.  That role fell to a pugnacious, Brooklyn-born socialist with little to lose.  But Biden and Warren may be about to team up.  The two met this weekend.  Together, they might muster the courage to take on the wounded bully.

Biden's interest in presidential bid fuels Clinton world panic.  Vice President Joe Biden's clear signals of interest in the presidency has piqued the not-quite-but-almost panic going on among insider Democrats that want Hillary Clinton to the be their party's 2016 nominee.  Biden is a loyal Democratic foot soldier, and few expect him to crash Clinton's party.  But her acolytes are increasingly nervous.  The vice president has done nothing to tamp down speculation that he's preparing to play the role of Democratic savior and jump into the White House race if the former secretary of state is effectively pushed out because of the ongoing scandal surrounding her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.

Hillary and the vast left wing conspiracy.  Hillary Clinton is twisting in the wind, a victim of a vast conspiracy to torpedo her candidacy.  But this time, it is a real conspiracy, and it comes from the left.  The "vast right wing conspiracy" that she identified in 1998 as behind the surfacing of Monica Lewinski's Oval Office fellatio of her husband was actually the product of activities of open opponents of her husband publishing their findings.  It takes a paranoid village to see opposition as inherently conspiratorial.  But this time around, as she twists in the wind, the people enabling her political immolation are ostensibly on her side, and acting covertly.  Metaphorically smiling as the stiletto goes deeper into her back.  Monica Crowley is the latest pundit to identify the subterranean earthquake quietly torpedoing Hillary's chance at occupying the Oval Office and finally getting even with Bill: [...]

Tantaros on Possible Biden Run: 'Hillary Is on the Verge of Political Collapse'.  Andrea Tantaros weighed in on whether Biden's run is a potential "Plan B" for Democrats in 2016. [...] "I think Hillary Clinton is a shell of a candidate on the verge of political collapse.  And I think someone as politically astute as President Barack Obama knows that.  I also don't think they are friends.  I think they are 'frenemies' and he wants to secure his legacy, that's all he cares about.  The Clintons will trash it in the general [election]," she said.

Battle of the Red Geezers.  Hill and Bern each want to lay claim to their party's presidential nomination next year.  Beyond that, the presidency.  Both will shortly begin beating the stuffing out of each other.  Both are reds, though per the spin, Bern is the purer red.  Hill, goes the critique, is the compromised of the two.  A crony capitalist underbelly afflicts William Jefferson Clinton's 40-year bride... a grubby acquisitiveness — and not just for power to make the world more compassionate, fairer, and equal — is an itch Hill must scratch.  Shakedowns — err, speeches — have made Bill and Hill mucho rich reds.  Influence-peddling was added to the Clintons' portfolio when Hill served as O's secretary of state.

Dems have few options if Hillary falters.  [Scroll down]  The conversation has illustrated that the Democrats' emergency options are not good.  Barring a Gary Hart-like meltdown by Hillary, they are limited to retreads like Biden, Gore and John Kerry.  Accomplished and respected retreads who retain popularity and influence in Democratic circles, but retreads nonetheless.

Bernie Sanders in 'Statistical Tie' With Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire Poll.  The poll was conducted [7/22-30/2015] by the University of New Hampshire and WMUR.  "Hillary Clinton remains in a statistical tie with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.  Clinton and Sanders enjoy similar net favorability ratings among Democratic primary voters," the poll press release reads.

Bernie Sanders: I'm roadblock to Hillary Clinton's coronation.  Voters filled the large banquet hall yesterday [8/1/2015] at Southern New Hampshire University to support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who gave an impassioned speech on income inequality and boasted he's gaining traction against fellow presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.  "Something happened on the way to a coronation," he told the cheering crowd.  "It was me."

Desperate Dems panicking over Hillary as stilettos are unsheathed.  The sheer awfulness of Hillary Clinton's candidacy is sinking in on the power elite of the Democratic Party, and signals are being sent.  It is going to be stiletto time soon.  The lethal combination of her scandals and her unappealing, wooden, personality that reeks of phoniness could bring down not only her presidential campaign, but the entire down-ticket of the Dems.  Thus it is that the semi-official party organ, the New York Times is signaling major donors, campaign workers, and apparatchiki of the party that it is time to think the unthinkable, and turn to the unlikeliest of saviors, Joe Biden.  Two high profile pieces in the Times tell the story.

The astonishing weakness of Hillary Clinton.  Hillary Clinton is as unpopular as she ever has been.  Her favorability ratings have fallen to just 40 percent.  Her campaign is already heading south, even though she has serious advantages over everyone else in the campaign, both Democratic and Republican.  Her opponents in the Democratic field do not pose a plausible mathematical threat.  Bernie Sanders can attract huge crowds in college towns, but he is going nowhere with the African-American voters who would be key to building an anti-Clinton Democratic primary coalition.  Martin O'Malley's record, shaped by his transition from the Baltimore mayoralty to the Maryland statehouse, has made him radioactive to an activist Democratic base that wants criminal justice reform and that winces when a politician like him says, "All Lives Matter."  Clinton is thus free to define her agenda apart from them.

As Hillary Craters, Democrats Search for Panic Button.  Losing a state like Colorado by nine points to Scott Walker (who will be the GOP standard-bearer in 2016) would mean an electoral disaster for the Democrats is in the offing.  If it's not close in Colorado or Iowa, it means the Democrats would likely lose every swing state, including Walker's own Wisconsin, and be confined to their electoral ghettos in New England and on the West Coast.

The Bernie Surge Makes Perfect Sense: He's Not Hillary.  [Scroll down]  Being 'not Hillary' includes:  not believing that he is automatically next in line and merely enduring the tedious process of getting back to the White House; being willing to speak, off the cuff, to journalists, potential supporters, voters and even citizens who are not on his payroll; the absence of a record of deceit and prevarication; and a lifetime of politics based on conviction, some stunningly misguided, all honestly held.  Relative obscurity beats overexposure, too.

Hillary Clinton is Bernie Sanders in a pantsuit.  All of the talk about Mrs. Clinton "moving to the left," which has been reported regularly in the media, is a waste of breath.  This implies that there is somewhere on the left for Hillary to move.  But based on her voting record over eight years in the Senate, as well as statements and proposals she has made or plans to make as a candidate, Hillary Clinton is already on the leftwing fringe.

Bernie Sanders Is The Future Of The Democratic Party.  "The rise of Bernie Sanders is proving awkward for the Democratic Party," contends Politico in a recent piece about the surprisingly popular socialist presidential candidate.  Well, maybe it's not that surprising.  And it's probably not that awkward.  Politico could have just as easily declared:  The rise of Bernie Sanders is a completely predictable outcome of the Democratic Party's trajectory.  Or, maybe, the rise of Bernie Sanders portends a socialistic future for the Democratic Party.

American Federation of Teachers Endorses Hillary Clinton For President.  The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) today chose to back Clinton in the Democratic primary for president.  "In vision, in experience and in leadership, Hillary Clinton is the champion working families need in the White House," AFT President Randi Weingarten said in a statement released this afternoon [7/11/2015].  "Hillary Clinton is a tested leader who shares our values, is supported by our members, and is prepared for a tough fight on behalf of students, families and communities."

More about unionized teachers.

Hillary and the Hippie.  Political observers are still speculating over whether the July 4th New York Times' report on the loony biography of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was meant as a hit-job or an encomium.  He is closing in on the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton.  Joe Biden is standing in the wings.  Other ambitious Democratic pols are smelling blood.

Hillary Clinton's Team Is Wary as Bernie Sanders Finds Footing in Iowa.  The ample crowds and unexpectedly strong showing garnered by Senator Bernie Sanders are setting off worry among advisers and allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who believe the Vermont senator could overtake her in Iowa polls by the fall and even defeat her in the nation's first nominating contest there.  The enthusiasm that Mr. Sanders has generated — including a rally attended by 2,500 people in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday — has called into question Mrs. Clinton's early strategy of focusing on a listening tour of small groups and wooing big donors in private settings.

Joe Biden likely to join 2016 White House race next month, top fundraiser says.  Vice President Joseph R. Biden's team is putting out the word that he is leaning in favor of joining the presidential race next month, according to a prominent Democratic fundraiser.  The veep's entrance would dramatically shake up the Democratic contest, confronting front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton with a formidable opponent who is equally well-known across the country and poised to tap a network of major donors.

Big Blow to Hillary: Major union leader goes all in for Bernie.  Unions wield considerable political influence and are some of the most generous contributors during campaigns, especially to Democrats.  If more major union leaders decide not to officially endorse Hillary, it could be devastating for her campaign.  Despite not yet demonstrating a strong position on trade, Hillary has still tried in other ways to court unions.  She prominently showed off union-made gear in May during the official launch of her online campaign shop, and she urged people to stand firmly for unions during a speech in Chicago.

Anti-Israel activist Max Blumenthal now a Hillary 2016 problem.  Max Blumenthal is toxic to any mainstream political candidate.  Indeed, he'd be too toxic even to most left-wing candidates, his anti-Israel venom is so notorious.

Helping Sanders Stop Hillary.  Democrats have worked hard over the last several presidential cycles to spread division within the Republican Party.  Rush Limbaugh has suggested that conservatives return the favor.  Why not?  The Democratic Party is obviously trying to squeeze out any competition for Hillary, hoping that if she coasts to the nomination without spending money or spilling blood, she will have a decided advantage coming out of the conventions.  Bernie Sanders has other ideas.  Although his political ideology is dead wrong, at least Sanders calls himself a socialist.  His political career has not been pockmarked by the ghastly misconduct of the Clinton gang.  The size of the crowds Sanders is drawing strongly suggests that many Democrats are uncomfortable with the coronation of Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton.  Conservatives ought to be trying help Sanders stand up to Hillary and her plutocratic friends.

Hillary Clinton Is the Status Quo Candidate.  President Obama's approval rating is underwater, and unless he experiences a surge in popularity over the next year, some election analysts think the likelihood of Hillary winning is much lower than advertised.  Hillary will apparently try to distinguish herself from Obama while at the same time adopting his campaign strategy, which emphasized mobilizing the liberal base over persuading undecided voters.

The Democratic Party is Officially Leaderless.  Barack Obama's presidency is all but over.  It's Hillary Clinton's party now, but she does not seem inclined to lead it so much as to emerge as its supervisor by default and through a process of attrition.  She is not in a hurry to rush that process, and there is no alternative Democratic leader waiting in the wings.  Inadvertently, what House Democrats did on Friday [6/12/2015] was to decapitate their own party.

Centrist Dems wary of Hillary's move to the left.  Moderate Democrats are worried about Hillary Clinton's recent embrace of liberal policies.  After positioning herself as a centrist and steely potential commander in chief in the 2008 Democratic primary, Clinton has shifted.

Hillary Clinton moves left as Bernie Sanders picks up momentum.  Sen. Bernard Sanders' strong second-place showing in Wisconsin Democrats' presidential straw poll has party leaders warning Hillary Rodham Clinton that she could have a real primary race on her hands.  Mrs. Clinton, who is supposed to be the party's all-but-inevitable presidential nominee, barely beat Mr. Sanders in the balloting this past weekend, garnering 252 votes to his 208, or 49 percent to 41 percent.

Hillary's nightmare scenario accelerating.  Democrats from the grassroots on up are awakening to the awful truth:  Hillary Clinton is a scandal-ridden, unlikable, arrogant, nasty, wealth-obsessed, awkward, gaffe-prone nightmare of a nominee.  Inevitable?  Well, she's got the party officials locked up and serious alternatives like Elizabeth Warren quaking in their sensible shoes, but she is so unappealing that even Bernie Sanders is starting to look good.

The panic that dare not speak its name: Hillary looks like a loser to Dems.  No Democrats are willing to go on the record with their doubts about Hillary Clinton's electability — not even the gaggle of hopeless, sad-sack nominal opponents for the nomination: Lincoln "metric system" Chafee, Bernie "socialism now!" Sanders, and Martin "the guy who taxed rain" O'Malley.  But a shocking potential rival is waiting in the wings.  The realization is dawning on many in the jackass party that they have an unappealing, gaffe-prone, self-entitled, scandal-ridden presumptive nominee on their hands.

Hillary the Tormentor.  Lately I've been running into people even more put off by the Clintons than the nefarious operatives in the "vast right wing conspiracy" ever were.  They're called Democrats.

Hillary's high risk faux primary race.  So Linc Chafee is in the race.  This brings the number of contenders up to four.  You have an embittered, kleptocratic and entitled Social Security recipient; you have a sex-obsessed, corrupt septuagenarian Socialist; you have a big city machine Progressive; and you have the Wonder-Bread-and-Velveeta pragmatist.  Of this crew, the only one that is a real contender is Martin O'Malley.  But the real reason this bunch of northeastern Progressive white guys are in the race is to give the illusion that Hillary is not cruising to a coronation.

Julian Castro, Hillary's Rumored Veep Pick, Wasn't a Real Mayor.  Months before the 2016 election really begins in earnest, there is serious speculation that Hillary Clinton, the near-inevitable Democratic-party presidential nominee, has already settled on her vice-presidential pick: Juliÿn Castro. [...] But even a cursory glance at Castro's curriculum vitae reveals a laughably thin set of accomplishments, betraying the real reasons why Castro is in the conversation — reasons that liberal Latino pundits and organizations are all too willing to overlook in the name of electoral success.

Team Hillary to Julian Castro: Back off.  The media has noticed that new HUD Secretary and former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro has upped his public profile as the presidential race heats up.  He's not jockeying for a position in the race itself, according to analysts, but attempting to position himself as a potential running mate for the Democratic nominee — specifically, Hillary Clinton.  Part of that effort apparently entails rounding up Hispanic activists to pressure Hillary into moving him to the short list in case she wins the nomination, [...]

The awful truth about Hillary is beginning to dawn on Dems.  Hillary looks like a disaster-in-the-making, with very poor campaign skills and an indefensible record overseeing foreign policy disasters that have exploded in the face of Obama.  But some in the mainstream media are beginning to shed their reluctance to say that the empress has no clothes.

Barack Obama's Hillary Clinton Problem.  You knew it was coming:  The White House is starting to get a case of Clintonitis.  With Hillary Rodham Clinton the overwhelming favorite to carry the Democratic torch next year — and now an official candidate starting to spout policy positions — the White House has been forced to parry an ever-increasing barrage of questions.  Speaker John A. Boehner got the ball rolling by asking President Barack Obama to enlist Clinton's help to pass fast-track trade authority.

Hillary's Unqualified Top VP Choice.  [Scroll down]  First, let's begin with the fact that [Julian] Castro's most important elected experience was as San Antonio's mayor, which is a largely symbolic position.  "San Antonio's city government is a council-manager system," explains the Atlantic's City Lab:  "Unlike the strong-mayor governments of Chicago or New York, San Antonio's government is led by a city manager, which is appointed by the City Council.  The city charter invests in the city manager the authority to execute the laws and administer the government of the city."  Elected in 2009, Castro was basically a glorified ribbon-cutter.

Julian Castro is 'only' veep prospect for top Clintonians, says source.  Top members of Team Hillary are already pushing Julian Castro as her vice presidential nominee, with one source telling me last week that right now, there isn't even a second choice.  "There's only one person the top guys are looking at right now, and that's Julian," said the source, who is close to top Clinton officials.

The Editor says...
Isn't this rich.  The "pro-choice" party has only one possible nominee and the nominee has only one possible running mate.  (Sounds like Zimbabwe or Cuba or North Korea.)  And this would seem to preclude next year's Democratic Party convention.  If Hillary becomes the next President, brace yourself for a number of unilateral decrees like this one.

Will Julián Castro Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate?  The consensus winner of Tuesday's [10/13/2015] Democratic presidential debate was Hillary Clinton, but the debate had barely ended when someone asked me the logical next question:  what are the odds that Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will be her running mate?

Uh-oh! Terrible news for Hillary in new poll.  How long will it take for Democrats to realize that Hillary Clinton is terrible candidate who will lead them to disaster in 2016? [...] I will leave aside her terrible track record, her inability to speak extemporaneously without committing gaffes, her unappealing screech when excited, her inner arrogance and anger, and the ethical compromises as SecState that led her to destroy the email evidence that could have either exonerated or convicted her.  What is of concern here is some terrible polling results over something she can do nothing about.

4 Reasons To Think Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Are In Cahoots.  Did Team Clinton put the lovable socialist folk singer up to this for some reason?  Consider the following:  [#1] He is one of very few people in the political world who can make Hillary seem younger and more in touch with normal people.  [#2] He is one of very few people in the political world who can make Hillary's politics seem more moderate.

Can the Democrats Get Rid of Hillary?  Hillary has the Democratic Party where she wants it.  By scaring off every serious candidate, the party has no choice but to get behind her.  And the more it gets behind her, the more it's stuck with her.  It's a bad marriage that the Democrats can't seem to escape.

Hillary Candidacy Doesn't Worry Me.  I hope I'm not wrong; the country can't take four more years of the same disastrous policies.  Frankly, I'm a bit surprised that Hillary appears to be the anointed candidate with virtually no one in the party surfacing to challenge her for the nomination.  If she was ever a good candidate, her time has clearly passed, because the mythical image that she has invested so much energy cultivating for herself has mostly been shattered by reality.  Perhaps the main reason the Democratic Party can't come up with anyone to challenge her is that for six or seven years, it has put all its eggs in the Obama basket.

This is why the Democratic Establishment is still desperate to run Hillary Clinton.  There are two things that we know about the next election, more or less:  first, the Democrats [are] tanking among white voters.  Second, black voters aren't going to come out for a non-black Presidential candidate with the same intensity that they did for Barack Obama.  Add those two together, and the end result looks very bad for the Democratic party.

Hillary Clinton Will Not Implode!  Ultimately, she may lose the 2016 election, but she will not lose the chance to be the Democratic nominee.

Hillary's unfavorable rating
Hillary Clinton is increasingly unpopular.  It's not because of her e-mails.  Not only is the change from CNN's polling not statistically significant from two polls last year, it's also part of a long-term trend.  Clinton's numbers have been declining for some time, and the shift in the latest poll is very much in line with what we would expect.


Looks like Hillary doesn't really want it that much.  Last time Clinton announced her candidacy 22 months before the 2008 election, even before what's-his-name from Illinois.  It's now 20 months and she reportedly still hasn't decided when to pull the trigger.  Gotta squeeze in a few more big-buck-speeches.  Gotta minimize chances of fumbling the ball, run out the clock.

Why Won't Anyone Challenge Hillary?  Many Democrats probably feel as if there's no other viable choice.  But despite the generous treatment she's received from the media, Hillary has never been an especially electrifying or potent political power.  She badly fumbled her first preordained presidential nomination to Barack Obama — falling into every trap imaginable along the way.  Nearly every high-profile project she took on during her husband's administration turned into a disaster.  Her time as secretary of state is now riddled with questions.  And she has never effectively rallied grass-roots activists to her cause — probably because her only real cause is Hillary.

Why Are Democrats Stuck With Hillary? Blame Obama.  The furor over Hillary Clinton's private email account while Secretary of State, and her poor handling of the revelations, should be a serious blow for her presidential ambitions.  She broke or twisted the rules apparently to hide her communications from the public.  More broadly, it revived general concerns about her likability and skill as a campaigner.  Yet Clinton has no serious rivals for the nomination.

Let's say Hillary's out in '16. Then what for Dems?  Clinton's bid to capture her party's next presidential nomination is as absolutely certain today as it was at this point in 2007.  A recent Rasmussen Reports poll found 75% of all likely voters and 88% of likely Democrat voters felt it was "likely" she'd be the nominee in Philadelphia come late July, 2016.  But given her campaign careening from iceberg to iceberg in recent months, pollsters wonder about things that seem inevitable.

Democrats Are Ready for Hillary and Stuck with Her.  The good news was that after a week of ominous and politically damaging silence, Hillary Clinton emerged to answer questions from the press about her emails and demonstrated that she had no intention of letting this story deflect her from her goal of winning the presidency.  The bad news was that barely-suppressed rage about having to answer those questions and arrogant "trust me" attitude not only failed to defuse this controversy, it also raised serious questions as to whether she had the temperament to run a successful campaign for the presidency.  Taken together, it is more or less a perfect storm for a party seeking to hold onto the White House next year without having Barack Obama on the top of the ticket.

'The Only Person Who Could Beat Hillary Clinton Is Michelle Obama'.  Was he serious?  It certainly wasn't obvious that conservative commentator Ben Domenech was kidding when on today's [3/8/2015] Up With Steve Kornacki he said that "the only person I think who could beat Hillary Clinton is Michelle Obama."  Domenech's comment came during a segment on the subject of who might jump into the race should Hillary decide not to run.  The mere fact that there was such a segment suggests that the controversy over Hillary's email might not be the much ado "about nothing" that some claim.

Not ready for Hillary Clinton.  She's still the overwhelming poll favorite among Democrats, but questions, for now just tiny butterflies in the tummy, are beginning to disturb the narrative so carefully nurtured by the party faithful.  Is she the strongest Democratic prospect on the horizon because she's so terrific, or because the other prospects are so dreadful?

What if Hillary Bows Out?  Until now, Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency has been viewed as pretty much a sure thing.  But lately the road to near-certain nomination has taken a couple of rough turns, especially with the revelation that Clinton may have broken federal rules as secretary of state by communicating only on her private email account.  Which makes us wonder:  What if The Unthinkable did happen and she actually dropped out?  What would be the Democrats' response?

No Trust for Hillary on the Left.  "It's Hillary's turn," say pundits.  Others, scanning the horizon, say, "Who else but Hillary?"  Yet among the Democratic Party's activist left, Hillary isn't a cinch.  The left has suspicions about Hillary and those may persist and fester.

Democrats suffering from Clinton fatigue say they're ready for Warren.  Thirteen Iowa Democrats wearily took their seats here [in Ames, Iowa] this weekend and discussed among themselves the source of their angst:  Hillary Rodham Clinton.  "I'm utterly tired, tired of the Clintons and the whole establishment," said Carol Brannon, 71, a retired nurse.

Hillary's not looking so inevitable, after all.  First of all, she has tons of baggage, including a disastrous term as Secretary of State.  Relations with Russia are in the tank, and there is that picture of her with an idiot grin holding a "reset button" with her Russian counterpart.  Then, there is Benghazi, still ignored by the major media, but fodder for devastating ads to be used against her.  Beyond that, the entire Obama foreign policy has been a disaster, and she planted all of the seeds for it, from the Arab Spring to the dissing of Israel.

Hillary's poll numbers are collapsing.  In just the past month, when no one with a real life was thinking about the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton's massive poll lead over every single potential Republican opponent has collapsed.

Obama's third term.  Personnel is policy, as the saying in Washington goes.  That's why, when President Clinton's former chief-of-staff John Podesta went to serve as an adviser to President Obama in the White House, it hinted at continuity between the policies of two administrations led by two apparently very different Democrats.  It is therefore telling that Podesta plans to leave the White House in February so he can help run Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.  The campaign has not been officially launched, but Podesta's move, announced Tuesday [1/13/2015], means we know something highly significant about it.  Assuming Clinton seeks the office her husband left in 2001, she will be running not only for a third Clinton term, but also for a third Obama term.

