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PROGRESSIVE REVIEW ARTICLES

THINGS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON BEFORE 2008

BUSH & CLINTON TIMELINES

INTERESTING FRIENDS OF HILLARY CLINTON

 THE CLINTON SCANDALS 

THE POLITICAL PATHOLOGY OF HILLARY CLINTON

REAL DIVIDE ON HILLARY CLINTON

 MEDIA COVERS UP FOR HRC

 OTHER POLITICS

 ARKANSAS CONNECTIONS

HEADLINES

PAPERS OF TOP WHITEWATER INVESTIGATION AIDE SUGGEST MAJOR HILLARY CLINTON LYING

OTHER GREAT CLINTON MOMENTS: PLANTED QUESTION IN IOWA CAMPAIGN

HILLARY CLINTON HELPED WRITE THE CONSTITUTION . . . .AND A FEW OTHER MISSTATEMENTS

HILLARY CLINTON ON PICKING A PASTOR

HOW HILLARY CLINTON USED TO FEEL ABOUT RELEASING TAX RETURNS

GETTING BEHIND THE CLINTON EXPERIENCE CON

CLINTONS MAKE BIG, CURIOUS PROFIT OUT OF COMPANY CO-FOUNDED BY CROOK

CLINTON RATES MCCAIN OVER OBAMA

CLINTON THINKS 30% INTEREST RATES ARE OKAY

WHY CLINTON DOESN'T MENTION HER EXPERIENCE ON THE NIXON IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEE

REALITY CHECK: CLINTON ON FOREIGN POLICY

WHY SOME SUPER DELEGATES ARE NOT SUPER FOND OF HILLARY CLINTON

CLINTON CAMPAIGN LIES ABOUT PAST POSITION ON NAFTA

MORE CLINTON MONEY EXAMINED BY NPR

DESPERATION IN THE CLINTON CAMP

WHY BANKS LOVE CLINTON'S HEALTHCARE PLAN

MORE CLINTON MONEY EXAMINED BY NPR

WHERE DID HR CLINTON'S FIVE MILLION COME FROM?

FOREIGN LOBBYISTS POURING BIG BUCKS INTO CLINTON CAMPAIGN

THREE QUESTIONS FOR HOWARD WOLFSON

FOREIGN LOBBYISTS POURING BIG BUCKS INTO CLINTON CAMPAIGN

CANDIDATE REALITY CHECK: CLINTON'S 35 YEARS OF CHANGE

GREAT MOMENTS IN MINIMALIST ADS
PHOTO BY SEANBONNER

MSNBC TAKES A DIVE FOR CLINTON

HR CLINTON TOLD UNTRUTH ABOUT 1998 BOMBING

HOW THE CLINTONS PLAYED THE RACE CARD

WAL-MART BOARD MEMBER CLINTON WAS SILENT AS FIRM FOUGHT OFF UNIONS

TIME: CLINTONS LOSING THE ESTABLISHMENT

HR CLINTON: LEAVE NO CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND REFERENCE BEHIND

CLINTON MOST POPULAR WITH K STREET CORPORATE LOBBYISTS; NONE SUPPORT EDWARDS

CLINTON'S TOP GENERAL SAYS WEST MUST BE READY TO USE PRE-EMPTIVE NUCLEAR ATTACKS

FIRST SECRETS OF CLINTON HEALTH TASK FORCE OOZE OUT

CLINTONS INVOLVED WITH FUNNY MONEY AGAIN

IS HR CLINTON TRYING TO GHETTOIZE OBAMA?

WHY THE CLINTONS ARE USING THE RACE CARD

FOIL FOR LONGTIME HILLARY CLINTON CON IS NO MORE

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE VAST CONSPIRACY AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON

CLINTON CLAIMS SHE'S BETTER AT DEALING WITH AL QAEDA THAN OBAMA OR EDWARDS

HRC: 15 YEARS OF VICTIMHOOD

CONVENTION RULES FAVOR CLINTON

RECOVERED HISTORY: GREAT MOMENTS IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION

NADER, ROCKY ANDERSON, MATT GONZALEZ BLAST CLINTON

HILLARY CLINTON'S ATTRACTION TO MILITARISM

CLINTON ALIENATES YOUNG ACTIVISTS BY DISSIN' IOWA STUDENTS

HILLARY CLINTON HEAVY INTO RIGHTWING RELIGIOUS POWER CULT

MORE ON CLINTON'S RIGHTWING CHRISTIAN CULT

CLINTON ALIENATES YOUNG ACTIVISTS BY DISSIN' IOWA STUDENTS

CATALOG OF HILLARY CLINTON'S LIES

AND IT'S COST THE TAXPAYERS $2.3 BILLION TO KEEP CLINTON IN THE SENATE

HILLARY CLINTON: TELLING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VICTIM OF SEXISM & A FRONT-RUNNING LIAR

CLINTON PLANNED TO USE GENDER CARD ALL ALONG

CLINTON'S CRIMINAL FUND RAISER POSTPONES NEXT LEGAL STEP UNTIL AFTER IOWA PRIMARY

THE REALLY BIG DEBATE: HILLARY CLINTON VS. HILLARY CLINTON

MARK PENN'S EXCUSE: BLACKWATER ADVISOR IS ONLY A SUBSIDIARY OF HIS FIRM

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATES CLINTON FUNNY MONEY FROM CHINATOWN

DEFENSE INDUSTRY BACKS CLINTON EVEN OVER ALL THE REPUBLICANS

HR CLINTON GOT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION FROM SCIENTIST WHO SAID BLACKS WEREN'T AS SMART AS EUROPEANS; TWO DAYS LATER HELPED EARMARK $900K FOR HIS LAB

MAN WHO HELPED BAIL OUT BUSH NOW KEY FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO HILLARY CLINTON

MEDIA COVERING UP FOR HR CLINTON

WHO MADE HILLARY CLINTON QUEEN?

