Hillary Clinton has taken a very nuanced position on the trade debate. But none would call it outright support of the president. Which, even if you don’t understand exactly where she is today, is not where she was in the recent past. Forty-five times.
Jeb Bush looked relieved to say it. “I’ve decided I’m a candidate for president of the United States of America,” said the former Florida governor Monday afternoon. Standing on a stage at Miami Dade College, Bush let out an audible sigh immediately after the announcement as the crowd around him cheered.
Hillary Clinton finally made herself available this afternoon for her first press conference of the 2016 presidential campaign, and the crowd cheered. The cheers came after Clinton wrapped up her quick press conference.
Clinton has come under fire for avoiding the press. This afternoon she took a few questions, mainly about the trade deal in Congress, today in New Hampshire.
Bernie Sanders, the independent Democratic senator from Vermont, is within striking distance of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a new poll of likely New Hampshire presidential primary voters. A new survey from the Morning Consult finds 44 percent of New Hampshire voters who say they will vote in the Democratic primary support Clinton with 32 percent supporting Sanders.
The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is whacking Hillary Clinton today for not taking a firm stand on critical issues in her speech today in New York City.
" Today, Hillary Clinton spoke about her vision for America's future. But here's what she didn't say: she didn't say that she would take any substantive actions to hold Wall Street CEO's accountable for reckless behavior. Nor did she weigh in on the secretive TPP deal that could depress American wages and cost American jobs," team O'Malley writes in an email to supporters.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is making the case against Hillary Clinton.
"Hillary Clinton relaunched her presidential campaign after two months of avoiding voters and refusing to answer questions about her troubling record. Our country needs a leader we can trust and it’s not Hillary Clinton," Perry wrote today in a fundraising email to supporters.
"Americans are looking for experienced leadership and optimism that can guide our country to better times. We want to look toward a brighter future, not backward at the failed policies of the Obama-Clinton years.
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the House Democrats' rebuke of President Obama's trade deal, Hillary's island announcement, and how Hillary's candidacy hurts Jeb Bush's chances.
Earlier today, 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."
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is rallying the opposition against President Obama's proposed "fast track" trade law. O'Malley, unlike his rival Hillary Clinton, has voiced strong opposition to the plan.
"Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)," O'Malley writes in an email this morning to supporters.
Hillary Clinton aide Karen Finney was on CNN this morning talking about her boss, who she called "one of the most unknown well-known people." Finney said this weekend's campaign relaunch would be about letting people know Clinton: