Posts Tagged ‘Hillary’

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

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

Humanizing Hillary: The Endless Quest

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

Why I’m Sticking With Hillary Clinton

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

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

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

Joe Biden Worried Hillary Clinton Isn’t Credible On Income Inequality

WASHINGTON — If Vice President Joe Biden decides to jump into the presidential race, his decision will be driven, he has said in recent conversations, by a belief that Hillary Clinton’s background won’t allow her to be a credible messenger when it comes to income inequality, which Biden sees as a defining issue. But even […]

Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer Defends Her Use of Personal Email

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

Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer Defends Her Use of Personal Email

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

Hillary Clinton Campaign Spreads Jeb Bush’s ‘Anchor Babies’ Comment Via Text Message

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign tried to make sure as many people as possible heard former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) “anchor babies” comment Thursday, sending it out to supporters through text messages.  In a clever use of innovative digital technology, Clinton’s campaign texted supporters Thursday afternoon that they could hear what the GOP […]

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton Need Political Viagra

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

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

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

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

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

I Really Am Still Undecided Between Bernie and Hillary

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

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

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

Hillary Needs a Vision

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

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Hillary Versus the Black Lives Matter Activists, Plus the Duggars Are Desperate for a New Show

Today’s topics include: Nobody Wants Al Gore to Run; Hillary versus Bernie; Fox News Channel’s Insufferable Douchebag Jesse Watters Wants Slave Labor; Marco Rubio Decks a Kid with a Football; Lindsey Graham Wants to Pound Iraq; Ex-Gay Porn Star Says Demons Come Out of the Butt; Duggars Pitch a New Show; Hillary versus Black Lives […]

Hillary Clinton Says Puerto Rico Should Have Access To U.S. Bankruptcy Laws

By Amanda Becker IOWA CITY, IOWA, July 7 (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Puerto Rico’s public entities should be able to use U.S. bankruptcy laws to restructure some $ 72 billion in debt. Like U.S. states, Puerto Rico, a commonwealth, cannot file for bankruptcy protection. Unlike U.S. states, Puerto […]

Hillary Clinton Leans On Old Donor Network In Early Days Of Campaign

WASHINGTON — In the nearly three months since announcing her presidential bid, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has leaned heavily on her past network of well-heeled donors to help her raise campaign cash quickly. While the first campaign disclosures won’t be filed until July 15, a review of publicly available fundraising events and media […]

New York’s Forgotten Island Shrugs At Hillary Clinton’s Big 2016 Debut

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, N.Y. — It’s easy to understand why Hillary Clinton is holding her first 2016 campaign rally at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Saturday. The symbolism is about as subtle as a yellow-cab driver caught behind a slow-moving vehicle with the windows rolled down. Her midday speech will take place in the […]

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department

Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. Politics – […]

Accepting the Reality That Hillary is Anything But Inevitable

It’s time to say out loud what we all already know. It’s not Hillary. It just isn’t. After the inspired and historic leadership of President Obama, we don’t want his runner up from 2008. After the genuine and authentic article, we don’t want the 3D printed likeness, no matter how realistic it may appear. Whether […]

You Can Now Own That Hillary Clinton Needlepoint Pillow You’ve Always Dreamed Of

If you’ve always dreamed of having a Hillary Clinton-themed needlepoint pillow or coffee mug, you’re in luck: Hillary for America is officially launching an online store Monday. Supporters of the former secretary of state’s 2016 bid can now own drinking glasses, T-shirts, bumper stickers and onesies adorned with her campaign logo. According to a Clinton […]

First Batch Of Hillary Clinton Emails Captures Concerns Over Libya

WASHINGTON — The State Department is expected to release the first batch of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email address in the coming days. The emails set for release, drawn from some 55,000 pages and focused on Libya, have already been turned over to the special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the […]

Hillary Clinton Urges State Department To Release Emails As Soon As Possible

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called for the immediate release of email correspondence sent during her tenure as secretary of state, saying that the email records are “not mine, they’re the State Department’s.” “Nobody has a bigger interest in getting them released than I do,” the presidential contender told reporters during a campaign event […]

Judge Orders State Department To Provide Schedule For ‘Rolling Release’ Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. State Department by next week to produce a schedule for the rolling release of emails that Hillary Clinton generated while serving as secretary of state, a lawyer in the case said. Lawyer Jeffrey Light told Reuters that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph […]

