First on CNN: National Republicans say Hillary Clinton is next Obama, not husband
June 27th, 2014
07:29 AM ET
3 weeks ago

First on CNN: National Republicans say Hillary Clinton is next Obama, not husband

Washington (CNN) - Barack Obama's third term.

That is what the Republican National Committee wants Americans to think when they consider the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, and that’s the main point in a Web ad to be released Friday by the group.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • President Obama • RNC
Hillary Clinton plants herself firmly with White House on Iraq
June 13th, 2014
12:41 PM ET
1 month ago

Hillary Clinton plants herself firmly with White House on Iraq

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton has firmly planted herself with the White House and those who say the United States should not provide military assistance – particularly airstrikes – to the Iraqi government in response to the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other militants.

In both lengthy remarks at a George Washington University book event and an interview with the BBC on Friday, Clinton blasted Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the current state of Iraq that, she argued, allowed radical Islamist militants to surge through the country and threaten the capital Baghdad.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iraq
From Park Ridge to Washington: The youth minister who mentored Hillary Clinton
April 25th, 2014
09:20 AM ET
3 months ago

From Park Ridge to Washington: The youth minister who mentored Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - In the spring of 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most controversial men in America. One night in Chicago's Orchestra Hall after delivering a stirring speech on civil rights and the future of America, he shook hands with a standout 15-year-old with conservative parents, Hillary Rodham.

More than 50 years later, the moment still resonates profoundly with Clinton, who has had an illustrious political career and could again seek to make history as the first woman president.

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Filed under: Faith • Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton knocks Supreme Court's campaign finance decisions
April 9th, 2014
03:56 AM ET
3 months ago

Hillary Clinton knocks Supreme Court's campaign finance decisions

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized the Supreme Court's view of campaign finance at a Tuesday event, telling an audience in Portland, Oregon, that the judicial body's ruling will limit the number of people involved in the political process.

"With the rate the Supreme Court is going, there will only be three or four people in the whole country that have to finance our entire political system by the time they are done," Clinton said during the question and answer portion of an appearance at The World Affairs Council of Oregon.

Last week, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 ruling to allow more private money in electoral politics by removing a limit on the total number of candidates one can donate to in one election season.

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Filed under: 2016 • Democrats • Hillary Clinton • Politics • Russia • Supreme Court • Vladimir Putin
Incumbent Mayor Vince Gray concedes defeat in Democratic primary
April 1st, 2014
03:53 PM ET
4 months ago

Incumbent Mayor Vince Gray concedes defeat in Democratic primary

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Washington, D.C. Mayor Vince Gray will not win a second term in office.

The mayor, who has been dogged by ethics questions since his first campaign in 2010, conceded defeat early Wednesday morning to D.C. council member Muriel Bowser in the district's Democratic primary. And shortly after Gray's remarks, Bowser claimed victory in the primary contest.

According to the District of Columbia Board of Elections, Bowser captured 44% of the vote, compared to Gray's 33% with 127 out of 143 precincts reporting.

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Filed under: Democratic Party • Democrats • Political • political speech • Politics • Vincent Gray • Washington D.C.
In Vancouver, Clinton declines to comment on Keystone pipeline
March 6th, 2014
02:12 AM ET
5 months ago

In Vancouver, Clinton declines to comment on Keystone pipeline

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declined to comment on the ongoing debate over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline at an event Wednesday night in Vancouver.

According to multiple people in the room for Clinton’s speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Circle, the former first lady was asked by Frank McKenna, former Canadian ambassador to the United States and the deputy chairman of TD Bank Group, about her opinion of the prospective pipeline project.

“She was asked to comment on both the climate change legislation in Canada and then it was tied to another question on Keystone,” said Iain Black, the president and CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. “She immediately differed to answer the question on Keystone.”

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Documents reveal details in probe of former Walker aides
February 19th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
5 months ago

Documents reveal details in probe of former Walker aides

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Updated 8:05 p.m. ET, 2/19/2014

(CNN) – When Scott Walker was running for governor of Wisconsin in 2010, the then-Milwaukee County Executive ordered his staff to hold a daily conference call with his political campaign, according to newly released documents Wednesday.

The coordination would be considered illegal under Wisconsin law, as county officials are not allowed to conduct political business on the county's dime.
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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Hillary Clinton as a kindergarten teacher?
February 12th, 2014
10:21 AM ET
5 months ago

Hillary Clinton as a kindergarten teacher?

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Fayetteville, Arkansas (CNN) - Hillary Clinton, a woman who's held two of the highest offices in U.S. government, may have originally wanted to become a kindergarten teacher after her eight years as first lady.

The revelation was found in the copious notes and diary of Diane Blair, a close friend and confident to the former first lady.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
February 12th, 2014
08:26 AM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN–Confidant’s diary: Clinton wanted to keep records for ‘revenge'

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Fayetteville, Arkansas (CNN) - Shortly before Hillary Clinton’s effort to pass health care reform died in the summer of 1994, the first lady asked a close friend and confidant for advice on “how best to preserve her general memories of the administration and of health care in particular.”

When asked why, according to the friend’s June 20, 1994, diary entry, Clinton said, “Revenge.”

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
October 17th, 2013
07:46 AM ET
5 months ago

Republican shutdown pain may boost Dems in 2014

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Washington (CNN) - Long before the ink had dried on the Senate deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, the writing was already on the wall for the Republican Party: The last three weeks have hurt them.

They have borne the brunt of the blame for shutting down the government, and polls show that a large majority of Americans disapprove of the way the Congressional GOP has handled the fight over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Government Shutdown