Is Paris making voters think more about the commander in chief part of the job of president?If so, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are up.
As tuition nationwide spirals upward, stressing middle-income and poor families alike, “debt-free college” has suddenly gone from nostalgic fantasy to political sound bite.
Every imbecile who threatens Muslims is an unwitting agent of ISIS; in fact, it would be unsurprising to learn that ISIS itself is covertly promoting such messages in order to intensify enmity between the peoples of the Quran and the rest of the world.
While Clinton was on the defensive over foreign policy and terrorism, the challenges came largely from the moderators. Sanders failed to deliver in small and large ways at the Democratic presidential debate Saturday that would have either cast positive attention on him or negative attention on her.
Hillary Clinton talked tough and played defense Saturday at the second Democratic presidential debate, as rivals questioned her record and plans to fight the Islamic State.
The Democratic candidates ought to be asked about their differences in dealing with the most challenging issue of our time: global climate change. So far Clinton has failed to endorse a tax on carbon emissions, which Sanders supports and many experts believe is essential if the world is to avoid a climate calamity.
Without the distraction of crosstalk chatter, or the grandstanding opening and closing statements that dog the debate format; bandying with Rachel Maddow within what undergraduates might call a “safe space,” each of the Democratic candidates came across as a distilled, well-honed version of themselves.
Jimmy Kimmel worked to explain politics to a group of young children, and he asked them whether they thought a woman could be president. And then he was joined by a special guest.
Will Republicans get away with their demands for upcoming debates? Early signs look promising for the GOP, less promising for journalism.
Not only did CNN’s Anderson Cooper pose several tough questions to Clinton, from the very beginning of the debate, but he seized every chance to pillory Hillary in framing questions he put to the other candidates. (And he did ask her — and the others — about the damned emails.)
By the numbers, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in more or less the same position in New Hampshire. Behind those numbers, though, are two dramatically different campaigns.
The emails will be protected by the Presidential Records Act, which shields communications of sitting U.S. presidents from public view.
The Republican candidates constantly insult Clinton, but how would any of these slippery blowhards survive something like the 11-hour Benghazi grilling she breezed through on Capitol Hill? If you want to understand who they are, just listen to them whine.
Clinton could be benefitting from successes at the Democratic debate and the arguably even more crucial 11-hour congressional hearing on Benghazi.
Go ahead. Tell me it’s silly to be excited that a woman could become our next president. I’ll laugh, I promise. I’ve lived long enough to know a good joke when I hear one.
Clinton: “I’m not running for my husband’s third term, I’m not running for President Obama’s third term — I’m running for my first term.”
For years, Republicans often found willing partners in the Beltway press who were also eager to overplay Benghazi and play it as a blockbuster scandal. The press cannot, and should not, simply whitewash the very important role it played.
On national television, Joe Biden went out of his way to correct the record: “Nothing like that ever, ever happened.” Nothing like that – and Maureen Dowd’s column, which set the tone of subsequent sensational coverage in the New York Times and everywhere else, was a lot like that.
Clinton’s relationship with Corning, a major employer in upstate New York, dates to when she served as the state’s junior U.S. senator, but they seem only to have strengthened since she left that role almost seven years ago.
But the even more crucial question, as Seth discovered: Does Jeb even want to be president, or is he simply running due to family pressure?