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Jun 21 15 11:55 AM

Hillary Clinton Fiercely Vows to [TBD] About Money and Politics

Given that U.S. politics is an open, viscous sewer, I guess it’s nice that Hillary Clinton has made “Revitalizing Our Democracy” one of the “Four Fights” of her presidential campaign.
 

What’s less nice is that her proposals for dealing with the geysers of cash inundating U.S. politics are vague and hand-wavy. And she doesn’t have an explanation for how she’s going to pursue even these vague, hand-wavy goals.

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Jun 21 15 11:59 AM

wloftis wrote:

best polical system money can buy!!!! Not sure it will ever change!!! enough said.

It won't change if we don't make an effort to change it. There would not have been an American Revolution if the founders of this country said the same about the monarchy and given up.

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Jul 1 15 9:18 PM

Top Obama aides knew about Clinton’s private email in 2009

Senior Obama administration officials knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence.

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel requested Clinton’s email address on Sept. 5, 2009, according to one of some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department on Tuesday evening. His request came three months after top Obama strategist David Axelrod corresponded with Clinton, now a Democratic presidential contender, at her private address.

But it’s unclear whether the officials realized Clinton was running her email from a server located in her Chappaqua, New York, home — a potential security risk and violation of administration policy.

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Jul 1 15 9:31 PM

Leslie Gelb admits to giving Hillary Clinton advance read on 2009 profile

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leslie Gelb says he did not give Hillary Clinton any control over a profile he wrote about her, despite a State Department email indicating that he had promised to give her "a veto over content."

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Jul 2 15 8:00 AM

Hillary Clinton Has Hired a Former Keystone Pipeline Lobbyist

Hillary Clinton has hired a former lobbyist for the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, further upsetting environmentalists who have long been wary of her commitment to fighting climate change.

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith reported on Wednesday that the Clinton campaign has hired Jeffrey Berman as a campaign consultant. Berman, who began working for the campaign earlier this month, once lobbied on behalf of TransCanada, the company that hopes to build a pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada to the southern coast of the U.S. 

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Jul 4 15 11:55 AM

Hillary Clinton won't release her personal medical records

Consider it another case of the governing elite playing by a set of rules different from the ones they impose on the rest of us, further tearing asunder the uniquely American founding principle of "government of, for and by the people."

In an astounding act of hubris, in recent days the campaign manager for Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said that she would not commit to releasing her health records at some point during the 2016 election campaign.

During a Face the Nation episode, host John Dickerson noted that she "had a big health scare when she was secretary of state" before asking campaign manager Robby Mook, "Will she release her medical records as part of this campaign?"

"I will let Hillary decide that," Mook replied. "But I can tell you she has been hitting the campaign trail hard."

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Jul 4 15 12:08 PM

Emails Show Hillary’s State Department Communicating With Google About Blocked Benghazi Video

Emails among State Department officials show the administration was in contact with Google regarding a blocked YouTube video after President Obama conceded that the Benghazi attack was a preplanned act of terror.

On Sept. 27, 2012, Nora Toiv, a special assistant to the counselor of the Department, sent an email to other State Department officials with the subject line “RE: Google and YouTube.” The email referenced a phone conversation with a person named Sue who assured Toiv a block would remain on an unnamed video at least through Oct. 1, 2012. “Sue just called back and the block will stay through Monday,” Toiv said in the email. “They will not/not be unblocking it before then.”

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Jul 19 15 7:34 PM

Netroots Attendees: Where's Hillary

At Netroots, attendees wearing pro-Sanders buttons are everywhere, and there’s a visible wariness toward Clinton – though not quite an overt hostility. Activists at the convention, many of them quick to note that Netroots is for “Bernie’s people,” say that Clinton hasn’t quite won them over even with her recent populist turn.

Clinton’s decision to skip the convention did not go unnoticed, either, especially a day before Sanders is scheduled to deliver his speech in a room designed to fit more than 10,000 people.

