Clinton 2016

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Leaked Email: Clinton Looked to Tech World During VP Search

Bill Gates, Tim Cook, others among those considered

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have picked America's dad Tim Kaine as her running mate, but in an alternate universe her veep was one of America's tech giants. A leaked email sent by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and released by WikiLeaks Tuesday names Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Apple... More »

Giuliani: Sorry About False Clinton 9/11 Claim

Clinton never actually claimed to be in New York on 9/11

(Newser) - While campaigning for Donald Trump on Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani let loose on something he thought he heard Hillary Clinton say during the last presidential debate. "Don't tell me, if you said that, that you remember Sept. 11, 2001," he said. "I remember Sept. 11, 2001. Yes,... More »

Google Searches for 'Write-In' Just Surged Massively

Searches hit record level since 2004

(Newser) - Americans are apparently looking for someone, anyone, other than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to vote for in the presidential election—just as long as that someone isn't, you know, someone already on the ballot . Google Trends data shows that online searches for "write-in" jumped by more than... More »

Galifianakis Asks Clinton the Important Questions on Ferns

You know, like 'What happens if you become pregnant?'

(Newser) - Zach Galifianakis asked Hillary Clinton the important questions during a Between Two Ferns interview on Funny or Die Thursday. Questions like: "Are you excited to be the first girl president?", "As secretary, how many words per minute could you type? And how does President Obama like his coffee?"... More »

Clinton Campaign: We'll Release More Medical Records

'We could have handled it better'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is scrambling to head off lasting damage from her brutal weekend, with aides promising to release more of her medical records following her bout of pneumonia and conceding they were too slow in providing information about her condition, the AP reports. Clinton abruptly left a 9/11... More »

Hillary Clinton Has Pneumonia

Doctor discloses news after she abruptly leaves 9/11 event

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 anniversary ceremony Sunday after feeling "overheated," according to her campaign, and hours later her doctor disclosed that the Democratic presidential nominee had pneumonia, the AP reports. A video showed Clinton slumping and being held up by three people as she was helped... More »

Clinton More Unpopular Than Ever: Poll

She and Trump are almost equally disliked

(Newser) - A new ABC News / Washington Post poll finds that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are equally unpopular with registered voters. Clinton's unpopularity went up 6 percentage points in three weeks, and the latest poll found that 56% of adults have an unfavorable view of her—a new record... More »

First Nancy Grace, Now Dr. Drew's Show Canceled

HLN doesn't give an official reason for the move

(Newser) - Dr. Drew Pinsky's run at HLN has come to a close. The network says in a statement that CNN and Pinsky "have mutually agreed" that after six years, Dr. Drew On Call will air its final episode Sept. 22. No reason was given for the move, but when... More »

Biden Slams Trump in First Clinton Campaign Appearance

He's 'thoroughly unqualified'

(Newser) - Vice President Joe Biden assailed Donald Trump's ability to lead America at home and abroad on Monday, branding him as indifferent to the needs of Americans in his first campaign appearance with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the AP reports. Biden told a crowd of about 3,000 at Riverfront... More »

Clinton Says She 'Short-Circuited' Answering Email Questions

And that's why some of her answers sounded like lies

(Newser) - The ongoing he-said-she-said-the-FBI-said situation surrounding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server has gotten pretty confusing, perhaps no more so than for the candidate herself. Last Sunday, Clinton claimed FBI director James Comey "said my answers were truthful and what I've said is consistent with what... More »

Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton

'I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office'

(Newser) - President Obama officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday, Politico reports. According to ABC News , the president made the endorsement via a video posted by the Clinton campaign. “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office," Obama says in his... More »

Coming Soon: an Official Obama Endorsement

White House says announcement could come within days

(Newser) - President Barack Obama is ready to make it official. With Hillary Clinton close to securing the Democratic nomination for president, Obama is on the verge of formally endorsing his former secretary of state and starting to aggressively make the case against Republican Donald Trump, the AP reports. White House officials... More »

Clinton Wins in Puerto Rico

She overwhelmed Bernie Sanders, AP reports

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico's Democratic presidential primary on Sunday, putting her within striking distance of capturing her party's nomination, the AP reports. After a blowout victory Saturday in the US Virgin Islands and a decisive win in the US territory, Clinton is now less... More »

Clinton Wins All Virgin Islands Delegates

7 were at stake

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton scored a sweeping win in the US Virgin Islands on Saturday, picking up all seven pledged delegates at stake as she inched tantalizingly close to the Democratic nomination, the AP reports. She is now just 60 delegates short of the 2,383 needed to advance to the November... More »

6 Biggest Clinton Lines on Trump

'Dangerously incoherent'

(Newser) - As promised , Hillary Clinton on Thursday went after Donald Trump in major fashion, warning that he'd be dangerous to both the nation and the world as president. Some of the lines generating the most attention, via Politico , the Guardian , the AP , and the Washington Post :
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Bill Clinton Doesn't Want Hillary to Be President

Why else would he be sabotaging her campaign, columnist wonders

(Newser) - "She can't divorce him," Slate's Michelle Goldberg notes about Hillary and Bill Clinton. "But she can fire him." And Goldberg says that's exactly what it's time for Hillary to do. She argues that Bill's behavior while campaigning for his wife in... More »

Sanders Narrows Clinton's Lead Nationally

Meanwhile, Trump continues to cruise

(Newser) - Following his decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary this week, Bernie Sanders narrowed the gap between himself and Hillary Clinton in a national poll released Friday, the Hill reports. According to the Morning Consult survey , Clinton has the support of 46% of likely Democratic voters versus Sanders' 39%. It'... More »

Bill Clinton Accuser to Campaign Against Hillary

Kathleen Willey joins 'RAPE PAC'

(Newser) - A woman who says Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her is now campaigning against Hillary Clinton. Kathleen Willey, who says Clinton groped her in an Oval Office hallway when she was a White House volunteer in 1993, will be a paid national spokesperson for an anti-Clinton PAC that will become active... More »

Bernie Sanders Now Beating Clinton in Iowa

New poll shows him at 49% to her 44%

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders was already leading in New Hampshire polls —but now, a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows him beating Hillary Clinton in Iowa, ABC News reports. The poll finds that Sanders has 49% support from likely Democratic Caucus participants, compared to Clinton's 44% and Martin O'Malley'... More »

Clinton Fundraising Spikes After Benghazi Hearing

Her biggest hour of online fundraising came immediately after the hearing

(Newser) - Critics of Hillary Clinton aren't going to be happy to hear this: The Hill reports Clinton's campaign had its best hour of online fundraising immediately following the end of Thursday's 11-hour Benghazi hearing. "People were apparently paying attention and were moved by it," campaign staffer... More »

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