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Seasoned, NOT Fatally Flawed

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

How would I -- or you -- look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage...

Could One, Or Both Of California's U.S. Senators Be Tapped For Clinton Administration?

Dave R. Jacobson | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Dave R. Jacobson

Co-Authored by Maclen Zilber, Democratic Strategist and Campaign Consultant based in Hollywood, CA Despite the recent scandal swirling around FBI Dir...

Report: Biden Tops Clinton List For Secretary Of State Role

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden tops a short list for secretary of state that is being compiled by the transition team of Democratic presidential candidate H...

Defeating Trump is Imperative and Electing Hillary is the Only Way

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We live in a world turned upside down and too many Americans are buying into the candidate who apparently escaped from the asylum. In Trump world his ...

Why I am not endorsing Donald Trump -- at least, not yet

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Donald Trump’s stunning 305-233 electoral victory (with the popular vote almost a dead-heat, but still counting) begs a question: how could so few e...

Donald Trump: The NSA Is ‘Coddling’ Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump accused the National Security Agency on Friday of having the ability to access Hillary Clinton’s erased emails, but declining to do so ...

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 05.04.2017 | 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 04.21.2017 | 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 04.12.2017 | 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 03.20.2017 | 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 02.18.2017 | 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 02.16.2017 | 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 11.11.2016 | 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 01.04.2017 | 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 08.06.2016 | 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.