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Hillary Clinton: Being a Capitalist Probably Hurt Me in Primary Because Many Democrats Are Socialists

Hillary Clinton claimed Wednesday that declaring herself to be a capitalist during the 2016 presidential primaries may have hurt her with Democratic voters. Probably, she said when asked by Time Inc. Brands CCO Alan Murray if the declaration hurt her. The pair appeared in conversation as part of the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York City. Its hard to know but I mean if youre in the Iowa caucuses and 41 percent of Democrats are socialists or self-described socialists, and Im asked Are you a capitalist? and I say,…

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Senator Al Frankens Resignation Is Deeply Unfair

Sometime today, Al Franken will resign his Senate seat. The Democrats are hoping for a banner year, and from all indicators it looks like theyll have one, and I hope they doif they take back one house, this horrid Trump/GOP agenda is done for. But the Democrats 2018 is sure getting off to a dubious start. Franken should not be going. When he announced his resignation on December 7, I wrote a column saying that Democrats would come to regret what theyd done to him. Nevertheless, I wrote, his resignation…

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