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Hillary Clinton Speaks Out on Ferguson

'We are better than that,' she says

(Newser) - "We don't want to see our streets look like a war zone. Not in America. We are better than that," Hillary Clinton told a tech conference in San Francisco yesterday in her first public remarks on events in Ferguson, Mo . Clinton praised "decent and respectful law... More »

Clinton: Bill and I Aren't Like the 'Truly Well Off'

We pay our taxes, she says

(Newser) - In a wide-ranging Hillary Clinton interview with the Guardian , one line is getting the most attention: Clinton's claim that she and Bill aren't like the "truly well off," despite have earned more than $100 million since they left the White House in 2001. Asked if she... More »

Clinton: Ask Me About 2016 —in 2015

She tells Diane Sawyer she's still making her mind up

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton fans and haters alike are going to have to wait a while to learn whether she's planning a 2016 White House bid. In an ABC interview ahead of tomorrow's release of her memoir, Hard Choices, Clinton told Diane Sawyer that she's still working on the... More »

Hillary: Time to Shatter 'Highest Glass Ceiling'

Says, 'I know I have a decision to make'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton sits down with People magazine for a cover story, and the one media outlet you think might let The Subject of Unending Speculation go, in fact does not. "I know I have a decision to make," she says of making a second run for the Oval... More »

Karl Rove Hints Hillary Suffered Brain Damage

Tosses out possibility her 2012 fall was more serious than indicated

(Newser) - Karl Rove is busily stirring the 2016 pot, not-so-subtly suggesting last week that Hillary Clinton may have brain damage. At a conference near LA Thursday, Rove brought up the December 2012 fall, concussion , and subsequent blood clot that delayed Clinton from testifying about the Benghazi attack, Politico reports. Page Six... More »

Crackpot Conspiracists Love Chelsea Pregnancy

Timing is staged, they think, or maybe she's ... faking?

(Newser) - If you thought it was laughable when Rush Limbaugh suggested Hillary Clinton staged that shoe-throwing incident, wait until you hear the latest conspiracy theory related to the Clintons: Some pundits on the right-wing fringe are suggesting Chelsea Clinton is faking her pregnancy —or, at the very least, that she... More »

Hillary's Past a 'Carcass' We Relentlessly Pick Clean

Columnists discuss the issue of Clinton's past

(Newser) - Now that the journals of Hillary Clinton's late best friend , Diane Blair, have come to light, is there anything about the former secretary of state we don't know? That's the question on Frank Bruni's mind. He's not saying the Washington Free Beacon shouldn't have... More »

As Hillary Mulls 2016, Loyalists Lay Groundwork

Politico reports on behind-the-scenes 'shadow campaign'

(Newser) - Is Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016? In public, she still says she hasn't decided, but in private, it's a different story. Politico offers an extensive look at the "shadow campaign" developing behind the scenes, with both her inner circle and a number of outside supporters... More »

'Stop Hillary' PAC Plans to Kick Up a Fuss

'We’re supporting anything that is the opposite of Hillary'

(Newser) - Guess it's never too early. As speculation abounds about a Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run, conservatives are already gearing up against her. Case in point: a Stop Hillary PAC, incorporated in May. The organization is full of lower-level political figures, with Colorado state Sen. Ted Harvey in charge; a... More »

Why Attacks on Hillary's Age Will Never Work

No matter how old she is, she's the candidate for youth: Michael Tomasky

(Newser) - The GOP's new plan of attack against Hillary Clinton, assuming she runs for president in 2016: Go after her age. A New York Times article revealed the strategy yesterday, with Karl Rove explaining the basic idea: "We're at the end of [Clinton's] generation and ... it's... More »

Hillary: US Should Have a Female President

You know, speaking hypothetically

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton says she hopes the US will have a female president in her lifetime because it would send "exactly the right historic signal" to women and girls as well as men and boys. And, yes, she used the phrase "hypothetically speaking." The former secretary of state... More »

Gillibrand for President?

New York senator appeals to center, left: Maggie Haberman

(Newser) - Everyone's talking about Hillary Clinton in 2016—but the next time the Dems are choosing a candidate, Clinton's Senate successor might be their best bet. Kirsten Gillibrand has a reputation as a moderate, but as a senator since 2009, she's managed to win over skeptical lefties, too,... More »

Only Hillary Can Ruin Her Run for President

Maureen Dowd: She must leave Clinton 'cheesiness' behind

(Newser) - The question is not whether Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016—it's whether she can learn enough from past mistakes to convince voters she's the right woman for the job, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . The Democrats want to see her in the... More »

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 »

Clinton Inks Memoir Deal for Years at State

Book publicity expected to boost speculation about presidential run

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's memoir of her time as secretary of state is on its way, with Simon & Schuster announcing the deal today and tentatively aiming to publish it in June 2014, reports USA Today . Financial details of the book were not disclosed, but Clinton earned $8 million for her... More »

Why Clinton Is Wrong for 2016

Don't settle for 'next in line,' says David Frum

(Newser) - Democrats are all swept up in the prospect of Hillary Clinton in 2016, but that idea is actually a terrible one, writes David Frum on CNN . Rather than representing new, fresh ideas, Clinton is simply "next in line." She's 14 years older than President Obama, and as... More »

Hillary Clinton Backs Gay Marriage

Gay rights are human rights, she says in video out today

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton publicly got behind gay marriage today, reports CNN , proclaiming that "gay rights are human rights" in a Human Rights Campaign video. "America is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being. That's who we are," she says. "... 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 »

Clinton: 'No Doubt I'm Healthy Enough'

Tells Andrea Mitchell her health has no bearing on 2016 decision

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton insists she has made no decision on whether she's going to run in 2016, but she is making clear that health worries won't rule it out. When NBC's Andrea Mitchell asked her whether her recent blood clot and concussion might be a concern, Clinton quickly... More »

In Hillary's Corner: 2 Super PACs

George Washington University prof leads new group

(Newser) - Sure, she may not even run, but Hillary Clinton has already got a 2016 support network in place: Two super PACs are poised to fund a potential presidential run. The group "Ready for Hillary" filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, Politico reports, not long after "HillaryClintonSuperPAC"... More »

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