More speculation about Trump faltering: What I’m reading, April 1, 2016 (updated)

Updated for a Politico story on Hillary Clinton “growing increasingly frustrated with not being able to shake Bernie Sanders”[1] and a Common Dreams article about her confrontation with a Greenpeace activist in which she displayed that frustration.


Donald Trump

On the other hand, maybe it’s just an April Fools joke.

David Lauter and Michael Finnegan, “Donald Trump is enduring one of the worst weeks of his campaign. Is it a bump or a turning point?” Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2016, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-donald-trump-20160331-story.html


Hillary Clinton

“Hiring the same attorney allows Clinton’s advisers to have one gatekeeper for most of the DOJ’s inquiries — and it likely indicates that they expect to offer substantially similar testimony if they’re questioned.” The strategy is apparently unusual and the Department of Justice might only have accepted it because they do not expect to prosecute.[2]

Also, for the record, it seems that “Clinton’s biggest campaign bundlers are fossil fuel lobbyists.”[3]

Rachael Bade, “Clinton aides unite on FBI legal strategy,” Politico, April 1, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/hillary-clinton-fbi-strategy-emails-221435

Annie Karni, “Sanders gets under Clinton’s skin in New York,” Politico, April 1, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-attacks-221484

Nadia Prupis, “Greenpeace, Sanders Hold Ground Against Clinton in Fossil Fuel Feud,” Common Dreams, April 1, 2016, http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/01/greenpeace-sanders-hold-ground-against-clinton-fossil-fuel-feud


Hillary Clinton’s husband’s welfare reform

Yes, she supported it, at least at the time, and hasn’t repudiated it since.[4]

And by the way, from what I’ve seen, Alana Semuels is probably the best reporter out there on social inequality.

Alana Semuels, “The End of Welfare as We Know It,” Atlantic, April 1, 2016, http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/the-end-of-welfare-as-we-know-it/476322/

Footnotes

  1. [1]Annie Karni, “Sanders gets under Clinton’s skin in New York,” Politico, April 1, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-attacks-221484
  2. [2]Rachael Bade, “Clinton aides unite on FBI legal strategy,” Politico, April 1, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/hillary-clinton-fbi-strategy-emails-221435
  3. [3]Nadia Prupis, “Greenpeace, Sanders Hold Ground Against Clinton in Fossil Fuel Feud,” Common Dreams, April 1, 2016, http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/01/greenpeace-sanders-hold-ground-against-clinton-fossil-fuel-feud
  4. [4]Michelle Alexander, “Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote,” Nation, February 10, 2016, http://www.thenation.com/article/hillary-clinton-does-not-deserve-black-peoples-votes/; Jonathan Allen, “The selective liberalism of Hillary Clinton,” Vox, June 10, 2015, http://www.vox.com/2015/6/10/8760287/Hillary-Clinton-selective-liberal-trust; Zoë Heller, “Hillary & Women,” review of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works, by Jay Newton-Small, and My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency, by Doug Henwood, New York Review of Books, April 7, 2016, http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/04/07/hillary-women/

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