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Crackpot Conspiracists Love Chelsea Pregnancy

Timing is staged, they think, or maybe she's ... faking?

(Newser) - If you thought it was laughable when Rush Limbaugh suggested Hillary Clinton staged that shoe-throwing incident, wait until you hear the latest conspiracy theory related to the Clintons: Some pundits on the right-wing fringe are suggesting Chelsea Clinton is faking her pregnancy —or, at the very least, that she... More »

Limbaugh: Clinton Staged Shoe-Throwing

Suspect disrupted Holmes hearing in 2012

(Newser) - Is Hillary Clinton gearing up for a White House run by having stooges chuck shoes at her? That appears to be Rush Limbaugh's theory: He told listeners yesterday that he has "people telling me her reaction wasn’t natural," Politico reports. He explained that he found it... More »

Hillary Clinton Has to Duck a Shoe During Speech

She laughs it off in Vegas

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton had to be fast on her feet during a speech in Las Vegas today. A woman in the audience chucked a shoe that whizzed past her head, reports the Las Vegas Sun . "Good thing she didn't play softball like I did," said Clinton, drawing laughter.... More »

Russia: We Have No Control Over Crimea Troops

Says troops are Crimean ahead of first face to face negotiations with West

(Newser) - Today will be a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris, as John Kerry meets with his Russian counterpart for the first time since Russia's invasion of Crimea—an invasion Russia is denying has even happened. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today repeated Russia's assertion that those aren't Russian... More »

33K Pages of Clinton Files Are Still Hidden —Why?

Withholding period ended in January 2013

(Newser) - It's been more than a year since the legal justification for secrecy expired on a collection of roughly 33,000 pages of documents from the Clinton presidency. But the files in question—which are held at the Clinton Presidential Library and are reportedly related in part to scandals such... More »

Hillary's Past a 'Carcass' We Relentlessly Pick Clean

Columnists discuss the issue of Clinton's past

(Newser) - Now that the journals of Hillary Clinton's late best friend , Diane Blair, have come to light, is there anything about the former secretary of state we don't know? That's the question on Frank Bruni's mind. He's not saying the Washington Free Beacon shouldn't have... More »

Hillary Clinton: Lewinsky Was 'Narcissistic Loony Tune'

Archived papers of Diane Blair include insights into Hillary's life

(Newser) - Talk about timing: With the presidential race just a midterm election away, the conservative Washington Free Beacon has dug up the archived papers of a former friend of Hillary Clinton's. Political science professor Diane Blair—described by Hillary as her "closest friend" before Blair died in 2000—kept... More »

Hillary Mag Cover 'Deeply Weird'

NYT Mag explores Clinton's 'political universe'

(Newser) - New York Times staffer David Joachim tweeted a photo of the newspaper's Sunday magazine cover, declaring that it shows Hillary Clinton "as you've never seen her before." That's an understatement. It depicts Hillary as a planet (or a "faceplanetball" in the words of Mediaite... More »

Clinton Has a Spreadsheet of Dems Who Crossed Her

John Kerry, Ted Kennedy listed as '7s'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton doesn't just remember who her friends and enemies are—she has a database. As her 2008 campaign wound down, two of her closest advisers created what Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes dramatically term a "political hit list" in an excerpt from their new book at Politico... More »

As Hillary Mulls 2016, Loyalists Lay Groundwork

Politico reports on behind-the-scenes 'shadow campaign'

(Newser) - Is Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016? In public, she still says she hasn't decided, but in private, it's a different story. Politico offers an extensive look at the "shadow campaign" developing behind the scenes, with both her inner circle and a number of outside supporters... More »

Obama, Clinton Keep 'Most Admired' Crowns

Though Obama's number has declined substantially

(Newser) - President Obama and Hillary Clinton may still be the most admired man and woman in America, respectively, but 2013 took a huge chunk out of the public's esteem for both of them, a new Gallup poll suggests. Obama won by a huge margin, with 16% of respondents naming him... More »

Never Too Early? Christie, Clinton in Dead Heat

CNN poll takes stock with 3 years or so to go

(Newser) - Because there's only somewhere around 1,048 days between now and Election Day 2016, we needed a national survey on who might win. Your answer? It's essentially a dead heat between Chris Christie (48%) and Hillary Clinton (46%), according to the CNN /ORC International poll. Clinton trumps all... More »

Colbert Mocks 60 Minutes' Benghazi Flub

Brings on eyewitness to events of show's newsroom

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert last night lambasted 60 Minutes for its Benghazi coverage that resulted in an apology : "CBS fact-checked the story, but when it turned out to be wrong, they fact-checked it for realz, y'all," Colbert said. He then discussed Lara Logan's apology "at the very... More »

Biggest Threat to Hillary 2016: Elizabeth Warren

Her populist approach aligns with growing Democratic movement: Noam Scheiber

(Newser) - Expect a Democratic divide in 2016: There will be the party "elites," who, though they back stimulus and big unemployment benefits, see a giant financial sector as integral to the economy. The "majority of Democratic voters," on the other hand, have grown more populist and want... More »

Romney: Obama's Lie Is Rotting 2nd Term

Prez's biggest mistake was telling people they could keep health plans

(Newser) - Mitt Romney knows a little something about health care reform, and he threw his two cents on the pile today, saying President Obama "failed to learn the lessons" of Massachusetts. Romney took issue with Obama's "one-size-fits-all" approach, notes Politico , adding that reform should have been left to... More »

Obama Camp Was Serious About Biden-Clinton Switch

Plus other 2012 revelations, like who leaked Mitt Romney's tax info

(Newser) - The sequel to Game Change is here, or, at least, in the hands of the New York Times . Journos Mark Halperin and John Heilemann take us inside the 2012 race with Double Down, and the Times shares a few juicy reveals.
  • Obama's camp seriously considered losing Biden and replacing
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As Clinton TV Projects Die, Hollywood Steps In

'Rodham' will tell love story of Hillary and Bill in their 20s—if it finds a backer

(Newser) - Both CNN 's documentary and NBC 's miniseries on Hillary Clinton were canned last week (as reported by the LA Times ), but hope that we will get to see the Hillary story on screen remains. A third project, a biopic called Rodham, is quietly gaining traction in... More »

CNN's Hillary Documentary Falls Apart

Director backs out due to lack of interview subjects

(Newser) - CNN has decided to cancel its controversial Hillary Clinton documentary, Time reports—and it's only partially because Republicans pressured the network into it . Behind the scenes, prominent Democrats were just as hostile to the film, director Charles Ferguson reveals in a Huffington Post blog post today. Clinton's people... More »

Bill Clinton: Chelsea Would Be Better Prez Than Hillary the long run, at least

(Newser) - Everyone’s been asking Bill Clinton about his wife’s presidential prospects—but over the long haul, the former president might have another Clinton in mind … his daughter. CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Clinton who would make a better president, Hillary or Chelsea, and he was every bit the... More »

6 Highlights From New York's Meaty Hillary Interview

2016, shockingly, comes up

(Newser) - New York magazine just dropped a long cover story on Hillary Clinton. We read all 5,934 words and plucked out some highlights:
  1. Hillary is "not in any hurry" to decided whether she'll run in 2016. She explains: "It's like when you meet somebody at
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