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  • Hillary Clinton gets heckled

    10/13/2014 8:50:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/13/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    ....During an address to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Sunday in San Diego, someone in the 3,000 person crowd began to goad her using a bullhorn.
  • Clinton White House records set to be released

    10/10/2014 6:20:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 4:34 AM EDT | Ken Thomas
    The National Archives is releasing a batch of documents that might shed light on painful chapters in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life as first lady, just as she ponders a bid for the White House in 2016. The 10,000 pages of records from the Clinton administration were expected to be released Friday. They touch on the Whitewater investigation into the Bill and Hillary Clinton’s land dealings in Arkansas; Bill Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky; the 1993 death of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster; and the pardons Bill Clinton granted in his final hours as president. …
  • Author: ‘Clintons Are Incredibly Outlandish People,’ Bill a ‘Classic Narcissist’

    08/03/2014 10:43:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2014 - 4:02 PM | Barbara Boland
    Former President Bill Clinton is a “classic narcissist” who is “always faithful [only] to himself” and who may not want his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary, to realize her ambitions for the White House in 2016, Daniel Halper, author of the book Clinton, Inc., suggested today. When speaking to Clinton confidantes, Halper said he was initially skeptical of these rumors, but found that many sources independently confirmed each other, and, “All of a sudden it begins to make sense. [When] you start hearing [this] from multiple people, from multiple good sources, and you start to realize—this is a man...
  • Clintons push back against Republican critics

    05/15/2014 11:03:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 1:57 AM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are fighting back against critics as if they are waging another campaign, the clearest sign yet that, perhaps, they are. The former secretary of state and her former president husband are defending their records, showing off their health and humor and raising money for fellow Democrats, fresh indications that Hillary Clinton has her eye on running for president in 2016. […] Confronting Republican critics, the Clintons responded with humor and heft to suggestions by Republican strategist Karl Rove that Hillary Clinton may have suffered health problems more serious than she acknowledged after a concussion and hospitalization...
  • Bill Clinton reveals it took Hillary 'six months of very serious work to get over' her concussion

    05/15/2014 11:20:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/15/14 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Former President Bill Clinton divulged on Wednesday that it took former secretary of state Hillary Clinton 'six months of very serious work' last year to recover from a fainting spell in December 2012 that resulted in a concussion and blood clot.
  • Better Than Fiction: The Rise, Fall, And Return of Webb Hubbell [endorses Hildebeast for President]

    05/01/2014 11:02:24 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1 May 14 | Lloyd Grove
    Hillary Clinton’s former law partner was slated for a gilded position within the first Clinton administration. But a cluster of felonies landed Webb Hubbell in jail, and frozen out of the inner circle. Now he’s a novelist, and—after a near-death experience—friends with Bill again. “I think Hillary would make a great president,” Webb Hubbell says. “I’d like to see her run. She’ll get elected. But that’s not my call. It’s not my business.” Nor is it clear that Hillary Clinton will welcome Hubbell’s endorsement. After all, he’s an ex-con—and she has kept a prudent distance for the past two decades....
  • Chelsea Clinton Leaves Door Open for Political Decision

    04/14/2014 10:59:59 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 55 replies
    Newsmax | 14 Apr 14 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Chelsea Clinton has left the door open to one day to running for office herself. "I live in a city and a state where I support my elected representatives," Clinton said in an interview with the business magazine Fast Company. "If at some point that weren’t the case, and I didn’t support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators — and I’m lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know — maybe then I’d have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come...
  • ABC News Gushes Over Democratic Activist's Question to Hillary: 'If You Don't' Run, 'Who Will?'