State Department Won’t Release Hillary Clinton’s Emails Until January 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January. The department made the proposal in a federal court filing Monday night, in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Vice News. In the filing, John F. Hackett, who […]

Hillary Clinton Campaign Begins Drafting Policy Solutions To Heroin Epidemic

WASHINGTON — After hearing story after story from voters on the campaign trail about heroin’s toll, Hillary Clinton instructed her policy team to draw up solutions to the burgeoning opiate epidemic. A Clinton aide told The Huffington Post that the Democratic presidential candidate decided to make mental health and drug addiction a major campaign issue […]

Hillary Clinton Is Pitching Herself To Millennials

WASHINGTON — Is Hillary Clinton actually moving left, and if so, why? The answer is yes, though not on every topic. And the reason is to push young voters’ turnout and grassroots organizing enthusiasm as close as possible to the levels that President Barack Obama enjoyed in 2008. “After two terms of President Obama, it […]

(Not Quite) Ready for Hillary

Last week, my relatively progressive news feeds and media sources were (and continue to be) filled with unchecked exclamation over Hillary Clinton’s news. Though it goes without saying that I share in the understated joy of other women breaking glass ceilings, I am not ready to cheer. The rush to rejoice over Hillary Clinton’s position […]

Hillary, We Want More of You

Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is interviewed by journalist Kara Swisher during LeadOn: Watermark’s Silicon Valley Conference for Women at Santa Clara Convention Center on February 24, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images. Ever since Hillary announced her candidacy for President, I have been pretty quiet. Sure, I’ve […]

Before There Was ‘Texts From Hillary,’ There Was Hillary Clinton Playing A Game Boy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) became a meme in 2012 thanks to Texts from Hillary, a Tumblr that portrayed Clinton “texting” important people using this AP photo: On Monday, the William J. Clinton Library posted a throwback photo on its official Instagram account that’s almost a mirror image of the iconic texting photo. […]

Hillary 2016: Her Personal Brand

Have you heard? Hillary Clinton is running for President! As we gear up for the 2016 election cycle, I’m particularly interested in the branding direction that Clinton and the other candidates will be taking. I spoke to Ben Hordell, Partner and branding expert at DXagency on Clinton’s brand and what lies ahead in her campaign. […]

Why Hillary Clinton Left Obama To Fend For Himself On Trade

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s trade agenda took a beating on Friday, as House Democrats threw cold water on his bid to fast-track the biggest free trade pact since the 1990s, and 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton declined to back the plan. Although Republican leaders in Congress are on board with Obama’s effort to pass […]

Issa Rae Lauds Hillary Clinton For ‘Being Old As F**k’ And Running Anyway

While some Hillary Clinton haters are already taking shots at her looks and age, the presidential hopeful still has Issa Rae in her corner. Rae, the creative mind behind The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, sat down with “The HuffPost Show” hosts Roy Sekoff and Marc Lamont Hill on Friday and praised Clinton for running […]

Hillary Clinton Plans To Name Tough Wall Street Regulator Campaign CFO: Report

Hillary Clinton is planning to name Gary Gensler, a former top federal financial regulator and strong advocate for strict Wall Street rules, as the chief financial officer of her campaign, according to a Democrat familiar with the decision. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject […]

Martin O’Malley Goes After Hillary Clinton For Leading By ‘Polls,’ Not ‘Principles’

WASHINGTON — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) went after Hillary Clinton Thursday, accusing her of changing policy positions based on polls rather than her convictions. It’s the first time the prospective Democratic presidential candidate has attacked Clinton since she announced her presidential bid Sunday. “I’m glad Secretary Clinton’s come around to the right positions […]

HUFFPOLLSTER: How Inevitable Is Hillary Clinton?

This week the polling analysts were ready to dissect Hillary Clinton’s prospects for the White House. Scott Walker’s approval rating fell in Wisconsin. And the debate over telephone versus online samples is far from over. This is HuffPollster for Friday, April 17, 2015. CLINTON NEARLY INEVITABLE AS NOMINEE…Hillary Clinton announced this week that she is […]

Hillary Clinton Takes Firm Stance On Driver’s Licenses For The Undocumented After Slip-Up In 2008 Race

WASHINGTON — Javier Sandoval, a 44-year-old resident of Santa Rosa, California, drives at least 15 miles per day to get to his work as a day laborer. Until this year, he was doing so without a driver’s license — not by choice, but because he couldn’t get one. Sandoval, like nearly 2.5 million other people […]

Tombstone Of Hillary Clinton’s Father Toppled: Report

April 15 (Reuters) – Police in Pennsylvania said on Tuesday that the tombstone of Hillary Clinton’s father had been knocked over in a possible case of vandalism, the Scranton Times-Tribune newspaper reported, days after she announced her presidential bid. A person at the Washburn Street Cemetery reported that the gravestone of Hugh Rodham had been […]

De Blasio Helps Hillary. Really.

