‘Ezra Klein Gives His Personal Reflections on American Business Model for Journalism’


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Reince Priebus tries to blackmail NBC and CNN

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Maureen Dowd on Reince Priebus

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Why RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Is Freaking Out Over Pop Culture’s Hillary Rodham Clinton Obsession

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“Keeping an eye on Hillary for 2016”


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“Former President Bill Clinton support gay marriage”


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“OBAMA ON CLINTON: I’M GOING TO MISS HER”


CBS NEWS

President Barack Obama says Hillary Rodham Clinton will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state the nation has ever seen. He tells this to Steve Kroft with Clinton sitting beside him in the Blue Room of the White House, in their first joint interview conducted today for broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The joint interview is the only U.S. interview the president has ever given with anyone other than his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama.  FULL ARTICLE

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“Clinton, Panetta host Karzai for dinner”


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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, joined by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, today hosted Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the State Department for dinner. “This is a great opportunity for us to attempt, in a very humble way, to repay some of the hospitality I’ve enjoyed over the years,” Clinton could be heard saying during a press photo op.

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HILLARY CLINTON HOSPITALIZED WITH BLOOD CLOT


(CNN) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.

 

She is expected to remain at New York Presbyterian Hospital for the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor her condition and treat her with anti-coagulants, said Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state.

 

“Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion,” Reines said. “They will determine if any further action is required.”

 

Reines did not specify where the clot was discovered.

 

Clinton, 65, was suffering from a stomach virus earlier this month when she fainted due to dehydration, causing the concussion.

 

Clinton spent the holidays with her family last week after working from home. FULL ARTICLE

 

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Ambassador Susan Rice Withdraws Her Name from Consideration in the National Interest


NO SOS 4U

So, you have clipped the Carolina wings of an ultra-qualified black woman in politics.  What have you gained more than a black mark on your own legacies. But, you don’t care for fairness in government.  “No whipped cream on your apple pie, Susan Rice,” you tell your victim.  Today the American people have more respect for the victim of your power-play than any success you may take delight in.  Enjoy the bitter taste of such success as it macerates in your sorry mouths.

—GoodOleWoody

Note: Senator Graham’s first name is “Lindsey,”  actually.  Sorry.

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Obama recognizes Syrian opposition coalition By Jill Dougherty, CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent updated 6:16 AM EST, Wed December 12, 2012


(CNN) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday recognized the leading Syrian opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of the country’s people, marking a “big step” in U.S. engagement with the nearly two-year-old crisis.

“We’ve made a decision that the Syrian Opposition Coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime,” Obama told ABC’s Barbara Walters.

“So we will provide them recognition and obviously with thatrecognition comes responsibilities on the part of that coalition,” he said. “It is a big step.”

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The United States joins Britain, France, Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council in recognizing the opposition.

The move will be a major psychological boost for the rebels, but it doesn’t mean Washington will be arming them anytime soon.

The U.S. announcement had been anticipated to occur at some point this week with a major meeting of governments supporting a transition away from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad scheduled.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was supposed to attend the Friends of Syria meeting in Morocco along with more than 100 delegations from the United States, the European Union, Arab nations and representatives of the Syrian opposition, canceled her trip due to a stomach flu that hit her and a number of her staff.

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will attend in Clinton’s place.

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“So we will provide them recognition and obviously with that recognition comes responsibilities on the part of that coalition,” he said. “It is a big step.”

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The United States joins Britain, France, Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council in recognizing the opposition.

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“Sen. John Kerry would be the best pick for Secretary of State”


By Chris Matthews

Let me finish with this tonight.

I’ve long believed that the best decision of Barack Obama’s presidency came before his taking the office. It was naming Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

It did something magical, healing any bad feeling between the two presidential rivals, uniting the Democratic party, setting a hopeful course for political maturity, giving not just the president but the country a top-drawer top diplomat to face the world.

Now, it’s up to President Obama to do it again. He’s won a second-term. Now he needs to make it great. Naming John Kerry to replace secretary Clinton fits that bill. Picking Susan Rice would be good, but picking Kerry would be better.

Since Thomas Jefferson, the post of Secretary of State stands alone in history. It’s by its nature a role holding the most stature but for the presidency itself.

Kerry won 252 electoral votes in 2004 against a sitting chief executive, a wartime president at that. A combat veteran in Vietnam, a leading critic of that war later, a five-time elected Senator, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has contacts around the world. He’s just the sort of heavyweight Obama picked the first time.

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OBAMA: DON’T GO AFTER AMB. RICE, ‘GO AFTER ME’


President Obama has Susan Rice’s back.

At a press conference this afternoon, the commander-in-chief came out swinging against Republican senators who are fiercely criticizing the U.N. ambassador, who is rumored to be one of the top candidates to take Hillary Clinton’s Secretary of State post when she steps down next year.

Many Republicans blame Rice for publicly stating that the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was caused by a spontaneous riot rather than the terrorist-fueled assault that it has since been revealed to be.

Still, Rice has done “exemplary work,” Obama said. “She has represented the United States and our interests in the United Nations with skill… and grace. As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided before. If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after someone they should go after me.”

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