“It’s very notable that she’s not here,” Dan O’Neal, the Arizona state coordinator for the Progressive Democrats of America, said, adding that even though the former secretary of state had been invited, “she declined to come. Martin O’Malley’s going to be here. Why shouldn’t she be here? We’re saying, ‘Hillary, where are you?’” (For the record, she’s in Iowa.)

“I just want to say that anybody who wants to really speak to the progressive base ought to be here and I’ll let people make their own assumptions,” said Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

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Jul 22 15 11:31 PM

John Catsimatidis says he’ll do whatever it takes to support his friends.

That’s why the billionaire businessman, who owns a grocery store chain in Manhattan, a real estate firm and a Greek-American newspaper, donated to both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush in the primary. Catsimatidis helped pay for the chapel at Camp David during George H.W. Bush’s term as President; reports say the Clintons sometimes make use of Catsimatidis’s private jet.

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Jul 23 15 11:01 PM

Criminal investigation sought over Clinton’s emails

The Justice Deparment has been asked to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State, the New York Times reported late Thursday.
 
The request by two inspectors general follows a June 29 memo to State Department Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy that found Clinton’s email server held “hundreds of potentially classified emails.”

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Jul 24 15 7:00 AM

Clinton dodges on Glass-Steagall

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Thursday declined to endorse legislation championed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that would break up big banks.
 
Warren and other liberals — including Clinton's 2016 primary opponents Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley — are pushing to reinstate legislation that President Bill Clinton repealed in 1999 called Glass-Steagall.

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Jul 25 15 7:52 PM

Private Prison Lobbyists Are Top Fundraisers for Hillary Clinton

Lobbyists for two major prison companies—Corrections Corporation of America and the Geo Group—are serving as top fundraisers for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.  The implication is that laws

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Jul 25 15 8:44 PM

Hillary's Email Troubles Deepen

Federal officials on Friday confirmed they have been asked to investigate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of State, deepening the political controversy surrounding the 2016 Democratic front-runner.

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Jul 28 15 11:12 PM

Linda Tripp: Hillary 'will stop at nothing'

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.""And when I asked a senior person, 'What does that mean?' He said, 'Well eight years for his administration and eight years for hers.' So this is a runaway train. Nobody is going to stop it," she added.

"I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view," Tripp told the Daily Mail.

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Jul 30 15 9:11 AM

Judge explodes over Hillary email delays

An irritated federal judge Thursday put the Hillary Clinton email scandal into stark terms, grilling the State Department on a pattern of delayed document releases that has turned a possible bureaucratic logjam into a major problem for the leading Democratic presidential contender.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, known for his blunt manner, said he simply did not understand why the State Department has dragged its feet on responses for emails in requests to the Freedom of Information Act.

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Jul 30 15 11:08 AM

De Blasio's press secretary Karen Hinton reveals Bill Clinton hit on her when he was Arkansas governor


Just a reminder of why we shouldn't have Bill Clinton in the White House again. This time with nothing to do:

When he was governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton scribbled his hotel room number and a question mark on a napkin and slipped it to a 24-year-old blond he had just met.

That woman is now Mayor de Blasio’s press secretary, Karen Hinton, and she turned him down, according to a book that detailed the incident.

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Jul 30 15 7:58 PM

Swiss Bank Poured Money into Clinton Foundation After Hillary Clinton Helped It Win a Favorable IRS Settlement

Mrs. Clinton announced a tentative legal settlement—an unusual intervention by the top U.S. diplomat. UBS ultimately turned over information on 4,450 accounts, a fraction of the 52,000 sought by the IRS, an outcome that drew criticism from some lawmakers who wanted a more extensive crackdown.

From that point on, UBS’s engagement with the Clinton family’s charitable organization increased. Total donations by UBS to the Clinton Foundation grew from less than $60,000 through 2008 to a cumulative total of about $600,000 by the end of 2014, according the foundation and the bank.

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