Dem Dilemma: Hillary "very old, slow" but Elizabeth Warren unelectable.  Hillary is the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee.  She has a large double-digit lead over other potential contenders.  The one thing Hillary doesn't have, however, is grassroots enthusiasm.  Her support as the presumptive nominee is a mile wide and an inch deep.  She's popular because of name recognition and organizational power.  No one wants to be on Bill and Hillary's enemies list.

The Editor says...
That's because people of the Clintons' enemies list sometimes end up like Vince Foster.

Why Hillary's walk to the Democratic nation is a sign of the party's weakness.  [A]ccording to the latest CNN poll, Hillary is 55 points ahead — yes, I said 55 points ahead — of her closest rival.  She gets 65 percent to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10 percent.  We've never seen numbers like this for any putative presidential candidate before.

The tricky Obama-Clinton handoff begins.  As the presumptive Democratic front-runner in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton has many of the same goals as President Obama, starting with reassembling and reenergizing the coalition responsible for Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012.  But if she becomes the nominee, Clinton will have to unlink herself from Obama while positioning herself to inherit the bloc of young people and minorities that helped put Obama in the White House.

Don't believe the hype — Hillary Clinton can be beat.  The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage.  Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of its third recent presidency, Bill Clinton's, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton?

Hillary mocked by Rand Paul after almost every Democrat she campaigned with LOST in midterms.  Tuesday night's [11/4/2014] victory for the Republicans wasn't just a blow to President Barack Obama — it was also a knock on Hillary Clinton, who campaigned for almost all of the candidates who lost Democratic US Senate seats on Tuesday.  And Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a likely challenger to Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, isn't letting her forget that she backed the wrong horses in 2014.

Obviously an audience plant.  Who can sneak into an event like that with a bullhorn?
Hillary Clinton gets heckled.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn't officially running for president but she's already attracting one of the regular features of the campaign trail:  hecklers.  During an address to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Sunday [10/12/2014] in San Diego, someone in the 3,000 person crowd began to goad her using a bullhorn.

Clintonphobia: Why No Democrat Wants to Run Against Hillary.  There are plenty of ambitious but little-known Democratic governors or senators who are a decade or two younger than Clinton.  So why aren't more of them considering a presidential campaign that might set them up to be Clinton's successor?  The answer speaks to one of Clinton's underappreciated assets:  her ability to instill fear.

Hillary Clinton's air of 'inevitability' evaporating.  Hillary Clinton needs a conscience transplant, and she needs it now.  Her book tour is in a shambles, the fate of her $14 million advance from her publisher is marooned somewhere in limbo.  She's under 50 percent approval for the first time in the presidential polling for 2016, and, scariest of all, she's having to call on Bubba for help.  She knows better than to become merely "a wife of," but 2014 is beginning to smell like 2008, and she's Miss Inevitability once more.

Hillary Clinton is Humpty Dumpty.  If Hillary Clinton runs for President, she's still the odds-on favorite because she has the Democratic machine behind her.  The conventional wisdom is that the nomination is Hillary's to lose.  If Hillary's disastrous book rollout and tone-deafness about her wealth are any indication, Hillary might just accomplish the unthinkable of imploding a second time as presumptive nominee.  Hillary's worst enemy is Hillary.  There's only so long you can pretend to be something you are not.

Elizabeth Warren crouches in the not-running tall grass as Hillary flounders.  I am rapidly coming to the preliminary conclusion that Elizabeth Warren will be the Democrats' 2016 standard bearer.  Hillary Clinton is just too unlikable (remember that Barack Obama called her "likable enough" in one of the most memorable back handed compliments of recent political memory), and too transparently greedy, self-serving, and out of touch.  Not to mention the appalling foreign affairs crises the United States faces in the wake of her term as Secretary of State.  Her brand is tarnished.

You would think that the most obvious "anti-Hillary group" would be the Republican Party.
Anti-Hillary Group Brings in Half a Million Dollars.  It's not just pro-Hillary Clinton super PACs that are gearing up for a potential presidential run.  The Stop Hillary PAC brought in more than half a million dollars and signed up 250,000 supporters since it started last summer, according to its spokesperson.

Elizabeth Warren would crush Hillary, and they both know it.  Forget the current polling as between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren.  It pits Hillary against someone who "isn't running."  For all my criticisms of Warren, and they are extensive, I am convinced that if she ran, she would crush Hillary, just as Obama did.  Warren, as did Obama, has a unique ability to demagogue the core Democratic narrative of victimhood in ways that would make Hillary blush.  She is more cunning than Hillary, more popular with the base, would bring an excitement the contrived Ready-for-Hillary movement could only dream of.  Democrats may be "ready" for Hillary, but they don't really want her.

More about Senator Elizabeth Warren.

The Bigger They Are.  This week's Fox News poll has Clinton's favorable rating at its lowest point in six years.  She is at 49 percent favorable, 45 percent unfavorable — similar to her 47 percent favorable, 46 percent unfavorable rating when she ended her last presidential campaign.  More important than the individual results, however, is the trend.  Since leaving office as secretary of state, Clinton's favorable rating has been on a downward trajectory.

Hillary Clinton pretends to be above excessive partisanship.  Let's assume that Hillary Clinton was serious the other day when she said that excessive partisanship was taking America "backwards."  That means she's on the phone right now reading the riot act to fellow Democrats Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer.  Yeah, right.  Clinton's pose of rising above the political scrum made for a good headline just as her party is plumbing new depths of mud and smears.  Reid and Schumer are tarring David and Charles Koch in ways that smack of McCarthyism, though Tail Gunner Joe at least found a few real Communists.

Poll: Hillary Clinton tops list of Dems voters don't want in 2016.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on top of yet another poll today.  But it's not the result her team was hoping for.

Since 1988, we've been offered this choice in every presidential election:  A centrist versus a leftist.
2016: Clinton vs. Christie?  If there were any doubts that the former secretary of state plans to run for president, they were put to rest when she and Obama had lunch on the patio outside the Oval Office on Monday.  The White House photographer, Chuck Kennedy, took pictures of the tete-a-tete that were immediately beamed around the world, sending a clear message that the Clintons were gearing up to take back the presidency — and that maybe Obama was ready to help them do that.

What if Hillary Clinton passes on 2016?  The hope of retaining the White House in an open-seat election is very real — and the letdown that will set in among Democratic activists and operatives will be very deep if Clinton takes a pass on a campaign, as she may well do.

The Hillary Clinton 2016 fantasy.  You have to wonder if there's already a committee planning Hillary Clinton's presidential inauguration festivities for 20 January 2017.  According to the political rumor mill, she's not only running, she's unbeatable.

Hillary Super PAC fundraiser linked to Soros, Media Matters.  A founding member of the Ready for Hillary PAC's Finance Council is a member of George Soros' progressive donor network, The Democracy Alliance, and has links to controversial progressive organizations Media Matters for America and the Tides Foundation.  San Francisco environmentalist Susie Tompkins Buell is one of the key founding members of the Finance Council for Ready for Hillary, a super PAC that hopes to build a strong coalition of donors and online supporters in preparation for Hillary Clinton's expected 2016 presidential campaign.

Hillary's Children are 'Too Small to Fail'.  It's not news that shameless, self-promoting know-it-all Hillary Clinton has been champing at the bit for 40 years to assume the role of Big Kahuna.  After failing miserably as Barack Obama's secretary of state, now Ms. Hill is gearing up for another presidential run in 2016, when, instead of explaining what happened in Benghazi, she plans to divert attention by feigning concern for small children.

Nightmare scenario for the Democrats.  What if Hillary Clinton chooses not to run, or for some reason is not able to run?  After such a deep emotional investment in a Hillary candidacy, do Democrats have a Plan B?  If by Plan B you mean a two-time presidential loser and lifetime Washington player, then the answer is yes.  The Democrats have Vice President Joe Biden.

Democrats start transition from President Obama to Hillary Clinton.  Democrats in Washington are starting to shift from the Obamas to the Clintons.  Hillary Clinton has already racked up a couple of endorsements for the 2016 presidential race — and she hasn't even announced she's running yet.

Hillary 2016 — What difference does it make?  The Clintons are getting the old band back together again for one last geriatric tour.  Hillary 2016.  Because 22 years of Clintons dominating the Beltway isn't enough.

Nancy Pelosi: 'I pray' Hillary Clinton runs for president.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [5/2/2013] at an event in Little Rock, Ark., that she prays former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for president, saying it would send a powerful message to women in the world.


A vast left-wing conspiracy against Bernie Sanders:

Dear Hillary:  DNC Hack Solved, So Now Stop Blaming Russia.  This new email scandal is the Wikileaks release of a gaggle of DNC emails that prove the Democrat primary race was rigged in establishment Hillary's favor.  She's tried to make herself the victim once again, blaming the Russians and — bizarrely — Donald Trump for the hack that set the emails free.  I have some news for Hillary and Democrats — I think I've got the real culprit.  It doesn't seem to be the Russians that hacked the DNC, but instead a hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer 2.0.

It's Obama's Fault Russia Is Now A Major Threat.  Just as the Democratic convention in Philadelphia was being gaveled in last week, leaders of that party were exposed, through the hostile act of Russian cyber-espionage (and their partners at Wikileaks), to have worked to ensure Clinton had the backing of the Democratic National Committee throughout her fight with Bernie Sanders for the party's nomination.  While the now-marooned inhabitants of Bernieland were appalled at this, anyone without a Pollyanna view of politics really wasn't that surprised the DNC of 2016 was hell-bent on catapulting a Pantsuit through the glass ceiling.

DNC CEO resigns in fallout over leaked emails.  Democratic National Committee chief executive Amy Dacey reportedly resigned from her position Tuesday over controversial leaked emails that appear to show the committee favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.  Sources told Politico Tuesday [8/2/2016] that Dacey was on her way out, and that more DNC employees will likely follow as the Democrats may attempt to clean house.

DNC CEO resigns in wake of email scandal.  The CEO of the Democratic National Committee and two other high-level staffers left the organization on Tuesday [8/2/2016] in the wake of the committee's hacked email controversy.  Amy Dacey is the highest-ranking official at the DNC to step aside due to the matter, a senior Democratic official said.  The DNC also announced the departure of CFO Brad Marshall and and Communications Director Luis Miranda in a press release Tuesday afternoon.  Dacey is well-respected by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC circle, a source familiar with the resignation said.  But the committee is looking to clean house in the wake of leaked emails that appeared to show the committee favoring Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primary.

CEO of Democratic National Committee Quits.  The chief executive of the Democratic National Committee has resigned in the wake of an email hack that embarrassed the party on the eve of its presidential nominating convention.  That's according to three Democratic strategists familiar with Amy Dacey's decision to leave her job.  The people spoke on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Democratic National Committee loses three top officials in wake of email hack.  In a massive shakeup of its top leadership, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday [8/2/2016] the departures of its chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and communications director, in the wake of an embarrassing email hack that already prompted the resignation of the DNC chair.

WikiLeaks mum on source of damaging DNC emails, says real issue is proof Sanders 'sabotaged'.  The July 22 release showed DNC staffers appeared to undermine the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Sen.  Bernie Sanders, which forced group Chairwoman Rep.  Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a supporter of then-party front-runner Hillary Clinton, to resign.  The release also created a rocky start for the Democrats' four-day convention last week in Philadelphia, where Clinton accepted the party's presidential nomination.

Bernie Sanders Delegates Stripped Of Credentials, Not Allowed Back In Convention.  After the Bernie Sanders delegates staged a walk-out yesterday [7/26/2016] and basically emptied the arena, the DNC has retaliated by stripping the Bernie Sanders delegates of their convention creditials for the final two days and nights of the convention.  Instead, the Democrats are trying to "rent a crowd" posting an ad in Craigslist, offering to pay them $50 for attending the DNC convention in place of the Bernie Sanders delegates who are now banned.

DNC Lawyers Now Implicated in Email Leaks as Giving 'Pro-Hillary' Advice.  A high profile law firm is now caught up in the DNC WikiLeaks mess.  A group of Bernie Sanders supporters filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee, and the now-former chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz.  In a letter sent Monday [7/25/2016], they are demanding that attorneys from Perkins Coie LLP be removed from the case due to a conflict of interest. [...] The plaintiffs say the recent emails only give them more evidence that the Democratic National Committee was on board with Hillary Clinton from the start.

Another Clinton Email Scandal.  What's with Hillary Clinton and email?  The Democratic presidential nominee who shattered her credibility over a rogue email system while serving as secretary of state now must deal with an electronic snafu at the Democratic National Committee.  Among 20,000 DNC emails posted by WikiLeaks on the eve of Clinton's nominating convention, there are scores in which party employees criticized and mocked Bernie Sanders during his primary campaign against Clinton.  (Caveat:  We don't formally know the emails are authentic).

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Formally we don't know, but hackers don't dwell on formalities, and in any case, if the emails were not widely believed to be authentic, Debbie Wasser-name wouldn't have been run out of the convention in disgrace.  Nobody named in any of the emails has come forward to say that the messages were fabricated.

Note to DNC: Stop Blaming Putin, YOU Wrote the Emails.  [Scroll down]  Who cares if it's true or not?  We know Democrats usually don't.  However, it doesn't change the fact that the emails are the result of a hack — not a fabrication.  Democrats wrote every email being thrown back at them.  There's a reason Debbie Wasserman-Schultz resigned, after all.  It wasn't because someone made something up, it's because those emails are real.  Republicans, Libertarians, and even Bernie Sanders supporters are having a field day with the WikiLeaks information.  It turns out almost everything they accused Democratic Party elites of doing has been proven true.

Where's the outrage over emails' content?  Shame on the national media for focusing more on the motive of the WikiLeaks email dump and less on the content of what was uncovered — that the Democratic National Committee sought to rig the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton.  All it took was one conspiracy theory created by the Clinton team — that Russia is behind the 20,000 leaked DNC emails — for many in the media to ignore the real outrage here.  Namely that Bernie Sanders got a raw deal from his own party. [...] For months Sanders claimed DNC operatives were working against him, and on the eve of the Democratic National Convention he was finally vindicated.

Hillary:  I had no idea the DNC was rigging the primaries.  Whenever there's a scandal involving a Clinton, you can be sure that the Clintons knew nothing about it.  They are forever "out of the loop" when it comes to the sleazy, underhanded activities of their lackeys.  This has been true in virtually every nefarious Clinton-based plot for the last twenty-five years, and there's no reason to think anything's changed.

The DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz insult Bernie and 12 million Americans.  More than 12 million Americans voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary contest.  Over 2 million sent in money — at $27 a pop, on average — to finance his campaign.  Millions more felt the Bern, turned out for his rallies and cheered on his promised revolution.  Little did all those folks know that the Vermont senator with the raspy voice and big ideas never had a chance.  As Sanders often suggested, the Democratic National Committee decided that Hillary Clinton would be their party's presidential nominee long before any votes were cast.  It turns out the Democratic Party isn't so democratic after all.

So much for a diversity of viewpoints:
Bernie Fans Claim Their Signs Are Being Seized At Convention.  Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention claim people are seizing pro-Sanders signs in an effort to suppress the heavy support he is receiving on the convention floor.  The allegations began flying Monday night on Twitter just as the Democratic convention kicked off.  Many Sanders supporters in the arena booed every mention of presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, creating a divisive atmosphere at what is supposed to be the party's big celebration.  "They are ripping signs out of people's hands and threatening no credentials tomorrow if we hold up signs," one Sanders delegate allegedly said in a text message exchange posted online by a friend.

Chaos as Democratic National Convention opens.  Hillary Clinton's coronation as Democratic candidate for the White House opened in chaos on Monday [7/25/2016] as delegates booed every mention of her name.  The Philadelphia venue erupted in jeers and shouts of 'Bernie' every time Clinton was named, and outside thousands also chanted for Bernie Sanders.  The new acting chair of proceedings, Marcia Fudge — brought in after DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz quit in disgrace when her anti-Sanders bias was revealed — desperately called for 'respect'.  Even the opening prayer was interrupted by chants of 'Bernie, Bernie' which began from protesters outside the venue and quickly spread inside.

The Real Implications of Deborah Wasserman Schultz's Resignation.  The most fascinating aspect of the controversy over the Democratic National Committee's hacked emails that has resulted in Deborah Wasserman Schultz's resignation — a quasi firing — is that everything was fine with Wasserman-Schultz until... she got caught.  While some Democrats, particularly Bernie supporters, were annoyed with Debbie before "Guccifer 2.0" exposed the DNC emails, those same emails demonstrating favoritism to Hillary Rodham Clinton by the supposedly even-handed committee were readily available to a whole stream of people who never said word one.

Here are the latest, most damaging things in the DNC's leaked emails.  Thousands of leaked emails have sealed the fate of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's uneven five-plus-year tenure as DNC chair.  Wasserman Schultz's resignation announcement Sunday afternoon [7/24/2016] comes as a bad situation just keeps getting worse — and appears as though it might continue to do so.  That's because WikiLeaks has so far released nearly 20,000 emails, new details are still being discovered, and there is still the prospect of additional, damaging emails coming to light.  Many of the most damaging emails suggest the committee was actively trying to undermine Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign.  Basically all of these examples came late in the primary — after Hillary Clinton was clearly headed for victory — but they belie the national party committee's stated neutrality in the race even at that late stage.

Wonder what emails Wikileaks will release next?  Bad day for the Democrats, especially the obvious heavy-handed effort to nominate Mrs. Clinton at any cost.  These emails should make every Sanders supporter very angry.  It's obvious that the umpire in this game was looking out for Clinton.

Debbie Fired For Collusion and Corruption — Instantly Hired By Hillary.  You can't make this stuff up!  Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps down/gets fired for colluding with the media and others to crush Bernie.  She becomes the picture of all things corrupt, but Hillary instantly hires her on for the campaign.  That is the kind of resumé Hillary appreciates.

Trump Vindicated on Media Collusion.  Soon-to-be-former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn't the only person acutely feeling scrutiny and shame after last week's WikiLeaks email release implicated her in shady dealings on Hillary Clinton's behalf.  Now Politico's chief investigative reporter, Kenneth P. Vogel, is also facing backlash over the revelation that he sent an entire copy of an article to the DNC for review before publication.

How DNC staffers under Wasserman Schultz used anti-gay slurs, mocked the name of an African-American assistant and created a sexist Craigslist job posting.  Thousands of private emails from the Democratic National Committee were made public this weekend when they were published on WikiLeaks.  Among the most damning of the 20,000 emails, staffers make fun of a black woman's name, create a fake Craigslist ad for women interested in working for Donald Trump, and trade favors with superdelegates.  The emails also appear to expose favoritism for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her chief rival in the primary contest, Senator Bernie Sanders.

Trump's Biggest Enemy is the Media.  Although it's a given that the mainstream media is biased against conservative Republicans, the recent Wikileaks 20,000 DNC email dump disclosed that the MSM has colluded with Hillary Clinton in her attacks on her opponent Bernie Sanders.  Poor Bernie didn't have a chance against the combined Clinton/MSM machine.  The emails contained off the record correspondence with reporters at the Washington Post, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.  They also show how the DNC conspired with media anchors and newspapers to torpedo Bernie Sanders.

Another Clinton Email Scandal Erupts As Dem Convention Opens.  Talk about a bad a start to a political convention.  The release of almost 20,000 emails hacked out of Democratic National Committee servers has forced the head of the DNC to resign, sparked protests from Bernie Sanders supporters, and showed the media in cahoots with Democrats.  Now, in desperation, the Clinton campaign is claiming that this is somehow all Donald Trump's fault.

Finally, proof that Hillary runs the media.  Julian Assange leaked emails that show Hillary Clinton's campaign coordinated with the press to launch a covert attack on Bernie Sanders.  We finally have proof that many political reporters are — as Glenn Reynolds put it — Democratic operatives with bylines.  They are doing this against Trump, of this you can be sure.

The DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz insult Bernie and 12 million Americans.  It turns out the Democratic Party isn't so democratic after all.  The DNC, headed by longtime Clinton ally Debbie Wasserman Schultz, created a debate schedule that guaranteed low viewership, was designed to stifle competition and made sure Hillary's dominance in superdelegates would keep rivals at bay.  There was so much bad blood late last year that Sanders sued the DNC after the party denied his campaign access to important voter data, a suit that was later dismissed.  From the start, the Clinton machine rolled right over Sanders like a steamroller.

Wasserman Schultz ousted from convention post amid email leak.  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was sidelined from her party convention just hours before the Monday start of the Philadelphia gathering, after leaked emails indicating an anti-Bernie Sanders bias in her operation inflamed the left flank of the party.  The controversial party boss will no longer preside over the convention, and reportedly does not have a speaking role.  The fallout was swift, as even more emails surfaced Sunday showing Schultz personally blasting the Vermont independent senator's insurgent primary presidential bid against Hillary Clinton.

Clinton Crime Family tried to bury Bern.  So now it turns out that Hillary Clinton has been using the DNC as a cut-out in a massive dirty-tricks campaign against Sen.  Bernie Sanders.  A cut-out, for those who don't read espionage novels, is "a mutually trusted intermediary facilitating the exchange of information between parties."

Wikileaks Release Shows DNC Colluding With CBS News, Wording Poll Data Against Bernie Sanders.  Earlier today [7/22/2016] WikiLeaks released more documents showing how the Democrat National Committee (DNC) specifically worked to destroy the candidacy of Bernie Sanders in a united effort with the media to support Hillary Clinton.  The revelations within the release are quite astounding, and unfortunately confirm all the prior suspicions of the Bernie Sanders supporters about the democrat party apparatus working with the Clinton campaign to eliminate the threat posed by Senator Sanders.

DNC treatment of Sanders at issue in emails leaked to Wikileaks.  The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday without its outgoing Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, following a chaotic scene at a morning meeting where she was loudly jeered by Bernie Sanders supporters.  "I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high note that I am not going to gavel in the convention," Wasserman Schultz told the Sun Sentinel newspaper in an interview.  Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who is also the Democratic National Committee's secretary, handled the gaveling instead.

Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged:  DNC Undermined Democracy.  In its recent leak of 20,000 DNC emails from January 2015 to May 2016, DNC staff discuss how to deal with Bernie Sanders' popularity as a challenge to Clinton's candidacy.  Instead of treating Sanders as a viable candidate for the Democratic ticket, the DNC worked against him and his campaign to ensure Clinton received the nomination. [...] Instead of treating Sanders with impartiality, the DNC exhibits resentful disdain toward him and the thousands of disenfranchised voters he could have brought into the party.

Leaked emails revealed Democrat establishment planned to smear Bernie Sanders as an atheist.  Hillary Clinton has another email problem on her hands on the eve of the Democratic Convention — this one brought on by a provocative move by Wikilkeaks to release 19,252 Democratic Party emails on the eve of her convention.  Founder of Wikilkeaks Julian Assange has clashed with Clinton publicly and doesn't want her to get elected president.

Hillary Clinton May Have Conspired With The DNC To Engineer Media Blackout Of Bernie Sanders, Leaked Documents Suggest.  Hillary Clinton may have worked with the Democratic National Committee to shut Bernie Sanders out of getting media coverage, new leaked documents from within the DNC's own servers seem to suggest.  This week, a hacker calling himself "Guccifer 2" released a number of documents stolen from the DNC.  The part that got the most media attention was an extensive piece of opposition research on Donald Trump that outlined the party's plan of attack against the real estate mogul and GOP nominee, but supporters of Bernie Sanders claim the real bombshell was another email.  In an email dated the day Hillary Clinton officially announced her nomination, the DNC was already planning a media strategy that contrasted Clinton and Trump.  The document shows that the party had been planning for Clinton to become the nominee, not Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders supporters sue Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC for 'fraud'.  A group made up predominantly of Bernie Sanders supporters is suing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, alleging she "rigged" the primary for Hillary Clinton.  A group of 120 people, including 104 Sanders donors, filed suit in federal court in the Southern District of Florida, in the congresswoman's home district.  In the suit, the plaintiffs say that Wasserman Schultz and the DNC were fraudulent, negligent and misrepresented their true motivations in the Democratic presidential primary.

California's lengthy vote count stokes theories that Sanders actually won the primary.  As the long, languid Democratic primary vote count in California continues, a theory has taken hold among some fringe supporters of Sen.  Bernie Sanders:  that he actually won the June 7 vote.  Internet sleuths of varying expertise have attempted to prove that the millions of ballots left uncounted on election night contained a Sanders victory over Hillary Clinton, but were prevented from being added to the count.  The fact that 2.5 million early and provisional ballots were not yet counted when the networks called the primary has become another reason to doubt that the media can fairly cover the race.

DNC hacker reveals how the 'fix was in' for Hillary Clinton from the very start.  Newly leaked documents from a Russian hacker reveal that Sen.  Bernie Sanders, I-Vt never had a chance against Hillary Clinton in the democratic primary.  A hacker who identifies himself as 'Guficer 2.0' leaked the DNC documents, which apparently prove that Clinton was conspiring with the DNC as early as May 26, 2015, the same day Sanders launched his presidential bid, according to the Washington Examiner.  But, it's not just the DNC that Clinton was conspiring with in 2015.  The Clinton campaign was already working hand-in-hand with the media.

Tim Canova: The Insurgent Democrat Everyone Knows.  Canova has found success in his campaign against Wasserman Schultz mainly due to her disastrous record as DNC Chair that has inflamed disgruntled Bernie Sanders-supporting Democrats who believe (correctly) that she has had her finger on the scale for Secretary Clinton all along.

Hacked DNC documents may show ugly connections between the party and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  Earlier this week it was announced that a hacker breached the servers of the Democratic Party and obtained the DNC's opposition research on Donald Trump.  The DNC confirmed as much.  Now, a single person claiming to be the hacker has released the supposed Donald Trump information alongside some other very revealing internal documents.  When pressed by reporters to confirm or deny the authenticity of the new documents, the DNC only issued this vague statement doing neither.  If the documents were fake, it would seem that the DNC would openly deny as much.

Leaked document shows the DNC wanted Clinton from start.  A document leaked by a hacker who took responsibility for the Democratic National Committee data breach appears to show the DNC coordinating with Hillary Clinton from the start of the presidential campaign — just as Bernie Sanders has claimed.  A document to the DNC dated May 26, 2015 — a month after Sanders kicked off his presidential bid — declared that "our goals & strategy" are to "provide a contrast between the GOP field and HRC."

I watched Hillary Clinton's forces swipe Nevada:  This is what the media's not telling you.  [Scroll down]  From reports from my husband and other conventioneers, and from my own firsthand experience as my son and I wandered in and out of the hall as the day progressed, it appeared that [Roberta] Lange didn't listen to much of anything the Bernie delegates had to say; she appeared not to count the votes from that side of the room; she ejected dozens of Bernie delegates who didn't have a chance to defend their eligibility, and who, if they were allowed to stay, would have given Bernie more delegates than Hillary; she didn't allow for a "minority report"; she cut off microphones when people challenged her.

Did Nevada Democrat Party Just Steal Another State From Bernie?  [Scroll down]  Many attendees demanded that 64 excluded Sanders delegates, listed in a "minority report," be allowed to participate.  But [Roberta] Lange instead swiftly called for a voice vote to implement a temporary change of party rules on a permanent basis.  Then she took it upon herself to affirm the result — which, as video shows the obstreperous reaction, was at least debatable — abruptly adjourned the meeting with an impotent slam of the gavel, and simply walked out, leaving pandemonium in her wake.

Why Is the Press Not Talking About the Rigged Democratic Presidential Nomination?  [Scroll down]  Just think what might be happening out there without this manipulation of the nomination process.  The candidate drawing the bigger crowds and winning quite frequently would be perceived as the one with the momentum toward gaining the party ring.  Instead of speaking about Sanders throwing in the towel, the press would be hounding [Hillary Clinton] about whether she is going to collapse again like she did in 2008.  What we don't know is how many of the party bosses might change their allegiance to Sanders and tip the nomination his way.

Rigged! Hillary secretly STOLE New Hampshire.  It's the headline on every newspaper and website around the country:  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won a resounding victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in yesterday's New Hampshire Democratic primary.  But there's another story the media has been much slower to pick up on.  Because despite his 22-point victory, Sanders didn't walk away with the most New Hampshire delegates.  Clinton did.  And party insiders have been secretly working for months to rig the delegate count in Clinton's favor, no matter what the voters of New Hampshire decided.

Is There Anything Less Democratic Than The Democratic Party?  [Scroll down]  Well, [Bernie Sanders] may have his eyes on the campaign finance system as the problem in the elections as many on the left do.  But the more obvious one is that he walloped his rival, Hillary Clinton, 60% to 38% Tuesday, yet he takes home just 15 delegates for the Democratic nomination, same as the 15 she does, based on flaws in the Democratic Party's nominating process, which is proving anything but democratic.  In terms of securing the delegates needed for the nomination, it's as if that victory never happened.  And it comes on the heels of questionable tactics (six unlucky coin flips?) that diminished Sanders' clear electoral strength there — and what should have been his victory in Iowa.

Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire, But Hillary Clinton Gets All The Delegates.  Unfortuantely for Sanders, this means that he will have to finish with commanding leads in all upcoming primaries.  He will have to work day and night to secure not just South Carolina, but Florida, Minnesota, Nevada and most of the so-called "SEC" primary states — the ones at play on Super Tuesday.  But even then, he may be unable, outside of a complete and total Clinton collapse, to overcome the resources of a party machine hell bent on Hillary Clinton as their Presidential nominee.

After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders.  Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will.  Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party's nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates.

Why Clinton's Coin Toss Win Spells Trouble for Dems.  Six months ago, Senator Sanders polled at only 26 percent of the Iowa vote to Hillary's 54 percent; word is that the former first lady's entourage was shell-shocked by her close brush with (another) defeat in Iowa.  Clinton's margin over Sanders was only a handful of delegates; apparently 6 delegates ended up in Hillary's column by virtue of fortuitous coin tosses.

Hillary's dubious 'victory' in Iowa alienating Sanders supporters.  Long story short: the ultra-left wing of the left-wing Democratic Party is waking up to the fact that Hillary Clinton is a vicious, crooked phony, who will do anything to win — fair or foul.  Welcome to the club, lefties.  That's step one in waking up to the political corruption that is destroying our country.  Meanwhile, assuming Hillary continues to muscle her way into the nomination and escapes indictment, the odds are that embittered Sanders supporters will stay home in November.

Hillary Won Six Straight Coin Tosses To Win Handful Of County Delegates.  As reported by MarketWatch, the official Democratic Party rules in Iowa call for a coin toss if the caucus results are deadlocked.  "In a case where two or more preference groups are tied for the loss of a delegate, a coin shall be tossed to determine who loses the delegate," the rules read.  In Iowa on Monday [2/1/2016], in at least six precincts, a coin toss was used to decide which candidate received a county delegate.  Clinton won all six times.

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Hillary Clinton has always had phenomenal luck.  Like the time she invested in cattle futures for a few days and ended up with $100,000.  Winning six badly-needed coin tosses in a row is nothing by comparison.

How Hillary won at least six Iowa precincts by coin toss.  Hillary Clinton claimed victory over Bernie Sanders in at least six Iowa precincts after winning a coin toss.  It was a dead heat between the Democrat candidates, and official rules dictate administrators settle a tie by tossing a coin.  Video posted on social media on Monday night and Tuesday morning caught six astonishing moments where Clinton came out on top — to the ire of some visibly disgruntled Sanders supporters.  There have been no reports of Sanders winning a coin toss to settle one of the dead heats on Monday night [2/1/2016].


Huma Abedin:

The Complete Huma Abedin Report.  [Scroll down]  Per FEC reports, Abedin is slated to receive an annual salary of $277,000, making her the highest paid staffer on the campaign, and occupies a corner office at the campaign's Brooklyn headquarters with a staff of 30 reporting directly to her.  The position has also empowered Abedin to become a campaign surrogate herself, attending meetings and speaking to groups on Clinton's behalf.

Huma Abedin's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.  [Scroll down]  Simply put, Huma Abedin worked for thirteen years as part of an enterprise whose explicit goal was to conquer the West in the name of Islam.  No wonder the Clinton campaign wants to sweep this issue under the rug.  Mrs.  Clinton has sometimes referred to Huma Abedin as her "second daughter."  Whether it was because of their close relationship or for some other reason, Mrs. Clinton has done much to further the Muslim Brotherhood agenda while Secretary of State, and can be counted on doing more as president.  As Secretary of State, she relentlessly pushed the overthrow of Libyan leader Mohammar Qaddafi, a dire enemy of the Brotherhood, even when President Obama and his Secretary of Defense were reluctant to go to war.  Along with Obama, she pushed for the overthrow of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and his replacement by Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Morsi.

The struggles of Huma Abedin.  Huma Abedin, often referred to as Clinton's "shadow" by the US media, is now the vice-chair of her presidential campaign.  She was Clinton's deputy chief of staff at the state department and has been a personal aide since the late 1990s.  Abedin first met Clinton in 1996 when she was 19 and an intern at the White House, assigned to the first lady's office.  She was born in Michigan in 1976 to an Indian father and a Pakistani mother.  When Abedin was two, they moved from the US to Saudi Arabia.  She returned when she was 18 to study at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Her father was an Islamic scholar who specialised in interfaith reconciliation — he died when she was 17 — and her mother is a professor of sociology.  While the role of "political body woman" may once have been a kind of modern maid, there to provide a close physical presence and to juggle the luggage and logistics, this is no longer the case.  During almost 20 years at Clinton's side, Abedin has advised her boss on everything from how to set up a fax machine — "Just pick up the phone and hang it up.  And leave it hung up" — to policy on the Middle East.

Who is Huma Abedin?  "Huma Abedin was born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Her father, Syed Abedin (1928-1993), was an Indian-born scholar who had worked as a visiting professor at Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz University in the early Seventies.  Huma's mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, is a sociologist known for her strong advocacy of Sharia Law.  A member of the Muslim Sisterhood (i.e., the Muslim Brotherhood's division for women), Saleha is also a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief.  This pro-Hamas entity is part of the Union of Good, which the U.S. government has formally designated as an international terrorist organization led by the Muslim Brotherhood luminary Yusuf al-Qaradawi.  When Huma was two, the Abedin family relocated from Michigan to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  This move took place when Abdullah Omar Naseef, a major Muslim Brotherhood figure who served as vice president of Abdulaziz University (AU), recruited his former AU colleague, Syed Abedin, to work for the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), a Saudi-based Islamic think tank that Naseef was preparing to launch.  A number of years later, Naseef would develop close ties to Osama bin Laden and the terrorist group al Qaeda.

Huma Abedin, Daughter of Jihad.  Hillary Clinton longtime lieutenant Huma Abedin's exhaustively documented connections to Islamic terror are receiving renewed attention thanks to a new column written by political gadfly Roger Stone.  Abedin, now vice-chairman of Clinton's campaign, is the person "closest to the most powerful woman in American politics and perhaps the next President," Stone writes at Breitbart.  "Huma has been described variously as Hillary's 'body woman,' a sort of glorified go-to personal maid, gentle confidant, and by others as an Islamic spy."  "She may be all of these things," writes Stone, who is close to GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.  "Abedin was deeply involved with the establishment of Hillary's private email server, which was used for all of her work as Secretary of State.  Now, since we know Hillary had hundreds of classified or top-secret documents on her vulnerable server (despite her early lies saying she did not), any faith in Huma's judgment — at the very least — has been demolished.  You will soon ask yourself, 'how did this woman get a security clearance?'"

Could the Jig Finally be Up for Huma Abedin?  Huma Abedin's Muslim Brotherhood connections have been fully exposed by Andrew McCarthy and bruited about for years.  The facts are quite public, albeit largely ignored:  Abedin's parents are both members of the Muslim Brotherhood, but her links to the organization are not just familial.  Abedin was for twelve years the assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA), which was founded by Abdullah Omar Naseef, a Muslim Brotherhood operative and al-Qaeda financier.  Naseef and Abedin both appeared on the JMMA's masthead from 1996 to 2003.  Consider that Abedin worked closely for seven years with a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who financed al-Qaeda in light of the Obama Administration's foreign policy during the years that Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State.  Everyone acknowledges that Abedin and Clinton are extremely close, and that Abedin controls access to Clinton and has tremendous influence over her.

Huma Abedin: The Security Breach Hillary is Still Hiding.  At age 18, Huma Abedin returned to the U.S. to attend George Washington University.  In 1996 she began working as an intern in the Bill Clinton White House, where she was assigned to then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Abedin was eventually hired as an aide to Mrs. Clinton and has worked for her ever since, through Clinton's successful Senate runs (in 2000 and 2006) and her failed presidential bid in 2008.  From 1997 until sometime before early 1999, Abedin, while still interning at the White House, was an executive board member of George Washington University's (GWU) Muslim Students Association (MSA), heading the organization's "Social Committee."  It is noteworthy that in 2001-02, soon after Abedin left that executive board, the chaplain and "spritual guide" of GWU's MSA was Anwar al-Awlaki, the al Qaeda operative who ministered to some of the men who were among the 9/11 hijackers.  Another chaplain at GWU's MSA (from at least October 1999 through April 2002) was Mohamed Omeish, who headed the International Islamic Relief Organization, which has been tied to the funding of al Qaeda.  Omeish's brother, Esam, headed the Muslim American Society, the Muslim Brotherhood's quasi-official branch in the United States.

Who Huma Abedin Really Is.  Huma was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Syed and Saleha Mahmood Abedin, a sociologist known for being a strong advocate for Sharia Law.  When Huma was two, her family moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Huma's father, Syed, was recruited to work at the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, by Abdullah Omar Naseef.  Naseef would later develop close ties to both Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda.  Mr. Naseef also held the title of secretary-general of the Muslim World League, which is the propaganda arm for the Muslim Brotherhood.  As Breitbart reported, the connection between Huma, the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, and the Muslim Brotherhood is further solidified by the fact that the latter two share the same office space in London.  Further, Huma Abedin herself was an assistant editor for The Journal for Muslim Minority Affairs.  And from 2002-2008, she was a member of the editorial board, meaning that her role was not a passive "in-title only" role, but actively read and approved the writings of the journal.

Extraordinary claim made by journal where Huma Abedin was assistant editor.  An Islamic journal where Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's top aide, was assistant editor published an article accusing Jews of 'working the American political system' — and being aided by the 'memory of the Holocaust'.  Abedin, who is vice-chair of Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, spent 12 years as an assistant editor for Journal of Minority Muslim Affairs.  Her mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, is the journal's editor-in-chief and has been accused of espousing the views of the Muslim Brotherhood through the publication.  Huma Abedin's brother, Hassan, is an associate editor and her sister, Heba, is an assistant editor.

Huma Abedin granted State Dept meetings for major donors.  Private emails show that top Clinton aide Huma Abedin approved meetings with the State Department for major Clinton Foundation donors.  Judicial Watch first discovered the emails after filing multiple Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.  The emails paints Abedin as a "middleman" between Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  According to Townhall.com, when individuals request meetings with Clinton, Abedin would deny the meeting, introduce them to the Clinton Foundation, the Foundation would accept a donation and then access to Clinton was granted.  Abedin approve expedited access to Clinton for those who contributed $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.

The Atlantic Whitewashes Islamist Groups in Abedin Controversy.  After a week of evidence coming to light about the connections of Hillary Clinton's Deputy Chief-of-Staff Huma Abedin to Islamist groups, the Muslim Brotherhood and internationally-designated terrorist enities, the response from the left is ridicule, misrepresentation, caricature and — on the most damning evidence — utter silence.  A cartoonish chart prepared by The Atlantic's Serena Dai includes jaw-dropping distortions of Islamist groups — several being officially-designated terrorist groups — to make Abedin's family and personal connections with them seem benign.

Clinton Spokesman Denies Huma Abedin Edited Islamonazi Magazine She Edited.  When in doubt, assume your audience is stupid and lie to them.  It worked for Hillary Clinton and Anthony Weiner, the two people closest to Huma.  So why not give it a try?  That seems to be the reasoning here.

Emails Show Huma Used To Put Hillary Down For Nap Time.  An email in WikiLeaks' Hillary Clinton archive shows Huma Abedin served as the Director of Nap Time while working at the State Department.

State Department: 'No Impropriety' in Contacts With Clinton Foundation; 'The Way the Process Works'.  Judicial Watch on Monday [8/22/2016] released email exchanges showing that top Clinton aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors — including the crown prince of Bahrain — special, expedited access to Hillary Clinton when she was serving as Secretary of State.  "In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band," Judicial Watch noted.

Emails: Huma Abedin Left Classified Material Unsecured In The Front Seat Of Her Car.  Emails released on Monday show that Hillary Clinton's top State Department aide, Huma Abedin, left classified government information that needed to be burned in the front seat of her vehicle.  "Favor" is the subject of Abedin's July 20, 2009 email to Lauren Jiloty, Clinton's personal assistant.  Judicial Watch obtained the records and hundreds more pages of Abedin emails as part of its ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department.

Huma Abedin Transports Classified Material In Personal Vehicle.  Emails released on Monday show that Hillary Clinton's top State Department aide, Huma Abedin, left classified government information that needed to be burned in the front seat of her vehicle.  "Favor" is the subject of Abedin's July 20, 2009 email to Lauren Jiloty, Clinton's personal assistant.  Judicial Watch obtained the records and hundreds more pages of Abedin emails as part of its ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department.

Mrs. Clinton and Her Fixer.  Huma Abedin must be a remarkable woman:  She has held down four of the worst jobs in politics, several of them simultaneously:  right hand to Hillary Rodham Clinton, fixer and patron-patronizer for the Clinton Foundation, an editor of a journal spawned by a major al-Qaeda financier, and wife to Anthony Weiner.

New emails detail how Huma Abedin acted as Hillary's bag lady.  Hillary Clinton's top aide wears many hats, and new emails uncovered by Judicial Watch show that the most important one of them says "Cashier." [...] Hillary and Huma are corrupt to the core.  And yet they're poised to occupy the highest office in the land.  Because in the Democratic Party's quest for power, anything goes, and crime really does pay.

Clinton Foundation asked Huma Abedin for favors at State Dept..  New emails Monday [8/22/2016] show the Clinton Foundation using Huma Abedin to try to arrange meetings between the foundation's supporters and then-State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton.  In one exchange Doug Band, who headed the Clinton Global Initiative, asked Ms.  Abedin to try to help with a visa for a soccer player from a British team, Wolverhampton FC.  Ms. Abedin at first thought she might be able to speed up the interview, but then said she was worried about crossing lines.

Where is Huma Abedin's Security Clearance Form?  The head of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) is defending controversial State Department official Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is suspected of playing a role in Obama Administration "engagement" with the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood.  Neera Tanden, president and CEO of CAP and Counselor for CAP's Action Fund, has sent out an email defending Abedin and asking that Rep.  Michele Bachmann be thrown off the House Intelligence Committee for asking questions about the vetting process that Abedin was supposed to go through.

Huma Abedin worked at a radical Muslim journal for 10 years.  [Scroll down]  Huma Abedin is Clinton's longest-serving and, by all accounts, most loyal aide.  The devout, Saudi-raised Muslim started working for her in the White House, then followed her to the Senate and later the State Department.  She's now helping run Clinton's presidential campaign as vice chair and may end up back in the White House.  The contradictions are hard to reconcile.  The campaign is not talking, despite repeated requests for interviews.  Until now, these articles which Abedin helped edit and publish have remained under wraps.  Perhaps Clinton was unaware she and her mother took such opposing views.  But that's hard to believe.  Her closest adviser served as an editor for that same Saudi propaganda organ for a dozen years.  The same one that in 1999 published a book, edited by her mother, that justifies the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation under Islamic law, while claiming "man-made laws have in fact enslaved women."

Huma Abedin denies active role at radical Muslim journal.  Top Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin played no formal role in a radical Muslim journal — even though she was listed as an editor on the hate-filled periodical's masthead for a dozen years, a campaign rep claimed Sunday [8/21/2016].  "My understanding is that her name was simply listed on the masthead in that period," Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said hours after The Post broke the bombshell story.  "She did not play a role in editing at the publication."  Merrill said Abedin was just a figurehead and not actually on staff at the Saudi-based and -funded Journal of Minority Muslim Affairs, which featured radically anti-feminist views and backed strict Islamic laws roundly criticized for oppressing women.

Despite Decade as Editor Clinton Campaign Denies Huma Abedin Had Active Role in Muslim Journal Publication.  Huma Abedin, wife of Anthony "Carlos Danger" Weiner, is the closest confidante and adviser to Hillary Clinton.  Previously described as "Clinton's second daughter".

Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Calls for more Muslim migration to the USA.  The evidence of Hillary's aid, Huma Abedin's connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Wahhabists is overwhelming, but an undercover video of her sentiments is rare.  A video surfaced of Huma's call to allow Muslim refugees to enter the U.S as it happened in Europe finally surfaced.  This links the dots to the Muslim Minority Affairs connection by Huma and her family.

Revealed: How Clinton Foundation donors got a hotline to Huma.  The emails, obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, show that Clinton Foundation official Doug Band often passed along requests to Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin on behalf of the foundation's donors and their friends or clients.  In other cases, donors emails Abedin or Clinton directly.  The exchanges will likely add to scrutiny over whether Clinton gave special treatment to Clinton Foundation contributors while she was at the State Department.

Huma Abedin didn't marry Anthony Weiner for his looks.  Huma Abedin said it was her Muslim faith that helped her get through the darkest days of her marriage with sexting fiend Anthony Weiner.  "I tried to block out all the noise and move on with my life," Abedin told Vogue, saying she relied on her faith and a "really supportive group of friends and colleagues" after her hubby's sexting derailed his promising mayoral bid.

Abedin's Overlapping Jobs Renew Focus on Clinton Conflicts.  Huma Abedin stepped down from her post as deputy chief of staff at the State Department and Hillary Clinton's ever-present personal assistant on June 3, 2012.  Only she didn't really leave.  Instead, in a reverse twist on a program intended to bring talented outsiders into government, Abedin was immediately rehired as a "special government employee."  She also took paying jobs with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm with international clients that was co-founded by a foundation official who also was Bill Clinton's long-time personal aide.

