WBEZ | Hillary Clinton http://www.wbez.org/tags/hillary-clinton Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 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-