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Jul 31, 2015

Hillary, Bill Clinton report total income of $140 million since 2007

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, on Friday reported total income approaching $140 million over the last eight years, providing evidence of the vast wealth they have accumulated.

The records showed that in 2013, the Clinton duo delivered six-figure speeches that reaped nearly $23 million.

Jul 31, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

What the government cut from Hillary’s email

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WASHINGTON – As expected, Friday’s public release of thousands more emails Hillary Clinton sent or received while U.S. secretary of state is streaked with white bars marking where the government has redacted information not fit for public consumption.
Those white bars can make a reader’s imagination run wild. Is there a state secret hidden by the whiteness? An elusive government operative’s private cellphone number? Some embarrassing bit of Washington gossip?
The latest email dump shows how the reality is at least in some cases more banal. Take this brief tangent in an email conversation between Clinton and her old friend and confidant Sidney Blumenthal, who informally helped her out with her State Department work despite the White House denying him a paid job there.

From: Hillary Clinton
To: Sidney Blumenthal
Sent: Nov 6, 2009 5:14 PM

Ok. And, by the way, [REDACTED]! We’ll celebrate in December

From: Sidney Blumenthal
To: Hillary Clinton
Sent: Friday, November 6, 2009 5:21 PM
Thanks! See you then and in the meantime happy trails and I’ll send notes along the way

Jul 31, 2015

Emails from Clinton private account were recently classified

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dozens of emails on the private email account that Hillary Clinton used when secretary of state were recently classified by the government, the State Department said on Friday, giving Republican critics more ammunition against the Democratic presidential hopeful.

The emails, released by the State Department under a judge’s order, date from the early period of Clinton’s 2009-2013 tenure as the United State’s top diplomat.

Jul 24, 2015

Clinton emails contained classified material – U.S. inspector

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) – At least four emails from the
private email account that former U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton used while in office contained classified
information, according to a government inspector’s letter that
deepened the email controversy dogging Clinton’s 2016
presidential campaign.

The inspector general of the intelligence community wrote in
a letter to members of Congress on Thursday that a sampling of
40 of 30,000 Clinton emails found at least four that should have
been classified as secret.

Jul 24, 2015

Clinton proposes tax, buyback changes to encourage long-term growth

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) – Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton proposed U.S. corporate tax reforms on
Friday including a sliding scale for capital gains taxes and
changes in executive compensation to encourage long-term growth
to benefit American workers.

Clinton, in a speech in New York, said institutional
investors have an obligation to counter “hit and run” activist
shareholders. She also said the U.S. government needs to “stop
pouring subsidies into industries that are already thriving”
like the oil industry.

Jul 24, 2015

U.S. Justice Department weighs request to probe Clinton emails

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it is weighing a request by two government inspectors to look into the possible mishandling of classified information in Hillary Clinton’s private email account from when she was secretary of state.

The department said it “has received a referral related to the potential compromise of classified information.”

Jul 24, 2015

U.S. Justice Dept asked to probe Hillary Clinton’s email use – NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is weighing a request by two government inspectors general to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account for her work as secretary of state, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

The inspectors general, who were not clearly identified in the Times’s report, have asked the Justice Department to decide whether Clinton, the leading Democratic contender for the 2016 presidential election, mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s most senior diplomat.

Jul 24, 2015

Justice Department asked to probe Hillary Clinton’s email use: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is weighing a request by two government inspectors general to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account for her work as secretary of state, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

The inspectors general, who were not clearly identified in the Times’s report, have asked the Justice Department to decide whether Clinton, the leading Democratic contender for the 2016 presidential election, mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s most senior diplomat.

Jul 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton to call for more transparency in stock buybacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will criticize the surge in public companies using profits to buy back stocks in a speech she is due to give on Friday, her campaign said, arguing the practice comes at the expense of long-term investment.

Clinton, the favorite to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for the November 2016 election, will use her speech in New York City to decry what she calls “quarterly capitalism”, according to her campaign.

Jul 20, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Clinton talks tax

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Hillary Clinton has a plan to foster longterm growth by overhauling capital gains taxes and taxing some short-term investments at higher rates.  Details of the plan have yet to be finalized, but her proposal would raise the maximum tax rate on capital gains made on assets held at least a year but no more than perhaps two or three years, currently 23.8 percent, to at least the 28 percent proposed by President Barack Obama.

Read Jonathan Allen’s full report here.

Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in New York. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid