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Odds of a Warren Presidential Run Just Grew

She battles own party on 2 issues within weeks: Danny Vinik

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren has come out swinging against her own party on two contentious issues in recent weeks—and it could be a sign she's moving closer to a presidential run, writes Danny Vinik at the New Republic . First, the senator opposed President Obama's nomination of investment banker Antonio... More »

Hillary Clinton's Speaking Fee: $300K Plus Hummus

That's with university discount, UCLA told

(Newser) - If she hits the campaign trail as expected, Americans will have all the Hillary Clinton speeches they could possibly want, but for now she charges $300,000, according to communications the Washington Post obtained with a Freedom of Information Act request. Emails about an appearance at UCLA earlier this year... More »

Urban Outfitters' Latest Offering: Hillary Nutcrackers

Some are calling toy 'sexist,' 'misogynistic'

(Newser) - Urban Outfitters is no stranger to controversy , and with the midterm elections finally over, the retailer has decided to jump thigh-first into politics—using Hillary Clinton's thighs, specifically. It's offering a Hillary-themed nutcracker for $60, with all the requisite jokes you'd expect to accompany such an item.... More »

2 More Election Winners: Christie, Clinton

Both can find reason to be hopeful for 2016, say pundits

(Newser) - The obvious big winner in last night's election is Mitch McConnell . But observers see two less-obvious victors in Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie. At Vox , for example, Ezra Klein writes that "a more Democratic year could have led to some new stars who might have been able to... More »

Hillary: I Don't Mean What I Said About Job Creation

Clinton says she 'short-handed' remark

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton says she "short-handed" a point last week when stating that businesses and corporations don't create jobs, Politico reports. "Trickle down economics has failed," she explains today while campaigning with Rep. Sean Maloney in Somers, New York. "I short-handed this point the other day,... More »

Clintons Release First Photos of Baby Charlotte

Everyone is predictably 'over the moon'

(Newser) - The Clinton scion is here , and proud grandparents Bill and Hillary have wasted little time in releasing photos of little Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, reports USA Today . Grandma and Grandpa took their act to Twitter, tweeting respectively, " @ BillClinton and I are over the moon to be grandparents! One of... More »

Chelsea Clinton Has Baby Girl

Meet Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky

(Newser) - A new Clinton has arrived: Chelsea has given birth to Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, she announced after midnight on Twitter . "Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter," she wrote. Clinton and her husband didn't know their baby'... More »

If Hillary Runs, We Need Specifics, Not Platitudes

Eugene Robinson: She must lay out her vision

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's appearance in Iowa last weekend—"I'm baaaaack," she told the crowd—brings us closer to the political reality everybody expects: She's running in 2016. But then what? wonders Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post . Electing a female president might be a "great... More »

Hillary Says When She'll Decide on Presidency

Clinton figures she'll 'probably' decide by early 2015

(Newser) - The latest on Hillary Clinton's possible presidential run: She'll decide by early next year. Or so she said when asked about it today at a forum in Mexico City , MSNBC reports. "I am going to be making a decision … probably after the first of the year... More »

Jeb Bush Might Defy Mom for 2016 Run

Former Fla. governor sending mixed signals

(Newser) - Jeb Bush could be fundraising, taking part in debates, and traveling around the country just for the heck of it—or the former Florida governor could actually be planning a 2016 presidential run. There have been increasing whispers about that long-anticipated 2016 Bush-Hillary Clinton battle as Jeb's advisers are... More »

Chelsea Clinton Quits NBC News

First Daughter says she's leaving for charity work, family

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton is ditching her high-paid gig as a special correspondent for NBC News, People reports. The First Daughter says she'll continue her charity work with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation as she and husband Marc Mezvinsky expect their first child. Clinton's upbeat NBC segments didn'... More »

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 »

Gillibrand: Colleagues Called Me 'Fat,' 'Porky,' 'Chubby'

Your elected politicians behave badly in her book, 'Off the Sidelines'

(Newser) - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has a new book, Off the Sidelines , out next month, and it takes a frank look at the reality of being a woman on Capitol Hill. Among the more surprising and perhaps not-so-surprising tidbits:
  • Gillibrand reveals she had lost 50 pounds after giving birth when
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Report: Germans Spied on Kerry, Clinton

German intelligence eavesdropped on their calls 'by mistake'

(Newser) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by US Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, German magazine Der Spiegel reported today. The respected news weekly reported that the agency, known by its German acronym BND, tapped a satellite phone conversation Kerry made in 2013... More »

Obama to Critics: Syria Backlash Is 'Horses---'

Reacts to growing criticism over keeping distance

(Newser) - President Obama has faced some tough criticism lately over his reluctance to get more involved in Syria; not least among his vocal critics is Hillary Clinton . But it seems he's tired of the complaints from both parties. When Republican Sen. Bob Corker asked a wide-ranging and critical question about... More »

Clinton Knocks White House 'Failure' in Syria

And suggests she'll run in 2016?

(Newser) - In a new Atlantic interview, Hillary Clinton has underlined her differences with President Obama on foreign policy—particularly when it comes to Syria. Clinton pointed to the administration's limited involvement in Syria as a major factor in the Islamic State's surge to power in Iraq, Politico notes. "... More »

Why Left and Right Need Elizabeth Warren to Run

Challenging Clinton would strengthen both parties: Slate's John Dickerson

(Newser) - No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you should root for Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016, writes John Dickerson at Slate . She can't win, but she can make both parties stronger with a bid against Hillary Clinton, he argues. Start with left: Liberals should... More »

Clinton Sees 'Unresolved Questions' on Pot Laws

Ex-president supports states' rights—much like Hillary does

(Newser) - Bill Clinton still isn't inhaling, apparently—or at least he's not high on America's wave of marijuana legalization efforts, Politico reports. On Meet the Press, the ex-president sounded more like a states-rights advocate when David Gregory asked about Colorado's legalization of weed. Clinton did joke about... More »

Clinton Book Faces 'Effective Ban' in China

Move shows 'low level of intellectual freedom': Simon & Schuster president

(Newser) - Chinese audiences won't get a chance to read Hillary Clinton's, um, glowing remarks on the country in her new memoir. Chinese publishers have passed on the translation rights to Hard Choices—which criticizes China as the "epicenter of the antidemocratic movement in Asia"—and the English... More »

Ark. Republican: Clinton Would 'Get Shot at State Line'

Party official says comment 'out of context'

(Newser) - A GOP official in Arkansas says if Hillary Clinton runs for president, she shouldn't expect much support in her onetime home state. In fact, "she'd probably get shot at the state line," 2nd Congressional District chairman Johnny Rhoda told US News and World Report . "Nobody... More »

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