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Republicans on Hill, Campaign Trail Reject Obama Oil Tax

12:34 PM, Feb 05, 2016

The latest dead-on-arrival lame-duck proposal from the White House came Thursday. In a statement about its “21st Century Clean Transportation System" plan, the Obama administration said it would pay for new infrastructure spending with a "new fee paid by oil companies." Here's an excerpt:

So to meet our needs in the future, we have to make significant investments across all modes of transportation. And our transportation system is heavily dependent on oil. That is why we are proposing to fund these investments through a new $10 per barrel fee on oil paid by oil companies, which would be gradually phased in over five years.

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Hillary: Bernie Raised $5 Million More than I Did

8:28 PM, Feb 04, 2016

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're

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Hillary Leaves Iowa for Investment Mogul Fundraiser

7:50 AM, Jan 28, 2016

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.

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Chelsea to Fundraise for Mom in London With Anna Wintour

8:16 AM, Jan 20, 2016

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.

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Chelsea Asks for More Foundation Cash

7:37 AM, Dec 22, 2015

Chelsea Clinton announced yesterday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their second child.

Yesterday, Chelsea Clinton also asked supporters of her family foundation, the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, for money.

"You and I share a common belief – the belief that we can really do something about improving health, defeating poverty, and making gender equality a reality," Clinton's email to supporters began. "And together, we are.

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Bill Clinton Raises Money ... For Family Foundation

6:39 AM, Dec 02, 2015

The husband of the top Democratic presidential candidate is continuing to seek donations to his family foundation. Bill Clinton, husband to Hillary Clinton, sent an email to supporters last night to ask for money.

"I want to let you in on the secret to our Foundation's success, friends," Clinton writes. "It's you."

We started working nearly 15 years ago with 14 employees and a big idea. Now, because so many people like you have chosen to join us, we're overcoming problems once said to be "too big" and "too hard."

Don't slow down now. The challenges in front of us – like changing the futures of families stuck in poverty and helping communities deal with climate change –

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Rubio Beats Phony Scandals and Comes Out Stronger

3:22 PM, Nov 09, 2015

At some point, the most obvious explanation is rope-a-dope. 

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Clinton Made Time For Donors At State Department

9:09 AM, Nov 02, 2015

Hillary Clinton always makes time for friends at the State Department—especially those who have money.

In a newly released email from the State Department, an official sends Clinton her schedule. On that schedule, one sees the entry, "3:10 pm (t) PRIVATE DROP-BY — DANNY ABRAHAM (T)."

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Cruz's Golden Moment

12:10 PM, Oct 30, 2015

Interesting political debates typically have what could be called primary effects. In Wednesday night's case, those would include the Bush-Rubio exchange, which did a lot of good for Rubio and a lot of damage to Bush, and the Cruz assault on the moderators, which was dazzling.

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Bill Emails for Hillary: 'Chip In $1'

8:35 PM, Oct 13, 2015

Bill Clinton sent an email to Hillary Clinton supporters in the middle of tonight's Democratic debate. Clinton says that Clinton is doing great. 

"Right now, Hillary's making her case for why she's the most qualified candidate to be the Democratic nominee for president. I think she's doing great," writes Bill Clinton.

"We get to do the easy part -- supporting her with everything we've got.

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Chelsea Sends Out Fundraising Pitch for Her Mom, Asks for $1

4:01 PM, Oct 09, 2015

Chelsea Clinton is officially getting into the game. The former first daughter has sent out a campaign fundraising pitch on behalf of her mother's presidential campaign.

"My mom is my hero. From helping cut the uninsured rate for children in half as First Lady to later becoming the first female senator from New York and then running for president, she's kept fighting for families -- while also being a great mom," reads the pitch.

"I hope my daughter grows up to be as proud of me as I am of my mom.

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Obama Uses Oregon College Shooting Trip to Attend Fundraisers

8:43 PM, Oct 08, 2015

President Obama will be heading to Oregon tomorrow to visit Umpqua Community College, the site of a shooting rampage last week. But Obama's not heading home directly after meeting with families of the victims. Instead, the president will attend a series of West Coast fundraisers immediately after.

In fact, Obama has three fundraisers lined up for tomorrow. Two in Seattle and one in San Francisco. He'll spend tomorrow night in San Francisco.

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Hillary Fundraises Off Gun Violence

7:51 AM, Oct 07, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent an email to supporters about gun violence. 

"Gun violence isn’t an inevitability -- it’s a virus and we must do whatever we can to stop it," the email reads.

"Our children should feel safe going to school. They should feel safe at the movie theater. And they should feel safe in places of worship.

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Hillary Can't Name Woman for $10 Bill

After mocking Republicans for failing to do so.
3:54 PM, Sep 22, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mocked her Republican rivals for the White House for being unable to name an "American woman" worthy of going on the $10 dollar bill—and then was unable to name one such woman herself.

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Huma Complained She Wasn't Paid Enough

Here's how Hillary solved that problem.
11:35 AM, Sep 01, 2015

In one of the newly release Hillary Clinton emails, a mostly redacted message from Philip Gordon to Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan ends with, "To quote Huma, I don't get paid enough." Abedin, Clinton’s closest aide, was able to change her fortunes with a little help from friends.

