Why Hillary Clinton’s Massive Public Speaking Fortune Matters

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Hillary Clinton has raked in at least $12 million since quitting her job at the State Department last year, Bloomberg reported on Monday, noting that Clinton’s “windfall” was “at odds with her party’s call to shrink the gap between the rich and the poor.”

This did not sit well with Hillary’s fans, who really hate it when you mention her and Mitt Romney in the same sentence:

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Earnest: ‘You Don’t Need Fancy Legal Degree To Understand What Congress Intended’

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In response to the devastating ruling striking down Obamacare subsidies in states which opted out of exchanges, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, “You don’t need a fancy legal degree to understand that Congress intended for every eligible American to have access to tax credits that would lower their healthcare costs, regardless of whether it was state officials or federal officials who were running the marketplace.”

Has Mr. Earnest been reading Robert Bork or Antonin Scalia in his free time? Dude sounds like a Born Again Originalist.

Imagine if Mr. Earnest or his boss used the “You don’t need a fancy legal degree to understand the intent of Congress” rule to other controversial subjects of our time?

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Johnny Manziel Will Be the Browns Starter for Week One

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Week One Starter, Book It/AP

It’s not everyday you see a NFL head coach set a deadline for himself to make decisions, especially on who’s going to quarterback his team. But Browns rookie head coach Mike Pettine set the third game of the preseason as his deadline to decide whether he’s rolling with six-year vet Brian Hoyer or rookie Johnny Manziel for the 2014 season.

Maybe Pettine is hoping Manziel’s offseason performance will translate to training camp.

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Vox: Black, Gay Community Leader Is ‘Socially Deviant’

Social deviant? Or community leader?

Social deviant? Or community leader?

Matthew Yglesias responded to my teasing* by a.) admitting that I was totally right, and then b.) writing that despite the fact that I was totally right, it actually proves his point. In other words, it’s just another day at VOX DOT COM.

Rather than getting into a long thing about anti-heroes and villainy and how they’re not at all the same, I want to drill down into a rather shocking moment in Yglesias’ piece. Specifically, his snide dismissal of True Blood‘s Lafayette as a “drug dealer” and someone who is engaged in “socially deviant” behavior. Lafayette, who happens to be gay, is best thought of as the heart and soul of True Blood—the African-American cook who provides advice in times of sorrow and throws parties when the town needs a pick-me-up. Here, for instance, is Vulture‘s Jennifer Vineyard description of the character:

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Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

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My must read of the day is “Obama Needs Larger Goal Than Securing Ukraine Crash Site,” in the Wall Street Journal.

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British Glamour Smoke Profits From Suckers

Lucy Harrold Instagram

Lucy Harrold Instagram

Lucy Harrold is circulating around the bro blogoshphere today because, despite being photogenic and a heavy spender, poor Lucy just can’t find herself a “boyfriend.”

It’d probably help to not wear a wedding veil on Instagram. That belongs on a Pintrest board. Marriage is the last thing a single feller looking at your Instagram has on his mind.

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Hillary Clinton Has Made $12 Million Since Leaving the State Department

She is the 0.01 percent
Elderly homeowner Hillary Clinton holds an hour's worth of wages. (AP)

Elderly homeowner Hillary Clinton holds an hour's worth of wages. (AP)

Hillary Clinton has “earned” at least $12 million since quitting her job as Secretary of State, Bloomberg reports. Sources of income include her underperforming memoir, along with paid appearances at corporate gatherings (e.g. Goldman Sachs) and six-figure speeches at public universities.

Clinton, who owns at least two homes and hasn’t driven a car in decades, is trying to present herself as a champion of hardworking Americans. Bloomberg notes that while Hillary’s so-called earnings “represent a fraction of the Clinton family’s total income,” they were ample enough to place her “in the top one-hundredth of the 1 percent.” She is the 0.01 percent, and she’s very concerned about income inequality.

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‘No,’ Matt. The Answer Is ‘No.’

Roger Sterling smoking

Shot:

Chaser:

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Spreadsheet Detailing Husband’s Failed Attempts To Bed Wife Goes Viral

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In the latest commentary on our TMI social media generation, a man’s detailed spreadsheet chronicling his wife’s constant refusal to make love with him (along with the reasons given) have made it to the Internet and caused a sensation.

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