Adding to the chorus of experts pointing out the security risk of Clinton’s private server today, NSA Director Mike Rogers told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that a foreign official using a private email server “represents opportunity”: [Read more…]
Today, Caterpillar, the largest employer in Illinois’ 17th District, announced it plans to lay off over 10,000 workers. The manufacturing company employs over 3,200 workers in its Peoria headquarters.
In the 2012 election, then-Congressional candidate Cheri Bustos promised to help manufacturing, using nice rhetoric that she would develop the district into “manufacturing triangle.” But Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman criticized Bustos’ trade rhetoric as an “absolute abomination.”
Now, it’s clear that Bustos’ manufacturing talk was just empty rhetoric, and her actual votes have only helped contribute to the terrible news about Caterpillar’s layoffs.
The FBI arrested Ng Lap Seng, a longtime Clinton ally and prominent Chinese millionaire, for lying about why he brought more than $4.5 million in cash into the United States over the past two years, according to an ABC News investigation. [Read more…]
Young Patrick Murphy has been more follower than leader in his unremarkable career as a politician, but perhaps now that he is trying to pander to his base there is an issue on which he can take a stand – the Democrats’ growing debate problem.
And if Murphy agrees with Wasserman Schultz that Democrats should have the fewest primary debates since 1980 and twenty less than they did in 2008, he needs to explain to Florida’s Democratic primary voters exactly why he thinks so.
Either way, it’s time for Murphy to take a stand – otherwise, he might find himself following the lead of Alan Grayson in more than just the polls.
When The Washington Post reported earlier this week that Hillary Clinton wasn’t being honest about why she turned over her emails to the State Department, it set off a new flurry of bad press coverage for the former Secretary of State. [Read more…]
A new poll by Quinnpiac University shows two troubling signs for Hillary Clinton’s campaign: both her unfavorability numbers (55 percent) and the percentage of voters who think Clinton is not honest and trustworthy (63 percent) continue to rise. [Read more…]
Hillary Clinton made a move to appease liberals like billionaire Tom Steyer yesterday, announcing her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline (and the more than 40,000 jobs it would create) yesterday in Iowa after months of stonewalling. [Read more…]
Considering the fact that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is facing numerous criminal charges, including leaking grand jury testimony to the press and then lying to a different grand jury to cover it up, it’s been a long summer for Kane. [Read more…]
A Bloomberg Politics poll released today shows a three-way race for the Democratic nomination. Since April, Hillary Clinton’s favorability has dropped 10 points, while Vice President Joe Biden’s favorability it up to 49% nationally. According to the poll, Biden, who has yet to jump into the race, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are statistically tied. If nothing else, this poll suggests continued concern about Clinton’s candidacy.
Yesterday Bloomberg reported that the FBI was able to recover personal e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
For months the Clinton campaign has claimed that Hillary Clinton turned over her emails as part of a request made to all former Sectaries of State by the State Department.
Clinton herself made this claim as recently as yesterday at the Des Monies Register editorial board meeting: “All I know is that they sent the same letter to everybody.”
State Department spokesman John Kirby directly contradicted the Clinton campaign’s version of events in a statement to The Washington Post:
“In the process of responding to congressional document requests pertaining to Benghazi, State Department officials recognized that it had access to relatively few email records from former Secretary Clinton…State Department officials contacted her representatives during the summer of 2014 to learn more about her email use and the status of emails in that account.”
According to MSNBC’s Morning Joe panel, Democrats are in a near panic about Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the email scandal that keeps “devouring” it.
CBS News Report:
Chuck Todd on Clinton’s emails:
Despite Clinton’s claims that this email scandal has been addressed and is behind her, that is far from the truth. What’s even worse is that this scandal is having a real impact on Clinton’s electability inside the Democratic Party, giving Biden a chance to emerge as the party’s nominee. So much for the coronation.
America Rising PAC today released a memo laying bare the clear connection between the deeply unpopular DNC primary debate schedule and proactive behind-the-scenes machinations by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
First reported in Politico Playbook, the memo by executive director Colin Reed concludes, “The reality is this: there is one person who could immediately create more Democratic primary debates, and that is Secretary Clinton. Her refusal to do so speaks volumes, and tells you everything you need to know about her true opinion on the matter.”
See the memo below for more: