Liz | 10/31 at 05:36 PM
Can money buy an election? Hillary Clinton better hope so. Thanks to Director Comey’s bombshell announcement that the FBI is reopening the investigation into Clinton’s mishandling of classified information, a close race will almost surely tighten further. Hillary goes into the home stretch under pressure, with lagging enthusiasm and falling “favorables”, but with this to fall back on: piles of cash.
Liz | 10/19 at 05:41 PM
Hillary Clinton needs the GOP to keep control of the House of Representatives. Why? Because that is the only way she can avoid being crushed by the colliding demands of the progressives who have taken over her party and the bigwigs who have funneled tens of millions of dollars to her campaign. If elected president, she can spend the next four years blaming obstructionist House Republicans for everything she fails to do. In other words, look for Hillary to deliver on the central promise of her campaign: four more years of Obama.
Liz | 10/12 at 06:01 PM
“Nobody 2016” stickers are all the rage at Colorado State University – summing up what a lot of Americans – and especially young Americans—think about this election. Like it or not, millennials are receiving a crash course in ugly Politics101. Not only did their hero Bernie Sanders turn traitor by endorsing Hillary Clinton; they now know, thanks to Wikileaks, that Clinton colluded with officials of the Democratic Party to cheat and beat their man.
Worse yet, they are finding out that Clinton has sold them a bill of goods. More emails reveal that she isn’t on board the Sanders revolution, and never will be. As she has said to donors, away from microphones, “I occupy the center-left to the center-right.” From the same source, they now know that the media was complicit in undermining Bernie’s run, and is politically aligned. Most uncomfortable of all, the COO of Facebook, that millennial home-away-from-home, is in the tank for Hillary, too. Is nothing sacred, they must wonder?
Liz | 10/12 at 11:36 AM
Shame on the New York Times. Despite leaked emails revealing collusion with the Clinton campaign that should embarrass any legitimate news organization, the paper continues to carry water for the Democrat candidate.
Among other fictions, the Times frequently repeats the meme that Donald Trump is in cahoots with the Russians. Wednesday, in fact, the supposed collaboration between Trump and Vladimir Putin occupies prime turf as the paper’s lead editorial. It’s time to pull the plug on this nonsense.
The narrative that the Russians are trying to manipulate our election in favor of Mr. Trump has proved vital cover for the damaging emails released by Wikileaks that indeed show election manipulation – by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Liz | 10/05 at 10:28 PM
Hillary Clinton reportedly mused to State Department staffers about assassinating Julian Assange with a drone strike. Some people think she wasn’t kidding as they blithely refer to the Clinton “body count.”
Conspiracy theorists went into high gear when Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who had ties to the Clintons, was shot dead in Washington, D.C. on July 10. The homicide is being investigated as a robbery, though none of Rich’s valuables were taken. Some speculate that Rich may have leaked the DNC emails to WikiLeaks that exposed efforts to undermine Bernie Sanders.
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Rich was one of three individuals who could have embarrassed the Clintons who died this past summer under peculiar circumstances. Shawn Lucas, 38, a lawyer who had recently served the DNC with a summons alleging fraud on behalf of Sanders’ backers, was found dead in his home. So was former UN diplomat John Ashe, 61, who was set to testify against a Chinese businessman who allegedly had funneled money to the DNC through Bill Clinton and a third party in the 1990s, the so-called “Chinagate” scandal.
Coincidence? Tin-hat conspiracy theorists? Probably. But not to the millions of Americans who have come to suspect the worst of Hillary Clinton. Forget her disastrous economic ideas or unfounded assault on law enforcement or even her apparent pay-to-play activities with the Clinton Foundation while Secretary of State. The greatest danger of a Hillary Clinton presidency could well be this: further erosion of Americans’ trust in our government and our institutions.
Liz | 09/28 at 05:34 PM
NBC anchor Lester Holt did Hillary Clinton a big favor on Monday night when he brought up the “birther” issue, asking Donald Trump why it had taken so long for the GOP candidate to acknowledge Obama’s legitimacy. Most people have probably put the birther debate to bed and do not see it as central to the future of the nation. But, the question from the debate moderator allowed Hillary to again denounce Trump as racist and as disrespectful to our (popular) first African-American president.
Holt’s other questions about race gave her an opportunity to repeat her push for criminal justice reform and stricter oversight of our police. Since she is desperate to attract and motivate black voters, it was a win for her. Or was it?
Liz | 09/14 at 09:45 PM
Hillary Clinton has had a tough week, but here’s something she’s doing extremely well: raising enormous amounts of money. As of late August, Clinton had raised a total of $446.4 million (including through SuperPacs) compared to Donald Trump’s $137.3 million. That’s a prodigious advantage and one that could certainly make the difference in a tight race. You would think the media would be all over this story, but they’re not.
Maybe that’s because Clinton continues to rail about Big Money in politics, even as she rakes it in. Or maybe it’s because her giant cash advantage points up just how weak the candidate is. Even though Clinton has spent $349.6 million so far compared to Trump’s meager $96.7 million, the race is nearly even.
Liz | 08/31 at 09:58 PM
Donald Trump’s best chance shake up the race between now and Election Day is a masterful performance in the presidential debates. Hillary, according to The New York Times, is prepping like the solid, professional pol she is. Not so Donald Trump, who will be inclined to wing it for the first debate on September 26. That will work only if his attacks on Clinton are pointed and accurate. And, if he keeps his cool. Polls consistently show that Hillary is not likable and not trustworthy. The objective of the debates for Trump is to make sure more people end up sharing that opinion.
Liz | 08/24 at 07:46 PM
For the first five years of the Obama presidency, and for the first time since the office was instituted during the Eisenhower years, there was no Inspector General for the State Department. During Clinton’s stint, the White House failed to nominate someone to occupy that office. Instead, State Department oversight was led by an “acting” Inspector General, Harold Geisel.
That meant, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, that State was the only agency requiring a “presidentially appointed inspector general that had neither a confirmed nor nominated head watchdog” during that time. Five months after Hillary Clinton left her post, Obama nominated a permanent inspector general, who was confirmed three months later.
Was this purposeful? Did Obama conclude that State would be better off without someone paying too close attention? After all, arranging to have Huma Abedin, Hillary’s most senior aide, on the payroll of not only the State Department but also the Clinton Foundation and the family’s for-profit firm Teneo all at the same time, would surely have raised eyebrows. The blatant carelessness about maintaining and protecting communications – those pesky emails – might have been revealed. Maybe Hillary, just like any other State employee, would have been required to sign an exit form declaring that she had surrendered all official records before leaving. Instead, there is no such form in her personnel file. And that was just the beginning.
Liz | 08/10 at 06:28 PM
Through their economic policy speeches this week, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will lay out two very different portraits of America. One America celebrates enterprise and emboldens the individual. In that United States, innovation is welcome and American advantages – including cheap energy – are protected and exploited. That America gives its workers every tool to battle foreign competition including an excellent education and guarantees opportunity. Most important, perhaps, that nation expects its government to get its priorities straight – and to put America first.