All posts tagged: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump Adviser Over Persistent Trolling

Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump Adviser Over Persistent Trolling

[ad_1] Hillary Clinton has long been a favourite target of conservatives despite not being in the political spotlight since 2016. But that minor detail hasn’t stopped Jason Miller, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump and part of his 2024 presidential campaign, from trying to promote a false story that she is planning to run for president this year. Since 2019, Miller has been making social media posts that claim the former first lady is planning to run for president again, according to Meidas Touch. There is no real evidence that Clinton intends to run again; instead, she’s become a surrogate for US President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign, having hosted a fundraiser for him in November last year. Miller probably intended for his posts to raise havoc among low-information voters and pearl-clutching conservatives. However, considering how much Clinton hate has energised the Republican Party for the last three decades, the message he’s sending seems to be more like Jake Gyllenhaal’s line to Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain: “I wish I knew how to quit you.” As …

Kelly Clarkson Tears Up As She Recalls Pregnancy Struggles

Kelly Clarkson Tears Up As She Recalls Pregnancy Struggles

[ad_1] Kelly Clarkson appeared to be holding back tears as she reflected on her own pregnancy challenges in a recent discussion about Arizona’s near-total ban on abortion. The emotional moment took place during Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, which featured former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a guest. Although Clinton’s appearance was timed to promote Suffs, a new Broadway musical she’s producing, her chat with Clarkson took a more serious turn when the pair addressed an Arizona Supreme Court ruling last week that permits a 150-year-old law criminalising almost all abortions to take effect. It was then that Kelly shared that she’d been hospitalised during both of her pregnancies, and even thought about her possible death. “I have been pregnant twice, hospitalised both times,” she explained. “Literally I asked God ― this is a real thing ― to just take me and my son in the hospital the second time, because I was like, ‘It’s the worst thing’.” Watch a clip from Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show via E! News …

He once swore off politics. Now, this Georgia activist is trying to recruit people who seldom vote

He once swore off politics. Now, this Georgia activist is trying to recruit people who seldom vote

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Davante Jennings cast his first ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Republican Donald Trump’s election that year, he says, turned him from an idealistic college student to a jaded cynic overnight. Jennings walked away from a system he thought ignored people like himself, a young Black man who grew up politically conscious in Alabama but wielded no obvious power. It took nearly six years for him to see that view as self-defeating. Now, at 27, Jennings is not only eager to cast his second presidential vote for Democratic President Joe Biden, but he also is fully invested as an activist, top aide to a Georgia state lawmaker and regular volunteer recruiting would-be voters off the sideline as part of the not-for-profit New Georgia Project. “I was like, I’m not voting for this if it’s all rigged and doesn’t even matter,” he said in an interview. “Now, I can talk to people that have been beaten down by the system and say, ‘I get it. Let’s talk about …

AP photographer’s early experiences in Washington helped prepare her to cover wartime diplomacy

AP photographer’s early experiences in Washington helped prepare her to cover wartime diplomacy

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Jacquelyn Martin is a staff photojournalist with The Associated Press based in Washington. She covers politics at the White House and Congress and has traveled the world as a pool photographer covering every secretary of state since Hillary Clinton. She is also known for her self-driven enterprise feature packages for which she photographs, writes and records video. She was the last press photographer to photograph Nelson Mandela before he died. —- This feature is part of a series highlighting Associated Press journalists for Women’s History Month. An earlier installment featured one of our photographers working in Ghana and her work focusing on the lives of women in her country. —- Based in Washington for the AP, I cover a lot of high-stakes politics. I’m used to working in scrums, walking the fine line between being assertive while also using finesse to ensure access. Too aggressive and no one wants to work with you. Too soft and you’ll get run over. When I started in 2006, female photojournalists in Washington were greatly …

What to expect in Wisconsin’s presidential primaries and ballot questions

What to expect in Wisconsin’s presidential primaries and ballot questions

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will compete Tuesday in the Wisconsin presidential primaries, a contest that’s now less about winning delegates and more about carrying the pivotal state in November. Wisconsin voters will also decide two proposed constitutional amendments that would shape how elections in the state are run and paid for. Trump, a Republican, and Biden, a Democrat, unofficially sealed their parties’ nominations on March 12, and while they aren’t competing head-to-head on Tuesday’s ballot, their campaigns are now fully focused on what’s expected to be another close general election fight in the Badger State. Biden visited Wisconsin on March 13 to unveil $3.3 billion in infrastructure funding for more than 40 states, including a $36 million project in Milwaukee. Later in the trip, he opened his state campaign headquarters, also in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s most populous city and home of this summer’s Republican National Convention. Trump will make his first visit to Wisconsin in a primary night rally in Green Bay on Tuesday. Biden and Trump are …