TOP AIDE TO HR CLINTON HEADS FIRM THAT REPRESENTED BLACKWATER, INCLUDING HELPING FOUNDER DEAL WITH CONGRESS

DID CLINTONS BREAK LAW ON WIRETAPPING?

WHAT SCARES CLINTON AND OBAMA MORE THAN ANYTHING? FLORIDA

LA TIMES FINDS CHINATOWN DISHWASHERS CONTRIBUTING UP TO $2K TO HR CLINTON

THE CLINTON BUSH S&L BCCI CHINA MIDEAST TANGLED WEB

QUESTIONABLE CLINTON FUNDRAISING TACTICS BEGIN TO ADD UP

HOW TO TELL
OBAMA & CLINTON APART

BACK TO TOP

HOW CLINTON AND OBAMA ARE ALIKE

  • Their positions are often barely distinguishable from that of the Republicans
  • They have built their campaigns around genetic identity rather than on political principles and issues.
  • "I would be stunned to find an anti-business [Supreme Court] appointee from either of them," Cass Sunstein, who is a constitutional adviser to Obama, told me. "There's not a strong interest on the part of Obama or Clinton in demonizing business, and you wouldn't expect to see that in their Supreme Court nominees." - Jeffrey Rosen, NY Times
  • They take multiple positions on individual issues such as NAFTA
  • They have produced no interesting new ideas nor promised to fight for any important new programs
  • They have offered no good idea about how to handle the current economic crisis
  • Neither has ameaningful urban policy
  • Neither are will willing to take on the criminality of Bush's use of torture.
  • They have gone about their campaigns as though they were leading a cult rather than a political movement
  • Clinton hangs out with a covert group of right wing GOP Christians; Obama would name some of them to his cabinet.
  • They have similar voting records with Progressive Punch ranking Obama 24th and Clinton 19h in Senate
  • The both dissed Nader for daring to run for president again
  • Obama wrote that conservatives and Bill Clinton were right to destroy social welfare, Clinton supported her husband's program
  • Hillary Clinton comes in at 38th and Obama at 48th in the ranking of the League of Conservation Voters
  • Both have hawkish foreign policy advisors involved in past US misdeeds and failures
  • Both support Israeli aggression and apartheid. Obama has deserted previous support for two-state solution to Mid East situation
  • Both have voted numerous times to continue funding the war
  • Both support or won't oppose nuclear power
  • Both support war on drugs
  • Both support Real ID
  • Both support No Child Left Behind
  • Both supported crack-cocaine sentence disparity
  • Both oppose single payer healthcare
  • Both support PATRIOT Act
  • Both support the death penalty
  • Both have no clear plan to leave Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Both support charter schools
  • Both support federally funded ethanol

HOW CLINTON AND OBAMA ARE DIFFERENT

  • Obama, unlike Clinton, has no plans to "obliterate:" Iran
  • Clinton would continue the 28 year old Reagan - Bush - Clinton - Bush era; Obama would probably end it.
  • While both have misled voters, Clinton has by far the worst record, witness the cattle futures, Whitewater, travel office and similar scandals as well as the fact that five of her fundraisers have been convicted of, or pleaded no contest to, crimes and one fled the country after being indicted on charges related to raising money.
  • While they both have had seamy friends, so far only one has surfaced for Obama - Rezko - as opposed to a lengthy list for Clinton that begins with three close business partners who ended up in prison.
  • Obama, unlike Clinton, has never been almost indicted.
  • Obama, unlike Clinton, has never been mentioned 35 times in a criminal indictment.
  • Obama, unlike Clinton, has never been involved in a resort land scam in which about half the purchasers, many of them seniors, lost their property.
  • Obama, unlike Clinton, is not currently being sued in a case involving an allegedly massive misreporting of campaign contributions.
  • Obama, unlike Clinton, did not support the appointment of the now indicted Bernie Kerick to be head of Homeland Security
  • Obama would be good at international negotiations; foreign leaders wouldn't know whether to trust Clinton.
  • Obama is not married to Bill Clinton
  • Obama has revealed his tax returns; Clinton hasn't
  • Clinton thinks McCain would be better qualified for the White House than Obama; Obama would rather have Clinton than McCain
  • The Clinton administration, according to an HRC ad, wouldn't answer an emergency White House call until the sixth ring; the Obama administration, it is implied, would wait for the seventh.
  • Obama voted against immunity for telecoms' illegal spying on Americans; Clinton didn't show up for the vote.
  • Obama has inspired a lot of young and minority voters to get involved in politics; Clinton has relied upon a traditional and aging constituency.
  • Obama favored cluster bomb ban in civilian areas; Clinton opposed the ban
  • Obama says "everything is on the table" with Social Security. Clinton seems slightly more supportive of the classic Democratic program
  • Obama opposed putting heating fuel assistance for low income in stimulus bill; Clinton supported it

OBAMA ALSO. . .