    03/25/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    MRC ^ | 3/24/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at ABC's World News on Sunday enthusiastically touted a fawning question from a Democratic activist to Hillary Clinton. After anchor David Muir insisted that "it didn't take long for a student there to ask a pointed question," college student Vrinda Agrawal wondered, "If you don't represent women in politics in America as a future president, who will?" [MP3 audio here.] This is a tough question? The event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and held at Yale Law School. Agrawal followed-up by enthusing, "I will proudly run your campaign." At no time did Muir or reporter Susan Saulny inform...
  • Hillary Clinton's Circle Isn't Sure She Should Run for President in 2016

    03/19/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 67 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Peter Nicholas
    A Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy looks like a sure thing, with marquee Democratic donors and activists mobilizing for what they see as her inevitable entrance into the 2016 race. Yet some of Mrs. Clinton's closest confidants and allies aren't sold on the idea that she should run. Their cautions add an unpredictable element as Mrs. Clinton weighs whether to seek the presidency again, a decision she says she plans to make later this year. One of Mrs. Clinton's top advisers and former aides, Cheryl Mills, believes she should stay out of the contest and has told her as much, according...
  • The left is now eating its own: MoveOn.org not happy ObamaCare has become a "political nightmare'

    11/20/2013 7:46:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2013 | Sally Zelikovsky
    MoveOn.org is not happy that ObamaCare has become a "political nightmare" so they are blaming their cronies in the "mainstream media" (yes, they actually use that term) for failing to present balanced coverage of ObamaCare's successes. [See their latest mass email below.] To combat this grave injustice, they are launching a campaign against the Democrat-Media Complex by flooding newsrooms and the internet with stories of the millions of Americans who have purportedly benefitted from ObamaCare. Anyone who has been paying attention for the last 5 years -- even a liberal -- knows that any claim that the press is slanted...
  • Hillary Clinton to campaign in Virginia with McAuliffe

    10/15/2013 9:33:42 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    The Hill blog ^ | 10/14/13 | Cameron Joseph
    Hillary Clinton will campaign with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) this weekend. It will be Clinton's her first public campaign event since she left the Obama administration in February.
  • Hillary Clinton to campaign with McAuliffe in VA

    10/15/2013 6:53:12 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    Hillary Clinton will campaign with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) this weekend. It will be Clinton's her first public campaign event since she left the Obama administration in February. Clinton will officially endorse McAuliffe at a "Women for Terry" event in Northern Virginia on Saturday afternoon, McAuliffe's campaign announced. This will be the former secretary of State's third event for McAuliffe, after hosting two fundraisers, and her first public campaign stop in years. The Clintons have long been close with McAuliffe. He headed the Democratic National Committee while President Clinton was in office and was a top fundraiser for...
  • Hillary in Midair

    09/23/2013 11:24:47 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 22 Sep 13 | Joe Hagan
    She’s learned from her mistakes. Three years before November 8, 2016, she’s working hard to be relaxed, calm, easy. But, all the while, the old Clinton gears are whirring.
  • Moveon.org Starts Petition for Civil Rights Charges Against George Zimmerman

    07/14/2013 7:06:33 AM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 52 replies
    07/14/13 | Me
    Moveon.org has started an internet petition to encourage the Department of Just Us to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. The petition comes in the aftermath of his acquittal by a jury of six in Seminole County, FL just last night. In the lead up to the original Florida charges against Zimmerman, over 2 million people signed an internet petition to bring murder charges against him. Mob justice in action, it seems. I have not included the link because when I try to put it in, FR says Moveon.org links are not allowed at FR.
  • Judge approves $2.43B Bank of America settlement

    04/07/2013 8:25:19 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Fri, Apr 5, 2013 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has approved Bank of America's $2.43 billion settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by shareholders over the company's acquisition of former competitor Merrill Lynch. A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Manhattan approved the settlement Friday. The bank proposed the settlement in late September. The agreement resolves allegations that Bank of America did not disclose the state of its finances or those of Merrill Lynch when it agreed to buy Merrill in September 2008. Judge Kevin Castel said the settlement was "hard fought," but called the...
  • Hillary Clinton trashes whiners (Hillary trashes women)

