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Hillary Clinton called me a ‘Russian asset’. The establishment is losing its grip | Jill Stein

The McCarthyist smear against the Green party shows the lengths to which Clinton will go to blame others for her 2016 defeat Like urging media allies to elevate Donald Trump to front-runner status, to the sabotage of Bernie Sanders by Clinton surrogates in the DNC. The deflection strategy also seeks to cover over a key factor in Clintons loss: her record of serving Wall Street, promoting corporate trade deals that hurt working people, and supporting endless war and regime change disasters. Confronting the real reasons for Clintons loss would open…

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‘Don’t be a dick, OK?’ Hillary Clinton tweets parody of Trump Erdoan letter

Former Democratic nominee trolls president by mocking missive sent to Turkish president over Syria invasion Donald Trump is known to many opponents as the pictures and tweeted a mocked-up letter from John F Kennedy to Nikita Khrushchev that was meant squarely to mock a real letter from Trump to Recep Tayyip Erdoan which was wrote, over an image of what purported to be a letter from the US president to the Soviet leader on 16 October 1962, during the told the BBC Erdoan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and…

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Ben Carson, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio Provide Road Map for What NOT to Do at the Debates

Dont forget to walk out on stage. Dont forget which agencies you would abolish. Dont talk about killing a man. These are all things you should avoid if you are trying to convince the American public you are presidential material. They are also all things that presidential contenders have done in debates. Democratic 2020 candidates are prepping right now for this weeks debates, brushing up on policies, practicing their game faces, sharpening witty comebacks. All good. But for a primer on what not to do, we present this compendium of…

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Why we are addicted to conspiracy theories

The long read: Outsiders and the disenfranchised have always embraced the existence of wild plots and cover-ups. But now the biggest conspiracy-mongers are in charge In January 2015, I spent the longest, queasiest week of my life on a cruise ship filled with conspiracy theorists. As our boat rattled toward Mexico and back, I heard about every wild plot, secret plan and dark cover-up imaginable. It was mostly fascinating, occasionally exasperating and the cause of a headache that took months to fade. To my pleasant surprise, given that I was…

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Hillary and Clinton review Laurie Metcalf on winning form in solid drama

The Tony award winner dominates as the politician in a 2008-set work of speculative stage drama with John Lithgow as her supportive husband Remember when Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire? This isnt revisionist history. She lost the state to Bernie Sanders in 2016. But in 2008, after an embarrassing finish in Iowa, she beat out Barack Obama. Suddenly, her campaign had momentum. For a while anyway. Lucas Hnaths play, Hillary and Clinton, slight and not especially timely, returns HRC to that contest, nearly a decade before…

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Hillary Clintons view on the Lewinsky affair reveals a huge blindspot that cost her the presidency | Suzanne Moore

Hillary is right to say Trump should be investigated for sexual misconduct, but this does not excuse her husband. Now it is Monica Lewinsky who is emerging with class The last time I looked, Bill Clinton was leering at Ariana Grande as she was singing at nasty about her; so was Tina Brown. The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called her survived this public shaming and contributed considerably to debates about bullying. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/15/hillary-clinton-monica-lewinsky-affair-husband

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Hillary Clinton: ‘What is more uncivil than taking children away?’

She has made peace with losing the election but not with Donald Trump. Now she is fighting to undo the damage of the presidents child-separation policy and has no time for debates over civility When Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance after losing the 2016 election, it was her admission that she had felt like never leaving the house again that made headlines. Twenty months later, other details of the speech seem much more significant. That Clinton had left her house to address the I previously met Clinton in…

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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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Hillary Clinton on Election Night: They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President

No one in modern politics, male or female, has had to withstand more indignities, setbacks and cynicism. She developed protective armor that made the real Hillary Clinton an enigma. But if she was guarded about her feelings and opinions, she believed it was in careful pursuit of adream for generations of Americans: the election of the countrys first woman president. That would have been the nut graf of The New York Times story about Hillary Clintons historic victory that would have run under the headline Madam President spread across six…

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Hillary Clinton meets Mary Beard: I would love to have told Trump: Back off, you creep

The presidential candidate and the classicist discuss winners and losers Hillary Clinton is sequestered in a hotel room, giving a big television interview, when Mary Beard arrives at Claridges. While she waits outside on the sofa, though, it quickly becomes clear that the star of this conversation is the classicist. One by one, members of Clintons staff approach in reverent tones to declare her their heroine. Even a passing cameraman stops to pay court and say: I love you! Does this happen to Beard all the time? Yes, she laughs,…

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‘Guilty, your honor’: Michael Flynn, who led the ‘lock her up’ chants, enters his plea

In a dark suit and striped tie, Flynn stood before a federal judge and pleaded guilty and for Hillary Clinton, the sense of schadenfreude may be irresistible When the crowd chanted Lock her up! about Hillary Clinton, Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback. Flynn was once Trumps favourite general, who warmed up the Republican candidates rallies with fiery speeches and bolstered his unlikely credentials as a potential commander-in-chief of the worlds most powerful military. He was rewarded with the job of national security adviser at…

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Susan Sarandon: I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she’d won, we’d be at war

Once the bete noire of the right, now the actor finds herself even more hated by the left for refusing to support Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. She talks about Hollywood sexism, female empowerment and playing Bette Davis Susan Sarandon at 71 is bright-eyed and airy, and perhaps shyer than she can publicly seem. When I walk into the room a private members club in downtown New York, where she sits with a small dog at her feet she doesnt say hello or make eye-contact, giving what I suspect is…

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Again: Hillary says investigating her would be a disastrous step toward dictatorship

We miss the days when Hillary Clinton was hiding out in the woods of Chappaqua, but that promotional tour for her book “What Happened” brought her out of the forest and into just about every bookstore still standing, as well as every news network, daytime chat show, and podcast. That tour seems to be winding down as Hillary hits smaller news outlets, but as Twitchy reported Wednesday night, there are new questions to ask. For example, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reportedly made noises about appointing a special counsel to…

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RenTechs Robert Mercer to Exit as Co-CEO, Sell Breitbart Stake

Donald Trump. Peter Brown, 62, will continue as CEO, according to a letter sent to employees at his hedge fund Thursday. Mercer, 71, will also leave Renaissance’s board and remain at the company as a member of the technical staff, focusing on research. Mercer and Brown took the co-CEO posts in 2010 after the company’s founder Read More: Read Mercer’s Letter to His Staff at Renaissance personal political projects dragged the notoriously secretive firm into the national spotlight. Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, are prominent Republican donors and patrons of Stephen…

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