WBEZ | Hillary Clinton http://www.wbez.org/tags/hillary-clinton Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en From FUBAR to Russian phishing: the latest from Hillary Clinton's emails http://www.wbez.org/news/fubar-russian-phishing-latest-hillary-clintons-emails-113136 <p><div id="res444999146" previewtitle="Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a community forum on health care at Moulton Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa."><div><div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Hillary%20Rodham%20Clinton%20hands%20off%20her%20mobile%20phone.jpg" title="In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation that she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File)" /></div></div></div></div><p>The latest release of more than 3,800 emails totaling more than 6,000 pages from Hillary Clinton&#39;s time at the State Department contained revelations into both the security of her controversial personal server, her dealings with her aides and top officials, and, of course, some humorous insights into the now-Democratic candidate for president.</p><p>While Clinton maintains she never used the personal server to send or receive classified information, a number have been deemed classified retroactively in the new bunch. According to Politico, the latest release brings the number of classified emails up to 400, while the new bunch contains 215 marked &quot;SECRET,&quot; the midlevel classified designation.</p><p>Here are the most consequential &mdash; and humorous &mdash; revelations in the latest monthly release of emails:</p><p><strong>Clinton gets phishing spam, too &mdash; from Russian hackers</strong></p><p>In August 2011, Clinton received five emails notifying her she had received a &quot;uniform traffic ticket&quot; from the New York department of motor vehicles. Clinton, of course, hasn&#39;t driven herself since the 1990s, and these emails ended up being a phishing attempt &mdash; the kind of hoax emails we&#39;ve all gotten saying you&#39;ve won a lot of money, and if you click here, you can receive it. Of course, once you click, hackers can access all your computer data.</p><p>These emails appeared to be phishing attempts from Russian hackers, according to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/9160a25f39e14507ab90c977d300dc8b/US%E2%80%94Clinton-Emails">Associated Press</a>. Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said: &quot;We have no evidence to suggest she replied to this email or that she opened the attachment. As we have said before, there is no evidence that the system was ever breached. All these emails show is that, like millions of other Americans, she received spam.&quot;</p><div id="res444996743" previewtitle="But I don't even drive...."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="But I don't even drive...." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/phishing-traffic-ticket_custom-db91e7fe6a1a5246995aeaae79fa6c909f03e3a1-s800-c85.png" style="height: 433px; width: 600px;" title="But I don't even drive.... (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><div><p><strong>Security concerns about State Department computers</strong></p></div></div></div><p>One email appears to bolster Clinton&#39;s explanation for why she used a personal server &mdash; because the ones at the State Department were so outdated. After a Google hacking, aide Anne-Marie Slaughter emailed saying this could be an opening to ask Congress for more money to update their systems, and that the current ones were so slow that many employees did work on their personal emails. Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills wrote back that she, too, had been the victim of an attempted hacker, but expressed concerns about admitting how much work was done off the government servers so as to not encourage more hacking attempts. In a later email, Clinton suggested writing an op-ed publicizing their security concerns.</p><div id="res444996626" previewtitle="Others were using home email and computers."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Others were using home email and computers." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/antiquated-emails_custom-dbc2b9bb70d59201333c999e9f02cdf8c0910993-s800-c85.png" style="height: 414px; width: 600px;" title="Others were using home email and computers. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><div><p><strong>No, this isn&#39;t a prank call</strong></p></div></div></div><p>One of the funniest exchanges may be when Clinton recounts how she tried to place a call to the White House, only to have one of the operators refuse to believe it was indeed her. Much frustration ensues, and it&#39;s a situation you could imagine President Selina Meyer on HBO&#39;s&nbsp;Veep&nbsp;finding herself in as well.