The Hillary Clinton campaign in Arkansas announced what it's calling its Leadership Council today. The list includes former Govs. Mike Beebe and Jim Guy Tucker, former U.S. Sens. David and Mark Pryor and a host of former and current movers and shakers in the state Democratic Party.
Hillary Clinton has a small lead in Iowa polling heading into the caucuses Monday, but it's looking to be closer than the once-inevitable frontrunner would have hoped and Bernie Sanders may well have the advantage in New Hampshire, particularly if he has some momentum from a strong showing in Iowa.
Politico's Kenneth Vogel has a long report out today on the Clinton Foundation in Politico. The foundation, according to Vogel, is "increasingly seen as a distraction by supporters of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid" and "is considering dialing back its activity during the campaign and a potential Clinton presidency, according to interviews and documents obtained by POLITICO."
Hillary Clinton spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters about 5:30 p.m. today at Philander Smith College. Her remarks tracked some familiar themes — equal pay for equal work, help for students to pay the rising cost of higher education.
The Washington Post has another big Clinton family financial report — they provide financial help to brothers in need. Good context: Coincidentally a veteran of the Clinton beat reveals rules for covering them — all negative, all the time.
State Education Commissioner Johnny Key fired Baker Kurrus as Little Rock superintendent last week because he ventured off the reservation when he presented data to the state Board of Education on the damaging impact of charter schools on the district, which the state now runs. Kurrus was questioning proposed expansions of two charter schools already draining easier-to-educate children from the LRSD.