It’s been an eventful year, folks. We’ve already recognized Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge as Couple of the Year for their efforts to destroy the dangerous myth that, in America, massive unearned wealth always translates into success. And be sure to stay tuned as we announce the winners of the Free Beacon’s 2014 Man of the Year awards.
Until then, we have no choice but to single out an individual who repeatedly failed to live up to expectations in 2014. The Free Beacon award for Underachiever of the Year goes to: Hillary Clinton (public speaker).
Left-wing television personality and failed politician Stephen Colbert aired his final show on Thursday. Unemployed millennials and members of the media were hardest hit. Salon called the finale “pitch perfect … a hilarious moving coda.” Reporters at the New York Times made a video in which they gushed groveling gushy gush about the cultural significance of Stephen …
Celebrity homeowner Hillary Clinton is a terrible politician, a Free Beacon analysis has found. This is one of many reasons why some observers have concluded she will never be president.
The infamous People issue featuring Hillary Clinton was total flop, according to data. The cover created some controversy. For example, some argued it was a subtle attempt by People to portray Clinton as elderly and differently-abled by creating the impression that she was using an old person’s walker. Efforts to deny the walker claim only served to raise further questions. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus investigated the matter.
Elizabeth Warren is generating a lot of buzz about a possible presidential run in 2016. She is the candidate liberals have been pining for since Barack Obama abandoned them. Here are five reasons why Warren should run.
Despite her best efforts and most passionate gesticulations, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) failed to shut down the government on Thursday, thus proving her political clout is vastly inferior to that of GOP colleague Ted Cruz. Warren had urged House Democrats to block a controversial spending package, which included a provision to roll back a portion of …
Elizabeth Warren is doing her best Ted Cruz impression this week as she attempts to scuttle a bipartisan budget agreement. She is trying to remove a provision—supported by both parties—that would roll back certain regulations imposed as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. President Obama, meanwhile, has urged Congress to pass the budget agreement as is.
Warren has taken particular aim at Citigroup, which she accuses of authoring the provision, and seems to be positioning herself to shutdown the government:
The liberal base of the Democratic Party is ready for Elizabeth Warren. They have concluded, somewhat radically, that the Democratic platform should consist of something more than a firm believe in the freedom of politically connected individuals to earn millions of dollars by giving speeches to Wall Street firms and special interest groups. If Joe Biden stays out of the race, Warren would be the undisputed frontrunner for the nomination.
Part of Warren’s appeal is the intense passion she brings to politics. For example, here are 13 examples of Warren pointing at something passionately.