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04/19/2007


Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter, Thanks Gay 'Texts from Hillary' Creators in First Tweet

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Hillary Clinton joined Twitter today, unleashing an amazing profile upon the world:

Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD...

She also thanked gay "Texts from Hillary" creators Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe in her first tweet:

"Thanks for the inspiration @ASmith83 & @Sllambe - I'll take it from here... #tweetsfromhillary"

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Text from Hillary on Missing Obama Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination: PHOTO

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From the folks at Freedom to Work.

In related news, our legal editor Ari Ezra Waldman's excellent analysis of their lawsuit against ExxonMobil HERE.


President Obama Denounces Benghazi 'Side Show' Put on by 'Politically Motivated' Republicans: VIDEOS

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At a press conference today, President Obama today denounced the "side show" being put on by Republicans over the attacks in Benghazi.

Said Obama:

Who executes some sort of cover-up or effort to tamp things down, for three days? So the whole thing defies logic and the fact that this keeps on getting churned out, frankly has a lot to do with political motivations. We’ve had folks who have challenged Hillary Clinton’s integrity, Susan Rice’s integrity, Mike Mullen and Tom Pickering’s integrity. It’s a given that mine gets challenged by these same folks. they’ve used it for fundraising and frankly, you know, if anybody out there wants to actually focus on how we make sure something like this does not happen again? I am happy to get their advice and information and council.

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) appeared on FOX News to claim that Obama covered up a terrorist attack by describing the incident as an "act of terror".

“The president sent a letter to the President of Libya where he didn’t call it a terrorist attack even when at the time the President of Libya was calling it pre-planned Sept. 11 terrorist attack. The words that are being used carefully — like you just said, ‘act of terror’ — an ‘act of terror’ is different than a ‘terrorist attack.’ The truth is, this was a terrorist attack, this had Al Qaeda at it.”

And Karl Rove's Crossroads PAC released what is being described as the first attack ad in the 2016 presidential race, which goes after Hillary Clinton.

The 90-second paid spot - manufactured by the Karl Rove-founded "super PAC" - was posted Friday online and ran Sunday morning on CBS during a broadcast of "Face the Nation." Previewing the ongoing saga that's likely to haunt Clinton's White House ambitions for the next three years, the ad implicates the former secretary of state - Democrats' top-billed contender to succeed President Obama - in the wildly varying accounts of how administration officials reacted last fall in the wake of the strike.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton's Evolution on LGBT Rights: VIDEO

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NBC News covered Hillary Clinton's marriage announcement on Monday night with a segment looking at her evolution on LGBT rights.

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Today, ABC News asks, "Have the Clintons and Gay Activists Made Up?"

While the headline of the piece may be a bit misleading, the article points out the two very different paths Mr. and Mrs. Clinton have carved for themselves on gay rights:

Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart suggested that, in disowning DOMA, Bill Clinton should have apologized for signing it in the first place.

"As welcome as Clinton's words are, there are two that are conspicuously absent: I'm sorry," Capehart wrote. "Sorry for signing the bill. Sorry for crowing about it in radio ads on Christian radio stations during his '96 reelection campaign. Sorry for the harm it has caused same-sex couples and the income inequality it exacerbates."...

But while anger at Bill Clinton has simmered or fizzled, Hillary Clinton does not appear to be suffering the ill effects of her husband's troubled relationship with gay activists.

"As a secretary she took very strong positions and was a strong advocate and spoke all over the world, and I actually think that people see her as her own person," Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart told ABC News, referencing Clinton's work to promote gay rights internationally as Secretary of State.

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Hillary Clinton Comes Out for Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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In a new video from HRC, Hillary Clinton finally says what everyone knew she believed.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1301

DAVID SHUSTER: The former FOX News and MSNBC reporter speaks with David Pakman about the behind-the-scenes action at FOX News.

MOTHBOT: A robot being driven by a moth. "The robot, created by researchers from the University of Tokyo, has been used to characterise the silkmoth's tracking behaviours and it is hoped that these can be applied to other autonomous robots so they can track down smells, and subsequent sources, of environmental spills and leaks when fitted with highly sensitive sensors."

FOX & FRIENDS: Steve Doocy suggests Hillary Clinton had a face lift.

SQUEAK: A short film by Mister Chase about killing an imaginary friend.

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