Hillary Clinton 2016

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Election Feature That 'Triggered' Dems Is Gone

America can say goodbye to 'the Needle'

(Newser) - The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Trump is the Needle, the AP reports. A graphic on the New York Times ' website, the Needle measured in real time the probability of victory for Trump or Hillary Clinton as votes...

Michael Moore Offers 'Reality Check' on Election

Filmmaker sees similarities to Clinton's 2016 loss

(Newser) - Joe Biden's presidential campaign "just announced he'll be visiting a number of states—but not Michigan," Michael Moore posted. "Sound familiar?" Hillary Clinton didn't campaign in the state in 2016 and lost Michigan to Donald Trump. Moore was among the few who saw Trump'...

The Times' Op-Ed Page Fumbles Yet Again

This time, Maureen Dowd's latest column left out an entire Democratic presidential ticket

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has a little advice for celebrated New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd: ditch the pot brownies. The former presidential candidate and secretary of state fired off a sharp tweet Saturday after the op-ed writer apparently forgot about Clinton's run for office in 2016, Mediaite reports. "It'...

Hillary Has More to Say About Bernie

Clinton says Sanders didn't unify the Democratic party after 2016 primary

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is not done talking about Bernie Sanders. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said in a podcast interview that aired Friday that Sanders didn't try to unify the party after losing the primary to her four years ago and that he and his supporters contributed to her loss...

8 Accused of Conspiracy Around Clinton Donations

Lebanese-American businessman George Nader is back in the news

(Newser) - The Justice Department on Tuesday charged eight people—including a prominent political donor to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and a Lebanese-American businessman who was a witness in Robert Mueller’s investigation—with conspiring to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in donations to Clinton, the...

Bernie Sanders Demanded Private Jets: Clinton Aides

But Vermont senator's staff calls nominee and her 2016 team 'total ingrates'

(Newser) - For someone who talks about the evils of the fossil fuel industry and the dangers of climate change, Bernie Sanders takes a lot of private jets—at least according to Hillary Clinton's former campaign staffers. Politico spoke to six of them, plus another source familiar with travel arrangements, and...

Cruz: Scalia's Death May Have Cost Clinton the Presidency

The Texas senator believes the 2016 election was a referendum on the Supreme Court

(Newser) - Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement that he will retire, giving President Trump a second Supreme Court pick , has set off a flurry of debate about the direction of the court. If Kennedy, a swing voter, is replaced by a strongly conservative justice, that justice could shape the court’s decisions...

Bernie Sanders: We Warned Clinton About Russians

He says his supporters were targeted by bot campaign

(Newser) - Sen. Bernie Sanders says that in some ways, Robert Mueller's report on Russian election meddling isn't news to him—because he knew before the 2016 election that his supporters were being targeted by people seeking to "sow division within the American people." Sanders tells the Des ...

Donna Brazile to Critics: 'Go to Hell'

Former DNC chair says she won't be quiet

(Newser) - Donna Brazile has strong words for anyone who wishes she'd kept quiet instead of airing her implication that the Democratic National Committee essentially rigged the 2016 presidential primary for Hillary Clinton. "George, for those who are telling the me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple...

Reports: Clinton Campaign, DNC Funded Russia Dossier

Law firm picked up where GOP opponent left off

(Newser) - Funding for research included in the explosive dossier on President Trump's Russia connections came from none other than the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, per reports in the Washington Post and the New York Times . A l etter filed in court Tuesday details how research firm...

Clinton Has 'No Doubt' Trump Team Helped Russians

'Putin wanted me to lose and wanted Trump to win'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton blames a lot of people for her election loss in new book What Happened, including herself—and Vladimir Putin. She says that she is now "convinced" that there was collusion between members of President Trump's campaign team and Russians seeking to meddle in the election. "...

Clinton: 'My Skin Crawled' When Trump Stood Behind Me

In memoir, she wonders if she should have said, 'Back up, creep'

(Newser) - MSNBC's Morning Joe has gotten an early excerpt from Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir, and one snippet in particular is already making headlines everywhere from Axios to Breitbart . In it, Clinton recalls an Oct. 9 town-hall debate with Donald Trump during which he stood behind her as she spoke,...

Hillary Clinton Dishes Out a Big Bowl of Blame

Says the media, Russia, DNC, and a 'very broad assumption' fueled her loss

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton spoke with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at Recode's CodeCon on Wednesday, and she did not hold back. In Vox's view, she spared her campaign but heaped plenty of blame on others, including Russia, the media, and the DNC. "I get the nomination, I'm...

Clinton: This Is Why I Lost to Trump

She says misogyny definitely played a role

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton gave her first public post-election interview at the Women in the World Summit in New York City Thursday—and the election was one of the main topics. Clinton, who was interviewed by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times after being introduced by Samantha Bee from Full Frontal,...

Insiders Say Clinton Only Conceded After Obama Called

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton didn't concede the election until after a late-night phone call from President Obama, according to a new book on the historic defeat. The Hill reports that authors Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen say sources told them Obama called Clinton as results came in from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and...

Hillary Clinton Now Leads by 2.1M Votes

Checking in on the latest figures

(Newser) - When Newser last checked in on the state of Election 2016's popular vote on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton was leading President-elect Donald Trump by about 1.7 million votes. Two days later, as absentee and provisional ballots continue to be tallied, that lead has passed the 2 million mark. That'...

Trump Team: No, We Won't Try to Lock Her Up

Kellyanne Conway says as much to MSNBC

(Newser) - In an early October debate , Donald Trump said to Hillary Clinton that "if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation." The former has come to pass, but the latter apparently won't, at least according...

Clinton: Comey's Late Bombs Torpedoed My Campaign

Says in call that FBI director's letters dealt her last-minute irrecoverable blows

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton isn't writing James Comey any love letters these days, reports the New York Times , with the vanquished Democrat briefly raising her head Saturday to tell top fundraisers in a conference call that while "there are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful,...

'Nuts' Mich. Rep Turned Out to Be Spot-On About Election

Debbie Dingell says she warned Dems that Clinton was ignoring key group

(Newser) - "That's Debbie, it's hyperbole, she is nuts." That's the vibe Debbie Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who represents her state's 12th Congressional District, says she received throughout Election 2016, when she tried to warn her fellow Democrats that no, Hillary Clinton was not on an...

Clinton Knew She 'Stepped In It' Over Deplorables Remark

Strategists say she blew it with working-class whites

(Newser) - The Democrats have, somewhat belatedly, spotted two huge problems with Hillary Clinton's campaign, the New York Times reports. One was her status as a Washington insider with strong links to Wall Street, and the other related problem was a failure to connect with the white working class that helped...

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