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GOP Seizes On Hillary Clinton Comment That She And Bill Were 'dead broke' After White House PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 June 2014 13:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's family was "dead broke" and saddled with legal bills when she and her husband left the White House, the former first lady said in an interview that aired Monday.

Republicans immediately seized on the comment and said it demonstrated that Clinton, the Democratic Party's strongest contender for its 2016 presidential nomination, was out of touch.
"We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt," Clinton told ABC News. "We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea's education. You know, it was not easy."
Since leaving the White House, former President Bill Clinton earned a fortune in speaking fees and Hillary Rodham Clinton represented New York in the Senate.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate financial disclosure forms, filed for 2000, show assets between $781,000 and almost $1.8 million. The forms allow senators to report assets in broad ranges.
The same form, however, shows the Clintons owed between $2.3 million and $10.6 million in legal fees to four firms. Again, the forms allow senators to report debts in broad ranges.
The Clintons paid off their legal bills by 2004, according to Senate disclosure forms. And by 2009, when Hillary Rodham Clinton was preparing to join President Barack Obama's administration as secretary of state, the Clintons' wealth was somewhere between $10 million and $50 million.
Republicans quickly pounced.
"How out of touch is Hillary Clinton when 'dead broke' = mansions & massive speaking fees?" tweeted Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.
Democrats leveled a similar charge against the GOP's wealthy 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 13:18
Andrew Young, John Edwards Aide At Heart Of Campaign Scandal, Charged With DWI PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 June 2014 13:10

RALEIGH, (AP) — A former John Edwards aide who was a key government witness against the 2008 Democratic presidential contender at his campaign finance trial has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and child abuse.

Court records show Andrew Young was arrested in Raleigh shortly before midnight Sunday and charged with impaired driving and misdemeanor child abuse. Young's 13-year-old son was with him, according to court records.
Young was released on a $2,000 secured bond.
In 2007, the married aide falsely claimed paternity of the baby Edwards fathered with a campaign videographer. Young testified at Edwards' 2012 trial that he took secret payments from two political donors to hide his boss' pregnant mistress.
Edwards was acquitted on one felony count, and the jury was unable to agree on a verdict on five other charges.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 13:10
AG Holder: Current Voting Access Not Sufficient For Certain Ethnicities PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 June 2014 12:57

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is recommending ways to increase voting access for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The goal of the plan is to require state and local election officials to place at least one polling site in a location chosen by tribal governments in parts of the nation that include tribal lands.
Holder says the Justice Department will begin consulting with tribal authorities about the concept.
He says after that, his office will seek to work with Congress on a potential proposal.
Associate Attorney General Tony West will discuss the announcement later Monday in Anchorage, Alaska, in a speech to the National Congress of American Indians.
Holder says the plan is necessary to address reduced voting access among tribes because of factors including English-only ballots and inaccessible polling places.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 12:57
Hagan Campaign Continues Fundraising Appeal With Attack On Conservative Koch Brothers PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 June 2014 11:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Kay Hagan re-election campaign is keeping up its attacks on conservative donors the Koch Brothers. A new fundraising email uses the men in an appeal for a $5 donation.

The fundraising e-mail is below.
"In North Carolina, "more than 90 percent of the ads that have run thus far are sponsored by outside groups, including dark money organizations such as AFP." - OpenSecrets, 4/30/14
Dear Friend,
There's only one way to be successful when your race is the top target of groups backed by people like the Kochs and Karl Rove -- build the best darn grassroots campaign in the country. 
That's what we're doing -- one day and one goal at a time. Today, I need you to help us reach our $280,000 goal before the FEC deadline that is coming up. If you can, give $5 or more right now.
The Kochs and the many arms of their special interest network are attacking me because I will never put their interests before the interests of North Carolina families. 
And please know -- no matter how much they spend, I will never forget that I work for middle class families in my state.  The Koch brothers' agenda is not my agenda.
As long as we keep fighting back -- as long as we keep hitting goals like our $280,000 FEC goal -- we will come out ahead.
The FEC deadline is coming up. Click here to make a contribution.
Thank you for all of your help this month.
Paid for By Hagan for US Senate, Inc."
Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 11:58

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