</p><div id="res444996501" previewtitle="It's me. It's really, really me."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="It's me. It's really, really me." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/veep_custom-b84bd821e7cb6a1fe96601b7f1761c8cd7b4dbb7-s800-c85.png" style="height: 224px; width: 600px;" title="It's me. It's really, really me. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><div><p><strong>The tables have turned</strong></p></div></div></div><p>Although another email between her staffers throws cold water on rumors rampant before the 2012 election that Clinton was preparing a primary challenge to President Obama, Clinton received this email about a story showing her rising approval had prompted some &quot;buyer&#39;s remorse&quot; over the current occupant of the White House.</p><div id="res444996408" previewtitle="File this away for future political ideas."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="File this away for future political ideas." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/buyer-s-remorse_custom-0d6cd01a2621ee3c0e193ce33d242c8dad9883ec-s800-c85.png" style="height: 422px; width: 600px;" title="File this away for future political ideas. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><div><p><strong>NPR has an app for that!</strong></p></div></div></div><p>In one exchange, Clinton emails her aides frustrated that they haven&#39;t responded to her questions about what the NPR station is in Long Island after she lost the feed from WNYC. For future reference, it&#39;s member station WPPB, but you can access your local NPR station at any time on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/services/mobile/npr-news.php">NPR News app</a>&nbsp;or listen to NPR content specialized to your tastes with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/about/products/npr-one/">NPR One</a>&nbsp;app. We&#39;d be frustrated, too, if we couldn&#39;t find our local NPR station.</p><div id="res444995561" previewtitle="We'd be sad if we couldn't find our NPR station too."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="We'd be sad if we couldn't find our NPR station too." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/hillary-loves-npr_custom-2cfe6e93f574816d8b1cd43164412dbad1ca57bc-s800-c85.png" style="height: 319px; width: 600px;" title="We'd be sad if we couldn't find our NPR station too. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><div><p><strong>Clinton apparently wasn&#39;t making it work</strong></p></div></div></div><p>After Project Runway host Tim Gunn made comments that Clinton&#39;s wardrobe made it look like she was &quot;confused about her gender,&quot; Mills sent Clinton several articles defending her outfit choices and panning Gunn&#39;s comments.</p><div id="res444995398" previewtitle="Clinton wasn't on the &quot;best dressed&quot; list."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Clinton wasn't on the &quot;best dressed&quot; list." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/tim-gunn_custom-0d428cebf60b268f327a80a2a11227c9142da191-s800-c85.png" style="height: 438px; width: 600px;" title="Clinton wasn't on the &quot;best dressed&quot; list. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><div><p><strong>Explaining FUBAR</strong></p></div></div></div><p>In one email, Clinton emails Mills asking what &quot;fubar&quot; meant, and she responds saying it&#39;s &quot;unprintable on civil email.&quot; In case you didn&#39;t know, it means F***** up beyond recognition.</p><div id="res444994651" previewtitle="Things you can't say over email."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Things you can't say over email." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/fubar_custom-b361d761c862e3995d872a023917243cb1f7602a-s800-c85.png" style="height: 393px; width: 600px;" title="Things you can't say over email. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><div><p><strong>Crap</strong></p></div></div></div><p>Here was aide Jake Sullivan&#39;s one word response to the news that Turkey&#39;s Prime Minister Erdogan was planning a visit to the Gaza Strip.</p><div id="res444992285" previewtitle="Not a welcome development."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Not a welcome development." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/crap_custom-35c8f408a742b5150159e4eee6c9f38832759741-s800-c85.png" style="height: 405px; width: 600px;" title="Not a welcome development. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><div><p><strong>Shop till you drop</strong></p></div></div></div><p>Here&#39;s lots of recommendations for Hong Kong shopping, if you find yourself out that way.