    10/18/2012 11:48:07 AM PDT · by Snuph · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/18/12 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in a new interview that she can’t stand “whining” by women who are unhappy with the work and family choices they’ve made in life and complain that they have no options. Clinton, in the interview with Marie Claire, was discussing Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former director of policy planning at the State Department who left in 2011. This summer, Slaughter wrote a much-discussed cover story in the Atlantic - “Why Women Still Can’t Have It all” - about leaving her job because of the difficulty of balancing her work at State with the needs of...
  • Obama Campaign Auctions Off Bill Clinton

    05/24/2012 11:20:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 24 May 2012 | Keith Koffler
    Bill Clinton just sent Obama supporters and email saying that he has joined President Obama as first prize in the latest campaign fundraising raffle.
  • Hillary Clinton on make-up, hair: Who cares?

    05/08/2012 12:02:00 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 67 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 8 May 12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Hillary Clinton can’t be bothered by chatter about her physical appearance, the secretary of state told CNN’s Jill Dougherty in an interview on Tuesday. Asked about a photo of her wearing very little make-up that was tauntingly posted on yesterday’s Drudge Report, Clinton replied, “I feel so relieved to be at the stage I'm at in my life right now, Jill, because if I want to wear my glasses, I'm wearing my glasses.”
  • Hillary Clinton wants female US president, but insists it will not be her

    05/07/2012 10:16:24 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7 May 12 | Newscore
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday she wanted to see a female US president during her lifetime -- but insisted she was ready to "get off the high wire" of top-level politics. "I hope so. I really want to see that in my lifetime," Clinton said during a town hall meeting at a girls school in India's Kolkata, when asked about the prospects of a woman taking America's top job for the first time. Clinton praised India's "great display of women empowerment" due to the prominent role played by female politicians over the years but said that in the...
  • White House denies Obama-Clinton ticket in the works

    10/06/2010 7:12:08 AM PDT · by Enchante · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/06/10 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    The denials follow comments made by journalist Bob Woodward during a CNN interview Tuesday night in which Woodward suggested that the White House is seriously discussing dumping Vice President Joe Biden in favor of the Secretary of State. "It's on the table," Woodward said yesterday on John King, USA. "Some of Hillary Clinton's advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012."
  • Clintonites Undermine Obama for Hillary 2012 Challenge

    07/26/2010 12:45:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 26, 2010 | Rowan Scarborough
    For pundits looking for signs that Hillary Clinton is thinking—just thinking—of perhaps challenging President Obama in 2012, there are suddenly plenty of tea leaves to be read. Former aides to Bill Clinton are popping up in news stories criticizing the President's performance and making dour predictions about the Democratic Party. Why else are Clinton loyalists joining the fray other than to soften up Obama for a Hillary left-cross come, say, the summer of 2011, when she cites high unemployment and a country in malaise in deciding to run for President again? The biggest jolt from the Clinton camp came compliments...
  • Chelsea Clinton Wedding Guest List Revealed [Streisand, Spielberg, Oprah, Ted Turner.......]

    07/14/2010 2:04:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 200 replies · 3+ views
    Chelsea Clinton Wedding Guest List Revealed Posted by Devon Thomas NEW YORK (CBS) It's wedding season and Hillary and Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea has her guest list all sorted out. The First Daughter, 30, who is getting married on July 31 to Marc Mezvinsky, is throwing a wedding bash that will reportedly have up to 500 guests, including some of the biggest names in politics and entertainment. Just who made the cut? According to the Hudson Valley News, guests include President Obama, singer Barbra Streisand, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, and media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Ted...
  • Clinton says Byrd joined KKK to help him get elected

    07/02/2010 12:51:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 143 replies · 3+ views
    Clinton says Byrd joined KKK to help him get elected By Eric Zimmermann - 07/02/10 02:58 PM ET Former President Bill Clinton explained the late Sen. Robert Byrd's (D-W.V.) membership in the Ku Klux Klan Friday by claiming Byrd was simply trying to get elected. Speaking at Byrd's funeral in Charleston today, Clinton seemed to criticize newspaper eulogies that dwelled on Byrd's association with the Klan. "They mention that he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, and what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means," Clinton said. "He was a country boy from the...
  • Clinton: 'The rich are not paying their fair share'

