Hillary Clinton

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11 Things to Know About the Woman Who's Spent 2 Decades With Hillary

'She has been turned into myth'

(Newser) - Newsweek has a deep look at the mysterious woman whose "selfless servility and uncanny knack for predicting what the boss wants have put her closer than almost anyone to the most powerful woman in American politics." Huma Abedin first started working for Hillary Clinton at the White... More »

Clinton Ends Night With 4 of the 5 'Amtrak States'

Bernie Sanders pulls off upset win in Rhode Island

(Newser) - The five Amtrak corridor states—that would be Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island—voted Tuesday and were on a tight timetable, with all polls closing at 8pm. NBC News and other networks immediately called Maryland for Hillary Clinton; Delaware, Pennsylvania, and finally Connecticut were subsequently called for her.... More »

Charles Koch: Hillary Might Not Be So Bad

The remaining GOP candidates aren't inspiring billionaire to pull out his checkbook

(Newser) - Charles Koch is currently sitting on his checkbook, and he tells ABC News that he's not exactly inclined to start scribbling checks—either in support of, or to undermine—the remaining Republican presidential candidates. The billionaire calls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich "terrible role models,"... More »

Virginia Ditches Civil War-Era Rule, Lets Felons Vote

Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring rights to felons

(Newser) - Since the Civil War, convicted felons in Virginia have been stripped of their right to vote. That will change Friday as Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs an executive order restoring the voting rights of some 206,000 nonviolent and violent felons, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch . They'll also be able to... More »

Trump: Tubman 'More Appropriate' on the $2 Bill

Calls the new $20 bill 'pure political correctness'

(Newser) - We all know Donald Trump isn't a fan of political correctness. That's why he's also not a fan of Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the new $20 bill. "I don't like seeing it. Yes, I think it's pure political correctness," Trump tells... More »

After Clinton's NY Win, Sanders Needs 'Minor Miracle'

NYC mayor troubled by voter 'purge'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has her eyes on the prize after a resounding victory in Tuesday's New York Democratic primary—but Bernie Sanders has made it clear that she will be sorely disappointed if she expects him to drop out anytime soon. He has also made it clear that he's... More »

What to Watch as NY Votes

They're the first competitive primaries in decades

(Newser) - Tuesday is primary day in New York, the biggest prize until California votes on June 7, and all five remaining campaigns went into overdrive Monday. Polls suggest big wins lie ahead for front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—but there's still plenty of room for surprises, and in this... More »

Clooney: Rid Politics of Big Money, So I Don't Have to Raise It

Actor raised 'obscene' amount of money for Hillary Clinton this weekend

(Newser) - George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics—so he doesn't have to raise it. As the AP reports, Clooney hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Donations for attendees at an event in San Francisco topped out at $353,000 per... More »

Last Night's Democratic Debate Was a 'Slugfest'

Critics split on whether Clinton, Sanders won

(Newser) - No punches or chairs were thrown, but the Democratic debate in Brooklyn Thursday night is being widely described as a battle, a brawl, and a slugfest. If they weren't before, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are now genuinely bitter rivals, according to commentators who are more or less evenly... More »

'Weirdness' in Colorado Shorted Sanders a Delegate, Briefly

And no one decided to tell him

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders was shorted a delegate in Colorado's March 1 caucus after—in the words of the state's Democratic Party chairman—"a little weirdness" happened when vote totals were punched in, the Denver Post reports. Chairman Rick Palacio says a "reporting error" by a volunteer resulted... More »

Now the 2016 VP Attacks Begin

Progressive groups go after Julian Castro

(Newser) - A new wave of political attacks launched Tuesday morning, but the target isn't one of the five presidential candidates left standing: It's Hillary Clinton's potential VP , Julian Castro. In what Politico is calling a "preemptive strike," a number of groups—many aligned with Bernie Sanders—... More »

Sanders Wins Democratic Caucus in Wyoming

He'll take 8 delegates to Clinton's 6

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders has been declared the winner of Saturday's Democratic caucus in Wyoming, NBC News reports. With 94% reporting, Sanders had a 56% to 44% lead over Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately for Sanders as he tries to close the gap with Clinton, the win only nabs him eight of the... More »

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 »

Campaign Chairman Says Clinton Will Declassify 'UFO Files'

'The American people can handle the truth'

(Newser) - With The X-Files off the air—again—we need somebody to step into Fox Mulder's shoes. It looks like that somebody is going to be Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta. USA Today reports Podesta, who was also chief of staff for President Clinton and a member of... More »

Hillary's New Opponent: NYC Subway Turnstile

It took her 5 tries to swipe her way through

(Newser) - If Hillary Clinton's going to win over New Yorkers before the state's April 19 primary, first she's got to prove she can master the NYC subway system. And she had a little trouble Thursday in the Bronx when, just like nearly every other Big Apple commuter has... More »

Poll: 25% of Sanders Voters Won't Back Clinton

He's taken the lead nationwide, McClatchy finds

(Newser) - The surge of voter enthusiasm for the Bernie Sanders campaign may not translate into Clinton fever this fall if she gets the nomination. According to the latest McClatchy -Marist poll, some 25% of Sanders supporters—especially independents, moderates, and men—say they won't support Hillary Clinton if she becomes... More »

Sanders Plans to Win at Contested Convention

'We’ve mapped out a path to victory'

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders, who currently trails Hillary Clinton by 263 pledged delegates (438 when counting super delegates), not only believes he'll end up with more delegates than his opponent, he thinks he'll come out of a contested convention with the nomination, Politico reports. "I think it’ll be... More »

Clinton, Sanders Set Date for NYC Showdown

Mayor steps in after days of disagreement

(Newser) - It's on: After days of disagreements , Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have settled on a date for a debate in New York City ahead of the state's April 19 primary. The debate, co-hosted by CNN and NY1, will be held on April 14 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard,... More »

Sanders Insiders: He Goofed in 2015

Should've gone after Hillary Clinton, and voters, sooner and more aggressively

(Newser) - What Bernie Sanders has touted as his devotion to his home state and his refusal to get negative against Hillary Clinton may be exactly what's hampered his campaign. That's according to more than 15 people in Sanders' camp—either professionally or personally—who tell the New York Times... More »

Clinton Snaps at Greenpeace Activist Over Sanders' 'Lying'

'I'm so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton seemed to get genuinely angry on the campaign trail Thursday, with her anger directed squarely at the Bernie Sanders campaign. In a video from a campaign stop in Purchase, NY, Greenpeace activist Eva Resnick-Day asks Hillary Clinton if she'll "reject fossil fuel money in the future"... More »

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