</p><div id="res444990013" previewtitle="Shop 'til you drop."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Shop 'til you drop." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/hong-kong-shopping_custom-f373708cd071989d286384148c6daa40a148e252-s800-c85.png" style="height: 690px; width: 600px;" title="Shop 'til you drop. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><div><p><strong>Just in case ...</strong></p></div></div></div><p>Another email sent Clinton talking points about HIV/AIDS research, just in case she ran into talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.</p><div id="res444988278" previewtitle="Ellen can always help."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Ellen can always help." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/ellen_custom-2ba82df8f2ce4d919b90ad9d0fc049bdf83f19e3-s800-c85.png" style="height: 481px; width: 600px;" title="Ellen can always help. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><p><strong>Rising approval</strong></p></div></div><p>And you thought politicians did those fluffy profiles for fun.</p><div id="res444986585" previewtitle="All press can be good press."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="All press can be good press." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/profiles_custom-74f0e0ef8ed556bc8531ceee19a394ed33461c6c-s800-c85.png" style="height: 381px; width: 600px;" title="All press can be good press. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><p><strong>Gender-neutral walk-back</strong></p></div></div><p>Clinton expressed frustration after a decision &mdash; without her approval &mdash; was made to shift how overseas births were reported. Instead of asking to list the mother and father, forms would ask for parent 1 and parent 2. Clinton said she wasn&#39;t defending this decision and predicted it would lead to a firestorm from social conservatives. The State Department eventually decided to list both terms on forms.</p><div id="res444978282" previewtitle="Social conservatives were, indeed, outraged."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Social conservatives were, indeed, outraged." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/passports_custom-23abe86e3ad836699d16285aa1425359e2bd7d4f-s800-c85.png" style="height: 332px; width: 600px;" title="Social conservatives were, indeed, outraged. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div data-crop-type=""><strong>Some senators do look alike ...</strong></div></div><p>Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons&#39; feelings were hurt a bit when Clinton didn&#39;t recognize him among some other senators &mdash; he helpfully noted he was the one who had beaten &quot;the witch,&quot; aka Christine O&#39;Donnell in the 2010 elections. Coons, now, has said he would back his predecessor, Vice President Biden, for president over Clinton if he runs.</p><div id="res444978225" previewtitle="Nice to meet you, Madam Secretary."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Nice to meet you, Madam Secretary." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/10/01/chris-coons_custom-fed4e1c5965e0c688cbde9e8051fe1bbdde9a4ce-s800-c85.png" style="height: 348px; width: 600px;" title="Nice to meet you, Madam Secretary. (Source: State Department)" /></div><div><p>__ <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/10/01/444966475/from-fubar-to-russian-phishing-the-latest-from-hillary-clintons-emails?ft=nprml&amp;f=444966475" target="_blank">via NPR&#39;s </a></em><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/10/01/444966475/from-fubar-to-russian-phishing-the-latest-from-hillary-clintons-emails?ft=nprml&amp;f=444966475" target="_blank">It&#39;s</a></em><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/10/01/444966475/from-fubar-to-russian-phishing-the-latest-from-hillary-clintons-emails?ft=nprml&amp;f=444966475" target="_blank"> All Politics</a></em></p></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/fubar-russian-phishing-latest-hillary-clintons-emails-113136 A drug that used to cost $13.50 per tablet now costs $750. Can that be justified? http://www.wbez.org/programs/world/2015-09-22/drug-used-cost-1350-tablet-now-costs-750-can-be-justified-113032 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/MartinShkreli Twitter photo Augst 12 2015.jpg" alt="" /><p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">I guess some people think Daraprim access will decline instead of increase. I guarantee better access at lower prices to patients than ever.</p>&mdash; Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) <a href="https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/646105385544339461">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote><p>Hillary Clinton calls it &lsquo;price gouging&rsquo; by the pharmaceutical industry.