More 2016 Elections Articles

  • Back on the campaign trail, sort of, Hillary Clinton dusts off the cobwebs

    Hillary Clinton returned to a campaign trail-like environment this week after a six-year offseason, and a little out of shape. As she has rolled out her new memoir, Hard Choices, Clinton has demonstrated the persistent strength of her fan base and her political brand. But the tour, which began...

  • Ready for Hillary?

    Have you seen the "Ready for Hillary" bumper stickers? I've seen one already and wondered about the implied insult to the current occupant of the White House. You're "Ready for Hillary" when the greatest statesman of our age isn't even halfway through his second term?

  • GOP memo: Hillary Clinton gets almost $50 million in free media to hype book, candidacy

    The mainstream media's rush to give Hillary Clinton a platform to pitch her new memoir, Hard Choices, has provided the likely 2016 presidential candidate almost $50 million in free advertising, according to a GOP memo.

  • Clinton comes out against US embargo of Cuba in book

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has resurrected an old debate concerning U.S. policy toward Cuba by calling for the 52-year-old embargo against the communist island to be lifted.

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton top list of richest ex-first families

    They may have left the White House “dead broke,” as Hillary Clinton claimed, but she and Bill Clinton cashed in so fast and big that they sit atop the list of former first couples who struck gold after the presidency. Since leaving office, according to financial records and news reports,...

  • Democrats are ready for Hillary Clinton, but is Hillary ready?

    I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, much like the mass exaltation it showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president.

  • Poll: Public wants Hillary Clinton, not Obama, in a crisis

    More Americans still believe that Hillary Clinton mishandled the Benghazi, Libya, assault disaster, but even with that black eye, they would rather have the former secretary of state manning a big crisis than President Obama, according to a new poll.

  • Eric Cantor and unknown unknowns in politics

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprising defeat in the Republican primary at the hands of obscure economics professor David Brat recalls Donald Rumsfeld's statement about unknown unknowns. Every once and awhile, voters deliver a result that none of the experts would have predicted. In...

  • Hillary Clinton clarifies 'dead broke' comment: I understand the struggle of the working class

    After being hammered for being out-of-touch, and accused of making her first 2016 campaign gaffe, Hillary Clinton decided Tuesday to clarify her complaint that she and former President Bill Clinton were "dead broke" when they vacated the White House in 2001 and struggled to pay mortgages on...

  • Friends gave Clintons $10 million to pay debts --- and they still stiffed lawyers for years

    When Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House, donors had covered all but $3.9 million of their still growing scandal legal bill -- easily covered by her 2000 $4 million book advance -- but they didn't pay off their lawyers for years. Using two legal defense funds that raised about $10...

  • Who would Hillary Clinton bomb?

    Judging by the early reviews, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new memoir, "Hard Choices," is a cautious, poll-tested tome, drafted with an eye toward 2016. But she says at least one interesting thing in the book. On her 2002 vote to authorize the Iraq War, Secretary Clinton...

  • Broke? Clinton's accepted $190,027 in gifts, inked $23m in book deals exiting White House

    Hillary Clinton, who sniffed to ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer Monday about being “dead broke” when leaving the White House in 2000, already had a $4 million book advance in her purse and $190,027 worth of gifts collected over eight years--and accepted as she and Bill Clinton handed the keys...

  • Publisher: Children will get inspiration from Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices'

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's publisher is encouraging children to read her latest memoir, “Hard Choices,” for inspiration.

  • Hillary Clinton: Bill and I charge enormous speaking fees because we left the White House 'dead broke'

    Former President Bill Clinton and his family were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001, according to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' at State Department failed every time

    "Hard Choices," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new memoir of her failed presidential campaign and years at State, promises to be hard going for reviewers and the general public.



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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