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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 »

Clinton, Obama All Smiles on 60 Minutes

But no hints about 2016 plans

(Newser) - In a scene that would have been hard to imagine during the bruising 2008 primary campaign, President Obama and Hillary Clinton acted like old friends during their joint interview on 60 Minutes last night, the Washington Post reports. Obama thanked his departing secretary of state for her service , but the... More »

Forget Britain, US Loves Its Political Royalty

We could soon see another Clinton or Bush in the White House: Margaret Carlson

(Newser) - You think the British monarchy is bad? Well, it's got nothing on the US when it comes to political dynasties, writes Margaret Carlson on Bloomberg View . Look no further than how popular Michelle Obama is in a hypothetical 2016 Senate bid in Illinois (a survey shows she'd beat... More »

Alan Simpson: Tax Hikes for Rich, or Drinks on Me

Erskine Bowles increasingly confident now that parties 'starting to tango'

(Newser) - It's just another Sunday teetering on the fiscal cliff, with the Hill reporting that both Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles are indicating that tax hikes for the rich were a foregone conclusion. “I think Erskine and I both agree that if anybody out there who is, quote, rich... 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 »

What Is Hillary Going to Do Next?

Gail Collins catches up with everybody's fave 2016 frontrunner

(Newser) - Gail Collins is suddenly and tragically out of a full-time job name-dropping Seamus Romney, so she's turning her attention to America's soon-to-be-out-of-work secretary of State, one Hillary Rodham Clinton. Writing in the New York Times , Collins joins the hordes of Hillary fans wondering if she'll spend her... More »

The Inevitable: 2016 Speculation Begins

Clinton? Biden? Ryan? A look at the current possibilities

(Newser) - And so it begins: Speculation about Election 2016 is already running rampant, mere hours after President Obama was re-elected. Some of the frontrunners for a presidential run next time around, courtesy of ABC News and US News & World Report :
  • Hillary Clinton: Not surprisingly, she's at the forefront of
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