March 14, 2014 |
Hillary Clinton's ambitious endeavor to reform the healthcare system in 1993 required some bare-knuckled politics, and aides to the former first lady were blunt about the political stagecraft required to get things done as they guided her through the early months of the effort. “The primary goal” of a two-day healthcare hearing in March of 1993 would be “to inoculate ourselves from charges that we are refusing to listen to all those groups out there that want input,” aides Alexis Herman and Mike Lux told Clinton in a memo.
March 5, 2014 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that she was merely comparing the tactics used by Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin - and not equating the men themselves - when she drew a parallel between Hitler's efforts to resettle Germans in the late 1930s to Putin's recent moves to issue Russian passports to citizens in Ukraine with ties to Russia. The eyebrow-raising remarks were offered at a private fundraiser in Long Beach on Tuesday. "Now if this sounds familiar, it's what Hitler did back in the '30s," Clinton said, according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.
March 4, 2014 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton will not announce for months whether she will run for president, but as she arrived in California for events this week the machinery of a campaign was cranking into gear around her. The Ready for Hillary "super PAC," created to encourage her candidacy, will launch a website this week that could serve as the framework for an eventual campaign to organize supporters across the 50 states. The leaders of another super PAC, Priorities USA Action, have been meeting on the West Coast with a select group of donors, seeking six- and seven-figure pledges (and in some cases checks)
March 1, 2014 |
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Alta Price seems just the kind of person who could propel Hillary Rodham Clinton through the glass ceiling into the White House. A doctor and Democratic activist, she cited Clinton's matchless resume as a former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of State. Besides, Price allowed with a smile, "It would be very cool to have a woman president. " But Price, 61, won't necessarily support Clinton should she run again in 2016. "I would not vote for her or support her over some man if I thought the man was better on the issues," said Price, who preferred Barack Obama to Clinton the first time she ran. In 2008, Clinton was the overwhelming Democratic favorite, nationally and in Iowa, with an aura suggesting the actual tabulation of ballots was little more than a formality.
February 28, 2014 |
Through many years in the public eye, Hillary Clinton's image has evolved from that of a sharp-edged campaigner, who in 1992 offended legions of women with her comments seeming to dismiss baking cookies, to the experienced stateswoman of today. New memos released Friday from Hillary and Bill Clinton's eight years in the White House chart the exhaustive work that went into crafting the first lady's image - revealing the advice Clinton received and the debate among her aides about how to help her as she embarked on a controversial attempt to transform the nation's healthcare system, as well as initiatives to draw attention to the rights of women and girls.
February 28, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business leaders, communicate clearly to nervous voters, move swiftly. The first lady and her husband ultimately failed in nearly all those efforts, nearly sinking Bill Clinton's presidency. Thousands of documents released Friday, which detail that failure as well as other policy disputes of the Clinton White House, provide new details on what remains one of the defining chapters in Hillary Clinton's career.