Abedin's Overlapping Jobs Renew Focus on Clinton Conflicts.  Huma Abedin stepped down from her post as deputy chief of staff at the State Department and Hillary Clinton's ever-present personal assistant on June 3, 2012.  Only she didn't really leave.  Instead, in a reverse twist on a program intended to bring talented outsiders into government, Abedin was immediately rehired as a "special government employee."  She also took paying jobs with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm with international clients that was co-founded by a foundation official who also was Bill Clinton's long-time personal aide.  Abedin's multitasking in the final eight months of Hillary Clinton's time as the top U.S. diplomat — and her role as intermediary for some of the same players before that — are drawing renewed scrutiny after a conservative watchdog group's release last week of a new batch of e-mails to and from Clinton aides.  Abedin has become the personification of an election-year debate over whether the nonprofit foundation will create conflicts of interest if Clinton wins the White House.

From Whitewater to Benghazi:  A Clinton-Scandal Primer.  [Scroll down]  Before becoming Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills worked for Clinton on an unpaid basis for four month while also working for New York University, in which capacity she negotiated on the school's behalf with the government of Abu Dhabi, where it was building a campus.  In June 2012, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin's status at State changed to "special government employee," allowing her to also work for Teneo, a consulting firm run by Bill Clinton's former right-hand man.  She also earned money from the Clinton Foundation and was paid directly by Hillary Clinton.  In a separate case, ABC News reports that a top Clinton Foundation donor named Rajiv Fernando was placed on State's International Security Advisory Board.  Fernando appeared significantly less qualified than many of his colleagues, and was appointed at the behest of the secretary's office.  Internal emails show that State staff first sought to cover for Clinton, and then Fernando resigned two days after ABC's inquiries.

Huma Abedin left Secretary of State Clinton's schedule on a bed in her unlocked hotel room.  Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's longtime aide, left the former Secretary of State's daily schedule on her bed in her unlocked hotel room during a conference — despite having a 'burn bag' for such items, according to recently released emails.  Another 296 pages of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails were released on Tuesday by Judicial Watch, which is currently suing the State Department under Freedom of Information Act laws in an attempt to recover all of Clinton's emails.

Wikileaks:  Huma Abedin Had Access To, and Used, the Hillary Clinton Email Address By Which She Received and Sent Classified Information.  Was Huma Abedin "read into" the "read-into-only" compartmentalized classified information Hillary had on her servers?  Or did Hillary just decide that she could grant such status to her favorites?

New emails show Huma scheming for Hillary.  Another 296 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails were released Tuesday [8/9/2016] — exposing key Clinton aides doing favors for billionaires and, on one occasion, leaving the then-secretary of state's daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room.  The documents were released by Judicial Watch, which is suing to recover Clinton's emails under Freedom of Information Act laws.  In an April 2009 email to Clinton's State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, President Clinton's former body man, Doug Band, the founder of corporate consultant Teneo, urgently asked them to set up a meeting with an ambassador for a major donor to the Clinton Foundation.

Will Anthony Weiner Live at the White House?  With Hillary Clinton now favored to win the White House, attention turns to her likely policies, appointments, and aides.  Her long-suffering assistant and adviser, Huma Abedin, may be moving into the White House, according to one unsubstantiated report last year.  That raises the question:  what will her husband, former U.S. Representative and New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, do?  Will he live at the White House — and what role might he have in a potential Clinton administration?

Weiner Gets Hostile When Asked About His Wife Huma Abedin's Security Clearance.  Former Rep.  Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.) got defensive when MSNBC reporter Kelly O'Donnell asked him about the security clearance of his wife Huma Abedin, a longtime Hillary Clinton aide.  Abedin worked for Clinton at the State Department and has been a part of her private email sever scandal.  During a deposition with Judicial Watch, Abedin admitted she became frustrated by the private server due to Clinton's emails getting stuck in her government secure email spam filter.

Huma Abedin and the Declassified Saudi Arabia 9/11 Revelations.  The information in the Report details the activities of these Saudi individuals and related groups, including in the United States.  There is a network of links to Saudi government entities, Saudi-funded front groups espousing radical Islam and jihad on the Wahhabist model, and terrorist organizations or individuals.  A study of organizations in this network, with the Saudi government agencies or front groups at its hub, is very instructive in itself.  But it reveals something else, highly relevant to this year's presidential election.  There are direct links of Islamic organizations in the network to those to which Hillary Clinton's top aide and confidante Huma Abedin has belonged.  To be clear, Huma Abedin is not named in the Report.  However, her associations with groups linked to what is referenced in the Report is highly troubling, to say the least.

28 Pages Suggest Huma-Connected Group Funded Terrorism.  The declassified "28 Pages" released by Congress Friday afternoon [7/15/2016] concerning 9/11, terror funding, and Saudi Arabia contains a bombshell piece of information:  The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) is specifically named as having connections to terror funding and support for a number of worldwide terror groups.  As Breitbart News has reported exclusively, the "Abedin family business" is an academic group called the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs that is based in the London offices of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth and its parent organization, the Muslim World League.  Huma Abedin, born in the United States but raised in Saudi Arabia, has worked closely with Hillary Clinton since 1996 and is now Hillary Clinton's closest aide and the vice-chairwoman of her presidential campaign.  Abedin, who is married to disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, is also at the heart of the Clinton email scandal.

Huma Abedin In Full Panic After the World Discovers Her Ties to 9/11.  The recently unveiled 28-page report on 9/11 revealed ties between the plane hijackers and Saudi Arabian officials.  But that's not all.  Check out the deal with Hillary Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin.  Remember, Abedin was also a major part of the email scandal.

How Will Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Saudi Arabia Avoid the Trump Train?  A day of reckoning is coming for both presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her mysterious aide Huma Abedin.  This issue:  Hillary Clinton's relationship with Saudi Arabia, a U.S. "ally" that the 28 Pages report just brought into the bright sunlight.  (Don't blame me for putting the scare quotes around "ally" — it's right there, in scare quotes, in the report itself on the page numbered 415.)  Hillary Clinton is going to have to answer to media or (more likely, since the media doesn't do their job) she can answer on live TV in front of millions of Americans when Donald Trump hits her a question about Saudi Arabia and Huma at one of the debates.

Clinton email scandal made into a movie, Huma, Mills depositions top billing.  Phelim McAleer's "Clinton Email On Film" is based on depositions given by top Clinton aides to the watchdog group Judicial Watch, the latest from adviser Huma Abedin.  "It's compelling viewing — as she is in turn petulant, defiant and then apologetic," he said.  McAleer's films show actors re-enacting the real depositions, which were filmed but sealed from public view.  "We only made these re-enactments because Hillary's lawyers managed to persuade the judge to seal the tapes until after the election.  That's just not good enough, and by spreading these films you are helping to end censorship," he said of his productions.

How Is Huma Abedin Still Married To Anthony Weiner?  For all Abedin's time in the spotlight as Clinton's gatekeeper — standing by her side at the Gay Pride parade, or whispering in her ear during the 11-hour Benghazi hearing — she remains largely a cipher, a point she essentially admits in the film during a fund-raiser at a Park Avenue apartment.  She rarely speaks in public unless she is executing the stilted locutions required by her professional responsibilities.

Huma Abedin:  Say, it looks like the State Department totally ignores FOIA requests from the peons.  Earlier this week, Clinton "body woman" Huma Abedin was deposed by Judicial Watch.  Her testimony was reminiscent of other Clinton aides and cronies, who have either pled the Fifth or simply stated that they have no recollection of any criminal or improper behavior on the part of the Clintons.  With that said, Abedin's testimony — probably inadvertently — revealed major issues with the State Department's responses to Freedom of Information Act requests.  Put simply, it looks like they simply ignored them.

Huma Abedin raised concerns about Clinton's private server.  Hillary Clinton's most trusted ally was worried about her boss' use of a private email server after Clinton missed an important phone meeting with a "foreign minister" because her email confirming the call went to her spam folder, according to documents released Wednesday.  "She missed the call because ... I never got the email giving us the signoff to do it [the meeting].  So she wasn't able to do her job, do what she needed to do," Huma Abedin testified Tuesday during a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a government watchdog.  Abedin, Clinton's top aide when she was secretary of state, was also asked about an email she sent to Clinton in November 2010 raising concerns about the server.

Huma Abedin testifies private email may have interfered with Clinton's job.  Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin testified Tuesday that the private email server Clinton chose to use for both personal and government communications may have hindered the former secretary of state's ability to do her job.  Citing an instance in which Clinton missed a call from a foreign minister because aides did not receive her emails on the matter, Abedin testified that the private email arrangement might have interfered with Clinton's ability to carry out her duties.  "So she wasn't able to do her job, do what she needed to do," Abedin said of the incident.

Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin Deposition Testimony.  Judicial Watch today [6/29/2016] released the deposition transcript of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton throughout her four years as secretary of state and who also had an email account on the clintonemail.com system.  The deposition transcript is available here.  Abedin testified it was Clinton's decision to use her non-state.gov email; to her knowledge that only Hillary Clinton, Abedin and Chelsea Clinton had accounts on the clintonemail.com system; and that the clintonemail.com system may have interfered with Mrs.  Clinton's ability to do her job.

On September 11, Huma Abedin Worked For Hillary Clinton and Saudi Charity Suspected of Terror Funding.  On September 11, 2001 Huma Abedin — Hillary Clinton's aide for twenty years and co-chair of her current Presidential run — was working for an organization located in the offices of Saudi Arabia's Muslim World League.  That's a Wahhabist Islamic group that Breitbart News recently reported was going to be put on a list of terror funders by U.S. government but was removed, reportedly under pressure from Saudi Arabia.

Huma Abedin to Secret Service Agents:  "Do You Know Who I Am?".  Guess who isn't looking forward to 2016? The Secret Service.  Any agents who haven't retired yet are facing eight more punishing years.

Saudis Kept Two Terror Groups Off U.S. List.  The Saudi Arabian government apparently had so much clout with previous U.S. administrations that they refused to designate as terrorist organizations two terror-funding Islamofascist groups linked to Huma Abedin, now the vice-chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  Abedin is joined at the hip to Hillary.  She is to Mrs.  Clinton what Valerie Jarrett is to President Obama.  That two deadly terrorist groups avoided proper scrutiny for years is a chilling reminder of how close Mrs.  Clinton's political network is to the brutal Muslim Brotherhood, possibly the Left's favorite Islamist operation.  It also underlines the extent to which Islamist enemies of the United States have infiltrated the American political establishment.

After 9/11, Saudis Had Huma Abedin-Connected Group Removed from Terror List.  Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin has deep and, so far, unexplained connections to a Saudi Arabian man who ran a Saudi organization that U.S. intelligence connected to terror funding during both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush's administrations, but escaped scrutiny after pressure from the Saudi Arabian government.  Details about the group called the Muslim World League were originally published in 2001 and 2004, but their significance was not fully clear until recently, with Huma Abedin acting as co-chairwoman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Hillary Clinton's History:  Muslim Connections Stem Back To 1990s.  As Hillary Clinton struggles to maintain frontrunner status in the Democratic primaries, she's facing even more important issues.  Islamic terrorism is sweeping the globe, yet mainstream media outlets seem reluctant to vet her foreign policy credentials.  In particular, the former Secretary of State isn't being asked the tough questions about her closest colleague, Huma Abedin, who has links to people and groups the U.S. government says were involved in the funding of terrorism.

Trump ally:  Clinton aide could be 'terrorist agent'.  In the wake of Sunday's deadly terrorist shooting in Orlando, Donald Trump's longtime friend and informal adviser wants the presumptive Republican nominee to hit Hillary Clinton even harder, suggesting the former secretary of state's top aide Huma Abedin could be a "Saudi spy" or a "terrorist agent."  Only Trump, Roger Stone said on Sirius XM's "Breitbart News Daily," will be able to draw the necessary amount of attention to the theories, which have drawn significant blowback from Democrats and Republicans alike.  "I also think that now that Islamic terrorism is going to be front and center, there's going to be a new focus on whether this administration, the administration of Hillary Clinton at State was permeated at the highest levels by Saudi intelligence and others who are not loyal Americans," Stone said.  "I speak specifically of Huma Abedin, the right-hand woman, now vice-chairman or co-chairman of vice — of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign."

State Dept.  Redacted Hillary And Huma Conversation After Flack Lied About Weinergate.  On the same day Anthony Weiner's spokeperson unwittingly lied to the media that the former New York Congressman's social media accounts were hacked after he tweeted a lewd photo, Hillary Clinton and his wife, Huma Abedin, had a "personal/family" email conversation, which was redacted once it was released by the State Department.  Before Weiner resigned after he pushed staffers to lie for him about his sexting misadventures with younger women, many journalists accused the late Andrew Breitbart of perpetrating a hoax for breaking the "Weinergate" scandal.

ABC: New Weiner Documentary Comes Out 'At the Worst Possible Time for Hillary Clinton'.  A new documentary about Anthony Weiner's infamous 2013 New York City mayoral bid that was derailed by his sexting scandal comes at the "worst possible time" for Hillary Clinton, ABC's Jonathan Karl reported Thursday [5/12/2016].  In a clip flagged by NewsBusters, Karl said the "extraordinary behind-the-scenes footage" of "Weiner" dredges up the scandal again "at the worst possible time for Hillary Clinton and her closest aide," Weiner's wife Huma Abedin.  "In politics, as in much of life, timing is everything," Karl said.  "For Congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's closest aide and constant presence at her side, the new documentary about his sordid political tale couldn't come at a worse time."

Huma carries designer shopping bags for her millionaire boss after Clinton stops off at Ralph Lauren for a spot of retail therapy.  Huma Abedin was apparently left carrying Hillary Clinton's shopping bags on Thursday after her millionaire boss stopped in at Ralph Lauren to pick up some designer clothes.  Clinton's top aide looked less than pleased to be carrying expensive shopping and was spotted walking 10 paces behind the presidential front runner after the excursion to the upmarket store in New York.  Another assistant was holding a blue garment bag, which could also have been from the designer store.

Clinton aide interviewed in email investigation.  The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday [5/5/2016].

The real reason the FBI interviewed Hillary's closet aide.  Fox News has confirmed that the FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, top aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email and whether classified information was willfully transmitted on her unsecured network. [...] Abedin is a valued source of information because she apparently used an email on Clinton's private system.  She may have voiced concerns about whether the server was violating the law or, equally important, discussed how the law could be circumvented.  She and other staffers were surely questioned about the 2,200 classified communications contained on the server, including the 22 documents that were "top secret".  How did they end up on the unauthorized system?  Did the aides have clearance to read them?  Didn't they know they were classified?  Were classified markings erased?  Who decided to delete thousands of emails which were government property?  Who ordered the server to be "wiped clean"?

Huma and Hillary: sign of conflict in newly released email?  Judicial Watch released more Hillary emails that were withheld from State Department after she claimed to have turned over all of them.  This contradicts earlier sworn statements and raises potential legal issues.

Why was news just leaked that Huma Abedin was questioned by FBI a month ago?  The Clinton spin machine went into high gear yesterday [5/5/2016].&Nbsp; A series of leaks to the media cascaded out a day after Catherine Herridge of Fox News broke the story that Romanian hacker Guccifer told her that he had easily been able to hack into her private email server, and browse through the emails that we now know contained material of the highest classification.  Notably, NBC News had access to this information earlier, but sat on it for weeks, leaving the scoop to Fox News, which is bizarre behavior for a purported news organization.  But then again, other mainstream media largely have ignored the Fox scoop.

Report: Abedin brought to tears by Clinton carrying her own bags.  Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, nearly began sobbing at the thought of Clinton carrying her own bags, according to a report published on Thursday [4/28/2016].  "Abedin took her duties so seriously ... that when she learned that Clinton had once carried her own bag up a flight of stairs in her aide's absence, Abedin nearly burst into tears," an unnamed source said for the story in Newsweek.

Huma Abedin will be grilled over Hillary's emails.  The State Department has agreed to a conservative legal group's request to question several current and former government officials about the creation of Hillary Clinton's private email system.

Huma Abedin, Rep.  Ellison named to ISIS kill list.  ISIS named one of Hillary Clinton's top aides, Huma Abedin, to its latest kill list, along with U.S. Rep.  Keith Ellison, charging them both with "politically active" apostasy and determining they must die.  "[They're] politically active apostates [who] involves themselves in the politics of the kufr," or disbelievers, ISIS wrote in one of its propaganda magazines, ABC News reported.

Top Clinton aide, Muslim congressman on newly released ISIS kill list.  ISIS has featured several prominent Western Muslims on a hit list in its terror magazine, including top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.  The New York Post reported that the list, published in the latest edition of Dabiq, also includes Rep.  Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and British politicians Sayeeda Warsi and Sajid Javid.  ISIS called the Muslims placed on the list "overt crusaders" and "politically active apostates," who "involve themselves in the politics and enforcing laws of the kufr (or disbelievers)."

The Editor asks...
I certainly hope the Religion of Peace doesn't inflict another honor killing on anyone in this country, but one must wonder:  Why isn't Barack H. Obama on that list?  He was raised as a Muslim and now he says he's a Christian.  And nobody is more "politically active."

ISIS puts out hit on Huma.  ISIS on Wednesday [4/13/2016] put out a hit list targeting moderate Muslims — including top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.  The list — in the latest edition of the terror group's magazine Dabiq — targets several other prominent Muslims including US Rep.  Keith Ellison of Minnesota and British pols Sayeeda Warsi and Sajid Javid.  Abedin, the wife of former rep.  Anthony Weiner, and other targets are branded "overt crusaders" and "politically active apostates," who "involve themselves in the politics and enforcing laws of the kufr [disbelievers]."

Huma Abedin: Call Your Girlfriend.  Everyone knows that Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin are joined at the hip.  The presidential candidate and a daughter of the Muslim Brotherhood are together all the time.  One notes with chagrin that when Republicans suggested that Abedin had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood — which she most assuredly does — Sen.  John McCain rose up to defend her.  No wonder people are fed up with the Republican establishment.

Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin gushes about presidential hopeful and describes the moment they first met.  Huma Abedin spoke about meeting Hillary Clinton for the first time in a new interview, where she also revealed her fears over the State Department's release of the Democratic front-runner's emails from her time as Secretary of State.  Abedin also said she was terrified about the release of her boss' emails, especially since she is on many of the exchanges that have now been made public.  'It's something I can't really think about, but I can't even imagine what's in those emails,' said Abedin.  'I would probably be mortified.  I have no idea.  I haven't read any of them.'

When Huma Met Hillary: 'Our Eyes Connected'.  When Huma Abedin first met her longtime friend and boss Hillary Clinton in 1996, she was hooked. [...] "You know these things that happen in your life that just stick?" Abedin asked on the podcast.  "That she walked by and she shook my hand and our eyes connected and I just remember having this moment where I thought 'wow, this is amazing.'"  "It just inspired me," Abedin gushed.  Abedin has worked for Clinton in various roles ever since.

Huma Abedin on her emails being out there: 'terrifying'.  Huma Abedin hasn't freshly read any of her email exchanges with Hillary Clinton that have been released by the State Department, but the longtime Clinton aide said it is "terrifying" to know that the messages are out there.  "It's something I can't really think about, but I can't even imagine what's in those emails.  But I'm sure I would probably be mortified.  I have no idea.  I haven't read any of them," Abedin, who served as one of Clinton's top aides at State, said in an interview with the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend."

Bill Clinton can't get Hillary on phone.  Bill Clinton is upset his wife's campaign team doesn't follow his advice — and because he often can't even get Hillary on the phone.  "Those snotty-nosed kids over there are blowing this thing because nobody is listening to me," Bill told campaign chairman John Podesta, according to OrbMagazine.  The former president has not only clashed over policy with Hillary's closest adviser, Huma Abedin, he's also said to be furious he can't phone his wife without going through Abedin, who carries Hillary's cellphone and screens all her calls.

FBI May Seek Immunity for Huma to Nail Hillary.  Accomplished author Ed Klein, who has an superb track record for unearthing scoops regarding the Clinton Crime Family (which is the term they prefer, I hear) has another breaking report regarding Hillary's illegal bathroom email server. [...] Klein indicates that FBI director James Comey is inching ever closer to a recommendation to indict Hillary Clinton, a political hot potato handed to Attorney General Loretta Lynch the likes of which the political system hasn't seen since Nixon.

Huma Abedin might be the undoing of Hillary Clinton in the end.  Huma Abedin is a name long familiar to regular readers here and politically active folks across the nation.  Few people have enjoyed the level of trust and insider status in Clinton World as Abedin.  Those connections appear to have paid off handsomely for Huma as she landed multiple, lucrative jobs inside the government and in the private sector while Clinton's career progressed.  She also seems to have gotten very "lucky" when an embezzlement charge leveled against her by the Inspector General of the State Department was jettisoned without comment by Barack Obama's Attorney General.  But now that close relationship may be coming back to bite her.

Is the National Enquirer preparing a John Edwards-like story on Hillary and Huma?  [Scroll down]  Now, there has been a lot of gossip about the nature of Hillary's relationship with Huma Abedin and indeed her past sexual history.  The candidate and her close aide have even been seen in public wearing matching outfits on a number of occasions.  I have no idea the nature of the women's relationship, but because of the family and work connections of Abedin to the Muslim Brotherhood I am concerned about any close relationship with a potential POTUS.

Clinton's right-hand woman Huma Abedin faces being questioned under oath over Hillary's secret server.  A federal judge opened the door to allowing a conservative legal group to question top aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about whether she deliberately sought to thwart open records laws by using a private email server.

Huma Abedin: Hillary ready to welcome all Muslim refugees from Syria and beyond.  Huma Abedeen [sic] has direct family links to the Muslim Brotherhood.  What could possibly go wrong?

Huma Abedin and the Tangled Clinton Web.  Almost a month ago, Fox News reported that the FBI's investigation of possible national security violations stemming from Hillary Clinton's private email system had expanded to include a corruption angle, centered on the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the possibility that Foundation donors received favorable government treatment during Mrs. Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.  The Fox report prompted indignant denials from Mrs. Clinton's presidential campaign that there had been any broadening of the probe.  Yet, the government is not required to disclose the course of its investigation publicly, much less to its subjects.  And now, there are additional indications that the government is indeed scrutinizing the cozy relations the State Department enjoyed during Secretary Hillary Clinton's tenure with both the Clinton Foundation and a Clinton-connected consulting firm called Teneo.

Hillary's foundation subpoenaed over Huma Abedin's work.  State Department investigators subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation last fall looking for documents involving Hillary Clinton's longtime aide Huma Abedin, a report said Thursday [2/11/2016].  The department's inspector general asked for records about the six months in 2012 that Abedin was working for the foundation, the department, Clinton's personal office and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons, the Washington Post reported.  The paper said the subpoenas also focused on foundation projects that possibly required approval from the feds when Clinton was secretary of state.