Sonia Sotomayor Should Retire Now

Sonia Sotomayor Should Retire Now

[ad_1] On Election Day in 2006, Justice Antonin Scalia was 70 years old and had been serving on the Supreme Court for 20 years. That year would have been an opportune time for him to retire—Republicans held the White House and the Senate, and they could have confirmed a young conservative justice who likely would have held the seat for decades to come. Instead, he tried to stay on the Court until the next time a Republican president would have a clear shot to nominate and confirm a conservative successor. He didn’t make it—he died unexpectedly in February 2016, at the age of 79, while Barack Obama was president. Conservatives nevertheless engineered some good fortune: There was divided control of government, and then–Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to even hold confirmation hearings for Merrick Garland, Obama’s nominee to the seat. Donald Trump won that fall’s election and named Neil Gorsuch to the seat that McConnell had held open. But imagine for a moment that Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election, as many expected. …

With ‘Girls on the Bus,’ a Hillary Scribe Returns to the Campaign Trail

With ‘Girls on the Bus,’ a Hillary Scribe Returns to the Campaign Trail

[ad_1] There’s nothing like a political-journalism drama series to bring out a bunch of media muckety-mucks for fancy drinks and top-shelf sushi—at least judging by Tuesday night’s premiere of The Girls on the Bus, an adaptation of Amy Chozick’s Chasing Hillary that drops on Max this Thursday. At the DGA Theater in Midtown and then afterward at Nobu 57 up the street, the illustrious guest list boasted cable news stars Chris Hayes and Abby Phillip, comms gurus Risa Heller and Eric Schultz, magazine doyenne Joanna Coles and, of course, a hearty contingent of Chozick’s former New York Times colleagues, including Michael Barbaro and Carolyn Ryan. (I suppose I should mention some of the actual celebrities, too, like Julianna Margulies, Constance Wu, and Danny Strong.) The Girls on the Bus, which this past Sunday’s Times described as “a fictional and frothy account of the lives of women chronicling a series of Democratic presidential contenders on their way to the national convention,” is loosely based on Chozick’s experiences covering Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, as chronicled in her …

Nikki Haley’s Last Dance (Or, the Hillary Clinton of It All)

Nikki Haley’s Last Dance (Or, the Hillary Clinton of It All)

[ad_1] It was a common story among the “Women for Nikki” group. Jamie Finch, its state cochair, who had phonebanked for Haley in South Carolina, said Donald Trump voters would regularly call her a “cunt” and a “whore” on the phone. “I couldn’t believe it,” she told me. If these kinds of attacks were predictable—especially after Trump declared that anyone who donated to Haley’s campaign would be “barred, permanently,” from MAGA-land—they underscored the conundrum of being Nikki Haley. In the last throes of her run, under continual pressure to cede the nomination, she had morphed into a self-styled Joan of Arc of the GOP. As her campaign sank, she fired off Taylor Swift–flavored texts and emails celebrating little girls who had given Haley friendship bracelets, which the candidate began wearing on the trail, and invoking “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher, the conservative prime minister of Britain. “We are blessed to live in a country where our girls can grow up and do anything they want to do,” Haley said. If the likeness to Hillary Clinton and …

It’s Not Just That Biden Is Old

It’s Not Just That Biden Is Old

[ad_1] We were reminded yet again this past weekend that Joe Biden might be in deep electoral trouble. Once again, hands were wrung. This latest bout of alarm was occasioned by a New York Times/Siena College poll showing that only 23 percent of Democratic-primary voters said they are enthusiastic about President Biden’s candidacy. Forty-five percent said Biden should not be the party’s nominee. And Donald Trump led by five points in a head-to-head matchup. Yes, voters overwhelmingly believe that Biden is too old to be running for another term. He looks old, walks old, and seems not as sharp as he once was. This is not a new story. The premise has been challenged vigorously by the White House—to no avail. But there might be more to voters’ acrimony toward Biden than just his age. In speaking with Democrats about the president’s reelection chances, I often pick up a sharp tone that goes beyond resignation. It sounds more like rage. Senior citizens are not unpopular, per se. Biden himself was relatively well liked into his …

Rihanna! Hillary Clinton! A Guide to the Lavish Pre-Wedding Party for Billionaire’s Son Anant Ambani

Rihanna! Hillary Clinton! A Guide to the Lavish Pre-Wedding Party for Billionaire’s Son Anant Ambani

[ad_1] A billionaire’s son’s pre-wedding party could rival a pre-GRAMMYs party. Heck, it can rival a pre-Oscars party and a G20 Summit. Combined. There’s no other way to put it, really, with what’s going down in Gujarat, India, — some 17 hours south of New Delhi — where, according to Reuters, the likes of Rihanna, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, David Blaine and Mark Zuckerberg descended upon to celebrate the pre-nuptials of Anant Ambani, 28, and Radhika Merchant, 29. The over-the-top weekend soiree is courtesy of Anant’s father, the billionaire Mukesh Ambani, who is just over the moon about his youngest son’s pending nuptials. Mukesh is a big deal in India. He’s Asia’s richest man with a net worth at whopping $114 billion, according to Forbes. Mukesh is the chairman of Reliance Industries, an energy conglomerate. The bride’s father, Viren Merchant, is a wealthy businessman and CEO of the pharmaceuticals and healthcare company, Encore Healthcare Private Limited. While the wedding is not scheduled until July, the pre-wedding festivities kicked off this week, beginning Wednesday when the bride and groom reportedly hosted a town of some 50,000 residents with …