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Hillary Clinton’s $300k speech fee could compensate 20 minimum wage workers for one year

Recently, we discovered that Hillary Clinton asked the University of Nevada-Las Vegas to pay her $300,000 for a speech and 90-minute appearance at the university’s foundation dinner. In an effort to put this sum of money into perspective, we’ve calculated the amount of minimum wage jobs this speech fee would cover for one year.

Hillary Clinton initially asked University of Nevada-Las Vegas for $300k to speak

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According to Clinton’s contract with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and other documents concerning the speech obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Hillary had the gall to initially ask the school for $300,000 in exchange for the speech.

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod says Rick Perry indictment ‘seems pretty sketchy’

Rick Perry

This indictment of Republican Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t smell right, says … WHO?

Sen. Mary Landrieu spent $3,200 in taxpayer money on campaign charter flight

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu

This Democratic senator is sure having a good time spending taxpayer dollars. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) spent over $3,200 in government money on a private plane that took her to a campaign fundraiser last November, thereby violating federal law, CNN reported Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton fans fist pump, cry at her ‘Hard Choices’ book signing on Martha’s Vineyard

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The New York Times reported Wednesday that Clinton’s event at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven drew hundreds of excited fans — many of them women — some of whom expressed their affection for the former secretary of State in outlandish ways.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers ‘awesome’ line to crowd at Iowa State Fair

Gov. Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry just might have his campaign slogan should he decide to run for president in 2016. According to the Des Moines Register, at the end of a speech to a crowd at the Iowa State Fair Tuesday, Perry exclaimed, ”You’re welcome. I’m awesome!”

Hillary Clinton looks forward to ‘hugging it out’ with President Obama at Martha’s Vineyard party

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

President Obama and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet at a Martha’s Vineyard soiree Wednesday, which will present the two Democrats with the perfect opportunity to kiss and make up after Clinton criticized Obama’s foreign policy strategy in a recent interview with The Atlantic.

Hillary Clinton is only spending $100K on Hamptons vacation home rental

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Hillary and Bill Clinton are substantially downsizing their Hamptons vacation this year by renting a home for a mere $100,000 during the last three weeks of August, reports The Daily Mail.

John Boehner launches webpage to spotlight House jobs bills that are stuck in Harry Reid’s Senate

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The speaker of the House recently launched the webpage Speaker.gov/JOBS, which spotlights the dozens of jobs bills that have passed the House but are currently stuck in Harry Reid’s stalled Senate.

Rand Paul says Hillary Clinton not ‘fit to lead the country,’ jokes about her ‘dead broke’ comments

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) doesn’t think Hillary Clinton is ”fit to lead the country,” according to comments he made during a speech in his home state Friday.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam writes angry letter to President Obama demanding information about immigrants relocated to his state

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Haslam wrote a letter to Obama dated July 25 expressing his outrage that the Department of Health and Human Services relocated 760 young immigrants with individuals in Tennessee without informing the governor’s administration.

Hillary Clinton: Darth Vader ‘looks pretty good’ when compared to Congress

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Hillary Clinton in an interview on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” Sunday addressed the recent poll that shows Darth Vader polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates, including Clinton herself.

President Obama continues to fundraise, mingle with celebrities despite world turmoil

Barack Obama

During his speech at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee Wednesday that took place at the home of  ”Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, President Obama got friendly with “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington and singer Janelle Monae.

President Obama waxes hypocritical by advising kids to use kindness and embrace teamwork

President Barack Obama thinks before answering a question about his father during an event at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, to announce additional commitments for "My Brother’s Keeper," Obama's initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color,  Monday, July 21, 2014. The commitments include an effort by the NBA to recruit 25,000 new mentors and work with at-risk students to increase attendance and performance.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Obama delivered a speech at an event for his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in Washington, D.C., Monday in which he advised his young audience on the importance of kindness and teamwork despite the fact that he himself has neither adopted kindness nor encouraged teamwork as he clashes with congressional Republicans in Washington.

Obama says Biden would make a ‘superb president’ in New Yorker interview

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In a piece entitled “The Biden Agenda” for next week’s addition of The New Yorker, writer Evan Osnos quotes President Obama as predicting that Vice President Joe Biden would make a “superb president.”

If you’re not ‘dead broke,’ you can show your support for Hillary Clinton by purchasing this gear

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Hillary Clinton might not be ready for 2016, but now she can dress like she is! The website “Ready for Hillary” is selling t-shirts, baseball caps, buttons and totes that Hillary fans — and Hillary herself — can purchase to “gear” up for the former secretary of State’s probable presidential run.

GOP committees express confidence in Republicans ahead of midterm elections amid Obama’s dismal mistakes

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The five GOP committees — the RNC, NRCC, NRSC, RGA and RSLC — hosted a joint press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss their confidence in the Republican position 100 days ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

Maryland governor channels Semisonic when trying to ward off immigrants

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

According to CNN, O’Malley privately begged White House Director of Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz not to send any of the young immigrants that have flooded the country to his state after publicly criticizing the Obama administration’s plan to send these kids back to Central America.

Harry Reid: Judge Judy would throw out Boehner’s ‘sham’ lawsuit against Obama

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peaking to the Senate floor Monday, Reid said that Judge Judy — whose show airs at 4pm Monday thru Friday in Washington, D.C. — would “throw out” John Boehner’s planned lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Obama for his executive actions, reports The Hill.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry does not support Obama’s $3.7B emergency spending package to help border crisis

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Texas Governor Rick Perry joined host Brit Hume on “Fox News Sunday” to explain his dissatisfaction with President Obama’s call for $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to help deal with the crisis at our Southern border.