Hillary Clinton broke her silence on the controversial use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State on Tuesday.
The likely Democratic presidential contender came under scrutiny last week after it was publicly reported that she had used a private server and email domain during her tenure at the State Department. In response to the controversy continuing into its second week on Tuesday, Clinton held a brief press conference after speaking at the United Nation's Women's Empowerment Principles event in New York.
"There are four things I want the public to know," Clinton said after both thanking the UN for focusing on gender inequality and commenting on a Republican letter to Iran. more >>
Monday was the 59th session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women will commence—and to kick it off Hillary Clinton will speak on the release of the "No Ceilings" report on the status of women and girls.
As we all know, Hillary Clinton has been an avid champion of women's equality—but yet recent reports really discredit her record. It has been reported that during Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State, she accepted foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. Some of these donations came from nations such as Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman that have serious human rights abuses against women. If in fact Clinton claims to champion women, she should champion women everywhere and condemn these human rights abuses rather than accept donations.
All the more infuriating are Clinton's tired talking points on the gender gap and pay disparity. In a recent study conducted by the Washington Free Beacon, it was found that Hillary Clinton paid her female senate staffers significantly less than male staffers. This has been a big effort for Clinton, and she has said gender pay disparity is a result of gender discrimination. Yet, gender discrimination exists in many of the countries that Clinton accepted donations from—oh the hypocrisy. Women deserve better than phony rhetoric. more >>
Municipal Judge Ronald J. Brockmeyer in Ferguson, Missouri, resigned Monday after the state's Supreme Court announced that it would take the "extraordinary action" of reassigning all cases to the circuit court following the Department of Justice's report last week that cited the judge's abusive practices. As of Monday, all municipal cases have been assigned to a state appeals court judge.
The DOJ's report revealed last week that Ferguson officials were using the police department and court system to generate revenue.
"Brockmeyer was among the officials who received particular scrutiny for practices like fixing traffic tickets for colleagues and himself, punishing defendants who challenged him, and instituting new fees, many of which were 'widely considered abusive and may be unlawful,' the DOJ said in its report, according to The New York Times. more >>
Conservative media personality Glenn Beck declared renowned neurosurgeon and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson's presidential career over and branded him a "lunatic" last week for calling homosexuality "absolutely" a choice because of prison sex.
Carson told CNN last Wednesday that he believed homosexuality is "absolutely" a choice citing as an example that "a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they're gay…So, did something happen while they were in there?"
Reacting to Carson's comments, on his radio show Friday, Beck called them "ridiculous". more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to go along with the Obama administration's effort to force the University of Notre Dame to pay for birth control methods in violation of Catholic doctrine.
In February 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled, in University of Notre Dame v. Burwell, that the Catholic university must abide by the birth control mandate. The Supreme Court vacated that decision Monday and ordered the Seventh Circuit to reconsider its decision "in light of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc."
Before the Supreme Court's order, Notre Dame was the only religious nonprofit in the country without an exemption from the birth control mandate due to the Seventh Circuit's ruling. more >>
U.S. Senator from Kentucky and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said he is "offended" by defining gay relationships with the term "marriage."
The self-described "libertarian conservative" talked with Fox News' Bret Baier in a Sunday interview about the debate over marriage definition in America.