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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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Three Trump Associates Charged in Russia Collusion Probe

The federal investigation into whether President Read the full indictment here The accusations arrive after a months-long probe into possible crimes including obstruction of justice by Trump and other crimes by his associates. The Read more: Your Guide to Understanding the Trump-Russia Saga Manafort, 68, has been targeted by Mueller for months. A top Republican strategist who also worked extensively for foreign politicians, he left Trump’s campaign after only a few months in 2016. He departed after information surfaced about his work in Ukraine for a pro-Russian party, which intensified…

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Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign. “The crime I committed was my rock bottom,” a tearful Weiner told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. He was ordered to surrender to prison on Nov. 6. “I was a very sick man for a long period of time, but I am also…

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Trump campaign paid $50,000 to Trump Jr’s lawyer before emails released

Payment to Alan Futerfass firm made 13 days before emails relating to alleged links to Russia were publicly released Donald Trumps campaign committee paid $50,000 to the firm of a lawyer representing Donald Trump Jr Trump did not know about his sons meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 until recently, his campaign committee knew before the president did. Trump Jr was forced to release damning emails revealing he eagerly embraced what he was told was a Russian government attempt to damage Hillary Clintons election campaign. The emails…

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Hillary Clinton condemns ‘terrible’ assault on Guardian reporter in Montana

Clintons comments on assault by congressman Greg Gianforte, on the eve of his election, were part of wide-ranging discussion at a tech conference Hillary Clinton condemned the assault on a Guardian reporter by Montana congressman Greg Gianforte on the eve of the election earlier this month, and accused a local news station of initially refusing to cover the encounter. Clinton, the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic nominee, pointed to the incident as an example of conservative media conglomerates beginning to call the shots and intervening to influence a…

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Hillary Clinton says the DNC has really, really bad data

In an interview that quickly turned into an election post-mortem, Hillary Clinton slammed the Democratic National Committees poor data for playing a role in her lost bid for the U.S. presidency. Onstage at the Code Conference with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, Clinton praised her campaigns own data team before launching into a scorching criticism of the DNCs data machine. I was very proud of my data and analytics team, Clinton said, noting that her team was comprised largely of Obama campaign veterans. We had a lot of help from…

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