</p><p>But the 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, sees nothing wrong with what his company just did. It took a drug that treats a deadly disease &mdash; and hiked its price by 5500 percent.</p><p>&quot;Well, you know we needed to turn a profit on the drug,&rdquo; Shkreli told Bloomberg news. &ldquo;The companies before us were pretty much just giving it away.&quot;</p><p>The drug is called Daraprim, and since 1953 it&#39;s been a mainstay in the fight against the deadly parasitic disease, toxoplasmosis.&nbsp;Now&nbsp;the cost per pill has jumped from $13.50 to $750.</p><p>Shkreli though is unrepentant. &ldquo;The spotlight on me is an interesting thing. I&#39;m not thinking too hard about it, because I know we&#39;re doing the right thing.&quot;</p><p>In that interview with Bloomberg News, Shkreli defended the price hike in terms of needing to fund research and development into new treatments for toxoplasmosis.</p><p>&quot;Remember, no-one has cared about this illness for a long time, from the pharmaceutical perspective,&rdquo; Shkreli told Bloomberg. &ldquo;And that&rsquo;s a terrible thing if you&rsquo;re suffering from toxoplasmosis. Now you have a powerful ally in our company that is looking to make new drugs for you.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/09/21/how-an-obscure-drugs-4000-price-increase-might-finally-spur-action-on-soaring-health-care-costs/" target="_blank">Carloyn Johnson of the Washington Post</a>&nbsp;says it&rsquo;s not clear how much Shkreli&#39;s company is spending in this area;&nbsp;it&rsquo;s not a publicly traded company.</p><p>Clinton, a Democratic presidential hopeful,&nbsp;calls this price gouging by the pharmaceutical industry, and has promised caps on costs. That&#39;s rattled investors, with stock prices of several&nbsp;companies tumbling.</p><p>Clinton on Tuesday presented a comprehensive plan aimed at containing high drug prices. It includes things like a cap on out-of-pocket expenses and it would also allow the government to use its bargaining power to bring down prices. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s kind of up for debate how much, or how, these would be implemented,&rdquo; says Johnson. &ldquo;Some of the ideas have been tried in the past and not gotten enough political backing.&rdquo;</p><p>Johnson says that could be changing. &ldquo;[The issue]&nbsp;does seem to finally have garnered political attention, perhaps because this case has just hit so many nerves.&rdquo;</p><p>&mdash; <em><a href="http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-09-22/drug-used-cost-1350-tablet-now-costs-750-can-be-justified" target="_blank">via PRI&#39;s The World</a></em></p></p> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/world/2015-09-22/drug-used-cost-1350-tablet-now-costs-750-can-be-justified-113032 Planned Parenthood controversy proves complicated for Democrats http://www.wbez.org/news/planned-parenthood-controversy-proves-complicated-democrats-112501 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/gettyimages-482208094_wide-d6b4bf495f6d8dddc7f8c85a0d3e2b3a7ad8aaf7-s800-c85.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2xi9mhmuo">latest</a>&nbsp;in a series of undercover sting videos features a woman who says she worked for a company that harvested organs from fetuses aborted at Planned Parenthood.</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZUjU4e4fUI">Planned Parenthood leaders say</a>&nbsp;the videos are heavily edited and that they&#39;re not making money from facilitating fetal tissue donation for medical research. But the controversy over the videos is becoming a campaign issue &mdash; for both Democrats and Republicans.</p><p>At an anti-Planned Parenthood rally outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Kentucky senator and GOP presidential hopeful Rand Paul referred to a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjxwVuozMnU">video</a>&nbsp;released earlier this month by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress. It shows a Planned Parenthood doctor meeting over lunch with activists posing as representatives of a company that handles fetal tissue donations.</p><p>&quot;This callous disregard expressed over wine and cheese should inflame and infuriate us all, and we should stop once and for all any penny of money going to Planned Parenthood,&quot; Paul said.</p><p>Paul is proposing legislation to cut funds to Planned Parenthood. Federal funding for abortions already is illegal in most cases, but the organization receives public money for services like health screenings for low-income women.</p><p>Also taking the mic at the rally was Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz directed his jabs at the Democratic frontrunner.