Behold: The Clinton Empire

Look on their works, ye mighty, and despair
They're not in the politics business. They're in the empire business.  (AP)

This is what a global political empire looks like.

The Washington Examiner reports that Bill Clinton earned $48 million—from speeches and consulting deals—during his wife’s tenure as Secretary of State. A number of those speeches were funded by powerful business and political entities with a clear interest in influencing U.S. policy, yet the State Department did not object to any of them, despite policies intended to prevent ”potential or actual conflicts of interest.”

For example, the Examiner investigation found that Clinton made more than $2 million for a total of eight speeches in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. Much of the funding for the speeches came from wealthy investors with close ties to the governments in those countries.

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Know How Wealthy She Is

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Hillary Clinton doesn’t know exactly how wealthy she is, apparently. In an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos, here’s what the elderly public speaker said when asked if she knew her net worth: “Uh, you know, within a range, yeah. I mean, we have two very nice houses, which we’re very proud, and not selling any time soon.”

Clinton eventually conceded that her net worth was in the “millions.” She has earned at least $12 million since quitting her job as Secretary of State. Financing the purchase of those two houses was one of the reasons the Clintons “struggled” to make ends meet after leaving the White House, according to Hillary.

Hillary Flip Flops, Toes Party Line on Border Crisis

At odds with public opinion
Old millionaire (pictured) struggles with consistency.

Hillary Clinton is finally toeing the Democratic Party line with respect to the immigration crisis on the southern border. In an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday, Clinton sided with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), who opposes any changes to a 2008 anti-trafficking law that would make it easier to process—and, if necessary, deport—the tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children who have crossed the border in recent months.

“No, I don’t agree that we should change the law,” Clinton said. “That’s why I’m advocating an appropriate procedure, well-funded by the Congress, which they are resisting doing, so that we can make individual decisions.”

In fact, Congress has tried to take action. One proposal from Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) and Representative Henry Cuellar (D., Texas) has attracted bipartisan support, but Reid and other Democrats oppose it because it would make changes to the 2008 law. And apparently, Clinton shares this position. The American people, on the other hand, overwhelmingly favor reforms to the 2008 law in order to address the border crisis and facilitate the deportation process.

MSNBC Panel Bullish on Democrats’ Chances in 2014

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A crucial New York Times analysis predicts that Republicans now have a 60 percent chance of controlling the Senate next year, with the most likely outcome being a 51-49 seat split following the midterm elections in November. Republican candidates have slight leads in swing states such as Michigan, Louisiana, Iowa, North Carolina, and are within striking distance in Alaska and Colorado.

MSNBC’s all-star panel of political experts, however, is far more optimistic about the Democratic Party’s chances. On “The Daily Rundown” this morning, host Chuck Todd discussed the midterm elections with the Washington Post’s Dan Balz, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, and Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg Political Report. And while they didn’t really make any predictions, they all seemed to think that Democrats were fairly well positioned compared to their GOP opponents.

BREAKING: Sight-Impaired Millionaire Still Not Cleared to Drive

Hillary Clinton flees baby-talking event in five-car motorcade
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New video evidence suggests that elderly homeowner Hillary Clinton has still not been clear to operate a motor vehicle following her scary fall in December 2012. The following clip was taken as the former child rapist defender was leaving a Clinton Foundation event in Oakland, California:

More Bad News for Hillary

Voters not convinced that wealthy homeowner can feel their pain
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A new poll from The Economist/YouGov does not look good for elderly homeowner Hillary Clinton, a potential challenger to Joe Biden in the 2016 Democratic primary.

Her favorability rating continues to slide. According to the poll, 46 percent of American view Clinton favorably, compared to 45 percent who view her unfavorably.