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Foundation Donors Made Up More Than Half of Clinton’s Non-Government Guests at State Department

An investigation by The Associated Press confirms that, if elected president, Hillary Clinton would be wide open to ethics challenges relating to donations her family’s charitable foundation accepted while she was secretary of state.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE


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Dear Bill Clinton: The End of Welfare Isn’t the End of Poor People

Isn’t it great how we solved the welfare problem? That’s the one thing that former President Clinton, Congress and even the media agree on.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE



How Bill Clinton Waged a War on Welfare Mothers Instead of a War on Poverty

To hear Clinton tell it, his presidency won the war on poverty three decades after President Lyndon B. Johnson launched it, having changed only the name. Seems he doesn’t know the difference between getting mothers and their children off the welfare rolls and getting them out of poverty.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE



Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Their Tax Returns

Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein released their personal tax returns this week, putting pressure on rivals Gary Johnson and Donald Trump to release theirs.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Does Not Represent All Women—and Makes Some Feel Powerless

After surveying six diverse feminists, Katie Halper—a writer, comedian and radio personality—found that not everyone in the feminist community is celebrating the prospect of a female president.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Bill Clinton, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson and Sean Reyes Make History in Las Vegas

The Democratic, Green, Libertarian and Republican presidential campaigns all were represented at the same event—the Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Election Forum—for the first time in this election cycle.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE


The Clintons and Kissinger









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‘The Simpsons’ Team’s Campaign-Ad Spoof Seriously Rips Donald Trump

When it’s go time, this cartoon Trump falters, as there are a few action items (read: personal grooming) that take priority even over an urgent summons to the White House Situation Room.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford Recalls When the Clintons Won Over Black America

“The Clintons were not the black favorites in 1992,” he explains.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Clinton’s Convention Speech About Hillary Clinton Was Filled With Inaccuracies (Video)

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) co-founder Jeff Cohen dissected the former president’s 43-minute talk and found many of the policy claims he made to be wrong.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer Questions Lawrence Summers and Michael Blumenthal on the 2008 Financial Crash (Video)

On Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention, Truthdig’s editor in chief confronted the two former Treasury secretaries about the role financial deregulation played in the Wall Street crash.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Democratic Convention Live Blog: From Boos to Everyone Loves Hillary Clinton

Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention started with chaos and ended with Bernie Sanders endorsing the former secretary of state. Will his supporters follow his lead?

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE



How an Uneven Economic Recovery Drove Many Americans to Believe Donald Trump Could Save This Country

In some downtrodden American towns, the question about whether or not to vote for the Republican nominee has more to do with a “desperate survival bid” than with his racist promises. 

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



Why People Find Hillary Clinton Untrustworthy

It is worth noting that despite all the stories, allegations, accusations, insinuations and investigations spread over a quarter century, there has never been any finding that she engaged in illegal behavior.

Posted on Jul 17, 2016 READ MORE



Et Tu, Bernie?

It is one thing to hold one’s nose and vote for Hillary Clinton as the lesser evil. It is quite another to suddenly absolve the Clintons, who have, as Bernie Sanders repeatedly pointed out, contributed so much to the national crisis.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE



In a Rigged System, Hillary Clinton Is Too Big to Indict

A few years ago, some banks were bailed out because they were too big to fail, and now the presumptive Democratic nominee has been given a pass in her “extremely careless” handling of classified information.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



Matt Taibbi Warns That an ‘Even Less Responsive Oligarchy’ Could Follow a Trump Defeat

Another terrifying movement has risen in response to right-wing demagoguery; a University of Michigan professor is suing the U.S. government over “the law that killed Aaron Swartz”; meanwhile, five lawyers are responsible for 440 death sentences. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE



Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton’s Airport Chat: Chance Encounter or Another Scandal?

Accusations began to fly after the attorney general had a brief conversation with the former president in Phoenix earlier this week.

Posted on Jul 2, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Jun 6, 2016 ENLARGE



Bill Clinton’s Legacy of Denial

Endorsing the Republican agenda of financial industry deregulation, reversing New Deal safeguards, President Clinton caused more damage to the American economy in the long run than any president since Herbert Hoover.

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 READ MORE



Former Bill Clinton Adviser Thinks Hillary Won’t Be the Democratic Nominee

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Douglas Schoen argues that there is more than “a theoretical chance” that Hillary will not get the nomination.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE


In the Pink









Posted on May 31, 2016 ENLARGE    



Sanders Calls for Kentucky Vote Review, Clinton Nixes California Debate

With the Golden State’s presidential primary less than a week away, tension is ratcheting up in the Democratic campaigns.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE



Why a Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons

Charles Ortel is examining the Clinton Foundation, an organization he calls the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted”; tracing donations to the Clintons as well as their speaking fees can give us an idea of who the two are most likely to protect during another Clinton presidency; meanwhile, pop singer Taylor Swift has become a Nazi idol. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 24, 2016 READ MORE



Believe It or Not, Hillary Clinton Wasn’t Always This One-Sided on Israel

The former secretary of state used to hold a more nuanced view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in contrast to the fact that she now seems to blindly support Benjamin Netanyahu’s increasingly right-wing regime.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE


Don’t Judge









Posted on May 22, 2016 ENLARGE



Will Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Have Her Husband Fix the Economy Hurt Her at the Polls?