    05/28/2010 3:06:24 PM PDT · by huac · 24 replies · 724+ views
    Poliitico ^ | May 27, 2010
    "...Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a rare foray into domestic politics today, offering her view that — given America's high unemployment — wealthy Americans don't pay enough taxes..."
  • Caption this picture of the Hildebeast

    05/12/2010 5:36:30 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 96 replies · 2,567+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12 May 10
  • Helen Thomas: "Hillary The Hawk - Clinton Gets Cues From President Obama" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/24/2010 4:23:47 PM PST · by seanmerc · 36 replies · 1,179+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 24 Feb 10 | Helen "Hezbollah Point of View" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is finding her voice in the world of foreign affairs -- and it’s the sound of hawk-speak, filled with threats and warnings. She has warned that Iran is becoming a military dictatorship. She is trying -- with some success -- to persuade U.S. allies to support stronger sanctions against Teheran. There’s no sign that the U.S. is about to invade Iran but there’s tons of speculation that the Pentagon has been tasked to figure out what bunker-buster bombs would do to Iran’s underground nuclear industry and whether such an attack would help or...
  • Health Care Debacle Evokes Bitter Memories

    02/08/2010 6:50:55 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 10 replies · 400+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 9, 2010 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The Democrats' reversal "is like a big body blow," said Mr. Jennings. "You either stammer and fall down, or you stammer and regain your balance. What Americans respect are those people who can take a punch and come back."
  • Game over: The Clintons stand alone

    01/11/2010 4:24:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 3,004+ views
    Game over: The Clintons stand alone By: Ben Smith January 11, 2010 06:05 PM EST A new book is out with a highly critical but unsourced portrait of Hillary Clinton. This familiar occurrence — it’s happened too many times to count over the years — has usually been greeted with an equally familiar response: A fast and furious counterattack from the Clinton inner circle. What’s notable about the highly publicized release of “Game Change,” however, is the virtual silence from the Clinton camp. The lack of public outrage seems to mark the sputtering end of what was once known as...
  • Another Clinton backstabber goes down in flames: Obama fires Greg Craig for Guantanamo fiasco

    11/21/2009 7:16:39 PM PST · by Baladas · 34 replies · 2,124+ views
    Seattle Examiner ^ | 11/20/09 | D.K. Jamaal
    According to POLITICO, Obama’s fans in the Beltway are shocked, shocked that he and his White House minions scapegoat White House General Counsel Greg Craig for Obama’s failed promise to close Guantanamo in one year. The closing of Guantanamo – as Obama’s critics have long predicted – ain’t gonna happen, because there’s no place else to put the hardcore terrorists currently housed there. When Obama announced his dubious executive order closing Guantanamo by January 2010, the Kool-Aid drinkers were ecstatic. “See?” they said, “This is why we elected him. We were so right.” No, they were so wrong. It was...
  • Robert Reich Invents Lame 'Out of Context' Excuse to Explain Away Brutal Health Care Truths

    10/16/2009 6:32:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies · 1,012+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 16, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Robert Reich has finally responded to the audio of him telling "brutal truths" to an audience at Berkeley which your humble correspondent chronicled here in NewsBusters on Tuesday. Here are the gems delivered up by Reich as to what he claims an honest candidate for president would say about health care if he didn't worry about getting elected: "We're going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's...
  • Obama Advisor Robert Reich Blasted for Promoting Death Panels

