Chasing Hillary

Book: Biden, O’Malley, Schweitzer, Klobuchar, Emanuel, Cuomo, and Warren preparing to run if Hillary Clinton bows out
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.”

White House Sued Over Possible Hatch Act Violations

Judicial Watch seeking records on Rahm Emanuel, Jim Messina investigations
AP

A watchdog group is suing the Obama administration for records on an investigation into possible Hatch Act violations by former White House staff members Rahm Emanuel and Jim Messina.

Taxpayer-Supported Bad Basketball

BYAAAHHHH!!! (AP)

I wouldn’t have as much of an issue with Rahmbo spending taxpayer money on a basketball stadium if he had the sense to direct the money to a program that, you know, actually won games.

Gutting Pensions to Spite Guns

Chicago hurting pensions to prove political point
AP

Several of the nation’s most imperiled pension funds have cut off investments to profitable weapons manufacturers in the midst of the controversial gun control debate.

Cruz to Rahm: Don’t mess with Texas

Senator invites banks, gun companies to leave Chicago, flee Rahm’s gun-control crusade
AP

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has a message for firearms manufacturers and banks under attack from Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Texas welcomes you.