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Interview With Connecticut Secretary Of State And Convention Delegate Denise Merrill

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I conducted the following interview yesterday, before the convention actually started. Denise Merrill is a Connecticut delegate (although not, as she pointed out to me, a superdelegate) and serves Connecticut as their Secretary of State. A recent achievement was the state becoming the first to pass a campaign finance reform law which created a public financing system for elections -- all the other states with such laws created them through ballot initiatives or referenda.

Bernie Manages To Turn A Win Into A Loss

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

He should have taken a cue from how Hillary handled her loss to Obama in 2008 when she came away looking like a star, and a star with power. Instead he frittered away his chances, rather whining his way close to irrelevance.

Clinton's Speech Shows That Only Sanders Is Fit for the Presidency

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

Hillary Clinton's recent foreign policy speech was an attack on Donald Trump but was also a reminder that Clinton is a deeply flawed and worrisome candidate.

Hacker Who Exposed Hillary Clinton's Email Server Pleads Guilty

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Romanian computer hacker who revealed the existence of a private email server used by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary ...

Fact Check: Keyser Wrongly Blames Secretary of State for Ballot Fiasco

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

U.S. Senate candidate John Keyser is blaming his campaign's initial failure to qualify for the GOP primary ballot on a "bureaucrat" in Colorado's secr...

American Independent Dirty Tricks

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

This is critical for democracy to have complete information and a well-informed electorate. Confusing voter categories undermine transparency and accountability in elections.

New Yorkers for Hillary -- Her Experience, Success, Passion, and Compassion, Make Us Proud

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

On April 19th New Yorkers' have the chance to make Hillary Rodham Clinton the nominee of the Democratic Party. All of us New Yorkers, no matter where we live, whose hearts will always belong to New York, know they will do this resoundingly.

The U.S. Government Finally Admitted ISIS Is Committing Genocide. Yet a Complacent World Risks Repeating the Tragedy of 1994.

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Michael Shammas

Three years ago, as I sat in a cozy coffee shop writing a Huffington Post entry on the Syrian Civil War that remains depressingly relevant today, peop...

John Kerry Calls Islamic State's Atrocities Genocide

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has committed genocide against minority Christians and Yazidis as well as Shi'ite Muslims, U.S...

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

Mean Girls, the Internet, and Politics

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Denigrating icons of the social movement before yours who misspoke does not move that agenda forward, if anything it is a diversion from real change.

Rice Aides, Powell Received Classified Information On Personal Email Accounts

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and aides to his successor, Condoleezza Rice, both received classified information ...

Not Voting for Hillary If She Is the Nominee Is "Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face"

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

There are purists who would "cut off their nose to spite their face." They represent the mistaken idea if you can't find the person who agrees with everything you want you take actions possibly electing someone against everything you want.

A White House Operator Was Skeptical Hillary Clinton Was Really Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the State Department on Wednesday reveals that Clinton once struggled to convin...

Hillary Clinton Denies Private Email Allegations In New Interview

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton continued to insist Friday that she did not knowingly receive or send classified information from her personal email account when she ...

The Story Behind Hillary Clinton's Mysterious Gefilte Fish Email

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A mysterious email popped up in the latest tranche of State Department documents released in relation to Hillary Clinton’s time at Fog...

A Hillary Clinton Aide Stayed Up For 100 Hours Straight To Write A Speech For His Boss

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton often speaks about the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. She's a big proponent of paid family leave...

Kerry Ducks the Issue of Human Rights in Egypt Strategic Dialogue

Neil Hicks | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Neil Hicks

By failing to push back against implacable refusal from the Egyptian side to engage in honest discussion about countering terrorism while protecting human rights, John Kerry handed the Sisi regime the seal of approval from the United States that it was seeking.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Risk/Reward: Investing in Women Pays Dividends

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Elisa Gaudet

We often hear "You have to be willing to take risks" in business, sports and life. Risk / Reward is the ratio used by many investors to compare the ex...

Kerry Returning To U.S. For Medical Treatment

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

GENEVA, June 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. military aircraft from a base in Germany will transport Secretary of State John Kerry to Boston from Geneva for medi...

In Honor Of Her 78th Birthday, Here Are 8 Times Madeleine Albright Got It Totally Right

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

When we think of our favorite feminist quotes, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's now iconic insight on women helping each other is easily...

Hillary Clinton v. the Right-Wing

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Attacks must hurt Hillary personally when her record in public life has never been shown to be anything but honest. She has made a career of speaking out for those who can't speak out for themselves and fighting for equality and the civil and human rights of those who have been oppressed.

Hillary Clinton: Getting Started

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Her unconventional announcement video indicates that this time will be different. But with about 18 months to go before the 2016 elections, a loaded field of Republican candidates attacking her, and record amounts of campaign money being spent, this campaign will no doubt be most unconventional. And it is only just getting started!

Why Hillary Is Not Imploding

William Bradley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

None of this stuff -- irritating as each item may be with regard to how the Clintons do things -- is actually important enough to threaten her candidacy. There is nothing, so far at least, that makes for a compelling, specific storyline.