Obama Picks Clinton Lawyer for White House Counsel

Attorney represented Clinton administration during investigation into Marc Rich
Neil Eggleston / AP

President Barack Obama is naming a Washington lawyer who represented a Clinton administration official tied with a fugitive financier who did business with Iran during the hostage crisis, according to the New York Times.

IRS Revokes Tax-Exempt Status of Conservative Group

Org highlighted columns critical of Hillary, Kerry
AP

The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exemption for a conservative charity, saying the group’s criticism of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry violated rules against political activity.

This New York Times Hit Piece on Jeb Bush is Ridiculous

AP

Today’s New York Times has a front-page hit piece on Jeb Bush, the reasonable, moderate, why-can’t-all-GOP-pols-be-more-like-him Republican who nevertheless must be destroyed lest he derail the historic ambitions of Hillary Clinton. It is ridiculous.

THE BIGGER THEY ARE

Column: Hillary Falls to Earth
Hillary Clinton / AP

Hillary Clinton may end up deciding she wants to spend the 935 days until election 2016 making corporate speeches and spoiling her grandchild. Recent events have exposed weaknesses in Clinton’s supposedly impregnable armor, gaps through which a Democratic or Republican challenger could damage, perhaps even defeat her. The bad headlines to which she has been subjected are enough to make anyone—anyone who isn’t a Clinton—think twice about running for president.