Who Received Hillary's Secret Emails?  Congressman Darrell Issa has predicted that Hillary and Huma will never be indicted for leaking top-secret information through their illegal email scam. [...] If H&H are not indicted soon, FBI and DOJ career lawyers may retaliate by leaking additional evidence about Hillary's criminal, irresponsible, and dangerous malfeasance in high office.  Hillary is therefore deeply implicated in the worst hostile penetration of the U.S. government since Stalin.  Huma's lifelong collaboration with the Nazi-era Muslim Brotherhood has been thoroughly documented.

Issa: FBI wants Hillary, Huma prosecuted in 'slam dunk' case.  California Rep. Darrell Issa says the FBI has a "slam dunk" case against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and senior aide Huma Abedin that it's itching to prosecute.  The former House Oversight chairman's statement on Friday [1/29/2016] comes just days after former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said his contacts in the agency will "blow the whistle and go public" if Attorney General Loretta Lynch does not prosecute.

Hillary urged Huma to dump Carlos Danger.  The new documentary about Carlos Danger's ill-fated mayoral campaign was chopped to remove scenes showing Hillary Clinton's team urging wife Huma Abedin to dump her sexting-obsessed husband, according to a new report.  The movie, meant to document Danger's redemptive run for office after resigning his House seat in a sexting scandal, ended up chronicling embarrassing revelations of Danger's online flirting.

Feds to process emails from Clinton aide Abedin for release.  The State Department has agreed to comb through 29,000 pages of emails from a top aide to Hillary Clinton and release batches of those emails every month.  In a federal court filing on Monday [1/11/2016], the department said it would process at least 400 pages of emails from Huma Abedin's personal, non-government email account per month.  The searches come as part of a lawsuit launched by conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch, which has embarked on a flurry of legal actions related to Clinton and her top aides.

Is Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton's Secret Weapon or Her Next Big Problem?  Huma, as anyone who follows politics knows, is 40-year-old Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's "shadow," as Politico once described her.  She began working for Hillary in 1996, when she was a 19-year-old intern fresh from George Washington University assigned to the First Lady's office.  Abedin had wanted to be a journalist like her hero Christiane Amanpour and was hoping to work in the White House press office.

How close are Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton?  As a student at George Washington University in 1996, Huma Abedin began working as a White House intern assigned to then-first lady Hillary Clinton.  The two have been together since, with Abedin traveling the country as Clinton's "body woman" throughout her 2008 Democratic presidential campaign.  She later became Clinton's deputy chief of staff at the State Department and still works for her transitional team, assisting the former secretary of state's move back into her private life.  Here are 17 pictures that describe their 17 years together so far.

Judicial Watch Sues for Info on Team Hillary at State Department.  Earlier this month Judicial Watch announced the filing of a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking ethics and employment records of Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, the longtime and ethically-challenged aides of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  The lawsuit was filed after the State Department failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted on August 18, 2015.  Judicial Watch is seeking access to the following records on Mills:  ["]All SF-85s and 85Ps; SF-86s; SF-450s; certificates of divestiture; individual waivers or any other applicable ethics statues, regulations, guidelines or agreements.["]  A separate FOIA request, submitted on August 19, 2015, seeks access to Abedin's and Mills' OF-109 forms, which are signed, under penalty of perjury, by departing government employees stating they have turned over all official documents and records to the State Department.  The OF-109 form records are not limited to classified material.  It requires that all records must be left in the hands of the State Department, including emails.

The Most Frightening Thing About a Hillary Clinton Presidency.  Last month, State Department emails obtained by Judicial Watch revealed that Clinton's close personal aide Huma Abedin (who has well-documented ties to the terror group the Muslim Brotherhood) warned colleagues that Clinton's mental stability appeared to be deteriorating: [...] So we have a potential president who appears to have obvious and troubling issues with mental acuity.  Furthermore, her most trusted personal aide and proxy, Huma Abedin, is linked — both directly and through family ties — to the terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood.  The Brotherhood, in addition to being a notorious sponsor of Islamic terror worldwide, traces its lineage directly back to Nazi Germany.  So one does not have to be overly paranoid to imagine that Hillary's personal version of Valerie Jarrett, i.e., a senior aide reputed to make many of the decisions in the White House, would be a potential Islamist sympathizer and/or conspirator.

Hillary Fundraises off Donald Trump Using 'Proud Muslim' Huma Abedin.  Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is seizing on Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslim entry into the U.S. with a fundraising email featuring long-time aide Huma Abedin, who is Muslim.  The email reads, in part:  "I'm a proud Muslim — but you don't have to share my faith to share my disgust."  The email is noteworthy for two reasons:  first, that it acknowledges Abedin's faith at all; and second, that it features Abedin, who is not only under ethical criticism but also suspected of radical ties.

Debate intensifies over who leaked the hours of Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin.  The political debate over Huma Abedin's hours and time sheets has become a finger-pointing contest over who leaked what, according to a report.  Nearly two dozen State Department nominees have been blocked by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley over questions about Abedin's double duty as a top aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and outside consultant.  Grassley (R-Iowa) says he has a "confidential source" helping his investigation of Abedin.

Hillary's Private Email Server Used by Aide to Converse with Known Islamic Activist.  As the investigation continues into Hillary Clinton's alleged illegal use of her own private server for official State Department business, investigators have also been looking into the emails of some of her top aides that also used her private server.  One of those aides is Huma Abedin who for most of Clinton's time as Secretary of State was her closet aide and confidant.

Who's been leaking info about Huma Abedin to the Judiciary Committee?  There's been plenty of information on Huma Abedin coming out of the various investigations into Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State.  These have ranged from the recent revelation that she had signed and then defied her separation agreement to the earlier finding that the OIG for State had determined there was an embezzlement case against her which Justice later conveniently declined to prosecute.  But where was all of that info coming from?  That's what Harry Reid would like to know and he thinks there's a leak in the system somewhere.

Grassley, Reid battle over mysterious leak on Huma Abedin.  Frustrated with one of his colleagues, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) picked up the phone late last month to express his irritation.  The minority leader wanted to know why Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was blocking nearly two dozen State Department nominees over work done by Huma Abedin, a longtime senior aide to Hillary Clinton.  For months, Grassley has maintained that questions remain about Abedin's work as a "special government employee," a status that freed her to work simultaneously at the State Department and as an outside consultant.

Judicial Watch: Huma Abedin And State Department Staffer In Emails — Hillary 'Often Confused,' 'In Bed For A Nap'.  After reviewing more than 35 pages of email from top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, Judicial Watch observes that Abedin advised a State Department staffer that it was "very important" to review phone calls with Clinton because she was "often confused." [...] Additionally, Abedin's emails reveal "repeated security breaches, with the Secretary's schedule and movements being sent and received through Abedin's non-governmental and unsecured Clinton server account," states Judicial Watch.

Hillary's Terror-Tied Aide Had Full Access to Benghazi E-Mails.  It has been revealed that Huma Abedin, senior aide to Hillary Clinton, had access to Clinton's personal e-mails including highly-sensitive details surrounding Benghazi.  Abedin is also accused of having ties to Muslim extremist groups.  Abedin has been entrenched in the Clinton camp for quite some time.  Besides her job as top aide for Mrs. Clinton at the State Department, Abedin has held multiple positions throughout the years, many times simultaneously, for both Bill and Hillary individually and their various foundations.  In fact Bill Clinton officiated at Abedin's marriage ceremony to disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner.  Abedin is even said to be the Clinton's "surrogate daughter."

Clinton aides Abedin and Mills duke it out over email.  Two of Hillary Clinton's closest aides Huma Abedin and chief of staff Cheryl Mills tussled via email in October 2010 about what appears to be an outgoing Secret Service detail — and who would replace him.  Mills also lightly scolded Abedin in the exchange for sending her complaints over email rather than discussing them privately.

Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Employment at State Department Flouted the Law.  Judicial Watch reported last month that State Department documents indicate that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally signed the authorization for Huma Abedin, her then-deputy chief of staff, to become a special government employee (SGE).  Any doubt that that this position should have never been approved was erased today with JW's release of new documents from the Department of State that include an email from the agency's top financial disclosure official revealing that Abedin failed to produce important financial transaction records of her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, as required by law before obtaining her position as a SGE in 2012.

Abedin flouted financial disclosure requirements; Hillary approved her sweetheart deal anyway.  In 2012, Abedin, then Clinton's deputy chief-of-staff, received a sweetheart deal from the State Department whereby she became a special government employee (SGE).  As such, she could double-dip — working as a consultant to outside clients while continuing as a top adviser at State.  Abedin took advantage of this arrangement to work as a consultant for clients such as Teneo, a strategic consulting firm co-founded by former Bill Clinton counselor Doug Band.  According to Fox News, Abedin earned $355,000 as a consultant to Teneo, in addition to her $135,000 SGE compensation.

Emails: Huma Abedin Did Not Legally Report Husband Anthony Weiner's Finances.  According to emails obtained by Judicial Watch, Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin did not provide all of the legally-required information to obtain her Special Government Employee (SGE) status at the State Department, failing to give over details about her husband Anthony Weiner's financial history.

Abedin says she answered Benghazi questions 'to the best of my ability'.  Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin emerged from a nearly eight-hour closed-door meeting of the House Select Committee on Benghazi late on Friday afternoon [10/16/2015], claiming to have done her best to answer the panel's extensive questions.  "I came here today to be as helpful as I could be to the committee," Abedin said in brief remarks to reporters after the daylong session.

Partisan sniping swirls around Abedin testimony.  A partisan feud broke out during Friday's [10/16/2015] closed-door testimony by a top Hillary Clinton adviser, as Democrats blasted the GOP-led Benghazi panel for summoning the witness in the first place while conservative activists circulated emails they said showed the aide's testimony was relevant.

Huma testifies before Benghazi committee, ahead of Clinton appearance.  The closed-door meeting came as committee Chairman Trey Gowdy combats accusations from both sides of the aisle that the panel is political in nature and bent on targeting Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.  To that end, the committee took the rare step this week of announcing Abedin's testimony Friday morning [10/16/2015], stressing that she would only be questioned on issues relating to the committee's core mission:  "The events leading up to, during and after the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012 and executive branch activities and efforts to comply with congressional inquiries into them."

Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Appears Before House Benghazi Committee.  Republican lawmakers in turn defended bringing Abedin before the panel Friday [10/16/2015], saying her role as a top aide to then-secretary of state Clinton made her testimony essential to learning more about the 2012 terror attack that left four Americans dead.  Abedin, a former State Department official who's now vice-chairwoman of Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, spent several hours Friday [10/16/2015] answering questions behind closed doors.  Clinton is scheduled to testify on Oct. 22.

It's Huma Day on Capitol Hill: Clinton's top campaign aide has a date with the Benghazi committee.  Huma Abedin, the Hillary Clinton aide often spotted at the ex-secretary of state's side, is testifying before the House committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attack today [10/16/2015].  Congress is currently in recess, but the committee convened today to hear from Abedin in an interview that is taking place behind closed doors on Capitol Hill.  The testimony will be focused on the attacks on the American facilities in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, and how the executive branch handled them, a committee aide said, as well as the congressional inquiries that followed.

Huma Abedin Testifies Before Benghazi Committee Today.  Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin will testify before the House Benghazi Committee at 10 AM Friday [10/16/2015] in a closed-door session at the U.S. Capitol.  Breitbart News has learned from the Committee what she will and will not be asked about.  Abedin is a key figure in the Benghazi scandal, and could have information about how the administration changed its talking points to blame the terrorist attack on a Youtube video.

New Huma Abedin E-mail Address Discovered ahead of Benghazi Committee Appearance.  A previously unknown e-mail address used by Huma Abedin was discovered on Thursday [10/15/2015], just hours before the top Hillary Clinton aide prepares to testify in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.  Conservative watchdog group Citizens United discovered the address in an e-mail exchange that shows Clinton Foundation CEO Robert Harrison forwarding a speaking invitation for then-Secretary of State Clinton to both Abedin's State Department account and an unfamiliar Abedin address on November 6, 2012.

Hillary Clinton's top aide is to be grilled by the Benghazi committee.  A top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reportedly set to be interviewed by the committee investigating the attack on the American embassy in Libya.  Huma Abedin is thought have been asked to appear by the panel probing the incident which saw four Americans killed at the embassy in Benghazi, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Conservative opposition researchers drop report on top Clinton aide.  Huma Abedin, a former aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department and now the highest-paid member of her campaign staff, is the focus of a new 36-page report from a Republican group.  America Rising, a Republican super political action committee that has focused on digging up research about Clinton, released the Abedin report Thursday [10/8/2015] amid growing interest in Abedin's State Department activities.  The report provided details about a controversial employment arrangement that allowed Abedin to collect paychecks from the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies at the same time.

Who cops a plea deal first, Huma or Cheryl Mills?  It now appears certain that someone in Hillary Clinton's inner circle copied Top Secret information from a SCIF (Secure Compartmented Information Facility) to an unclassified email system, thereby committing multiple felonies.  Each such instance is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.  The FBI is so certain that this occurred that it has seized four (count 'em: four) State Department servers in order to forensically determine who perpetrated these crimes.

The (too) many hats of Huma Abedin: A tale of Clintonworld.  This summer, The Washington Post revealed that, at one point, [Huma] Abedin — unusually granted "special government employee" status — was getting paid four different ways:  from the taxpayers for her State work, from the Clinton Foundation, as political adviser to Hillary and by the Clinton-allied firm Teneo Holdings.  The Washington Times reported last week how Huma's hats came together in September 2012, when she organized an upscale event with ex-Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.  From summer 2012 to spring 2013, Abedin raked in $105,000 from Teneo while making another $126,000 as a State Department "consultant."

Why Are Democrats Still Supporting a Compulsive Liar?  When Hillary was Secretary of State, [Huma] Abedin was at her side every step of the way.  She was paid by the State Department to serve as Hillary's aide.  Now it's been discovered that at the same time, Abedin was also working for the Clinton Foundation and Teneo, a private firm with ties to the Clintons.  Hillary was recently asked if it was appropriate for Abedin to be receiving a salary from the State Department while also being paid by outside firms that were tied to both her and her husband.  Hillary's response was that she was not directly involved in any of those decisions but then said that it had been approved by the regulations of the State Department.  However, Judicial Watch uncovered documents showing that Hillary had signed off on the approval of Abedin's special status, so she was more than directly involved and caught in another lie.

Huma Abedin commandeered Hillary Clinton's private email account.  The latest release of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email used for official business revealed that her close aide and confidante Huma Abedin apparently had access to her boss' account.  In message sent Nov. 11, 2010, from Mrs. Clinton's email address, Mrs. Abedin indicated that she was the author.

Huma Abedin's Lawyer was Benghazi 'Point Person,' Exchanged Redacted Email with Hillary.  Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's lawyer for the email investigation has a glaring conflict-of-interest in the case:  he was an Obama administration "point person" on Benghazi who dealt with classified information and exchanged redacted emails with Hillary Clinton.  Miguel Rodriguez of the Washington law firm Bryan Cave is part of Abedin's big-money legal team and is already handling communications with the government on her behalf during the scandal.

Hillary aide paid by private firm to stage event with Bill Clinton while at State.  While still working at the State Department, Hillary Rodham Clinton confidante Huma Abedin was paid by the private consulting firm Teneo Holdings to help stage a star-studded reception that included her boss' husband, Bill Clinton, along with George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as speakers just days after the Benghazi tragedy, The Washington Times has learned.  Ms. Abedin's work on the Sept. 20, 2012, event at the glamorous Essex House in New York City, helped entertain potential Teneo clients, wowing them with access to three former world leaders on a single stage.

Clinton camp: Clinton did not sign form on Abedin job change.  Hillary Clinton's chief of staff — and not Clinton herself — signed a State Department form that helped another Clinton aide change to a job status that allowed broader private-sector employment, a Clinton campaign official said late Saturday [9/26/2015].  Although the campaign will not say whether it has the actual document in hand, a Clinton camp assertion that Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills signed paperwork key to Clinton aide Huma Abedin's 2012 change from a full-time role to a "special government employee" could clarify why the Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of state told an interviewer earlier this month that she was "not directly involved" in converting Abedin's role to a senior adviser and expert.

Clinton signed off on change in job status for top aide Abedin.  Documents released by a conservative watchdog group Thursday show Hillary Clinton personally signed official forms in 2012 that allowed her top aide to attain status as a special government employee (SGE), despite the Democratic presidential frontrunner's denial of any involvement in the situation during a recent interview.  The arrangement enabled Huma Abedin to work both for Clinton at the State Department and the corporate consulting firm Teneo, as well as carry out duties on behalf of the Clinton Foundation.  Abedin's status has led some lawmakers to raise questions about the possibility of conflicts of interest during Clinton's time as secretary of state.

Revealed: How Hillary's right-hand woman Huma Abedin avoided disclosing her husband's business dealings.  New emails show that Huma Abedin dodged disclosing financial information about her husband, disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner, as Hillary Clinton personally signed off on a special employment deal for her longtime aide.  In the spring of 2012, Abedin switched from being Clinton's deputy chief of staff at the State Department to the secretary of state's senior advisor, a job with the distinction of being a 'special government employee,' which allowed Abedin to bring in outside income as well.

Hillary Clinton personally signed deal letting Huma Abedin double dip.  Hillary Rodham Clinton personally signed the controversial deal in 2012 that let her top aide Huma Abedin simultaneously work for the State Department and a private New York firm with deep ties to the Clinton family, according to records made public Thursday [9/24/2015].  The State Department emails released to select congressional committees and the watchdog group Judicial Watch also show that almost immediately after Ms. Abedin got permission to work in New York for the Teneo Group, she tried to get the federal government to pay the cost of her commuting back and forth to Washington to serve as a senior adviser to Mrs. Clinton, who was then the secretary of state.

Hillary approved special status for aide Huma Abedin.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greenlighted paperwork that changed her top aide Huma Abedin's job status to "special government employee" — a classification that allowed Abedin to work for an outside consulting firm and the Clinton Foundation at the same time she was advising Clinton at State.  According to documents obtained by conservative group Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, Clinton was the immediate supervisor who approved the title change that came with the new post on March 23, 2012, permitting her then-deputy chief of staff to work several jobs at once.

Emails show Huma Abedin's ties to private consulting firm.  A spring 2012 email to Hillary Clinton's top State Department aide, Huma Abedin, asked for help winning a presidential appointment for a supporter of the Clinton Foundation, according to a chain obtained by Politico.  The messages illustrate the relationship between Clinton's most trusted confidante and the private consulting company that asked for the favor, Teneo — a global firm that later hired Abedin.  Abedin signed on with the company while she still held a State Department position, a dual employment that is now being examined by congressional investigators.

Huma Abedin and the web of influence peddling revealed in newly released emails.  The slow-motion exposure of emails related to Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of State is revealing the way things get done at the upper reaches of government and society, and it is a very ugly picture, indeed.  Most Americans (75%) now believe that corruption is widespread in government, and they don't know the half of it.  Newly released emails obtained by Politico reveal how correct they are, and as the old saying goes, the scandal isn't so much the laws that may have been broken, but what is legal and perfectly normal these days among the power elite.

State Dept. releases new emails from top Clinton aide.  A top aide to Hillary Clinton discussed sensitive travel plans on her personal email account, according to new records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.  Huma Abedin, Clinton's former deputy chief of staff and present campaign staffer, made plans for Clinton and her aides from the account she had set up on Clinton's private email server, documents obtained by conservative nonprofit Judicial Watch show.  For example, Abedin emailed colleagues that she was "on a packed train" but offered to discuss the details of a trip to Russia on a call.

Huma Abedin Debuts on Twitter, Rips Ben Carson.  Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's top staffer, has made her debut on Twitter, delivering a not-so-clandestine shot at Dr. Ben Carson, a high-polling Republican nominee for President.  Dr. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, made headlines over the weekend when he said that he would not vote for a Muslim to become President of the United States, explaining that he belived the principles of Islam are not compatible with the U.S. Constitution. [...] Mrs. Abedin, the wife of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner (which she does not mention in her Twitter bio), took to Twitter on Monday [9/21/2015] to respond to Dr. Carson's comments.

Newly Released State Dept Letter Seems to Dispute Big Claim Made By Lawyer for Longtime Clinton Aide.  A newly-released letter indicates the State Department inspector general opened up a "criminal investigation" into longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, a claim her legal team previously called "false and needlessly inflammatory."  In a letter published by Politico Thursday [9/10/2015], the State Department notified the FBI in 2013 that it had opened up a criminal investigation into Abedin over allegations of embezzlement.

Two Americas: Huma Abedin investigated, absolved for embezzlement.  The case started with the FBI and went onto to the Justice Department, and — surprise, surprise! — the Justice Department declined to seek criminal charges against Ms. Abedin, despite the fact that they apparently had a case.  Note that this is not actually a surprise, and if you are surprised then I envy you your naivete.  Look, I don't expect that the Democratic party faithful will ever concede that for the last seven years there's been one law for the politically connected, and another law for the rest of us. [...] But I do expect them to understand that those of us on the Right who are aware of the situation do not concede that the Left has the moral standing to speak on anything involving ethical behavior.

Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Defrauded State Dept. — DOJ Refuses To Prosecute.  Federal investigators targeted top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin last year after they learned that she was paid for time she didn't work during the former secretary of state's time in office — but Abedin blamed her husband, the disgraced former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.  Abedin, who was Clinton's deputy chief of staff for four years, explained a series of inappropriate overtime payments, excessive hours, and repeated leaves of absence as the products of Weiner's poor record-keeping.  She was even paid for eight hours work on the day she was in labor.

The Huma Files: Feds formally investigated top Hillary aide for embezzlement.  Federal investigators formally investigated top Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin for the crime of embezzlement after confirming she took a "Babymoon" vacation and maternity time at the State Department without expending her formal leave, resulting in thousands of dollars of pay she wasn't entitled to receive, The Washington Times has learned.  The probe also gathered evidence she filed time sheets charging the government for impermissible overtime and excessive hours after she converted from a full-time federal employee to a State Department contractor.

Huma is always at Hillary's side, but Mr. Huma is a persona non grata.
Anthony Weiner Barred From Hillary Clinton Event.  Anthony Weiner, the husband of one of Hillary Clinton's top campaign aides, is not allowed to attend a campaign fundraiser being hosted by his boss, according to the New York Post.  Weiner, who's once-promising political career was ruined by a series of embarrassing sex scandals, was told that he could not attend a fundraiser hosted by his boss Michael Kempner, who hired Weiner last month.  Weiner "was not only not invited," a source told the New York Post, but "was specifically told not to show up just in case he had any plans to."

Anthony Weiner told to stay away from Hillary Clinton fundraiser.  Anthony Weiner will be conspicuously absent from the fundraiser his boss, Michael Kempner, is throwing for his wife's boss, Hillary Clinton.  Weiner has been kept away from Hillary since his second sexting scandal first broke in 2013, even though Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, has a bigger role than ever in Clinton's presidential campaign.

12 things we learned from Hillary Clinton's emails.  [#2] Huma Abedin doesn't get paid enough.  Huma Abedin, Clinton's deputy chief of staff, is presently the subject of multiple investigations and Freedom of Information Act lawsuits seeking to find out how she was able to collect paychecks from the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm called Teneo simultaneously.  But the busy aide apparently felt her three salaries were not adequate compensation, as a fellow official quipped in a Dec. 2010 email, "to quote Huma, I don't get paid enough."  Abedin reportedly earned nearly $500,000 a year.

Meet Hillary Clinton's Team from Hell.  [Huma] Abedin is perhaps Hillary's closest adviser, and had an email address on Hillary's private server.  The wife of [...] Anthony Weiner, Huma has long stood by Hillary's side.  Hillary's State Department even granted Abedin unique status when it came to conflicts of interest:  as Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) pointed out earlier this year, the State Department gave Abedin the green light to work for Teneo, a firm that lobbies the government for contracts — even as she worked for Hillary.  Abedin didn't disclose her financial arrangements with Teneo on financial reports.  She also worked as a consultant to the Clinton Foundation while working for the State Department. [...] And then there are Abedin's controversial family ties.  Andrew McCarthy of National Review pointed out in 2012 that Abedin's mother is a top figure with the Muslim Brotherhood female division and works with more than one terrorist-connected group.  Abedin's father is also closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, and Abedin herself edited a journal founded by an al-Qaeda financier, according to Robert Spencer.  Abedin has always been considered a close adviser to Hillary on Middle East affairs.

Huma Complained She Wasn't Paid Enough.  In one of the newly release Hillary Clinton emails, a mostly redacted message from Philip Gordon to Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan ends with, "To quote Huma, I don't get paid enough."  Abedin, Clinton's closest aide, was able to change her fortunes with a little help from friends.

Emails show top Clinton aide discussed work for foundation, consulting firm while at State Dept..  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee raised questions Thursday [8/27/2015] about how a top Hillary Clinton aide's fundraising for the Clinton Foundation and job at a corporate advisory firm intersected with her work at the State Department.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned whether Huma Abedin's status as a Special Government Employee (SGE), which enabled her to hold four positions simultaneously, created conflicts of interest.  "How can the taxpayer know who exactly SGEs are working for at any given moment?" Grassley asked in a letter to Abedin and Secretary of State John Kerry.  "How can the ethics officer at the State Department know?"

How Huma Abedin operated at the center of the Clinton universe.  As Hillary Rodham Clinton was preparing for her farewell international trip as secretary of state, her close aide and confidante Huma Abedin e-mailed a small number of longtime political allies to help arrange an intimate get-together at a private club in Dublin. [...] At the time, Abedin held four jobs with four different employers — an arrangement allowed by a special government designation she held permitting outside employment.  And each job had a connection to the Dublin dinner.

The strange sensitivity of Señora Danger.  Huma Abedin says her reputation is being dragged through the mud.  This is rich coming from a woman who works for the most scandal-plagued dynasty in American politics, Clinton, Inc.  And from the wife of pervy Twitter addict Anthony Weiner, a/k/a Carlos Danger.  What has Señora Danger so upset?  Questions from Senate Judicary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).  Her lawyer wrote Grassley to complain that "unfounded allegations" about her State Department work are tarnishing her image.

Huma Abedin lashing out at Chuck Grassley for "damaging her reputation".  Hillary Clinton's long time confidant, Huma Abedin, is sick and tired of you nasty Republicans dragging her good name through the mud and she's not going to take it anymore.  In response to the mean spirited nature of a Senate Committee asking the State Department to produce certain documents related to her time working for the agency, Abedin's lawyer has sent a letter to Chuck Grassley telling him he needs to knock off his offensive behavior.

Huma is starting to look like the fall-girl for Hillary.  When the New York Times headline writers roll out the "Republicans seize on..." code, you know that a Democrat is in real trouble.  This morning [8/26/2015], the comforting gauze of "it's all just politics" is being used to soften the message to Democrat readers that Mrs. Anthony Weiner, also known as Huma Abedin, also know as former editor of a Muslim Brotherhood publication, is being nominated to take the fall for Hillary Clinton in the national security scandal metastasizing around Hillary's presidential campaign.

Huma Abedin, a Clinton Aide, Is Back in Spotlight as Republicans Seize on Emails.  Among the trove of emails released from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state was this instruction to a trusted aide who needed to brief her on a matter that could not wait:  "Just knock on the door to the bedroom if it's closed," Mrs. Clinton wrote in November 2009 to Huma Abedin, then her deputy chief of staff. [...] As questions continue to dog Mrs. Clinton about her use of a private email account, a spotlight has landed on Ms. Abedin, the aide so often at her side that she has been called Mrs. Clinton's "surrogate daughter."

Lawyer for Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton Aide, Strikes Back at Accuser.  A lawyer for Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, has accused Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, of damaging Ms. Abedin's reputation through "unfounded allegations" about her time at the State Department.  The lawyer, Miguel Rodriguez, sent a letter to the State Department on Friday [8/21/2015] responding forcefully to two sets of questions posed by Mr. Grassley, Republican of Iowa:  whether Ms. Abedin, while a department official, had been overpaid during her maternity leave and a vacation, and whether she had demonstrated a conflict of interest by aiding one of her part-time employers through her work at the State Department.

Key Hillary Aide Huma Abedin Could be in a World of Trouble.  If a second server or any backup media for the Clinton server are discovered, the full scope of Clinton's criminal activities may become clear.  I refer not only to the co-mingling of classified data on insecure and unapproved devices, but also to the pay-for-play activities of the State Department as it relates to the Clinton Global Graft Initiative.  Huma's best bet at this point may be to start working a plea bargain.

Huma Abedin Received Over $40K From Hillary's Former PAC.  The leadership PAC established by Hillary Clinton during her tenure in the Senate paid her longtime friend and aide Huma Abedin tens of thousands of dollars on top of her salary as a senior adviser, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found.  Hill PAC, the political action committee founded by Hillary Clinton in 2001, dished out more than $40,000 to Abedin over the course of a three-year period despite Abedin pulling in a salary as a senior adviser to the former senator at the time.  The payments from Hillary's PAC to Huma began in January 2006 and lasted until January 2009, right before both Clinton and Abedin made their way to the Department of State.

Clinton aides' BlackBerrys likely destroyed.  State Department BlackBerry devices issued to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin have likely been destroyed or sold off, the department said in a court filing on Wednesday [8/19/2015].  Mills and Abedin "were each issued BlackBerry devices," department Executive Secretary Joseph Macmanus wrote in the filing.  The department, however, "has not located any such device," and believes that they would have been destroyed or removed from the department's control.

'Don't you know who I am?'.  When it comes to arrogance, Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's longtime top aide, and her presidential candidate boss are two peas in a pod, according to Secret Service agents.  For that reason, it's not surprising that the FBI investigation of Hillary's use of classified emails reportedly got a jump start after uncovering highly classified emails sent by Abedin and another Clinton aide.  Yesterday [8/19/2015], it was revealed that State Department BlackBerry devices issued to the former Secretary of State's aides Cheryl Mills and Abedin, 39, have likely been destroyed or sold off, the department said in a court filing.

Surprise: State Department Can't Find BlackBerrys Of Clinton's Closest Aides, Say They Were Probably Destroyed.  Do old phone models get turned in, replaced and ultimately destroyed?  Yes.  Does it make a bad situation surrounding Hillary Clinton's wiped out personal email server look worse?  Absolutely.  According to a report published in The Hill late yesterday, BlackBerry devices belonging to Clinton's closest aides were likely destroyed.

Huma Abedin Received Over $40K From Hillary's Former Leadership PAC.  The leadership PAC established by Hillary Clinton during her tenure in the Senate paid her longtime friend and aide Huma Abedin tens of thousands of dollars on top of her salary as a senior adviser, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found.  Hill PAC, the political action committee founded by Hillary Clinton in 2001, dished out more than $40,000 to Abedin over the course of a three-year period despite Abedin pulling in a salary as a senior adviser to the former senator at the time.

Could the Jig Finally Be Up for Huma Abedin?  They got Al Capone for tax evasion, and they may get Huma Abedin for "violating rules regarding vacation and sick leave" and for the "possible exchange of unsecured, classified data."  To be sure, these are serious charges, and the available evidence makes it abundantly clear that there is ample warrant to investigate and perhaps even charge Abedin.  However, it is a sign of a serious problem with today's political culture that even more serious allegations regarding Abedin have never been investigated, and almost certainly never will be.

Huma Abedin Facing Investigation for Her Role in Hillary's Email Scandal.  Earlier this week, it was announced that at least two "top secret" documents were present on Clinton's server.  Then, on Monday [8/10/2015], it was revealed in federal court that Abedin also used an account on Clinton's email server for matters related to her position at the State Department — a very unusual occurrence for any federal employee.

State Dept. confirms Clinton aides had other unreported email accounts.  Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's top aides, used personal email accounts to conduct government business in addition to a State Department email and an account on the controversial server Mrs. Clinton kept at her New York home, the State Department confirmed to a federal court Friday [8/14/2015].  The State Department admitted to the judge that it doesn't have control over those documents, and can't be sure it has all of the records from their time in the administration.

Will Huma Fall on Her Sword for Hillary?  [Scroll down]  Now we have learned, despite Hillary's initial protestations, that of the first forty (of tens of thousands) emails to be examined, if they have not been permanently erased, an inspector general found four (one out of ten) contained classified intelligence material.  Two of those were considered TOP SECRET and included satellite photos from government, presumably NSA, sources.  Mrs. Clinton, as she is quaintly known in the NYT, is now suddenly claiming she wasn't aware these emails were classified.  This was all an accident.  She was just a poor, ignorant (daffy?) secretary of state, overwhelmed with detail.  Or perhaps the classification markings were expunged from the emails by some eager acolyte anxious to give the former secretary what is known in the parlance as "plausible deniability."

Will Huma Abedin Survive the Clinton Scandal Vortex?  It was probably inevitable that the woman always at Hillary Clinton's side would one day be sucked into the vortex of suspicion and scandal surrounding the Democratic presidential frontrunner.  For top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, that day seems to have arrived.  Though rumors of impropriety have swirled around Abedin for over two years, in the past two weeks they've snowballed into concrete allegations.

If Hillary's Server Was 'Blank,' Why Was It Kept At A Data Center In New Jersey?  The new revelation that Hillary Clinton's private server was made "blank" in June 2013 — but nonetheless stored at a data center in New Jersey — raises a slew of new questions about the former secretary of state's handling of her emails.  The attorney for Platte River Networks, the Denver-based cybersecurity company Clinton hired shortly after leaving office to handle the server, says that she does not know why the hardware would have been stored in a New Jersey data center if it was "blank."

Contra Media Spin, It's Hillary Who's Being Investigated, Not Her Server.  A little background. Clinton was forced to turn over her "home-brewed" e-mail server to the FBI this week, along with a flash drive unlawfully stored at her lawyer's office.  The server and the drive are tangible evidence of Clinton's decision to circumvent laws and procedures designed to preserve government records and keep classified information secret.  She says she never knowingly sent classified information, but Clinton leaves out that the whole reason federal officials are barred from using private servers is that such systems are invisible to the classification process.  The Clinton team claims it handed over the server voluntarily — a classic example of Clinton's penchant for half-truths.  For months, they insisted they'd never turn it over.  They caved because they had to.  The decision was about as voluntary as a bank robber relinquishing his sack of cash to the cops at gunpoint.

Levin: 'Sect. 793 of Penal Code ... Is What Hillary Clinton Has to Worry About'.  "Section 793 of the Penal Code, Subsection (f)... is what Hillary Clinton has to worry about," nationally syndicated radio show host Staff Mark Levin said on his Wednesday [8/12/2015] broadcast during a legal analysis of Clinton's use of a private server while she was secretary of state.  "My point is when you set up an unsecured server in your barn adjacent to your home in Chappaqua, New York, you have intentionally — forget about negligence — you have intentionally bypassed the security process for that server," said Levin, a former chief of staff at the Justice Department.

Will Huma Abedin Survive the Clinton Scandal Vortex?  It was probably inevitable that the woman always at Hillary Clinton's side would one day be sucked into the vortex of suspicion and scandal surrounding the Democratic presidential frontrunner.  For top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, that day seems to have arrived.

Hillary Clinton email probe turns to Huma.  The 2016 Democratic front-runner on Monday [8/10/2015] told a federal judge that [Huma] Abedin — long considered her boss's keeper and even dubbed her "shadow" — had her own email account on Clinton's now infamous home-brewed server, "which was used at times for government business," Clinton acknowledged.  That's an unusual arrangement, even for top brass at the State Department.

State Department request for Huma Abedin's records waylaid for 2 months.  The State Department's request that Hillary Clinton's former deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, return any work-related emails in her possession went unreceived for two months because of issues with delivery of State's mail and email messages asking for the records, according to Abedin's lawyers.  After the controversy over former secretary of state Clinton's use of a private email account and server for official business erupted in March, Abedin was among 10 current or former State Department officials asked by their former agency to provide any similar messages on their private accounts.  But Abedin's lawyers said she didn't receive that request for more than two months after it was sent on March 11.

Abedin's history at State Department poses liability for Clinton White House bid.  Huma Abedin — a close aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department and now a top campaign official — is facing more questions about her activities at the agency, causing potential problems for Clinton's presidential bid.  A federal judge ordered the State Department to have Clinton, Abedin and Cheryl Mills, another Clinton aide when she was secretary of state, confirm they have turned over all government records and describe how they used Clinton's private server to conduct official business.  They had until Friday [8/7/2015] to turn over the information "under penalty of perjury."

Agents of Influence? — Huma Abedin and Valerie Jarrett.  Somehow the conclusion by State Department investigators that Huma Abedin, close associate and friend of former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was overpaid by some $10,000 as she worked at a State Department job specifically created just for her, does not surprise.  Abedin, who is expected to assume the same Rasputin-like role in a Hillary Clinton administration as Valerie Jarrett does for President Obama, has done very well for herself.

Grassley to block Obama's State Dept. nominee until Huma questions answered.  A top Republican senator announced Wednesday [8/5/2015] he will block one of President Obama's State Department nominees until the administration does a better job of answering questions surrounding former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure.  Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has been investigating both Mrs. Clinton's controversial emails and the employment arrangement top Clinton aide Huma Abedin had during her time with the department — but said he's having trouble getting answers from the administration.

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin emerges as potential liability in 2016 bid.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's closest aide is starting to look like a liability on the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential front-runner.  Huma Abedin, who has been at Mrs. Clinton's side as her personal assistant — or "body woman" — since the 2008 presidential race, has come under scrutiny for pocketing a $33,000 payout from the State Department for unused leave and using her simultaneous employment inside and outside of government to "deliver favors" to Clinton cronies.

Huma planned party for Clinton pal on taxpayers' dime.  She wasn't exactly helping her boss broker Mideast peace, but somebody's got to pick out color schemes.  Longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin took on some unusual duties while working for the then-Secretary of State in 2012 — including apparently arranging an event honoring famed designer Oscar de la Renta at the Clinton library in Little Rock, Ark.  Huma was being paid by US taxpayers, but that didn't stop her from sending an e-mail from her State Department account about the fete for the old Clinton buddy.

Report: Clinton Aide's Dual Roles May Have Broken Conflict of Interest Laws.  The State Department's top watchdog found "reasonable suspicion" that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's second job as a private consultant may have broken conflict of interest rules, according a letter sent by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The finding was included in a State Department inspector's general report, which was first disclosed by the Wall Street Journal on Friday [7/31/2015].  The report also said Abedin was overpaid by $10,000 while at the State Department, but Abedin is disputing the finding.

Clinton aide may have 'delivered favors' for friends, IG finds.  An investigation may have found evidence a top State Department aide to Hillary Clinton took advantage of government employment rules with potential conflicts of interest and overpayments.  In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said an inspector general probe suggested Huma Abedin leveraged her State Department job to benefit her two other employers at the time: the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies.

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin accused of being overpaid $10,000 after 'failing to declare vacation.  Hillary Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin has been accused of taking $10,000 in excess wages after allegedly failing to declare vacation and sick leave.  According to the report, Abedin's time sheets suggest she took no days off — despite spending two weeks in Italy with her family.

Top Clinton aide reportedly received overpayments at State Department.  One of Hillary Clinton's top aides was reportedly overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules that govern vacation and sick time during her time as an official in the State Department, according to investigators.  The Washington Post reports the finding emerged on Friday [7/31/2015] after Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley sent letters to Secretary of State John Kerry, among others, about an investigation into possible "criminal" conduct by Huma Abedin over her pay.  The letters also sought the status of an investigation into whether Abedin violated conflict-of-interest laws related to her work for the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and another private firm founded by a Clinton ally, according to The Post.

Hillary sidekick, Muslim Brotherhood-tied Huma Abedin investigated for fraud.  The State Department concluded this year that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's closest aides had committed violations of rules governing vacation and sick leave during her tenure as an official in the department.  Abedin, as Shoebat has extensively documented her links and ties to Wahhabists including the Muslim Brotherhood.  The finding — which Abedin has formally contested — emerged publicly Friday [7/31/2015] after Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent letters to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and others seeking more information about an investigation into possible "criminal" conduct by Abedin concerning her pay.

Judge wants Clinton certification on emails.  A federal judge has ordered the State Department to ask Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to certify under penalty of perjury that she has turned over some of the work-related emails she kept on a private server during the four years she served as secretary of state.  U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the order Friday [7/31/2015] in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed in 2013 seeking records about the employment status of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who worked as Clinton's deputy chief of staff but later transferred to a part-time job as a so-called "special government employee."

Clinton aide and confidante was overpaid at State Dept..  State Department investigators have concluded that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 while working at the State Department, the Washington Post reports.  The finding emerged publicly from letters sent by Sen. Charles Grassley to Secretary of State Kerry seeking more information about an investigation into possible criminal conduct by Abedin.  The finding against Abedin, which she disputes, is that she was improperly paid while on leave.  According to Sen. Grassley's description of the investigation's findings, Abedin's time sheets indicate that she never took vacation or sick leave during her four years at the State Department.  However, the investigation discovered that Abedin did, in fact, take time off, including a 10-day trip to Italy.

Huma Abedin never got sick or took vacation in four years at State?  The State Department's Inspector General has raised questions about Huma Abedin's pay records while serving under Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State.  Oddly, the records appear to indicate that over a span of four years she never once took a sick day or even went on vacation.

Trump attacks Hillary's right-hand-woman Huma Abedin.  Donald Trump charged Wednesday [7/29/2015] that a sexually 'deviant' former congressman who is married to Hillary Clinton's closest aide has likely seen the contents of classified emails that passed through the former secretary of state's private home-brew server.  Huma Abedin, the Pakistani-American chief of staff to Clinton, was wed in 2010 to then-Congressman Anthony Weiner, the Democrat whose star fell to earth amid lewd sexting scandals.  Republicans in Washington are furious with Clinton for destroying tens of thousands of emails dating from her time in office, and for including classified information in an unknown number of others.

Muslim Brotherhood Skeletons Remain in Hillary Clinton's Closet.  Interestingly, in connection with the Benghazi investigation, three Hillary aides have been subpoenaed by Gowdy to produce emails.  The one who has yet to do so completely is the one with the closest ties to the Brotherhood — Huma Abedin.  The subpoena stems from Gowdy's efforts to track what communications were made by Hillary and her staff concerning Ambassador Chris Stevens movements prior to the Benghazi attack.  Of interest also will be why efforts were undertaken after the attack to minimize involvement by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Huma Abedin is paid highest in US presidential campaign.  White House aspirant Hillary Clinton's long-time associate Huma Abedin, whose father is from India and mother from Pakistan, is the highest paid staffer in the US presidential campaign, taking home an annual salary of more than $277,000.  Ms Abedin was paid $69,263.09 in the first quarter, according to the latest quarterly financial figures submitted by the Clinton Campaign to Federal Election Commission this week.  At this rate, her annual pay check is pegged at $2,77,052. [sic]

Hillary Clinton Could Turn The White House Into Another Slumber Party.  It's always a risky game to speculate on where the line between reality and a reporter's speculations may lay, but a recent bit of theorizing has certainly caught the national eye.  Reporting not so much on the indelible bond between Hillary Clinton and her longtime adviser Huma Abedin (no news there), Richard Turley of Orbmagazine instead writes about the possibility that Madame Secretary has not quite apprehended the perils of counting chickens before their gestation and is already parceling out White House real estate, most conspicuously to the aforementioned Ms. Abedin.

Hillary's Alter Ego Huma Abedin, Who is Now "Omnipresent" and "Indispensable", Is Expected To Have Her Own Bedroom in the White House.  [Scroll down]  It is expected that Hillary, in emulation of her hero Eleanor Roosevelt, will install Huma in the second-floor bedroom occupied during the FDR administration by Lorena Hickok, the journalist who was Mrs. Roosevelt's soulmate and intimate companion.  To relax from her duties as First Lady, Eleanor took automobile trips of several weeks' duration with Hickok and without the Secret Service, something that would be impossible today.

Top Clinton aide has yet to turn over Benghazi emails.  A longtime Clinton aide may be stonewalling a State Department request for private Benghazi-related emails despite a court order demanding she produce them.  Huma Abedin, Clinton's deputy chief of staff at the State Department and current campaign staffer, is the only former aide to Secretary Hillary Clinton that has failed to turn over emails in response to a request from the State Department, court documents show.

Gowdy wants to grill Huma Abedin about Benghazi.  Republicans leading the charge to investigate Benghazi are closing in on Hillary Clinton's inner circle.  Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) disclosed Monday [7/6/2015] that he plans to interview three of Clinton's top advisers:  Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide; Cheryl Mills, Clinton's former chief of staff; and Jake Sullivan, a former director of policy planning at the State Department.  Gowdy, who leads the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said there are others on the list but he will not release their names "given the nature of their work."

Entertaining Hillary Emails o' the Day: Just Knock Edition.  I continue to work through the latest Hillary Clinton email dump.

Hillary's shadow.  After decades of rope lines — she started working for Clinton as a 19-year-old intern in the First Lady's office — the role of body woman comes naturally to [Huma] Abedin, and her hovering presence there, a few feet away from the candidate, is what normal feels like for Clinton.  Some political observers have expressed surprise that after all these years, Abedin is still at it.

Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton's version of Obama's Valerie Jarrett.
Probe of Hillary Clinton pal Huma Abedin ordered by federal judge.  Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's close associate at the Department of State and wife of disgraced Internet sex-troll Congressman Anthony Weiner, may discover she's not through her ordeal with a number of investigations into the affairs of her former boss, according to a federal judge's decision on Friday [6/19/2015].  U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan's review of allegations that Hillary Clinton used a private email server during her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state led Judge Sullivan to reopen a conservative group's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking details about the employment arrangements of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Hillary's Islamic connection.  So many lies, coincidences and distractions, so little time.  Perhaps the most serious (who can keep count?) of the new Hillary revelations are that Huma Abedin's emails are among the missing from Hillary's private email server.  Were Ms. Abedin's emails trashed to cover a conflict of interest when she was taking pay as a private consultant while on the State Department payroll as an aide to Hillary?  Ms. Abedin was traveling chief of staff and "body woman" during Mrs. Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.  That's her role in this campaign.  That intimacy, long demonstrated, has been a crucial contribution to the Clinton decision-making process, both before and after her service in the Obama administration.