  • Promises not to sign a trade bill without environmental and labor protections.
  • Helped fight for restoration of habeas corpus at Gitmo.
  • Aggressively opposed impeachment action against Bush.
  • Wouldn't have photo taken with San Francisco mayor because he was afraid it would seem that he supported gay marriage
  • Opposes lowering the drinking age to 18
  • Supported restricting damage awards in medical malpractices suits
  • Supported making it harder to file class action suits in state courts
  • Misled on extent on lobbyist support
  • Called the late Paul Wellstone "something of a gadfly"
  • Voted for a business-friendly "tort reform" bill
  • Voted for a nuclear energy bill that included money for bunker buster bombs and full funding for Yucca Mountain.
  • Won't rule out first strike nuclear attack on Iran
  • Received $708,000 from medical and insurance interests between 2001 and 2006
  • Went to Connecticut to support Joe Lieberman in the primary against Ned Lamont
  • Refuses to take a position on the anti-constitutional Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
  • Called Pakistan "the right battlefield ... in the war on terrorism." Threatened to invade Pakistan
  • Sounds sort of like Tony Robbins
  • Uses various evangelical cons to win supporters
  • Has not revealed his proposed policies in many areas and where he has they primarily consist of minor alterations in the status quo
  • Voted against a 30% interest rate cap on credit cards
  • Opposed the war as a state senator, is less certain as a federal one and has voted for full funding of it
  • Wrote critically in his books of the New Deal and the New Left while praising Bill Clinton

CLINTON ALSO . . .

  • Favors healthcare individual mandates that would help insurance companies and banks but not citizens
  • Has the most number of foreign lobbyist contributors
  • Is even more popular with Pentagon contractors than McCain
  • Is most popular with K Street lobbyists
  • Is only First Lady to come under criminal investigation
  • Has received the most funds from oil industry
  • Has received the most funds from health industry
  • Gave most number of evasive answers (250) to congressional inquiries
  • Submitted the largest false campaign finance report

2013

Hillary Clinton documentary killed after pressure from Clintonistas

Dubious Clinton foundation behavior isn't helping HC any

Clinton foundations spent $50 million on travel

HC kicks off campaign by having security take man's camera

Federal investigators continue inquiry into Clinton's 2008 campaign

It takes a whole village to raise enough for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton opposes drug legalization

Hillary Clinton to get big bucks speaking at conference of NSA's pal

Hillary Clinton gets around campaign spending laws by huge fees for speeches

How Hillary Clinton grew the empire

Morning Line: Hyping for Hil

2010

Why, to Hillary Clinton, breaking international law is no big deal

SLEEP WELL TONIGHT, YOUR NATIONAL SECURITY IS THE HANDS OF GUY WHO HELPED CAUSE THE HOUSING CRISIS

DESPITE HILLCLIN’S PROMISE, BLACKWATER GETS HUGE STATE DEPARTMENT CONTRACTS

HILLCLIN WANTS TO SEND U.S. TROOPS TO MEXICO

2009

WHERE ENSIGN, SANFORD & HILLARY CLINTON WERE ON THE SAME PAGE

BUY ONE CLINTON, GET THE SECOND ONE FREE

TOP CLINTON ADVISOR SAID OBAMA LACKED 'AMERICAN ROOTS

NEW DETAILS ON HILLARY CLINTON'S STRANGE RELIGIOUS CULT

CLINTON SPENT $109K TO GET EACH DELEGATE

HOW CLINTON CONNIVED WITH GINGRICH AGAINST HIS OWN PARTY

CLINTON SUPPORTER LOSES IT AT RULES COMMITTEE MEETING

2008

CLINTON BITES HAND THAT HELPED HUSBAND AVOID BEING TOSSED OUT

AMERICA BLOG - The Huffington Post has uncovered a tape of Hillary telling some fundraisers at a private meeting that she hates the netroots and Democratic activists, especially MoveOn. Ironically, it was also the Huffington Post that revealed Obama's private meeting with fundraisers that led to the entire "bitter" debacle.

(Funny, Hillary spoke to MoveOn just last year, and praised their work (listen to the audio, it's good). She "personally welcomes" MoveOn's work and says "I am grateful for your work." And let's not forget why and how MoveOn started. They wanted [to stop] Congress from impeaching Bill Clinton over Monica Lewinksy. This is yet another example of the Clinton's throwing a key ally, a key defender, under the bus when it's expedient.)

Here is what Hillary had to say:

"Moveon.org endorsed [Obama] -- which is like a gusher of money that never seems to slow down," Clinton said to a meeting of donors. "We have been less successful in caucuses because it brings out the activist base of the Democratic Party. MoveOn didn't even want us to go into Afghanistan. I mean, that's what we're dealing with. And you know they turn out in great numbers. And they are very driven by their view of our positions, and It's primarily national security and foreign policy that drives them. I don't agree with them. They know I don't agree with them. So they flood into these caucuses and dominate them and really intimidate people who actually show up to support me.". . .

MoveOn's Executive Director Eli Pariser just gave the following statement to the Huffington Post:

"Senator Clinton has her facts wrong again. MoveOn never opposed the war in Afghanistan, and we set the record straight years ago when Karl Rove made the same claim.

CLINTON JOINS VAST RIGHTWING CONSPIRACY

SEVENTH GRADERS JOIN CLINTON
IN DUCKING SNIPER FIRE ON THE RUNWAY

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WHEN HILLARY CLINTON WENT TO BOSNIA

REALITY CHECK: CLINTON ON FOREIGN POLICY

STEPHEN ZUNES, FOREIGN POLICY IN FOCUS - Senator Hillary Clinton has opposed restrictions on U.S. arms transfers and police training to governments that engage in gross and systematic human rights abuses. Indeed, she has supported unconditional U.S. arms transfers and police training to such repressive and autocratic governments as Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Pakistan, Equatorial Guinea, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, and Chad, just to name a few. She has also refused to join many of her Democratic colleagues in signing a letter endorsing a treaty that would limit arms transfers to countries that engage in a consistent pattern of gross and systematic human rights violations.

Not only is she willing to support military assistance to repressive regimes, she has little concern about controlling weapons that primarily target innocent civilians. Senator Clinton has refused to support the international treaty to ban land mines, which are responsible for killing and maiming thousands of civilians worldwide, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been children.. . .

Senator Clinton also has a record of dismissing reports by human rights monitors that highlight large-scale attacks against civilians by allied governments. For example, in the face of widespread criticism by reputable human rights organizations over Israel's systematic assaults against civilian targets in its April 2002 offensive in the West Bank, Senator Clinton co-sponsored a resolution defending the Israeli actions that claimed that they were "necessary steps to provide security to its people by dismantling the terrorist infrastructure in the Palestinian areas." She opposed UN efforts to investigate alleged war crimes by Israeli occupation forces and criticized President Bush for calling on Israel to pull back from its violent re-conquest of Palestinian cities in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

Similarly, when Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other reputable human rights groups issued detailed reports regarding Israeli war crimes during that country's assault on Lebanon in the summer of 2006, Senator Clinton insisted they were wrong and that Israel's attacks were legal. . . .

Senator Clinton has voted to send tens of billions of dollars unconditionally to Baghdad to prop up that regime, apparently unconcerned about the well-documented reports of death squads being run from the Interior Ministry that have killed many thousands of unarmed Sunni men. . .

In Senator Clinton's world view, if a country is considered an important

Senator Clinton has also been one the Senate's most outspoken critics of the United Nations, even appearing outside the UN headquarters in New York twice during the past four years at right-wing gatherings to denounce the world body. She has falsely accused the UN of not taking a stand against terrorism, even though terrorism has become - largely at the insistence of the United States - a major UN focus in recent years. .

WHY CLINTON DOESN'T MENTION HER EXPERIENCE ON THE NIXON IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEE

RON ROSENBAUM, HISTORY NEWS NETWORK - I covered the impeachment hearings to the bitter end when Nixon resigned in August 1974. . . I have no memory of seeing young Hillary Rodham in the hearing room, but I remember thinking at the time of the Impeachment Committee staff as heroic seekers of truth.

But Hillary's boss on the staff, Jerome Zeifman, asserts now that one reason she's downplayed her Impeachment Committee service is that she has something to hide.

He accuses her of "unethical" conduct, says that "Hillary . . . lied to me" and that she was a pawn in a Kennedy-orchestrated conspiracy to manipulate the impeachment hearings. And he claims he has a witness to corroborate this characterization: "After President Nixon's resignation," Zeifman writes, "a young lawyer, who shared an office with Hillary, confided in me that he was dismayed by her erroneous legal opinions and efforts to deny Nixon representation by counsel - as well as an unwillingness to investigate Nixon. In my diary of August 12, 1974 I noted the following:

'John Labovitz apologized to me for the fact that months ago he and Hillary had lied to me' [to conceal rules changes and dilatory tactics]. Labovitz said, "That came from Yale." I said, "You mean Burke Marshall [Sen. Ted Kennedy's chief political strategist, with whom Hillary regularly consulted in violation of House rules]. Labovitz said, "Yes." His apology was significant to me, not because it was a revelation but because of his contrition.' "

The "dilatory tactics" Zeifman alleges were part of what he portrays as a Kennedy clan strategy to stretch out the impeachment hearings (which ended in August '74, when the so-called "smoking gun" tape - which revealed Nixon attempting to use the CIA to cover up a White House connection to the break-in—caused Nixon to lose even hard-core GOP loyalist support and resign). Zeifman claims the Kennedy strategy was to keep Richard Nixon in office so a liberal (perhaps a Kennedy) could run in 1976 against a damaged president Nixon rather than the relatively unblemished GOP Vice President Gerald Ford.

Zeifman claims that to implement this strategy, Hillary attempted to revise the procedural rules for the Impeachment Committee, potentially opening up divisive delays. Zeifman also asserts that a "second objective of the strategy of delay was to avoid a Senate impeachment trial, in which as a defense Nixon might assert that Kennedy had authorized far worse abuses of power than Nixon's effort to 'cover up' the Watergate burglary (which Nixon had not authorized or known about in advance). In short, the crimes of Kennedy included the use of the Mafia to attempt to assassinate Castro, as well as the successful assassinations of Diem in Vietnam and Lumumba in the Congo."...

CLINTON CAMPAIGN LIES ABOUT PAST POSITION ON NAFTA

DAVID SIROTA - In response to Barack Obama's attack on NAFTA, the Hillary Clinton campaign has gone into meltdown mode. Here's Dow Jones' Marketwatch:

"Clinton's campaign fired back at Obama, charging the Illinois senator with misrepresenting Clinton's position on trade...'Recently falsely claimed that Hillary said that NAFTA was a 'boon' to the economy. Now, Obama is resting his argument on a single paraphrase from an article written twelve years ago,' Clinton's campaign said in an emailed statement."

The Huffington Post has followed along with a laugh-out-loud piece in which the chief architects of NAFTA (many who are now wealthy corporate lawyers and lobbyists) are now saying, no, no, Hillary Clinton was really opposed to it. These are the same people, of course, who are looking for jobs in the Hillary Clinton White House. . .

Hillary Clinton has made statements unequivocally trumpeting NAFTA as the greatest thing since sliced bread. The Buffalo News reports that back in 1998, Clinton attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and thanked praised corporations for mounting "a very effective business effort in the U.S. on behalf of NAFTA."

On November 1, 1996, United Press International reported that on a trip to Brownsville, Texas, Clinton "touted the president's support for the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying it would reap widespread benefits in the region."

In her memoir, Clinton wrote, "Senator Dole was genuinely interested in health care reform but wanted to run for President in 1996. He couldn't hand incumbent Bill Clinton any more legislative victories, particularly after Bill's successes on the budget, the Brady bill and NAFTA."

Yes, we are all expected to just forget that, so that Hillary Clinton's campaign can manufacture supposed "outrage" that anyone would say she supported NAFTA - all at a time her chief strategist, Mark Penn, simultaneously heads a firm that is right now pushing to expand NAFTA into South America.

CLINTON THINKS 30% INTEREST RATES ARE OKAY

HILLARY CLINTON has taken the bold step of proposing a cap on credit care interest rates. The cap: 30%.

Beginning in the 1980s - as part of the Reagan counter-revolution - interest rate controls began disappearing in this country. Rates that generally were below ten percent would rise as much as three times.

The media did not report this story, the politicians did not deal with it, and the banks got away with murder. This is not your average political or economic change; it altered views of fair interest rates going back to the earliest times. Essentially usury became legal.

A logical approach would be to return to pre-Reagan interest rate rules. The banks would be furious, but the rest of America would be better off. But while the exact maximum interest rate is debatable; what is not debatable is that today's rates are indefensible.

CANDIDATE REALITY CHECK: CLINTON'S 35 YEARS OF CHANGE

MATT STEARNS, MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS - To hear Hillary Clinton talk, she's spent her entire career putting her Yale Law School degree to work for the common good. She routinely tells voters that she's "been working to bring positive change to people's lives for 35 years." She told a voter in New Hampshire: "I've spent so much of my life in the nonprofit sector." Speaking in South Carolina, Bill Clinton said his wife "could have taken a job with a firm ... Instead she went to work with Marian Wright Edelman at the Children's Defense Fund." The overall portrait is of a lifelong, selfless do-gooder. The whole story is more complicated - and less flattering. Clinton worked at the Children's Defense Fund for less than a year, and that's the only full-time job in the nonprofit sector she's ever had. She also worked briefly as a law professor.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/26377.html

REALITY CHECK: ENVIRONMENT

[From the Daily Green]

JOHN MCCAIN - Global Warming: Has supported cutting carbon dioxide emissions 30% below present levels by 2050 with a cap-and-trade regulation. Alternative Energy: Supports a variety of energy technologies, including nuclear energy, but has not spelled out a specific plan for research, development and deployment of new energy technologies. Also Notable: McCain co-authored the first Senate legislation designed to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, in 2003.

BARACK OBAMA - Global Warming: Cut carbon dioxide emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 with a cap-and-trade regulation. Alternative Energy: Spend $150 billion over 10 years on renewable, alternative and clean energy research and development. Also Notable: Obama would create an independent, private clean technologies deployment venture capital fund to partner with existing investment funds and national laboratories to invest in new energy technologies.

HILLARY CLINTON Global Warming: Cut carbon dioxide emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 with a cap-and-trade regulation. Alternative Energy: Start a $50 Billion Strategic Energy Fund to pay for research, development and deployment of renewable, alternative and clean energy technologies Also Notable: Clinton would develop a "Connie Mae" program to help low- and middle-income families make investments in home energy efficiency

WAL-MART BOARD MEMBER CLINTON WAS SILENT
AS FIRM FOUGHT OFF UNIONS

"She's more conservative than he is"

ANN COULTER SAYS SHE'LL SUPPORT CLINTON OVER MCCAIN

HR CLINTON TOLD UNTRUTH ABOUT 1998 BOMBING

NORMAN SOLOMON, INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ACCURACY - If facts matter, then it should matter that Hillary Clinton chose to rely on such a basic falsehood during the debate when she flatly stated: 'We bombed them for days in 1998 because Saddam Hussein threw out inspectors.' In fact, just prior to the Clinton administration's several days of bombing Iraq in December 1998, the U.N.'s UNSCOM weapons inspectors left Iraq when UNSCOM head Richard Butler withdrew them -- because the Clinton administration made it clear that the U.S. government was about to start bombing."

That false statement by Hillary Clinton during the debate Thursday evening came as she was trying to verbally navigate what were her most difficult moments of the night: about her vote for the October 2002 congressional resolution that authorized an invasion of Iraq. At that point in the debate, she was arguing that she had made what she called a 'reasoned judgment' which assumed that Saddam Hussein had a record of blocking inspectors so they couldn't find his weapons of mass destruction. In the process, her extreme distortion of history -- asserting that the four-year absence of U.N. inspectors from Iraq was because Saddam 'threw out inspectors' in December 1998 -- goes to the core of her candor about the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq and her rationale for voting to authorize it.

