July 31, 2013 |
The communications director for New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has apologized for using obscenities in an attack on a former campaign intern who dared to write a worm's-eye view of the campaign that is destined to become a case study of what not to do in politics. The attack by Barbara Morgan on former intern Olivia Nuzzi is being widely interpreted as the latest symptom of the problems with the Weiner campaign. But really, can there be a downside to a campaign that starts with a candidate who is a serial abuser of his BlackBerry at the very least and has admitted continuing to send photographs of the male part of his anatomy to women after he was forced to resign from Congress for the same activities?
July 27, 2013 |
NBC is voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton - at least in miniseries form. The network is preparing a four-hour biopic, "Hillary," that will star Diane Lane as the former first lady and secretary of State. The miniseries will probably air sometime before 2016, when many political veterans expect Clinton to make another White House bid. "We just closed the deal and haven't even written the script," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told reporters Saturday at the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills.
July 27, 2013 |
With cable television taking more chances with edgy content, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said it was important for the network to let producers know that it too will stand by programs that push the envelope. Responding to a question at the semi-annual Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills about the violence and darkness in NBC's new drama "Hannibal," Salke said, "we need to send a message to the community and the creators that we would support a show like that.
July 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama's choice to be second in command at the Department of Homeland Security vigorously denied allegations Thursday that he helped a company run by the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton secure a special visa for foreign investors. "I have never in my career used undue influence to influence the outcome of a case," Alejandro Mayorkas, the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told a Senate panel considering his nomination.
July 18, 2013 |
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has taken to wearing a shorter, softer, fuller hairstyle recently --- and its already the subject of two Twitter accounts created by unknown wags: @HillarysHair and @Hillarys_Hair. [New York Daily News] Everyone waiting outside St. Mary's Hospital in London for the former Kate Middleton to be admitted and give birth might be at the wrong place, the Telegraph posits. The Duchess of Cambridge has been visiting her parents in Berkshire since the weekend, as we've reported , and if she goes into labor there, she might have the royal infant at Royal Berkshire Hospital, where she herself was born.
June 13, 2013 |
T witter newcomer and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative on Thursday in Chicago, reached back into her hockey-fan childhood and mentioned a certain exhausted hockey team. "I listened to my friend [Chicago] Mayor [Rahm] Emanuel reference the Blackhawks games," said Clinton, who was introduced by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. "I can remember listening to the Blackhawk games on the radio when I did my homework -- all those years ago. And my father and brothers and I were great Blackhawk fans.
June 13, 2013 |
The push to create more opportunities for women is the “great unfinished business of this century,” Hillary Clinton said Thursday, telling a Chicago audience that “when women participate in peacemaking and peacekeeping, we are safer and more secure, and when women participate in politics, the effects ripple throughout society.” Introducing his wife, former President Bill Clinton announced the former secretary of State would be working full-time...
June 12, 2013 |
I must admit I was pretty excited Monday to find that @HillaryClinton had joined Twitter as the only “wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD...” on the network. But bio aside , I'm starting to get a little frustrated. Since Hillary Rodham Clinton's maiden tweet on Monday, there have been a grand total of zero new #tweetsfromhillary (including retweets)
June 12, 2013 |
Warren Buffett, otherwise known as the Oracle of Omaha, tweeted for the third time ever this week to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton, otherwise known as the former secretary of State and first lady of the U.S., to Twitter. "Hello @Hillaryclinton!," Buffett wrote. "Happy to welcome one of my favorite women in the world to twitter. #45" By Wednesday, the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway known for savvy investments had deleted the tweet, but not before rampant speculation that the number 45 was a not-so-subtle suggestion that Clinton run for president in 2016.
June 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- It may have taken her a while, but Hillary Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, right on the heels of a new poll that finds her popularity dipping after stepping down as secretary of State. The self-described “wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate,” had been noticeably absent from the prominent social network. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, recently took the family's spotlight with his own Twitter debut on “The Colbert Report.” Speculation had recently increased as to why Clinton, who, if she runs for the nomination for president in 2016, is seen as very difficult to beat , hadn't yet dipped her toe into the social media waters.