WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton returns Thursday to the White House campaign fray after a few days at home recovering from pneumonia in a health scare that rocked her bid to become America’s first woman president. The Democratic nominee’s spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement late on Tuesday that Clinton spent time at home "catching up on reading briefings, making calls," and watching Barack Obama’s rousing speech in Philadelphia, in which the president offered unstinting praise of his former secretary of state. "We will resume campaign travel on Thursday, more details to come," he said. The former first lady has just suffered perhaps the worst week of her 15-month quest to become America’s first female president. She was forced to leave a 9/11 memorial event in New York on Sunday and was seen stumbling limp-legged into a Secret Service vehicle. Clinton’s campaign initially said she had been suffering the ill effects of dehydration and "overheating." … [Read more...] about Convalescing Hillary Clinton to return to campaign fray
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Former Secretary of State has officially become Democratic Presidential candidate. Sen. Hillary Clinton, 69, surpassed the 2,382 delegate votes needed to clench the Democratic Party nomination. After Mrs. Clinton had secured the nomination, Mr. Sanders made a motion to stop the voting and make Mrs. Clinton the nominee by acclamation. "I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States", Sanders told thousands of delegates in the Wells Fargo Center, which erupted in cheers. "This woman has never been satisfied with the status quo on anything”, her husband and former US President Bill Clinton said. "She's a change-maker. That's what she does." Earlier, on July 20th, Donald Trump was officially declared the Republican presidential candidate at the party's national convention in Cleveland, Ohio after easily earned the 1,237 delegates needed to capture the nomination./. Compiled by BTA … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton officially becomes Democratic Presidential candidate
The Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for three and a half hours on Saturday as part of the probe into her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, her campaign said. The interview at FBI headquarters in Washington followed a week of intense public focus on the investigation and on Clinton's viability as a presidential candidate, with four months to go to the election. Her campaign has tried for months to downplay the controversy as a distraction. In an interview broadcast on MSNBC, Clinton said she was happy to do the FBI interview, which her spokesman earlier described as "voluntary." "I've been answering questions for over a year" regarding the private email server, Clinton said. It was not clear if the questioning of Clinton signaled an imminent conclusion to the investigation in a pivotal time for the presidential race. It does follow FBI interviews of several of Clinton's former staff … [Read more...] about FBI interviews Hillary Clinton in private server probe
Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters. Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said American families were still facing financial hardship at a time "when the average CEO makes about 300 times what the average worker makes." In a tightly scripted campaign launch in which there were few surprises, the comments were unexpected, at least by progressives, who saw them as an early sign she may shift away from the centrist economic policies pursued by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. “I definitely see the push from the left wing, which I think is great,” said Jared Milrad, a Clinton supporter who appeared in a video launching her campaign for the presidency. Milrad said he saw the populist rhetoric as a sign that Clinton "has been … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton surprises with early attack on CEO pay
Republican Mitt Romney criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton over foreign policy and the economy on Wednesday in what could be a prelude to the line of attack he takes if he decides to run for president a third time. Romney seemed to be in campaign mode in a closely watched appearance in Starkville, Mississippi, delivering a speech at Mississippi State University and stopping at a local barbecue restaurant, where he ate a pulled-pork sandwich. In his speech, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee looked past potential Republican rivals for 2016 and raised questions about President Barack Obama's struggle to contain Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. He criticized Obama over his refusal to refer to the militancy movement as "radical Islam." "I don't know how the president expects to defeat the jihadists if he won't even call them what they are," Romney said. Romney targeted Clinton in his remarks, accusing her of making mistakes as Obama's first-term secretary of state … [Read more...] about Romney takes aim at Hillary Clinton in new speech
'I was honored when I heard that former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton were coming today.' U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday led a standing ovation for his defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, saying he was "honored" she and her husband had attended his inauguration. "I was honored when I heard that former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton were coming today and I would like you to stand up," he said while addressing lawmakers, his cabinet nominees and other dignitaries at a Congressional luncheon. "There's nothing more I can say because I have a lot of respect for those two people," Trump added as attendees rose and clapped. The Republican billionaire clashed brutally with both Clintons during the hard-fought campaign -- labeling his Democratic rival corrupt, and digging up past allegations of sexual misconduct by her husband. Clinton has largely retreated from public view since Trump's upset win in November shattered her hopes of becoming the first … [Read more...] about Trump leads standing ovation for Hillary Clinton
Trump said he was embarrassed by the video but he accused President Bill Clinton of having done worse to women. A defiant Donald Trump on Sunday attacked former President Bill Clinton for his treatment of women and vowed, if he won the White House, to put Hillary Clinton in jail for operating a private email server while U.S. secretary of state. In a contentious town-hall debate, Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, said he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into his Democratic rival's email use because she had endangered national security during her tenure as President Barack Obama's chief diplomat from 2009-2013. The 90-minute debate got off to a chilly start when the two candidates for the Nov. 8 election greeted each other without the traditional handshake. It quickly turned into an acrimonious discussion of a 2005 video that emerged on Friday in which Trump was heard using vulgar language and talking about groping women without consent. "Mine are words and … [Read more...] about Trump assails Bill Clinton, vows to jail Hillary Clinton if he wins White House
Four, five, even six times per week, Hillary Clinton meets deep-pocketed supporters eager to shake hands with the celebrity Democrat -- all-but-obligatory encounters helping her amass the war chest needed to win the White House. Getty/AFP / by Ivan Couronne | Have a chat for $2,700 with Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Qualifying guests are invited to hold what is described as a "conversation with Hillary," at a cost of $2,700 -- the legal limit set by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on donations to candidates in the 2016 presidential primary cycle. Once the primaries are decided, a supporter can contribute a fresh $2,700 maximum to a candidate in the presidential election. Clinton, a former secretary of state and the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination, has participated in some 40 fundraising receptions since launching her campaign in April, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan Washington … [Read more...] about Conversation’ with Hillary Clinton? That’ll be $2,700
As she prepares to step down after four years as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2016. But insight from sources close to her, a look at the US political landscape, and recent clues tell a different story.Of the questions swirling around Washington DC these days -- Can a fiscal cliff deal be reached? Should the administration do more about Syria? Which designer will the first lady wear to the inaugural ball? -- perhaps none is as obsessively pondered as: What will Hillary Clinton do next? According to whisperings from her inner circle, the secretary of state, who is expected to step down in the next few months, may buy a country house in the Hamptons or upstate New York with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The 65-year-old Clinton herself told The New York Times that her plans were “to sleep and exercise and travel for fun”. And it seems a given that she will do high-profile speaking engagements and write a book about … [Read more...] about A burning question: What’s next for Hillary Clinton?
Former secretary of state and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton ended months of speculation with Sunday's announcement of her 2016 presidential bid, the accomplished politician’s second attempt to become the country's first female president. Don Emmert, AFP I Hillary Clinton speaks about women’s empowerment on March 10, 2015 at the United Nations in New York Clinton, the former secretary of state who lost the 2008 presidential nomination, announced her bid in a video message posted on YouTube and on her new . "Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion," Clinton said as she launched her second run for the presidency. "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top." Soon after her announcement, Clinton tweeted that she was heading to Iowa, the first state to vote in next year's primaries. "I'm … [Read more...] about Can Hillary Clinton’s ‘smart power’ take her to the White House?