Democrats

Excerpts From Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Hacked E-Mail Memos Released

March 20, 2013

“The first excerpted Blumenthal e mail, dated September 12, 2012, reports that senior advisors told the President of Libya during the day of September 11 that the Benghazi and Tripoli attacks were sparked by the Cairo demonstrations and anger over an anti-Muslim video.”

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Hacked E-Mail Memos Reveal: Saudi Arabian Sunni Funding Behind Algeria Hostage Crisis

March 20, 2013

“The reader should be warned that these are first and partial accounts of hacked emails that may be fabricated by someone with a hidden agenda. Time will tell whether they have any credence.”

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U.S. Senate Stopgap Spending Bill Excludes “Vital” Programs From Cuts

March 19, 2013

“The bill is a mixed blessing for President Obama and others, especially Democrats, who hope Congress will eventually reverse the recent cuts. “

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Exclusion of Assault Weapons Ban Upsets Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

March 19, 2013

““How many assault weapons do you need circulating?” Ms. Feinstein said … noting that her bill … exempted many weapons. “To have these mass killings is such a blight on everything that America stands for.””

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) Endorses No-Fly Zone Over Syria

March 19, 2013

“Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) endorsed Tuesday the idea of establishing a no-fly zone inside Syria and attacking the air defenses and air power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”

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Assault Weapons Ban Not Included In Senate Democrat Gun Control Bill To Be Introduced Next Month

March 19, 2013

“In a tactical decision, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., concluded that including the prohibition in the gun bill would jeopardize the chances for passage of any firearms legislation at all.”

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) to Sign 3 Gun Control Bills Into Law on Wednesday

March 18, 2013

“The measures that Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper will sign also include a bill requiring universal background checks for gun buyers, and another that requires gun buyers to pay for their own background checks, said the governor’s spokesman, Eric Brown.”

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Hacker Guccifer Releases Memos Sent to Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Benghazi and Libya

March 18, 2013

“In a series of weekend e-mail blasts, the hacker known as “Guccifer” disseminated four recent memos to Clinton from Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of the former Secretary of State.”

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announces Support for Same-Sex Marriage

March 18, 2013

“Hillary Clinton endorsed gay marriage in a new video saying “that her views on the issue have evolved as a result of her experiences personally and as secretary of state,” Politico reports.”

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House Speaker Boehner (R) Agrees With President Obama: No Immediate Debt Crisis

March 17, 2013

““We all know that we have one looming,” Boehner said on ABC’s “This Week”. “And we have one looming because we have entitlement programs that are not sustainable in their current form. They’re going to go bankrupt.””

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Deputy National Security Adviser Benjamin J. Rhodes Shaping President Obama’s Foreign Policy Strategy

March 17, 2013

“Mr. Rhodes is drafting the address to the Israeli people the president plans to give in Jerusalem, but his influence extends beyond what either his title or speechwriting duties suggest.”

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New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (D) Vetoes ‘Breaking Bad’ Bill That Would’ve Encouraged Film Production

March 17, 2013

“A spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez had said Thursday that she had wanted the measure to be part of a larger tax reform package.”

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Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) to Sign Law Repealing Death Penalty

March 15, 2013

“The House of Delegates voted 82-56 to repeal Maryland’s death penalty on Friday, making the state the sixth in as many years to abolish executions and delivering a major legislative victory to Gov. Martin O’Malley.”

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President Obama Nominates Deborah K. Jones as U.S. Ambassador to Libya

March 13, 2013

“Jones has previously served as U.S. ambassador to Kuwait and is currently a scholar-in-residence at the Middle East Institute in Washington.”

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President Obama Meets With House Republicans at Capitol Hill; No Progress Made

March 13, 2013

“Obama still won’t take any big risks on entitlement reform unless Republicans agree to raise taxes again, he declined to say whether he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and he still won’t slash discretionary spending.”

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