</p><p>&quot;I call upon our friends in the mainstream media to ask Hillary Clinton if she is pleased that she has so much passionate support from Planned Parenthood, an entity that appears to be a national criminal enterprise,&quot; Cruz said.</p><p>Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has insisted that the organization has broken no laws. She told&nbsp;<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/cecile-richards-undercover-video-controversy-32692756">ABC News</a>&nbsp;this weekend that the videos are a product of a &quot;three-year effort to entrap doctors.&quot;</p><p>&quot;Planned Parenthood does not at all profit from fetal tissue donation, which is an important ... element of health care research in this country,&quot; Richards said.</p><p>As the videos have been released online, Clinton has largely defended Planned Parenthood as a longtime provider of health care for low-income women.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-defends-planned-parenthood-amid-video-controversy/">At a campaign stop</a>&nbsp;in South Carolina on July 23, Clinton said the attacks on the organization are an attack on women&#39;s Constitutional right to an abortion.</p><p>&quot;And I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood has been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years,&quot; she said.</p><p>After a third sting video was released Tuesday, Clinton said in an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150729/NEWS0605/150729073">interview</a>&nbsp;with the New Hampshire&nbsp;Union Leader&nbsp;newspaper that she had seen pictures from the videos and found them &quot;disturbing,&quot; but reiterated her support for Planned Parenthood&#39;s record as a provider of family planning and health services.</p><p>Other Democratic presidential hopefuls aren&#39;t exactly lining up to defend the organization. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has said that Richards was right to apologize for the &quot;tone&quot; of a Planned Parenthood doctor featured in one of the videos.</p><p>It&#39;s a tricky issue for the left, says political scientist&nbsp;<a href="http://www.drake.edu/polsci/facultystaff/rachelcaufield/">Rachel Caufield</a>&nbsp;of Drake University in Des Moines.</p><p>&quot;It creates an environment where the pro-choice supporters have to be in a position to justify some of the practices of Planned Parenthood,&quot; she said. &quot;[Sanders] took a more measured tone and was less willing to defend Planned Parenthood outright, [and] recognized that this is not a practice that Americans are accustomed to hearing about and not something that they&#39;re particularly comfortable with.&quot;</p><p>Regardless, Americans are going to hear more about it. Paul has promised the Senate will take up his proposal to defund Planned Parenthood before leaving for the August recess. The issue also is likely to come up in next week&#39;s Republican debate in Cleveland.</p></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/planned-parenthood-controversy-proves-complicated-democrats-112501 Emanuel ribs Clinton over 'dead broke' comment at book tour stop http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/emanuel-ribs-clinton-over-dead-broke-comment-book-tour-stop-110328 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Hillary Rahm WBEZ Alex Keefe.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>In an hourlong talk that touched on foreign policy, economics and her Chicagoland upbringing, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday still did not answer the question that has generated political speculation for months: Will she run for president in 2016?</p><p>Clinton sat down to be interviewed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for her first public appearance on a nationwide tour to plug her new book, Hard Choices. Emanuel, who had served as a top adviser to her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and was the White House Chief of Staff under President Barack Obama while Clinton was secretary of state, mostly stuck to softball questions.</p><p>But he ribbed Clinton about a controversial comment she made in a recent <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-defends-high-dollar-speaking-fees/story?id=24052962" target="_blank">ABC News interview</a>, when she said she and her family were &ldquo;dead broke&rdquo; when they left the White House.</p><p>&ldquo;&lsquo;Dead broke?&rsquo; Really?&rdquo; Emanuel asked.</p><p>&ldquo;Well that may have not been the most artful way of saying that,&rdquo; Clinton said. &ldquo;You know, Bill and I have gone through a lot of different phases in our lives. That was then, this is now. And obviously we are very fortunate.&rdquo;</p><p>Some Republicans pounced on that remark to portray Clinton, who is giving big-dollar speeches across the country, as out of touch.</p><p>She also reminisced about her time growing up in Northwest suburban Park Ridge, and visiting her father&rsquo;s downtown Chicago office at the Merchandise Mart; where, she said, she was cautioned about sticking her head too far out the window on hot days, lest a &ldquo;giant dragon&rdquo; that lived in the Chicago River snatch her up.</p><p>But the former top U.S. diplomat was not afraid to stick her neck out when it came to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Clinton said some world leaders wouldn&rsquo;t be happy to read the anecdotes in her new book, then added, &ldquo;I&rsquo;m talking to you, Vladimir.&rdquo;</p><p>Clinton later lambasted Putin for passing a law, criticized as being anti-gay, that makes it a crime to distribute &ldquo;propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations&rdquo; to children.</p><p>&ldquo;What Putin&rsquo;s doing in Russia, with all these laws against the LGBT community, that is just a cynical political ploy,&rdquo; Clinton said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve had shouting matches with top Russian officials about this.&rdquo;</p><p>Clinton also addressed Tuesday&rsquo;s surprising primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House, suggesting Cantor lost to a more conservative candidate &ldquo;who basically ran against immigrants,&rdquo; she said.</p><p>&ldquo;The answer is not to throw out of work and deport the 11 million immigrants who are contributing already to our economy,&rdquo; Clinton said. &ldquo;The answer is to grow our economy to create more jobs.&rdquo;</p><p>Clinton did not address whether she would make a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, as is widely speculated. But she did focus on what she said were the qualities of a good leader: &ldquo;skin as thick as the hide of a rhinoceros,&rdquo; and the ability to &ldquo;make sausage&rdquo; in a political environment where compromise is sometimes a dirty word.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve always managed to do that,&rdquo; as a country, Clinton said, pointing to the constitutional amendment that ended slavery in 1865. &ldquo;Look, did it take, you know, maybe giving some people some post office jobs? It might have. But it ended slavery! That&rsquo;s a pretty good trade-off when you stop to think about it.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-629defdb-8cc4-433e-f07f-0aa043926bdd"><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/users/akeefe">Alex Keefe</a> is political reporter at WBEZ. You can follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZpolitics">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://plus.google.com/102759794640397640028">Google+</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/emanuel-ribs-clinton-over-dead-broke-comment-book-tour-stop-110328 Chicago's toilet trouble http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/chicagos-toilet-trouble-105188 <p><p><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/video/index.html?freewheel=58285&amp;sitesection=chicagosun&amp;VID=24283653"><img alt="Sun-Times video image" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Screen%20shot%202013-01-28%20at%2011.42.00%20PM.png" style="height: 160px; width: 300px; float: right;" title="" /></a><strong>FOR LACK OF A MORE DESCRIPTIVE PHRASE: EWWWwwwwww.</strong>&nbsp;The <em>Sun-Times</em>&#39; Dan Mihalopoulos says O&#39;Hare Airport&#39;s supposedly new <strong>&quot;hygenic&quot; toilet seats</strong> ...&nbsp;<em>aren&#39;t: &quot;</em>As the plastic wrapping rotates ...&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/17865481-761/new-hygienic-toilet-seats-at-ohare-arent.html">it drags up liquid from the rim of toilet bowls and leaves drops of that liquid atop seats</a>, on the clear plastic film that&rsquo;s supposed to be clean.&quot; (By the way, that&#39;s orange juice in the video, for demonstration purposes.)</p><p><strong>RED LINE REVIVAL. </strong>The CTA says private companies are enthusiastic about investing in plans to <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cta-companies-enthusiastic-about-partnership-for-red-purple-line-projects-20130128,0,5285047.story">stretch the Red Line south to 130th Street and to rebuild North Side Red and Purple Line tracks</a>, according to the <em>Tribune</em>&#39;s Jon Hilkevitch.<br />* A bus rider&#39;s dream -- <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-planners-push-boldest-bus-rapid-transit-option-105187">dedicated rapid-transit lanes along Ashland Avenue</a>, letting buses move people at speeds rivaling the L -- may run afoul of business owners and other drivers.