The Clinton campaign thinks there are more points to score against Barack Obama with the resignation of top policy adviser Samantha Power earlier today.
In an (ongoing) Clinton campaign conference call, Jamie Rubin, the assistant secretary of state for public affairs and then chief spokesman for the State Department under Bill Clinton, described Power Read More
On a conference call that just ended, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe sought to raise questions about Hillary Clinton’s unreleased tax returns, but instead ended up fielding questions about controversies involving advisers to his own campaign.
“This point about vetting and electablility does raise some questions about Senator Clinton,” said Plouffe, responding to the Clinton Read More
Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski seems to think that departed Obama foreign policy adviser Samantha Power got a raw deal.
In response to a request for reaction to her resignation earlier today, the office of Brzezinski—another of Obama’s foreign policy advisers—relayed the following statement: "I think an expression of regret for using an Read More
In the wake of Samantha Power’s resignation from the Obama campaign today for calling Hillary Clinton a “monster,” it’s worth noting that, in an appearance on Charlie Rose on October 16, 2007, Power addressed what she said was the “unfair” but irrefutable fact that a lot of people harbored “bitterness” towards the former Read More
The Clinton campaign gathered Congress members Nita Lowey, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Gregory Meeks on a conference call this morning to demand that Barack Obama sever his campaign’s ties to senior adviser and Pulitzer-prize-winning academic Samantha Power after she called Hillary Clinton a “monster” in an interview with a Scottish newspaper.
Congresswoman Lowey Read More
Samantha Power has a new book out this week: Chasing the Flame is a posthumous valentine to Sergio Vieira de Mello, the charismatic United Nations envoy who was killed four and a half years ago by the massive truck bomb that destroyed the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad. A handsome Brazilian who worked for the U.N. Read More
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama weren’t in New York today, but their supporters were.
A rally for Obama at Columbus Circle this afternoon was billed as a show of strength among women, but the theme, judging from at least one speaker, was a changing of the guard in New York politics.
“County leaders Read More
Problem From Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide , by Samantha Power.
Basic Books, 610 pages, $30.
“The lesson of Auschwitz,” according to a legendary Holocaust
intellectual speaking at a Los Angeles temple in the early 1990′s, “is that you
can get away with it.” A stunning remark.
Alas, when I checked Read More