Clinton 2016

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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 »

Rapper TI: Why a Woman President Is a Terrible Idea

He quickly apologized for controversial comments

(Newser) - Rapper TI doesn't want to be sexist, but... Yes, that's how the musician started a quote during an interview with Sirius XM DJ Whoo Kid when asked about Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, the Huffington Post reports. "Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for... More »

Hillary Explains Why She Literally Does Not Sweat

She's actually a robot

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton apparently does not sweat, a fact that BuzzFeed calls a "well-documented ... piece of Clinton trivia," something noticed by reporters and confirmed by people who know her. The presidential candidate was asked about it on the website's Another Round podcast Sunday: "In preparation for this... More »

Clinton Falling Behind in 'Critical' New Hampshire

New poll gives Bernie Sanders 16-point lead

(Newser) - Things aren't looking good for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a state seen as "vital" for the success of her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, the Wall Street Journal reports. A new CNN poll puts Bernie Sanders 16 points ahead of Clinton in the first Democratic primary... More »

This Poll Might Be the One Hillary Needs to Worry About

Support among women drops sharply

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is currently holding several weeks of "Women for Hillary" rallies ... but in a span of just eight weeks, support for Clinton among Democratic-leaning female voters dropped 29 percentage points. A Washington Post - ABC News poll back in July found that 71% of such voters expected to... More »

Clinton Finally Apologizes for Private Server

In latest ABC interview

(Newser) - Four days after declining to apologize for her use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has changed course. "That was a mistake," she said, referring to her use of a personal email account to send work-related emails, during an interview... More »

Hillary Clinton 'Sorry' for Email Controversy

But she won't apologize for using a personal email account

(Newser) - Six months after news of her private email server first broke, Hillary Clinton apologized for the controversy—but not her use of a personal email account—during an exclusive interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell today. "At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been... More »

Biden, You Can't Beat Clinton— but Go for It Anyway

His entry could cause a helpful shake-up: Dana Milbank

(Newser) - Some say it won't be pretty if Joe Biden takes on Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. Dana Milbank, meanwhile, writes in the Washington Post that he doesn't think the VP will end up running, and that even if he does, he wouldn't beat Clinton.... More »

Hillary Clinton's Plan: Open Up About Her Mom

Clinton will talk about mom's past in big campaign speech

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is bringing the walls down to show voters a softer side. The New York Times reports that she will open up about her late mother, Dorothy Rodham, tomorrow at a campaign rally on Roosevelt Island. Clinton has long guarded her mother’s privacy and has rarely discussed what... More »

Hillary Clinton Needs a Job, Joins LinkedIn

She's an ex-secretary of state, as well as a 'dog person,' per her profile

(Newser) - She's been first lady, secretary of state, and now a 2016 presidential candidate; she's also a "dog person," "hair icon," and "pantsuit aficionado." Meet Hillary Clinton via her new LinkedIn page , which launched today, the Washington Post reports. Also included in her... More »

Inside the Slow Process of Reviewing Clinton's Email

State Dept. says needs until Jan. 15, 2016

(Newser) - The State Department is looking through the 55,000 pages of email that Hillary Clinton plunked on its doorstep in December—in paper form, in a dozen banker's boxes—and proposed last night in a court filing that the releasable portions see the public light of day in 2016,... More »

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