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First Batch Of Hillary Clinton Benghazi Emails Reveals No Smoking Guns

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The first batch of email from Hillary Clinton regarding the 2012 attack in Benghazi have been released, and they don’t reveal anything we didn’t already know.

Clinton Foundation Discloses $26 Million In Contributions It ‘Forgot’ To Disclose Before

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The Clinton Foundation has disclosed that there were $26 million in donations that it had failed to disclose while Hillary was Secretary of State.

Hillary Clinton Is Ethically Challenged And Hasn’t Accomplished Much, Voters Don’t Seem To Care

Hillary Clinton Awarded The 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize

Hillary Clinton is a deeply flawed candidate who might not even make a very good President. But that doesn’t matter in the race for the Democratic Nomination, and she’s probably going to be the next President anyway.

Hillary Clinton Has Her Own Questions To Answer About Iraq, Libya, And Syria

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Hillary Clinton has admitted she made a mistake in supporting the Iraq War in 2002, but there are plenty of other questions she needs to answer when it comes to foreign interventions.

Martin O’Malley To Enter Presidential Race

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Maryland’s former Governor will announce his candidacy for President next week. Don’t expect him to go very far.

Federal Judge Orders ‘Rolling’ Disclosure Of Hillary Clinton’s State Department Emails

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Drip, Drip, Drip.

Obama Administration To Take Steps To Cut Back On Police Militarization

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President Obama is taking steps to reduce police militarization, but there’s much more that needs to be done.

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Bill And Hillary Rake In Millions On The Speaking Circuit

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Bill and Hillary Clinton have done quite well for themselves of the speaking circuit.

Hillary Misrepresents Citizen’s United, Says She’ll Demand Promises To Overturn From Nominees

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Hillary Clinton told supporters she’d require Supreme Court nominees to pledge to overturn Citizens United, a decision she completely misrepresented.

George Stephanopoulos And A Question Of Journalistic Ethics

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George Stephanopoulos’ s ties to the Clinton’s have always raised questions about his objectivity. Now, there’s further reason to doubt that he can play fair when the Clinton’s are part of the story he’s covering.

Seymour Hersh’s Osama Bin Laden Claims Don’t Pass The Smell Test

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Seymour Hersh is out with a conspiracy theory about the death of Osama bin Laden that just doesn’t make sense.

House Benghazi Investigation Seems More Concerned With 2016 Than Investigating Anything

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Not surprisingly, the House Committee re-investigating the Benghazi attack seems more concerned with scoring political points than fact-finding.

Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Taken Press Questions in 21 Days, Because She Doesn’t Need To

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Hillary Clinton hasn’t taken questions from reporters in three weeks. Because she doesn’t need the media as much as most other candidates.

Quote Of The Day

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From The Washington Post: One afternoon in April, Bill Clinton looked up at a television in his midtown Manhattan office and saw the grainy security-camera photo of his wife and her aide, Huma Abedin, at a Chipotle in Ohio, appearing incognito in dark sunglasses. He turned to aides and wondered, “What are she and Huma […]

Polls Show Little Damage To Clinton From Reports About The Clinton Foundation

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So far at least, there’s little evidence in the polls that Hillary Clinton has been hurt by the news reports about the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.

Making A Play For Latino Voters, Clinton Backs Path To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

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In a move that is clearly designed to have an impact in the General Election, Hillary Clinton came out in support of broad immigration reform in Nevada yesterday.

Bill Clinton’s Response To Reports About His Foundation Is About What You’d Expect

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Former President Clinton doesn’t seem to get it. Or, does he?

Revelations About The Clinton Foundation Continue To Dog The Clinton Campaign

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The Clinton Foundation’s foreign donations continue to be a problem for the Clinton campaign, and the story isn’t likely to go away any time soon.

Bernie Sanders To Enter Race For Democratic Presidential Nomination

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Bernie Sanders is running for President. He’s not going to win, but he’s not running because he thinks he can win.

Hillary Clinton’s Tenure At Foggy Bottom Could Be A Campaign Liability

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Far from being a positive, Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State provides ample material for those who would attack her over the next eighteen months.

George W. Bush Attacks Obama On Foreign Policy

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Pot, meet kettle.

Political Experts Who Don’t Understand Politics

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49 “experts in governance and democracy” to call for nonsensical reforms to the presidential debates.

Hillary Clinton May Be Her Own Worst Enemy

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Hillary Clinton’s political and personal baggage is likely to be a bigger problem for her than whomever her Republican opponent ends up being.