<br />* Survey shows <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/survey-cta-riders-want-arrival-screens-more-shelter-105182">what CTA riders want most</a>.</p><p><strong>RADIO HOST CHARGED. </strong>A <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-radio-host-charged-in-10-million-mortgage-fraud-20130128,0,7579538.story">lawyer with a national radio show</a> is accused in a $10 million mortgage fraud scheme, the <em>Trib</em>&nbsp;reports.<br />* Rush Limbaugh: &quot;<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/rush-limbaugh-immigration-fox-amnesty-86823.html">It&rsquo;s up to me and Fox News</a>&quot; to stop immigration reform.<br />* <a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/01/obamas-message-2016-wannabes-who-arent-hillary-cool-it/61489/">Blessing Hillary Clinton for the presidency</a> may be in Obama&#39;s best interest.</p><p><strong><a href="http://tweetping.net/" target="_blank"><img alt="Tweetping.net" src="http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/science/Screen%20Shot%202013-01-28%20at%2011.29.27%20AM.png" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; float: right;" /></a>TWITTER&#39;S WORLD.&nbsp;</strong>A new Web site,&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://tweetping.net/">Tweetping</a></strong>, visualizes Twitter activity in real time, superimposing each tweet as a flash of light on a global map. The Atlantic&#39;s Megan Garber says it shows Twitter as &quot;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/what-twitter-really-looks-like/272583/">its own kind of organism</a>.&quot;<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://mashable.com/2013/01/28/twitter-monitored-inauguration/">Presidential security monitored Twitter</a>&nbsp;during inauguration.<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/secret-service-dog-falls-death-biden-event">Secret Service dog falls to death</a>&nbsp;at Joe Biden event.</p><p><strong>SCOUTS HONOR 21ST CENTURY.</strong>&nbsp;Boy Scouts of America is considering dropping a longtime (and&nbsp;<a href="http://jezebel.com/5952882/anti+gay-boy-scouts-of-america-actually-harbored-thousands-of-child-molesters">long ineffectual</a>)&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/us/boy-scouts-consider-lifting-ban-on-gay-leaders.html?_r=0">ban on gay members and leaders</a>.<br />* WBEZ&#39;s Nico Lang:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/nico-lang/2013-01/breaking-church-gay-methodist-love-story-105179">A gay Methodist love story</a>.</p><p><strong>&#39;INSTEAD OF JUST SEEING YOUR CAPPUCCINO, YOUR FRIENDS CAN SEE HOW YOU <em>FEEL</em> ABOUT YOUR CAPPUCCINO.&#39;&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/212904/legendary-iphone-hacker-geohot-about-to-release-new-iphone-app-called-reactions/">A new iPhone app</a> -- pending approval from Apple -- takes simultaneous photos of you and the thing you&#39;re shooting.<br />* App offers to, um, <a href="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2414681,00.asp">help find right condom size</a>.</p><hr /><p><em><strong><a href="http://apps.facebook.com/gomakebabies/"><img alt="" src="http://gomakebabies.herokuapp.com/assets/img/wbez_drive_logo-d45f5f405af4be2ea524e1003f596b58.png" style="width: 188px; height: 186px; float: right;" /></a>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong><br />* Get this blog by&nbsp;<a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/WbezCharlieMeyerson">RSS feed</a>. (Remember:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/we-got-yer-friday-news-quiz-right-here-105140">Another news quiz</a>&nbsp;on the way Friday, so don&#39;t miss a thing.)<br />* On Twitter? Follow <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZ">@WBEZ</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Meyerson">@Meyerson</a>.<br />* On Facebook? <a href="http://apps.facebook.com/gomakebabies/">Go make babies</a>.</em></p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/chicagos-toilet-trouble-105188 Worldview: 1.3.13 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-01-03/worldview-1313-104677 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/IMG_6290.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-rape-in-new-delhi-india-s-first-art.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-rape-in-new-delhi-india-s-first-art" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: the rape in New Delhi, India's first art expo and global activism" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-01-03/worldview-1313-104677 Worldview: 1.2.13 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-01-02/worldview-1213-104651 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Worldview_CMS_tile_1200x900_2.