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Clinton Pledges to Stop Saying 'Illegal Immigrants'

She makes vow, slams Trump in Telemundo chat

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton says the term "illegal immigrants" is no longer part of her vocabulary. In a Facebook chat hosted by Telemundo on Tuesday, she told #WordsMatter activist Jose Antonio Vargas that she will agree to his request to stop using the phrase to describe undocumented immigrants, the AP reports.... More »

Clinton 'Often Confused,' Aide Wrote in 2013

Conservative group obtains 2013 email by Huma Abedin

(Newser) - A newly released email about Hillary Clinton is making headlines, though it's not because of a security breach. In it, top aide Huma Abedin tells another aide that Clinton is "easily confused." The full exchange from 2013, as obtained by conservative group Judicial Watch :
  • Abedin to staffer
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Clinton Shouldn't Try to Minimize Viewers With Saturday Debates

She's good at debates, and any gaffes will blow up on the Internet anyway

(Newser) - These little-watched Saturday Democratic primary debates—apparently pushed for by Hillary Clinton's team—are actually hurting the frontrunner, Matthew Yglesias writes for Vox . And he says that's not just sour grapes from a political reporter whose weekend is now going to be spent with Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and... More »

Primary Debate Will Tackle Terrorism After Paris Attack

'This is exactly what the president is going to have to face'

(Newser) - The second Democratic primary debate will go on as scheduled Saturday on CBS News, but the focus has changed dramatically in the wake of the attacks that left more than 100 dead in Paris, the Los Angeles Times reports. "You've got to get into how do you handle... More »

Al Gore Declines to Endorse Clinton

'It's still too early,' Bill Clinton's former VP says

(Newser) - Bill Clinton's former VP says he won't endorse Hillary Clinton—at least not yet. "It's still too early, in my opinion, to endorse a candidate or pick a candidate," Gore tells People in an interview to kick off his 24-hour climate-change telethon Friday. "Everybody... More »

Hillary Gets 3 Pinocchios on Email Claim

Washington Post: '90 to 95%' stat didn't come from the State Department

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have emerged from her marathon grilling before the House Benghazi panel in fine shape , but she was unable to definitively answer one question in particular. After she repeated her assertion that "90 to 95%" of her emails were in the State Department's system anyway, panel... More »

Source: Clinton Emails 'Didn't Contain Secrets'

She joins Sanders, O'Malley at SC forum

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders will be pleased to hear that the Hillary Clinton email saga may be finally nearing its end: A source tells Politico that intelligence agencies no longer believe that two emails sent from her private server contained classified information. "The initial determination was based on a flawed... More »

First Mate? Clinton Working on New Title for Bill

She tells Jimmy Kimmel she has a few ideas for if she wins

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is facing a question with global implications as she seeks the White House: What do you call the husband of a US president? First man? First gentleman? Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel asked the Democratic presidential contender about that quandary Thursday should her husband, former President Bill Clinton, become the... More »

White House Doesn't Want Clinton-Obama Emails Released

Will seek to block their release, per presidential precedent

(Newser) - President Obama and Hillary Clinton did exchange emails via Clinton's private email server, but the White House is seeking to block their release. The White House press secretary said back in March that Clinton and Obama "did have the occasion to email one another" while Clinton was secretary... More »

Gloves Off, Sanders Goes for Clinton's Jugular

No more Mr. Nice Bernie at Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton got an idea of what Bernie Sanders' supporters mean when they chant "Feel the Bern" last night at the Iowa Democrats' Jefferson-Jackson shindig, with supporters descending into shouting at times and Sanders himself taking aim squarely at Clinton and her record—without, as ABC News notes, so... 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 »

5 Takes on the Clinton Hearing

It was a 'boring triumph' for her

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton faced an 11-hour grilling by the House Benghazi committee on Thursday, and the consensus is that she managed to emerge largely unscathed from the marathon hearing, which included discussion of her emails and a tense exchange about Sidney Blumenthal . But, as panel chief Trey Gowdy admitted afterward, it... More »

It's Over: Clinton Hearing Runs 11 Hours

It was tense and loud at times

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton had to pause for a lozenge at the 10-and-a-half-hour mark, and her grilling by the House Benghazi committee wrapped up 30 minutes later. The assessments of the hearing, which was occasionally tense and Blumenthal-centric , will soon start rolling in, but the Washington Post offers up an instant one... More »

'Blumenthal Emails' Take Star Turn at Hearings

Republicans press Clinton on why he had such access

(Newser) - Those tuning in to the Hillary Clinton Benghazi hearings Thursday might have been surprised to hear one name coming up again and again: Sidney Blumenthal. As NBC News explains, Blumenthal is a longtime ally of both Bill and Hillary Clinton—in fact he covered Bill Clinton as a reporter in... More »

Clinton: 'I've Lost More Sleep Than All of You'

She refutes accusations about misleading the public

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is in the midst of a tense, daylong hearing on the Benghazi attack, and Republicans weren't holding back. At one point, Rep. Jim Jordan accused Clinton's State Department of misleading the public in the aftermath, reports the Washington Post . "Americans can live with the fact... More »

What to Know as Clinton Testifies on Benghazi

It gets underway Thursday morning

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton dodged one obstacle in her quest to the Democratic nomination Wednesday when Joe Biden opted not to run . Can she remove another Thursday? She'll be testifying before a House panel investigating the Benghazi attack, an investigation that incorporates her use of a private email server as secretary... More »

Biden Changes Tune on Raid That Killed Bin Laden

He now says he privately urged Obama to go ahead with it

(Newser) - Joe Biden has long claimed he never advised President Obama to go through with the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. It's a claim he's now changing—or at least slightly tweaking—as he possibly prepares to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, CNN reports.... More »

Clinton 'Looking Hard' at Castro for VP

She picks up HUD secretary's endorsement

(Newser) - Clinton-Castro 2016? Hillary Clinton was in San Antonio on Thursday for a "Latinos for Hillary" rally and she told reporters that she was seriously considering Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro as a potential running mate, Reuters reports. At the rally, the former San Antonio mayor gave Clinton... More »

Debate Seen as Massive Win for Clinton

Chafee gave one of the worst debate answers ever

(Newser) - After a rocky few months for Hillary Clinton's campaign, she needed a strong debate performance on Tuesday night—and it looks like she knocked it out of the park. Here's what the pundits are saying:
  • "This was the best two hours of her candidacy to date,"
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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 »

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