Teflon Tony Rodham, the Clintons’ Shady Id
Sitting in a courtroom three years ago, after skipping out on a sizable legal bill, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s youngest brother struck a reassuring tone: Don’t worry, the money is coming.
“I deal through the Clinton Foundation,” Tony Rodham …
What ‘Deflate-gate’ Can Teach Us about the Clintons’ Continued Popularity
Conservatives are often bumfuzzled by how the Clintons continue to maintain good electability ratings even as the “trustworthiness” ratings sink into the gutter. The new poll on quarterback Tom Brady and the “Deflate-gate” scandal provides an answer.
In short, a …
The Clinton Cash List of Bill Clinton’s Shady, Foreign-Financed Speeches
Bill Clinton recently defended his high-priced speeches by explaining that he’s “gotta pay our bills,” but Peter Schweizer’s much-discussed forthcoming book Clinton Cash suggests that there’s a sense in which Hillary Clinton has been the real family breadwinner …
Who’s Really ‘Frayed’ the U.S.-Israel Relationship? Susan Rice and Her Bosses
In a recent Charlie Rose interview, National Security Adviser Susan Rice insisted that “the relationship between Israel, as a country, and the United States, as a country, has always been bipartisan,” but because of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu’s planned …
Clintons: Behavior of Our Critics ‘Should Not Be Allowed’
The Clintons — Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea — release a joint statement on recent books critical of them by Ed Klein, Daniel Halper, and Ronald Kessler:
Their behavior should neither be allowed nor enabled, and legitimate media outlets who know …
Ten Conclusions from the Lewinsky Scandal, 16 Years Later
Also in today’s Jolt:
Marty! Set the Flux Capacitor to#…#1998!
Tuesday we learned that Monica Lewinsky will be telling her side of the story in Vanity Fair:
After 10 years of virtual silence (“So silent, in fact,” she writes, “that the …
Ted Cruz: He’s Going the Distance, He’s Going for Speed
Today’s Morning Jolt features a lot of thoughts inspired by yesterday’s “Future of Conservatism” panel discussion put on by the Future 500 at the National Press Club, but the even bigger joys of the morning are Ted Cruz’s endurance and Bill …
Bill Clinton Joins John Edwards as ‘Father of the Year’ Award-Winner
The National Father’s Day Committee, an entity of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, each year confers Father of the Year Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our culture whose lives are dedicated to family, …
Surely Some Non-Perjurer Could Have Made the ‘Liar’ Attack
Last night, after Bill Clinton’s speech ended, the good folks at CBSNews.com hustled us down to the convention floor, along with Ben Smith of BuzzFeed and Amanda Terkel of the Huffington Post.
Host John Dickerson said he was …
The Awkward Question of the Day: Carrying Bags or Getting Coffee?
Tonight, former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention, making the case for another term for President Barack Obama.
Of course, the two men have not always been so friendly. From Ryan Lizza’s piece in The New Yorker:
We Shouldn’t Be Paying for Bill Clinton’s Pension
In a late-Friday news dump, the Clintons disclosed in a mandatory election filing that they have been paid more than $25 million for giving a combined 104 speeches since 2014. Among the questions raised by this stint on the speaker circuit is: Why …
Krauthammer’s Take: Tired of Clinton Foundation Lies? Expect Eight More Years of Them If We Elect Hillary.
Former president Bill Clinton followed up his attempted weekend defense of the Clinton Foundation scandal with another interview, this time on CNN — and, says Charles Krauthammer, may have made things worse.
First, President Clinton:
And here’s Dr. K:
The Dirty Business of the Billary Machine, Again
In the run-up to Hillary Clinton’s presidential announcement, a lot of commentators dismissed criticism of her or suggested it would boomerang against Republicans. Her former consultant James Carville accused MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough of “scandalmongering.” On Sunday, Chuck Todd …
Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Tries the Bill Clinton Maneuver
Monday’s Morning Jolt started the week by declaring Oregonians had a chance to “un-do one of 2014’s worst incumbent victories”, as Gov. John Kitzhaber now faces a recall effort and a state investigation over his fiance’s consulting work for groups …
Hillary Interrupts Book Tour for Speaking Gig at Produce Convention
Today’s schedule for Hillary Clinton:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the keynote speaker June 10 at a joint general session of the United Fresh Produce Association and Food Marketing Institute in Chicago.
The keynote session is scheduled …
The Soft Underbelly of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Bid
You are likely to see a lot of stories like this one in the coming years, alleging previously unreported reckless sexual behavior on the part of Bill Clinton while he was in the White House. Some rivals of Hillary Clinton …
The Clinton Foundation: Helping the Rich & Powerful Feel Good About Themselves
Huge Morning Jolt today – “Yuuuuuge,” as Donald Trump would say. The slow-motion train-wreck of Obamacare, Cory Booker’s pathological condition, the Senate’s majority leader and two minority leaders, and then…
The Clinton Foundation: Helping the Rich & Powerful Feel Good About …
The State of the Union Address: Our National Pro Bowl
And you thought the Pope stepped on Obama’s State of the Union address.
Today’s Morning Jolt notes the loud BOOM out of North Korea from another nuclear test, Debbie Wasserman Schultz getting caught cheating, and then this …
Bill Clinton Is Still Talking
Three sections from the Morning Jolt of Thursday:
Lucky for Republicans, Bill Clinton Thinks He’s Too Good for an Editor
Bill Clinton saved Republicans by being self-indulgent.
Because, for about ten to fifteen minutes last night, ol’ Bubba’s …
Were Our Problems ‘12 Years in the Making’?
Ron Brownstein of National Journal talks to Obama supporters in Colorado:
“With the situation he came into, he did the best he could,” said [Katie] McKinney, 33, a single mother who started work recently as a medical technician. “…