In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton defended Madeleine Albright's claim that "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help women." The comment was widely seen as an attempt to pressure women to vote for Clinton:
CHUCK TODD: I want to ask you about a comment. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said a comment that I've heard her say before. But it sort of rang differently to a lot of people. She said, "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help women." The implication is that somehow, if you're a Democratic woman and you're not supporting you, what's wrong with you? Do you want the vote to be decided on gender lines?
At a rally before a few hundred people on Saturday, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright suggested that women who vote for Bernie Sanders are buying a one-way ticket to “a special place in Hell."
"There are some that are out there that don't understand the importance of why young women have to support Hillary Clinton," Albright said as she stood next to Hillary Clinton inside the gymnasium of Rundlett Middle School. "The story is not over. They are going to want to push us back. Appointments to the Supreme Court make all the difference."
"We tell our story about how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women don't think you have to—it's been done. It's notRead more
There has been a pretty consistent pattern to the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Every time the former secretary of state insists that the truth is all out, and it’s no big deal, yet more damaging information emerges. Recently she and her surrogates have been dissembling so much they've barely had a chance to catch a breath between dishonest soundbites.
On January 29, the Associated Press reported that 22 Clinton emails on her insecure private server were at the highest levels of classification. (Classified information was also emailed to Clinton's pal, the oleaginous Sidney Blumenthal, on his AOL account.Read more
It was 11:30 p.m. on the night of the Iowa caucuses and Hillary Clinton had a decision to make. She was ahead of Bernie Sanders by less than 1 percent of the vote count and most of the precincts were in. But her lead was shrinking. If she waited much longer, her victory speech might turn into a concession. So instead of taking the risk, she chose a middle course: She went out before the cameras, even as Ted Cruz was giving his own valediction, to deliver a speech that was neither victorious nor conciliatory. It was ghastly.
With her former president husband standing behind her slack-jawed—his mouth hung weirdly agape throughout her remarks—nearly the entire six-and-a-half-minute affair was pitched at a shout.Read more
For alumni of U.S. national-security departments and agencies, Hillary Clinton’s email saga is mind-numbing. The publicly available information makes clear she and her aides violated so many elementary security prohibitions that alumni are speechless. They wonder, had they done what she did, how quickly they would have lost their clearances and jobs and how extensive the criminal indictments against them would be.
By contrast, many who have never served in government or dealt with classified information see the affair as opaque, even overblown. Certainly Clinton has worked hard to foster that impression.Read more
Hillary Clinton is admitting to supporters that her main Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, outraised her by $5 million last month.
"We just learned that the Sanders campaign raised $5 million more than ours did in January, and they raised another $3 million in a single day after the Iowa caucus," Clinton writes to her supporters this evening.
"I'm proud of the campaign we're running -- I'm committed to standing with you to make life better for American families, and I'm ready to fight by your side to earn every vote, take on the Republicans, win the White House, and make history.
"But daniel, if we don't win this nomination, we'll never get the chance to do those things. So on this important night, show me you'reRead more
Hillary Clinton is a courageous hawk. And at Wednesday's CNN town hall the leading Democratic presidential candidate said she might in fact have to expand U.S. military involvement abroad.
"As senator and as secretary of state, you have a history of interventionist that is troubling to many Democratic voters, including myself," said Michael Thiele, a box office manager, to Clinton. "As a voter who is opposed to the United States being the world's policeman, can you assure me that as president you would not expand our military involvement abroad?"
"No, I can't, Michael," Clinton said.Read more
Hillary Clinton says she won the Iowa caucus, though some are claiming the state too close to call. Nonetheless, Clinton is moving on to New Hampshire with a sharp message for her supporters: "dig deep and do more."
"We made history last night with our win in Iowa -- thank you for all you did to make that happen," Clinton writes in an email this morning to supporters.
"Winning is a good feeling, Daniel. But we can’t be complacent for a single moment. We know that Senator Sanders has a strong team and they made history last night, too. His supporters aren't on the sidelines, taking anything for granted, and we can't either.
"We are down in New Hampshire -- so this is the time for this team to dig deep and doRead more
Winners and losers from Iowa, ranked:
Ted Cruz: The big winner, obviously. Because Cruz didn’t just stake his campaign on Iowa, he vanquished the ogre. And the win is much more important because Cruz had to take the state back from Trump. Cruz can now legitimately claim to be the Donaldslayer. It also validates his organization, his data operation, and his GOTV plans. All in all, Cruz couldn't have asked for a better night.
Except for one thing: His victory speech was a trainwreck. It was 32 minutes long when Fox cut away from it—the other networks bailed earlier, when Clinton came out to talk.Read more
Hillary Clinton revealed this morning on ABC News that she finds campaigning in Iowa "exhausting" and that "it takes a lot of concentration."
Clinton made the remarks in response to a comment from ABC Robin Roberts about Clinton campaigning in all 99 Iowa counties. Clinton correct Roberts, saying in fact she hasn't visited all of Iowa, and said,
"I've covered a lot of ground and I sure have met many thousands of people, and have really learned so much. That's the best part of this. It's obviously exhausting, it takes a lot of concentration, but what keeps me going are the stories they tell me.
