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Jul 13, 2015

Clinton pledges U.S. income equality, bashes Wall Street

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner
Hillary Clinton put the fight for higher wages for everyday
Americans at the heart of her economic agenda on Monday and
talked tough against Wall Street in the first major policy
speech of her White House bid.

Clinton said the U.S. economy will only run at full steam
when middle-class wages rise steadily along with executive
salaries and company profits.

Jul 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton calls for greater U.S. income equality

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton put the fight for higher wages for everyday Americans at the heart of her economic agenda on Monday, in the first major policy speech of her White House bid.

Clinton said the U.S. economy will only run at full steam when middle-class wages rise steadily along with executive salaries and company profits.

Jul 11, 2015

U.S. firms’ thirst for quick profits hurts workers, Clinton will say

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will argue in a speech on Monday that U.S. businesses are too fixated on short-term profits, especially on Wall Street, and she will pledge to help workers get better pay and more family-friendly policies.

Clinton, the favorite to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for the November 2016 election, intends the speech to outline the economic theory underpinning her campaign, in which she has promised to be a champion for “everyday Americans.”

Jul 1, 2015

Clinton struggled to fit in with Obama’s White House, emails show

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton
struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama
after being appointed Secretary of State in 2009, according to
emails released by the State Department on Tuesday.

They showed Clinton turning up for meetings that had been
canceled and worrying about how much time she had with her new
boss, revealing growing pains in the relationship between her
and former election rival Obama in the early months of her time
as America’s top diplomat.

Jul 1, 2015

Clinton emails show old friend advising on foreign policy

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – A longtime friend
of Hillary Clinton gave her detailed advice on issues ranging
from British politics to Afghanistan and Iran while she was
secretary of state even though he was not employed by the U.S.
government, according to emails released on Tuesday.

The emails from 2009 show informal adviser Sidney
Blumenthal, whose ties to the Clinton family date back to former
President Bill Clinton’s White House years, actively trying to
shape the early months of Hillary Clinton’s time as America’s
top diplomat.

Jun 26, 2015

Newly disclosed Hillary Clinton emails may undercut her earlier claims

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A batch of 15 newly disclosed Hillary Clinton emails appears to contradict her assertion last month that memos about Libya she received from an old friend while she was U.S. secretary of state were “unsolicited.”

Clinton did not hand over the emails to the State Department last year when she provided the agency with what she said was a complete record of her work-related emails, the department said on Thursday night.

Jun 26, 2015

U.S. State Dept unsure if more emails missing from Clinton cache

By Jonathan Allen

(Reuters) – The U.S. State Department does not know whether more emails are missing from the cache Hillary Clinton handed over last year, which Clinton said at the time was a complete record of her work emails, a department spokesman said on Friday.

“We don’t know the degree to which there may be other emails another third party may have … that we do not have,” John Kirby, the spokesman, told reporters.

Jun 26, 2015

State Department unsure if more emails missing from Clinton cache

By Jonathan Allen

(Reuters) – The U.S. State Department does not know whether more emails are missing from the cache Hillary Clinton handed over last year, which Clinton said at the time was a complete record of her work emails, a department spokesman said on Friday.

“We don’t know the degree to which there may be other emails another third party may have … that we do not have,” John Kirby, the spokesman, told reporters.

Jun 18, 2015

South Carolina massacre suspect had apparent interest in white supremacy

By Emily Flitter and Jonathan Allen

(Reuters) – His uncle worried he was cooped up in his room too much. The few images of him easily found online suggest he had a fascination with white supremacy. And for his birthday this year, his father bought the young man a pistol, the uncle said.

Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of having fatally shot nine people at a historic African-American church in South Carolina on Wednesday.

Jun 14, 2015

Clinton pitches to working Americans at presidential campaign rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for a fairer society for ordinary Americans, staking out a place on the left to cut off any budding challenge for the Democratic nomination.

In the first major rally of her campaign for the November 2016 presidential election, Clinton touched on many of the issues that energize liberal Democrats. She highlighted her support for gay marriage, women’s rights, income equality, clean energy and regulating Wall Street.