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Hillary's Checkers Speech

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Last night Hillary mirrored Nixon's famous and pathetic speech. In 1952 he told a national audience he was not a quitter and appealed to voters to help decide whether he should be the vice presidential candidate. "Wire and write," he said.

The Presiential Election is Not Going to Be Close

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy T. Saperstein

Simply put, this is the worst possible time for any Republican to be running for president, and Obama is the perfect candidate for Democrats, and a nightmare for McCain.

Father Pfleger: Ousted from the Rectory, Looking for a New Place

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cathleen Falsani

Pfleger has been thumbing his nose at authority -- secular and sacred -- for years in pursuit of what he believes God has called him to do: fight for the poor and oppressed.

Hillary: It Ain't Over Yet!

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

The Hillary speech not only ignored Obama's historic win but was so laden with self-preservation and -aggrandizement it's clear that, although she is at the end of her candidacy, she is not done with her self-deluded power plays.

Clinton: No Nominee On Tuesday

ABC News | Eloise Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' Eloise Harper reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., thanked Puerto Ricans Sunday night for helping her to victory on the island where she s...

Hillary's 2012 End Game

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

This week will be great fun to watch because the delegate arithmetic simply doesn't work after Tuesday. Then, the real Hillary will be revealed in one of two scenarios.

Assaulted or Unassaulted?

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Categorizing Hillary as a victim of sexism shows there is nothing else to be said that cogently criticizes her qualifications, nothing of any substance that is assailable.

The Lingering Electability Issue

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

While Clinton's lost me on the character front, I still have issues with Obama in terms of overall electability come November 4th.

Is Clinton's 2012 Campaign Under Way?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

But now that it's clear to virtually everyone that -- barring some catastrophic event -- Clinton will not be the nominee in 2008, her actions seem to make sense only as a 2012 strategy.

Stop Being So Offended, Democrats

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

We don't need to distort the opposition or take umbrage at their every comment to win this election. If we just debate them upright on the issues, we will win.

Seth Colter Walls

Clinton Camp Privately Assures Superdels: We Won't Embarrass You | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During his recent Meet the Press appearance, Clinton spokesman Terry McAuliffe claimed the campaign has "16.6 million very passionate supporters." But...

Full Transcript of Hillary Claiming Sexism Worse than Racism in Campaign

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

In the Washington Post, Clinton briefly hit "sexism" in media coverage of her campaign as "deeply offensive to millions of women," but she went much further.

Fantasies Of Our Future With Hillary

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

On some level, Clinton was battling the sad history of women's silence. Now many female Clinton voters will be asked to bite their tongues and suffer for the larger good. It's a bitter kind of heart break.

Elizabeth Edwards Not Backing Hillary: "I Was Never Inclined To Endorse"

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Edwards on Sunday rejected speculation that she might endorse New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. "I...

Watchdog Group: Clinton's Wealth Rose Fastest Among Lawmakers

McClatchy Newspapers | Greg Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Propelled by her husband's post-White House earnings, Sen. Hillary Clinton's average net worth soared from red ink to $30.7 million between 2000 and 2...

Thomas B. Edsall

Hillary Agonistes: Why Doesn't She Concede? | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the odds get longer and longer, the obvious question is: Why doesn't Hillary Clinton gracefully concede defeat and throw her support behind her par...

Hillary and the Unfeminine Mystique

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

Hillary was using the old paradigm: To beat men you've got to be like them. What a difference it would have made if her campaign had employed some "feminine" qualities.

Is Clinton Looking For An "I Told You So" Moment?

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why is Hillary Clinton still in the race? Ever since she failed to cream Barack Obama in Indiana, pundits and analysts have been chewing this over--a...

New Group With Clinton Ties Pushes A 'Dream Ticket'

McClatchy Newspapers | Margaret Talev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group called VoteBoth has been leading the charge for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to team up on the Democratic ticket. But the people behind i...

New Clinton Team Motivation: Stick It To Naysayers

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's a motivational shift afoot in Hillary nation. The legions of Hillary Rodham Clinton backers still investing their cash, energy and emotion i...

Rangel Slams Clinton White Support Talk

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), among Hillary Clinton's top African-American supporters, was none too pleased with Clinton's comments this week to USA T...

Glitch-Plagued Clinton Facebook Group Cries Foul; Obama Page Glitch Free

Will Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Bower

"We are dumbfounded... Offensive messages on our boards run rampant. The Obama group is able to efficiently remove them since they have numerous moderators... We expect equal treatment."

A 'Fighter' in the White House

Catherine Crier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Catherine Crier

Hillary has displayed great tenacity and is impressive in her commitment to her campaign. But these characteristics are not inherently valuable. We have an example of this residing in the White House.

Local Gay Community Backs Clinton In Indiana

Will Mari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Mari

Mark and Moises, friendly gay Midwesterners and a couple for 20 years, said Hillary has just been more visible in her support than Obama has been. "He's maybe catering to conservatives."

When You're Wright, You're Right

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

The Wright/Obama story has been utterly mangled. It's a human story and a tragic one. Two decent men doing good work are being used against each other in a game of political one-upsmanship.