Any journalists interested in fact-checking Senator Clinton's claim that 'We bombed them for days in 1998 because Saddam Hussein threw out inspectors' would be well-advised to stick to relying on the original reportage of what occurred in December 1998. Since then, a self-referential myth has developed in retrospective news coverage of those events, with journalists and politicians alike frequently recycling the false assertion that the four-year absence of U.N. inspectors from Iraq began when Saddam kicked them out of the country." More Information

http://www.accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1641

JANUARY 2008

HR CLINTON: LEAVE NO CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND REFERENCE BEHIND

SADDAM INITIALLY DIDN'T THINK U.S. WOULD INVADE

EDWARDS' APPROACH TO SINGLE-PAYER: LET THE CITIZENS CHOOSE IT

LOOK WHO ALSO CHILLED WITH REZKO

INTERESTING EXCERPT FROM SALLY BEDELL SMIITH'S BOOK ON HR CLINTON

SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT DRUGS?

Since the Clinton campaign has twice chosen to raise Barack Obama's past drug use as an issue, it is only fair to check out the drug ties of the Clinton family.

DECEMBER 2007

CLINTON GETS BIGGEST ANTI VOTE

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'S RECORD OF WHAT'S HAPPENED TO THE POPULARITY OF THE NAME HILLARY

OCTOBER 2007

WHO MADE HILLARY CLINTON QUEEN?

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VICTIM OF SEXISM AND A FRONT-RUNNING LIAR

SAM SMITH - America's major media apparently hasn't noticed that when you are the leading candidate for president of the United States, there's really only one more glass ceiling to break and even a majority of Democrats, let alone the merely religious, probably wouldn't care for Hillary Clinton to assume the job up there.

This hasn't, however, prevented the media from falling in a big way for HRC's poor little girl up against all the bad boys scam. Part of this is because the media is busy paving the way for Hillary Clinton just as it did for her husband - two of the more brazen departures from objective journalism - and partly it's because the media is a sucker for any distraction that frees it from attention to issues that actually might actually make a difference.

This is not the first time that HR Clinton has used the gender bamboozle. During the 1992 campaign, Hillary Clinton defended her role in the Madison Guarantee S&L scandal by saying, "I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas. But what I decided to do was pursue my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life."

Forgotten, however, is what inspired this homily: accusations that Ms. Clinton had represented Whitewater business partner Jim McDougal's S&L before her husband's government. Here's what the New York Times reported on March 17, 1992: "Hillary Clinton said today that she did not earn 'a penny' from state business conducted by her Little Rock law firm and that she never intervened with state regulators on behalf of a failed Arkansas savings and loan association. . . "

Records would show that she did, in fact, represent Madison before the state securities department. After the revelation, she says, "For goodness sakes, you can't be a lawyer if you don't represent banks."

As a 1996 Chicago Tribune editorial pointed out: "The legal issues will sort themselves out in time. But one thing has become all too clear. Bill and Hillary Clinton and their aides have made a concerted effort to deceive official investigators and the American public with half truths and outright lies . . . It's not clear what the Clintons want to conceal, but it's clear that they have made extraordinary efforts to do so."

Important to remember in all this - as with her cookie baking con - is what was really going on during the debate in question. Hillary Clinton, the front runner, was being criticized for her position - or grossly conflicting positions - on critical issues. To expect deferential treatment in such a situation because one is a woman is, one might fairly say, pretty sexist. But for Hillary Clinton, gender is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Said Eleanor Smeal, longtime Clinton shill (including excusing Bill Clinton's serial abuse of women), "It was just so visceral - that panel was all male. It didn't matter almost what was being said."

It didn't matter what was being said; what was wrong in Smeal's mind was that they were treating Hillary Clinton the way any bunch of also-rans would treat the front runner. . . even though she was a woman and entitled to something better.

Clinton's campaign strategist Patti Solis Doyle continued the ploy in a fundraising letter: "On that stage in Philadelphia, we saw six against one. Candidates who had pledged the politics of hope practiced the politics of pile-on instead. Her opponents tried a whole host of attacks on Hillary. She is one strong woman."

And Geraldine Ferraro concocted this fraudulent figment: "John Edwards, specifically, as well as the press, would never attack Barack Obama for two hours they way they attacked her. It's O.K. in this country to be sexist. "It's certainly not O.K. to be racist. I think if Barack Obama had been attacked for two hours - well, I don't think Barack Obama would have been attacked for two hours." She added, "It's discrimination against her as a candidate because she is a woman."

But then, as we have noted before, adapting a line from Dr Johnson, the Clintons are not only corrupt, they are the cause of corruption in others.

For those few hardy souls who would like relief from Hillary Clinton's personal affirmative action program in order to return to trivial matters such as Iran and Iraq, we refer you to a story in the NY Sun that as much as any we've seen this campaign reveals who HRC really is - not a victim of sexism, but a front running major league liar:

"Senator Clinton is describing her opposition to the war in Iraq as an extension of Eugene McCarthy's position in the 1960s movement against the war in Vietnam. . . She drew a parallel between her candidacy and that of Senator McCarthy of Minnesota."

