Recent Posts

Looking to Harry Truman to Understand Hillary Clinton

Hillary as Harry

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been attached by an invisible cord to Bill Clinton’s presidency. At times, the connection has weighed her down; at other times, it has propelled her forward. The parallel makes sense for all the obvious reasons (marriage, shared ideology, Hillary’s active participation in Bill’s political life, etc.). …

Read More »

Hillary Clinton to blast Donald Trump’s gun proposals at Florida gathering

clinton-trump-701x526

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is primed to attack Donald Trump’s proposals on firearms as dangerous ideas for America’s children just one day after the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee addressed the National Rifle Association’s convention and earned the group’s endorsement. Clinton, who has positioned herself as a staunch advocate on gun …

Read More »

Clinton campaign chairman: Trump sounds ‘unhinged at times’

podesta john

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign took a swipe at Donald Trump’s foreign policy positions on Friday, saying the presumptive GOP nominee sounds “unhinged at times.” “Every time Donald Trump opens his mouth, he makes it even more clear that he doesn’t have the qualifications or the temperament or to be our …

Read More »

SANDERS CAMPAIGN DOWN TO LESS THAN $6 MILLION IN CASH

Supporters cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a rally on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ campaign had less than $6 million at the start of May, a critical cash shortage as he makes an admittedly tough final play to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Sanders’ rival had five times as much money, according to new Federal Election …

Read More »

Poll: Clinton leads Sanders by 14 in NJ

Sanders and Clinton

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton leads rival Bernie Sanders by 14 points in New Jersey, a poll released Thursday found. And both Democrats have an edge in the Garden State over presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Clinton takes 54 percent support among likely …

Read More »

Obama to Help Clinton Make Case Against Trump

Obama commencement

President Obama is weeks away from diving headlong into the anti-Donald Trump campaign in an effort to support Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, and to warn voters of risks to America’s economy, national security, and communities if Trump is elected. Obama has said flatly that Trump will not succeed …

Read More »

DEMOCRATS PRESSURE SANDERS AS RIFT THREATENS PARTY

In a Saturday, May 14, 2016 photo, supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders react during the Nevada State Democratic Party’s 2016 State Convention at the Paris hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The Nevada Democratic Convention turned into an unruly and unpredictable event, after tension with organizers led to some Bernie Sanders supporters throwing chairs and to security clearing the room, organizers said. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LAS VEGAS SUN OUT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months when the story of the 2016 presidential campaign focused on divided Republicans, Democrats are now showcasing divisions in their ranks. Simmering tensions between Bernie Sanders backers and other Democrats, including party leaders, burst into the open following an ugly fracas at the Nevada Democratic Party …

Read More »

Clinton fewer than 100 delegates from nomination

Clinton and Sanders 2

Tuesday’s primary contests put Hillary Clinton fewer than 100 delegates short of clinching the nomination. Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) split the two states — Clinton narrowly won in Kentucky, while Sanders won big in Oregon. But for the night, Sanders fell short of the blowout margins he needs …

Read More »

Ex-Trump employee: ‘He thinks he’s going to be king’

Trump ranting

The former head of construction at Trump Tower in New York said Monday she couldn’t believe presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to be president. “I couldn’t imagine him ever doing a job where he would be beholden not to one person but 300 million,” Barbara Res said in …

Read More »

Vermont college once run by Bernie Sanders’ wife slated to close

Sander's wife

Politico ~ The small, private college in Vermont that was run by Bernie Sanders’ wife for seven years is closing amid financial and accrediting problems, according to multiple news reports. Burlington College, which Jane Sanders ran from 2004 to 2011, will close its academic programs on May 27, The Burlington …

Read More »

Clinton: I’d put Bill ‘in charge of revitalizing the economy’

Bill and Hillary

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is beginning to hint at what role her husband, former President Bill Clinton, could have in her administration if elected president. At a campaign stop in Fort Mitchell, Ky., Clinton said her husband would be “in charge of reitalizing the economy.” Clinton often boasts about her …

Read More »