Huma Abedin, Our Government.  The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs is more than a journal.  It is a book commissioned by the house of Saud and published by the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA).  The book contains plans for Muslim conquest and includes a blueprint for the infiltration of non-Muslim lands.  It all starts with the father of Huma Abedin, Sayed Zaynul Abedin, and this Journal paid for by the Al Saud dynasty in Saudi Arabia.  Huma Abedin served on the board of the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs for many years at the same time she worked for Hillary Clinton.  The agenda of the IMMA?  In their own words, it is "to grow an unassimilated, aggressive population of Islamic supremacists who will gradually but dramatically alter the character of the West".  Huma's mother, Saleha Abedin, has proven ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and is a member of their "Women's Division", whose goal is to "acquire a unified global perception in every nation in the world regarding the position of women".  I would like to know how that appeals to the feminists, but all we hear is silence from them.  She is also a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief.  This entity is pro-Hamas and a part of the Union of Good, which has been designated by the State Department an international terrorist organization led by Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.

Judge reopens FOIA case on Hillary Clinton aide Abedin.  Reacting to the disclosure that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state, a federal judge agreed Friday [6/19/2015] to reopen a conservative group's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking details about the employment arrangements of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.  However, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declined — for now — to address claims from Judicial Watch that Clinton's use of the private account and server led State Department officials to commit a fraud on the court by certifying they had turned over all responsive records.

Time for Huma Abedin to Come Out of the Shadows.  Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's longtime confidante, is currently the vice chair of her 2016 presidential campaign.  "I'm not sure Hillary could walk out the door without Huma," Clinton adviser Mandy Grunwald said back during the days of Hillary's first run for the presidency. Huma and Hillary are inseparable, including having been linked together on a private e-mail network while Ms. Clinton was Secretary of State and Ms. Abedin was her deputy chief of staff.  If Hillary Clinton were to be elected president of the United States, Ms. Abedin will no doubt be right there with Hillary as her right hand person in the White House.  And that may well be a major coup for the Muslim Brotherhood, whose strategic plan calls for destroying Western civilization from within and "'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers..."

IG to review 'special' program that let Clinton aide Huma Abedin have 2 jobs.  The State Department inspector general plans to review a controversial program that allowed a longtime Hillary Clinton aide to work for a private firm at the same time she was working for the former secretary of state.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who originally sought a probe of Huma Abedin's job status citing conflict of interest concerns, revealed the development on Friday — releasing a letter from Inspector General Steve Linick confirming the review.  Grassley's questions centered on how Abedin was allowed to work as a top assistant to then-Secretary of State Clinton under a special, part-time status while also being employed at a politically connected consulting firm.

Huma Abedin's job arrangement under Hillary investigated by State Dept. IG.  The State Department's inspector general has agreed to investigate the program that allowed former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to hire one of her key advisors, Huma Abedin, for government work even as she was also employed by a private firm, a senator revealed Friday [4/10/2015].  Inspector General Steve A. Linick also said he wasn't aware of Mrs. Clinton's or Ms. Abedin's use of a non-government email account to conduct official business, and said that's generally been frowned upon at the department.  He pointed to a 2012 report that instructed an embassy to stop using a commercial email system as evidence.

Woman Sexually Harassed by Clinton says: "Hillary is the War on Women.".  Hillary Clinton is pathetic, makes constant excuses for Bill Clinton, blames herself and blames the women that her husband goes after.  As a feminist role model, she's right up there with her aide, Huma Abedin.

Clinton Campaign Kicks Off as Huma Abedin Probe Begins.  Hillary Clinton and the senior aide, Huma Abedin, apparently conspired to keep the sweetheart working arrangement that the Muslim Brotherhood-linked employee had at Foggy Bottom a secret.  Because it involves a Clinton, the story is, of necessity, complex and convoluted.  And it's classic Hillary as she tiptoes through a minefield of ethics violations, conflicts of interest, and potential national security-related breaches.




Section 5
Bill and Hillary work as a team — you vote for one, you get the other.
"We are the president," she said.

If elected, will Hillary let Bill have female interns again?  If Hillary Clinton is elected president, one of the most sensitive decisions she'll have to make is whether to allow her philandering husband — "First Gentleman" Bill Clinton — to have female interns, according to former White House apprentices and former aides to the 42nd president.  Bill Clinton sabotaged his second term as president when it was revealed he had a sordid sexual affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.  The House of Representatives even voted to impeach Clinton over what came to be known as Monicagate.  There are currently more than 100 interns who staff the various White House offices at any given time, including the Office of the First Lady as well as the president's.  "With President Clinton, you're going to have this question," said Maile Wilson, 30, a former policy intern for First Lady Laura Bush.  "It's uncharted territory."

Hillary Clinton:  Nominated for president, but not for the front page.  Hillary Clinton just became the first woman in US history nominated for president by a major party.  So why is her husband on the front page of so many newspapers?  Instead of pictures of Hillary Clinton, many newspapers across the country chose instead to feature large photos of her husband, former president Bill Clinton, or even her onetime rival for the nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Bill Clinton:  From Campaigner-In-Chief To Liability-In-Chief.  Since the day former President Bill Clinton's hit the campaign trail in January, it's been one disaster after another.  After Clinton's first event he was called a "little rusty," and it only got worse from there.

Bill Clinton is still Democrats' biggest asset — and highest risk.  [Scroll down]  Heading into the convention, it's clear, analysts say, that the Clinton campaign has tweaked Mr. Clinton's role.  He is still a fixture on the campaign trail but has stuck primarily to formal speeches at rallies and has limited the kinds of off-the-cuff remarks — some of which were viewed as racially tinged — that haunted Mrs.  Clinton's campaign in 2008.  "I think he's been more subdued.  I think he's under tighter control.  I think they're trying to be much more disciplined in the way he presents his case," said William Chafe, a historian at Duke University who has studied the Clintons for years and is the author of the book "Bill and Hillary:  The Politics of the Personal."

Did Bill Clinton unconsciously trip his wife on the road to the White House?  To recap:  The former president postponed his departure from the Phoenix airport when he learned that Lynch would be landing soon and then sought her out for a 30-minute chat.  Why not?  Well, there's that ongoing investigation over which Lynch had the final say.  There's that.  And there's the November election.  It doesn't matter that few thought Lynch was likely to indict the Democratic nominee — or that the FBI will recommend it.  It also doesn't matter that both Lynch and Bill Clinton swear they only chatted about ordinary matters, such as grandchildren and whatnot.  What matters is that it happened.  The meeting in and of itself was enough to cast doubt on the investigation and upon whatever transpires.

Clinton and Lynch — Corruption, Not 'Optics'.  [Scroll down]  As stated in the U.S. Attorneys' Manual, "The requirement of recusal does not arise in every instance, but only where a conflict of interest exists or there is an appearance of a conflict of interest or loss of impartiality."  Acknowledging that the meeting was bad "optics" is a way for Democrats to intimate that while some rubes might get the wrong idea, there's really nothing unethical about it.  But they can't know that's true, can they?  One of the parties involved is Bill Clinton, who has already been impeached for lying under oath and obstructing justice.  The other is Lynch, who has politicized virtually every major case under her watch.

More about Lois Lerner.

Bill-Hillary Clinton 'dynasty' challenges 22nd Amendment.  Much has been made by Republicans and supporters of Sen.  Bernie Sanders that a Hillary Clinton presidency would look a lot like a third Obama term.  But some are whispering concerns that it amounts to a third term of Bill Clinton's presidency, challenging the spirit of the 22nd Amendment barring third terms.

Why is only Bill Clinton's 'Dirty Laundry' Off Limits?  Bill Clinton also has a past, relevant for several reasons.  He is the husband of candidate Hillary Clinton.  He may even be a co-president of sorts.  Hillary promises to delegate one of the major jobs of the president to Bill, "My husband, who I will put in charge of revitalizing the economy 'cause he knows what he's doing."  So why is Donald Trump's past fair game and Bill Clinton's is not?

Hillary Clinton can't rely on former President Bill Clinton to beat Donald Trump.  There is no politician in recent memory who seems more a product of her handlers than Hillary Clinton.  But her handlers in 2008 did hardly anything for her, and now you wonder if the reinforcements she's brought in this time are doing any better, or giving her better advice.  Because all she continues to do is serve this whole thing up for Donald Trump.  The other day she said that she was going to ask Bill Clinton to help her with the economy. [...] She continues to believe her husband is some great political asset, 16 years after he left office.

Hillary Might Have Just Made Her Worst Mistake Ever.  At a campaign stop in Kentucky, Hillary Clinton told the crowd that if she were president, she would put her husband Bill "in charge of revitalizing the economy."  The impulse is understandable.  The economy of the 1990s was good, or seemed to be prior to the collapse of the dot com bubble.  But Hillary's promise to bring back Bill and put him "in charge of" the economy is, I think, a horrible blunder.  Here's why.  First, it undermines the entire rationale of Hillary's candidacy. [...]

Does Hillary's Two-for-One Help?  Back when Bill Clinton was merely an Arkansas governor who wanted to be president, he wanted the country to know that the smart lawyer he married was part of a package deal.  Electing Clinton was, Americans were told, a "two-for-one" deal because Hillary Clinton would be an important part of his administration.  The line was designed to appeal to female voters eager to embrace a new model of a First Lady as policy maven rather than hostess.  In the end, Hillary's stint as the Clinton administration's health care czar ended in disaster as her proposal was sunk by critics on substance as well as the secretive nature of the way she operated.  But 24 years later the two-for-one deal is back although the roles are reversed.  Now it is candidate Hillary who is touting her spouse as a bonus for voters.

Hillary's Sad Promise:  Bill Is Her Talisman That Will Magically 'Revitalize the Economy'.  At a weekend campaign stop in the state of Kentucky, Hillary Clinton made the implicit explicit.  If elected president, the candidate told supporters, she would ensure that her husband would be put "in charge of revitalizing the economy."  "Bill Clinton," Hillary explained, has "got more ideas a minute than anybody I know."  If America is going to "put people back to work and make it happen," she concluded, a return role for our 42nd president will be necessary.

Hillary says she'll put her husband in charge of 'revitalizing the economy'.  Hillary Clinton plans to put her husband in charge of rebooting the American economy — the top issue of her presidential campaign.  'My husband ... I'm going to put in charge of revitalizing the economy because you know, he knows how to do it,' Clinton told a crowd in Kentucky Sunday [5/15/2016].  'And especially in places like coal country and inner cities and other parts of our country that have been really left out,' she added, the Washington Post reported.  The comment is a reminder that Clinton's election could amount just as much to a 'third term' for her husband than it would for President Obama, who already started campaigning for Clinton in effect with a slashing attack on Donald Trump during a commencement speech at Rutgers University Sunday.

Hillary Clinton Says 'No,' Bill Won't Serve in Her Cabinet.  During a visit to the Lone Oak Little Castle diner in Paducah, Ky., Hillary Clinton was asked twice to expand on what Bill Clinton's role in the White House would be.  Clinton ignored it each time, but when asked if her husband would be in her Cabinet, she shook her head and mouthed, "No."

Exclusive — Clinton's Alleged Ex-Lover:  Hillary a 'Terrorist,' 'Sex Addict' Bill Told Me He Had 2,000 Women.  Hillary Clinton is not only an "enabler," she is a "terrorist" who "terrorizes" her husband's alleged lovers and women who accuse him of sexual assault, says former Dallas lawyer Dolly Kyle, who says she had a long-running affair with Bill Clinton.  In an interview, Kyle claimed that "Billy" Clinton, as she called him, once boasted to her that he had had sex with about 2,000 women.  She described Clinton as a "sex addict" who has some "sick, sick need" to "control women."

Bill Clinton Would Be 'In Charge of Revitalizing the Economy,' Hillary Clinton Says.  Hillary Clinton has always made known that she wants Bill Clinton to have some kind of role in the White House should she become president, but over the past few weeks she's begun to reveal more about what exactly that would be.  During a campaign event in Fort Mitchell today, the Democratic presidential candidate was more blunt than ever about what her husband's role could be in a future Clinton administration — saying she plans to to put the former president "in charge of economic revitalization."

Why Bill Clinton's 26 Trips on the Lolita Express Child Rape Jet Matter.  We don't know what Bill Clinton did or didn't do in company with Jeffrey Epstein.  But we certainly know what Epstein did and, almost as outrageously, what he got away with doing.

Report: Bill Clinton jumped aboard disgraced sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's 'Lolita Express' plane for junkets 26 times in just three years.  Bill Clinton spent enough time aboard disgraced Wall Street mogul Jeffrey Epstein's 'Lolita Express' airplane that he should be eligible for frequent flyer miles, according to a shocking new report that reveals how often the former U.S. president road along with with the convicted sex offender.  Flight logs reviewed by Fox News show Clinton took 26 trips aboard Epstein's Boeing 727 jet, more than double the 11 flights previously known.  Epstein's jet was reportedly set up with a bed where guests had group sex with young girls.

Report: Bill Clinton Flew on Jeffrey Epstein's Jet Without Secret Service Detail.  Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender's infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the "Lolita Express" — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com.

Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender's jet much more than previously known.  Clinton's presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein's Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by their initials or first names, including "Tatiana."  The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.

After Last Night.  The Clintons will never go away.  With their gargantuan corruption, habitual lying, and leftist proclivities, they mark their territory with an indelible stain.  While Bill Clinton entered the White House a lowlife rogue, Hillary will enter as Nurse Ratched.  Krupskaya, American style.

Hillary Has Now Repudiated All Of Bill Clinton's Presidency.  Is there anything Bill Clinton did as president that the Democratic Party still supports any more?  It's hard to imagine what that would be, since Hillary keeps throwing Bill under the bus.

Fire Bill Clinton.  I wonder if there's a part of Bill Clinton that doesn't really want Hillary Clinton to become president, particularly if she has to distance herself from his legacy to do so.  How else to explain why one of the world's most talented and agile politicians is so consistently flat-footed and destructive when advocating on his wife's behalf?

Democrats Condemn Republicans For Their Words, When Democrats' Actual Deeds Are Much More Offensive.  [Donald] Trump's words are nowhere near as bad as Bill Clinton's actual actions in the Oval Office with a young lady, while using a cigar and her blue dress as entertainment.  And what about Bill Clinton testifying in court that oral sex is not really "having sex" in any conventional way, thus insinuating that his actions in the Oval Office should not even be mentioned or considered.  Was that a "presidential" way to behave?  And it's not his words that are as offensive as it is the actions that his words attempt to excuse.

Was Bill Clinton stoned yesterday in Arizona?  What is wrong with Bill Clinton?  He just doesn't look right these days.

Bill Clinton Laments 'Awful Legacy of the Last 8 Years,' Claims He Wasn't Talking About Obama.  If you love politics but are beginning to experience Donald Trump fatigue, don't worry; one-man scandal machine Bill Clinton has come to the rescue.  While speaking in Spokane, Washington, on Monday night, the former president managed to spark a Clinton controversy that does not involve terrorism or tedious emails.  And all he had to do was attack the cornerstone of his wife's entire campaign.  While praising Hillary Clinton for her ability to make change happen, the ex-president appeared to describe the past eight years — a.k.a. the Obama administration, a.k.a. the thing his wife is promising the third term of — as an "awful legacy."  [Video clip]

Hillary's Bill Problem Is Back.  If she were Mrs. John Smith — or any of the Mrs. Bushes — the problem would be less glaring.  But as Mrs. Bill Clinton, Hillary bears a burden no other candidate has ever had — to be constantly measured against one of the great political talents of modern times.  No matter where she campaigns, the built-in comparison to her famously fluid husband helps makes Hillary look even stiffer, even less authentic — despite Bill's infamously hot-and-cold relationship with the truth.

Bill Clinton Confuses Iraq And Iran In Speech.  While stumping for Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton attempted to boast on behalf of his wife, praising her for establishing sanctions on Iran, but instead he got confused and said "Iraq."  During a campaign rally Thursday night [3/3/2016] in Baton Rouge, La., the former president said, "She got those sanctions on Iraq, which required China and Russia to sign off so everybody would enforce them.  Even I didn't think she could get them, but she did."  "In all fairness, who really knows what Bill Clinton is talking about anymore?" America Rising asked.

Maybe it's time to just arrest both Clintons.  Stories about someone with the surname Clinton potentially breaking the law aren't exactly hard to come by these days, but they generally revolve around Hillary Clinton's private bathroom closet server.  The one making the rounds this week, however, has to do with her husband.  In the middle of voting during a tight, heavily contested primary in Massachusetts, Bill was out and about stumping for his wife.  Nothing unusual so far, since they had surrogates swarming the state right up until the polls closed.  But the wrinkle in this tale comes from the fact that Bill was doing it inside of and immediately outside a polling station.  And that's against the law.

Forget Hillary — Does America really need Bill Clinton back in the White House?  [Scroll down]  Thanks to a worshipful mainstream media and the willful blindness of his fans, the same guy who lied under oath about harassing vulnerable women morphed into a lovable rogue. [...] Except the times have changed.  What 20 years ago could be dismissed as a tacky yet endearing quirk — Oh, that's just Bill being Bill! — is now unforgiveable.  The kids today do not see the commander-in-chief's cavorting with an awestruck intern as merely a personal foible, but as an epic breach of political correctness.  Bill Clinton today is, to young people who never saw his name on a ballot, less a sexy scoundrel than a sexist villain.  The utter wipeout among young people Hillary suffered in New Hampshire to Sanders — who no one will ever confuse with a player — is the result.

Bill Clinton: Young People Feel "Trapped" After 7 Years Of Obama.  Bill Clinton was supposed to be Hillary's secret weapon on the campaign trail, but he's shaping up to be more of a liability.  The former president looks tired and frail, when Hillary was counting on his energetic charm.  Young voters aren't giving him a pass for his sexual offenses, as elderly feminists demand.  He keeps dropping deadly sound bites, such as "Sometimes when I am on a stage like this, I wish that we weren't married, then I could say what I really think."  And when he does say what he really thinks, it's absolutely devastating for the Democrat Party.

Hoary old Bill making liberals sweat.  Brit Hume, speaking on FOX News, noted that Bill Clinton is now an elderly man — a thought that I'll wager has been going through many American minds since last Monday night [2/1/2016], when Hillary gave her post-caucus acceptance... er, victory speech in Iowa. [...] The visage that Bill wore for much of that harangue was truly revealing — more like something you'd see in a nursing home day room than on a presidential campaign stage.

As First Lady, Hillary Did Not Have Security Clearance But Received Classified Information Anyway.  When Hillary Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was "often provided" classified information, she told her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview rediscovered by The Daily Caller.  It was just weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses and Clinton was out touting her foreign policy experience, both as a senator from New York and as first lady.  She wanted to be seen as the strong and experienced choice in contrast to upstart Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois.

2016 Starts Bad For Hillary — Will It End Worse?  [Scroll down]  Emails aren't her only problem, though.  Husband Bill and his 1990s popularity were supposed to be a formidable asset for her campaign.  Instead, he's become a millstone around her neck.  She's running as a feminist, but his reputation as a womanizer has become an issue. [...] This is merely what is simmering on the surface.  Boiling in a covered pot that could blow at any time is Bill's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Exhausted Granny Clinton's Absurd and Evasive Responses on "Face the Nation" Reminded Me of Someone.  Clinton's evasive responses reminded me of her husband.  You know, what the meaning of the word "is" is.  In a related matter, the AP reported that the State Department has refused to say whether the document in question was classified or not.  Which means, of course, that it was. [...] The Clinton family has been lying so long, and so egregiously, that they don't even understand how absurd they sound.  They both need to be thrown in prison for a very long time, just as the rest of us peons would have been had we engaged in the kind of skulduggery this pair has.

The Pallid Prince: Bill Can't Save Hillary.  Monday [1/4/2016] was the day the Hillary campaign unleashed Bill Clinton, once again sending him out to stump for his wife.  While she is the Democratic front-runner, email investigations are swirling and her favorability ratings are down in the dumper, so it was thought the better-liked Bubba could add some pleasant pizzazz to his bland wife's bland campaign.  But the Great Unveiling was more like a viewing.  The rail-thin Clinton, 69 but looking far older, stood there in New Hampshire appearing as a kind of muted version of his old self.  His voice was thin, his delivery flat and dull, the music of days past mostly gone.  He looked like a nicely presented, well coiffed grandpa — but a grandpa nonetheless, his hands shaking as he wagged a crooked finger, his movements stiff and brittle.

Bill Is Back.  Bill Clinton made a famous 1992 campaign promise that if people voted for him, it would be a package deal that included Hillary:  "Buy one, get one free."  Now Hillary is in danger of reminding voters that in voting for her, they also get Bill Clinton and what he brings with him — from the dubious dealings of the Clinton Foundation to his "woman problem" and his renowned talent for evasion ("It all depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is").  Democratic primary voters aren't likely to care much, but polls show many independent voters in a general election would be leery of the baggage the couple drags with them.

Hillary Clinton says Bill might be useful in White House.  Hillary Clinton says her husband wouldn't be much use picking out flower arrangements for the White House, but if she's elected president, he would come in handy as a host and adviser.

Prospects of a 2016 GOP Crackup.  [Scroll down]  A word about the Clintons.  Grassroots revulsion with Bill was very much motivated by his shady ethics and law-breaking more than his policies.  Hillary is no less ethically-challenged.  She leans more left than her husband, though the suspicion (nay, conviction) on the left is that Hillary is as much about taking care of Number One and lining her pockets as is Bill.

Hillary's 'two for the price of one' problem.  Hillary Clinton's strongest asset in her presidential run is also her greatest vulnerability — and she's married to him.  Bill Clinton's been largely in the background — she needs to show she's her own woman, after all.  Yet she benefits hugely from Americans' recollection of his presidency as a time of prosperity and peace, feeding the hope she'll deliver the same.  (Never mind that the policies she's embracing are far to the left of how he governed.)

The possibility of Clinton/Clinton 2016.  It would certainly rev up a sagging campaign, that's for sure.  Some wonder if Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton would pick her own husband as her running mate in a relentless quest for the White House.  Well, let's see here.  If Mrs. Clinton was the ultimate victor in 2016, that would make her Madame President, and Bill Clinton would be known as former president Vice President Clinton, or words to that effect — as opposed to the first gentleman, if he was a mere spouse.

Hillary Clinton: Bill as VP has 'crossed her mind'.  Hillary Clinton said the idea of picking her husband — former President Bill Clinton — as vice president had "crossed her mind," but has been advised it would be unconstitutional.  "He would be good, but he's not eligible, under the Constitution.  He has served his two terms and I think the argument would be as vice president it would not be possible for him to ever succeed to the position — at least that's what I've been told," she joked to Extra's Mario Lopez, in an interview posted Monday [9/14/2015].  But she added, "It has crossed my mind."

Linda Tripp: Hillary 'will stop at nothing'.  The woman who helped reveal former President Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky is speaking out against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for president in 2016.  In a lengthy interview with the Daily Mail, former White House employee Linda Tripp says that when she first entered the White House in early 1993, she heard the mantra, "Eight years for Bill.  Eight years for Hill."

