The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation provided tax documents to the AP's Kelly Kissel that show the foundation's revenue almost tripled in 2013, from $51.5 million in 2012 to $144.4 million in 2012.
Bill and Hillary Clinton appeared at Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's last steak fry, a big political event, and, among other remarks, Bill Clinton said Sen. Mark Pryor's race for re-election was "real close." Key: turnout.
The New York Times devotes a reporter full-time to the Clinton beat and today breaks news that Hillary Clinton is "building stamina through tough new workouts with a personal trainer and yoga." Sound like a 2016 presidential candidate to you?
Funny. Gayle Collins of the New York Times riffs this morning on how Hillary Clinton is the country's all-purpose celebrity, not to mention the cause of every bad happening in the world from Benghazi to the abduction of Nigerian girls. Coincidentally, today is a "Day of Action" for nationwide events orchestrated by the Ready for Hillary PAC, aimed at encouraging a 2016 presidential candidacy.
From Politico, an early indication of how low the Republicans are prepared to go in derailing a Hillary Clinton candidacy for president. Karl Rove — you may know him as Tim Griffin's mentor in the glory days of Florida vote caging to keep black people from voting — has gone to practicing neurology. He's injected into the public arena the utterly speculative notion that Clinton has suffered brain damage.
The Ready for Hillary PAC held a fund-raiser in North Little Rock last night, evidence of an Obama-style grassroots campaign to propel her potential 2016 presidential candidacy. My how times have changed since 1992. And 2008.
The New York Times put its gloss on the Clinton White House document dump at the Clinton Library yesterday. In short: Nothing new, but we have to make it seem like there is.You will be shocked, undoubtedly, to learn that Hillary Clinton has an aversion to media. That she was a champion of women's rights. That her staff wanted her in public more. That the health care initiative was a bummer.
Politico reports that the Clinton Presidential Library will begin releasing papers this afternoon that had been allowed to be kept secret until last year. Some 25,000 pages are to be released in the next few weeks, with about 5,000 pages coming today. Review continues on about 8,000 pages of material.
Is Hillary Clinton too old to run for president. Mike Huckabee raises the question. Also on our open line: A Democratic candidate for state treasurer and an investigation of a UA fraternity for having a racially stereotypical party on M.L. King Day.
The Washington Free Beacon, which received a lot of attention recently for mining the Diane Blair papers at the University of Arkansas for documents related to potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, hasn't had similar success with gubernatorial papers of Bill Clinton housed at an archive in downtown Little Rock connected to the Central Arkansas Library System.
The Baxter Bulletin reported today on a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Baxter County resident over the Nativity scene that has been erected on the Baxter County Courthouse lawn for decades by local lawyer Rick Spencer.
The New York Times reports that some Republicans are trending away from the lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key approach to criminal justice embraced by the party's old guard, in part out of a recognition that minority votes matter now more than ever. Asa Hutchinson wants to reach out to black voters — what better place to start?
National GDP grew by 5 percent in the third quarter, according to a revised figure by the U.S. Commerce Department. Arkansas Business reported yesterday that forecasters also predict a strong year of growth ahead for Arkansas. We're still waiting for Obamacare to deliver its promised economic implosion.
On Nov. 16, 1776, Gen. George Washington stood on the Jersey Palisades and peered across the Hudson River through his telescope as the British tortured American militiamen who had surrendered and then put them to the sword. Hearing the screams of his men, according to an aide, Washington turned and sobbed "with the tenderness of a child."
An independent commission appointed by the governor, legislative leaders and the chief justice began work last week to fulfill part of Issue 3, the constitutional amendment that eased term limits, banned lobbyist gifts to legislators (sort of) and provided a mechanism for pay raises.