"There's something so intimate, at least in my experience, because I actually try to listen to people and hear what's onRead more
Bernie Sanders is now calling Hillary Clinton's email scandal "a very serious issue."
This is a change from what Sanders said in an October Democratic debate: "the American people are sick and tired" of hearing about her "damn emails."
On Sunday, Sanders said this:
"I think there is a legal process, right now, taking place, and what I have said—you know, and I get criticized, you know. 'Bernie, why don't you attack Hillary Clinton?' There is a legal process taking place. I do not want to politicize that issue. It is not my style.Read more
Hillary Clinton might be the next George Washington. At least, that's what Clinton's campaign wants it supporters to believe.
Clinton's campaign is asserting that she's "the most qualified candidate maybe since General George Washington himself!!"
As surrogate James Carville write in an email to supporters on behalf of the campaign, "I read the other day that more of Bernie's supporters have donated to support his campaign than Hillary's.
"I don't mean to be cranky, but what in the hell is that all about?! We've got the best chance we've ever had to put a woman in the White House, and oh, by the way, she just happens to be the most qualified candidate maybe since General George Washington himself!!
"Chip in $1Read more
Bloomberg's Mark Halperin reported this morning on MSNBC that the White House is buzzing about the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton. Halperin also said that the FBI will likely interview Clinton.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough reported, "[T]he Hillary Clinton investigation of the FBI is far more progressed and Mika and I have been hearing it from the top officials in the Obama administration for actually several months now and we can't go to a meeting in Washington where we don't hear that. I'm sure you're hearing the same thing. What is -- what are your -- all of our sources high up are ... telling us the same thing: that this investigation is far more advanced than we the public knows.Read more
Hillary Clinton needs a dollar. Why? Because she's in the fight of her life to win Iowa, which will caucus on Monday, and New Hampshire.
Clinton made the pitch in an email this morning to supporters.
"If you're on my side before the Iowa caucus, there's one way you can show it right now: Chip in $1," Clinton's email reads.
"It's not about the money, Daniel. The truth is, we are in the fight of our life to win the Iowa caucuses on Monday and the New Hampshire primary the week after that.
"And once people start caucusing and voting, it's a full on sprint until we win the nomination.
"So more than any budget concerns or spending charts or polls that go up and down, what really matters is knowing that you'reRead more
Robbie Mook, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, is raising the alarm: Bernie Sanders is doing very well.
"Late last night, Bernie Sanders' campaign announced they'd raised $1.4 million from 50,000 donations in a single day. The day before, they announced that the Reddit community had contributed more than $1 million to his campaign," Mook writes in an urgent email to supporters.
"There's no denying this: His supporters are stepping up. They see a chance to win in Iowa and they're willing to go all in for their guy. Hillary can't do this if you're on the sidelines, Daniel. You need to step up and match them.
"If Donald Trump takes the Republican nomination, our party will lose more than the presidency. Years ofRead more
Hillary Clinton left Iowa to attend a fundraiser last night with an investment mogul. The fundraiser took place in Philadelpia.
Jon Bon Jovi was exptected to serenade the crowd with an acoustic set.
“Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will visit Philadelphia on Jan. 27 for a fund-raiser hosted by a group that includes lawyer-turned-investment mogul Michael C. Forman and former State Rep. Michael Gerber (D., Mont.) at their $17 billion 'alternative investments' firm, Franklin Square Capital Partners.Read more
One of Secretary Clinton's last questions at tonight's CNN townhall debate came from a young Iowan by the name of Brett Rosenberg.
Rosenberg, a bit nervous, began: "Secretary Sander... Clinton... Oh, sorry."
"That's OK," Clinton responded.
The flub drew laughs from the crowd, but the participant in the CNN town hall then suggested that the question had been fed to him:
I can see why they gave you this question... I just wanted to know which of our previous presidents has inspired you most and why...
Clinton responded: Abraham Lincoln.
Tonight's town hall was hosted by CNN's Chris Cuomo, the brother of the Democratic governor of New York and the son of a former Democratic governorRead more
Bernie Sanders is subtly bringing up Dick Cheney and George W. Bush in his latest ad. The ad is an anti-Iraq spot, highlighting his opposition to the war from the get go.
Hillary Clinton, along with Cheney and Bush, supported the war.
"As president, I will defend this nation, but I will do it responsibly. I voted against the war in Iraq, and that was the right vote," Sanders said in a subtle but clear dig at Hillary Clinton.
"We must never forget the lessons of that experience. ISIS must be destroyed, but we should not do it alone. We need an international coalition with Muslim boots on the ground fighting with our support. It's time to end the quagmire of perpetual warfare in the Middle East. As President, I will..Read more
Chelsea Clinton will be in London February 23 for a fundraiser for her mother, Hillary Clinton. The former (and perhaps future) first daughter will be joined by fashion icon Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue.
The fundraiser will be at the home of Natalie Massenet, who is chair of the British Fashion Council.
An invitation of the vent was posted on Hillary Clinton's campaign website:
The cost to attend the event is $2,700, the maximum contribution allowed by an individual to a campaign under federal election law.Read more
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