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-hillary-clinton-s-tenure-the-art-of-clim.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-hillary-clinton-s-tenure-the-art-of-clim" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Hillary Clinton's tenure, the art of climate change and the best global albums of 2012" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:34:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-01-02/worldview-1213-104651 Indiana proposal would change how candidates get on ballot http://www.wbez.org/story/indiana-proposal-would-change-how-candidates-get-ballot-94795 <p><p>An Indiana state lawmaker said this week he plans to introduce a bill that would change how signatures are gathered to put candidates on the state's ballot.</p><p>The proposal comes in response to allegations that dozens of signatures were forged in St. Joseph County to get then-Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the state's 2008 Democratic primary ballot. The St. Joseph's County prosecutor is investigating the allegations.</p><p>Representative Kreg Battles, D-Vincennes, said his bill would require volunteers collecting signatures to affix their name in some way to petitions so they can be retraced. He also wants petitions stored for longer than the current two years they are kept, but he said he hasn't decided yet how long they should be kept.</p><p>Brad King, Republican co-director of Indiana Elections Division, said tracking petitions would be a "consistent expansion" of tracking that is already done by law on absentee ballots to prevent fraud. Storing paper copies of petitions wouldn't be very expensive, either, he said.</p></p> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 17:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/indiana-proposal-would-change-how-candidates-get-ballot-94795 Worldview 12.5.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-12511-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2011-december/2011-12-05/burma1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to Burma, one of most repressive countries in the world, was the first by a U.S. secretary of state since 1955. <em>Worldview</em> explores the improvement in U.S.–Burma relations with <a href="http://www.soros.org/newsroom/experts/aungthwin" target="_blank">Maureen Aung-Thwin</a>, director of the <a href="http://www.soros.org/initiatives/bpsai" target="_blank">Burma Project</a> at the <a href="http://www.soros.org/" target="_blank">Open Society Institute</a>. Also, cluster bombs kill and maim thousands of civilians each year. That’s especially true in Laos, where unexploded ordinances used by the U.S. during Vietnam still pose a grave threat. Titus Peachey, peace director for the <a href="http://www.mcc.org/" target="_blank">Mennonite Central Committee</a>, tells <em>Worldview</em> about the lingering violence. Lastly, a ban on cluster munitions was proposed last week at the Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva.&nbsp;<em>Worldview</em> discusses this effort with Zach Hudson, director of the <a href="http://www.uscbl.org/" target="_blank">U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions</a>.</p></p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:40:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-12511-0 U.S. Embassy attacked in Syria as government anti-democracy crackdown continues http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-13/us-embassy-attacked-syria-government-anti-democracy-crackdown-continues- <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-13/syria1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Syria bolstered security around the U.S. embassy in Damascus after Monday’s attack by a pro-government mob on the compound drew worldwide rebuke. After weeks of restrained U.S. reaction to Syria’s brutal crackdown on democracy protestors, diplomatic exchanges between the countries are now tense. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “has lost legitimacy” and was “not indispensable.” Some believe this change in tone could indicate a policy shift. Joshua Landis, author of the blog <a href="http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/" target="_blank">“Syria Comment”</a> and director of the <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/ipc/home/left_navigation/center_for_middleeaststudies.html" target="_blank">Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma</a>, joins us to talk about the ongoing unrest in Syria and the possibilities for any U.S. or NATO intervention.</p></p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-13/us-embassy-attacked-syria-government-anti-democracy-crackdown-continues-