When you're dealing with that big a fabricator with as much media and money backing, there's only one thing to do: keep piling on.

THE REALLY BIG DEBATE:
HIILLARY CLINTON VS. HILLARY CLINTON

SEPTEMBER 2007

CLINTON: HAWK IN DOVE'S CLOTHING

DAVID SWANSON, AFTER DOWNING STREET - This past Sunday, crime thriller author John Grisham hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in my town. I talked with a lot of the people attending. Some said they supported Clinton because they wanted to keep troops in Iraq. But most were there because they opposed Bush and Cheney's policies on Iraq. Who was confused, and who was not? Or could they both be right?. . .

Earlier that day, Clinton had appeared on every single Sunday morning television talk show. She had announced that she would vote against any more money for the occupation of Iraq. Surely the peace movement should chalk up a victory, and anybody backing Clinton because they like the war is going to have to "change course," right?

But let's look a little more closely. Clinton said she will vote against funding unless she sees Bush change direction in Iraq. That's vague enough to allow her to vote for funding again if it's needed. In fact, there is substantial evidence that Clinton plans to vote Nay on war funding only if she's sure the bill will pass. She has never yet talked about ending the occupation in 2007 or 2008. She only talks about ending it in 2009 as president, as if only presidents can end wars, as if Congress has no role. Even so, she is always very careful to talk only of "starting" to end it in 2009. She says she'll "bring the troops home," but very carefully avoids ever saying "all the troops."

Ted Koppel reported on NPR several weeks back that Senator Clinton's military advisor said she plans to still occupy Iraq at the end of her second term, should she be elected. She has never disputed this. As far as I know no member of our intrepid journalistic community has ever asked her about it. . .

Rahm Emanuel has told the Washington Post that the Democrats are best off keeping the war around until November 2008. Numerous congressional staffers have told me that the Democrats are best off keeping the war and Bush and Cheney around until November 2008. Several have told me that the major influence on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discouraging her from taking up impeachment is Senator Clinton. Others have told me that the reason the National Organization for Women flipped from backing impeachment to opposing it was the influence of Clinton and Pelosi on NOW president Kim Gandy. I've not seen NOW joining in any anti-war events this year, as in previous years, either. Even Code Pink has taken a step back from protesting Clinton, arguing that she now opposes the war - although a local Code Pink chapter led Sunday's protest.

Let's look at the record. Clinton voted for the invasion of Iraq and then voted many times to fund the occupation. She raised money last week by charging war industry lobbyists $1,000 each to dine with her and the congress members and congressional committee chairmen who handle their issues. Even MSNBC's Chris Matthews referred to this as "pimping." When Clinton attempted to speak to progressives about Iraq at the 2007 Take Back America conference, she blamed the Iraqis for our occupation of their country and was completely shocked when people booed her, yet she still this week referred to the occupation as a civil war, and to the civil war as the reason to leave. She has been unable to identify a single item she would cut from the Pentagon's budget. And her position on Iran indicates that the reason she's never apologized for her votes on Iraq is that she hasn't learned anything yet. Clinton refuses to take any option "off the table" with regard to Iran, including launching another illegal aggressive war, and including using nuclear weapons. That would seem to me to be setting the bar outrageously low and having her still fail to clear it.

And, yes, Clinton has raised money at a fundraiser hosted by leading war promoter and Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch - perhaps the single individual who has done the most damage to our public communications other than Clinton's husband Bill who gave us the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Murdoch clearly sees Clinton as the Democrat most friendly to big media's dreams of further consolidation, as the Democrat most friendly to war, and as a ratings boon because of the hatred the right has for her.

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/27099

THE EVOLUTION OF HILLARY CLINTON

[From Slate]

HRC, UNIVISION DEBATE - Question: Senator Clinton, the negative tone of the immigration debate has left the country polarized and has created certain racist and discriminatory attitudes toward Hispanics.

Clinton: Well, I think this is a very serious problem. And, as I said earlier, there are many in the political, and, frankly, in the broadcast world today, who take a particular aim at our Latino population and I think it's very destructive.

INTERVIEW, 2004, WABC NEW YORK - I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants. Clearly, we have to make some tough decisions as a country, and one of them ought to be coming up with a much better entry-and-exit system so that if we're going to let people in for the work that otherwise would not be done, let's have a system that keeps track of them. . . People have to stop employing illegal immigrants. I mean, come up to Westchester, go to Suffolk and Nassau counties, stand on the street corners in Brooklyn or the Bronx. You're going to see loads of people waiting to get picked up to go do yard work and construction work and domestic work."

http://www.slate.com/id/2173645/

HILLARY CLINTON ACTIVE IN RIGHTWING RELIGIOUS CULT

KATHRYN JOYCE AND JEFF SHARLET, MOTHER JONES - Through all of her years in Washington, Clinton has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as the Fellowship. Her collaborations with right-wingers such as Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) grow in part from that connection. . .

When Clinton first came to Washington in 1993, one of her first steps was to join a Bible study group. For the next eight years, she regularly met with a Christian "cell" whose members included Susan Baker, wife of Bush consigliere James Baker; Joanne Kemp, wife of conservative icon Jack Kemp; Eileen Bakke, wife of Dennis Bakke, a leader in the anti-union Christian management movement; and Grace Nelson, the wife of Senator Bill Nelson, a conservative Florida Democrat.