Hillary Clinton, a Woman of Her Words.  It was back in 1992, while ostensibly stumping for her husband, that Mrs. Clinton told an audience of women, "If you vote for him, you get me."  Bill Clinton himself quipped in New Hampshire that he'd coined a new campaign slogan:  "Buy one, get one free."  Four years later, after Mrs. Clinton had helped staff the administration, fired White House Travel Office personnel, overseen a health care task force, and sat in on cabinet meetings, Americans realized that this co-presidency talk was no joke.  This gave some voters pause and others confidence:  Either way, the Clintons got a second term.

A Hillary Clinton presidency.  The choice ahead … is clear enough at this point, at least in terms of what the 2008 Clinton campaign is about:  the Clintons  — plural.  Theirs is a campaign for Restoration to the White House, not simply the election of Hillary Clinton.  Theirs is, has always been, a joint enterprise, a see-saw routine in which the psyches and actions of each balances the board according to the personal dynamics of the moment.

We haven't seen the back of the Clintons yet.  I have detested the Clintons ever since I covered the New Hampshire primary in 1992.  The man I saw was not the silver-tongued charmer who seems to have bewitched so many people.  Up close, he seemed like a red-cheeked, piggy-eyed bully with a mean streak a mile wide.  And when he lied — which he more or less did for a living — he had a hard-faced little spouse to step into the TV studios to cover up for him.

Power at any cost:  Whatever else he might accomplish, Senator Barack Obama has prevented the restoration of the Clintons.  That alone is cause for rejoicing.  How did he do it?  It was partly about him, but mostly about her. … A freshman senator with an ultraliberal voting record does not win the nomination without deep weakness in the competition.  Obama became the chosen instrument for those who fervently wished to prevent the Clintons from coming back.  In this race, being the not-Clinton was as important as being black.

Menino against Obama-Clinton ticket.  [Boston] Mayor Thomas M. Menino said that Hillary Clinton should not run for vice president on a ticket with Barack Obama because her husband, former president Bill Clinton, could cause problems for the new administration.  "If she got back into the White House, she'd bring along Big Daddy, and he would overshadow the president," Menino said in an interview.  Bill Clinton is "pushing real hard" for his wife to be Obama's running mate, Time magazine reported this week.

No Ménage-à-trois for Obama.  Putting Hillary Clinton on the ticket for vice president creates a ménage-à-trois.  Bill will be the unexpected roommate.  Even if a President Obama can discipline Hillary and get her to play second fiddle, there is not the remotest chance that he can get the former president to accept such rules.

Hillary Clinton's candidacy has done feminism no favours.  She is both inspiring role model and cringe-making bad example — an overtly feminist careerist who never found a way to succeed without her husband's connections, advice, and intervention. … The next major female presidential candidate will be well advised to stuff any errant husband into a rucksack and chuck him down a laundry chute.  If they are to be truly equal, women must fight their own fights and not rely on a borrowed spotlight.

It's all about the Clintons.  In truth, Obama is not running against Hillary Clinton, he is running against the Clintons — a political machine headed by the New York senator and her ex-president husband, Bill, that includes some of the most ruthless operators in modern politics.  The Clinton machine is fuelled by a smorgasbord of pathologies and resentments, some of them based on genuine experiences and others the product of quite frightening self-obsession.  It's been clear for many months now that what the Clintons are proposing is a sort of co-presidency, with Bill — prohibited by the US constitution from running again — doing much more than conducting occasional morning coffees in the White House and doing some charitable work.

We Are The President?  During the government investigation of the Clinton Whitewater scandal (difficult times for them — 15 of their colleagues/friends were convicted of Whitewater crimes), Hillary Clinton responded to questions regarding the possible release of Whitewater documents by saying "I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers.  We are the president."  (Underscoring that her co-presidency was a reality.)

Ma and Pa Clinton:  "Interesting discussion with one of my clients in Texas," a leading political observer in Washington tells Inside the Beltway.  "Topic was that Bill Clinton is treating this election as his third, and that the missus looks far less presidential while he grabs more and more limelight on the stage.  "My client was reminded of an old, real-life Texas story of Ma and Pa Ferguson — she being the first woman governor of Texas."

Hillary and the Ferguson factor:  Historical analogies can only go so far.  Nothing in the colorful Ferguson tale is meant to suggest that Hillary Clinton would be a mere surrogate, or that Bill Clinton would use his position in the nefarious ways that Jim Ferguson did.  It does, however, serve as a reminder of the complicated dynamics that can arise when a former elected official finds himself back in the executive mansion, eager to serve but holding no title other than first spouse.

Hillary disappearing in Bill's shadow.  Any marriage blends affection, memories and quid pro quos.  But 99 percent of marriages do not affect national political life.  Mao Zedong's did.  The Clintons' does.  Hillary's political ambition and bargains with her husband recall Jiang Qing's rise as Mao's wife and him ushering her into high office in 1966.

Hillary's bridge back to the 20th century:  Facing yet another contest in a state she's declared to be a firewall against Barack Obama, Clinton is tapping into 1990s nostalgia everywhere she goes.  It is, once again, the economy, stupid; Hillary is practically offering to build a bridge back to the 20th century.  The white working-class voters she's relying on to win say they miss the prosperity and peace of the Clinton years, and they figure she's the next best thing to getting Bill back.

The Clinton Reunion Tour:  When watching the inaugural ceremonies in 2001, when Bill Clinton lingered, and lingered, and lingered a bit longer, I knew that not only would he not go away, but that the media wouldn't let him.  This week the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy celebrated its ten year anniversary and the woman who coined the phrase looks poised to return with Bill Clinton to the White House.  Considering how reluctant they were to leave it, it is no surprise they are fighting so hard to return.

First what?  In all the excitement over the prospect that Hillary Rodham Clinton might be our first woman president, largely overlooked is the fact that, after trying numerous other strategies, she has ended up dependent on her husband to help her win.

Will the Clintons be the new Southern political dynasty?  To a Southerner of a certain age, Bill Clinton's vigorous campaign to elect his wife to the office he once held brings back memories of George Wallace's 1966 campaign to elect his wife, Lurleen, governor of Alabama and of their ensuing co-governorship.  Like Clinton, Wallace could not run again because of term limits.

The Clintons and their -ism:  Bill has supplemented Hillary's tightly wound discipline with his out-of-control ego, her off-putting devotion to script with his wild and dishonest improvisations, her inability to project warmth with his self-adoring affability.  What they have always held in common is ambition and willingness to resort to any means — sheathed in self-righteousness — to achieve power.

The 'Two-fer' Problem:  As Bill Clinton crisscrosses America defending his wife's candidacy, he's fueling speculation about who'd be in charge should Hillary be elected.  Sen. Clinton — the incredible shrinking candidate — seems at times almost a bystander at her husband's campaign, merely playing a somewhat more active role than she did in '92.

Hillary Rodham Clinton:  A Pillar Of Female Achievement?  Really??  Thus far, 2008 has provided nothing short of a Clinton psychodrama.  In the month of January alone, Bill admitted that there's only "so much" he can do to get his spouse elected, and that he can't make her "taller, younger, or male;" Bill insultingly described Obama's stance on the Iraq war as a "fairytale;" Bill accused the media of being "stenographers" for the Obama campaign; Bill claimed that electing Obama to be President would be tantamount to "rolling the dice;" Bill compared Obama to the racially polarizing Jesse Jackson; we saw Bill explode into red-faced, Elton John-style tantrums with television news reporters; and after all this (and with Obama's polling numbers rising), Hillary explained that Bill just got a little "carried away" simply because he "loves her" so much, and assured voters that she'll be able to "control him" when they return to the White House.

Bill Clinton:  Rogue Co-President In Waiting.  Make no mistake about it:  If Hillary Clinton is elected president, her husband will be her rogue co-president, causing constant chaos, crises and conflicts for her new administration.  And sometimes, that will be exactly what Hillary wants.  Chaos is Bill Clinton's signature style and he's not about to suddenly change.

GOP savoring a chance to take a shot at Hillary's albatross.  There is nothing the Republicans would love more than running against the political hermaphrodite. … Are we to assume that the GOP will not hit the Clintons with everything that they have been amassing up until today?

The 'Bill' question hovers over the Clinton campaign.  If Sen. Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination and is later elected president, her prospective First Laddie will dance into the White House.  Only, Bill Clinton won't be elected this time.  He'll be the spouse and therefore untouchable.  And that's not only her problem; it's our problem, even if you're not a Democrat.  Sen. Barack Obama's people have raised the issue, but not loudly enough.

The Real Hill-Bill Problem.  We have never had an ex-president move back into the White House.  When in 1992 Bill Clinton promised "two for the price of one," it was taken as a slightly hyperbolic promotion of the role of first lady.  This time we would literally be getting two presidents. … Do Americans really want a historically unique two-headed presidency constantly buffeted by the dynamics of a highly dysfunctional marriage?

Nader rails on Clinton family.  Bill Clinton is generally viewed as one smart politician, having been twice elected the President, helped by lackluster Robert Dole, having survived the Lewinsky sex scandal, lying under oath about sex, and impeachment.  When is it all about himself, he is cunningly smart. … It has always been all about him, Now he sees another admission ticket to the White House through his wife, Hillary Clinton.

The Temper-Tantrum Kid.  In recent weeks, [Bill Clinton] has proved that adolescents can't be elder statesmen.  His performance on Hillary's behalf has been desperate, accusatory, self-pitying and misleading.  It has been a full-on blast of Bill Clinton's do-whatever's-necessary ethic of the sort we haven't seen since he wagged his finger at the country almost 10 years ago and denied having sex with Monica Lewinsky.

Slick Willie Rides Again.  The Clintons play dirty when they feel threatened.  But we knew that, didn't we?  The recent roughing-up of Barack Obama was in the trademark style of the Clinton years in the White House.  High-minded and self-important on the surface, smarmily duplicitous underneath, meanwhile jabbing hard to the groin area.  They are a slippery pair and come as a package.  The nation is at fair risk of getting them back in the White House for four more years.  The thought makes me queasy.

Tag-teaming, Clinton-style.  Barack Obama may have distilled his biggest problem in eight words he blurted out almost in exasperation.  "I can't tell who I'm running against sometimes," he told Hillary Clinton at Monday night's acrimonious Democratic presidential nomination debate in Myrtle Beach.  That appears to be just the way Hillary and Bill Clinton want it and despite some obvious discomfort in senior Democratic ranks about a former president as attack dog, it also appears to be working.

A Clinton twofer's high price.  Whether you loved them or hated them, Bill and Hillary Clinton were always a twofer.  On the campaign trail in 1992, Bill used to joke about it.  Vote for me and get "two for the price of one," he chuckled.  Plenty of Americans thought this wasn't such a bad idea.  A bumper sticker popular at the time proclaimed:  "I'm voting for Hillary's husband."  The Clintons seem to want that bumper sticker resuscitated.

Two Clintons:  One too many?  In 1992, when he was running for president, Bill Clinton bragged that his brainy lawyer wife would give voters "two for the price of one."  This year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's chief rival for the presidential nomination says that's precisely the problem he faces in the campaign.

Hillary and Bill Use Alinsky Tactics To Bring Down Obama.  Obama was up; now he's down.  Even though Obama seems to be harnessing the South Carolina black vote that will give him that state's delegates, he has been feeling the brunt of the Clintons' mastery of the tactic of polarization, taught decades ago to Hillary by Saul Alinsky.

Oh no, not him again.  When the New York Times, Yahoo News and The Onion run the same story on the same day, you know that something's afoot.  Yes, it would appear that despite the constitutional bar, Bill Clinton is running for the White House again.  Americans might say that I have no right to say this — I'm merely a green card holder, not a citizen — but he must be stopped.  Why?  Because he is one of the most disgusting people ever to rise to high office in the democratic era.

Bubba, Toil & Trouble!  Outbursts are an Omen.  America, consider yourself fairly warned.  Bill Clinton's latest tirades are a healthy reminder of the never-ending drama that was the Clinton years — and surely will be again if Bubba gets back into the White House.

Bill Clinton coming on too strong.  Chill, Bill.  Standing in for Sen. Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, the former president has been gut-punching Sen. Barack Obama, his wife's toughest opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination.  Bill Clinton has never shied away from trench warfare.  There are few contemporary politicians, if any, who do it better.  But it's conduct unbecoming a former president.

Clintons Play Bad Cop, Worse Cop.  No more Ms. Nice Gal.  After Obama's surprising success on the campaign trail, the Clinton team is pulling out all the stops.  Hillary's most important advocate, her husband Bill, has jumped into the fray.  But some critics say his behavior is unfitting for an ex-president.

Clinton:  Parenthesis In Search Of A Legacy.  There was general amazement when (the now-muzzled) Bill Clinton did his red-faced, attack-dog, race-baiting performance in South Carolina.  Friends, Democrats and longtime media sycophants were variously perplexed, repulsed, enraged, mystified and shocked that this beloved ex-president would so jeopardize his legacy by stooping so low.  What they don't understand is that for Clinton, there is no legacy.

Hillary goes negative.  Employing innuendo and half-truths against Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton and her husband, the former President, have introduced the politics of personal destruction to the Democratic presidential campaign.  They bear responsibility for cheapening the tone of the contest.

Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy.  The Democratic epiphany about the political tactics of Bill and Hillary Clinton continues, with scales falling from eyes on a daily basis.  "I think it's not Presidential," said former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, about Mr. Clinton's steady barrage against Barack Obama.  "It's not in keeping with the image of a former President, and I'm frankly surprised that he is taking this approach."  Mr. Daschle supports Mr. Obama, but how he could be surprised is another matter.

The empire strikes back.  The Clintons seem truly stunned that anyone would have the gall to challenge what they believe is their birthright:  the Democrat presidential nomination and eventual return to power. … After all, Hillary Clinton didn't suffer her husband's philandering for nothing.  Her expected clear, unobstructed path to the White House is "the ultimate alimony," according to columnist Charles Krauthammer.  Ouch.

Hillary's biggest asset?  Now Bill is looking like a liability.  Think about it.  A former president, who knows the inner workings of government intimately, would be back in the White House.  He may have no official title or role.  Yet he would, it's fair to assume, be deeply enmeshed in both politics and policy.  To what extent would this constitute a co-presidency?

Bill Clinton's running again — and it's all about him.  Bill Clinton is running again.  For what, exactly, isn't clear.  Watch:  He's stalking the stage in South Carolina, as he did in New Hampshire and Iowa — a microphone in one hand, a wagging finger in the air, eyes wide open, the lip strategically bitten.

Hillary is on the ticket, but Bill is running.  There is no mystery about why Bill Clinton has gone from big dog to attack dog in his wife's campaign.  He's not just campaigning for her.  He's campaigning for him.  To put his wife in the White House would be a one-finger salute to the people who wanted to remove him from office.

Hillary Clinton plot to keep Bill in the spotlight.  Bill Clinton will play a bigger role in his wife Hillary's election campaign than her vice presidential running mate if she wins the Democratic White House nomination, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.  In late night strategy sessions Mr and Mrs Clinton have decided together that the former president will stay in the spotlight for the rest of the primary campaign and then take the fight to the Republicans in the general election.

Hillary unleashes pit bull Bill.  [Bill Clinton's] role in his 60-year-old wife's campaign became so dominant last week that it was as if he was running for a third term in office.  Camille Paglia, the cultural commentator who has voted for him twice, pities whoever might serve as Hillary's vice-president, should she reach the White House.  "It's pretty clear that Bill Clinton will castrate any vice-president that Hillary nominates and undermine her authority," Paglia said.  "His behaviour is atrocious.  It is one lie and fantasy strung out one after another.  It just feels tacky and trashy."

Bill Clinton, Nasty Man.  Time to face an inconvenient truth:  Bill Clinton is running for a third term. … It's the same old Clinton game, over and over:  The Iowa caucuses were important until they weren't; South Carolina was key until they were going to lose.  There is no yesterday that can't be rewritten; there is no consideration about the blowback from all this tomorrow.  The only thing that matters is winning, or appearing to win, at no matter what cost, today.

Off the leash:  Democratic politics is all about Bill — again.  Over the past few months Mr Clinton has downgraded himself from global statesman to political hatchet-man.  No former president has inserted himself so wholeheartedly into a presidential race. … He is spending more time campaigning in South Carolina than the candidate herself.

It's about Hillary, stupid.  I'm tired of Bill Clinton. … Tired of his whining, as when he says the media has been too tough on [Hillary] and too soft on Barack Obama.  All of this is as real as the lovey-dovey, hug-and-smile photo ops of them in Iowa.  It's theater, staged for maximum political impact.  We're being played again on the two-for-the-price-of-one angle.  But, as always, the game for him is about him.  A vote for her is a vote for him.

Hillary can run, but she can't hide from Bill.  Electing Hillary means re-re-electing Bill. … Electing Hillary will be the same two-for-one deal it was in 1992 and 1996.  Americans like moving forward, not backwards.

None of The Below.  Last Tuesday [11/27/2007], Bill Clinton, trying to whet Iowans' appetites for another Clinton presidency, announced/discovered/remembered that he opposed the Iraq war "from the beginning," thereby revealing disharmony with his spouse, who voted for it.

The Marriage, Again.  While Hillary will certainly try to take credit for the Clinton administration's accomplishments, and compare them favorably to the Bush years, does she also bear responsibility for what went wrong?  Does this sort of chatter remind people that her White House "experience" was being married to a president?  (Yes, she spearheaded health care reform, but we all remember what happened to that.)

A Problem Like Bill.  Hillary Clinton tells audiences that having lived in the White House for eight eventful years, she's eager to take charge as president on "day one."  Apparently, though, so is Bill. … On the stump, he draws big crowds and comes off as charming, eloquent and persuasive.  But reporters who have tallied his words say that he talks more about himself than about his wife — at a ratio of about 9 to 1.

Question for Hillary:  What will Bill's impact be?  The possibility of Bill Clinton returning to the White House he left six years ago raises some questions that are far touchier than whether Americans are ready for a "first gentleman."  As an ex-president, how much influence would he have in his wife's administration?  Will memories of the Monica Lewinsky scandal haunt Hillary Clinton's campaign and drive away voters?  What's the status of the Clintons' marriage — and does it matter?

Clinton Reminds New Hampshire, I'm With Bill.  As she made her first outing to New Hampshire as a presidential candidate last weekend, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton left her husband at home, yet she tried to tap his old political magic at nearly every turn.  Mrs. Clinton, Democrat of New York, mentioned Mr. Clinton at least eight times on Saturday — at one point talking about "Bill's heart surgery" to illuminate her own travails with health care bureaucracy — and a few times on Sunday, most memorably when she said of Republicans, "Bill and I have beaten them before, and we will again."

Clintons make rare appearance together.  Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage Sunday with her husband, the former president, at a major fundraiser that brought in over $1 million for her presidential campaign.

Working as a team...
Clinton Says Rove Fears Her Candidacy.  Campaigning in New Hampshire, Clinton claimed that she — and her husband, the former president — are the Democrats that Rove and other leading Republican handicappers fear most.  "I know what Gingrich tells people privately, I know what DeLay tells people privately, I know what Karl Rove tells people privately," she said.  "I'm the one person they are most afraid of.  Bill and I have beaten them before, and we will again."

Clinton camp shrewdly managing the 'Bill factor'.  Much as Mr. Bush did with his father in 2000, the Clinton camp is seeking to leverage Bill Clinton's appeal with select voters while limiting joint appearances that might diminish the candidate. … Clinton strategists have dispatched the former Democratic president separately to fundraisers and events with the party faithful.  Experts predict joint appearances will be carefully rationed.

Bill Clinton's $700,000 stock windfall:  The spring before his wife began her White House campaign, former President Bill Clinton earned $700,000 for his foundation by selling stock that he had been given from an Internet search company that was co-founded by a convicted felon and backed by the Chinese government, public records show.

Two for the price of one, if Hillary wins.  If Americans elect Hillary Clinton as president next year they will also be re-electing her husband Bill, according to the author of a new biography of the former First Lady.  Carl Bernstein, one of the reporters who broke the Watergate scandal which brought down Richard Nixon, told The Daily Telegraph that the couple would operate a joint presidency in which Bill would advise on policy and tactics as well as act as trouble shooter.

Clintons planned to have eight years each as president, book says.  Bill and Hillary Clinton drew up a secret plan 15 years ago under which each of them would occupy the White House for eight years, according to one of several new books about the leading Democratic candidate for the US presidency. … Taken with other allegations contained in a separate book, it also boosts a widely held belief in political circles, that by the late 1980s, the Clinton marriage had become little more than a mutually-beneficial political arrangement.

Two Presidents in the White House?  For many years, one of Bill and Hillary Clinton's closest friends, TV producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, has been fond of saying that when the Clintons "are dead and gone, each of them is going to be buried next to a president of the United States."  It is an idea that the Clintons began talking about decades ago.

Arkansas Hillary's Southern strategy.  Arkansans warmly welcomed back Hillary Rodham Clinton this weekend in the Democrat's first visit to her old stomping ground since becoming a White House candidate.  Voters here view her — the state's first lady when her husband, Bill, was governor — as a native daughter and say they think electing her president would effectively give her husband another term.

Who Exactly Is Running for President?  I wrote not long ago about Bill as the "Clinton Albatross," but now it is more apt to compare him to an attack dog unleashed.  His (not her) victory speech in Nevada was quite extraordinary:  He went on and on, while she stood next to him, mute.  He gloated over her comeback, took digs at the other candidates, referenced himself of course, and was reluctant to give up his iron grip on the microphone.

Bill Clinton Casts Glow Over Wife's Presidential Campaign.  Making his first solo campaign stop in Iowa, Bill Clinton is using his star power to summon support for his wife's presidential campaign.  No town is too small or off the beaten track for the former president in a state with a tightening race.

Clinton Papers Suggest 'Co-Presidency,' Conservative Says.  The 11,046 pages of former first lady Hillary Clinton's calendars and schedules that are now available to the public indicate, among other things, that she was a "co-president," according to a conservative analyst and, to a degree, according to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  The William J. Clinton Presidential Library agreed to release the papers after a long legal battle, and the documents were made available through the National Archives on Wednesday [3/19/2008].

Filings provide a glimpse of corporate Clintons.  A close look at the delayed financial disclosure report of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for 2007 should banish any lingering thoughts that she and the former president are distinct entities.  As she entered the 2008 election year, the New York Democrat and Bill Clinton were clearly a corporation and they were rich. … They sold 165 separate securities accounts in April, 2007.  The valuation tables employed in the form indicate they were worth up to $25,440,000.  Significantly all 165 accounts were marked "J," meaning joint.

TWA Flight 800: Hillary Rodham Clinton's Benghazi warm-up.  Hillary Rodham Clinton, the nation's first co-President, was as much a powerful political influence and purveyor of false reality then as she is today.  In fact, the parallels between her role in the narrative of TWA Flight 800 and the official story behind the murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, are strikingly similar. [...] There were 270 documented eyewitnesses to the events of that night, each observing what can best be described as a missile striking the aircraft.



"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers.  We are the president."
Hillary Clinton,        
January 1996          


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