Hillary Clinton remains the best known and most enigmatic politician of our times. What is unknown includes what she really wants to do for the country, and more interestingly, her persona or soul or deeper motivations. She’s attracted to power and understands its usages. She’s committed to elevating the status of women, and others. She […]

We’re for Hillary and Here’s Why

We have known Hillary Clinton both professionally and personally for close to 20 years, dating back to before President Bill Clinton’s first trip to Africa in 1998 — a trip that they both acknowledge changed their lives, and gave considerable meaning to their post White House years and to the activities of the Clinton Foundation. […]

We’re for Hillary and Here’s Why

We have known Hillary Clinton both professionally and personally for close to 20 years, dating back to before President Bill Clinton’s first trip to Africa in 1998 — a trip that they both acknowledge changed their lives, and gave considerable meaning to their post White House years and to the activities of the Clinton Foundation. […]

Megyn Kelly: I Should Get The Hillary Clinton Interview, Not Bill O’Reilly

It’s a Fox News vs. Fox News showdown. Megyn Kelly thinks that if Hillary Clinton decides to come on Fox News for an interview, the former secretary of state should sit down with her, not Bill O’Reilly. Kelly seemed offended when Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested Monday night that O’Reilly would get the […]

Jon Stewart Collects The Funniest GOP Responses To Hillary Clinton’s Announcement

Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton announced that she’s running for president, and of course those on the right were quick to attack. On Monday night’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart himself called Clinton’s reel of everyday Americans as “boring as shit,” but he moved on to show how some GOP responses were a little over the […]

Bad Advice From the Start – Hillary Clinton’s Over-Packaged Video Is Lifestyle Branding at its Most Inauthentic

Is it a commercial for a big, ugly bank trying to win over small businesses with entrepreneur porn? Is it a cola transparently trying to capture a sense of new possibilities? Is it a Big Pharma company reaching into the limbic system to restore its reputation, with emotionally charged images of babies, mothers and families? […]

Gay Couple Featured In Hillary Clinton Campaign Video Invites Candidate To Their Wedding

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t just receive praise and criticism after the launch of her presidential campaign on Sunday — she also got a wedding invitation. Jared Milrad and Nate Johnson, a gay couple featured in a video marking the start of her campaign, invited Clinton to their wedding in a tweet on […]

Chuck Todd Grades Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Launch

This weekend, following years of speculation and buildup, the inevitable finally happened: Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president. While much of the coverage leading up to the campaign launch — which included the release of a short video and an announcement on Twitter — revolved around when, rather than if, Clinton would announce her […]

Republican Strategist: I Don’t Need Hillary Clinton To ‘Drown Me In Estrogen’

GOP strategist Ana Navarro said she’s had enough of Hillary Clinton doing that whole “woman thing.” You know the thing: where she gets on stage and talks about hugely important, fundamental family and women’s issues as she campaigns to become the first female president of the United States. Navarro claimed on CNN that Clinton’s “woman […]

Hillary is In: The Challenge for the New Populism

I’m getting ready to do something too. I’m running for president. Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times. But the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. “ Hillary Clinton (emphasis added) With a rhetorical bow […]

Why Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy Is Important for Young Girls

When my six-year-old daughter saw Hillary Clinton’s recent announcement for the presidency, her first response was to say, very innocently and matter-of-factly, “Oh! I didn’t know that women were allowed to be president.” While I don’t mean this as an endorsement of Clinton’s candidacy (far from it — I believe that an uncompetitive presidential primary […]

Hillary Clinton Is Already Uniting The Prospective GOP Presidential Field

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton made no mention of her potential Republican rivals when kicking off her second campaign for president. They didn’t share her restraint. Rand Paul put Clinton at the center of his first television ad, titled “Liberty, not Hillary.” On Twitter, Scott Walker fired off a series of messages describing Clinton […]

Hillary Clinton Announcement Roils Right-Wing Media

What Sarah Palin is to the left, Hillary Clinton is to the right, which is to say fodder for endless jokes and derision. And the former First Lady’s 2016 announcement Sunday provided plenty of grist for the mill. Conservative radio host Erick Erickson responded to the news by posting a 17th century painting of a […]