Clinton's prayer group was part of the Fellowship (or "the Family"), a network of sex-segregated cells of political, business, and military leaders dedicated to "spiritual war" on behalf of Christ, many of them recruited at the Fellowship's only public event, the annual National Prayer Breakfast. (Aside from the breakfast, the group has "made a fetish of being invisible," former Republican Senator William Armstrong has said.) The Fellowship believes that the elite win power by the will of God, who uses them for his purposes. Its mission is to help the powerful understand their role in God's plan. . .

The Fellowship's ideas are essentially a blend of Calvinism and Norman Vincent Peale, the 1960s preacher of positive thinking. It's a cheery faith in the "elect" chosen by a single voter - God . . .

When Time put together a list of the nation's 25 most powerful evangelicals in 2005, the heading for Coe's entry was "The Stealth Persuader." . . .

Coe's friends include former Attorney General John Ashcroft, Reaganite Edwin Meese III, and ultraconservative Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.). Under Coe's guidance, Meese has hosted weekly prayer breakfasts for politicians, businesspeople, and diplomats, and Pitts rose from obscurity to head the House Values Action Team, an off-the-record network of religious right groups and members of Congress created by Tom DeLay. The corresponding Senate Values Action Team is guided by another Coe protege, Brownback, who also claims to have recruited King Abdullah of Jordan into a regular study of Jesus' teachings. . .

The Fellowship's God-led men have also included General Suharto of Indonesia; Honduran general and death squad organizer Gustavo Alvarez Martinez; a Deutsche Bank official disgraced by financial ties to Hitler; and dictator Siad Barre of Somalia, plus a list of other generals and dictators. Clinton, says Schenck, has become a regular visitor to Coe's Arlington, Virginia, headquarters, a former convent where Coe provides members of Congress with sex-segregated housing and spiritual guidance.

JOSHUA GREEN, THE ATLANTIC, 2006 - Clinton's proficiency in this innermost sanctum has unnerved some of the capital's most exalted religious conservatives. "You're not talking about some tree-hugging, Jesus-is-my-Buddha sort of stuff," says David Kuo, a former Bush official in the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, who worked with Clinton to promote joint legislation and who, like Brownback, has apologized to her for past misdeeds. "These are powerful evangelicals she's meeting with."

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200611/green-hillary

JON STEWART'S TAKE ON THE CLINTON CACKLE

BUT BILL CLINTON IS BETTER AT CRYING ON CUE

AT LEFT, CLINTON AT RON BROWN FUNERAL JUST SPOTTING MEDIA
AT RIGHT, SECONDS LATER, HE STARTS CRYING

CLINTON: NOTHING WRONG WITH LOBBYIST MONEY

THE HILL - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) said during the 90-minute Presidential Leadership Forum on Saturday at the YearlyKos Convention that she would not stop accepting K Street money and defended lobbyists' participation in the political process.

Former vice presidential nominee and Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) scored the biggest hit of the day when he challenged his competitors to stop accepting contributions from lobbyists. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) does not accept donations from lobbyists, which Edwards acknowledged.

The most heated exchanges - and really the only time during the debate that the candidates addressed and challenged each other - came when each candidate was asked whether they would accept Edwards' challenge.

"In 35 years of public service, nobody seriously thinks I could be influenced by a lobbyist," Clinton said, defending her decision to continue to accept contributions.

"Lobbyists represent real interests, nurses, social workers…somehow the idea that a contribution is going to influence my record," is not rooted in reality, Clinton added. . .

Clinton's campaign defended her statement by noting that lobbyists help Obama and Edwards raise money, and that lobbyists from Illinois give to Obama.

AUGUST 2007

CLINTON II GETS CURIOUS BIG BUCKS FROM MAIL CARRIER AND FAMILY

JULY 2007

HIDING HILLARY CLINTON'S THESIS

BILL DEDMAN, MSNBC, MAR 2007 - It was early 1993, in the first days of the Clinton administration, when Hillary Clinton's friend and former thesis adviser at Wellesley College took the phone call that would land him in the middle of a political intrigue. "I got a call from someone at the White House --- I don't remember who --- shortly after the inauguration, saying the Clintons had decided not to release her thesis," professor Alan H. Schechter told MSNBC.com.

After the call from the White House, Wellesley's president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, consulted with lawyers and closed access to any thesis written by a U.S. president or first lady, a rule affecting only Hillary D. Rodham's thesis. . When MSNBC.com called Keohane last week at Princeton to ask about the thesis, she replied, "I have no memory of this," and hung up the phone. To give her time to gather her thoughts, MSNBC.com e-mailed questions to her, and she replied, "I do not recall this situation, and cannot help you with this issue. You will need to rely on the people at Wellesley who are more current on this issue than I am.". . .

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17388394/

HILLARY CLINTON OUTSPENT EDWARDS ON HAIR STYLING

IAN BISHOP NY POST, JUL 24 2006 - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign army has increased its ranks to 50 staffers and more than 20 consultants, specialists in everything from fund-raising to speech-writing to hairstyling and makeup. Clinton, the likely 2008 Democratic White House front-runner, ponied up nearly $3,000 in campaign cash for her blond tresses to get some presidential pampering from acclaimed D.C. stylist Isabelle Goetz. Recently released federal fund-raising records show Clinton shelled out $1,500 in April for Goetz to carefully craft her coiffure and another $1,000 for a camera-ready clip in May. She passed off both styling sessions as "media production" expenses.

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