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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 »

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: I Wanted to Arm Syrian Rebels

Poll gives mixed numbers on possible presidential run

(Newser) - If Hillary Clinton had had her way, the US would have armed Syrian rebels "two-plus years ago," she says. The former secretary of state told CNN that she, the defense secretary, and the head of the CIA sought to arm moderates, but the president disagreed. "We pushed... More »

How Hillary Clinton Freed an Alleged Child Rapist

In old recording, Clinton reminisces about defense attorney days

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight right now, thanks to her new book and will-she-or-won't-she 2016 speculation , and it sure looks like someone's using the opportunity to roll out some opposition research. The right-leaning Washington Free Beacon yesterday released newly discovered recordings from the 1980s in which Clinton... More »

NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600K a Year

Politico reports that she's no longer on salary, has monthly contract

(Newser) - NBC took flak back in 2011 when it hired Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent despite her lack of journalism experience. It might have taken more if people knew how much the network was paying her: $600,000 a year, reports Politico . The plum salary is gone, however, because Clinton has... More »

Clinton Makes Abe Lincoln Flub

GOP pounces on gaffe made on book tour

(Newser) - Illinois native and possible presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton started the second stop of her book tour yesterday by calling Abraham Lincoln a senator, CNN reports. Here’s what she was trying to do: During a speech in Chicago, Clinton compared the 2008 Democratic presidential primary between her and then-Sen. Barack... More »

Hillary: We Were 'Dead Broke' and in Debt

So they gave high-priced speaking engagements, she says

(Newser) - Another tidbit from Hillary Clinton's interview with Diane Sawyer : She and Bill were "dead broke" and seriously in debt when his presidency ended, ABC News reports. The debt came from "hefty legal fees," she said (likely due to Bill's "sexual harassment saga," quips... 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 »

Putin on Clinton: Don’t Argue With Women

Tough rhetoric a sign of weakness, he says

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin managed to refrain from grunting and beating his chest during an interview this week in which he suggested that Hillary Clinton is "weak"—"not the worst quality for a woman"—and said, "It's better not to argue with women." The Russian... 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 »

Clinton Wasn't Real Keen on Bergdahl Deal

Inside the administration debate

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton offered a less-than-ringing endorsement of the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap yesterday, calling the administration's no-man-left-behind ideal "noble," but adding, "I think we have a long way to go before we really know how this is going to play out." Which isn't surprising,... More »

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