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Apr 10, 2015

Clinton ends suspense; to announce White House run on Sunday

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton will announce her second run for the presidency on Sunday, starting her campaign as the Democrats’ best hope of fending off a crowded field of lesser-known Republican rivals and retaining the White House.

The announcement will mark Clinton’s return to the campaign trail seven years after losing the Democratic Party nomination in 2008 to Barack Obama.

Mar 25, 2015

Republicans ask White House about Clinton’s broken charity donors promise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Republican Party chairman asked U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday to disclose when it first learned that Hillary Clinton’s pledge to disclose all donors to her family’s charities had been “repeatedly violated.”

Clinton, the front-runner to become the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, signed on to the transparency agreement with Obama’s incoming administration in late 2008 before becoming secretary of state.

Mar 19, 2015

Exclusive: Despite Hillary Clinton promise, charity did not disclose donors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In 2008, Hillary Clinton promised Barack Obama, the president-elect, there would be no mystery about who was giving money to her family’s globe-circling charities. She made a pledge to publish all the donors on an annual basis to ease concerns that as secretary of state she could be vulnerable to accusations of foreign influence.

At the outset, the Clinton Foundation did indeed publish what they said was a complete list of the names of more than 200,000 donors and has continued to update it. But in a breach of the pledge, the charity’s flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together, stopped making the annual disclosure in 2010, Reuters has found.

Mar 11, 2015

Clinton says used personal email account for convenience

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton, under attack for using a personal email address to conduct U.S. State Department business, defended the practice on Tuesday as a matter of “convenience,” but her comments failed to calm critics, who accused her of secrecy.

Holding her first news conference since leaving her administration post two years ago, Clinton conceded she wished she had used a government email address as secretary of state but said she violated no rules and did not send classified material through the private account.

Mar 10, 2015

Seeking to calm uproar, Hillary Clinton to address email use

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will try to defuse a controversy over her use of a private email account for official business as U.S. secretary of state at a news conference on Tuesday.

Clinton will hold a “brief” question-and-answer session with reporters after scheduled remarks at the United Nations in New York, slated to begin at 1:30 p.m., her spokesman said.

Mar 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s focus on women’s pay may resonate broadly: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women, a finding that suggests that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s message on pay inequality could resonate broadly with Americans should she run for president in 2016.

Fifty-one percent of respondents said the U.S. government should be doing more to encourage equal pay, the online poll of 2,348 adults from Feb. 27 to March 3 showed.

Mar 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s focus on women’s pay may resonate broadly: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women, a finding that suggests that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s message on pay inequality could resonate broadly with Americans should she run for president in 2016.

Fifty-one percent of respondents said the U.S. government should be doing more to encourage equal pay, the online poll of 2,348 adults from Feb. 27 to March 3 showed.

Feb 21, 2015

Eastern U.S. bitter cold snap brings pain, grimaces and wonder

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Millions of people awoke to painfully cold weather in the eastern United States on Friday, with temperatures frigid enough in New York City and Washington to break decades-old record lows for Feb. 20.

New Yorkers hid much of their faces under hoods, hats and scarves but could not entirely hide their grimaces as they hurried down sidewalks to work. Parts of the East River had scabbed over with ice. Commuters’ breath was visible on subway platforms deep below the ground and the wind.

Feb 20, 2015

New Yorkers grimace through East Coast’s bitter cold snap

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Millions of people awoke to painfully cold weather in the eastern United States on Friday, with temperatures frigid enough in New York City to break a 65-year-old record low for Feb. 20.

New Yorkers hid much of their faces under hoods, hats and scarves but could not entirely hide their grimaces as they hurried down sidewalks to work. Parts of the city’s East River had scabbed over with ice. Commuters’ breath was visible on subway platforms deep below the ground and the wind.

Feb 19, 2015

New York assembly ex-speaker Silver indicted on corruption charges

NEW YORK, Feb 19 (Reuters) – A grand jury indicted Sheldon
Silver, the former New York State Assembly speaker and one of
the state’s most powerful politicians for two decades, on
federal corruption charges on Thursday, federal prosecutors
said.

Silver, who resigned as speaker after his arrest last month
but remains the assemblyman for Manhattan’s Lower East Side, was
indicted on one count of honest services mail fraud, one count
of honest services wire fraud and one count of using his office
for extortion.