Tag: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, ‘Is There Anybody Else?’

WASHINGTON — When a half-dozen Democratic donors gathered at the Whitby Hotel in Manhattan last week, the dinner began with a discussion of which presidential candidates the contributors liked. But as conversations among influential Democrats often go these days, the meeting quickly evolved into a discussion of who was not in the race — but […]

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But Her Emails …

What about her emails? Donald Trump raised that question like a red flag for three years, as candidate and president, casting doubts on how Hillary Clinton used a private email server to communicate with her staff and others while she was secretary of state. “Hillary set up an illegal server for the obvious purpose of […]

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Why Hillary Clinton Shouldn’t Trade in Conspiracy Theories About Tulsi Gabbard

On Friday, Hillary Clinton suggested on a podcast that the Russian government might be “grooming” Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii as a third-party presidential candidate and referred to the former Green Party candidate Jill Stein as “a Russian asset.” Ms. Gabbard, in response, fashioned an insult for Mrs. Clinton that seemed drawn from the […]

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State Dept. Inquiry Into Clinton Emails Finds No Deliberate Mishandling of Classified Information

WASHINGTON — A yearslong State Department investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server found that while the use of the system for official business increased the risk of compromising classified information, there was no systemic or deliberate mishandling of classified information. The inquiry, started more than three years ago, found that […]

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Tulsi Gabbard Lashes Back at Hillary Clinton After Claim of Russian Influence

Hillary Clinton waded into the Democratic primary on Friday by suggesting that Russia was “grooming” Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii as a third-party candidate for president. In response, Ms. Gabbard lashed out late in the afternoon with an extraordinary series of tweets in which she called Mrs. Clinton “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, […]

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‘Faithless Electors’ Could Tip the 2020 Election. Will the Supreme Court Stop Them?

WASHINGTON — On Dec. 19, 2016, a little more than a month after the presidential election, members of the Electoral College gathered around the nation to cast their votes. Ten of them went rogue. A swing by that number of electors would have been enough to change the outcomes in five of the previous 58 […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Political Cost of Hair

Hair has once again caused a political tempest in a blow dryer. This week, the Washington Times published a story saying that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had spent $80 on a haircut and $180 on color at a Washington, D.C. salon, a styling choice the newspaper presented as hypocritical, given she “regularly rails against the rich […]

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The Shark-Infested Waters of Trump’s Tweet-Filled Weekend

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Don and the Giant […]

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State Dept. Investigating Email Practices of Hillary Clinton’s Former Staff

The State Department is continuing an investigation of email use among employees who worked for Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, asking scores of current and former officials to submit to questioning by the bureau overseeing diplomatic security, former officials said on Sunday. The investigation is examining whether the employees used secure channels and […]

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Biden Plays Offense Against Media to Frame Ukraine Narrative

WASHINGTON — When a reporter asked former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday if he had spoken to his son Hunter about his work in Ukraine, Mr. Biden jammed his finger into the reporter’s chest and shot back: “Ask the right questions.” A few hours later, when coverage of President Trump’s phone call […]

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Hillary Clinton Reads Her Emails at Venice Art Show

In a moment that combined political theater and performance art, Hillary Clinton was reunited with her emails at an exhibition in Italy this week. And she wants Republicans to know it. “Someone alert the House G.O.P.,” she wrote on Twitter on Thursday, captioning a picture of her seated with reams of paper that were part […]

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Dare We Dream of the End of the G.O.P.?

Toward the end of his new book, “R.I.P. G.O.P.,” the renowned Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg makes a thrilling prediction, delivered with the certainty of prophecy. “The year 2020 will produce a second blue wave on at least the scale of the first in 2018 and finally will crash and shatter the Republican Party that was […]

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The Gillibrand Test Case for Women in Politics

We just need more women. Through Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, Carly Fiorina and Michele Bachmann, that’s the argument that strategists, political scientists and pollsters focusing on female candidates make about the race for the White House. More women means less attention on pantsuits and more on political strategy. More women means a candidate is […]

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Was a Six-Woman Field Too Big for a Feminist Message?

We just need more women. Through Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, Carly Fiorina and Michele Bachmann, that’s the argument that strategists, political scientists and pollsters focusing on female candidates make about the race for the White House. More women means less attention on pantsuits and more on political strategy. More women means a candidate is […]

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Fearing Hackers, D.N.C. Plans to Block Iowa’s ‘Virtual’ Caucuses

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee is preparing to block Iowa Democrats’ plans to allow some caucusgoers to vote by phone next year, bowing to security concerns about the process being hacked, according to four people with knowledge of the decision. The committee’s announcement, expected to come by Friday afternoon in the form of a […]

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In Epstein Tweets, Trump Revisits a Favored Conspiracy Genre: Murder

President Trump has long used his fame and platform to amplify conspiracy theories and undermine his political enemies by muddying the waters when it comes to facts. For years, he has helped to erode voter faith in institutions by invoking the idea of a sinister force — such as the “deep state” or a rigged […]

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Joe Biden Won Last Night’s Democratic Debate

Marianne Williamson won last night’s debate if you judge exclusively in terms of charisma, rhetoric and the effective use of television. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren won last night’s debate — Sanders slightly more so, in my view — if you judge based on whether the two most important candidates onstage did what they needed […]

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Trump’s Attacks Are Good Politics — for Democrats

President Trump’s tweet attacks on members of Congress of color, from “The Squad” to Representative Elijah Cummings, have made it clear that fanning the flames of white racial resentment is central to his politics and re-election strategy. For decades, some left-leaning strategists stifled their candidates’ response to dog whistles for fear of alienating whites who […]

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‘They’re Doing It as We Sit Here’

If you were searching for a metaphor for the withering ideal of American public service — the one that puts country before party, truth before “narrative” or “brand” — it’d be hard to do better than the painful spectacle of Robert Mueller trying, in his halting voice, to sound the alarm on Wednesday about Russian […]

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