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How to Make a Bad Problem Worse

Hillary Clinton’s flawed plan for student debt relief.
Aug 24, 2015

Nearly everyone recognizes that student debt has risen to a level that will be difficult to sustain, given the nation’s slow-growing economy and the sagging incomes of too many college-­educated Americans. Nearly 40 million Americans carry some form of student debt; more than 7 million are in default on their loans, and many more have missed scheduled payments. The total amount of outstanding student debt is estimated to be $1.2 trillion, with about two-thirds of this sum underwritten by the federal government.

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Down Under, But Ahead of the United States

7:47 AM, Aug 20, 2015

The good news is that Australia is close to acknowledging the obvious: Digital currency should be treated as currency. The bad news is that this same thing hasn’t happened in the United States. Bitcoins can now be used to buy almost anything from coffee to surgery, but the government still doesn’t know what to think of this new innovation.

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Kill the Coins

It's time to eliminate pennies, nickels, and dimes.
12:22 PM, Aug 13, 2015

My three-year-old daughter and I typically wrap up our evenings with a pre-bedtime stroll around our northwest Washington, D.C., neighborhood. The nightly ritual ends back at home when I pry the fistful of coins she invariably finds on our walk out of her hands.

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Feds Spend $7,540 for Cell Phones For President Obama's Trip to Ethiopia

6:59 AM, Aug 10, 2015

When the president of the United States travels, the White House and the Secret Service bring along a tremendous amount of communications equipment. Not only does the Secret Service set up a command post to coordinate communications for the visits, but secure connections are also needed for the president to keep in touch with Washington and the military around the world in case of emergencies.

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Clinton Keeps Up With the Kardashians

10:46 PM, Aug 06, 2015

While Republicans debated in Cleveland, Hillary Clinton raised money from the Kardashians in California. Kim Kardashian hoped to get a selfie with Clinton. 

The celebrity tweeted, "Excited to be meeting our next President tonight!! Maybe she'll take a selfie with me!"


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Obama Responds to GOP Debate: Give Money to Democrats!

10:31 PM, Aug 06, 2015

President Obama is responding to the Republican presidential debate by asking Democrats to give his party money. 

"[I]t's more clear than ever that we need to make sure the next person who holds this office shares the values and vision that we believe in," Obama says in an email to Democrats.

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Loose Change

Measuring history by the money supply.
Aug 03, 2015

Coined is like Malcolm Gladwell for investment bankers, with intriguing anecdotes to close the quick sale while obscuring the larger picture. Money matters: Over the last half-century, the world economy has swung from high inflation to financial crisis to zero interest rates. But Kabir Sehgal, an investment banker, offers “a multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary portrait of currency through the ages” without much ability to tie it together.

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Kerry Warns: Jews Will Be Blamed If Congress Sinks Iran Deal

11:49 AM, Jul 26, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry's warning that Israel will be "blamed" if Congress opposes the Iran agreement conjures up troubling memories of other instances in which Israel or Jews were warned they might be blamed for international conflicts.

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Again! Clinton Campaign's Highest Suggested Donation Is $2,700 in English, but Only $250 in Spanish

3:14 PM, Jul 20, 2015

When Hillary Clinton first launched her campaign in April, THE WEEKLY STANDARD reported that her website was asking for donations up to $2,700 on the English version of the site, but only up to $250 on the Spanish language version. Within hours after the story was published, the campaign 

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Susan Rice: Money from Iran Deal Will Be Used to Support Terror

7:29 PM, Jul 16, 2015

Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor, said on CNN that at least some money that Iran will receive from the nuclear deal will be used by the regime to support terrorism. 

"We should expect that some portion of that money would go to the Iranian military and could potentially be used for the kinds of bad behavior that we have seen in the region up until now," Rice admitted on CNN.

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Hillary Has Already Spent Nearly $1 Million on Polling

7:42 PM, Jul 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton has already spent nearly one million dollars on polling. According to the Democratic presidential candidate's first Federal Election Commission disclosure report, the campaign has already spent $904,915.00 on polling.

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Hillary Attacks High-Frequency Traders but Has Fundraiser Planned With One

10:42 AM, Jul 13, 2015

Today, in an economic speech at the New School in Manhattan, Hillary Clinton spoke out against short-term traders.

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Hillary Attacks Bank that Paid Bill Clinton, Donated to Clinton Foundation

10:29 AM, Jul 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton attacked a bank that paid her husband, Bill Clinton, and donated to her family foundation at a speech on the economy today in New York City. The bank Clinton called out was HSBC.

Watch here:

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Taxpayers Cough Up $48K for Hotels for President Clinton's Paris Shopping Trip

7:14 AM, Jul 13, 2015

As he has for much of his post-presidency, Bill Clinton was on the road again in June, traveling to Europe at the end of the month for various conferences and other public appearances. After a few days in London, the president popped over to Paris for a day or two to shop at Hermès, a well-known luxury boutique. Such trips, however, do not come cheap. Hotel contracts for the president's Secret Service team for the Paris leg of the trip alone came to over $48,000.

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Lew: Keep Greece in Eurozone

4:42 PM, Jun 30, 2015

The crisis in Greece remains … a crisis.  After five years, during which time everyone who was paying attention said it was a crisis.  And, of course, the crisis went unresolved.

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