Hillary Clinton has only been running for president for large portions of the last two decades, so it makes sense that her campaign is still trying to come up with a rationale for her (second) candidacy “beyond personal ambition.”
Last week, President Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan announced that he was leaving at the end of the year. Far less attention has been paid to the string of other high-profile resignations that have rocked the administration since September 22, when Bloomberg reported that John Allen, the retired general Obama hand-picked to lead the U.S. war effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, was stepping down.
Hillary Clinton on Monday had some harsh words for President Obama’s record on gun control:
If Congress refuses to act to end this epidemic of gun violence, I’ll take administrative action to do so. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 5, 2015
Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines repeatedly lied about using a personal email address to communicate with reporters, records show. Emails uncovered after Gawker successfully sued the State Department show that Reines regularly corresponded with reporters using a personal Gmail address, despite previously dismissing the suggestion as a “cockamamie theory,” saying his personal email account “is about the last place I want to be emailing reporters or conducting work.”
There are some glass ceiling Hillary Clinton has no interest in cracking. Asked during a town hall event in New Hampshire on Monday whether she would ever consider accepting the position of first female vice president, Hillary suggested that she was only interesting in making history if she gets to be president. “Hypothetically speaking, no,” she said in response the VP question.
American Apparel filed for bankruptcy on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported. The clothing maker was the subject of some controversy, primarily related to the lewd behavior of it former CEO Dov Charney. American Apparel had also been producing campaign merchandise for Donald Trump, a self-described “winner” with considerable experience going bankrupt.
President Obama slammed Hillary Clinton and other critics of his Syria policy on Friday for “offering up half-baked ideas as if they are solutions.” On Thursday, Clinton broke with the White House policy of expressing concern about the situation in Syria by calling for a “no-fly zone” after Russia launched a series of airstrikes in the region and warned the United States to vacate Syrian airspace.
Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak Friday at Democratic Party-sponsored event named after prominent slaveholder Thomas Jefferson and genocide advocate Andrew Jackson. The controversial Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner will take place in Charleston West Virginia, a state where President Obama almost lost the 2012 nomination to Keith Judd, a convicted felon and 2012 Free Beacon Man of the Year.
President Obama has been meeting with celebrities to discuss his vision for a post-presidential legacy. On Thursday, we got a glimpse of what that vision might entail.
Elizabeth Warren has cemented herself as the most powerful woman in the Democratic Party after forcing a “non-resident scholar” at the left-leaning Brookings Institution to resign in disgrace.