President Obama's former ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, will be joining the Netflix board of directors. Appointed in 2009, Rice became a household political name following an attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Immediately after the attack on September 11, 2012, Rice went on as many as five Sunday talk shows to push the Obama administration's talking point that a Youtube video mocking Muhammad was responsible for the attack, not Al-Qaeda militants. Recently, a bombshell report in Bloomberg revealed that while serving as President Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice "unmasked" members of the Trump transition team who were incidentally wiretapped while speaking with foreign nationals. Despite all that swirling controversy, Netflix decided to name Susan Rice to their board of directors. “We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” said Netflix … [Read more...] about Netflix Names Former Obama Ambassador Susan Rice To Board Of Directors
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Norwalk, Iowa (CNN)If love is going to blossom between Hillary Clinton and Iowa Democrats, it's going to take a while. For now, both sides seem happy to start with cautious respect. There's so much baggage after Clinton's stinging caucus loss seven years ago that her debut trip to the first-in-the-nation state as the prohibitive 2016 front runner was always going to be a delicate one. But Clinton wrapped up the first swing of her new White House campaign Tuesday night after building bridges with key party members and state lawmakers. As she prepared to return home to New York -- flying commercial instead of riding in her "Scooby" van -- senior Democrats signaled approval at her low key, humble approach. READ: Hillary Clinton's no-frills campaign Read More "I think she is on the right track, she is starting out slow and easy," said Jerry Tormey, co-chair of the Urbandale, Iowa, Democratic Party. "She is meeting people one-on-one in small groups. I think that needs to happen to … [Read more...] about Will Iowa love Hillary Clinton?
Monticello, Iowa (CNN)There is no fizzle and no fanfare. But that's the point as Hillary Clinton, the most famous woman in the world, unveils her latest makeover here in the state where her previous White House dream died. There's no pumping rock anthem or cheering supporters waving "Hillary" banners. Vows to take back America or remake the world along with warnings that 2016 will be the most important election in a generation are noticeably absent. Instead, Clinton is taking her first official steps on what she hopes is the road to the White House surrounded by starter motors and tools in a tiny auto repair shop and a low slung community college building in far eastern Iowa. INTERACTIVE: Hillary Clinton tries again Read More "I'm running for president because I think that Americans and their families need a champion, and I want to be this champion," Clinton said Tuesday as she sat around a table with seven students and educators. "I want to stand up and fight for people so … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton’s no-frills campaign
Story highlights Republican candidates see it as a no-brainer to slam Obama over Iran, ISIS and Russia GOP candidates believe voters are insecure and want a clearer vision than Obama's nuanced version of the world They must overcome Hillary Clinton's credentials as a former secretary of state, senator and first lady Washington (CNN)Republicans are reaching for a trusted trump card in their quest to take back the White House -- blasting Democrats as feckless on foreign policy. But the GOP's strategy carries significant risks, not least because its candidates, though bristling with hawkish rhetoric, are notably short of hands-on foreign policy experience. Still, the party's presidential candidates see it as a no-brainer to slam the Obama era as a time when America has snubbed its friends to talk to foes such as Iran, staged Middle East retreats that spawned ISIS and other unsavory foes and emboldened adversaries such as Russia's Vladimir Putin by ignoring red lines. It's an … [Read more...] about GOP field heavy on hawks, light on experience
(CNN)Rep. Elijah Cummings has a lot of questions and not just about President Donald Trump. After nearly a decade in the minority on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Cummings finds himself expected to be with a gavel at a time when there are mounting questions about the President of the United States, his Cabinet, associates and business interests. "(Republicans) had basically acted as defense counsel for President Trump and so now we, because of our frustration and being in the minority, and making a lot of requests, we have a whole lot of things, and the question now is how do we prioritize them?" Cummings said. But, the incoming chairman, a long-time resident and public servant of Baltimore, says if the public expects his committee to be razor-focused on Trump, they may be disappointed. For Democrats hungry for made-for-TV hearings or hastily-delivered subpoenas, it's a target rich environment and Cummings has perhaps broader jurisdiction than any other chairmen … [Read more...] about Elijah Cummings, key House Democrat, previews what oversight looks like