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.
Hillary Clinton really doesn’t want Joe Biden to run, mostly because he’s more authentic, likable, funny, popular, experienced, engaging, off-the-cuff, and human than she is. But she’s not allowed to come out and say this explicitly. Instead, her allies are working behind the scenes to make sure Biden gets the message: “Nice legacy ya got there, would be a shame if something were to happen to it.” The New York Times reports:
Huma Abedin is the most loyal of Clinton loyalists who weren’t barred from holding a job in the Obama administration (See: Sidney Blumenthal). Abiden, who is often referred to as Hillary’s “shadow,” has been at her boss’ side since the mid-1990s, when she joined the Clinton White House as an intern (no, seriously). Now she is caught up in the growing scandal over Hillary unconventional use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton are very rich, raking in some $25 million in 2014. They own multiple mansions. They vacation in style. They make 4-5 times the median annual income for giving one speech to a room full of Wall Street executives and/or brutal dictators. Since they left the White House “dead broke” in 2001, they’ve pocketed more than $200 million. But at least some of that massive haul is unaccounted for in their annual financial disclosure, raising some interesting questions, such as, “Where is it?”