    10/15/2009 10:53:02 AM PDT · by julieee · 30 replies · 1,487+ views
    Obama Advisor Robert Reich Blasted for Promoting Death Panels Washington, DC -- Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin got pilloried for suggesting that the government-run health care system set up under the bills in Congress would lead to "death panels." But, now, a video has surfaced showing Obama economics advisor Robert Reich essentially admitting Palin was right. http://www.LifeNews.com/bio2982.html
  • The Truth About Jobs That No One Wants To Tell You (The former Clinton Labor Sec. is pessimistic)

    10/03/2009 8:51:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies · 2,189+ views
    Wall Street Pit ^ | 10/3/2009 | Robert Reich
    Unemployment will almost certainly in double-digits next year — and may remain there for some time. And for every person who shows up as unemployed in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ household survey, you can bet there’s another either too discouraged to look for work or working part time who’d rather have a full-time job or else taking home less pay than before (I’m in the last category, now that the University of California has instituted pay cuts). And there’s yet another person who’s more fearful that he or she will be next to lose a job. In other words,...
  • Ex-Clinton aide (Betsey Wright - *Squirt's Bimbo Eruption Czar) pleads not guilty in prison case

    10/01/2009 4:21:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,106+ views
    Ex-Clinton aide pleads not guilty in prison case(AP) – 8 hours ago LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A former top aide to Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas has pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to smuggle contraband into a prison. Betsey Wright is accused of trying to smuggle tattoo needles, a box cutter, a knife and tweezers into the Varner Supermax Unit while visiting a death row inmate in May. The 66-year-old Wright entered the plea Wednesday in a court filing in Lincoln County Circuit Court. The filing by defense attorney Jeff Rosenzweig also waives her arraignment,...
  • Helen Thomas: "Speaking For The President" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    10/01/2009 1:02:14 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 84 replies · 2,687+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 1 Oct 09 | The only reporter to have interviewed all 44 US Presidents, HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- It isn't easy to put words in the mouth of the president of the United States, but the White House stable of speechwriters does that almost every day. The frustrations of such a prestigious post are painfully recalled by Matt Latimer, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, in his new book "Speech-Less." The subtitle of the book by the conservative speechwriter is "Tales of a White House Survivor." Latimer's book divulges rich insights into the Bush White House. The rivalries, the egos, the fears and the trepidations of having written a prime time speech only to...
  • Rush Limbaugh: "Why Hillary Never Joined Military"

    09/23/2009 5:21:58 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 19 replies · 1,929+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 23 Sep 09 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: David Axelrod there saying that Obama doesn't listen to polls, doesn't read polls, doesn't care what NBC says, and the first obligation of the president is to keep the American people safe. No, the first obligation of this president is to make sure our enemies are not offended. Now, yesterday -- and I got a lot of grief on this, caught a lot of grief in the e-mail. Yesterday, I kind of lost it toward the end of the program, all the sound bites and Afghanistan was a big subject yesterday and, you know, the general says we need...
  • Who does Steffi work for?

    09/11/2009 2:43:44 AM PDT · by mapmaker77 · 13 replies · 875+ views
    random thoughts | 11SEP'09 | mapmaker77
    I just watched Bill O'Rielly talk with George Stephanopolis and I was struck with a sense of deja-vu. I have seen this BS before and steffi was on the inside that time. I find it impossible to believe that this excuse for a journalist has more than 20 viewers outside of the beltway and New York. The boy is about as objective about politics as my 18 year old cat is about home life. I mean, as long as she has a clean box, food and water, she is happy, but this nitwit is happy with nothing more than re-processed...
  • Obama Advisor John Podesta Rips Glenn Beck as "Van's chief tormentor'

    09/06/2009 5:56:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 131 replies · 6,921+ views
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 | Kristinn
    Obama transition chief and head of the leftist Center for American Progress, John Podesta, laid in to Glenn Beck tonight with a spirited but after the fact defense of former Obama administration official Van Jones that was posted tonight at Think Progress:Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country. He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the president’s agenda. I respect that decision. Van was working to build a common ground agenda for all Americans, and I am...
  • Disney acquiring Marvel Entertainment Inc.

