secretary of state hillary clinton

secretary of state hillary clinton

The Warren Report

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren claims she’s not running for president in 2016. But many liberals hope that the populist Democrat will seek the presidency, partly to offer an alternative to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, although Clinton has not officially announced her presidential bid. Mrs. Clinton also is a former New York Senator who carpet-bagged into that State to gain residency there—just in time to seek and win that Senate seat. In 2008, Clinton repeatedly claimed she wasn’t running for president—right before turning around and running for the nation’s highest office. But saying one thing and doing another is standard procedure for Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. While the rootless Clintons wander from one election to another, hoping to hang on to what’s left of their tarnished legacy, Warren is deeply rooted in the Northeast. Warren is well known for taking on the power of Wall Street and the big banks that want tailor-made legislation which allows high finance to virtually run the nation. The Washington newspaper The Hill reported this morning that Warren remains in second place among Democrats in most 2016 polling. The polls assess early-caucus and primary states, such as Iowa and New Hampshire. For the time being, a Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll released Tuesday put Clinton in front at 53 percent. Warren chimed in at 10 percent. According to The Hill, several scenarios might prompt Warren to actually run for president. One factor is that Warren may be prompted to run if a solid progressive challenger to Mrs. Clinton doesn’t soon emerge. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vice President Biden and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are often listed as Democratic alternatives to a Clinton candidacy. But none have Warren's “star power” among progressives. Moreover, progressives have long criticized the Clintons for their close ties to Wall Street. Therefore, admiration of Warren’s combative attitude toward Wall Street has boosted the Massachusetts senator’s popularity. Yet, Sanders, an outspoken Independent, seems inclined to challenge Clinton himself. Time will soon tell. Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign For America's Future, said Warren could join the race: “If Hillary decides to pitch her campaign ‘to the right’ of Obama, in terms of ideology. Borosage noted: “A center-right campaign—center on economy, right on foreign policy—would counter Warren’s political project.” Yet, Warren is a prodigious fundraiser. She raked in $42 million dollars during her 2012 bid to defeat GOP Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts. GOP strategist Ford O'Connell remarked: “The progressive base of the Democratic Party, and its donors, are not convinced that Hillary is the answer in 2016, let alone the future of the party.” Overall, Warren has a much better—and cleaner—record of genuine public service compared to Clinton. Furthermore, key questions still remain unanswered about then-Secretary of State Clinton’s handling of the 2011 Benghazi tragedy—when U.S. Amb. Christopher Stevens was killed in a mysterious attack on that U.S. consulate in Libya. Congress still has not fully determined who knew what—and when. Moreover, the general Clinton legacy may be the most scandal-ridden in U.S. history. For example, “Hillarycare” was a notorious attempt by then-First Lady Hillary Clinton to overhaul that nation’s health-care system behind closed doors. Meanwhile, President Bill Clinton was seen as taking bribes from Chinese interests in the “Chinagate” affair, which resulted in the release of sensitive technology with military applications to the Red Regime. So, Warren could be the ticket to the political oblivion that the Clintons may very well deserve. Support Indymedia! Donate USD: http://nnn.is/donate-dollars Donate BTC: http://nnn.is/donate-bitcoin Download your free Next News "Heroes & Villains" Poster here: http://nextnewsnetwork.com/the-2013-heroes-villains-posters LIVE: http://NextNewsNetwork.com...