Hillary Clinton’s Bad Beginning

Hillary Clinton’s campaign announcement is an insult to the presidency. It represents a total capitulation to the political consulting business — two-and-a-half minutes of marketing images, without anything resembling serious argument. Madison Avenue has replaced Madison at the center of the Republic. Clinton’s 30 second appearance in her grade-B advertisement is a tribute to sound-bite […]

The Time Is Now for Women and the Person We Choose Is Hillary

Hillary Rodham Clinton was the speaker at my first real press conference. I was a young woman working in the press office at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, in Lynchburg, Virginia. I had just started working in communications, had no idea what I was doing, and was tasked with organizing a press conference for the First Lady […]

Tensions With Elizabeth Warren Camp Could Loom Over Hillary Clinton Campaign

By Amanda Becker and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) – The race for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is turning into a battle of ideas between a woman who has not yet said she is running and another who insists she won’t. Hillary Clinton is expected to launch her White […]

Elizabeth Warren: Give Hillary Clinton A Chance

Elizabeth Warren wants America to hear Hillary Clinton out. Appearing on NBC’s “Today” on Tuesday to promote her new book, the Massachusetts senator said that the former Secretary of State deserves an opportunity to demonstrate how she plans to help the middle class if she decides to run for president. “I think we need to […]

Hillary Clinton and the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

At her recent press conference at the United Nations, the first question posed to Hillary Clinton, asked by a Turkish reporter, had to do with whether she felt she was being treated differently because she was a woman. Many in the media scoffed at the question. But if one examines Clinton’s 2008 presidential run, it’s […]

Trail To The Chief: The Non-Existent Democratic Bench If Hillary Doesn’t Run Edition

The Non-Existent Democratic Bench If Hillary Doesn’t Run Edition In the world of anonymous sources calling for an actual Democratic primary to boost Hillary Clinton’s campaigning chops, there’s much bemoaning about the lack of viable 2016 contenders that would truly put ol’ Hil through the ringer. But what about the bemoaning that would ensue should […]

Hillary Clinton Begins Process Of Vetting — Herself

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the subject of intense news media attention and public scrutiny for the last three decades, is preparing for another thorough vetting as she plans for a likely presidential campaign. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of […]

What Hillary needs to learn from Mario

The history of the Clinton/Cuomo relationship is well known, but worth considering. The “what-ifs” are legion and fascinating. What If Mario had run in 84, 88 or 92? What If Mario had accepted the Clinton offer to serve on the Supreme Court? And don’t forget the perception that Bill couldn’t hold a candle to Mario’s […]

Elizabeth Warren For President Goes Viral: Watch Out Hillary, Wall Street, and Corporate Republicans and Democrats

This is getting insane! My Huffington Post piece “The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren The Next President of the United States” has gone totally viral. Since it was posted last weekend, it was been Liked by over 217,000 people, been reposted to over 34,000 Facebook pages, been commented on by 1,800 people, and been […]

5 Reasons Liberals Tired of War Should Vote for Rand Paul Over Hillary Clinton.

If you’ve read my over 70 Huffington Post articles or my writing in other publications, seen my debate on immigration reform and my HuffPost Live discussion with Marc Lamont Hill about Ferguson, listened to my appearance on America’s first LGBT sports radio show, or read my two novels, and still believe that I’m not a […]

Elizabeth Warren, Not Hillary Clinton, Should Be the Next President of the United States

One doesn’t normally think of Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney when hearing Hillary Clinton’s name. Like these one-time GOP nominees, many people believe that Clinton deserves the presidency because of her decades of experience. However, she already lost the nomination in 2008, so we know that her future in the Oval Office isn’t […]

Run, Ted Cruz, Run! Hillary Clinton And The Democrats Need You.

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, and liberals everywhere won a giant victory on the road to the 2016 election. According to Politico, “Sen. Ted Cruz dominated the presidential straw poll at the Texas GOP convention on Saturday, pulling in 43.4 percent of the votes at the contest in his home state, far ahead of other […]

These Billionaires Are Now Ready For Hillary

WASHINGTON — More political donors are getting Ready for Hillary. The super PAC formed to promote a potential 2016 Democratic presidential bid by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised $ 2.7 million in the second half of 2013, more than twice the amount it raised in the first half of the year. The group […]