Hillary Clinton Faces New Revelations About Questionable Donations To Clinton Foundation

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A new report ties undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation to a Russian company’s acquisition of controlling interest in a major uranium mining company.

House Benghazi Committee Won’t Release A Report Until 2016

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Not surprisingly, the Select Committee established by House Republicans to investigate something that has already been investigated multiple times, will be in operation well into the Presidential Election season.

Questions About Foreign Donations To Clinton Foundation Could Dog Hillary’s Campaign

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New allegations regarding foreign government donations to the Clinton Foundation seem likely to become a campaign issue.

Republican Race Remains Tight, Clinton Continues To Dominate General Election Polling

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The GOP race remains tight, but some candidates have benefited from their entry into the race more than others. Overall, though, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate.

161 Days Later, The Senate Still Hasn’t Voted On Loretta Lynch’s Nomination

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The confirmation of a new Attorney General has been held up nearly six months for what amounts to no legitimate reason.

Cuba To Be Removed From List Of Terrorist States

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Another step forward for U.S.-Cuban relations.

White House And Congress Reach Compromise On Review Of Iran Nuclear Deal

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After months of resistance, the White House will allow Congressional review of any deal with Iran, but it may not hamper negotiations much in the end.

Hillary Clinton Surprises Nobody, Announces She’s Running For President

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So, she’s in.

Hillary Clinton To Enter Presidential Race This Weekend

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To the surprise of few, Hillary Clinton is running for President

Will Democrats Help Scuttle Obama’s Iran Deal?

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Democrats like New York Senator Chuck Schumer could end up being the ones that scuttle the Iranian nuclear deal.

Most Voters Not Even Paying Attention To 2016 Race At This Point

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The political media is breathlessly reporting on every event in a campaign that is just beginning, and voters aren’t really paying attention to it at this point.

Elizabeth Warren Once Again Tells Us She’s Not Running For President

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Once again, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for President, and has no plans to do so.

Joe Biden Still Wants You To Think He’s Running For President

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Hillary Clinton continues to look more inevitable by the day, but Joe Biden doesn’t want to go away just yet.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Other Offenses As White House Narrative Collapses

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Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the White House’s narrative about this release lies in tatters.

Obama Less Popular Than Fictional Presidents, More Popular Than Putin

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A new poll indicates that most fictional Presidents are more popular than the real thing: Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack “No Drama” Obama. A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month found 54 […]

Ted Cruz And The Question Of When A Candidate Is “Qualified” To Be President

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Do we really want to put another first-term Senator with no executive experience in the Oval Office? Because beyond the mere legal requirements, it does not appear that Ted Cruz is qualified to be President.

Israel Spied On Geneva Iran Talks, Shared Information With Congress

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Yet another probable rift between the U.S. and Israel over Iran.

Despite The Email Story, Hillary Clinton Remains At The Top For 2016

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Two weeks after the email story broke, there’s no sign that Hillary Clinton is losing ground in the 2016 race.

Hillary Clinton Running Away with the Race

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The 2008 runner-up has scared off all serious challengers for 2016. Why?

Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers Suggest Email Scandal May Have No Lasting Impact

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Despite the ongoing email controversy, Hillary Clinton remains well positioned heading into 2016.

Hillary Clinton Tries To Quell Controversy Over Email, But Only Creates More Question

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Hillary Clinton addressed the week-long email controversy, but her explanations only raised new questions.

Report: Hillary Clinton Evaded Government Email While Secretary Of State

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Hillary Clinton’s use of email while Secretary of State pretty much violated every Federal law and regulation on the issue.

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

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As expected, President Obama has vetoed the bill that would have authorized the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Most Americans Oppose GOP’s Decision To Invite Netanyahu To Speak Before Congress

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By a wide margin Americans think it was wrong of the GOP to invite Israel’s Prime Minister to speak to Congress.

Obama To Seek Authorization For A War That He Already Started

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President Obama will ask Congress to authorize a war he started six months ago.

Netanyahu Reportedly Considering Canceling Speech To Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is apparently realizing that speaking to Congress may not be a good idea after all.

Another Sign That Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Running For President

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Matthew Yglesias points to a major new hire by Hillary Clinton’s growing Presidential campaign team that is a seemingly clear sign that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is not running for President: An awful lot of people in progressive politics would like to see Elizabeth Warren run for president, but the latest sign that it’s not […]

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