The intense scrutiny of Bill Clinton’s economic record may not give her the boost she is expecting.

Posted on May 21, 2016 READ MORE



Private Groups, Not Government, Lead the Charge on Prison Issues

As architects consider a ban on designing death chambers and a major pharmaceutical company stops selling drugs for use in executions, Washington sits on its hands when it comes to reform.

Posted on May 17, 2016 READ MORE



No, Bill Clinton Didn’t ‘Kill’ Himself Trying for a State of Palestine (Video)

Bill Clinton claims that as president “I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state” and maintains that he secured an agreement that the Palestinians turned down.

Posted on May 15, 2016 READ MORE


MSNBC Succumbs to Sexism, Asking Men About Hillary Clinton’s Role in Her Husband’s Infidelity

The news segment is representative of the blatant sexism in mainstream media that has plagued this election season.

Posted on May 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton

A watchdog website is tracking the time since she promised she’d “look into” releasing the transcripts, but all she and her surrogates have done is unleash a cascade of excuses, obfuscations and evasions.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE



The Real Hillary Clinton

Where she stands now isn’t where she’s always stood. As CNN’s Anderson Cooper once asked her, “Will you say anything to get elected?”

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 READ MORE


‘Longtime Progressives’ Robert Scheer and Torie Osborn Debate Over Sanders and Clinton (Video)

In a tense debate between Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and liberal activist Torie Osborn, Scheer warned U.S. liberals against whitewashing Hillary Clinton’s record in the interest of getting her nominated during an election season when many voters recognize that the Democratic establishment has sold them out.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Panama Papers Offer More Evidence That Free Trade Isn’t Really Free

As much as President Clinton and President Obama like to talk about “free trade” deals, the truth is that the working class ends up paying.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE


Hillary Guns









Posted on Apr 10, 2016 ENLARGE


Wag the Bill









Posted on Apr 10, 2016 ENLARGE    



The Best Reporting on Hillary Clinton Over the Years

Clinton has been in the public eye for four decades—and there have been investigative stories about her for nearly as long.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE


The Clinton Bill









Posted on Apr 9, 2016 ENLARGE    



Panama Papers Name Client of Podesta Group, a Lobbying Firm With Ties to the Clintons

John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, co-founded the Washington advocacy company linked to a Russian bank named in the leaks.

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 READ MORE


Bill Clinton, Black Lives Matter Protesters Clash Over Hillary’s Then-Support of 1994 Crime Bill

The former president verbally takes on protesters at a Philadelphia campaign event for his wife, Hillary Clinton, who as first lady had expressed support for the crime bill he signed during his first term.

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Kiss Was Just A Kiss: Hillary Clinton’s March to the Radical Right on Israel

Back in 1999, she air-kissed Yasser Arafat’s wife and dared to utter the word “Palestine.” Today, she is being embraced by billionaires and neoconservatives who help bankroll her campaign and believe Israel can do no wrong.

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE



America’s Astounding Human Rights Hypocrisy in Cuba

The idea of the United States lecturing Cuba or any other country about human rights comes down somewhere between embarrassing and nauseating.

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 READ MORE



Voting With Our Feet

Bernie Sanders will soon be urging us to support Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. But the Democratic Party, along with a bankrupt liberalism, is as dangerous as Donald Trump. It is time to vote with our feet—by taking to the streets against the corrupt power elite. 

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE


Robert Scheer Talks With Thomas Frank About Democrats’ Shift Away From Addressing Inequality (Audio)

By Robert Scheer

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with Frank to discuss his new book, “Listen, Liberal,” about how Democrats abandoned the American working class. Transcript included.

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Occupy Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches

Why do voters need to know what Hillary told the banks? Because it was Wall Street that was responsible for the 2008 recession, making life worse for most Americans. We need to know what, if anything, she promised these behemoths.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE



After Considering the Clintons, Black Thinkers Like Bernie Sanders

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am mystified by robust black support for Bill and Hillary Clinton,” writes Steven Thrasher at The Guardian. (Pictured here, director Spike Lee.)

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



After Considering the Clintons, Black Thinkers Like Bernie Sanders

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am mystified by robust black support for Bill and Hillary Clinton,” writes Steven Thrasher at The Guardian. (Pictured here, director Spike Lee.)

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE


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