THE BIGGER THEY ARE

Column: Hillary Falls to Earth
Hillary Clinton / AP

Hillary Clinton may end up deciding she wants to spend the 935 days until election 2016 making corporate speeches and spoiling her grandchild. Recent events have exposed weaknesses in Clinton’s supposedly impregnable armor, gaps through which a Democratic or Republican challenger could damage, perhaps even defeat her. The bad headlines to which she has been subjected are enough to make anyone—anyone who isn’t a Clinton—think twice about running for president.

Roadblock to Health Care Reform

Analysis: 2009 GOP health care proposal illustrates the challenges in unifying Republicans
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Despite the Obama administration’s declaration of victory in the Obamacare Wars, Republicans still vehemently oppose the law. House Republicans have voted to repeal the law scores of times, top Republican leaders are calling the law a “disaster” and a “catastrophic failure,” and Republicans are expected to campaign heavily on the law’s flaws in this fall’s midterm elections.

The Power of Steyer

U.S. extends Keystone XL comment period, delaying final decision
Construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline in Texas / AP

(Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Friday it would extend the period of time for federal agencies to weigh in on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, giving no new deadline.

The move, which likely delays a final decision beyond November mid-term elections, angered Republican and some Democrat lawmakers who have urged President Barack Obama to make the final decision on TransCanada’s project after more than five years of government reviews.

Rand Paul: Nuclear Iran Not a Threat to U.S., Israel

Endorsed Bilderberg conspiracy theories before winning Senate seat
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Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) denied that a nuclear Iran would pose a national security threat to the United States or Israel in a 2007 radio interview with talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.