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Hillary Clinton Channels Obama in Thunderous First 2016 Speech

(Daily Beast) As Democrats transfer their allegiance from the candidate of “Yes We Can” and the rallies with hundreds of thousands to the candidate of the understated YouTube campaign kickoff and the small roundtable discussion, they may think they are giving up the kind of soul-stirring speech that sends partisan hearts fluttering.

But in the first speech of her nascent campaign, Clinton seemed to be borrowing a rhetorical page from her one-time opponent, who on the 2008 campaign trail placed his own candidacy within the larger American struggle for justice.

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NYT's own reporting undermines innuendo in their story about Hillary Clinton’s role in uranium deal

(Medium) Relying largely on research from the conservative author of Clinton Cash, today’s New York Times alleges that donations to the Clinton Foundation coincided with the U.S. government’s 2010 approval of the sale of a company known as Uranium One to the Russian government. Without presenting any direct evidence in support of the claim, the Times story — like the book on which it is based — wrongly suggests that Hillary Clinton’s State Department pushed for the sale’s approval to reward donors who had a financial interest in the deal. Ironically, buried within the story is original reporting that debunks the allegation that then-Secretary Clinton played any role in the review of the sale.

DonViejo

5 Points On The Conservative Author Dishing Clinton Dirt To NYT and Fox News

(TPM) The terms of the deals are still opaque, and even the book's harshest critics admit they have not read its conclusions. But Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and frequent Republican consultant, has a reputation and a body of work that may shed some light on his latest efforts.

Here are a few details, some lesser known, about the author of “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.”

George II

Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General After Long Delay

(NYT) After one of the nation’s most protracted cabinet-level confirmation delays, the Senate Thursday approved Loretta Lynch to be attorney general. She is the first African-American woman to hold the position.

Ms. Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, was confirmed 56 to 43, with 10 Republicans voting for her.

DonViejo

Jindal: I Won't Bow To Liberals And Big Corps. Like Indiana Or Arkansas

(TPM) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) issued a clear message on in a The New York Times op-ed published Thursday: unlike the Republican governors in Indiana and Arkansas, Jindal doesn't plan on bowing to the pressure of "left-wing activists" and large corporations who oppose a controversial religious liberty bill.

The legislation, introduced by state Rep. Mike Johnson (R), blocks the government from being able to take away business licenses or tax benefits or even impose fines on businesses because of an owner's views on gay marriage.

Skinner

Crossroads GPS, America Rising, Citizens United: The $100 Million Anti-Hillary Smear Machine

(SacBee) In a nondescript high-rise in the suburbs of Washington, a group of 20-somethings is waging war on Hillary Clinton.

They’re tracking her every move, analyzing her utterances during decades in public life and updating a library of 1,000 videos dating to the early 1980s.

Surya Gayatri

Clinton Camp Pounces on Benghazi Report 2016 Delay: Proof of ‘Playing Politics’

(Mediaite) The Hillary Clinton campaign has already pounced on reports that the Benghazi Committee’s report will likely be delayed until next year, closer to the 2016 election.

A spokesman for committee chairman Trey Gowdy said that “factors beyond the committee’s control… could continue to impact the timing of the inquiry’s conclusion.”

Well, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta pounced today, putting out a press release saying this is proof positive the Benghazi investigation is pure politics.

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