Possible Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland, passed up an opportunity to defend his rival, Hillary Clinton, from growing criticism about her exclusive use of a private email system while she served as secretary of state. The moment came for O'Malley in an interview with a New Hampshire TV station, WMUR.
"One thing [O'Malley] was not in New Hampshire to talk about, his possible primary challenger, Hillary Clinton. Or the recent controversy regarding her private email account," said the local reporter.
"She's perfectly capable of defending herself and her record," O'Malley says in the interview.
The reporter responds, "You say she's capable of defending herself, do you think she should be?"
"Look, I'll leave that to her," said O'Malley, offering Hillary Clinton no lifeline. Then he raised the specter of the law. "I'm not versed on what the federal rules are on emails."
First Lady Michelle Obama's social security number and credit report have been leaked online, the Associated Press reports.
"First lady Michelle Obama is the latest public figure to have her Social Security number and credit report leaked online by a website posting private data on celebrities and government officials," reports the AP.
At 10:12 p.m. last night, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle returned to the White House after a long day of inaugural festivities. Twenty minutes later, aides to the president relieved the on-duty pool reporter, who was sent home as the president would no longer be leaving the White House or appearing publicly.
But was there a party going on there, a private bash to celebrate Obama's Second Inaugural? It seems like it. San Antonio mayor Julián Castro tweeted this picture of himself and his twin brother Joaquin: