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Carville Raising Money for Pro-Hillary Super PAC

He's the first of the family's 'inner circle' to do so

(Newser) - Count James Carville among those who really want Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. He's supporting Ready for Hillary PAC, a super PAC whose mission is to get Clinton into the race, the Washington Post reports. In an email Carville is sending today, he will ask other... More »

Hillary Clinton's New Site Feeds 2016 Buzz

'Not the kind of things you do if you want to fade into the night,' says strategist

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's got a new website, and it looks pretty presidential. Right now, it features only a contact button and a striking photo of the former secretary of state. But political analysts say the site—along with a mass email sent yesterday by Bill and Chelsea Clinton—keeps the... More »

Think Hillary Is a 2016 Shoo-In? Not So Fast

Joan Walsh: 2016 would be an election, 'not a coronation'

(Newser) - Democrats are fawning all over Hillary Clinton, and right now many seem to think that if she decides to run for president in 2016, her election would be inevitable. Joan Walsh is a big Hillary fan, but she reminds her fellow supporters in Salon today: Clinton would "be facing... More »

Woodward: Clinton May Move to VP

It's 'on the table' he tells John King

(Newser) - Rumors have been swirling around the Beltway that Hillary Clinton might replace Joe Biden on the 2012 ticket, and Bob Woodward gave them a little stir last night on CNN . Asked by John King if he thought Clinton would step in, Woodward readily replied, “It’s on the table.... More »

Democrats Need PUMAs Back

Linda Hirshman: White women aren't excited about midterms

(Newser) - White women aren’t particularly excited about the 2010 midterms. In a recent Gallup poll, a paltry 27% of them expressed excitement about the upcoming election. Gallup’s explanation for this was simple: Men are more likely to be Republican, and Republicans are more enthusiastic this year. But Linda Hirshman... More »

Clinton Rents Campaign Mail List to Pay Debt

Renter in chief? Bill, as Hillary races to raise cash before State gig

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's campaign has hit on a novel way of repaying its debt, ABC News reports.  The campaign is renting out the vast list of email addresses compiled during the course of Clinton's failed presidential bid. Among the customers for the list, believed to be 5 million names strong,... More »

Is Palin a Woman's Woman?

Women divided over conservative female veep pick's stand on women's issues

(Newser) - John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate is drawing a mixed reaction from the female swing voters his campaign is desperate to woo, reports the New York Times. Some conservative women who have been lukewarm about a McCain presidency are energized by the pick, whereas many... More »

Battle Is On for the Female Vote

McCain's veep choice could draw some vital votes away from the all-male ticket

(Newser) - The GOP is betting that John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate will put 18 million dents in the Democrats' White House hopes, the Washington Post writes. The party hopes the choice will woo disaffected Hillary Clinton voters, while many Democrats dismiss it as pure political pandering.... More »

Palin Is Risky Gamble for McCain

Alaska gov. helps with women, conservatives, but lacks experience

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is an unconventional vice presidential pick for John McCain, the Wall Street Journal notes. Her selection seems like the latest ploy to lure Hillary Clinton supporters to the Republican ticket, while simultaneously appeasing McCain’s conservative base and burnishing his reformer credentials. But Palin also lacks experience, undermining... More »

Hillary's Faithful Unswayed by Speech

Hardcore base won't support Obama

(Newser) - Many Hillary Clinton supporters still won't vote for Obama despite her calls for unity last night at the Democratic Convention, the Washington Post reports. "Even if she can move on easily, that's not as easy for everybody else," said one Clinton supporter. Dissatisfied loyalists set up a Clinton... More »

Hillary Left Too Much Unsaid

Speech plays with pundits, but what about the pumas?

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton’s speech last night is getting rave reviews from the pundits, but she left too many key points unaddressed to get her most stubborn supporters on the Obama bandwagon, writes Michael Tomasky in the Guardian. The Dems' also-ran, in her critical pitch for party unity, failed to extol... More »

Clinton Never Was in Running for Veep Slot

Already-strained relationship exploited by McCain ad

(Newser) - In a meeting soon after Hillary Clinton conceded the nomination, Barack Obama told her he probably wouldn’t select her for the VP slot, sources close to the conversation told the Washington Post. She had requested that he not put her through a charade of vetting if she wasn't a... More »

Hillary Can Only Lose Tonight—but She Knows How to Lose

Clinton takes on 'thankless' job of uniting party

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's mission in Denver tonight is both painful and fraught with peril, Marie Cocco writes in the Washington Post. As “cheerleader in chief" who may want to pursue another run herself, she can't really win—surely she'll be criticized for being either too methodical or too exuberant, and... More »

Deal Would Give Clinton Some Convention Props

Hillary would end voting for her with call to back Obama unanimously

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are close to a deal to allow symbolic voting during Wednesday’s Democratic roll call, the AP reports, which Clinton herself might stop by asking for unanimous backing for Obama from the convention floor. While Clinton says she plans to vote for Obama, she wouldn’... More »

Obama-Clinton Tension Runs High in Denver

Neither side is feeling the love as convention kicks off

(Newser) - Months after Hillary Clinton announced her support for Barack Obama, tensions between the two camps have flared again, Politico reports, and behind-the-scenes sniping in Denver is intense. Bill Clinton is unhappy with his speech assignment—Wednesday night's theme, securing America's future, leaves him little room to revisit the successes of... More »

Hillary Plans Own Rally in Show of Strength

Clinton will gather her delegates before releasing them to Obama

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton plans a demonstration of her political strength at the Democratic Convention by gathering her own delegates—and supporters—at a separate venue before formally releasing them to vote for Barack Obama. The Wednesday reception-rally at another convention center is viewed as part of Clinton's strategy for a potential... More »

Denver Gears Up for Democratic Convention

City has enlisted 25,000 volunteers, raised millions for DNC

(Newser) - The Democratic convention is ready to roll in Denver tomorrow despite a few hiccups, like the 1,500 anti-war marchers who gathered outside the Pepsi Center today, the Denver Post reports. But the "Recreate 68" protesters dispersed when asked by police, returning the spotlight to the Democrats' mega-plan—which... More »

Clinton Fans Say Her Support for Obama Tepid

Her Florida speech seems lackluster, worrying partisans

(Newser) - Yesterday Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Florida, site of her uncontested primary victory, and urged Democrats to vote for Barack Obama in November. But as the New York Times reports, many at the rally found her support for the presumptive nominee lukewarm at best. In a room full of... More »

McCain Pulls Even with Obama in Ohio: Poll

McCain gains ground on divided Democrats

(Newser) - John McCain has caught up to Barack Obama in Ohio, a possible indication that staunch Hillary Clinton supporters have neither forgiven nor forgotten, the Hill reports. Obama led in the crucial swing state in June and July, but a new poll shows him and McCain tied at 45%. Almost 90%... More »

Rangel Denied Chance to Speak in Denver

Clinton ally sees it as snub

(Newser) - Charles Rangel won’t be speaking at the Democratic National Convention, Politico reports. Representatives made a pitch for an address by the House Ways and Means Chairman, but the Obama campaign told them that Rangel’s early support for Hillary Clinton had given him low priority—even though the congressman... More »

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