Politics

Chasing Hillary

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Artist: Gary Locke

Among Democrats who hope Hillary Clinton doesn’t run—and their number is larger than one might think—the complaints are familiar. Age and stamina are the obvious considerations. “Look at Obama’s hair color, just like George Bush’s,” says a prominent Washington insider. “Somebody who’s seventy shouldn’t be president. And I think that’s going to be an interesting issue against her, but who in the Democratic Party is going to have the guts to take on that machine?” A former Clinton campaign adviser is equally blunt. “This is gonna sound superficial”—which is an understatement—“but men do age better than women,” he says. “At seventy she’s not gonna be—it’s not gonna be great.”

Harry Reid Rocks Mad Bling

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Elderly millionaire Harry Reid thinks about money and smiles. (AP)

Senate Majority Harry Reid (D., Nev.) knows a thing or two about making money. He has amassed a sizable fortune since getting elected to Congress in the 1980s, although it’s hard to say how he’s gotten so rich over the years.

Reid refuses to release his tax returns—but we do know that he has been on the winning end of a number of suspicious land deals in his home state.

Last month, Reid sold his home in Searchlight, Nevada to a gold-mining company for $1.75 million. Not bad. Maybe that explains this blinging watch and ring combo:

Michigan Dem Profits Off of Outsourcing

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Gary Peters

Michigan Democrat Gary Peters is profiting off of offshore tax havens even as he decries outsourcing.

Peters, who is seeking to succeed longtime Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, has voted multiple times to punish companies that outsource jobs from the United States. However, Peters’ financial disclosure revealed that he has invested a substantial amount of money into one company that has seen its stock skyrocket as a result of outsourcing.