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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.

Jun 14, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

On the second go, Clinton campaign warms to a supporter


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd after delivering her “official launch speech” at a campaign kick-off rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City, June 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

NEW YORK – The excitement of Hillary Clinton’s first campaign rally began the night before for Billy Freeland, a 28-year-old New Yorker who just graduated law school, when he mildly antagonized Clinton’s campaign manager.

Jun 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton makes pitch to working Americans at big rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton pledged on Saturday to help working Americans reap the rewards of their hard work, as she staged the first major rally of her 2016 White House campaign.

Casting herself as a fighter for ordinary Americans, Clinton promised to “make the economy work for everyday Americans, not just those at the top.”

Jun 13, 2015

Clinton to stage major rally, will vow to back working Americans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton stages the first big rally of her presidential campaign on Saturday, trying to cast herself as a fighter for ordinary Americans and build a clearer case for why she wants to lead the country.

Running to be the first female president, Clinton will trumpet her record on women’s rights and talk about her mother’s tough upbringing in a speech to thousands of supporters on New York’s Roosevelt Island.

Jun 11, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Bill Clinton on ‘embarrassing’ emails

DENVER, Co., – Presiding over a two-day meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, Bill Clinton, for the most part made only the most fleeting references to his wife’s run for the White House. Still, the former president allowed himself a couple of oblique, comic nods on Wednesday to some of the more unflattering headlines that have greeted Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Former President Bill Clinton speaks in New York May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Jun 11, 2015

Bill Clinton says he will stop giving paid speeches if Hillary wins

DENVER (Reuters) – Bill Clinton said on Wednesday he would no longer give paid speeches if his wife, Hillary Clinton, is elected U.S. president.

Republicans and media commentators have criticized both Clintons for earning millions of dollars from paid speeches, saying the practice raises the possibility of conflicts of interest.

Jun 10, 2015

Clinton was too busy to do favors for foundation donors, husband says

DENVER (Reuters) – Bill Clinton gave one of his lengthiest rebuttals yet on Wednesday of allegations that his wife Hillary Clinton, now running for president, gave favorable treatment to donors to the family’s charities while she was U.S. secretary of state.

The former U.S. president also used the interviews at a conference organized by the Clinton Foundation to speak with emotional candor about their marriage and the role he might play should the couple return to the White House in 2017.

Jun 8, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Clinton downplays personal ties to overdose deaths


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks after receiving the Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award during an appearance at Texas Southern University in Houston June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Donna Carson

It has become a recurrent moment in Hillary Clinton’s speeches as she campaigns for the presidency: softening her voice to a hush, she says she wants to end the “quiet epidemic” of Americans dying from overdoses of painkillers and other drugs.