December 9, 2013 |
Ready for Hillary, the independent effort prodding former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016, held events Monday in the Los Angeles area courting high-profile Hollywood backers. "Building a historic movement like this requires resources and lots of energy,” said Michael Trujillo, a senior advisor to the super PAC. “Tonight we planted the seeds for both.” Previous events here have raised money for the group -- one of two independent efforts focused on a potential Clinton run -- but the two on Monday were deemed informational.
December 8, 2013 |
Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term? He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president a decade ago. And he's taken on a list of assignments that looked distinctly unpromising: nuclear negotiations with Iran, peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the civil war in Syria. But in 10 months, Kerry has embarked on a whirlwind of diplomacy.
November 19, 2013 |
"Project Runway's" Tim Gunn is writing a monthly political fashion commentary column for Politico with journalist Ada Calhoun, critiquing pols from both sides of the aisle on on their style sense. Among their first subjects are Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Biden, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul. While many of them are taken to task for one failing or another, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker gets an A+ for having the confidence to take occasional fashion risks.
November 12, 2013 |
Stephen Colbert addressed the erroneous "60 Minutes" report regarding the Benghazi attacks and the subsequent apology on "The Colbert Report" on Monday night, but when Colbert attempted to discover just who was behind that apology, he got sucked into his own web of misreporting. This being a comedy show, the misreporting was all fake, of course. Colbert claimed there could be only one person behind the "60 Minutes" apology, and that was former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
November 9, 2013 |
Under the chandeliers at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, guests sipped white wine and sampled Vietnamese spring rolls as Hollywood's power players gathered for yet another fete celebrating Hillary Rodham Clinton, this time for her work with women and girls in Third World countries. President Clinton, a surprise guest, had popped into Friday night's VIP reception upstairs to greet industry heavyweights including Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone and Rob Friedman, co-chairman of Lionsgate's motion picture group.
November 9, 2013 |
Past and perhaps future presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton pressed Congress on Saturday to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which has been bottled up in the Republican-held House. “You go around the world, we are so lucky as a nation that we have the talents of people from everywhere,” she told hundreds of people packed into a sold-out brunch benefiting the Mexican-American Leadership Initiative at USC. “Our diversity is one of our great strengths, and part of the obvious argument for immigration reform is that we are a country of immigrants, and we should be celebrating that rather than fearing it.” The event was attended by Latino leaders from across the nation, including three former Cabinet members -- Henry Cisneros, Carlos Gutierrez and Hilda Solis.
November 8, 2013 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton was wrapped in the embrace of Hollywood once again Friday night, honored at a glittery gala for the International Medical Corps at the Beverly Wilshire hotel for her work with women and girls in Third World countries. As Clinton remains mum about whether she will run for president in 2016, the titans of Hollywood are gathering around her - publicly signaling their eagerness for a Clinton campaign. Co-hosting the gala Friday night were Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg and their wives.
November 7, 2013 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to California on Friday for a round of speeches and events that underscore the state's significance to her family's political fortunes and the potential presidential campaign she is pondering. From the time four decades ago when she lived in Berkeley with then-boyfriend Bill to the resounding victory in the 2008 California primary that revived her first presidential effort, California has provided support, solace and tens of millions of dollars in campaign cash for the family's pursuits.
November 4, 2013 |
As Hillary Rodham Clinton weighs whether to try again to become the nation's first female president, notable women politicians from Los Angeles will headline a fund-raiser Wednesday for a group urging her to run. Councilwoman Nury Martinez, the lone elected woman at City Hall, and former controller Wendy Greuel, who unsuccessfully sought to be the first female mayor of Los Angeles this year, are among the speakers at a Ready for Hillary fund-raiser...
November 3, 2013 |
No announcement? No problem. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president whether she's running or not. Clinton, the former secretary of State and a former senator representing New York, is a presumed favorite for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. She sought the nomination in 2008, losing to Barack Obama. That is, she's favored in 2016 if she chooses to run -- which she hasn't as of yet. Nonetheless, Schumer was moving full speed ahead on her behalf Saturday night in front of several hundred Democratic supporters at the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson dinner in Des Moines.