    08/31/2009 6:49:44 AM PDT · by relictele · 114 replies · 2,976+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 31 Aug 2009 | Hal Boedeker
    BURBANK, Calif. - Spider-Man and Iron Man have a new boss: The Walt Disney Co. Disney announced this morning that it is buying Marvel Entertainment -- and the more than 5,000 Marvel characters. They include X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor. "This is a great fit for us," Disney boss Bob Iger told CNBC this morning. He said the acquisition was a way to attract more boys. Disney said the transaction value is $50 per Marvel share -- or about $4 billion. Iger said the acquisition will grow both Disney and Marvel.
  • Bacon, ex-Pentagon spokesman, refugee advocate, dies

    08/15/2009 6:19:48 PM PDT · by John W · 7 replies · 626+ views
    CNN ^ | August 15, 2009 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Kenneth Bacon, a former reporter and Pentagon spokesman who later served as a top advocate of displaced people all over the world, died Saturday, according to Refugees International. He was 64. Kenneth Bacon was "one of the great voices in humanitarian advocacy," says Joel Charny of Refugees International. Kenneth Bacon was "one of the great voices in humanitarian advocacy," says Joel Charny of Refugees International. Bacon had served as the president of Washington-based Refugees International since 2001, the group said in a statement Saturday. The former Wall Street Journal reporter died Saturday morning from an aggressive melanoma...
  • Former Top Aide To Bill Clinton Charged With Smuggling Tattoo Needles Into Prison

    08/13/2009 12:39:37 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies · 1,507+ views
    All Headline News ^ | August 13, 2009 | Kris Alingod
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - The chief of staff of former President Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas was charged on Wednesday with smuggling tattoo needles into the death row unit of the state prison. Betsey Wright, a death penalty opponent, reportedly plans to surrender to authorities next week. According to a police report posted online by the Arkansas Times, Wright tried to bring in contraband into the maximum security unit during a May 22 visit. The items were an ink pen with tweezers and a needle, a knife, a boxcutter and 48 tattoo needles hidden in a Nachos...
  • Warrant issued for former Bill Clinton chief of staff

    08/12/2009 10:00:14 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 54 replies · 2,324+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/12/2009 | Cnn.com
    Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was governor of Arkansas is expected to turn herself in after authorities issued a bench warrant for her arrest for allegedly smuggling contraband into a state prison, her attorney told CNN Wednesday. Betsey Wright served Clinton as chief of staff for 7 years in Arkansas and ran 3 successful campaigns for governor. Betsey Wright allegedly smuggled a red Doritos bag containing 48 tattoo needles, a pen with tweezers and a needle inside, a Swiss Army knife and a box cutter into the Varner Unit, a high-security state prison in Grady, Arkansas, according to...
  • Ex-Clinton Aide Named In Prison Case [Betsy Wright]

    08/12/2009 6:41:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 1,298+ views
    AP Report ^ | August 12, 2009
    Ex-Clinton aide named in prison case Staffer for then-governor faces charges of smuggling items onto death row LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A former chief of staff for Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas faces felony charges accusing her of trying to smuggle a knife and 48 tattoo needles onto the state's death row. The charges against Betsey Wright come as The Associated Press obtained documents showing death-row inmate allegedly passed love letters and contraband to a guard with whom he committed a sex act. Combined, the events represent just the latest in a series of high-profile incidents at...
  • Ex-Clinton aide charged in Ark. prison smuggling

    08/12/2009 3:43:12 PM PDT · by managusta · 55 replies · 3,502+ views
    TBO.com ^ | Aug 12,2009 | JON GAMBRELL
    <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A former chief of staff for Bill Clinton when he was Arkansas' governor has been charged with attempting to smuggle contraband goods into the state's death row.</p> <p>Betsey Wright, of Rogers, faces 51 felony charges stemming from her arrest May 22 at the state's Varner Unit. An Arkansas State Police report claims she attempted to smuggle in a box cutter, a pocket knife, tweezers and tattoo needles.</p>
  • Ex-Clinton aide named in prison smuggling case

    08/12/2009 4:55:59 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies · 856+ views
    Google News ^ | Aug.12,2009 | JON GAMBRELL
    <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A former chief of staff for Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas faces felony charges accusing her of smuggling a knife and 48 tattoo needles onto the state's death row.</p> <p>The charging of Betsey Wright, 66, of Rogers, Ark., comes as The Associated Press obtained documents showing death-row inmate passed love letters and contraband to a guard he committed a sex act with. Combined, they represent just the latest in a series of high-profile incidents at the state prison system, ranging from two convicted murderers escaping in guard uniforms to a man being shot to death at a contraband checkpoint.</p>
  • New words added to the OED include: Clintonista

    06/12/2009 7:21:38 AM PDT · by stiguy · 10 replies · 539+ views
    The Oxford English Dictionary added several new words to their lexicon today. The complete list can be accessed online here: http://www.oed.com/help/updates/latestadditions.html#oos Highlights include: + amateur night, n. and adj. + bailout, n.2 + bupkis, n. + buttload, n. + Clintonista, n. + commitment-phobe, n. + dwarf planet, n. + grilled cheese, n. + searchability, n. + turducken, n. + Many others Source: Oxford English Dictionary
  • The assassination of Ron Brown

    05/14/2009 6:39:35 PM PDT · by jdfromny · 55 replies · 2,798+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/29/2004 | Jack Cashill
    On April 4, 1996, the subject of my radio show in Kansas City was Commerce Secretary, Ron Brown. He and 34 others had died the day before when their Air Force plane crashed into a Croatian mountainside. Not one to shy from exploitation of a tragedy, President Clinton was busily profaning the memory of Martin Luther King – who had been killed on April 4, 1968 – by comparing King's mission to Brown's. What Clinton did not say was that Brown had gone to Croatia to broker a sweetheart deal between the neo-fascist strongman who ran Croatia, Franjo Tudjman, and...
  • Holder Says He Approved Clinton-Era Renditions

    05/09/2009 10:00:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 1,354+ views
    Friday, May 8, 2009 | Stephen C. Webster
    Holder says he approved Clinton-era renditionsCannot be posted, due to FR rules.
  • Military Office Director Resigns in Wake of New York Fly-by

    05/08/2009 5:04:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 1,572+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – The director of the White House Military Office has submitted his resignation in the wake of an April 27 aerial photo shoot with a presidential aircraft over New York City. Louis Caldera, who served as secretary of the Army during the Clinton administration, resigned his office effective May 22. “I have concluded that the controversy surrounding the Presidential Airlift Group’s aerial photo shoot over New York City has made it impossible to effectively lead the White House Military Office,” Caldera wrote in his letter of resignation. President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation, White House...
  • Clinton-Era Attorney Found Dead in Apparent Suicide ( Mark Levy )

    04/30/2009 6:35:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 2,915+ views
    AP ^ | April 30, 2009
    The Atlanta-based firm Kilpatrick Stockton LLP says attorney Mark Levy, who served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice between 1993 and 1995, died Thursday. An attorney who served in the Clinton administration was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide at his Washington law office. The death comes after the chief financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac killed himself last week. David Kellermann was found dead April 22 in the basement of his northern Virginia home.
  • Clinton-era appointee dead in apparent suicide (Mark Levy)

    04/30/2009 5:25:41 PM PDT · by RDTF · 30 replies · 2,066+ views
    WJLA DC ^ | April 30, 2009
    Washington - An attorney who served in the Clinton administration was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide at his Washington law office. Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, an Atlanta-based firm, confirmed in a statement that attorney Mark Levy had died. "Mark Levy was well known and highly respected for his successful appearances before the Supreme Court of the United States," said Bill Dorris, the firm's co-managing partner. Levy was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice between 1993 and 1995 and served five years in the Solicitor General's office.